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I am going to be looking over the next few months for a replacement motor for my Mako 19. It currently has a 1977 Johnson 140 that is providing a little more trouble than I would like. New is out of the question... I dont have the money for that. So, I have been looking at used engines. I am somewhat limited because I have to have a 20" shafted model.



I am looking for some advice on what I should be looking for in a motor, and I have a few questions.



Would it be cost effective to buy a motor with a blown power head and have it rebuilt?

What about buying a motor that has already been rebuilt or has a new power head?



Just looking for some help as I have never purchased a motor.
 

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IF you do that why not just rebuild your motor? Would be a little cheaper because, you dont have to buy a blown motor... The older johnson's are too bad of motors.. As long as you take care of them, they will run good..
 

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Have thought about this, but a few issues come up. I think it has been rebuilt at least once already. Some of the the design features of this particular vintage make it difficult to keep running well according to the mechanic I had do some work on it late last year. The biggest problem being the non-adjustable carb jets.
 

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Hmm, Not sure about the being rebuilt once before.. That might not mean anything.. Also could'nt you buy a new carb for it? Or 2/3.. I'm guessing that is a 3-carb set-up... If not try looking on Craigslist for a newer model on the cheaper side..
 
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