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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 11 Mar 2019 01:20 #93954

Congratulations Marc. That's a great feeling when it starts on the first try!
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 11 Mar 2019 00:49 #93953

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Sounds great!
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 10 Mar 2019 21:52 #93951

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great news Marc...........i look so forward too doing circles around your Merc with my OMC.......cheers bud, i share your happiness...........nothin more exicting than somethin that went well..........:shades:
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 10 Mar 2019 21:51 #93950

Very cool Marc I'm happy for you looks like a brand new one and sounds great to
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 10 Mar 2019 19:31 #93949

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Here it is! Presto! Not a very good video, sorry. But at least I got her running, that's what counts. I am on cloud 9 right now, I have a safe dependable vintage motor. :woohoo:
I did a compression test after the motor warmed up I was at 125lbs on 3 cylinders and just under 125 on one.
The motor was idling high. I noticed that the Magneto linkage was not pushing the Magneto all the way back I made an adjustment and now she's idling perfect.

I want to give a special shout-out to Joe Poole at Ferguson Marine. Thanks Joe for all your help!!

Does anyone know if there should be a break-in period with new Pistons? if so what should I do?

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Mercury Marc, No trailer Queen here! 1958 Hawk II, 1961 Merc 400 x2, 1955 Mark 25E. 1953 Mark 20

A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 10 Mar 2019 01:55 #93942

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I unsoldered the old wire and soldered a new wire in to fix my choke solenoid. I used a 1 foot piece of 14 gauge tinned copper marine grade wire.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 10 Mar 2019 00:40 #93941

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jabe wrote: but can it pull stumps........:hmm: ............


Not only can it pull stumps....it can do this too....:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

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but can it pull stumps........:hmm: ............

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jabe wrote: if it runs as good as it looks, Ray may be worried......maybe (he is an OMC guy)....i wish the best, ya done good, i know your OCD is like mine.........so i have no doubt all will be fine..........look forward too your next post of hiss and piss of an 'ole merc, cheers bud........


Thanks Neil, hey the coffee trick worked this morning. I stared at the motor, drinking some coffee. changed one thing and bam! got the linkage to work properly, I couldn't believe it.
I am sure Ray doesn't have anything to worry about. :woohoo:
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VinTin wrote: I hope it runs better than it looks!


Dan...Dan....Dan, pure Merc muscle; it has too. :ohno:
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