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    hello. i have an opportunity to buy 93 chaperell with a 5.7 Volvo penta. the lower unit needs to be replaced. i have a 1989 vip with 5.0 omc cobra. my question is can i take the omc lower unit and put it on the Volvo penta?

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    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Jersey Shore

    Default Re: omc compatible

    Why would you do that? OMC is junk. Get a VP lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Docksidemarineservices View Post
    Why would you do that? OMC is junk. Get a VP lower.
    I already own the omc and the lower unit was recently rebuilt now the vip needs the transom redone

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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Portland, Oregon,

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    I agree with Chris!

    1993 would be OMC ..... 1994 would be Volvo Penta.

    Unless the 1993 OMC is a Cone Clutch King Cobra, it will use Dog Clutch engagement.

    Dog Clutch gear selection occurs in the lower unit.
    Cone Clutch gear selection occurs in the upper unit.

    As you can see, none of these drive components will interchange!

    BTW...... Volvo Penta has never used Dog Clutch engagement!

    Rick ... aka Ricardo..... AQ series Volvo Penta repair
    Portland, Oregon
    28' SDN F/B w/ twin Volvo Penta 5.7L DP's

    Please... no PMs! Post your questions on the forum.

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    Island Heights, NJ,

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    re:.... "needs the transom redone" What's wrong with the "transom(shield???? )"? Please note my signature block.... still has original transom shield. I replaced the original 100% OK working drive with a (salvaged from a sunken houseboat) 280 because I wanted the better internals with the higher CID/HP engine.
    Last edited by sandkicker; 09-25-2017 at 01:22 PM.
    Capt Bob
    1969 23ft ChrisCraft Lancer
    Merc 5.7L 260HP/ Volvo 280
    1972 22ft Bristol
    Honda 7.5HP 4 stroke Long shaft

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