My brother bought his first engine yesterday, a johnson 2.5 I believe to be from the late 1940s at an aomci meet. It is one of the old two cylinder "green egg" motors, without a neutral clutch. It turns over smoothly and I can easily feel the crankcase compression when turning the propeller by hand (sparkplugs not in) and my brother wants me to bring it to running condition and I intend to do so.
I have been made aware that Fox Grips makes them but does not have a website.
I have done some online research and found these websites.
Flying Scott's Impellers
and (warning, minor popups sometimes) Pat and Jon Koranda
Any advice and has anyone bought from either of these folks before, on another forum someone bought successfully from the latter but that was about a year ago.
I do know to use 16/1 mix with oil meant for water cooled 2 strokes instead of say modern motorcycle/chainsaw oil and do have a local reliable source for it.
How hard are the carburetors on these things to work on. I did not have fun overhauling a 2 jet walboro on a 6 hp tecumeh snowblower engine.