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  1. Correct Head Torque
  2. 502/415 MPI Gen VI Camshaft / Computer
  3. A New Style Fuel Pump
  4. 4150 Carb Dimensions
  5. Keyless Ignition Merc
  6. Looking for cam and intake suggestions
  7. How to Grease a Coupler
  8. Thru Hull Scoop
  9. Exhaust reversion
  10. Exhaust thru an extension box
  11. Motor serial numbers?
  12. The difference between a gen..
  13. Getting new gel coat... couple of questions
  14. Winter Is Too Long
  15. Mercury Racing Class I Engine
  16. #6 Drive Spacers needed
  17. Flow-Torq II + 502/415 = ?
  18. SSM#3 install on my Donzi Z-33 Help?
  19. 2.5 HP per cubic inch, How hard is it?
  20. Calling all oldtimers, er, "experienced boaters" - Merc motors over the years
  21. *****cat no more
  22. FORD 351 W Rebuild ... I need advice
  23. Imco 4 x 4 Drives compared to Merc's Bravo Design
  24. special spline grease merc makes?
  25. oil consumption ...
  26. Family & Performance Boating
  27. Throttle Up Propellers on Vacation!
  28. Hi all a newbie question
  29. Pullin 89' 454's installin 99' 502 MPI's
  30. edelbrock victor jr cnc heads
  31. bravo transom assembly
  32. Johnson crank driven pump capability
  33. Spring Break with Throttle Up Propellers and Hydromotive
  34. Jack Plate siezed
  35. Lifting Pirelli flooring
  36. Doing Springs, Lifters too?
  37. Best way to make 600 hp?
  38. Drive shower or not to Drive shower ?
  39. marine carb
  40. who does good gelcoat work in Austin
  41. Installing silent choice exhaust.
  42. 21' cobalt repower 5.7 to 8.1
  43. 496 shift interupt
  44. Marine Carb or Not
  45. ?496 Mag Ho Or Hp 525 Efi?
  46. Run frig off from inverter?
  47. engine rotation ?
  48. Bravo- engaging while in neutral
  49. fountain 42, which power?
  50. Alpha Gimbal Housing
  51. Piston Sprayers
  52. 496 MAG H.O. Torque
  53. what kind of engine wear to expect?
  54. Why Solid Lifters?
  55. 496 Mag HO
  56. Guage panel
  57. Rubber trailer bumpers
  58. Drive Re-finish
  59. Ford 351 Compression Ratio
  60. 4 or 5 blade prop? who has tried both?
  61. Merc model number
  62. Marinizing an HEI
  63. What's a good cam upgrade for a 575SCI??
  64. Go Ahead--RIP MY HEART OUT on this 565cid cam...
  65. Scrap $ Value of Stainless Steel
  66. Crossover info
  67. Carpet/floor/Bolster help
  68. Intake Part#
  69. AN Stainless braided hose ends
  70. Trim pump solenoid
  71. Need Mistress Hatches, Fairing, Helm
  72. adding K planes
  73. " Dennis Moore" type book for 4.3???
  74. GPS survey
  75. Gauge Removal and Updating
  76. Lobe separation
  77. 502 MPI System, whats it worth?
  78. painting boat
  79. Cam timing adjustment
  80. HP for insurance
  81. Looking for Fuel injection.
  82. TRS gimbal ring help needed...
  83. Bravo Shop ?
  84. throttle levers a little off....
  85. What is difference 502EFI / 500HP?
  86. Any way to save rusty block/heads???
  87. Why would pink coolant drain out of 496 mag?
  88. 7.4L & 454 Magnum.
  89. Bravo Top Cap
  90. What is the process of hard anodizing?
  91. Can you guess what this photo is?
  92. Baja 38 special model 2000
  93. experience with UNI-Top CMI??
  94. Double Tie-Bars?
  95. Wet/Dry exhaust
  96. Piston to wall clearance
  97. Picture of IMCO Lowered Alt & P/S Bracket?
  98. anyone running .010 piston to cyl clearance?
  99. speedmaster gimbles
  100. loose hydraulic steering
  101. Theoretical Motor Build Up!
  102. HP 500 Heads
  103. Anybody using the XM to GPS weather radar interface?
  104. Stringer Core Removal Question?
  105. difference's in engine blocks
  106. 454mag rebuild in progress
  107. Ford 5.0 Bigger Cam, Shaving Heads, Roller Rockers... Extra Speed vs Reliability
  108. alt not charging till you rev it
  109. Desktop Dyno 2000 work with WIN XP ?
  110. 496 Draining raw water
  111. What to spray on engine for corrosion?
  112. Tail Pipes For Stellings
  113. blue print hull and dial motors
  114. What do engines weigh??
  115. Newbie: Marine Motor Questions
  116. Need a blower hatch for a 42 Fountain
  117. Doe's boost affect valve spring requirements?
  118. Going from a 502 mag to a 500efi
  119. engine builders
  120. Backfiring Issues
  121. Speed loss thru Bottom paint
  122. p/s pump and engine rotation
  123. Valve seat question
  124. Removing Imron graphics from a Fountain
  125. 502 with low oil pressure.
  126. Blower question
  127. numbers on the top of the pistons
  128. Thermal heat rejection
  129. HP500 Lifter Valley Tray - What's it for?
  130. Cylinder Pressure?
  131. Dyno sheet from Mesa
  132. 575 sci air cleaner ?
  133. New Here... Break in period Cig-20
  134. Digital Cam question
  135. headers flange
  136. Billet crossovers on 575SCi's
  137. Trim Tab Mounting
  138. HYDROCRUISER on COOLANT
  139. Carb Advice, Please!!
  140. Minneapolis area performance marine service?
  141. big jet drive
  142. are carb spacers worth 200 bucks ?
  143. Cleaning aluminum intake
  144. Budget Boat 330
  145. Neutral Safety Switch
  146. Anyone with any experience with bmax drives?
  147. manley valves??
  148. Synthetic for T R S ??
  149. Air Brushing
  150. silent choice or switchable mufflers
  151. Need suggested exhaust for 650 hp bb 540's
  152. intake manifold choice?
  153. Moroso Distributor Timing Indicator
  154. Engine Cradle
  155. HP 500 EFI Valve Spring Update Question
  156. Drive Swap
  157. 8.1 Knock Sensor
  158. Amsoil's New Gear Lube
  159. Which blower system is the best???
  160. jet ski pump condition? How? Kawasaki1100zxi
  161. oops
  162. Single Plane Intake Manifolds.
  163. 454 manifold suggestions
  164. 1993 502 exhaust manifolds
  165. 500HP's to 575's???
  166. Anybody need a pair of CMI tailpipes, half price?
  167. need trim indicator part.
  168. 454 vs. 496 exhaust angle
  169. Stock 502MagMPI Rebuild
  170. 350 mpi cam question
  171. 496 Engine Harness needed
  172. I need an Alpha lower and 4.3 V6 longblock.
  173. Thunderbolt IV
  174. Low water PU's
  175. New BB water pumps for $80???
  176. Rubber bumpers
  177. wet sanding / polishing ??
  178. Sea Strainers
  179. Methanol Additive
  180. Charger custom install
  181. Volvo Penta's new drive system
  182. Fiberglass Repair
  183. Drive recommendations
  184. gear case.com
  185. Parts Needed
  186. Dyno near Milwaukee WI
  187. reversion???
  188. How do I figure boost?
  189. 1100 Rpm @ Idle/ Bad For Xr Drives?
  190. Who does the gimbal overhauls?
  191. Paint removal
  192. I Can Now Fix Your Lower Gimbal Ring
  193. YAMAHA 200VMax 2002 model tech question
  194. engine covers
  195. Diacom Marine EFI Software
  196. Retrofitting a pad to an existing hull...
  197. expert motor builders w/ blowers advise wanted
  198. MerCruiser Power Steering
  199. upgrade a Bravo
  200. ARIZONA SPEEDA & MARINE UPGRADE?
  201. Opinions on painting / coating aluminum swim platform
  202. ITS slop factor?
  203. Does anyone have the Phone number for Joey Griffin's shop?
  204. Alien Cowling FOR YAMAHA 150VMax TRP 1998
  205. Updating a black helm?
  206. Whipple charger on 525EFI
  207. 496 HO advice
  208. which props
  209. Mfgrs claims on weight?Scarab 33'?2000yr
  210. E-a-g-l-e-s!!!!!!!!!
  211. How much is a blown XR worth?
  212. Metallurgical question
  213. Power steering expansion tank
  214. 9:1 compression and a blower with low boost
  215. 454 MPI stalling
  216. dart intakes
  217. Black Silicon Heater Hose
  218. 28 Daytona speed options... What works best?
  219. BBC Heads- worth any $$
  220. HP Gimble?
  221. Fuel Injection
  222. Prop Help
  223. Volvo Marine AntiCorrosion System
  224. Battery Charger Wiring Question
  225. 34 Scarab Repower
  226. Long Term Engine Storage
  227. Grease Fittings On Your Bravo 1 Housing
  228. Best Nose Cone
  229. New Fountain owner, need suggestions on setting up boat lift
  230. Pushrod Help
  231. bravo skeg
  232. O ringed block
  233. What year did Mercruiser go from "v" to serpintine
  234. Prop for TQ or HP for top speed???
  235. what cam with my combo
  236. Wtb 496 Ho Pcm/ecu?
  237. I JUST GOT MY 3" WINCH STRAP UNBELIEVABLE!!
  238. 2001 Ford f-150 super crew,, 4x4 5.4 L front brake rotor removal
  239. Hp500 improvements
  240. Livorsi Controls Conversion
  241. bbc valve cover GM botie
  242. -2" shorties
  243. cutting transom for drive
  244. HP500 Piston to valve clearance
  245. Afr 315cnc - 114cc, Cam?????????
  246. Listen to this blown 383 small block
  247. HP500 Roller Rockers
  248. Mercury 500 Exhaust Help
  249. cam card
  250. Value of 454 Mag Gev V take out
  251. Full Time Mufflers
  252. Vortec Heads
  253. rev limiter on hp500
  254. brodix
  255. Smartcraft for 525EFI
  256. Porting and Polishing heads
  257. exaust mods for 27 datona hp500 ?????
  258. oil temp sender location
  259. Anybody have pics of their hyd. steering rigging?
  260. Carb Advice needed, Please
  261. Need Quiet Exhaust Help
  262. stringer 800 to Merc. adapter plate
  263. bravo xz gimbal bearing
  264. Need Advice on Raw Water System
  265. XRs, XZs, IMCO, ?
  266. Help With Blower Cam.
  267. Big inch small blocks?
  268. How can I get 500 HP out of a 502 EFI?
  269. oil pressure mystery
  270. Thank You Livorsi !!!!
  271. How About Allstate Carburetors???
  272. Difference between Mercruiser 496 Vs. Volvo 496?
  273. 454 mag rev limiter
  274. How Much $ For A 2" Shortie
  275. motor mounts
  276. markIV 454mag dissmantle
  277. pump for filling drive oil?
  278. Air actuated silent choice
  279. Bravo Parts Help
  280. trimtab switch location?
  281. Helping Bravo's Live - Detuning
  282. serial numbers on motors
  283. Volvo Diesel's
  284. you guys w/ bravos & non mercruiser engines
  285. Shop to do a CAM install on my 496MAG in VA?
  286. Reclibrate ECU
  287. Carb jetts and bad dyno
  288. 496ho with wipples
  289. Cajun
  290. cost to replace a transom
  291. procharged hp500efi or whippled 540 carb
  292. The real differences between 496Mag & HO
  293. Asd6 Chain To Gear ?
  294. speed estimate
  295. hp500 shortblock rebuild, done locally?
  296. Aluminum or cast iron manifolds
  297. Hydraulic steering options for twim PM 300
  298. Starters
  299. Starter for 496ho
  300. Oil leaking problem on Bravo 1
  301. Bravo1/XR parts interchange?
  302. 496HO Coupler and water pump price shock
  303. Steering Hub
  304. PC seals and Ferrea valves
  305. IMCO ALT/PS Bracket
  306. mounting tabs
  307. 280s Trim pump leaking
  308. blackhawk drive
  309. Why mechanical fuel pumps on 1000+ hp?
  310. 2'' imco shortie any on a 24 ol baja
  311. Cutting High Pressure steering hose
  312. CHRIS CAT Knowledge ?
  313. carb set up on a 540
  314. desk top dyno
  315. Q-jet Jetting
  316. fuel pump
  317. baja hull question
  318. porting of heads on 496HO
  319. Aftermarket Freshwater Cooling systems ?
  320. Any benifit to blocking off exhaust passage under intake??
  321. Upgrading 454 VolvoPenta DP's
  322. HP500 Valve springs checked ok, engine builder did not replace?
  323. water pressure
  324. imco steering?
  325. Huber transmission flange question?
  326. Restricted Water Passage
  327. 502 mag efi rebuild
  328. How much HP can "new" Bravo's
  329. Who made my BBC port FI manifold?
  330. Service Manuals ...
  331. Model heads on 525sc heads
  332. Electropolishing?
  333. Trade Gen V or Gen VI Block
  334. Fuel Injection on my Gen. VI 454 HO's
  335. Too Lean?
  336. pulse drive
  337. Exhaust Dilema
  338. motor builders advice
  339. Wanted- CMI exhaust for BBC's
  340. Fuel pressure ??
  341. Enderle Fuel injection
  342. Outdrive Rigging Question and Who makes the best shortie drives?
  343. Hull problem???
  344. Hot water shower on 496HO???
  345. Steering
  346. Modified Transoms
  347. 1 inch bravo xr extension
  348. How does gear change affect need for new prop pitch?
  349. painting and repair?
  350. Comp. and leak down
  351. 1990 Baja 320
  352. HP 525 Indtake Swap
  353. Drive shower info KIC Engineering MCO5p??
  354. I need a new carb!!!!
  355. 502 Heads, square or oval?
  356. 502 Gen 6 Bare Block needed
  357. exhaust valves
  358. Pressure check Gill exhaust mani's
  359. XR nosecone
  360. 496 Mag HO with 400hrs
  361. Help, Need for more speed - '05 Fountain 29 Fever HP500EFI
  362. Need a hatch ram for a Cigarette (Merc)
  363. Tandem Trailer Brakes
  364. Trim Tabs Stuck To Transome
  365. power curves
  366. Where can I find 1.36:1 gears for Alpha One?
  367. how strong are bravo ones
  368. Gaffrig Fuel Senders
  369. 500efis with XR
  370. TRS preload
  371. arneson drives
  372. Bravo One LH Rotation
  373. Trim Pump Pressure Relief Valve
  374. What props to buy??
  375. Edelbrock Marine Heads
  376. Speedmaster 4
  377. cutting new speaker holes
  378. Bravo Inner Transom Template
  379. Replacement Pistons for an HP500 EFI
  380. What should spark plugs be gapped at?
  381. Long Block Advice
  382. POS Jeep!
  383. TRS - how to tell the difference between Merc and BW trannies?
  384. Stainless Marine & HP
  385. Rapid Hitch
  386. Anyone have a hailer?
  387. question on heads and cam choice
  388. 650 hp Crate engine from World
  389. Suggest a GPS
  390. How do I make this hole bigger?
  391. Need Speed
  392. reverse spam Whipple 3.3 Carb Polished
  393. Oil Pan- What Style???
  394. Oil pressure varies @ idle
  395. Throttles & shifters like new
  396. Intercooler for 525SC
  397. 454 Merc overheating, PLEASE HELP!!!
  398. ported or aluminum heads
  399. Early style head swap for Vortech? Need help please.
  400. Safely raising a boat for bottom work???
  401. who has a molded into hull water intake??
  402. Keith Eickert Oil Pan Kit
  403. what is the service life of KE bellhsg coolers?
  404. internal flappers
  405. Experts: Runner length and volume?
  406. Stainless Marine or Gil Exhaust
  407. Life of a 502efi
  408. dual water pickup
  409. Backfired .....
  410. 496 ho s with Wipples
  411. drive question
  412. 02 35 fountain prop ?
  413. Blower rebuild
  414. looking for sbc valve cover centerbolt adapters
  415. Whats the diff between a #5 and #6
  416. try to stay awake while driving
  417. konrad conversion
  418. props stamped MAZCO?
  419. props fit what drive?
  420. Engine balancing question
  421. sea strainer install
  422. Running on a hose with an Imco 'SC' lower??
  423. looking for prop advice: 382 FasTech
  424. 525 sc's, yea or nea
  425. Options to quiet exhaust
  426. Which Eagle Crank???
  427. Blue Printing Hull in S W Fla FT Meyers /Cape Coral area
  428. VC Performance Epoxy question
  429. Hydraulic roller cam question
  430. Bravo water Question
  431. BBC oil cooler?
  432. Which gear ratio is better???
  433. New heads?
  434. need help on cam
  435. Are GenV hp500 Crankshafts Nitrided?
  436. Valves
  437. Intercooler wanted
  438. 496 oil pump screen
  439. Water Pressure Gauge ?
  440. Big Block Suggestions Needed
  441. Oil Line routing?
  442. Up the river with no 91 octane
  443. Small Block Help
  444. Best practic for cutting hole in aluminum dash for new gauges
  445. Info on Nickerson carb work
  446. max bore for Gen V???
  447. compression question
  448. Need help reading codes on 1993 Chevy Truck and Diagnosing Problem
  449. Squish and Head Gaskets
  450. Impellar kit, housing and all
  451. speed calculations
  452. What's the best silicone for rub rail?
  453. Cam change with motor still in boat
  454. IMCO shorty on a Fountain
  455. How do you remove odors from foam padding?
  456. Debut of the XR
  457. compression debate
  458. Latham Steering - Imco Rams ?
  459. 302 ford distributer
  460. Low Mount Alt. & P/S Pump Location
  461. Volvo SX Drive U-Joint
  462. Speedmaster III prop options????
  463. XR Top Cap
  464. How to repair? -FOD to the drive skeg
  465. TRS Gimbal Assy..
  466. Removing Sea Water Pump Merc 420 HP
  467. Best way to store a Carb?
  468. Best way to get 600HP--625HP from a HP500 ??
  469. prop shafts
  470. Low Water Pick-up vs Thru The Hull Pick-up
  471. Internal Extension Box
  472. Mercruiser 496HO Mag Risers
  473. Cam Specs 600dpx
  474. 8.1 thermostat and cooling drawing
  475. Many Thanks
  476. Fuel Pump
  477. 29 Fountain
  478. Lifter looks funny
  479. Fast Cats, 25 & 26
  480. Flat tappett?
  481. Anyone using Dana's FLO-Torque manifolds?
  482. touch up paint on swim platform
  483. Gimbals
  484. Alternators
  485. shortie for Christmas
  486. defect in the Merlin III block
  487. some people know how to listen = rmbuilder
  488. drive locks off if no key?
  489. Good Blower Cam?
  490. If you keep your boat on a lift
  491. power for electric fuel pumps ?
  492. Mechanical Fuel Pump For Gen V ???
  493. Dual Battery Switches
  494. how wel does a ford 7.3L non turbo desl pull?
  495. Painting exhaust manifolds
  496. Electric shifter
  497. Dialing in the props...
  498. valve cover gaskets
  499. "Newer" Merc Exchaust?
  500. Electrical and rigging question...