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 on: December 18, 2018, 06:32:05 AM 
Started by antman - Last post by MERCMAN
Wow, your head must be spinning. (unlike your motor)

If I was there, I'd be removing the flywheel to check the key hasn't been sheared. Perhaps someone has removed the key just for a joke? I've honestly discovered that before! That will throw the timing out the window.
Then I'd check the condition of the underside of the flywheel and make sure nothing is loose or broken.

By the way, has the motor been coughing or sneezing at all? Is fuel spitting out of a carbie perhaps?

Keep us posted, this won't be too hard (said the actress to the bishop)

AA are you there? I'm coughing and sneezing at the moment with a summer cold. Do you think I may have a loose/broken or damaged Reed or perhaps a timing problem?


 on: December 15, 2018, 12:34:01 PM 
Started by antman - Last post by antman
Hi im Ant
thanks for your exellent forum
ive been googling nd tinkering for 6 months on my problem
I aquired a 14.5 fibreglass runabiut with a 650 ss engine
the engine started ,but hadnt been used for 18 months and little use before that 
on its first run on the bay it  only reved to estimated 2500 rpm (tacho not working ) and could not get the hull planning
off to mechanic ,, was told dizzy not advancing .. get new dizzy
back in the shead  , after amber thinking liquid ....grease nipples
test on bay ..... yep fixed plaining ..going hard and fast !  Grin
10 min later it dies  Angry restarts .then dies  row home
weeks of tinkering i book in to another mechanic
i was told ..the timming is way out    need a new dizzy
took it home and pulled bits off to investigate
= the rotor is at lead 1
=the pully arrow on the top ofthe dizzy assembley is alligned with the rotor
=the arrow mates up perfectly with the 2 dots on the fly wheel
=teh number 1 piston is at the BOTTOM of the stroke ( number 2 piston is at tdc)
what he ? whats happened here ?
so i move all the leads around ..hence engine timming is 180 deg out
and the thing starts 
took to water ..idled out then stopped
returned to garage and checked it out again
now everything is  reversed again back 180 deg ! i put leads back  .but now wont start ... timming is good leads right got spark gotfuel Huh
1  how can this happen
i after 1 month of thinking and wraking peoples heads and googling have deduted thet the flywheel must be moving
but then i think the timming marks would move
but if the pulley thet drives the dizzy is fixed to the flywheel then  the timming marks would be correct .
but if the pulley is on the crankshaft ... it would have to move and be out
i so confused ..its been 9 months of crash coarse 2 stroke outboard learning

 on: December 14, 2018, 08:06:57 PM 
Started by Chair - Last post by andrewallan
Wow. Flinders Island - thatís a big change. Iíd just love to do something like that, but I suspect Iíd need to be single!


 on: November 27, 2018, 03:39:22 PM 
Started by Chair - Last post by MERCMAN
G'day Dave and Neil,
I've been off the radar for quite sometime. Had a great holiday in NY in October, even visited Washington DC for the day! What a lovely place that is.

As for your G3, wow finally... she is with you, I bet you can't wait to rig her.  Do you have suitable boating areas for that hull down at the Island?


 on: October 23, 2018, 05:32:56 PM 
Started by Chair - Last post by senojn
Nice to say hello . A lovely move and good luck with your permanacy .
Keep us informed and send pictures of your crays . Have you stopped flying ?

Signing off as Lowchair , above a Stool though .

Kind regards

 on: October 20, 2018, 01:36:31 PM 
Started by Chair - Last post by Chair
Hello all, It's been a long time since I've been active, but I have the bug (again) I have been looking for a G3 for ages having missed out on the only Victorian specimen that strangely vanished from its home in Newcomb Geelong some years ago. A board member found this on Gumtree in Perth WA and I purchased it for $500. It was stored over there for a few years but I had it transported early this year to Melbourne. It is in surprisingly good condition (solid) and the fittings are included. The motor came off my Stylecraft that I sold some years ago and I wacked it on to transport the lot to its new home on Flinders Island. It is now in Bridport Tasmania after travelling across on the Spirit and then it will catch another ferry to Flinders Island. I am relocating full time to Flinders Island where I will give the rig a total rebuild. I hope to inform you all of its progress

 on: October 20, 2018, 01:16:17 PM 
Started by Chair - Last post by Chair
More research, I found this in some raw 16mm footage of the 1956 Olympic rowing that was at Lake Wendouree. I scanned every frame and saw many red Johnson outboards but this one caught my eye. Its not red but appears the same colour as the varnished hull. It looks very similar to my gold Johnson

 on: October 14, 2018, 07:06:25 AM 
Started by AaronJ - Last post by Old racer
Thanks, Iíve just seen your reply, Cheers.

 on: October 14, 2018, 07:03:38 AM 
Started by AaronJ - Last post by Old racer
Hey Aaron, did you get my email?
                                 Old Racer.

 on: September 07, 2018, 03:05:59 PM 
Started by AaronJ - Last post by AaronJ
Hi gang,

Just found a few new GLM carby and fuel pump rebuild kits that I thought I'd see if anyone here wanted.  I no longer have Mercs, so no point keeping them ;-)

I brought them from the US a few years back for a late 1960's Merc inline 6, but will fit heaps of 60/70's Mercs.

All are new and unopened kits.

Prefer to sell as a lot

- 3x Diaphragm (Merc 1395-4808-1 or GLM 40401 or Sierra 18-703).
- 2x Check Valve Kits (Merc 21-30430A1 or GLM40180).

Not sure what they are worth here in Aus, but just checked and about $30/$40 respectively landed off eBay from the US.

$75 the lot.


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