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    Re: Merc 305 to Volvo 350 swap

    I thought about it, then I thought about how I like actually having a life and not having my wife yell at me.
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    Re: Merc 305 to Volvo 350 swap

    Last update on the project. O2BatSea owes me a buck. Transom was actually dry. Drilled about 4 holes in different areas. The rest of the stringers....rotted to hell. So total investment - $500...
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    Re: Pre-Alpha drive wiring

    Im on it guys! And thanks, I was about to just jump wires and then saw how easy it was. Project has been put on hold for the holidays, but should be back at it soon!
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    Re: Merc 305 to Volvo 350 swap

    Thanks Chris. Ill get into that whenever I get around to it. Just found a section of the engine bay rotted out....Thankfully its not on the keel or transom. Gonna have to do deck replacement.
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    Paragon Transmission rebuild?

    Hey let me know if its not allowed, but I got a free transmission with my engine that I dont need at all. May need to be rebuilt, may not? Seems the shaft isnt locking up when I put it in drive or...
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    Pre-Alpha drive wiring

    Fixing up my fixer upper and I saw the wires leading into the transom for what I'm assuming is limit switches for the drive lift. Those wires are shot and litterally crumbling. Think I am SOL or...
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    Re: Merc 305 to Volvo 350 swap

    So I have been debating that. Not too sure about punching a hole into the hull for that...Best placement? Best method? Or just removing the seawater pump and using the drives...
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    Re: Merc 305 to Volvo 350 swap

    Just want to say thank you to everyone! Sorry its been a bit, I finally got around to ripping out the old engine and sure enough, just gotta swap out some components and it should be good to go! ...
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    Re: Merc 305 to Volvo 350 swap

    Im on boss! Already too the outdrive off. Planning on swapping out the coupler and flywheel IF they will match up. otherwise back to square one. From the looks of it the Volvo used a raw water...
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    Re: Merc 305 to Volvo 350 swap

    Haha I hear ya. Ive brought back some other much smaller boats with outboards on them. Ive already started to rip out carpeting, trim, and marking areas for fiberglass reinforcement. Nothing major...
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    Re: Merc 305 to Volvo 350 swap

    Update to this, so a bit more searching, The Volvo is an AQ260 (no letter designation) and the serial number is CU4071 . 22314

    The Transom has this (52??55)22315 and the gimble has this...
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    Merc 305 to Volvo 350 swap

    Hey everyone, Im Jack, new to the boating scene. So Im going to ahve a ton of questions but here is the background. Got suckered into a '79 Searay 22.5 footer for free. The 305 in it was cracked...
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