1969 70 hp merc timing belt replacement

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Posted by crayfish bob ( on September 24, 2004 at 02:36:35:

My battery went dead and while pull starting the motor, the rope got cought in the timing belt. It snapped and now that it has been two years, I have decided to get that old bear of a motor running again.
Where do I start ? and what is the simplist way to line up the timing ( marks ?? ) properly ? And is there any tricks to replacing the belt without spending half th day figuring out what I did wrong in the first place ?
I figured I'd start by asking, not doing so I did not wreck anything.

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