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    Hey everyone,

    I am in the midst of buying a Mark 55. Its all stock and just needs a new pull cord. Anyways, can you guys me the specs on it of the current year. It is a 1958.

    I was told it weighs 135lbs is that right?

    Also can you swap lower units for a more streamlined one? And a bigger ear propeller for the stock aluminum one?

    I know I would love a Mark 58 with the quincy pipes and what not but I'm stuck with the 55 (not H).

    So what can I do with it?

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    You can put a Mk58 front on it with the larger carbs, but it will probably be just as easy to find a working early 1960's Merc 500 that has 10% more motor size, the larger carbs and later, slightly more streamlined lower unit.

    The weight will vary some depending on which options it has, shaft length, starter, alternator
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    where do you live Ihave a mark 58 a that i would give you
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    Quote Originally Posted by david bryan View Post
    where do you live Ihave a mark 58 a that i would give you

    Saaaay what? I live in Whitby, Ontario, Canada...

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    I live in eastern PA, Dave, and I'd love a free Mark 58!

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    i am in wa and shipping cost would be out of sight
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    Quote Originally Posted by david bryan View Post
    i am in wa and shipping cost would be out of sight
    Thanks for the offer man, but in time I'll build one of my own! Would love your advice for the build though. Thanks again.

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