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Old 09-20-2002, 01:55 PM
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Jafo if you want to sell it I may be interested!!!
If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?
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Old 09-20-2002, 02:38 PM
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Come on ...... I know you like power !! HOw about a new Merc 1050sc !!! It will bolt right up ! Just a little hood modification and your in ! Alright ,alright , I think a crate motor is hard to beat . IF you want ,I may be able to get you a bit of a deal on one . I can check if you want . E-mail me at [email protected] if you want . LAter , JOE
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Old 09-20-2002, 07:34 PM
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Crate engine all the way. Just pick your horsepower and go. No decision to make IMO. Can't beat it.

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Old 09-23-2002, 11:28 AM
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Jafo: I've got a 96 vortec 350 for sale. Comes complete with its own 4x4 suburban LS. It's a little more money than the crate motors, but no installation is required.

BTW: Re: shocks on the Excursion; Rancho is bringing out 9 position shocks to replace the 5 position shocks. Right now they are making them as fast as they can. Pulled the boat over the weekend for the first time with the Excursion, and it does need them. Thanks for your advice.
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:00 PM
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Thanks for all the replies guys!
It looks like a GM crate is the best way to go. I will probably spend the few hours it takes to tear down the old one just to see what failed. Being a SBC guy with my boats, it's always good info to find what the weak spots are! I have already discovered it will be at least the same amount of $ to rebuild the original as it is to buy a new one WITH warranty.

boot- 1050SC in a 1/2 ton 'burb? I'm on vacation up in Canada right now, but might take you up on some pricing!

dyno- not planning on sellin' the 'burb.... how about a boat?

chart- love my 'X'! - just shy of 20 mpg haulin ass to Canada! Can't beat that moving nearly 4 tons. Just figures a better shock comes out right after I put mine on this spring- oh well, they still greatly improved the ride!

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