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Mercury Marc 07 Apr 2020 17:08 #103512

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All that fresh white paint looks awful purdy Marc ! White engine bays are a nightmare to keep clean . . . . .

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Mercury Marc 07 Apr 2020 00:10 #103476

I found my 1115 Mercury on the side of the interstate for $300 from a guy who just bought a boat it was riding on and had two flat tires getting home. Some "boat mechanic" re-wired it, but they weren't sure it's condition. When I managed it to my boat a year later the starter solenoid was in engaging, grab the jumper cables hotted the starter, motor fire dried up sounding like a dragster! When I got into the wiring he bought the wrong solenoid, and it only needed one positively to make it engage. Someday I would like to rewire it again as you have, but since it's working I'm leaving it alone for now.

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Mercury Marc 06 Apr 2020 23:33 #103473

Looks gorgeous. Nothing better than putting together something that looks brand new.


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Mercury Marc 06 Apr 2020 23:09 #103472

The power head is all set to get bolted back down.


Time to address the internal wiring. At a first glance this thing looks like it's roached.

But we want to see what's going on under the 60 year electrical goop, I mean tape.

After removing all the tape and spending about an hour cleaning and cleaning, here is what was left!

I spent about an hour manhandling this thing. As you can see, I cut off the corroded ends. I will solder new ends with new wire.
When I was finished cleaning, I needed to see if my work payed off. I got out my tester and tested for continuity from the plug end to the end of the wires, giving each wire a good strong wiggle. Success, no break in continuity!! :woohoo:
Time to open up the control box.

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Mercury Marc, 1958 Hawk II, Merc 400

Mercury Marc 06 Apr 2020 02:02 #103449

The big boy is starting to take shape now.

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Mercury Marc 06 Apr 2020 01:59 #103448

Thanks Sean, the 400 will scoot me along 33-35 mph.
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Mercury Marc, 1958 Hawk II, Merc 400

Mercury Marc 04 Apr 2020 23:56 #103418

Looks as beautiful as in the fall! How fast is she pushing you?
I got to put my 115 Mercury '76 on the water for the first time this year, stood my 16-foot Glastron almost straight up on launch! The boat must be lighter without all of Lisa's gear!

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Mercury Marc 04 Apr 2020 15:01 #103409

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That maniacal yell made the video. :)
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Mercury Marc 04 Apr 2020 02:06 #103399

scoot wrote: You teaser you...


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Scoot, I got tired of looking at the shrink wrap. Had to go...
It sure was Nice to get some wind in the face.
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Mercury Marc 03 Apr 2020 23:14 #103392

You teaser you...


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