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Old 19-07-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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old merc info needed

Hi All,
Can anyone give me a clue what they think a mercury red band 1250 circa 1971 may be worth ? I have been told its a good runner but don't want to get my leg lifted !
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Old 20-07-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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He should be paying you to take it away (42 years old)
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Old 20-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #3
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your probably right , but I need one for a restoration project this one has been so called moth balled for 40 years but looking at it sat on a pallet it certainly looks 42 years old ! if anybody has one please let me know,
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Old 21-07-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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your probably right , but I need one for a restoration project this one has been so called moth balled for 40 years but looking at it sat on a pallet it certainly looks 42 years old ! if anybody has one please let me know,
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Hi,
I have an old Merc tower of power 1150 thunderbolt straight 6cyl....from around the same time 1971-3 ish,

1. not worth the time of day if the thing doesn't want to play ball
2. when they run they normally have two modes 'idle' or full pelt!
3. expensive to fix!

but that is only my opinion

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Old 21-07-2013, 01:40 AM   #5
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I love them, but I wouldn't go that old. Id go with one that does not have a distributor. Try and get a blue band 79on+
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Old 21-07-2013, 08:22 AM   #6
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Merc 1250 Redband

I think you will find the 1250 redband is circa 1968, from an era of unreliable Mercs. rusty drive shafts causing water ingress to gearcase and wrecking it rusty spline at top taking out crank spline & they didn't tickover very well as a project it could turn into a nightmare.
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Old 21-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #7
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Redbands were 1968 to 1971, with the 1250 being built in 1968 & 69, ( will double check this )
the HP was rated at the flywheel, so prop HP would be around 112/115HP.

http://www.nymarine.ca/SIDE%20DECAL%...ES%2063-71.gif

do you have its serial No, should be able to date it from the serial No.

http://www.storesonline.com/site/573683/page/609766
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