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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 20 Oct 2020 03:00 #108182

Greg, what's the 3M sealent for on the lower unit?
Mid 50's to early 60's classic Mercury outboard restorations
1958 Hawk II, 1959 Mark 78A Super Marathon Six

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 20 Oct 2020 01:29 #108181

Talked to Peter at nymarine.ca this afternoon on my way up to KC . . . paint and decals on the way!!!!!!

The 3M sealant for the lower unit showed up while I was down south Saturday - so now I have everything I need to put that back together . . . . getting excited . . . . :)

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 13 Oct 2020 00:15 #108036

I believe Mean Green is a degreaser not a solvent. I've used a combo of MG and bleach on just about every part of all my boats, canoes to trawlers. Good stuff.
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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 12 Oct 2020 15:53 #108028

gerg wrote:

WetWillie wrote: Speaking of water based solvents. By any chance are you using Mean Green?
If not, and fwiw, I've been very impressed with MG.


Actually I am using something that was suggested (many years ago) from the Dollar Store called LA's Totally Awesome!

Works better than I expected. The el cheapO parts washer I bought from HF cannot handle solvents - may upgrade the pump later in time.


I use the same stuff, won't get me to change, that stuff works great!

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Mid 50's to early 60's classic Mercury outboard restorations
1958 Hawk II, 1959 Mark 78A Super Marathon Six

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 12 Oct 2020 13:50 #108027

WetWillie wrote: Speaking of water based solvents. By any chance are you using Mean Green?
If not, and fwiw, I've been very impressed with MG.


Actually I am using something that was suggested (many years ago) from the Dollar Store called LA's Totally Awesome!

Works better than I expected. The el cheapO parts washer I bought from HF cannot handle solvents - may upgrade the pump later in time.

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 11 Oct 2020 23:10 #108012

Speaking of water based solvents. By any chance are you using Mean Green?
If not, and fwiw, I've been very impressed with MG.
"friends to the end."- Russ Cleaton
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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 11 Oct 2020 14:19 #107992

Moved the parts washer back into the shop today and was surprised to find it still had about 1/2 the water based solvent in it. Thing has been under the carport since we cleared the pad for the pole barn.

Dropped the aft lower engine cover in and it went right to work cleaning off all that old gas oil blend that has been collecting :)

Cleaning will take some time but it is off to a good start . . .
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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 10 Oct 2020 00:39 #107979

Just spent abut 45 minutes on the phone with Peter talking paint and outboards. What a cool guy!

Going urethane enamel - and he's going to do a set of electric start decals and include the Evinrude decals as well - since they would have been cast emblems (as I learned at Arrowhead last month) . . . . :)
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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 09 Oct 2020 21:43 #107974

Thanks John - I thought so - I believe I know what happened to the impeller . . . I had rotated the prop back and forth in gear . . . no doubt I caused this. ;)

I managed to get the shift rod bushing out using a Corvair oil pump primer rod and a little heat :)

Parts on the way.

Missed a call back from Peter at nymarine.ca . . . . calling him back in a few hours . . .

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 09 Oct 2020 00:24 #107967

All lobes should be in the same direction. There is an inexpensive tool for removing the shift shaft O ring. Don't forget to clean out the lower unit drain hole.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD
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