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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 5 months 2 weeks ago #134690

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I HAVE RAN OUT OF SPARES. I NEED A STEERING SETUP FOR MY '61 350. DOES ANYONE MAKE ONE WITH THE 1/2" ROD FOR THE OLD MERC'S? HELM TO GUNNEL IS 18", HELM TO TRANSOME 80" AND 30" TO CENTER OF ENGINE. ON MY A/T I MOUNTED THE STEERING ON THE TRANSOME AND USED AN ARM TO ATT , BUT WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS ONE THE CORRECT WAY.

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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 5 months 1 week ago #134760

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Guess not.

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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 5 months 1 week ago #134785

Not available new, but you can make an adapter with a spare larger tube and a couple of brackets, works well. I will post a picture of my setup for you to get an idea.
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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 5 months 1 week ago #134787

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That would be how I did my Arkansas Traveler I think. Using a 3/4 tube bolted to the transom with an arm to the outboard. I was just hoping someone was making a new 1/2" unit. I will just go ahead do that with a new standard unit.
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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 5 months 1 week ago #134791

It is cleaner if you attach to the engine rather than the transom, I will show you how I did it shortly as soon as i can get the pictures off my camera.

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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 5 months 1 week ago #134792

Hugh,

I'll get some pics together soon. What your looking for is a Ride Guide system. I currently run one on my Glen-L Zip with a Mark 58. I have a few but need to get lengths. Will get back with you soon.

Travis

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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 5 months 1 week ago #134793

Pretty easy to set up on the engine and it looks almost factory when done right. Beauty is you can run with brand new cable and helm and not have to worry about stiff and rusted used stuff.

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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 5 months 6 days ago #134819

Huge,

All pics are for OEM quicksilver Ride Guide system. Any questions just ask. Motor in pic is a Mark 55

Travis

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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 5 months 5 days ago #134823

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Yes, I have had 2 of those. The last one went on a wood boat I sold. May be a bit big for the space though. There is a boat, trailer and Merc 4cyc 57 - 61 for sale near here and it has the Ride Guide in it. All junk but for the engine and controls maybe?? Guy is wanting to get it gone and it will take a car trailer to move it. I offered $75 for it. He wants 200 but nobody is going to give him that, just too much trouble. I am going to hit him up again.

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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 4 months 1 day ago #135078

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I have the complete steering setup ,I got for my 1963 65 HP Merc with quicksilver steering wheel I'd have to measure the length ,its been in my garage with the engine for about 6 years !!

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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 4 months 1 day ago #135079

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I will need a very short one, about 11 - 12 feet. If you think you have something close, let me know. I am in no hurry at this point, but if I find the right thing, I will pick it up.
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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 4 months 1 day ago #135080

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Ill measure tomorrow

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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 4 months 15 hours ago #135085

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The cable is 11 ft long from the end of the steering box to the end where the nut is , and 1 foot sticking out at the motor end ,where it goes in and out
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STEERING FOR VINTAGE MERCURY 3 months 4 weeks ago #135100

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Not sure if I replied or not. I am interested in it. Let me know . You can email me direct if you want This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thanks, Hugh

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