Eyebrows Gone: Do you mean did the revs break down like poor ignition?
Emmett Blevins: have you ever had a problem where it would not have full speed at top end? my 1974 150/1500 is having that problem. runs good at low or med speeds.
paul hordines: I have 2 complete xs1500 power heads 1 of them has never been used still in plastic wraping I would like to sell them 347 918 6309
mfuji02: xD "TALL STINKEN NIGGERS"! lmfao -_-
mark king: wo dude where did that come from
Stan M: Two stroke rule THERE just now OPTI Max's Merc tower of power lives on.
Twice the mileage too
David St. Pierre: The guy who is doing our landscaping has 2 of these on his speed boat!
ward6226: You can thank the environmental whacko for giving us 500 pound 150 hp that require oil changes and valve adjustments. Gone are the days where the in-line mercs and the v-4 Omcs dominated the waterways and were there to tow the Chryslers in. Ofreko's 747 and Algore's G-3 pollute more on one USA apology tour than all these old motors could polute in a year.
Chris Johns: @jason35177 probably because theyre only a 1.6 litre motor (100 cubic inch) whilst current ones are much bigger
x3mgabriel: Son un fierro .Aguante el mercury no máás.
Johans60: Very nice engine, I used to have a 1150
Chris Johns: @ TheVx490 huh?? two strokes are banned where you are??
ml bakewell: what a shame 2 strokes are now banned.love the smell too
David St. Pierre: @merctech417 The only problem is is that the verado's are too quiet. They should make optimax's inline six.
jonatle: are these as powerful as todays 150 hp ?
jonatle: childhood memories, I loved them then and love them still :)
Joey Dorsey: @itstomd wow! a human tach... lol
Tom Dee: aound 0:43 i think you went over 5500 rpm, they suck in reeds too high up
Tony Rich: Great to see a tower of power. My mate had one years ago. Great thatr they are still noisy as all hell. My mate had a 135 HP L6, I had a 140 V4 cross flow OMC. His young fellows comment, "Dad can we get an Evinrude "cause there quieter". Smooth running he was 2 MPH faster at 45 MPH. Rough water the OMC ran 50. Great motors but painful to work on.
Mercury Inline 6 150hp The Tower of Power5
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