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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 31 Jan 2021 00:09 #109581

All the painted parts have been sandblasted. Doing a little prep work before laying down some paint. I love working with this fairing compound.


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Mercury Restorations

1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000
Lake life is the best life
Jump in a boat and go

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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 24 Jan 2021 04:31 #109487

Oh wow !!! The same author... Great writer. Will do, John.

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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 24 Jan 2021 03:53 #109484

Rob, you might benefit from reading some "non-fiction."



Cheers,

M. Johnrude
1957 FC Rocket -'58 Evinrude Lark 35
1958 FC Hawk 1-'59 Evinrude Lark 35 (and J-55)
1960 Starcraft 12' open boat-'76 Evinrude 25
1965 era McCorvey 3-point hydroplane-'52 Mercury KG-7H

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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 24 Jan 2021 01:09 #109482

Yeah, no way any 2 cylinder can be expected to keep up with those high performance 4 & 6 cylinder jobs. ;-)
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin

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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 23 Jan 2021 22:26 #109479

Rob, Thanks for the kind words and trusting in me.

It's my pleasure to bring this beautiful motor back to life, Certainly deserves it.

Jabe, same to you. Thanks for all the encouragement over the last couple years.

Also Jabe thanks for keeping it simple... Rob and I will always get a chance to stop and have a beer as you bring up the rear. :biggrin:
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1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000
Lake life is the best life
Jump in a boat and go
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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 23 Jan 2021 20:21 #109478

Merky Johnrude wrote: You do mean "the dark side?"

M. Johnrude


Well that's how OMC lover's call it. There's no black anchors in my book eather B)
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Mercury Restorations

1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000
Lake life is the best life
Jump in a boat and go

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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 23 Jan 2021 20:17 #109477

I decided to go to the Dark Side 50% of the time. I love the set up of my Vag and Evinrude and feel it is an excellent example of that combination. When Carey and I bought the Hawk II we decided to try to make it another great combination with a Merc on it. No one better than Marc to give this motor the attention it deserves.
The lower unit is from one of the Mercs I sold to Marc a year or two ago. They came from Damon in Texas to my place in Florida then Louisiana and Arrowhead in Tennessee to Marc.
To complete my de-programming and re-programming I just completed reading "Iron Fist" It makes me appreciate these motors even more.



I'm really looking forward to watching Marc's transformation of the 500.

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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 23 Jan 2021 18:39 #109476

Love your work and thoroughness, have to admit I am still a huge fan of just a couple big pistons putting out compared to a bunch of little ones trying to do the same, looky me go, I am still running around with an inline 6 rather than a v8 in my trucks, just an old school guy that loves the stump pulling power of simplicity, cheers my friend, your work restoring will bring many hrs of pleasure for those on the dark side, lol
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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 23 Jan 2021 16:36 #109475

You do mean "the dark side?"

M. Johnrude
1957 FC Rocket -'58 Evinrude Lark 35
1958 FC Hawk 1-'59 Evinrude Lark 35 (and J-55)
1960 Starcraft 12' open boat-'76 Evinrude 25
1965 era McCorvey 3-point hydroplane-'52 Mercury KG-7H
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BigBadJon transitions to the other side 23 Jan 2021 03:27 #109467

Say it ain't so!
But I've been tempted to commission you to do something.
Your work is awesome!
Mike
1950 Skipper on Holsclaw Boat Roadster trailer
1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
1956 Alumacraft FD
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