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Mercury KD4 8 months 3 weeks ago #134542

Just saw it on craigslist and really like it....I think is 4hp ??
skagit.craigslist.org/boa/d/vintage-mercury-outboard/6306321876.html
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Mercury KD4 8 months 3 weeks ago #134548

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wish it was closer, good price

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Mercury KD4 8 months 3 weeks ago #134549

6 hp.
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Mercury KD4 8 months 3 weeks ago #134553

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It's an old-timer, for sure! I think Doc Frankenmerc has one similar.

store.oldmercs.com/category_s/85.htm

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Mercury KD4 8 months 3 weeks ago #134559

Yes, price is really good!
I will know tomorrow if I will be able to get it - there are two more contenders .....
I would like to get in touch with Doc Frankenmerc..........
6 HP would be perfect for my FeatherCraft 1960 Skippy S12C dinghy.
Thank you for the info guys!

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Mercury KD4 8 months 3 weeks ago #134564

Didn't get it.......end of the story - such a cool motor!

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Mercury KD4 8 months 2 weeks ago #134654

......and there is another one that is ending very soon......this time on ebay

this one is 1946 vintage
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Mercury KD4 8 months 1 week ago #134783

2dogsnight wrote: Didn't get it.......end of the story - such a cool motor!


well, as it turned out this is NOT the end of the story!!
Thanks to tip from ed-mc2 I am getting KD-4 off Craigslist that looks very promising - it's complete for once, has not run in years but the owner thinks that it is restorable. According to a serial number motor was made in 1947. I don't know anything about this motor other than looks incredibly COOL :)
Need to get a parts list so I can see what this thing looks like inside B)
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Mercury KD4 8 months 1 day ago #134846

I should have this motor on December 14th..........already wandering where to get parts if needed....especially coils?....

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Mercury KD4 7 months 2 weeks ago #134952

can coils be rebuild ?

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Mercury KD4 7 months 2 weeks ago #134954

Yes BUT more expensive than new.

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Mercury KD4 7 months 2 weeks ago #134956

dave bernard wrote: Yes BUT more expensive than new.

Thank you Dave,
I will have the motor in two weeks !!
.......that will be a week away from the winter (spring ??) solstice .....days will start getting longer already - I need to make sure that I have the motor ready for the summer !!
FeatherCraft Skippy is waiting
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Mercury KD4 7 months 2 weeks ago #134957

some times you can use other coils when ones are not available
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Mercury KD4 7 months 2 weeks ago #134959

If anyone else is looking for one of these motors-or other Mercs from this time period-I have a bunch of them that I am looking to sell.
John
920-458-04ninenine

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Mercury KD4 7 months 2 weeks ago #134969

fastjohnll wrote: If anyone else is looking for one of these motors-or other Mercs from this time period-I have a bunch of them that I am looking to sell.
John
920-458-04ninenine


do you have KD4?
......can you post some pictures?

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Mercury KD4 7 months 2 weeks ago #134973

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Mercury KD4 7 months 2 weeks ago #134974

The map cannot be displayed, you haven't specified a location yet.
O my goodness, you have a whole load of them !!!:ohmy:

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Mercury KD4 7 months 2 weeks ago #134978

good job saving them fastjohn

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Mercury KD4 7 months 4 days ago #135058

getting the motor today !!

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