Antique Evinrude Speeditwin 6039 22.5hp

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Antique Evinrude Speeditwin 6039 22.5hp

Postby Rapier » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:26 pm

Got this recently. Is a 1946 model. These 6039s were made from 1939 through 1951, with 3 different lower units - mine is leftover military stock from the wartime Stormboat motors and is recognisable by the extra fins. It's mostly all there bar a missing original tiller and a broken cowling. As they made so many, parts are readily available. Not for the weak, this motor is big and heavy for such a small capacity.

The carb is straight forward and easy to service. The magneto is simplicity itself, a single set of points and coil producing both sparks. This has a modern condensor.
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Re: Antique Evinrude Speeditwin 6039 22.5hp

Postby Woodwych » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:17 pm

Do you need an original NOS decal? Its dark green though so maybe not correct for your year
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Re: Antique Evinrude Speeditwin 6039 22.5hp

Postby Rapier » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:03 pm

Yes please, it's correct for '46 - the gold version is early models & I'd planned on stripping the remants to clean up the tank. I'll email you..
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Re: Antique Evinrude Speeditwin 6039 22.5hp

Postby Rapier » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:29 pm

Dug into this a bit more today - doesn't look like it's done a lot of work, so no big surprises. Other projects on the go, so I might put it back together and leave it for winter.. and spray it in the spring.
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Re: Antique Evinrude Speeditwin 6039 22.5hp

Postby Rapier » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:48 pm

Box of bits arrived from the US today..intact muffler & exhaust tube, bowden cable for the tiller throttle, some extra exhaust gaskets and mounting hardware. Finally can get on with finishing, firing up and painting this gem. Jelly and water in the carb due to being left outside for too long at home meant another carb strip down. Hard to think what boat it can go on...a Pearly Miss or Saro Terrapin, possiby a Sea Nymph / OMC I guess.
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Re: Antique Evinrude Speeditwin 6039 22.5hp

Postby Rapier » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:29 pm

Bemoaning the fact that my nearest paint factor is nearly an hour away vs 5mins in the south and although they tried, am not happy with the tint on this - anyone know where I can get proper 'Dull Aluminium' paint? Easily available at every cornerstore in the US, but not here.
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Re: Antique Evinrude Speeditwin 6039 22.5hp

Postby Rapier » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:45 pm

My grateful thanks to the local AOMCI member who put me onto the equivalent of Dull Aluminium...a passable version is Simoniz 5 Wheel Paint. I used the Steel version, but Silver is a bit more sparkly.
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