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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 13 Mar 2019 13:22 #93985

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Nice looking Marc, sounds great. I cannot wait for this weather to break so I can get back to working on the motors in my garage.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 13 Mar 2019 11:35 #93984

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The best kind of help you can get, I hope he doesn't talk as much as Dan :hmm:









And has better taste in music than Ray.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 13 Mar 2019 11:11 #93983

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Boatboy wrote: I was under the impression that after break in they called for a 25:1 gas oil mix or 30oz per six gallons of gas. For break in, more oil was called for. Are you sure your manual was referring to the older 4 cylinder models?


Hi John, this is were I was getting my information from, at the beginning of the book. Maybe I was doing the math wrong?

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Mercury Marc, No trailer Queen here! 1958 Hawk II, 1961 Merc 400

A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 13 Mar 2019 02:49 #93982

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I was under the impression that after break in they called for a 25:1 gas oil mix or 30oz per six gallons of gas. For break in, more oil was called for. Are you sure your manual was referring to the older 4 cylinder models?

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 13 Mar 2019 01:22 #93981

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Hey Ray and all. I looked at the Merc manual for break-in. I was surprised to find that the book says to use in a range from 48:1 to 53:1 for a regular tank of gas. And then use 32:1 for a break-in period.. I was under the impression old motors ran 24:1?

Based on what I found I am going to use 24:1. But if you have any more thought on this, it would help me ease my mind. That's the last thing I want is to score a piston because I did not do the proper break-in.. :screammad:

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HawkEyes wrote: 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:



The best kind of help you can get, I hope he doesn't talk as much as Dan :hmm:
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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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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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