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Repower of 1979 century


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12-10-10, 07:38 AM   #1  
Repower of 1979 century

I am replacing my worn out 305 chevy v8 (228 mercruiser setup) with a remanufactured engine by merc that delivers 310hp. I wonder if my old outdrive will handle this? the outdrive is a 1.5 ratio, with the top end a pre alpha, mated to an alpha 1 lower unit.

Also, if I found a Bravo 1 outdrive, would it just bolt up to my existing transom assembly and shift cables?

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Ed

 
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12-12-10, 04:01 PM   #2  
I would think your outdrive would hold up fine as long as your not beating on it.

The bravo uses a different gimble ring and tks assembly.

 
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12-13-10, 11:53 AM   #3  
thanks for getting back to me. No, I wont be beating on it. We do water ski, and tube but nothing at 4500rpm.

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