Found Motor

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cusoak
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Found Motor

Post by cusoak »

Hi to all again. I am back to work on my Zip.
Today I went and looked a Glastron 68 that has a 61 Merc. 400.
Has several other things on it I will be able to use.
Single rod sterring cable and sterring wheel.
Comes with wll the shift lever and wiring.
Plug maybe a useable trailer.
For $500.
Now to the question does any know what hp a merc 400 B is. It also says Thunderbolt.
It has 4 cylinders.

Oh buy the way I will not be working on the boat for about 2 mos,as I am 13 days post opp for quaddruple bypass.
But doing Evry well.
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cusoak
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But the way the this is Jeff.
Thanks

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Great looking motor, I think it's about 45 hp. I have a 350 that I hope to restore some day but then I will have to build another boat to put it on :shock:
Best of luck with the op I hope all goes well and don't go lifting that engine on you own as soon as you get out. :D

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The Merc 400 is 44 cubic inches/45 HP. It's a good motor. If it hasn't been thoroughly abused, just replace the seals and rebuild the fuel pump and carbs.

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No it appers to be in real goog shape. It hhas a 2 blade brass prop. te cowling that goes around the engine is all in great shape.
in side around the motor it is not all oily and greasy. Could not see any leaks.
What about the horse power. Is to much for the Zip.

Should there be 2 more braces attached the bottom bttens and then to the transom 1 on sach side of the keel.
To help take care of additional weight and hp.
If this has a useable fuel tank I plan on putting up under the bow.
Are there any of you that have done that and have pics I could see
thanks Jeff

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That should be a great motor, Jeff. Just make sure you build a motor well in the Zip to add some extra reiforcement to the transom.

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Looks pretty clean but it's the inside that matters, wiring harnesses are easy to replace on the old mercs. Fuel pump and water pump are important must do's. for $500 I'd say it's a good find!
It's amazing what one can accomplish when he doesn't know what can't be accomplished.

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Cool motor. Good to hear from you. If you could do a compression check that would add some insurance to the deal.

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Is there some where in the how to build with plywood book that tells u about reinforcing the transom. I was thinking of 2 more pieces like the one installed at the keel and transom.
Should the area where the motor would bolts on need to be thicker.
Or will more bracing in the motor well be the area that will help the most
Jeff

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The back page of the Zip instructions gives a motor well detail. This will give the transom the additional bracing needed. You could add two small knees over the battens..

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As far as knee braces on the transom, I used 3. One to the keel and one each to each stringer farthest from the keel. I enforced the 2 stringers with another piece laminated to the stringer from the transom to the last frame. All these knees were bolted into the keel and stringers and into the transom.

I also put a knee at the top of the transom to the sheer. This maybe overkill, but I have seen wood boats that have separated from the side at the transom top.

Easier to do more than fix later.

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thanks for the good advice.
Jeff

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Re: Found Motor

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Got the doner boat home to day.
Trailer is going to work out for the Zip.
It will need some new bunks and wench stand and paint
Tires ,rims and bearing buddies are all very new.
Got to look up close to the front colwing on the motor
This is a Kiekhaefer 400E Merc.
Also got a sterring gear box and single cable. May have to find a new sterring wheel.
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There are a number of websites that sell old Merc parts. Here is one that I have used in the past: http://laingsoutboards.com/

He has lots of OEM parts!

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Also for paint,decals and medallions http://www.nymarine.ca/ I think the paint VW cashmere and rustoleum recreational white will also work and work out cheeper :D

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