I want to make sure I'm not missing something. I bought a 25hp Merc cheap. It runs well, good compression. It just needs maintenance, carb, water pump etc. It seems though it had been run without the tilt pin and probably not lubed. Now it won't tilt up. It's a manual tilt. I think I just need to break it free and clean and lube the bracket hinge but I don't want to force it a break anything unnecessarily. I don't see any mechanism that's keeping it from tilting. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.