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Old 06-05-2006, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: Running a LH prop - drive question

It really involves the thrust on the vertical shaft shoving against the top cover of the drive
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It really involves the thrust on the vertical shaft shoving against the top cover of the drive
Doesnt it always?
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I was told from Merc, DO NOT run a gear case in reverse as forward./QUOTE]

I agree with eMotiondriver - I have always heard that the issue of running a RH bravo as a "lefty" involves the cone clutch assembly.
There isnt a RH or LH bravo, just a bravo. There are LH/RH alpha, TRS and SM drives.
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Default Re: Running a LH prop - drive question

Mercury has a Bravo part # for RH & LH
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Mercury has a Bravo part # for RH & LH
Is it the same number
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Mercury has a Bravo part # for RH & LH
I just went to mercruiserparts.com and it only shows one number.

If you want to think there are 2, then go ahead.
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I believe that you cant run an outboard gearcase in reverse. That is why they have right and left offshore gearcases. The Bravo can run in either direction and its okay.

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I just went to mercruiserparts.com and it only shows one number.

If you want to think there are 2, then go ahead.
I called a dealer for a friend TODAY and they needed a part #. The only reason I called, is because we know the family thats owns the dealership, he needed a part # I told him the ratio, he said there are part #'s for RH&LH....

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I called a dealer for a friend TODAY and they needed a part #. The only reason I called, is because we know the family thats owns the dealership, he needed a part # I told him the ratio, he said there are part #'s for RH&LH....

Believe what you want to, that there are 2 part numbers, that there are rh and lh gears.

Or you can know the truth. There is no such thing as a LH or RH Bravo drive. There is one Bravo Drive and it can run in RH or LH rotation.

The issue of changing the rotation of a drive after its been run for a while will be a matter of opinion. Chances are if it breaks when you change rotation, it was going to break soon anyway.
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