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Old 21 November 2011, 18:51   #1
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Mercury 40hp classic 4 cylinder

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Been looking at getting a outboard and quite like this model Mercury 40hp classic 1990-1997, so far havnt had much luck finding one that works or runs well, its a 4 cylinder,oil injected,electric start 2 stroke.

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theres an ancient (maybe older that you are looking for) 50hp one on gumtree belfast for 130 if thats any good to you?

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/ch...board/91662439
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hi tomcat
thanks for your reply, the one i am after is between year 90-97 ish,
its a 40hp oil injection 4 cylinder, thanks for you info tho

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For 'Classic' read 'old stock blueband with oil injection bolted on'-ie, almost exactly the same motor as the one Tomkat linked to, but with a flashy new cover.

Heavy and thirsty. The 3 cylinder 40/50hp Merc/Mariner motors are MUCH better.
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For 'Classic' read 'old stock blueband with oil injection bolted on'-ie, almost exactly the same motor as the one Tomkat linked to, but with a flashy new cover.

Heavy and thirsty. The 3 cylinder 40/50hp Merc/Mariner motors are MUCH better.
Hi nos4r2
i have come across two of the one i like so far, and ether of them were runners, one had classic on the top, dont think it was on the other one a saw, but they were both oil injection,electric start and gas ass lift. can tell you it has a green band and red band and i think thay were built from 89-97 ish, from what i have heard about them thay are smooth runners and powerful. i am aware of the blue band mercury and i beleave thay are older outboards.
not sure if the one i like came in a 3 cylinder version.
think your right about heavy tho for a 40hp there big motors

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Also sold as a 45hp Motor in the '90s and branded as a 'Classic Fifty', due to it being, as Nos stated earlier, the old 50hp, 4-cyl, Merc 50 from bygone days. It may have squeezed 50hp out at the crankshaft in the red & blueband days, but when standardised propshaft rating came around, it had to be downgraded.

I'd steer clear, unless you want it for some 'classic' project boat.
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In fairness it's a better option than the others you mentioned to me before. One being a late 70's Mariner 40 and the other an old VRO.

Out of the 3 I'd chose the "classic" or "Magnum" for Mariner models. For the money they are decent enough.

Yes as discussed though they are more expensive to run, a bit smoother than the VRO etc. yes it may be based on an older design but that can be said for most Merc built engines, to a point.

I'd rather a 97 Merc 3 cylinder of course but expect to add 500+ on the asking price of the 4 Cylinder you have found.

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Also sold as a 45hp Motor in the '90s and branded as a 'Classic Fifty', due to it being, as Nos stated earlier, the old 50hp, 4-cyl, Merc 50 from bygone days. It may have squeezed 50hp out at the crankshaft in the red & blueband days, but when standardised propshaft rating came around, it had to be downgraded.

I'd steer clear, unless you want it for some 'classic' project boat.

so what was a good mercury model in the 90's the 3 0r 4 cylinder, was looking for sumthing between 40hp to 50. was told there smooth motors
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so what was a good mercury model in the 90's the 3 0r 4 cylinder, was looking for sumthing between 40hp to 50. was told there smooth motors
The 3 cylinder,non clamshell versions from 1992 onwards.Also sold as a Mariner 50.
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any pictures of these outboard ? give me some idear what ones thay are.

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