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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 17 Jan 2021 22:58 #109392

All sealed up and good to go.



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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 16 Jan 2021 22:39 #109379

Today the lovely pistons went back home.

I tried a different method that I have been wanting to try for a little while now. Instead of trying to get all 18 rings in at once. I dropped in one piston at a time. This method is so much less stressful on me and the new rings.
Tomorrow I will set the proper inch pounds of torque on the rods to lock in the crank.






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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 10 Jan 2021 04:39 #109305

I think it was a poor quality seal but it was oem, I have two more seals coming, the shaft looks perfect.
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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 10 Jan 2021 04:19 #109303

Was it on the prop shaft or the drive shaft?
Possibly check for an out of round shaft. Or try a speedy sleeve
Those little sleeves are expensive.
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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 10 Jan 2021 04:08 #109302

It leaked right down.
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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 10 Jan 2021 04:07 #109301

That stinks Ray.
I just started testing, both pressure and vacuum on the lower units. Not much pressure is needed, 6-7 lbs on The 44's.
How long were you trying to hold a vacuum for?
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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 10 Jan 2021 02:13 #109298

Hey Marc,

Do you check your lower units to see if they will hold a vacuum?
I just did a 82 model 35 OMC that holds pressure but not vacuum, dang it.
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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 10 Jan 2021 01:52 #109297

A little more fartin around today. New needle bearings, roller bearings, and seals. Getting close to sending everything back home.
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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 06 Jan 2021 16:29 #109239

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Jeez you don't slow down much! At what point do you quit your day job ??
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1961 Merc 700 FGS Restoration 02 Jan 2021 01:46 #109204

A little work in the shop today.Cleaned up the pistons, connecting rods and resurfaced the read cages.And spent a few hours doing non-glamorous things too.









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