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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 03 Mar 2019 00:33 #93711

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atta boy, never doubted...........looks great.........
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 02 Mar 2019 23:28 #93708

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Thursday I was finally able to seal up my Merc after some time away from the shop. Today I primered and painted the powerhead. Alright!!

I made another paint booth and it worked great. I hooked up a dual blower with a paint filter. And went to town. I also painted my 3.5 seaking today.


Got my midsection back on the motor stand and should be able to get lower unit and powerhead all back into place tomorrow. Alright!!

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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 05 Feb 2019 13:36 #93247

I have a set that I bought but I don’t think I am going to use. PM me if you are interested.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 05 Feb 2019 09:37 #93246

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well after a long period of unexpected wait on parts and working a bunch, I finally was able to get this crankcase cover back on last night, ... So I thought .:grrr: :screammad: :ahhh:

It appears someone before me weekend the threads on the aluminum reed block. I was not able to tighten the bolt to the toque spec before the aluminum threads gave. This bolt locks the reed cage into place.

Now I will have to start all over and pull the pistons back out and see if I can use a helicoil tap set or try to find a used reed cage.

Its all good, this kind of stuff is expected. But you just hope to get lucky and it doesn't happen to you...Lol.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 04 Jan 2019 22:13 #92566

You should be good with that mix, I worry about using only two stroke oil if the motor is going to sit long before the first startup.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 04 Jan 2019 01:02 #92552

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Locomotion wrote: Make sure you use good assembly grease on the cylinder walls, something like Red Line Assembly Lube, red stuff in a small flat jar.
Use OMC bearing grease on all the bearings and very little flange sealer between the cases. The rod bolts and the case bolts need to be torqued carefully.


Thank you Ray.
So.... I have been using 105 assembly grease, is this of a good standard?
Also, I was unaware of "bearing grease" untill now.
I already replaced all the needle bearings. I used a mixture of 105 assembly grease and 2 cycle oil to hold all the bearings in place while reassembling. Any thoughts on my concoction?
I was under the impression that the grease was just used for initial start up until the fuel oil mixture kicked in and Lube everything up as normal.


I did use an inch pound torque wrench, with some red threadlocker on the rod bolts. But I do not have any torque specs for the two halves of the Reed cages, I was just going to use threadlocker....

Thanks for all the help.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 03 Jan 2019 01:38 #92525

Make sure you use good assembly grease on the cylinder walls, something like Red Line Assembly Lube, red stuff in a small flat jar.
Use OMC bearing grease on all the bearings and very little flange sealer between the cases. The rod bolts and the case bolts need to be torqued carefully.

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1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 01 Jan 2019 18:03 #92498

HawkEyes wrote: Thank you Ray, what grit sand paper should I use, 1000?




I don't think that fine will do the job, a light hand with about 320 to start and it may take more course than that, I would wrap the paper around a paint stir stick or something so you are working flat, no need to undercut it but any raised smeared aluminum needs to be took down to no higher than the good material. You don't want the skirts to be polished, they need to be able to hold a little oil. You can dissolve the carbon in the ring grooves with acetone. The rod bolts on these are a little tricky to torque correctly.
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1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 01 Jan 2019 14:58 #92496

where di you have it made?

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 31 Dec 2018 23:01 #92474

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Thank you Ray, what grit sand paper should I use, 1000?

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