Thread: Mercury Mark 40-H

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    Looks like I'll have to make a trip to Louisiana!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroliner View Post
    Over time David and I have been lucky to find some rare engines. We started boat racing in the mid 50's and have kept some our original engines. Along the way I started a Mercury dealership up on Long Island. Once I had sold the business David and I kept our Mercury interests alive and formed Aeroliner Race Boats LLC which is dedicated to keeping the old Mercury racing engines running. We manufacture a number of parts for the quicksilver lower unit and feature them on our website (Aeroliner-boats.com). As my collection grew I ran out of space and rented a small shop to work on our racing venture. Well like everything else I have out grown the shop so I am in the process of building a 4,500 ft. sq. shop where we will have ample working room and a section for a museum. I will show the 20-H in one corner flanked by a 75-H on each side. From there every period correct engine will be shown. I hope to have the building erected by the end of July, concrete going down next week.

    Last week I also obtained a 1959 De Silva runabout that was owned and raced by Billy Seibold. I will restore the boat and display it with Dick O'Dea's B looper. Also will restore Jerry Waldman's D Sid which will get a D looper. Once everything is done I will post photos. Also anyone traveling through Lake Charles Louisiana area will be welcome to come visit and have a beer or two.

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    Alan,

    Great find & thanks for the response.

    Food for thought, I on't recall Dick O'Dea ever having a personal "B" Looper. I know that all Loopers or even parts that were purchased by Dick from Quincy were recorded as Dick's but many were for customers of Dick. My 2 "B" loopers were recorded at Quincy as motors sold to Dick. Depending on where yours came from, could have been one of mine.

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    Hi John,
    The Looper S/N is 204. You are probaly right about Dick selling engines. I have another one and will check the S/N on that one.

    Alan

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    Going through my parts as I'm preparing to move to the new shop I found a whole box of exhaust systems parts. Some are from when I was a Quincy dealer and others came from Harry Brinkman's things. I have 2, 4 and 6 cylinder filler blocks, water passage castings etc. If anyone is interested in them I can take photos and post the prices.

    Alan

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    I am sure there is interest. Any 6 cylinder water tubes?
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    Hi Sam,
    I have two new and one used.

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    I have to double check my inventory, I may have something interesting to trade
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    For 20-H fans

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    We are close to finishing a new 44XS and have a flywheel question. I have a race 6 cylinder flywheel that we will remove the ring gear and hub and install the 44XS flywheel hub. What is the proper orientation of the flywheel on the hub? If you set the engine at #1 TDC where should the timing marks face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroliner View Post
    We are close to finishing a new 44XS and have a flywheel question. I have a race 6 cylinder flywheel that we will remove the ring gear and hub and install the 44XS flywheel hub. What is the proper orientation of the flywheel on the hub? If you set the engine at #1 TDC where should the timing marks face?

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    Post pics of the flywheel parts you will use, bottom and top views.

    Jerry W. (Trident) needs to chime in here.
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