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Old 11-07-2011, 03:50 PM
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Default Ilmor in a 29 Fountain Fever

Has anyone ever seen a Ilmor installed in a newer style Fountain 29 Fever?
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:38 AM
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As Mercury was a major stakeholder in Fountain, it would have to be a retrofit. It shouldn't be a problem to fit one (or two), as Ilmor makes Bravo-style bellhousings for the engines.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:15 PM
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We finally got a chance to get the engine into the engine compartment to see if we were going to need to make any modifications and so far the only thing that's coming up is the bilge pump. We're probably just going to swap it out for a newer smaller one.

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almost there........

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Thanks Jessica and Ian for all your help. You guys have been great!!

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Very clean (and neat) installation and boat - congratulations. The white trim rings on the tailpipes are a nice touch. How does it run?
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looks like it grew there very nice package be sure to let us know how it goes
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Looks great JR. The mufflers look so much better there than in my garage When I come back to Florida in the fall maybe we can work something out and I"ll bring and let you try the -2 Imco shortie that I have sitting in my storage unit in KY. I still think your drive looks way deep.
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Originally Posted by Marginmn View Post
Looks great JR. The mufflers look so much better there than in my garage When I come back to Florida in the fall maybe we can work something out and I"ll bring and let you try the -2 Imco shortie that I have sitting in my storage unit in KY. I still think your drive looks way deep.
Sound great! I agree with you, I think my outdrive's to deep as well.
I might be interested in your lower this fall if the the price is right! PM me some pics and a price you might be able to let it go for.
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If you go with a -2 Imco it is a bit more involved than just bolting the lower on and testing, but it might be well worth it. The Imco water inlet is in the nose and that is a good thing for increasing your water pressure but in many cases it increases pressure so much that you need a relief valve to get rid of the excess. The first time I tested -2's on my Fountain I went from 81ish to 86ish with a set of 525's but it blew my water hose right off the fitting. Relief valves fixed the issue fine.

I should be back in KY in late May and will get you some pics then. For a reasonable usage fee I would not be opposed to letting you try it first to see if it actually helps.
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