I recently purchased and all already is an all original 1957 glass craft Imperial with I believe a 1957 Mercury mark 78 Tower of Power that I would like to Shine up and get her hummin like it was 1957, Is anybody with any knowledge of the motor or bold I would love to hear All they know I'm located in the Saint Croix river Valley Between Minnesota and Wisconsin If anybody Has some hot tips they'd be willing to share let me know
Boy did you ever come to the right place.
There are experts here, repair guys and wrench turners that specialize in Mercs, OMC, glass repair etc.
Stay tuned. Page down to the Merc threads and you'll see more information than you can absorb and all in understandable terms.
Lots of guys here from the Midwest. Wis, MN, Ill, and a couple youpers for flavor.
Welcome aboard Andy you did come to the right place. Like 63 Sabre said go to the Merc section there's a lot of help there. I would start a new thread their and you'll get a lot of help on there. Great motor by the way.
Welcome aboard! Good advice from the other guys. If you post motor questions under the specific section, it helps the experts find you. I have received lots of help. Something you should mention when you ask questions is to tell them if you wish to do all work yourself and give them a hint as to how much previous mechanical experience you have in your past that you can draw from. This can help them tailor their answers to your needs. Some choose to find someone who can do certain parts of fixing, tuning, etc. and there are a few around your region that could perhaps help with a repair… and then there are several active Merc professionals that can answer any question I have ever posted…. And many other 2-stroke outboard gurus that can help troubleshoot general outboard problems. They got me on the water so quite confident someone can help. The more clear pictures and explanations you can post, the quicker and easier someone can get to the issues you might have. Good luck. p.s. I am not your expert, but love old boats and I am an expert at posting pictures that are sideways or upside down sometimes.