Badge color

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Badge color

Postby gfgarland » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:19 pm

Gents, I just picked up a couple of engines for rebuild and restoration, God help me. A complete KF-7 Cruiser ( with the lower cowl! ) and a 1957 Mark 25. Question about the MK 25, it has the oval plastic badge on the faceplate vs the badge with the graphic in blue vs red. Is this correct for the '57 year? I am not sure and need to talk to the experts on this. Thanks boys.
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Re: Badge color

Postby mercules » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:35 pm

I don't know if you can tell if it matches from this image.
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Re: Badge color

Postby SteveC » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:20 pm

Yes, 57 & 58 had the oval plastic emblem vs. the chevron on the 56 motors.  55's had the honeycomb face plate.  I think that the photo posted above, Mercury didn't always have the details correct on their literature.  Perhaps some early production had the chevron?  IDK

EDIT:  I took a look into the white papers on parts list, and the list shows the oval face plate for 1957 model years.  


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Re: Badge color

Postby gfgarland » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:17 am

The one I have has the blue highlights and the serial number says that it is a '57, but the engine was repainted so it is hard for me to tell if this badge is the right one or not. Have not seen too many engines with this color badge in the past, but I am just not sure what year it is correct for. I have a '58 Mark 25 as well, and it has a black oval. My '56 and my "55 MK 25's all have the crest and no oval. First time I have ever seen a blue one on these engines. There used to be a gent reproducing these things but I have lost track of him.
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Re: Badge color

Postby dave bernard » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:15 am

Blue was used on blue motors. I am almost sure. and some later white. correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: Badge color

Postby SteveC » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:53 am

gfgarland wrote:The one I have has the blue highlights and the serial number says that it is a '57, but the engine was repainted so it is hard for me to tell if this badge is the right one or not. Have not seen too many engines with this color badge in the past, but I am just not sure what year it is correct for. I have a '58 Mark 25 as well, and it has a black oval. My '56 and my "55 MK 25's all have the crest and no oval. First time I have ever seen a blue one on these engines. There used to be a gent reproducing these things but I have lost track of him.



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Re: Badge color

Postby gfgarland » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:31 am

Yes that is the gent. Thank you. According to his site it may very well be the correct color oval, perfect. Going to paint the engine to compliment the blue in the oval, off white and Sarasota blue.
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Re: Badge color

Postby dannynagasaki » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:30 pm

That will be stunning...especially up here in the north. icon_thumbup.gif
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Re: Badge color

Postby 1500J » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:50 pm

Didn't know blue was in some badges in 57.  interesting
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Re: Badge color

Postby dave bernard » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:50 pm

mark 55 in 57 were known to have been Sarasota Blue and sand tan.
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Re: Badge color

Postby gfgarland » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:32 pm

It is a weird one Dave, that is why it has thrown me a bit. The engine has suffered a repaint to red and off white, but the red inside the front cover tells me that it was painted that color from the factory. An oddball to be sure, I thought the blue crest was used on blue and white engines as well? Factory mistake perhaps? Either way, it will be painted Sarasota blue and the proper shade of white or sand tan.
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Re: Badge color

Postby dave bernard » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:49 am

after all these years it could be a mix of parts.
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Re: Badge color

Postby DaytonaJohn » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:59 am

My original "fat rib" tiller 1957 Mark 10 is sunset orange over sand tan. It has the blue oval. When I restore it I have a blue oval emblem I'll put on it. It is a Bob Shapton  reproduction. it is excellent !
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