5 Winter Projects

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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:22 am

Got the Merc 700 block on. The fun stage continues.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:30 am

The winter line up is coming along...
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:26 am

Lots of progress today on the 700. Fixed the yellow stator wire ends and cleaned, sanded and started painting the rectifer. Coming along.

Note, on the 700 motors (prob others) make sure you assemble your fuel lines on the carbs first before installing the starter.
You need to take 2 crank case screws out and a bearing carrier bolt. I also make sure to torque those 3 screws again.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby Four Sons » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:55 pm

Your projects look outstanding.  Lots of picture views to expand and look at details.  Those motors all look great- probably better than new! Many thanks!
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:08 am

I snap a lot of shots to document as much as possible and have a nice library to reference.

The Mark 55A is now ready for a test run.

The Merc 500 is all set-up as well. Spark advance is done and just needs the lower put on.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby SteveC » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:19 am

Chris, your work really is outstanding!   [drinkingcheers.gif]
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:36 am

2 recoils, one for the 500 and the other the 700.
I always remove the spring and clean it thoroughly.
Finally done all the greasy clean up work.
I like to bend one of the tabs up before adding the nut that holds the recoil in the cowl.
Makes it much easier to bend it up on the nut after.
Make sure to add grease to moving parts, I use white lithium.
I added some steps for painting the Mercury handle insert.
Top handle was rechromed.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby ctpdsr » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:52 pm

Beautiful work!

We always ran the small top cowls on the racers, but kept all the large sheaves for the springs. The 60's motors had dark colored metal springs that never broke. Also drilled a 2nd hole in the top so two tabs of the washer could be inserted. If one broke off, you had a backup...Let me know if you ever need a replacement sheave(large diameter) I have plenty.


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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby zul8tr » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:16 pm

ctpdsr wrote:Beautiful work!

We always ran the small top cowls on the racers, but kept all the large sheaves for the springs. The 60's motors had dark colored metal springs that never broke. Also drilled a 2nd hole in the top so two tabs of the washer could be inserted. If one broke off, you had a backup...Let me know if you ever need a replacement sheave(large diameter) I have plenty.


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Would any of those sheaves fit the Merc 200 , 25ss 1973- 1979 +/- recoil? Post a pic.

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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:09 pm

Made new wires for the Merc 700. NOS cap, points, red and white wire and condensers, cleaned up a really good rotor. New Packard 440 wire, soldered the screw terminals on. Tested each wire with a meter. Set dwell at 90 degrees. New bearings as well. I also dressed the new points using fine sand paper wrapped in a flat thin metal rod.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Wed May 01, 2019 3:42 am

Mark 30 lower all assembled, needs a light sand and then final sand tan paint.
The old lower was cracked and needed replacement, found a new one online.
I was missing one thrust washer as 2 are needed on the prop shaft, had a parts lower and was able to get one.
All gears were replaced with new ones and a good used prop shaft was sourced.
New bearings, seals and o rings as well. This is a almost new lower unit.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Thu May 02, 2019 6:54 pm

Built 2 x 6 cylinder distributors. One thing I do is first dress each side of the points to remove any surface layer and you need to make sure your points sit flat. You may have to bend them a little to adjust for good contact.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Tue May 14, 2019 4:21 am

The 5 winter projects are all ready to be test run.
To be finished...
2 face plates to touch up, 3 face plate knobs to paint.
2 cowls to glue insulation blankets into, 1 decal set to apply.
3 remotes to build, still sooo much to do.

The Mark 30 lower was painted sand tan, matched up ok.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby Four Sons » Wed May 15, 2019 12:41 am

What do you use for insulation?
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 208rooster » Wed May 15, 2019 2:47 am

Chris those all look fantastic ...looks like it's almost pay day [wrench.gif]
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Wed May 15, 2019 2:51 am

Four Sons wrote:What do you use for insulation?


I have good insulations from dented wraps. I use a heat gun on the outside and they peel off nicely.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby Four Sons » Wed May 15, 2019 3:24 am

Ah, I see. Thanks. I was hoping there was some period-accurate solution...
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Wed May 15, 2019 2:08 pm

Made a Merc 700 wire harness from a cobra head that had 1 foot of wires left to use. Spliced a new 5 core wire and battery leads. Covered the wire with a 3 foot heat shrink rubber tube and then a mess. Soldered a NOS key switch and safety switch. Cleaned up the choke switch as well.

It works!
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby Jeff Register » Wed May 15, 2019 7:26 pm

Work of a perfectionist. Totally impressed!! How did you get the ignition resistors so clean if I may?
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 208rooster » Thu May 16, 2019 6:03 am

Chris do you have the product name (brand) for the 5 core wire. Is it marine grade?
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Thu May 16, 2019 3:13 pm

208rooster wrote:Chris do you have the product name (brand) for the 5 core wire. Is it marine grade?


I used 14 - 5C (5 wire core) SOOW 600V 90C CSA wire.
Near perfect match to period Mercury ones.

SOOW stands for: S = Service Cord (600 Volts)
OO = Oil Resistant both inside insulation and outside jacket.
W = CSA designation for weather/water resistance.

TYPE SOOW Cable is for use in heavy-duty industrial applications where flexibility and durability is required.
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby Toby Hall » Thu May 16, 2019 3:51 pm

Chris - what's the grey goop on the new solder joints? Silicone?
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Re: 5 Winter Projects

Postby 58woody » Thu May 16, 2019 4:06 pm

Toby Hall wrote:Chris - what's the grey goop on the new solder joints? Silicone?


Grey enamel paint. I take a small amount, let the paint cure a bit and brush it on. To keep moisture off the contacts. Maybe a grey silicone is something to try.
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