I got lost in the dialog, but that doesn't look like a 140 HP Johnrude. Looks like a Merc to me.
I've said before, no one's ever accused me of being concise , but yes, it is a Johnson. I can't find any pictures to prove it right now, but if you saw the width of the 90° V-4 you'd know it wasn't a Merc!
When we were getting the boat and I was asking for an OMC outboard the salesman asked if we wanted Johnson or Evinrude. I turned to Lesley and asked "white or blue?" The salesman said that they also had Johnsons in a charcoal, so we had three color choices. The charcoal engines were 2 models years old, but that brought the price down a bit. I probably would've picked charcoal anyway, but the lower cost made it an easy decision.
Sorry, no '80 - '86 Ford trucks
"Oswald": 1997 F-250HD crew cab short box, 460, E4OD, 4.10 gears
"Pluto": 1971 Bronco, 302, NV3550 5 speed, Atlas 4.3:1 transfer case, 33" tires
"the motorhome": 2015 E-450-based 28' class C motorhome, 6.8L V-10
"the Dodge": 2007 Dodge 2500, 6.7L Cummins
During our road trip, while crossing almost desert places (I mean infinite lands with no water hundred miles around), we were surprised to see a lot of Locals pickups towing boats. So much that my wife began to take pictures of these curious travelers.
«But, why are these guys towing their boat in the desert???»
So much intrigued that I asked the question to a Local who was fueling beside me at a gas station.
He laughed and answered, «we simply find it looks good, man»!
Then explained me that there was some reservoirs around, not near but for Locals it is worth to tow their boats on long distances and go fishing. The general weekend hobby, let’s say.
Jeff / 1984 F350 Crew Cab 4x4/5.8L w351 4V/ T18/ D50 4.10 front/ 8' bed.
Nicknamed «Big Brother 1984», due to its soooo-looong shape & nod to George Orwell's famous novel.
You weren't far from Lake Powell and Lake Mead. I've not been on Mead but have been on Powell four times, three of which we pulled a boat from Oklahoma to Utah to do.
Lake Powell has (had?) as much shoreline as the state of California, and was hundreds of feet deep in the channel south of where you were. It was a wonderful boating lake, with so many beautiful spots you could get to by boat, but not by road.
Recently came across a guy selling a NOS Trailer Special emblem (1980-1981 only) on Ebay for $120. That's pretty steep, but it made me wonder how many I have. Here's the answer and a picture in case somebody someday stumbles across this post in a Google search. I remember struggling to find some for my F150, but now I have enough to put on multiple trucks.
-1 NOS Complete Emblem
-1 Used Complete Emblem
-1 Used Emblem (Missing top layers)
-5 NOS Inserts
-2 Used "Camper Special" emblems (Missing top layers)
1990 Ford F350 4x4 - 460/T19/BW1356/D60/10.25
2003 Ford Ranger Edge - 3.0/M5ODR1/8.8
2002 Ford Ranger XLT - 3.0/5R44E/7.5
1980 Ford F150 4x4 - 400/C6/D44/9" --SOLD--