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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 23 Sep 2021 16:07 #114772

Good luck, I know the feeling 

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. its very interesting how the timing goes backwards for reverse. 
Vintage Mercury Restorations
Lake life is the best life
jump in a boat and go
1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000

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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 23 Sep 2021 14:15 #114768

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I’ve had a few teething issues.
1. That motor has two separate sets of points for 3 cylinders each. I’ve had an issue with one set not working. After checking everything with a multimeter I eventually figured it is a resistor that looked fine from the outside but due to corrosion did not allow current to pass through. I tried to clean the contacts but it seemed to glow too hot so I’ve found one on ebay and am waiting for it to arrive. 
2. I have also had two bad spark plug wires that I have fixed already.
3. One of my three carburetors was overflowing which after taking it apart had a slight misalignment of the inlet needle valve

I’m going to go through the entire  timing and setup again and maybe I will have it running properly this weekend.
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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 23 Sep 2021 00:59 #114760

Jpalin,what’s going on with the Mercury?
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin

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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 13 Sep 2021 19:26 #114558

Jacques, that is one fine looking boat -- congratulations!
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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 13 Sep 2021 15:41 #114553

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Got a few things still to do and some tuning and I should be ready for Arrowhead.





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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 10 Sep 2021 02:24 #114461

Wow, that's a really nice looking front office.
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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 09 Sep 2021 21:01 #114448

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Gorgeous! I have to admit I'm a little partial to that color. :)
"When you do good, nobody will notice. When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."

'54 Vagabond - '55 Mark 55
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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 09 Sep 2021 16:49 #114441

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Alright, I am done with the electrical and panel installation. Running electrical in a nice way and not showing too many wires was a challenge. Next is getting the boat on the trailer and mounting the motor. Exciting!

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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 08 Sep 2021 23:16 #114418

As long as it's a Merc I'm okay with that Jaques!  
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Jaques’ Vagabond I Restoration 08 Sep 2021 14:23 #114400

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It will be close Marc. Hopefully I can get it all setup and working right before Saturday. If not, I can always just bring it to show you guys and ride with one of you. It would be a pity though because someone needs to be faster than you! ;)

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