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Thread: Motor conversation.

  1. #1
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    Default Motor conversation.

    Hi guys I have a 70’s 120 mercruiser with outdrive still on the shipping crate. I would like to put it in my 1919 gidley launch. My question is what inboard transmission is right for me.

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    Default Re: Motor conversation.

    we need pics of the launch
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Motor conversation.

    You have an engine and outdrive but there's no trans in the mix?
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Default Re: Motor conversation.

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    Default Re: Motor conversation.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBSebens View Post
    You have an engine and outdrive but there's no trans in the mix?
    Itís a straight shaft, the motor is in the bow. I wanna ditch the out drive get a new bell housing, dampener plate. And transmission. But I not sure which tranny would best for that motor and boat. It is 23í white cedar planking on white oak ribs and keel. The boat is under restoration currently.
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    Default Re: Motor conversation.

    that's a cool boat

    the mercruiser is the wrong motor characterwise
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Motor conversation.

    im thinking an auto conversion flathead greymarine of about fifty to sixty hp would be perfect
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Motor conversation.

    I have a grey marine phantom that came out don’t want to use it all those old motor leak oil.

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    Default Re: Motor conversation.

    I want something a little more reliable. And I have had those motor rebuilt for other restorations to the tune of $7000 CAN. I have this old crate motor just sitting. Would rather spen the money on a transmission then to rebuild my old grey marine.

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