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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 13 Mar 2019 00:56 #93978

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Thanks everyone for the kind words!
Can't wait to get her back in the H2o

I made a punch list on what needs to get done on my white board. If all goes well I will be done just before April.

I had a helper work on the list today.that boy can polish :grrr:

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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 12 Mar 2019 22:52 #93976

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glad ya found your idle problem, heard ya cussing me in the video..........:tongue:

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 12 Mar 2019 16:01 #93974

very nice job Marc, congrats are in order
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 12 Mar 2019 02:00 #93969

Excellent job on the motor!
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 11 Mar 2019 17:41 #93965

There is indeed a break-in period, you need to read the Mercury manual and be real careful especially regarding heat and oil. At LEAST double the normal oil mixture recommended for the motor originally and if you have not done so already I would put a new impeller in and make double sure it is pumping correctly.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 11 Mar 2019 17:10 #93964

Nice sounding motor! Music to my ears, love it when they start that fast after a rebuild.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 11 Mar 2019 11:06 #93961

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Boatboy wrote: I hope my Mark 58E works out as well as yours. I think I read somewhere that during break in you should add extra oil to the gas and run at least at least a tank of gas . I don't have my manual with me down here in Florida.


Thanks John, I forgot about the "Merc Bible" I will look at it and see what it says

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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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I hope my Mark 58E works out as well as yours. I think I read somewhere that during break in you should add extra oil to the gas and run at least a tank of gas . I don't have my manual with me down here in Florida.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 11 Mar 2019 02:03 #93957

Woo Woo!
I'll bing mine right over.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 11 Mar 2019 01:35 #93956

That’s a great looking motor and sounds nice too. It’s nice to have a like new old motor .
I did my first Merc rebuild last season and I Can imagine what it took to look as that Motor does
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