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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Facebook group for Aussie Classic Boats. on: February 18, 2018, 07:20:02 AM
Sorry Tin Man,
       My mistake, you sure bought a nice motor, bit sorry I passed on it, but I've already got three, and how many xs Mercs does a man need, probably four!
           Good luck with your project, and remember, 'if in doubt, trim it out.'   Nigel.
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Facebook group for Aussie Classic Boats. on: February 16, 2018, 03:29:08 PM
Hi Guy,
    I think the Xs is the one that was for sale in Brisbane on Gumtree, I had a look at it, genuine J block, nicely rebuilt, brand new trim. I hope the new owner goes a bit light on the go peddle, don't think the Javelin was designed for that sort of horsepower, but I'm sure he has it all in hand.
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: November 27, 2017, 04:54:14 PM
Lovely job mate, a credit to you. When are you going to find a Stilletoe?
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: August 19, 2017, 09:09:01 PM
Hi Mike,
     Can't get my Stilletoe pics to load, if you send me your email address, I will send them to you, and perhaps you might have some luck loading them.
                                          Flynn.nigelj@gmail.com.
5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Struck Gold on: May 14, 2014, 08:00:18 AM
Very rare, Avgas not pump -lots of oil, later model inline six stater ( I think ), don't know ratio.
6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Boats Chat, Old Outboards and Runabouts in Australia / Re: Struck Gold on: May 13, 2014, 05:36:06 PM
You lucky dog,
        Please take on Mercman's advice, these hot little engines are very prone to blowing up,
                                Good luck and enjoy that little beauty!
                                                                               Excess.
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Distributor on: October 03, 2013, 10:03:12 AM
Just to clarify matters, I wasnt being factious, I was genuine in my thanks, will post after the repairs are completed.
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Distributor on: September 27, 2013, 08:10:40 AM
Thanks for the interest guys, I've found another 'old racer' who has been good enough to offer to repair them for me, they are off my 1500xs Mercs.
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Distributor on: September 03, 2013, 06:48:08 PM
Hey guys,
        Anyone know somewhere I can get a couple inline Merc distributors repaired.
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Racing Outboards / Re: Mercury 1500XS on: June 13, 2013, 09:44:26 AM
Hey Mercman,
          Thanks for the heads up this morning, I contacted Dean and bought the boat and xs,
                                                                                               Cheers,
                                                                                                      OR.
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Merc 150 Brown Band? on: December 02, 2012, 04:41:57 PM
If the 150 doesn't work out for you, I've got a nice 135V6 to sell, It came on my Dancraft, I've replaced it with a 150 xs inline for racing the 1800cc class,
                                              Anyway , good luck with  whatever you go with,
                                                                                                                 Nigel.
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Racing Outboards / Re: Mercury 1500XS on: October 04, 2012, 08:08:10 AM
Hello All,
       An update on the rebuilding of the XS, block has been bored .030 on all cylinders ( they were out of round),
6 new pistons , good quality 2nd hand gearbox bought and fitted with low water pickup nose cone, drive shaft shortened 4.5" - shaft cut and one half machined with a spigot , the other shortened and bored to accept the spigot   two parts 'v' and welded, mid section fitted with steering bar , jacking plate and solid engine mounts.
 Long tubed Clever machined to suit new gearbox. Trim motor fitted to new mounts so that the engine and trim pump can be removed from the boat without undoing hydraulics, means engine can be swapped easily. Anxiously waiting for the power head to be reassembled.
                                                             Nigel.
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: Bow handle for Crosby. on: March 29, 2012, 11:15:43 AM
 I dont think that amount of pitting is fixable, a visit to a metal polisher would improve it, but it would be impossible to get to it all, also pretty costly.
                                              Old Racer.
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Racing Outboards / Re: Mercury 1500XS on: March 27, 2012, 07:23:27 AM
Thanks Guy,
             I had a bit of a mental blank concerning kav height, Id remembered family class restricted  it to 40mm but had completely forgotten what we used to run in sports mono, mind you I never ran anything as high as 150mm, it was before the days of jacking plates, extra transom holes and blocks of wood were the order of the day!
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Racing Outboards / Re: Mercury 1500XS on: March 26, 2012, 01:41:14 PM
 Hey Mercman,
            So are you saying the deadly air bubble in front of the low water p/ups only forms at say 75mph plus, do you think its safe to run the original foot at 70-75, the reason I ask is that Im reluctant to change the foot and lose the unique low water p/ups on the XS, also what height would you suggest for the kav plate considering my previous comments, Im thinking 50 - 60mm or would you suggest higher?
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