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1960 Mercury Kiekhaefer 400 prop shaft

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  • 1960 Mercury Kiekhaefer 400 prop shaft

    Hello everyone, I'm a newbie to this site but have looked around and found loads of info here. OK on to the question, a 1960 Mercury Kiekhaefer 400M (45hp short shaft) was attached to the 14' runabout & trailer I bought about a week or so ago for $100 (gut job of boat will post soon in restoration forum with lots of pics ). The motor has the lower unit but no prop shaft. I have searched and cannot find a site that has the lower unit or prop shaft for any 1960 400 long or short. Is there any other lower unit model besides 400 that's compatiable . I also see that all hoses need replacing, wires are brittle, control cables cut but still have control box and I also need to get a manual but I'm not spending any money on this until I see a prop shaft with prop. I was planing on getting another motor for the boat but I kind of got to like the looks of this motor (atleast what it will look like when complete)
    1967 WestWind "Aerodyne" 14' Runabout
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    My restoration in progress


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    Re: 1960 Mercury Kiekhaefer 400 prop shaft

    I think most of the above prop exhaust Mark 35 on up through the Mark 58 and through the 400's are the same housing.

    And probably interchangeable.

    But that's only a guess.

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    • #3
      Re: 1960 Mercury Kiekhaefer 400 prop shaft

      Originally posted by Yepblaze View Post
      I think most of the above prop exhaust Mark 35 on up through the Mark 58 and through the 400's are the same housing.

      And probably interchangeable.

      But that's only a guess.
      Thank you for at least taking a guess. I will try and research this further.
      1967 WestWind "Aerodyne" 14' Runabout
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      Just Keep N it Reel!!!
      My restoration in progress

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