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Old 01-09-2023, 09:32 PM
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292 / 302 / 311 SR1 with Small Blocks and Alpha drives. Anybody ever see it / do It ?
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Old 01-10-2023, 06:43 AM
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Sounds like a bad idea to me, unless there was three of them
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Iíve seen 311 with small blocks but never with alpha drives. Same goes with the 302.
I as well donít think it would be a good combo for that setup.
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Why?
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Few late 80ís Scarab IIís in my area still around since new with 330hp 454ís andAlpha drives. No real issues with them.
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I know of a 302 that came from the factory with small blocks/Arnesons. Not sure if the guy still has it but it's been sitting inside for years just collection dust.
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Service manager at the marina says the 6.2 Mercruiser is equal in power to the 7.4 , when propped correctly gives the same performance and better fuel economy.
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Small blocks and Arnesons, I would think the center of mass would be too far forward to run really well. Unless the cabin was gutted and had ballast in the stern.
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Originally Posted by resurrected View Post
Small blocks and Arnesons, I would think the center of mass would be too far forward to run really well. Unless the cabin was gutted and had ballast in the stern.
Engines mounted backwards with v-drives feeding baby Arnesons.
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Originally Posted by bunky1957 View Post
Service manager at the marina says the 6.2 Mercruiser is equal in power to the 7.4 , when propped correctly gives the same performance and better fuel economy.
Are you looking to repower an existing boat that has Alphas already?
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