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    Default 1987 mercury 50hp????

    Ok guys, a 1987 mercury 50hp with power tilt and trim, wiring harness and controls, runs great, with new stainless prop. Whats it worth and is it a decent motor? Thanks!

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    Default Re: 1987 mercury 50hp????

    check compression
    Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.

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    Default Re: 1987 mercury 50hp????

    135,135,130

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    Default Re: 1987 mercury 50hp????

    good compression.
    Whats it worth...
    Whatever you are willing to pay for a 24 yr old OB motor. To me it's a $200 USED OB. Look it up on NADA.
    ...and is it a decent motor?
    It kind of speaks for itself. Does it run?
    Fix minor things (replace wear items for preventative maintenance.) that cause major problems before they break.

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    Default Re: 1987 mercury 50hp????

    That's a triple, and they have a poor resale value. (And for good reason: About 90 % of them that arrived in my shop had a fried top cylinder.) The tilt 'n trim unit is worth a good buck, however, and fits a bunch of Mercs.

    Jeff

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    Default Re: 1987 mercury 50hp????

    are we talking about a 4 cylinder merc 50?....if its a 3 cylinder merc of that vintage i would not take it for free....i didnt think they built a 4 cylinder merc 50 during those years....

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    Default Re: 1987 mercury 50hp????

    They didn't. After the industry re-rated motors to reflect hp at the PROP versus the power head, the old 50 hp Merc 4 cylinder became a 40 hp. The triple then became their only 50 hp.

    Jeff

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