I have take apart and rebuilt a fair number of Early K Model Mercurys so I should know how to do it without a problem…not really. Yesterday I got tip of little finger left hand pinched because I failed to notice the clamp saddle assembly was free to swing due to a missing part.
It is still sensitive 24 hours later. The angry looking blood blister under tip of finger nail will
be a reminder for however long it takes to grow out.
A painful lesson due to being in too big a hurry/
Took a month but little finger fully back to normal…no needle work!
Disturbed a nest of Yellow Jackets recently
without getting stung. Did that a few years ago,
I outran all but one of the swarm.
It tagged my hand…instant intense pain that
took several days to fade.