62 Merc 110, or 62 Johnson QD-23

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  • benj

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    #248428

    All right y’all, If you had a choice between a qd-23 and a merc 110( both 1962’s), which would you choose and why? I know the “correct” answer is both, but the budget doesn’t allow for it. LOL

    I appreciate the input!

    -Ben


    crosbyman

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    #248429

    well….I had both a Merc 9.8 and been fixing up oldies ad cd fd ..etc .if based on simililar conditions ex: compression OK?? I find that OMC stuff is easy to fix up. Mercs always had a need for strange nuts , bolts fittings, ignition etc…

    folks from the dark side will differ of course but OMC is certainly easy to fix up & parts with everywhere .Folks here like F.R. ,Mumbles and other experts here will get you going no matter what .

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    outbdnut2

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    #248432

    I have a couple 9.8 Mercs and QD’s from that era, and I agree with everything Crosbyman said. I no longer mess with the Mercs unless one comes my way for free, or it’s a good friend’s motor that I can’t say no to him about fixing it. Most Mercs need a special tool to take the lower gearcase apart. By not having the tool, I can turn down friend and neighbor requests to replace seals in those Merc lower gearcases. I also don’t particularly like replacing or repairing with shrink tubing, the wires in the Mercs with decaying insulation.
    Dave


    bobw

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    #248436

    I would also go with the QD-23. Simple reliable design, easy to work on, easy to find parts, no special tools needed.

    Bob

    1954 Johnson CD-11
    1956 Johnson RD-18
    1958 Johnson QD-19
    1959 Johnson QD-20
    1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18

    "Every 20 minute job is only a broken bolt away from a 3-day project."


    crosbyman

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    #248437

    talking mercs… here is a give away a 4hp $100 cdn or about $75 USA estate sale …..comes with hose tank and small connector. I already have 2x4hp and a 3.9hp ain’t collecting fantastic.

    and 3 OMCs to fix up this winter 2 x 4hp (1960s) and a real beauty 5.5hp .

    So sad to see this Merc slip away….

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    The Boat House


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    #248469



    Nice example. You don’t see motors in that
    condition too often. Should clean up nicely
    but you could never get it to look like that
    again. Just making a comment. Its your
    decision to make. Not sure what I would do.
    Tubs

    You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.


    crosbyman

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    #248476

    off topic but…..

    Well I gave up on that nice Merc 4hp…snif snif 🙁

    the 5.5hp rear half was cleaned up with car compound and wax … the grime came off easy the front not yet (winter project 🙂 ) paid 110$ about 80$ USA with 2 line tank !
    I think I won’t convert this one single line.

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    Mumbles

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    #248489

    All right y’all, If you had a choice between a qd-23 and a merc 110( both 1962’s), which would you choose and why? I know the “correct” answer is both, but the budget doesn’t allow for it. LOL

    I appreciate the input!

    -Ben

    Well, that’s a no brainer. Go with the QD! Parts are readily available and they are quite easy to work on and no special tools needed! You also don’t have to remortgage the house to buy parts either.

    Here’s a ’63 QD-24 which was recently given to me and after some much needed maintenance, she’s a runner. A ’61 QD-22 was also given to me last year and it was in about the same condition as this one when it arrived. No video of it on the tube yet but it’s ready for a transom to.


    crosbyman

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    #248491

    mumbles… you have great friends 🙂

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    Mumbles

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    #248498

    Yes, that may be, but I also scan my local buy and sell periodically.

    https://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/1963-Johnson-10hp-Outboard_35594164

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