2 x 575 BHP Chief 502 cu. in. marine petrol engines
2 x Borg Warner gearboxes
2 x Mercruiser Mk5 transom units and drives
Plus lots of ancilliary parts
Engines x 2
Built by Chief in U.S.A. in 2003, and have reputedly done 200 hours only. Fitted to a Mediterranean leisure boat of a famous ex F1 driver, and removed when he bought and fitted the super-charged engines from our CUV “Cinzano”.
The specification which includes Dart heads, stainless valves, rockers, push-rods, also up-rated camshaft, pistons etc. can be confirmed with Chief. The heads have been removed for inspection. The bores are very good and would seem to confirm the 200 hour usage. Following some light fire damage to the wiring looms, we sent the ECUs back to the manufacturer – EFI Technology in U.S.A. They advised replacement at a cost of $1948.75 per engine. Also new Mercruiser engine looms would be required, at approx. £140 each. We have not ordered any of these at present, in order that a purchaser may make their own choice regarding these.
The engines are complete with all major components i.e. starters, alternators, power-steering pumps, headers etc.
Gearboxes x 2
Borg Warner Type 72C gearboxes, 1 with tail shaft extension and one without, untried by us, but reported to be in good working order.
Drives x 2
Mercruiser Mk5 transom units complete with 4 power-trim rams and pipes. Complete but require rebuild. The drives and lower units appear to be in reasonable condition but are untested and not disassembled by us.
2 propeller shafts 10” and 54”
2 Mercruiser drive trim pumps
2 Keikeheifer flaps pumps
2 stainless steel transom stand-off brackets for steering rams
2 heavy duty steering rams
1 steering tie-bar
2 aluminium fuel water separators
1 hydraulic steering reservoir
2 Mercruiser engine mounting plates
8 steel angle engine feet, galvanised
4 stainless water-cooled exhaust pipes for staggered installation
2 tail-stock assemblies
2 rev counters
12 assorted Gaffrig gauges, white bezel
1 large tin box of assorted new and used additional spares
We feel that all of the above would be ideal for somebody fitting out a bare hull on a tight budget.
Offers are invited for the whole lot, or we would consider offers for individual items, we need the space, so make us an offer!
For more information ring Tim G, on landline only 018907 51083 (no mobile service here!) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything is stored at Eric Smillie’s workshop in Wargrave in Oxfordshire and can be viewed by appointment. His numbers are 01189 406482 or 07838 152587 or email email@example.com