Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

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Retroman
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Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

Post by Retroman » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:54 pm

Bought this "stuck" motor for the starter and flywheel. Turned out the lower unit was stuck. I cleaned it up a little and fired it up today. Here's my video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVlQad0xLtE

Thanks for watching,
Jim
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RetroMan
Built A Zip/Flying Saucer. I do my boating on South Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
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upspirate

Re: Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

Post by upspirate » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:16 pm

Get it adjusted /cleaned out and another lower unit, you'll have a spare motor! Or one for the next build.....a twin engine Malahini???? :idea: :?: :shock: :wink: :D :D :D

Retroman
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Re: Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

Post by Retroman » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:21 pm

Oh yeah, for sure, Randys got a lower unit for me and it's go time. I may do this one up the right way. My immediate plans are to get this motor presentable and reliable. Then tuck it away for a back up for my Glen-l. Then I must find a wood, or more than likely, an aluminum, 12 to 14 ft row boat, and trim it out with a long deck and a single cockpit for the '56 johnson I ran last season.

If I can get those things done by end of march, I 'll start looking to build or buy a hull for my current mark 55 project. I would like to have at least 2, hopefully 3 of these runabout boats at the ready for next season, for my kids and/or friends to use. That includes all my Glen-l forum friends, if any of you should happen to make it to the NYC area this boating season.
I know everybody thinks they live in the best part of the country, and no doubt we all do. But this is paradise!
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upspirate

Re: Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

Post by upspirate » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:39 pm

Paradise is where you want it to be...just like Jimmy says about Margaritaville!!! 8) 8)

Your videos and pics back up your claims though!!! :wink: :D :D

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Re: Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

Post by Retroman » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:05 pm

"Livin the dream" is a frame of mind. My new saying is, "This must be the place". That Clearwater, Tampa, Spring Hill thing you guys got going on down there is outstanding. Your livin in paradise
RetroMan
Built A Zip/Flying Saucer. I do my boating on South Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
Documenting my build on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/SuperUnknownMC

upspirate

Re: Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

Post by upspirate » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:07 pm

Retroman wrote:"Livin the dream" is a frame of mind. My new saying is, "This must be the place". That Clearwater, Tampa, Spring Hill thing you guys got going on down there is outstanding. Your livin in paradise
Don't tell anyone,it's already getting too crowded!!! :wink: 8) :lol: :lol:

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Re: Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

Post by slug » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:19 am

Not sure guys, but his definition of "paradise" may have to do with the fact he's playing with his toys while the Mrs. is hauling out the garbage! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Doug

Retroman
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Re: Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

Post by Retroman » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:23 am

I didnt think anybody would notice the wife takin out the garbage.
RetroMan
Built A Zip/Flying Saucer. I do my boating on South Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
Documenting my build on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/SuperUnknownMC

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Re: Fired Up My Parts Motor Today/1957 Mercury 40hp

Post by upspirate » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:45 am

Heck, we even noticed the brand of beer!!! :shock: :lol: :lol:

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