Quote Originally Posted by Gettin' Jiggy View Post
Thanks MD!

Last question everyone, if I take the cylinder out, what is there to stop the lower unit of the motor from swinging forward and knocking the transom?
Part #17 in below link is what stops the motor from going forward on the bottom. No cotter pin on it, it has a nut securing it on either side.

Evinrude Exhaust Housing & Stern & Swivel Bracket Parts for 1995 40hp E40EEOD Outboard Motor