Some Kind of Frankenmerc

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Some Kind of Frankenmerc

Postby krazy karl » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:48 pm

My wife met a lady a month ago who has a Merc for sale. She said it is a MK 55. She wanted $500 for it. I said no thanks, I don't "need" it. How much would I give for it. I said I would be willing to give her $100. Well, she said this morning she sell me the motor for $100.  I figure parts are worth that. Well I saw some really bad pictures this morning. It has the early, you know the checkered MK55 faceplate. I can't see the recoil enough to tell if it is the turtle top or the square one but it is a darker blue, I think. Hard to see. The lower is cloud white but has shocks on it. I am thinking maybe it is a MK58 with a earlier face plate.  Maybe it is a MK58 lower with a MK55 power head. I guess we will see. She was going to bring it this way until she and her daughter found out how heavy it is and wouldn't fit in their car. I won't be able to get it for a couple of weeks, but I will let you know what I wound up with. And by the way it appears to be an E model so maybe an electric starter for my MK55H dilemma.
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55H, 1958 HydroSwift (looks like a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser with twin MK 55's, 2 KD4's, KF7, Seagull, QD13, Grand Prix Sport C raceboat with 40 HP Tohatsu.  Quincy, Calif
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Re: Some Kind of Frankenmerc

Postby Fingerlakeskid » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:05 am

How the deal works out Karl! Post some pictures when you get it,
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Re: Some Kind of Frankenmerc

Postby mark 55 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:21 am

Good luck with it karl! I hope it turns out to be something you can use!
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Re: Some Kind of Frankenmerc

Postby krazy karl » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:03 pm

I was able to pick this motor up a couple of days ago. As expected is is a bit of a mongrel. The tower and foot is from a Mark 58A. The lower is real smooth, prop is decent but haven't determined what the pitch is yet. The power head is a Thunderbolt. It has been apart but appears to be worked on by someone who has some mechanical ability. The fuel lines are not original but well done with some interesting fittings. The faceplate is the one with the checker board squares. The serial number is 905883 which falls between 1955 and 1956 numbers according to OldMercs.com. It is a black block although rough looking on the outside quite clean on the inside looking through the intake and the transfer ports. The pistons are in great shape, clean and no scoring at all. Funny though the top seal actually fell out on to the work bench. It also was put away with everything being fogged. I will set it aside for a spare.
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Re: Some Kind of Frankenmerc

Postby Fingerlakeskid » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:51 am

Sounds like it's been assembled from spare parts of several motors, but for the price you paid, you got a fair deal!
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