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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 14 Apr 2019 00:51 #94633

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Well it was a very frustrating morning for me. Got up before daylight to get a full day in. Installed my tiny tack and gathered up some things and away I go down to the launch "public launch 1/2 mile away". Plopped her in and nothing. Cranks over but notta. Now someone else needs the launch, back out I go, right back in, nothing. Go back to my house hook up the garden hose BAM started right up. To make a long story short I did this song and dance about a half a dozen times trying to trouble shoot what the heck is Going on. Won't start in the water starts right up out of the water.
So I made a phone call into Joe Poole and he suggested I try taking off the ground wire to the mag. Well what do you know, starts right up, "In the water, what the heck is going on"!
I Removed the main exterior wire harness to the motor. And pulled started her right up. " good opportunity to try out my new recoil spring I installed last night"

so I believe I have a some kind of short going on, not sure yet. I took the control box off and tested the switch and looks good, so I will continue to trouble shoot.

BUT DONT FORGET I GOT IT RUNNING! :biggrin: so what do I do? 4 hours later I go for a test run of course....
Other than the issue I had this morning I had hell of a time out on the water... :woohoo: Motor ran great And sounded like a freight train!
that's what it's all about, getting out and having fun in the sun :shades: I think I will be ready for AH 2.0.
I forgot to take some natural shots on the water, but I got 2 heading out.

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Mercury Marc, No trailer Queen here! 1958 Hawk II, 1961 Merc 400 x2, 1955 Mark 25E. 1953 Mark 20
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 13 Apr 2019 00:31 #94607

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HawkEyes wrote: I received my final parts in for the Merc this week. So tomorrow will be the maiden voyage. :ohno: :pray:

If all goes well I should burn up a tank of gas in no time.

Will post on my sea trial tomorrow.


dang wish i could have joined ya...........missed my chance of runnin circles around you while ya break er in......thats if i can see for the extra smoke from the double oil ratio.........my ony chance........lol.......best of luck, have fun ...........cheers
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 13 Apr 2019 00:01 #94606

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I'm looking forward to it. I placed my parts order today and plan on getting back to work on my Mercury Mark 58A when the parts arrive.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 12 Apr 2019 15:51 #94588

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I received my final parts in for the Merc this week. So tomorrow will be the maiden voyage. :ohno: :pray:

If all goes well I should burn up a tank of gas in no time.

Will post on my sea trial tomorrow.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 05 Apr 2019 00:48 #94427

True that! I'm headed to Florida for a week of work and plan to fire up the Lark the second I get home to Michigan.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 04 Apr 2019 15:33 #94415

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I wish I had something to post but nope. I get back home from vaca tommrow morning, then I am going to have a "tear off the shrink wrap party!!" :biggrin: let the good times roll :shades:
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 27 Mar 2019 23:27 #94293

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That's where the sticker on my Mark 58 was located also.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 27 Mar 2019 15:36 #94289

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I'll be darn, I never knew..... Thanks Rick for the picture.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 27 Mar 2019 12:25 #94285

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HawkEyes wrote: Rick where did Mercury put the inspection sticker at on the motor?





Usually it's on the exhaust cover, but I've seen a couple on a cylinder bump on the other side too. Not my motor, but like this:

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 27 Mar 2019 10:38 #94284

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RickG wrote: No problem... I only ordered one set of Merc decals for my Mark 55, but Dixie included 4 of the replica inspection ones. At the rate I'm going it'll be years before I get to it. Maybe I should just send the motor to you. ;)


Rick where did Mercury put the inspection sticker at on the motor?

And if you gave me the motor to rebuild I would have a hard time not putting it on my Hawk....Just joking... :tongue:

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