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#11699576 - 07/01/16 11:37 AM Ooops! Higgs Ignition "Box"
2016jao2016 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/04/16
Posts: 9
Loc: Texas
Does anyone know of a video source (Perhaps YOUTUBE -- where I am going to look this morning -- that'll show me how to properly open the operating control box on my mid-70's Higgscraft?
As I wrote before (6-27?), the key is lost, and I just unscrewed the exterior plastic ring but realized that if I push it into the box, it stays inside; it will absolutely not pull out even if I gently use pliers.
There are four Phillips screw in all operator-side corners, and the shifter has an Allen screw, but am I just opening a can of worms?
Finally, if I can't find an ignition switch that'll start an '80s 80hp outboard, is there an alternative switch (Johnson?, or even a car/truck switch?).
Anyway, I've written down the engine model # and will call around.
Thank you! John, 210-307-0336


Edited by 2016jao2016 (07/01/16 11:38 AM)
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#11700635 - 07/01/16 10:37 PM Re: Ooops! Higgs Ignition "Box" [Re: 2016jao2016]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
What kind of motor?
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#11704438 - 07/04/16 07:14 PM Re: YOUR QUESTION [Re: gary purdy]
2016jao2016 Offline
Green Horn

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1975 85hp outboard Evinrude. I imagine it's 2 cycle.
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#11803872 - 08/30/16 12:27 AM Re: YOUR QUESTION [Re: 2016jao2016]
2016jao2016 Offline
Green Horn

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Clarification: It's a 4 cylinder.
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#11803942 - 08/30/16 06:20 AM Re: YOUR QUESTION [Re: 2016jao2016]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
First off the control is of same manufacture as the outboard motor. 1980 2 cycle Johnson outboard motors have to have 2 ign. (M) post and a choke post for center push-in activation.
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