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Old 19 February 2013, 16:07   #1
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Can someone look under their Merc? - PT sender.

OK, phase 276 of the rebuild / improvement scheme!

I have become aware that some Merc PT senders are bolted to the swivel bracket and engage on a slot in the top ram pin that is pinned to the ram, rather than the older design wich was pinned to the swivel. Nowm, as my engine is a bag of bits I am reckoning I could modify my pin, and judiciously drill / tap 3 holes to locate it & fit the sender to.


So, could someone with one of these senders do me a quick favour & have a look under the swivel bracket. The microfiche implies from it's sketch that the slot for the sender in the end of the pin is parallel to the hole for the locking pin. IF you can see that without dismantling, can anyone confirm?

Other theory is that the hole in the top of the ram is perpendicular to the ram itself. Can that be confirmed too?


And if by some obscure twist of fate anyone has one in bits, any chance of a sketch of the pin & measured location of the hole in the top of the ram (which I assume is in line with the ram & at 90 degrees to it)


Thanks in advance......
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Old 20 February 2013, 03:16   #2
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I'm not sure what you are asking, but here are some photos from my merc 90 1998
http://opposite-locksmith.blogspot.c...orts-boat.html
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Old 20 February 2013, 10:32   #3
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9D280 I think the trim sender you are thing of (the round ones?) are handed port/stb but the slot and hole sizes are the same
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Old 21 February 2013, 04:18   #4
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Dancus, thanks, firewall isn't liking the link - will hoepfully get a look tonight.


Al, thanks for the heads up!

Mine would be on the Stbd side.

Any idea if the slot is parallel to the locating pin hole in the shaft?
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Old 22 February 2013, 04:32   #5
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sorry I cant remeber if the slot was parallel,
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Old 22 February 2013, 19:07   #6
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Danicus,

That's the one! Any chance of a pic showing the back of the top of the ram? The sender obscures the slot.

Thanks.
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Old 23 February 2013, 04:16   #7
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Sorry, I can't , it's 120 miles away, I'm not going back to it until April

I'll have a look Incase I have some more photos
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Old 24 February 2013, 06:01   #8
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That's a reasonable distance!

If you do, fab. In not don't worry. The pics have already half confirmed my suspicions.
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Old 25 February 2013, 14:52   #10
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Just to check- the slot is not exactly 90 degrees to the ram and that first pic isn't just a trick of the light?
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