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    Not quite same design as KC15A... different idle...

    Not quite same design as KC15A... different idle tube. KC16 tube is longer than KC15 tube. And, the KC16 tube is unique to that model.

    Most had sloppy assembly and misalignment, as you are...
  2. Jon, I bought those great props back from...

    Jon, I bought those great props back from Roland... they are in my box, again.

    BTW Don's name is Henrich, he workded for Mercury, OMC and founded DAH Pro Pellers.

    Jerry
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    Jim, beautiful D Hydro... drop me a note to...

    Jim, beautiful D Hydro... drop me a note to tridentracing@new.rr.com for some info on the care and feeding of a 55H.

    Nice to see this one in running condition.

    I have built and raced a lot of...
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    And that would be Mark Lister? I was there,...

    And that would be Mark Lister? I was there, remember it well.

    Agree on high cockpit sides...

    And who begged for you to build a hydro with higher sides?

    I could not have driven my D/E boat...
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    Sticky: Yup, 90H406 was here... in 2004. It went to...

    Yup, 90H406 was here... in 2004. It went to +.015" then, full rebuild. Ported to APBA legal spec, Bored, Chamferred, Honed, etc.

    Nice motor as it left here.

    No idea where it has been since...
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    Sticky: 40H is a different part # in my books. All my...

    40H is a different part # in my books.

    All my 44Xs builds had a serial number, the 90 H XXX series on the early ones and the normal B XXXXXX#'s on others. Clones, of course, had production service...
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    Sticky: And what old four cylinders might those be? ...

    And what old four cylinders might those be?

    Might want to check your 'Where Used' book...

    I've found nice ones to be scarce. Many are cracked loose at the joint where the tube meets the...
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    Sticky: As used on the 55H, 30H and 402X... What is...

    As used on the 55H, 30H and 402X...

    What is the going price?

    Jerry
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    Sam is right about the 45SS would have liked a...

    Sam is right about the 45SS would have liked a wider bottom boat. Mine was 36", and with my weight, plus a, what?, 130# motor with a lot of weight up high, if I went in too hard, the boat would start...
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    You would have loved a B&H... And I got Sam...

    You would have loved a B&H...

    And I got Sam to build all my boats with an extra deep cockpit, as I felt insecure in my previous A&H boats. Too easy to fall out, and I did once and didn't enjoy...
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    To Sam's point about the EMH was faster, it was,...

    To Sam's point about the EMH was faster, it was, as it was a couple MPH faster on top speed with my longest course set up (used for the UIM record at Yelm) and the EMH could be run into the turn...
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    And the key to the C Mod was Sam, as driver, and...

    And the key to the C Mod was Sam, as driver, and his awesome boat, C-Monster. He and John Puestow had some excellent C props that brought my C Mod 30H to life. I was too big for C, to run it myself....
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    Dyno HP on a 44XS is published on the Dyno test...

    Dyno HP on a 44XS is published on the Dyno test report done by my brother, Mike, on the Tohatsu and Merc 44XS comparison. Its online...

    I never dyno tested my 45SS... I sold it when they changed...
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    That was me running the 45SSH. I won the Stock...

    That was me running the 45SSH. I won the Stock Nationals, all of OMC's big prize money races (Nationals, Ocoee, Dayton) and won the Mod Nationals in FEH on the 1 2/3 mi. at Decatur (and set an APBA...
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    Umm, not quite. 44XS was introduced for the 1987...

    Umm, not quite. 44XS was introduced for the 1987 season. We ran the Mk55's with the new graphics for the 1986 Merc Challenge, as 44XS was not out yet. 45SS was introduced for 1986. 45SSH Nationals at...
  16. Jon, I now have those props back... They were...

    Jon, I now have those props back... They were made for Norm for DU, but were great short course DMH and EMH wheels. Char even won with one of them on her 102 CSH on a tight river course. Great props!
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    Be sure to open the SST90.pdf file in the...

    Be sure to open the SST90.pdf file in the 'attached images' section under my SST 90 PIX. That's the original SST 90 Promo piece from Mercury.

    That powerhead on the cart, and its twin are long...
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    Thank you for the kind words. Long since...

    Thank you for the kind words.

    Long since retired as a driver, more recently retired from building motors. It was fun while it lasted, but age and infirmity is sneaking up on me!

    I still try to...
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    Here is a document I wrote up for the 4 cyl....

    Here is a document I wrote up for the 4 cyl. Mercs, but this info applies to your question as well. Hope it helps. Copied in below:

    Crankcase Sealer… if some is good, more is better, then way too...
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    OK, I have the SST90 Promo piece from Mercury...

    OK, I have the SST90 Promo piece from Mercury saved as an attachment. Would someone drop me a note to tridentracing@new.rr.com and I'll send that attachment by return e-mail to be posted? I don't...
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    Sam has it right, but I would add that there was...

    Sam has it right, but I would add that there was a thick adapter plate between the stock 90 powerhead and the SST140 tower. This thing was nasty as 'normal' wrenches didn't fit in the nut 'pockets'...
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    Syd, send me an e-mail to...

    Syd, send me an e-mail to tridentracing@new.rr.com and I'll send you some set up and tuning info on your 44 on a D Quicky...

    Agree, you are about 10 mph or more off the potential of your rig. And...
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    Harry had an answer. Maybe right, maybe not, but...

    Harry had an answer. Maybe right, maybe not, but the beauty of Mod is there can be more than one right answer. On this point, I disagree with him.

    But also realize that's a theoretical rule of...
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    And I've been resisting the urge to start a...

    And I've been resisting the urge to start a urinating contest. As for a gap, you won't see one... but you will create areas of differing surface pressure on the bore.

    See below:

    Ring Gaps:...
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    Fastjeff57, please drop me a note to...

    Fastjeff57, please drop me a note to tridentracing@new.rr.com

    I have some experience with Merc triples and Merc rings.

    I have a short document I'd like to send you...

    Jerry
  26. I've just been advised that a link to a Webcast...

    I've just been advised that a link to a Webcast of Phil's funeral is posted at Goldfinchfuneralhome.com

    Hope this helps anyone who can't attend...

    Jerry
  27. Thread: 44XS Secrets

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    Sounds like fret rust to me... red / brown crud. ...

    Sounds like fret rust to me... red / brown crud.

    No external oil source on a KG4, and cranks do turn in the bearing inner diameter, some... I'd try carefully fitting the bearing to the crank, as...
  28. Thread: 44XS Secrets

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    UPDATE on Ruck Machining Service: Jim is...

    UPDATE on Ruck Machining Service:

    Jim is retiring, and has been working together with his successor for the past 6 months or so... The new phone number is 715-258-5858, and Ron Magdanz is the new...
  29. Thread: 44XS Secrets

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    Bearing Oiler Hose, required on Stock 44XS,...

    Bearing Oiler Hose, required on Stock 44XS, optional on Mod 44's...

    I see lots of 40 and 44 motors in various posts, showing beautifully built motors, and most have the top and bottom bearing...
  30. Thread: jim ruck

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    Jim Ruck's phone number is 920-233-3833... No Web...

    Jim Ruck's phone number is 920-233-3833... No Web Site, no e-mail and he doesn't have time to watch these sites. He's busier than a one armed paper hanger in a windstorm.

    Call him.
  31. Thread: 44XS Secrets

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    Thanks, all, for your interest. Aluminum...

    Thanks, all, for your interest.

    Aluminum Flywheel is sold.

    Still lots of other 44 parts, thinning my inventory, new and used parts.

    Drop me a note at tridentracing@new.rr.com if you are...
  32. Thread: 44XS Secrets

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    For any of you considering building a 44XS based...

    For any of you considering building a 44XS based D Mod, with the four coil CDI, I have an Aluminum racing flywheel (from a V-6) and a stock 44 service flywheel available…

    The stock flywheel would...
  33. Thread: 44XS Secrets

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    OK, here's an update to the original 44XS...

    OK, here's an update to the original 44XS Powerhead document... the original was the grocery list, the 'what' to build a 44XS, this version adds the 'how'...

    If anyone needs a clean file copy of...
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    Sticky: Exhaust Extension

    Its called "Plate Assembly, exhaust extension" in the parts list. Its the upper piece of the Housing Assembly and includes the upper swivel pin, the tuner (or detuner) and the attachment point for...
  35. Thread: 40H carbs?

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    Oops.

    Apparently I need to put my glasses on typing this stuff. Sorry about the typos.

    Getting old IS great, It beats the alternative. And, you can get away with stuff...

    Jerry
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    40H AJ Carbs

    Should have no holes and should have full butterflies. Contact Aeroliner for butterflies and be carful to align with the beveled edges contacting the venturi wall correctly. LocTite 271 on the...
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    Merc 3

    So, you never saw one of their Mod 50 / F3 loopers?

    I think there were only a handful ever built, none sold as customer motors, and I'm guessing it had no real application as a service motor for...
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    1 / 2 Six

    See post #11

    They look just like a full V-6 with a flat aluminum plate in place of Stb. cylinder head. No plugs, coils or plug wires on those 3, of course.
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    1 / 2 Six

    No idea on driveshafts for inlines.

    Anyone?

    Everything I ran, SST 90, SST 120, SST 140 was on the SSM6. The 90 used a stub M/F spline adapter. The 1 / 2 six was a 2.4, same spline as the race...
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    1 / 2 Six

    Surprisingly, to me at least, is you do nothing to balance except remove three rod / piston assys. They run nicely on the remaining three. No nasty vibration.

    As for sealing, that's what the PVC...
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    1 / 2 Six

    Most do use the 12" racing tower, any one of several versions, as the powerhead, V-6 cowls and SSM 6 gearcase bolt right up.

    I have seen a few with the earlier die cast gearcase, not sure of the...
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    1 / 2 Six

    Don't have pix.

    Anyone?

    Externally, they don't look much different... just a 2.4 or whatever, with an aluminum plate in place of the Stb. cyl. head to save weight and hold the water in, and...
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    Oiling

    Good point about the oiler hose. #6 has a seal ring on each side on the crank, but apparently enough oil leaks by to oil the bottom bearing and to be pumped via a check valve to the top bearing....
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    Elephants

    Its a well known fact that elephants can hide in strawberry patches, but only when wearing red shoes.
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    Half Six

    Lurk? Pretty hard for me to lurk...

    Reverse rotation, as in running on an SSM 6 unit on a tunnel, the preferred bank is the Port side, 2, 4, 6. Whether that changes to the other side with standard...
  46. Thread: 44XS Secrets

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    Later 44

    Yes, it will fit the same lower unit. Splines are same, etc.

    Is it better? As a service motor, perhaps with oil injection and all, yes.

    But as a performsnce motor, I wouldn't choose it over...
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    Later 44's

    Short answer, No.

    The covers etc. are usable, but the block itself does not meet the specs. for the 44XS. Same bore, same stroke, but different porting, well outside the legal limits.

    Crank...
  48. Thread: 44XS Secrets

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    Stud Pattern

    There is NO difference in the stud pattern of the 35SS (402X) block and the late model Merc 500, Classic 50, 40's, whatever 44 cu. in. blocks with the offset spark plug holes.

    Same tower on...
  49. Australian Outboard Racers

    In the late 1950's, into the '60's... two that I knew were Jack Marshall and his wife, Diane.
    They'd come to the US and he'd race with us in Wisconsin, then return to Sydney in the fall.

    Jack was...
  50. Thread: 44XS Secrets

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    Carb Parts

    Wow, I had no idea you were making carb parts. I’d love to see some pix.

    I have used your replacement gearcase parts and they are excellent. I’d recommend them to anyone running Merc gearcases.
    ...
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