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Mercury Mark 75 Rebuild 02 Mar 2021 02:49 #110100

Nice job, going on a FC Vag too.

I retired my 78A.
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Mercury Mark 75 Rebuild 02 Mar 2021 02:36 #110099

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Locomotion wrote: Did you do the drop it all in at once method?
That has to be a nerve racking assembly.


I had some of the parts off the motor. It’s really not that bad.

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Mercury Mark 75 Rebuild 02 Mar 2021 02:35 #110097

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Here is a video of the first start:
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Mercury Mark 75 Rebuild 02 Mar 2021 02:33 #110096

Did you do the drop it all in at once method?
That has to be a nerve racking assembly.
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And final assembly:





The finished look:


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Mercury Mark 75 Rebuild 02 Mar 2021 02:29 #110094

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I don’t have a ton of pictures of the engine rebuild, but here is what I’ve got.
I re-plated all salvageable hardware:


Then I rebuilt everything:




Assembly of the powerhead:



Setting the timing:

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Mercury Mark 75 Rebuild 02 Mar 2021 02:27 #110093

Looking great.
Did we do a mechanical rebuild too or was it already good there?
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This is what the decals looked like:


Then It was time for paint:








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Mercury Mark 75 Rebuild 02 Mar 2021 02:16 #110088

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First I totally rebuilt the starter:


Then I stripped all the painted parts:


I had to do to repairs on some dodgy fin repairs that someone did with bond a wire:



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Mercury Mark 75 Rebuild 26 Feb 2021 11:11 #110029

Locomotion wrote: Jpalin, any updates on this build?


Jpalin has been emailing me pictures. He is just about finished and looks great.
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