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    Mercury 2.5 260 Rebuild Thread

    Hey everyone,

    Since restoring and rigging my ski race boat I purchased a couple of years ago the ol' 2.5 260 was in need of a tidy up (plus the odd upgrade), so I thought I'd share a few pics from the build so far.

    Getting there slowly - can't wait to be back on the water ready for summer here in New Zealand!

    Cheers, Alex

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    Looks great, i guess you know your getting old when you think of a motor of this age as one of the "new ones" , fun out
    most overnite successes usually take at least 10 years


    Certified turd polisher,

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    Very nice!

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    Looks good

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    OMC race engine silver?
    Nice flywheel
    Last edited by powerabout; 10-18-2017 at 05:33 AM.

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    That’s what I’m talkin’ about! These kinds of threads are what Scream And Fly was meant for! Very nice work.

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    My 260 looks dingy. Won`t clean up. I think I just might paint it like this guy did. Silver looks good.

    DB

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    Looks like you may have gotten a few goodies from Brendan. Ha!
    1995 Allison Grand Sport
    1998 Mercury Stock 2.5-260 SS

    1990 Velocity 30' - 502's

    Go Daddy Go! Racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemer View Post
    Looks like you may have gotten a few goodies from Brendan. Ha!
    Sure have - great to deal with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scream And Fly View Post
    That’s what I’m talkin’ about! These kinds of threads are what Scream And Fly was meant for! Very nice work.
    Thanks Greg.

    Have been following the forums for years and years before finally undertaking a build myself (with ALOT of help).

    Cheers, Alex
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    VIDEO: She lives

    Finally got her up and running this week

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