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  1. Re: '76 Glasply repower from 160hp 120/140 outdrive to ?

    if the drive isnt damaged internally, have the outdrive inspected to see if its reasonably sound and is not eaten up with corrosion, and if its still in decent shape, have the hole welded closed so...
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    Re: Cobra linkage question

    I dont see a problem in the photo.... as long as the stroke length is correct, and the levers at the helms are centered in neutral, there wont be a problem...

    it is critical that the lower unit...
  3. Re: '76 Glasply repower from 160hp 120/140 outdrive to ?

    if you are going to keep the 160, get a drive for the 160.... the 120/140 unit probably failed due to the wrong gear sizing for the 160 and too steep of a prop for them and being driven by more power...
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    Re: Impeller issues needs some help.

    also referred to as the "baby" king.... the "daddy" king had the cone clutch.
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    Re: 89 4.3 omc not running

    try more fuel in the throat of the carb... you may not be getting enough.... if the carb isnt delivering fuel as it should, you have little chance of flooding it...
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    Re: Installing lower unit

    it needs a light coat of grease on the splines, but chect the watwer pickup tube to make sure its fitting in the hole correctly.... a lot of times they will catch on the edge of the hole and bend the...
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    Re: routine maintenance

    you would do well to get a manual for it... it has all the details of things that need to be taken care of.
  8. Re: need help finding sterndrive parts on this site....

    thank you... yes, I didnt scroll down far enough to see the drive units.
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    Re: 89 4.3 omc not running

    the inline spark testers are questionable... i dont use them because there is a more dependable way to check for a good spark...

    when an engine has been winterized, the plugs can get fouled from...
  10. Re: 1968 OMC 120 stern drive high idle on start help please!

    the carbs may need to be tuned to each other... the slightest bit of mis adjustment can cause your issue... also check to see if the throttle control cable is dragging or otherwise mis-adjusted.

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    Re: Omc cobra 3.0 prop ?

    it all depends on the shape of the hull and the weight of the boat.... my little boat uses a 23pitch behind the 3.0lx....

    but as bondo said, when the boat is loaded to its normal capacity, the...
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    Re: Installing lower unit

    I assume this is a stringer drive? (1977)..

    have you lubed it well? sometimes I seen problems where the spline cavity was filled with too much grease thinking it would squeeze out... but it...
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    Re: Impeller issues needs some help.

    first, a '91 with a 5.7 should not be equipped with a king cobra.... is the top plate on the drive unit humped or is it flat? the king cobra had the cone clutch and had a different shaped top...
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    Re: New cobra owner

    sorry to hear about your purchase of the king cobra... parts are extremely hard to find for theses drives, but when they work, they are good drive units.... I believe the king cobra was OMC's first...
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    Re: 89 4.3 omc not running

    are you getting fuel down the throat of the carb?... if this isnt happening, it wont run.. you can pour a couple tablespoons of fresh fuel down the carb, which if its getting good blue spark, it...
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    Re: Pre Alpha shift issues driving me crazy

    what you are being told by your local guy as to how it SHOULD work, may not be correct... have you ran the boat on the water to see how the shift lever works in relation to the direction the boat...
  17. need help finding sterndrive parts on this site....

    I am searching for outdrive parts for a 1969 120hp merc sterndrive unit.... when i go to the parts lookup all I get are engine parts showing and nothing for the drive unit...

    I have had this...
  18. Re: questions again.... 181ci 4cyl timing problem....

    so after all my troubles with this engine since I got it 8 months ago, the problem has been resolved... it is the delco remy marine distributor and it was set up incorrectly.... by someone before I...
  19. Re: questions again.... 181ci 4cyl timing problem....

    after ALL ive gone thru to get the engine running correctly, I found the centrifugal advance in the distributor to be off.... the distributor is giving 23 degrees when it should be limited to 16...
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    Re: Oil choices...

    I use 85wt gear oil in the outdrive, and the engine I use delo 400 diesel engine oil... it has superior protection over standard automotive engine oils, and is a better oil than semi-synthetics....
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