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Old 11-19-2019, 10:33 PM
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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




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Old 11-20-2019, 02:06 AM
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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!
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:06 AM
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Do I see three Deloreans?
That's awesome!
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:25 AM
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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.
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:46 AM
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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.
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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 :-)



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Old 11-21-2019, 09:09 AM
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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?
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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

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Jared is one talented dude! Been following him since he was with Troy Trepanier here in Illinois.
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Old 11-21-2019, 03:07 PM
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Try express engine in Deland.

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