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    Default OMG, another guy who wants to convert his 15hp to a 10XS

    Yes, I want a faster Merc 15hp
    and am very curious about the modifications that Mercury did to their little 10XS.

    What's "simple" possible without losing reliability ?

    During the overhauling we did some blueprinting and 'basic port work'...
    The engine is further reasonably original
    If you're still in control, you're not going fast enough

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    I'm interested as well, so far I've cleaned and polished castings on the exhaust. Not sure if I want to dry up exhaust. What did you do during blueprinting? In the 10xs pics, the small oil line goes into the intake cover. Why is this?

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    That's for the vacuum needed for the carb.
    (I guess)
    At the normal block they found another solution.


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    I think those lines are to pull oil to the bearings.
    I was reading about merc 25 mods and they said these 2 holes under the exhaust plate are for compression release and should be plugged to raise compression. I noticed our 15s have them 2 they go into the combustion chamber. Looks like they will bleed off compression. No wonder these have such low compression. Does anyone know of this? Plug or not? Trying tooo upload pic. Here's the link to the thread
    http://www.screamandfly.com/showthre...ury-25-Hp-mods

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    Ok. You mean the two small holes (red accented)

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    If I'm right, the driled cylinderwall can also be seen at the 10XS
    (If this is at least an original 10XS)

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    Yes notice how it won't build compression till after that, even at high rpm I would think you still loose some

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    If you consider how long those tiny holes at open at 6,000 rpm, you'll realize how little gas could escape in that infinitesimal time.

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    Why would they have a hole in the cylinder wall?
    There must have been an engineer who saw an advantage.
    Who can explain this?


    Upon further inspection, the hole in the 10xs seems to be closed.
    But the exhaust does open a lot earlier, and are much bigger ...
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    Hard to quantify, yes. But lost compression if any is still lost compression, especially since these motors lack it and I don't think there's anything that can be done about that, unfortunately. I believe these motors have a lot of untapped potential. There's also a lot of interest in these motors because so many people have them. Could a piston be designed/ modified to increase compression?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Speed View Post
    Why would they have a hole in the cylinder wall?
    There must have been an engineer who saw an advantage.
    Who can explain this?


    Upon further inspection, the hole in the 10xs seems to be closed.
    But the exhaust does open a lot earlier, and are much bigger ...
    That says it all doesn't it!

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