What you see is what you get here- not a beauty contest winner necessarily but a SOLID example of a complete 1937 Johnson Model 210 3.3 horsepower outboard motor- the serial number on this one is 281,485 as noted on the flywheel. This motor has been in LONG term storage and is from far up north where only fresh water usage and long winter naps were the norm. I haven't tried to start the motor up- the gas tank looks decently clean but both it and the fuel lines should be rinsed / purged respectively before expecting good running results.
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The only things that I see missing on the unit is the propeller and prop nut as well as the tiller handle- the mounting barcket is right there and you could improvise any number of things to work, or seek out an original tiller arm. There appears to be a weld repair on the magneto plate- it could stand to be "cleaned up" for a better appearance but it's really not visible unless the motor is laying on the back of the tank on the ground. She turns over with strong and even compresison- more than enough to run the motor. I don't believe that this Johnson magneto was a trouble maker- I don't think that the coil went bad on this one. The most you may be in for is scuffing and dressing / setting the points and maybe a condenser if you dont' get spark right away.
I have not made any effort to gas up and start this motor and am not going to- I'm not a big believer in just throwing gas into something that's been sitting for a couple or more decades and then having the results tell you anything of much meaning. On the other hand if you check over the magneto components and clean the fuel tank / purge lines and also inspect the carburetor then you will know where you are at with the motor and the start and run will be a real test of it.