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Old 05-28-2010, 02:21 AM
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Cool 211 liberator

I have an 86 four winns 211 liberator i was told that maybe it was limited edition she has mercruiser 454 mag & alpha drive 330 hp also has 3 strip pant scheme sliver,Burgundy,black & red its very cool looking in & out of the water but i have never seen a liberator with my pant job and what of the merc 454 mag from most the libs i have seen if their mercs it seems their always 350s or king cobra did four winns make 86 libs with merc 454s & drives. any help or info would be great. THX.
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It has been a long time but, I dont remember them ever building a 211 with a 454....Also..I think that 454/Alpha was only in 1987. With some 88s floating around...
Maybe someone put that BB in her ?

Sounds like a cool package...I always liked 211s
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:57 AM
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I have a 87 211 liberator. It has a 454 with bravo 1 original.
Burgundy and gray colors. Waxed every yr and stored indoors
still in good condition even get 2-3 compliments a yr on it.
Right now I'm having the motor rebuilt for increased HP.
Orginal setup pushed boat 54-55 mph. I called Four Winns
some yrs ago to ask if boat could handle the increased HP.
They replied that there are some liberators that were
built at the factory with some unique setups. such as twin motors
on bigger lib's or like mine I guess. I'm the 3rd owner.
I've owned 15yrs bought in 95.
The 2nd owner said that the 1st owner had it built this
way with the idea of building up the motor. But never did it
Anyway Always nice to hear about fellow liberator owners.

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Old 06-24-2010, 09:53 AM
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I remember one like that with a small block and was called something like, 2+2.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:21 AM
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I have an 86 four winns 211 liberator i was told that maybe it was limited edition she has mercruiser 454 mag & alpha drive 330 hp also has 3 strip pant scheme sliver,Burgundy,black & red its very cool looking in & out of the water but i have never seen a liberator with my pant job and what of the merc 454 mag from most the libs i have seen if their mercs it seems their always 350s or king cobra did four winns make 86 libs with merc 454s & drives. any help or info would be great. THX.
A true 454 Magnum is 365 HP. They never put that in front of an Alpha drive. (Thank god!) I'd be real careful with that engine / drive combination on hard starts and in rough water. It's not called "the hand grenade combination" for no reason.
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I had an 86 211 I bought new, and there were no 454's available in that boat. You had to go up to a 241 to get the BB, and it was a 330 in front of an Alpha.
Brandobad's boat was modified by a previous owner; it did not come out of the Four Winns factory that way. There were several mfg's in that era that made the mistake of placing an Alpha behind the 454, the Pachanga comes to mind......

The 86 211 is a classic-styled offshore- teak deck, squared-off windshield and Bomar etc. The hull has its limitations- IMHO, it's best served with a stout stroked SBC with an Alpha SS behind it.
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You had to go up to a 241 to get the BB, and it was a 330 in front of an Alpha.
Absolutley correct on the 330 HP version of the 454 being the only BB available from the factory in front of a poor, hapless Alpha drive. I can't tell you how many I've seen blown up. Even Mercury High Performance Gear Lube tends to look like Never Sieze in pretty short order.

Believe it or not, a guy who lives not far from me has an '87 Pachanga with the 454 / 330 Alpha setup - and it's never been apart. The guy babies the hell out of it though.
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Buddy of mine has a nice 211. Had it re-shot in all black.....he keeps the teak looking like new......real pretty boat. It actually has a 305/Alpha combo.
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I have heard of a couple of 211 that came with a 454
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I have heard of a couple of 211 that came with a 454
I've 'heard' lots of things in my all my years as well..... for facts, see my post above.
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