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1979 mercury 50hp out board bogs and will not rev.under

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1979 mercury 50hp out board bogs and will not rev.under load. carbs were just rebuilt but not shore how to set up carbs or timing on motor
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
also motor only revs half way when out of gear if I manually move the timing lever to hit stop will rev the rest of the way
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Use this manual, starting on page 67 to get a baseline for you engine. It will allow you to get the linkages and the carbs at a base line, and you may need a bit if tweaking after that.

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