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Title: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: AaronJ on September 04, 2016, 10:00:49 PM
Ok gang,

I have been thinking long and hard here, but the twins are going to go.  My focus is just too spread and I don't think I'm ever going to get to do them the justice they deserve.

I'm going to try putting them up up for "swap" for decent later model inline-6 Merc.

What I'm after... I'd love a late 60s to 70/71 Merc 100, 125 or 135, but would also go any age 115, 140 or 150.  It needs to be in very good condition, even comp and not bashed around. I'd be even happier if it had some history with it (re service history).  Happy to talk shipping, cash balance, etc for the right motor.

As for the twins... pretty much everything about them is on the table here: http://board.net.au/yabbse/index.php?topic=1507.0

Both crank really nicely, but neither start (no spark).  One has a busted centre bush on the distributor, which you can get off Ebay for $9 plus postage: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/390971421633?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I'm not sure about why the other has no spark.

They'll come with all the info about the motors and boat, that I have collected in a Word Doc and a CD of the original 1963 ABC documentary of them powering Akroonah down the Murray.

Any Q's, ask away or message me.

AJ


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: senojn on September 06, 2016, 06:15:40 PM
G'day Aaron
I'm having a beer so have become nostalgic ;)
I started my career in 1961 , favourite music  ,finned v8's and I have SX2 built in !961.
I am hoping to sea trial SX2 on Friday . Please note AA  ;D
My twin Johnsons are running nicely in the tank but yet to be run under power .
To me they would be a wonderful acquisition to complete a package but two things come to mind .
Short/Long shaft and cost/value ?
If you want to discuss further you can pm me .

Thanks (hic)

Neil


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: AaronJ on September 07, 2016, 03:28:18 PM
Hi Neil,

They are shorties (15").

Cost/value... that's the tricky part and why I am seeing if I can find a swap first.  It takes some pressure of the $ value question.

Cheers,
AJ


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: senojn on September 07, 2016, 06:37:57 PM
Thanks Aaron
The shorties resolve my dream as unsuited  :(

I also perceive I have saved a lot of money .

Due to their history you/we may not want them to go offshore but is it worth a crack at the American market ?
It's fickle with vet cars .

Regardless ,  as you have made the decision to sell  hope you max your deal .

Best wishes

Neil


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: andrewallan on September 08, 2016, 12:22:33 PM
Looking fwd to piccies of SX2, Neil - hope weather is good. Going to be windy, rainy and lousy down here this weekend, which puts a bit of a dampener on a fly fish :(


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: senojn on September 08, 2016, 12:35:34 PM
Unfortunately A I have to delay the  sea trials due difficulty re-attaching both motors after final paint .

Anyway 90% chance of rain and  a low midday tide .

Won't be long  ;)

Neil


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: andrewallan on September 10, 2016, 10:33:31 PM
Excuses, excuses....


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: AaronJ on February 28, 2018, 01:32:48 PM
HI Gang,

I hope you are all keeping well.

All good here, but no boat stuff for a few years now and not looking like anything any time soon.

I wanted to bump this one back up the top, as I still have the twins just sitting there and would like to see them find a new home.

Open to any/all offers.

AJ


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: senojn on February 28, 2018, 06:04:21 PM
Hi AJ
Good to hear from you and trust you are well .
Gee what a pity you have not been able to move them .
They would be the cat's whiskers if they were long shaft to sit on SX 2.
She is now back in the water and Mercman has had a drive .
You may have seen the photos .
Guy migh comment on the situation as to whether there is some way the Mercs can be adapted to SX 2.
The current 81 J's have done little hours and would still bring a good price if they were replaced .
Anyway 'dreaming ' !

Cheers

Neil


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: the tin man on March 03, 2018, 08:07:46 AM
no doubt these belong on a powercat!
I have room for one more project in my yard
Ken's powercat Aj's mercury's
I am happy to foster the bastard love child until a proper parent is found.
I remember this thread and went through it again.
AJ I did laugh and felt your pain when you mentioned the canned outboard sound in the doco.


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: AaronJ on March 13, 2018, 09:40:21 PM
Hey guys.

All good here... just busy with life = family, business, house reno, etc, and I just not even enough time to keep trying to find a home for them.

A shame as would be nice to see them fixed up and on something.

Spot on re a Powercat.  That, or a large timber cruiser (like what they came off), were the top of my list plans at one stage.

I'm not checking in here too often, so maybe if anyone is keen just shoot me an email (aaroncjenkin@gmail.com).

Hope you guys are all great.

AJ


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: bullshot on March 22, 2018, 10:26:01 AM
E-mail sent.


Title: SOLD: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: AaronJ on June 03, 2018, 11:26:30 AM
Motors gone to their new owner.

Thanks all.


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: senojn on June 06, 2018, 10:31:18 AM
Well done Aaron !
Will we see them in action at some time ?

Neil


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: the tin man on June 17, 2018, 08:36:20 AM
The Mercs have not gone far away. They are safe.
I cant say they will be in action very soon, but I would love to get them on a Power Cat
Tom


Title: Re: The Twins: Matching Pair of 1961 Merc FGS 700s
Post by: Old racer on June 17, 2018, 07:41:25 PM
Goodonya Tom, your getting quite a collection.