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1  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Vintage Savage boats on ebay / Re: Javelin good deal in Vic on: January 15, 2018, 09:02:46 AM
Happy NY to you and Kerrie, Neil.
Thanks for your post, it was a good buy by someone. Wasn't me!

I've added the vessel to our Javelin count.

MERCMAN.
2  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / The Vintage Boats and Outboard Motors Gallery / Re: JUST JAVELIN COUNT (Gallery only, one pic per boat. No banter here please) on: January 15, 2018, 08:59:55 AM
130 Victoria
3  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: January 10, 2018, 10:43:13 AM
Happy New Year to all.

Andrew, did you manage to wet the bum of your boat since your last communication with us?
Any pics, we love pics?

MERCMAN.
4  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 21, 2017, 09:58:51 AM
Another happy customer!

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

MERCMAN.

5  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 18, 2017, 06:48:46 AM
As for: ex BF, the poor guy probably had never see a carbie before, let alone work on one.. or two.

As for: DIY Medicine. That's what almost every house wife uses google for, isn't it? As everyone knows, Men don't need doctors!
 
MERCMAN.




6  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: December 15, 2017, 07:40:35 AM
G'day Andrew, That's very sad that your Thrust Washer wasn't included, during the re-installation of your prop.

As for the fuel flow, my guess would be to investigate the integrity of the lines. Mark will no doubt check cholesterol levels and the inside diameter of the arteries feeding the carbies. No bulk billing with Mark either. 

Mark's a good man, I'm very sure he'll persist with the old girl....and your outboard.

MERCMAN.
 
7  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: What is this boat? (pic heavy) on: December 12, 2017, 05:35:26 AM
I'm with you.
Although, I believe you will find it's an Air Box, rather than an Air Filter. It's there to reduce induction noise.

MERCMAN.
8  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: What is this boat? (pic heavy) on: December 08, 2017, 09:01:40 AM
That's great news about the impeller.
Fuel filters were rare on a lot of motors in the good old days. I think they relied on simply cleaning out the bowl from time to time?

A quality "in line" plastic fuel filter will suffice. It can be easily mounted somewhere under the bonnet!

MERCMAN.
9  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: December 08, 2017, 08:55:42 AM
Outstanding results.
Now, what have you used on your trailer? Was a prime or rust converter necessary?

MERCMAN.
10  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Information Wanted / Re: What is this boat? (pic heavy) on: December 01, 2017, 05:50:44 AM
Hi Anthony,
Welcome to The Board. Yes, your boat appears to be the same as Aarons. Perhaps you guys can start a Club? Somewhere in The Board, I posted some pics of yet another one of those boats which I came across in the Southern suburbs of Sydney (no motor) about two years ago. No, it wasn't yours.

Anyway, I have a very good friend who use to race one of those McCullochs on a 12 ft Haines in the mid 1960's. Believe it or not, this friend who I met in 1973 is now 71 years old and still racing boats. He has a collection of over 70 outboards. I'm very confident he can steer you in the right direction when you are in need of parts. Your water pump impeller is the first thing which should be changed, before you launch her.

Let me know if I can assist.

MERCMAN.
   
 
11  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: SwiftCraft on: November 28, 2017, 06:52:03 AM
Hi I sand blasted most of the aluminium covers except the gearbox then primed with Epinamel PR250 then  Colourthane PF330 primer filler ( hi build primer ) top coat is Colourthane C Series. The fiberglass cowling was sanded back then just the PF330 and the C series top coat , these are Wattyl 2 pack industrial products I used them on a 40ft yacht I had, for an outboard a bit of over kill  but I was familiar with using them.  The Engine block I just primed then top coated. If you decide to go this way make sure you read the safety sheets and buy the best mask and filters you can. Wattyl trade centre in Springvale helped a lot to colour match the white & Polycromatic blue.

Cheers Mike G

What a fantastic result. I'm very impressed.
Was there any need to sand between primer filler and top coat, or can you spray one on top of the other soon after the primer filler has cured?
I have read about some products where you can do just that!

I really think the blue colour you have chosen, matches the blue of my 1960 10hp 'rude. It will certainly require a paint job as soon as its back together again.

MERCMAN.


 
12  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: Mercury 950ss on: November 22, 2017, 05:34:16 PM
Extra hp is never an issue, no one will know what's under the bonnet if your fitted that block !

As for your powerhead, that's why I requested to see pics of the alleged damage earlier. Lets' see how bad the damage is first. You can send pics to my email address as well. That may show me a little better detail.

Recently, I repaired a torn fuel pump diaphragm in my own single banger 4hp Yamaha, with Loctite branded superglue. It's still working like a little champ!
The interweb wanted USD$69 for an entire carbie gasket kit. Far out.

MERCMAN.
13  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: Mercury 950ss on: November 21, 2017, 04:05:06 PM
I have an idea. I can get my hands on a 1975 1500 Long shaft. Apparently it is ceased. Although, I'm sure it has TNT.

Currently on ebay in the USA is a overhauled 90hp block and another listing for a 115hp block which either will bolt straight up to the lower half of the 1500. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Outboard-inline-6-1150-115hp-Overhauled-Powerhead-Warranty/162725389526?hash=item25e33064d6:g:QbMAAOSwBjdZ8KKG&vxp=mtr

All we need do is remove the carbies, flywheel and fuel pump and lines, along with the electrics from the 1500 and then add them all to the 1150 block. There may be a way of even grafting your old cowls on to the result. If not, you can easily place new 1967 decals on to the 1974 cowls.

Thoughts?

MERCMAN.
14  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Restoration Projects: Underway, Prospects, also Help and Advice / Re: Mercury 950ss on: November 20, 2017, 05:16:05 PM
Hi Pete,
I'm not sure if I shared this info' with you previously? Your motor is a 1967 model. I recall you are located in Orange NSW. Do you have any pics of the damage?
I suggest you keep an eye on ebay/Gumtree. There is a rather wide range of HP and year model power heads which will bolt up to your current midsection.

Years from 1966 to 1969. Perhaps even 70 & 72, I have to check?
HP from 65 to 125.


Finding a motor in great nick from the West shouldn't be too difficult, I feel. Keep looking and post all the details of what you dig up and I'll try and assist you.

MERCMAN.
 
15  Vintage Australian Outboard Runabouts / Members Boats / Re: AA's Hartley Flareline on: November 20, 2017, 08:24:27 AM
Makes sense - also explains why no revs when carby intake flaps were closed last weekend! Hopefully the new coat hanger wire connection allows a better boating experience tomorrow. Now, where do I find an original version of what was connecting the flaps at each end of the carburettors, coz I'm not sure coat hanger wire is going to last so well.....?

The choke flaps aren't absolutely necessary. It will probably run a whole lot better if they were removed entirely. However, cold starts will be a little tricky on a V4 'rude . Products like CRC's Aerostart will easily sort that issue out.

In the mid 70's I bought a new 351 Ford V8 Panel Van.. That motor was far happier with the choke flaps removed. Cold starts were very acceptable even with out the use of the anaesthetic gas - Either.

Anyway, I'm sure we'll dig up a replacement choke linkage rod for you.

MERCMAN.



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