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« on: September 25, 2010, 05:30:55 PM »

To match my 1961 bondwood boat.   would preffer better condition motors but I'm not going to be too fussy. 700, 800, 850 or 1000 would be great. 

There must be one somewhere.

Thanks. Dan.
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 07:35:45 PM »

If I was you I'd advertise in the Weekly Times exposing yourself as a Mildura boy wanting a fresh water Merc of the era you are after. I'm sure they are still out there in somones shed. Also if you find a plethera of them, you could share  Grin.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 02:15:21 PM »

Yep,sounds like a good idea to me.  I know there are some 60's motors around. just have to find them. there was one on a boat called nightmare, I knew where that was until recently.  there is a block and leg i saw the other day. I don't know what year or size but I might check it out. I have yet to see a white merc 6 here. 

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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 03:02:53 PM »

Add placed for next friday.  In the unlikely event I get inundated by merc owners wanting to offload, I'll let you know.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2010, 06:00:56 PM »

Good Dan
It pays to keep the ad going for a couple of editions. Don't forget to include that you will travel.

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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 10:25:43 PM »

I looked for three years for the mercs I got. I managed to get all three in the space of a week. I have boats for all three.
I do have two period 65hp johnsons if you are keen. one is a runner. Dave 0413766501
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 11:35:32 AM »

Thanks dave.   

I didn't get any replys to the add in the paper.  I'll wait a while and try again in a different paper.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 02:20:58 PM »

Still looking.  Thanks guys!
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 04:22:11 PM »

Have you checked out Darrells inventory lately?
http://classicmercuryoutboards.com/current_motor_inventory

The trouble is, he doesn't have any real old short shaft stuff at the moment. Keep revisiting his site as it's always being updated.

Whilst you are there be sure to look at his completed motors Cool Cool

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 08:49:23 AM »

 You might try Paul Lamb at Pacific Marine in Adelaide, he has a collection from which he is selling some engines,
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 05:45:39 PM »

Darrell's engines are about 3 grand not shipped. Not a bad price for a fully rebuilt beautiful motor but still a reasonable  commitment  I'll give paul a try too. 

Any other leads would be great too.
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 06:30:18 PM »

Darrell's engines are about 3 grand not shipped. Not a bad price for a fully rebuilt beautiful motor but still a reasonable  commitment  I'll give paul a try too. 

Any other leads would be great too.
Thanks.

Dan.

"Remanuractured" is the correct term, I believe. They are beautiful works of art in my opinion.

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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 01:59:52 PM »

Yes I agree, they are stunning to look at.

Darrell does an astounding job making them look as new, he must have amazing skill and lots of experience. 
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 07:47:49 AM »

Just throwing this idea out there... but what about a slightly later model inline-6 (say late 60's early 70's, which are much more common) and restore it too look like an early 60's version (paint, decals, trim, etc)?
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 08:13:19 AM »

That's a great idea Aaron,
I've often thought of that too.
I suggest you no higher than 1967. After that year, you don't get that Retro polished metal handle at the front on the top! Cool
However, I feel there isn't too many people who would pick a newer I6 done up as an older one.

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