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  1. Re: Odd Oil Pressure Problem mercury 5.7 efi with bravo 3

    First thought I have is to verify witha mechanical guage that the pressure is accurate. Have seen similar symptoms -pressure drops after long high speed run - in older high mileage engines and as...
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    Re: Any ideas from pros what this engine is?

    You haven't shared why you are asking about these engines , looking at buying the boat, only the engines for a repower? Personally I have no experince with v drives only IO so I can't comment just...
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    Re: 383 Inboard(V-Drive)build

    Rick where in post #1 that you reference twice did the OP ask for the opinion on piston profile that you offered? Only intake and carb questions.

    You bag on me for expanding scope yet you did...
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    Re: 383 Inboard(V-Drive)build

    rick I didn't quote you because it didn't want to see another long winded response where you say the same thing you have posted over and over again. As usual you're too busy sending links to your...
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    Re: 383 Inboard(V-Drive)build

    Bracker I think you're missing the point Chris was making. If hassle free use vs working on the boat is your goal stick with an off the shelf setup, that has a warranty, and can be serviced by any...
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    Re: Any ideas from pros what this engine is?

    Big block Chevys look carbed hooked up to V drives. In a v drive what is normally the front of engine faces backwards, there is a drive unit that when viewed from the side looks like a v on its side,...
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    Re: 1991 to 1997 7.4L Engine Swap

    Well that explains it, I think you need 4 psi to close the oil pressure switch which you won’t get with water in the jacket. As jack said just t it in by other oil switch and sender should be good. I...
  8. Re: For Antifreeze: Muffs OK or Directly Connect to Suction Side of Raw Water Pump ??

    rick is still hung up on the camco system use... if you drain the water and prob drain ports to ensure no sediment is holding back water, you will be fine. Personally I drain (5 plugs on my engine),...
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    Re: 1991 to 1997 7.4L Engine Swap

    Did you mean oil level is good or you verified the level sensor is working? Drive oil level can be good & level sensor can be broken setting off alarm.

    but if your oil pressure switch is screwed...
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    Re: 1991 to 1997 7.4L Engine Swap

    Or do you think something else is setting off the alarm?[/QUOTE]
    Drive lube bottle low level
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    Re: 1991 to 1997 7.4L Engine Swap

    Can't Remeber Sh$t
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    Re: 1991 to 1997 7.4L Engine Swap

    The oil pressure switch could be bad , which is a different sensor than gauge sender.

    Drive lube level monitor would also set it off.

    I think both of these you can take these off and either...
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    Re: engine for boat help please

    Agreed on he test run and compression test, but what is the point of getting a receipt stating a running engine vs as is and a traceable form of payment unless you expect some recourse if it blows up...
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    Re: engine for boat help please

    This wont happen for a private sale of a used engine, if you want a warranty go buy a reman or new base engine, for which you will pay much more.
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    Re: engine for boat help please

    1995 should be a drop in plug and play replacement
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    Re: engine for boat help please

    In 1990 3.0 switched flywheel size to 14" and went to a one pice rear main sealas long as donor motor is one th same side of that change you are good.
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    Re: engine for boat help please

    Why not just rebuild your existing engine or get a drop in replacement? Even if block is freeze damaged you can find anywhere from a used take out to new base engine depending on your budget.
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    Re: Neither engine will idle.

    Yes bravos do not use a shift cut out only alpha drives
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    Re: 460 king cobra in a f100

    rick he is saying marine exhaust won't fit....
  20. Thread: 1988 baretta

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    Re: 1988 baretta

    When it stalls do you have fuel in the carb (pump throttle and see accelerator pump discharge) and have you checked for spark like with an inexpensive spark gap tester? What's the maintenance history...
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