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Old 09-19-2007, 05:15 PM
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Default Merc Velvet drive and BW 72 C

Is the Merc Velvet Drive tranny the same as a BW 72c?

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The Mercury unit is not the same. The 72c is the better one.
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The Mercury transmission most people call Merc trans, the Borg Warner is known as Velvet Drive trans.
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Thanks guys, I have BW 71C or 72C behind my Merc 400 HP.

I looked at pics of both and clearly the BW is much bigger.

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Thanks guys, I have BW 71C or 72C behind my Merc 400 HP.

I looked at pics of both and clearly the BW is much bigger.

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Check the tag on the tranny case. If it's stamped 10-18, you've got a 72C. If it's 10-17 its a 71

Also, the 72C is 15/16 longer than the 71
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or red 71 and green 72
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:04 AM
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72 handles more HP
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I have a good 72c trs trans if some one needs one.
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I have a good 72c trs trans if some one needs one.
PM me at [email protected] a price and a pic.

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I have a fresh 0 hour BW C72 plug in stlye for sale, just rebuilt with a new pump. It is good to 900+ hp, with 11 forward clutchs, pm if interested.Thanks, Steve.
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