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by Retroman
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: make "Everyday" Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: make "Everyday" Thanksgiving Day

you guys crack me up
by Retroman
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: My 2nd Mercury Mark 55
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

My 2nd Mercury Mark 55

This one is a late '56 or possibly an early 1957 Mark 55. I bought it for the flywheel and starter for my 1955 model. I also has an alternator, rectifier and the choke solenoid. The motor was locked up, it turned out to be a seized lower unit. It seems to have locked up suddenly, and cracked the hou...
by Retroman
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Fuel-Ignition Synchronization
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

Re: Fuel-Ignition Synchronization

ah...the tricks of the trade, very helpful. Thanks a bunch
by Retroman
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mark 55 - Glen-L Zip Transome trim- Flywheel removal
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Mark 55 - Glen-L Zip Transome trim- Flywheel removal

Just playing around with my new toy. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Click on the link.
Thanks,
Jim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDnuXpXojZw
by Retroman
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: make "Everyday" Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 5
Views: 975

make "Everyday" Thanksgiving Day

please bear with the commercial in the beginning. The video is worth watching.
Happy thanksgiving
Jim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXe8PFKsOIc
by Retroman
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mercury outboards and Glen-L - Rattle Can Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 2637

Re: Mercury outboards and Glen-L - Rattle Can Restoration

thanks guys, Randy, i do have negative trim, I did what you said, put a straight edge on the bottom of the boat. I made a video and I will post it soon, it seems to me, the motor may be a little low, as I was using the bottom of the straight edge as a guide, instead of the top of it. Thanks again fe...
by Retroman
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mercury outboards and Glen-L - Rattle Can Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 2637

Mercury outboards and Glen-L - Rattle Can Restoration

Looking good. Thanks to my friend Powdercoat Johnny at Action Polish and powdercoating in Farmingdale, NY. Click on link below to see my video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xm3kXm5Lns

Thanks
Jim
by Retroman
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mark 55 back from the powercoater/Polisher
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: Mark 55 back from the powercoater/Polisher

getting closer to done.
by Retroman
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Home Built Plywood Gentlemans Racer with twin Merc 58's
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Home Built Plywood Gentlemans Racer with twin Merc 58's

I just thought this was about the most awesome boat I've seen in a very longtime. I could be over reacting, let me know. I think I need a new boat.
Jim
Not the pics, click on link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmiEIM_qZdo
by Retroman
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mark 55 back from the powercoater/Polisher
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Mark 55 back from the powercoater/Polisher

The reason I didnt use a factory color is because this is supposed to be a quick/inexpensive clean-up of this motor to make it presentable. Being that I didnt remove the lower cowl, and painted it with a rustoleum rattle can, it had to match the upper cowl which was powderercoated. Blacks an easy co...
by Retroman
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Merc Mark 55 is Coming Along Nicely
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

Merc Mark 55 is Coming Along Nicely

there's alot of mercury fever running round the forum. The upper cowl, faceplate & badge, choke knob and the stainless steel shroud are at the polisher, should be back by weeks end. Scored a nice set of quicksilver controls. i painted up the lower cowl, housing and lower unit. Im looking for a start...
by Retroman
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: ZIP - Plugging Away
Replies: 27
Views: 6322

Re: ZIP - Plugging Away

wow your going all out on your build. looks great.
by Retroman
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Oh yes I did/1955 Mercury Mark 55
Replies: 9
Views: 3068

Oh yes I did/1955 Mercury Mark 55

by Retroman
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L & Johnson Outboards
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Glen-L & Johnson Outboards

Is this where you post, just for the hell of it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiurqQGNe9Q

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