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    Default Hobby Shop

    The hobby shop is filling up.
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    some of those older motors are works of art.
    might not be as fast as todays motors, but so much more craftsmanship went into them.
    and those your building realy do look like something to be admired in a museum.
    nice to see someone keeping the old girls going.

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    Though I would post a couple photos of a new Mercury 10XS that has never been run. Now have the complete set. 44XS, 25XS and 10XS. Mercury it is believed made 100 of these little engines. 25 were sold the rest were destroyed. The factory converted some to alky but the class never took off.
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    I would be surprised if 10 original engines are left.
    Here is the Pro J class boat that they did race, which has made its way to North Carolina from California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini Max View Post
    I would be surprised if 10 original engines are left.
    Here is the Pro J class boat that they did race, which has made its way to North Carolina from California.
    Is that one of the boats that was a part of the Doc Collins fleet in California?
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    Thanks for posting. Not often do you see a 10XS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroliner View Post
    Though I would post a couple photos of a new Mercury 10XS that has never been run. Now have the complete set. 44XS, 25XS and 10XS. Mercury it is believed made 100 of these little engines. 25 were sold the rest were destroyed. The factory converted some to alky but the class never took off.

    what a little beauty.
    is that how they actually came out ? the snout and the polished bottom ?
    it looks proper cute little racer.

    looks fantastic, needs a mini outboard stand though ha ha

    that must be worth a fortune.. 1 of just 25 survivors

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    The lower units on the 44XS, 25XS and 10XS were made using the lost foam process. When they could not find the dies from old production they needed a cheap way to cast the Quicksilver units. They are no way equal to die cast units but work well. Mercury chose not to paint any of them so there all bare aluminum.
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    why would the lost foam lower unit not work just as well as the die cast unit ? ( I will start new topic on that subject, will open a few eyes !! ).

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    the lost foam units are thicker and not as accurate as the ones that came from dies. Actually need to get them profiled to get the most from them

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