Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > General Discussion > Classic Offshore
1985 Merc 454 rebuilders in Florida >

1985 Merc 454 rebuilders in Florida

Notices

1985 Merc 454 rebuilders in Florida

Old 11-19-2019, 09:33 PM
  #1  
VIP Member
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
bren-ten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 36
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default 1985 Merc 454 rebuilders in Florida

Hey gang,

I had an interesting experience overhauling my original Merc 454's on my 86' Miami Vice Edition 38KV in 2015 and learned a lot.

This time around on my 85' season one Miami Vice Stinger 390X I'm going about it with lessons learned.

The power was running good and smooth when surveyed, I pulled everything to install new transom and stringers.

I have a well recommended overhauler of the TRS drives and transmissions but I am still looking for input on overhauling the original 454's.

I would like to have the original engines disassembled, checked and if solid, rebuilt.

Any recommendations for experienced rebuilders / machine shops in Florida would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Tony




bren-ten is offline  
Old 11-20-2019, 01:06 AM
  #2  
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
iTrader: (3)
 
scippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Jackson, n.j. ~ Brooklyn, n.y.
Posts: 1,750
Received 6 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Flagship Marine in Punta Gorda ..(941) 639-3738....They built all the race engines in the height of the 70's & 80's racing days.
Ask for Steve.....He sold me my 35' Cigarette with 2 of the best 575 cu in engines Flagship ever built!
scippy is offline  
Old 11-20-2019, 06:06 AM
  #3  
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
resurrected's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Owen Sound Ont.
Posts: 578
Received 86 Likes on 58 Posts
Default

Do I see three Deloreans?
That's awesome!
resurrected is offline  
Old 11-20-2019, 07:25 AM
  #4  
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
cig28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: East Coast
Posts: 481
Received 23 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

There is a Miami vice Chris craft sitting and rotting away in NJ/Pennsylvania and the owner think when he goes to sell it and he's going to be able to retire from the profit. It has a emblem stating it is one of the show boats, how true I can't confirm that.
cig28 is offline  
Old 11-21-2019, 07:46 AM
  #5  
VIP Member
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
bren-ten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 36
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by scippy View Post
Flagship Marine in Punta Gorda ..(941) 639-3738....They built all the race engines in the height of the 70's & 80's racing days.
Ask for Steve.....He sold me my 35' Cigarette with 2 of the best 575 cu in engines Flagship ever built!

Thank you very much, I will give them a call.
bren-ten is offline  
Old 11-21-2019, 07:52 AM
  #6  
VIP Member
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
bren-ten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 36
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by resurrected View Post
Do I see three Deloreans?
That's awesome!
Thanks! Yes, that's my business.

I own DeLorean Motor Company Florida in Orlando... my guys are happy the Stinger is out of there and at the glass shop :-)



Last edited by bren-ten; 11-21-2019 at 07:57 AM.
bren-ten is offline  
Old 11-21-2019, 08:09 AM
  #7  
Registered
 
Knot 4 Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Central IL, LOTO
Posts: 7,522
Received 53 Likes on 22 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by bren-ten View Post
Thanks! Yes, that's my business.

I own DeLorean Motor Company Florida in Orlando... my guys are happy the Stinger is out of there and at the glass shop :-)


Way cool! I think your shop was showcased on Car Fix not too long ago?
Knot 4 Me is offline  
Old 11-21-2019, 08:24 AM
  #8  
VIP Member
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
bren-ten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 36
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Knot 4 Me View Post
Way cool! I think your shop was showcased on Car Fix not too long ago?
Yes, thank you for recognizing.

We were just on Car Fix... had to move the Stinger out for filming lol

bren-ten is offline  
Old 11-21-2019, 12:51 PM
  #9  
Registered
 
Knot 4 Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Central IL, LOTO
Posts: 7,522
Received 53 Likes on 22 Posts
Default

Jared is one talented dude! Been following him since he was with Troy Trepanier here in Illinois.
Knot 4 Me is offline  
Old 11-21-2019, 02:07 PM
  #10  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 4,796
Received 51 Likes on 32 Posts
Default

Try express engine in Deland.

(386) 804-3269
Wildman_grafix is offline  

OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

OSO Advertiser