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Old 09-23-2005, 11:12 AM
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Are you sure that the 6a has a hump on top of the drive? I thought that the "hump" was only on the dry sump. Not questioning your info, just trying to educate myself.

caveman,
What year is the boat? That would give a good idea as to which drives they are. If they are 1st generation 6's, you need to find out how much time is "really" on the drives because, according to Matt at T-N-T, there are no more gear-sets for these drives. He told me last year when he did mine that I would have to "Do something" the next go-round. As in buy a completely diffrent drive or change the lowers. I have the 1st generation and the counter rotation is in the lower. Also, a little known fact is that 6's are usually only good for about 150 hours before they need a rebuild.
If you could get the serial number off the drive, you could call Matt and ask him which drive you are looking at, or possibly look it up at mercruiserparts.com.
I hope this helps.

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What up Bud? Looks like it's a little chilly up there

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Old 09-23-2005, 12:26 PM
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Tonto & Caveman,

I spoke with Jeff @ CMC (Compition Marine Center)
a week or so ago. And It's my understand that the old gear
sets are no longer available as you stated.

How ever now mercury offers a conversion get
that retro's it to make it the same as the 6a's in reference
to the gear that is. The intial retro is about a Grand.
but after that you can exchange gears just like any other
# 6 at normal cost.

Caveman,
Unless it's huge power, you shouldn't have to worry
to much about what I said above. But if it ever came to be
an issue. At least the drives retro now instead of being obsolete.


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Old 10-28-2005, 07:55 PM
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Here is the drives on the new to me Skater.

What style are they?
How can one tell without taking apart if they are converted
to dry sump?
I was told by the original owner it had 1.24 ratio.
However it has been thru two dealers Cumberland and
Aqua toy store. Dont know if they are the original drives.
Cant get a straight answer out of them.
There is a small screw under the cavitation plate
marked 1.36. This is the ratio I need.
Is there any other way to tell the ratio without
counting teeth?


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Old 10-28-2005, 07:58 PM
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I believe that mine are the old style (maybe someone who can tell will verify). They have been upgraded and converted to dry-sump.

Craig are there any other drain plugs other then the
one under the Bullet. I have one under the bullet and under
the cavitation plate. Some one mentioned if it is a converted
dry sump it will have a additional drain plug.

Can anyone confirm this???
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There is only two drain plugs on these one under the bullet
and one under the cavitation plate.
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cave run the asd and get rid of those 6's it take to much hp to turn em...what do you want for em
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In order for them to be dry sumped, there has to be an oil reservoir. There are two different reservoir styles I believe but none the less there has to be a reservoir in order for them to be dry sumped.

Turn the input shaft and count the output shaft orientation!

1.24:1 = 80% of a revolution for the propeller shaft or 10 o'clock
1.35:1 = 74% of a revolution for the propeller shaft or 9 o'clock
1.47:1 = 68% of a revolution for the propeller shaft or 8 o'clock
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In order for them to be dry sumped, there has to be an oil reservoir. There are two different reservoir styles I believe but none the less there has to be a reservoir in order for them to be dry sumped.

Turn the input shaft and count the output shaft orientation!

1.24:1 = 80% of a revolution for the propeller shaft or 10 o'clock
1.35:1 = 74% of a revolution for the propeller shaft or 9 o'clock
1.47:1 = 68% of a revolution for the propeller shaft or 8 o'clock
Way to Go I will try this in the AM.


This resevoir I assume is external and mounted
inside the transom?
There is a sight glass on the inside of the gimbal
assembly. This is to the right of the input shaft.
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cave run the asd and get rid of those 6's it take to much hp to turn em...what do you want for em
HMMM..... Changing gears and sumps and skegs.

I may go with the ASD,s.



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one turn here
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