Fireman302: what is gas/oil ratio you are running?
2badd Foryou: Bristol lake Mich
2badd Foryou: i had one stolen back in the 80"s it was nice keep a hold of it i mis mine lol
ediipooh1991: We have one similar to this but we tried it out on the water yesterday but it wouldn't turn on it only clicked!! What would be wrong with it?
timothy hines: hey that high top speed fast but NOT to be dominated that 20 hp outboard mercury can win you have a winner
Joe O: I just got a motor just like that from my grandfathers basement. I was wondering if it was a 2 stroke and was size fuel tank do you recommend using?
Robert Bruce: And that is a 20? The wake looks from a 35!
lakes2003: Looks like you took good care of it.
Shawn Michael: The water looks so nice and calm. Where is this? My Yamaha 25HP on a 14ft aluminum, doesn't seem as fast at this. But then again the water is choppy.
Wyatt Russell: I have a 69 Mercury 200 very similar to this one but I'm having issues with starting it. Many pulls to get it going and when I do the throttle is unresponsive. I can give it gas and it will take several seconds to power up. I'm hoping it's an ignition issue...
CrazyCurtass: well sir my old piece of crapp won't fire lol Got no spark.I'm hoping it's just the kill switch.It seem's to be stuck in?????? But with my luck it will prob need all new ignition,coil's.and whatever else lol.I just want to go fishing man.
CrazyCurtass: I've just picked up the same old motor from an older guy.Just bought a 14 foot starcraft.Hope she's going to work lol.I'm only one year older than the motor lol
MAORI MAN: NICE
Leijona totuus: This motor needs a new water pump impeller if you ask me. That tattletale should be way stronger.
Leijona totuus: You better check to make sure you haven't sheared your woodruff key in the flywheel. As usual since its a Merc its a wierd size like 3/32. My son sheared mine right off by not taking up the slack. Also make sure your carb is real clean. Run some seafoam through it.
Peter Kalil: Hi sorry I can't help you with this I've not done the timing myself...
Ross A. Loving: I have this exact same motor and am having an issue with timing it. Any help?
lakecrab: Damn sweet sounding motor.
Terry Scott: I have just picked up a 1975 20hp 200. Does anyone know what the gear ratio would be? serial number starts 429 has a 2 blade prop. thanks for any help i can get.
Peter Kalil: Hi Mercs were produced in black only from the mid sixties on. From 68-71 they had production red stripes, then from 72 onwards they had blue stripes. During the seventies however when production motors had blue stripes, they made a limited series of hi-perf racing motors called Merc Twisters with red stripes. These were expensive and are now rare. The foot is streamlined and other mods for better performance. The one in the video is a 71, not a mid seventies twister, so no not hi-performance.