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    Default Keeping it cool

    I have a OMC STRINGER 351w ford motor, what is the correct part number for the thermostat kit and oring, and can I get a 180 deg stat. For it?

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    160 is the one you need, never a 180 even with FWC

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    Running holly sniper fuel injection, computer needs to see 180!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79 Caribbean View Post
    Running holly sniper fuel injection, computer needs to see 180!
    Ayuh,..... A fools errand,...... Sell it, 'n put the carb back on it,...... it's a obsolete stringer drive,.....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Ayuh,..... A fools errand,...... Sell it, 'n put the carb back on it,...... it's a obsolete stringer drive,.....
    Wise words!


    FYI..... If raw water cooled, and if running in ocean water, any temp over 140ish will begin the process of salt crystallization.
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    Running fresh water only, guess I’ll have to implement the 2% rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79 Caribbean View Post
    Running fresh water only, guess Iíll have to implement the 2% rule.
    of which is........ ?????


    Seriously..... I would not spend one dime on an old Stringer Drive boat. There are many better options out there.
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    Just need to be 2% smarter than what I’m working with

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79 Caribbean View Post
    Just need to be 2% smarter than what I’m working with
    Ayuh,.... That shouldn't be to tough,.....

    Yer workin' with a motor that was, marine-wise, obsolete by '95,.....

    'n a drive that was obsolete in '86,.....

    Parts for both are either Nla, or 2 or 3 times more than other motors, 'n drives,......
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Already got a nice motor for it, built a 408 marine engine, not really high HP, But great torque, been thru the drive, Ill figure a way to get it to reach a good operating temp. A updated drive will be a hurdle for another day.
    when you find something you love, do what ever it takes to make it what you want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79 Caribbean View Post
    when you find something you love, do what ever it takes to make it what you want!
    If you are in love with this boat, in-fill the transom and install a Volvo Penta stern drive.
    Your Ford engine is Volvo Penta friendly.
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    I plan on replacing the drive as the next part of this project, I will definitely keep the Volvo penta in mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79 Caribbean View Post
    Running holly sniper fuel injection, computer needs to see 180!
    Are you using the 'sniper' box along with an O2 sensor?

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    Yes one down stream O2 sensor

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    So just where did you manage to install the sensor that dosent have wet exaust running thru it?

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    I machined a spacer for the riser

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bt Doctour
    So just where did you manage to install the sensor that dosen't have wet exhaust running thru it?
    Quote Originally Posted by 79 Caribbean
    I machined a spacer for the riser
    May we assume that you machined spacers/risers (for underneath the elbows), and that you installed the O2 sensors in them?
    If so, I am wondering how you penetrated the seawater transfer ports in a water tight scenario.
    Just curious!

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    Can’t seem to post pics from my mobile device, but yes

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    here is the one pic i can get on here
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    I have an inboard outboard that is currently sitting in the water. Can I change the impellers or will water start flooding in when I remove the cover?

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    Most I/O drives, the impeller is in the drive. Canít tell unless I know what drive your dealing with. But I wouldnít do in on the water either way.

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    Vick, best to start your own post but unless its a volvo I would say not possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vick View Post
    I have an inboard outboard that is currently sitting in the water. Can I change the impellers or will water start flooding in when I remove the cover?

    I agree..... best to start a new thread in the correct forum section.
    This is the OMC forum section.
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