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newbee lower unit questions-> 1965 Merucry 350 -> binding & shift linkage questions

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  • newbee lower unit questions-> 1965 Merucry 350 -> binding & shift linkage questions

    1965 Mercury 350 - 35hp
    Serial#1900802

    Check out my utube post with a short video for more detail, link:

    http://youtu.be/V0Ll8pGyucE

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    Re: newbee lower unit questions-> 1965 Merucry 350 -> binding & shift linkage questi

    Chris;

    Here is the parts listing for your engine s/n:

    http://www.crowleymarine.com/mercury-outboard/1105.cfm

    Here is a condensed version of the Clymer manual. Let the page load for several seconds and download to your computer soonest as the link is short lived.

    http://web.ebscohost.com/serrc/pdf?s...&vid=4&hid=125

    I have no clue what that Seloc manual is talking about and I wonder why they are even sold. If you look under THROTTLE AND SHIFT LINKAGE in the parts list, you will see that the upper shift rod is a sliding spline fit to the lower shift rod.

    You seem to have all of the hardware undone with the split you have in the video and you are probably stuck due to corrosion where the top end of the driveshaft fits into the powerhead. If it is really bad, you are going to have find a way to get some PB Blaster or the like in there and let it soak. If you have some wood wedges which you can insert into the gap you have (one on each side) and start tapping them in to see if you can work it down. Just don't use any screwdrivers or the like to pry it and use wedges wide enough to spread the force out a bit.

    Let us know if you have any luck.

    Gerry

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      Re: newbee lower unit questions-> 1965 Merucry 350 -> binding & shift linkage questi

      I ended up getting this appart within a couple days (sorry for not getting back to ya'll sooner) - I was not missing any fasteners - it was just plain "stuck". I see someone else posted a similar question on July 5th, so I figured I owed you all an update.

      Gerry, you are right on the money, my Sealock manual is JUNK - not accurate at all. I have a friend who has a 50 hp merc, my lower unit is actaully shown in the 50 hp and up manual ...lol

      I think it was hanging up on the copper tube for the water pump outlet, where it enters the powerhead.

      Ended up changing my impeller, water pump seals, and shift sharft seal, but am still getting some foaming in my lower unit oil. so I change it ever time I take it out. I think a full rebuild with all new drivershaft seals is on the docket for next winter.

      Thanks to everyone's help from this forum!

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