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Old 09-06-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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Big Block Mercruiser wanted

Anyone know of a Big Block Mercruiser for sale? I had just got addicted to very fast boats when my engine blew! I would preferably like a race engine as the engine that blew up was 420HP. However, I'm not too fussy...I just want to get back on to the water. I had plans on entering the August RMYC basic race, so would like to get it running again before then. Any help would be great! Cheers. Russell
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:01 PM   #2
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What's gone wrong with the old motor?
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Hello Jon,
I'm not sure yet, but it sounded fairly terminal. I'm hoping it's just the main bearings or may be a dropped valve. When it went, there was no temp rise or black smoke(the oil press. gauge doesn't work). It just lost power and stopped. When I tried to restart it, it fired up, but clanked noisily. It's at Robin Culpins yard at Dorset Lake at the moment and is going to get lifted out tomorrow. When it's on dry land, i'll start taking it apart to see the extent of the damage. If I can get away with a re-ground crank and new bearings i'll be happy. Can you recommend a good machine shop on the south coast? The only one around seems to be Robinson Engineering and I don't want to use them as they ruined a big block that belonged to my Dad. Regards Russ
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