5 Winter Projects

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5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:30 am

We are working on 5 projects this winter:

1961 Merc 700 FGS Short x 2 - complete rebuild from the ground up
1961 Merc 500 - complete rebuild from the ground up
1956 Mark 30 - complete mechanical rebuild and lower unit rebuild and paint only
1959 Mark 55A - it was sunk, complete mechanical rebuild and lower unit repaint

It all starts here.

Using emery cloth, all journals are cleaned. Then I use strips of red Scotch Brite pads for a final clean finish. Washed and ready to build. This is the Mark 55A crank.

This thread will be stories from various components during this very busy winter build season.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:35 am

This is the madness I put upon myself.

Many parts have been cleaned, rebuilt but so much more to do.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby mark 55 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:48 am

Really looking forward to watching these builds Chris!! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:00 am

I spent last winter tearing all my parts motors down. I have all parts organized and it so nice to just go and grab what ya need.

The Merc 500 rods are collected and ready for cleaning.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby Kiekhaefer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:08 am

Cool. Glad you’re posting this. Looking forward to it.
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'60 Merc 400E
'61 Merc 700 FGS
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby mercaholic » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:06 pm

I had a tour of Chris' basement workshop and was really impressed how organized and clean it was.... :arrow:
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby zul8tr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:55 pm

58woody wrote:We are working on 5 projects this winter:

1961 Merc 700 FGS Short x 2 - complete rebuild from the ground up
1961 Merc 500 - complete rebuild from the ground up
1956 Mark 30 - complete mechanical rebuild and lower unit rebuild and paint only
1959 Mark 55A - it was sunk, complete mechanical rebuild and lower unit repaint

It all starts here.

Using emery cloth, all journals are cleaned. Then I use strips of red scotch pad pads for a final clean finish. Washed and ready to build. This is the Mark 55A crank.

This thread will be stories from various components during this very busy winter build season.


Nice work icon_thumbup.gif  What grit grade emery cloth ?
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:28 pm

I have been using 150 grit emery cloth on all my cranks.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby DaytonaJohn » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:30 pm

I use crocus cloth on polished surfaces
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby ctpdsr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 pm

A nice variety of models!

I have so much respect for guys that have the patience to disassemble and rebuild the service towers, suspensions, etc. I stick to everything north of the powerhead gasket.

Looking at the photos, the only minor suggestion I would make is to keep the pistons and original piston pins together as sets. A couple of guys have told me not to mix and match these over the years. The Master Service Manual also mentions that the pins are never sold separately because of "slight variations in sizes and correct "fit" into piston."


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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby mercules » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:45 pm

DaytonaJohn wrote:I use crocus cloth on polished surfaces

This is specified in my 1975 manual, I wonder why?
Let's fix it now - before we launch the boat.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby Yellowjacket » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:23 am

ctpdsr wrote: Looking at the photos, the only minor suggestion I would make is to keep the pistons and original piston pins together as sets. A couple of guys have told me not to mix and match these over the years. The Master Service Manual also mentions that the pins are never sold separately because of "slight variations in sizes and correct "fit" into piston."


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Always!!!

mercules wrote:
DaytonaJohn wrote:I use crocus cloth on polished surfaces

This is specified in my 1975 manual, I wonder why?


Could be because it's best practice..  But the real reason is because it leaves a polished finish.  I've always used it on journals for just that reason...
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:55 am

Other then the one pile of 700 parts, wrist pins are matched to their original pistons.
But in some cases they are not. I carefully check the wrist pins and if they are worn I chuck them.
I have 2 that need to be replaced on the 55A.

Here is my technique for painting the washers on the 700 and other mid shocks.
I use a spare tube for the shocks and a shock bolt and some tape to hold the washers and paint.
They were primed with self etching primer.
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