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.
Hi Nigel, well i understand how you would consider what four lined up may look like, Um three is very impressive. I have just added a 1975 1500 long shaft to my collection and have them side by side for comparison. Sounds awesome and loud - cant wait to give it a run ...... I shall be consulting you as things progress, if I may. cheers Tom
I don't think that the 1500xs is genuine as the cowl is not fluted....It's definitely not the the one from Brisbane Old Racer because it was MEEEEEE! Apologies everyone I don't post because I have no progress to report, but now that my motor is finished! I am motivated to work on boat. I am glad you liked it Old Racer and that you met up. I told Graeme he would like this site but he said internet too challenging. I see he still has 2.5 liter for sale if anyone wants to go really fast https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/albion/boat-accessories-parts/mercury-2-5-l-high-performance-outboard/1132302670 He is great contact as has been in the industry - also has a powercat with twin 750's(not for sale) I promise I will take care of this beauty I plan to put it on the caribbean - yes I know way too much for little boat -but what could go wrong!
Yes, well all my Knowledge is very Google Eyed so I may be a little confused. From pictures I am not sure if hardware suits you - but I definitely have the same fittings as the post I linked I can send you some photos from Gumtree that I saved - Ad is now gone
Hi Cherry, I am thinking my Caribbean is the Belmont, aka Dorsett Belmont, designed by Raymond Loewy. The Lexington I was referring to was one that previously posted here some years ago http://board.net.au/yabbse/index.php?topic=799.0 It was listed for about 6K - VERY original - that motor is 50 years old and has a factory stamp clearly visible. MERCMAN will be kicking himself one day! I have all the fittings off the boat - if anyone wants castings before I re chrome I am happy to accommodate. cheers Tom
Yes well at the moment I am just establishing what state it is in. It has definitely been to sea. Starter turns it over nicely but I don't have spark, I cleaned up distributor - points were well worn. now I am stuck. Advice is to assess state of water jacket and gear box - maybe just a parts motor. I have a lead on 1968 1000 - as you know they look mighty fine. thanks for the reply