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70's Mercury Outboard throttle control

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by ontheattack, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. I'm fixing up an old glassmate that I got a good deal on. My question is, I picked up a used mercury throttle, I think its a 70's edition with choke lever and ignition in control. The problem is there is no key for it, would a dealer be able to obtain a replacement or would I be better off to replace the ignition.

  2. ezbite

    ezbite the Susan Lucci of OGF

    70's replace it.

  3. Just a thought. My experience with construction and ag equipment, as well as small equipment, is that ignitions aren't necessarily keyed differently. They are just a familiar means for users rather than a security device. I would see if you can find someone who has a 70's Merc control with keys to see if the key is the same. If you can't find a key locally, I'll mail you a copy of mine (76) to check.

    My control box doesn't have a choke lever. The shifter/throttle lever has a sprk advance/throrrle lever for starting. The choke is acuated by pressing the key in.

    Let me know if you want to try this.