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*** Congrats Dave Wilson **  Most Unusual Mercury Item

Postby Michael » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:13 am

Show us your most unusual Mercury item....no motors


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Entry # 1

Postby 58woody » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:18 pm

Ray's Mercury shop coat.

I would love to know what he worked on at the plant or was this a shop coat that dealers service folks wore.
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Mark 6, 1956 Mark 55 & 55E, 1959 Mark 55A, 1958 Mark 58, 1960 Merc 300, 1961 Merc 500, 1961 Merc 700, 1964 Merc 1000 Bradford, Ontario, Canada

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Postby ctpdsr » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:39 pm

My Dad's first Merc was a KG7. Not sure the exact year. He made two mods - a twist grip throttle and Quincy pipes (see photo below). Must have been a fast ride for a kid on that light Dunphy boat. The original tiller came with this neat screwdriver handle that threaded into the arm. Very nicely made with the same rubber grip as the standard Merc tillers of the day. Glad he managed to save this piece for 70 years or so.

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Postby dave bernard » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:32 pm

OK how is this for a rare unusual tiller handle. as far as I know the only one . 36in long tiller mark 30 25 20 15 KH7
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Postby ctpdsr » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:40 pm

My 1940 K1/Wards Sea King also has what appears to be an OEM tiller extension designed to fit into the stock tube. Extension is 23" plus the 10" stock for a total 33" length. Dad said this was the only way to plane off a small boat. Not the safest setup - Hit full advance on the spark lever and head to the middle seat in the boat!

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Postby outboard-rob » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:34 am

These are the most unusual in my collection, my Mercury floor tile and my two big Mercury tin signs... Kudos to Michael for putting most unusual in the subject line. "rare" is a word that is just way over used in this hobby or any hobby for that matter..........Rob
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Postby S.B.Marsden » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:19 am

My Mercury government sales note pad and matching pen.
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Postby BJuby » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:00 pm

Mercury two cylinder to four cylinder adapter.  These were made in very limited production (about a dozen or so) for distribution to Jerry Waldman, famous boat racer.  It allowed him to put his A and B Quincy Loopers on top of a Mark 55H tower and gearfoot.

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KG4-H KG7-Q(2) KG9-Q 20H, 20H Pop(4) Mk25H 25xs 30H 400H, 55H Mod, 75H, 75AH Mod

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Postby white-merc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:55 pm

This is what I believe is a factory race suit
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Postby buzzerbaits » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:29 am

I've had this small box of matches for many years.  [usa.gif]
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Postby Tom Brockmeyer » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:30 pm

buzzerbaits wrote:I've had this small box of matches for many years.


I wonder if that is a Mercury "automobiles" box of matches..?  In Junior High thru High School, I had a Mercury script car emblem like that on the back of my door above a Mercury hub cap in high school.  Right below the "Merc" snowmobile logo I made from hook-and-loop yarn on burlap that I made in Junior High art class.

That Merc snomobile logo just happened to pop back into my life about six months ago!  My sister had it in a box of mementos.  My mom must have mistakenly mixed up two of her six kids!  Here is the ultra rare, custom made by a teenager in the mid-1970's Mercury "Merc" logo below.  My current Mercury Grand Marquis keys are next to it for scale.
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Postby buff5 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:15 pm

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. Here is my unusual item & the unusual way I acquired it. Many years back before Mike "Mercury" Kolat from Tomahawk passed, he decided to sell all of his huge Outboard collection. He met a guy in Florida where he spent the winter, who had a interest. This guy owned 4 computer factories in Florida & was a avid collector of as lot of things, (To Include Lake X)!!!!. The next spring he flew his Lear Jet into the Rhinelander WI airport & brought along his good friend, ( JON CULVER), to have him appraise what Mike had. Jon had on his personal Mercury Merc Cruiser racing Jacket & Mike asked Jon about it & Jon took it off & GAVE it to Mike, Of course we all know who Jon Culver is & that his father was Carl's first Mercury Distributor & later President of the APBA. John raced a lot when younger in his Speedliner & had only the best of Carl's Mercury Motors. Later on in life he was the "Off Shore Chairman" for the big Offshore racing Boats in Sarasota Florida, where he livid. Now of course Mike & I were best friends & when he passed, he passed this Jacket down to me & it is "One Of a kind"  ENJOY AS I DO, as it is called, being in the right place, at the right time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Four Sons » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:26 am

Well, the coffee cup may not be that unusual, but the watercolor my Mom painted is of our family's boat, the Four Sons... and you can just make out the 1956 Mark 25 on the transom.
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Postby daveh » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:27 pm

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Postby Dave Mckinney » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:28 pm

I was told this adapter came from someone that worked at the Cederburg plant when Mercury made the 6 cylinder to run on 4 cylinder tower.
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Postby vald » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:22 pm

Not a mk 50 crown. Only the size of a aa battery. What outboard did this come on?
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Postby mercules » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:48 am

The Pen holder was from a dealer in FLA., the cards I bought on ebay.
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Let's fix it now - before we launch the boat.
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Postby Dave Wilson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:48 am

Mercury Clamp-tite used to lock your Merc on the boat to prevent theft!  My dad bought this one in 1952 along with his new Hurricane.
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Re: *** VOTE  Most Unusual Mercury Item  VOTE ***

Postby Michael » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:51 am

Congrats Dave Wilson   :arrow:

PM me you size color and address
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