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Old 11-21-2007, 03:28 PM
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the pump from merc was $1600 the last time they made them.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:34 PM
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I dont think merc makes any parts for them anymore.
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Your right I just looked up some stuff. Pump was 806. but is NLA.
Shaft was 87. Now NLA. Its been a while since I've worked on one. Does Bam have a source for parts? Or are the making some parts for it? I don't know but Labor wise the aren't that involved.
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From what I remember the weak links in the system are the shaft , the hub that holds the clutches and the key way to the pump. I would hope all those pieces and the pump are new in your rebuild price. As far as extra clutches the plates aren't the weakness and more plates put more load on the shaft and the hub. MRD used to custom fabricate a lot of the internal pieces including the hub gear that holds the clutches. I don't know what the did to toughen up the key way to pump connection. Anyway if you rebuild it properly and use new stuff you should be OK for your small blocks.
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I think that I will have some ugly-looking clutches also after mine is taken apart also. Here is how it was driven while the trannies were still good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvckKIIEuls
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Any one using these still? Are they worth having rebuilt? Will they hold up to 450 HP Small Blocks?
There is a gentleman on the board from Kennebunkport, Maine who runs these in a 28 Cigarette. I think his name is Brian. He bought my two Merc trans take - offs as spares. Very knowlegeable, nice guy. It is probably a good idea for you to do a search and contact him.

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I have a pair of BW trs trans. just listed in the swap shop.
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I have these transmissions ad need a seal kit for one. does anyone what part number i'm looking for? I can not find these transmissions listed any where.
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