Zipology

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Re: Zipology

Postby cusoak » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:55 am

So the Merc you have what year is it and hp.
What have you had to do to make it run. Or was it arunner when you got it.
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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:26 am

Jeff,

The motor in the test float pics is a Mark 55 that needs work currently does not run. The power plant going on the boat is a Mark 58s 45 hp I should have it setup soon " Stay Tuned"

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:54 pm

Here you go complete I have pics in Launch Ramp also.

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Re: Zipology

Postby JMB66 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:01 pm

Wow Travis what an incredible build!

I'm incredibly impressed by all the builds in this forum and anxiously awaiting the start of mine. I hope you don't mind if I "steal" a few ideas from your build....I promise not to duplicate exactly anything that is solely your creation/design. Hats off to you!

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:08 am

JMB that's fine with me. if you ever have any questions or need to brainstorm send me a pm or email I'm always around and so is the board. Also Ted did an interview with an action shot he has it listed in the new member section listed as New Video.

Thanks

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Re: Zipology

Postby mrintense » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:22 pm

Well done Travis. I also saw the videos. You have every right to be proud of this build. She's a beaut. Congratulations.
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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:48 am

It's been awhile having way to much fun with this project. Attached a few pics of the finished product. Been in the water now past 2 seasons.

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Re: Zipology

Postby DrBryanJ » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:00 am

Travis,

Two season use and she still looks great. A true testament to your skills. Glad you've been having fun. All my fun lately has been sanding... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Zipology

Postby cusoak » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:34 am

Your boat looks great. How the motor running, I see you have the cover off. Still tuning or does it run better with that off.
What did you do with the white Merc you have.
Any idea of your top end speed.
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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:10 am

Jeff,

I just had cowl off for the picture at that time. Motor runs beautifully , top speed is 33-34. After buying and restoring that Mark 58 l'm hooked now on the 50's 4 cylinder Mercury Mark series motors. I now have a great team around me and in the last few years went from little knowledge of these unique motors to I'm able to 100% tear down and restore 100%. I believe I've talked about this before but once you figure out the process and learn form other knowledgeable sources you tend to understand better. You will always have to keep an careful eye on these classic motors but keep em tuned up each year to enjoy to the max. One thing I've learned with these when you buy used from someone with know knowledge l guarantee there are wrong parts and usually set up wrong to prevent successful running. Many think they know how to work on these but there are few and far between. I'm not a master mechanic by any means but by getting my hands dirty and directions from my mentor I might just turn into a "Classic Merc Monster" :D My next project will be a 100% restoration of a 63' 14-C PowerCat w/twin 64' Merc 650's. It's a fiberglass boat but should be fun. Also on another note I did by Cracker Box plans before I built my Zip never know what lies ahead!

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Re: Zipology

Postby cusoak » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:56 am

So to pick your brain, I am sure that you have replaced a water pump impeller.
My 61 45 400E, it's time for a new one they say.
I have not done this or anything else by my self as I too found a mentor.
So how hard is it to do and will I need any special tools.
Also mine runs great but some times after running hard back to the launching area and then idleing down it will not stay running.
Any Idea can cause that.
Also what did you do with the White Merc.

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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:37 am

Jeff,

To replace impeller follow these steps.

1. Shift motor in foreward gear
2. Remove 4 bolts holding lower unit to body.
3. Pull lower unit down to remove when doing this be careful not to mess with the reverse locking cam
4. Always keep lower unit in up right position
5. Set up on work bench
6. Remove rubber ring and oil seal
7. Remove the water pump cover assembly
8. Remove plate.
9. Remove old impeller

Install new impeller then work your way back to number one.

I have a pic here showing lower unit and all parts. I have the removal tool for the cover works great you can make one if you don't want to buy the tool. That other PVC tool I went to the local hardware and just started going thru plumbing fittings until I came up with what I needed. Works well for me. Remember when installing the new impeller to line up the key. While you have the lower unit off check all water tube seals.


Re install lower unit to the body.
Now for the fun part. All should go back together just fine as long as nothing was messed with. When install keep lower unit straight up an install, when your about 1 inch from body you will see a copper tube this is the water intake you need to aline and make sure it's guided into the corresponding water tube seal on the lower unit slide into place and bolt up. Once complete put motor back in neutral and spin prop. Picture with my finger is pointing to the copper tube.

On your motor sound to me as ignition. You need to remove your Mag and set the breaker points to spec. They are probably closed.

The White Merc your talking about is in the photos it's a 59' Mark 55AE all original I need to go thru it top to bottom do normal maintenance and get it on a boat. I'll pm you my number
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Re: Zipology

Postby travis24 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:42 am

Jeff

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Re: Zipology

Postby Dave Grason » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:59 pm

Wow, everything is looking SO good!

I've been saying for a long time that we should really see how many Zip builders we could get together all at the same time. Wouldn't it be great if everyone that has a Zip and is within driving distance, could make it to the next Gathering? This would certainly inspire me to finish my own Zip.

What say everyone?
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.

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Re: Zipology

Postby gdcarpenter » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:35 pm

T'is a long way away, but I might make it back to another Gathering for G 10. Don't know if this could/should be a separate thread?
This is my first, last and only boat build.

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