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Forum: Swap Shop
05-04-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

There's a 496HO group on Facebook. I think there...

There's a 496HO group on Facebook. I think there were a matched pair for sale on there within the past week FYI.
04-06-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I have a set on order since November, was told...

I have a set on order since November, was told October ship date. 11 months!
Forum: Wanted
04-04-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I feel your pain! I'm looking for a new X/XZ...

I feel your pain! I'm looking for a new X/XZ upper gearset also. Ship date got bumped to October I'm told, we ordered the gearset last November! My XZ drive is torn apart in the shop. I'm running...
04-04-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I got fed up with the flimsy poles etc so I made...

I got fed up with the flimsy poles etc so I made my own and I love it. I got a plastic Christmas tree stand and put a piece of PVC pipe in it, I think about 5" dia or so. Cut to the correct length...
03-24-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

The pistons are hypereutectic, not forged. ...

The pistons are hypereutectic, not forged. There's an urban myth that the HO motors had forged pistons, that is not true. The rods are "powdered metal", with an odd size 1.062" piston pin. Many...
Forum: General Q & A
03-18-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 955
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I was wondering this same thing about the need...

I was wondering this same thing about the need for a PS cooler. If you have hydraulic steering (rams outside the boat) I would think they almost act as a cooler themselves???
03-18-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

The 496HO platform is a very reliable, long hour...

The 496HO platform is a very reliable, long hour running engine in general. There are some weaknesses we've seen over time, however not common. These are piston failures, sometimes rods. The stock...
03-03-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Those are all great options for me to look at,...

Those are all great options for me to look at, thanks guys for the help.

Wally, I see that Amazon link has one for a bravo as an option too.

I like the washing machine hose idea.

The Perko...
03-02-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Bravo block off/flushing plate?

I've been pondering building a plate that goes on the transom assembly, and uses the factory studs to secure it in place, just like the outdrive does. Use a rubber gasket glued to the plate so it...
Forum: General Q & A
02-14-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

'04 is a good year. They should have the 2nd gen...

'04 is a good year. They should have the 2nd gen aluminum exhaust manifolds, the updated cam sensor setup, and likely the cool fuel 2 which didn't have the paint delam issues and has adjustable...
Forum: General Q & A
02-14-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

My experience with the Raylar stuff has been...

My experience with the Raylar stuff has been good. I believe the quality of the installation is key to reliability. Mine has been reliable so far, and I'm building one now for a friend.
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02-10-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

My drive rebuilder ordered new X/XZ upper gears...

My drive rebuilder ordered new X/XZ upper gears for my drive in mid November. Still waiting for them. The lower XR gears arrived already.
01-25-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I didn't have that engine, but years back I got...

I didn't have that engine, but years back I got one of their 383 marine engines. It provided years of trouble free service for me. Never a leak or anything. Build quality looked nice.
01-07-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,134
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I've read so many threads about trailer tires...

I've read so many threads about trailer tires over the years. The is so much debate on weather truck tires are OK to run on a trailer. So much talk about how trailer tires are specifically designed...
01-07-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,134
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I've had good luck with several sets of the...

I've had good luck with several sets of the Carlisle radial HD tires. I only run trailer tires for 3 seasons before replacement.
01-07-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 30,676
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Legend website says July 23rd, 2022!

Legend website says July 23rd, 2022!
Forum: General Q & A
12-21-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

A few years ago when I was restoring a 1987...

A few years ago when I was restoring a 1987 Mirage, I used automotive fabric for the berth cushions. My upholstery guy said they do have some UV and heat resistance as being made for an auto...
12-15-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,491
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'm installing a larger oil cooler, and my bravo...

I'm installing a larger oil cooler, and my bravo drive is over getting rebuilt by Dick Tryce (everything was worn out).
Forum: General Q & A
12-15-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'm running one on an 80mph single Bravo.

I'm running one on an 80mph single Bravo.
Forum: General Q & A
11-24-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,091
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'd go black. Won't show all the dirt etc that...

I'd go black. Won't show all the dirt etc that collects in there. Match your intercoolers.
Forum: General Q & A
11-23-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,859
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

ICDEDPPL, So sorry to see your carnage here. ...

ICDEDPPL, So sorry to see your carnage here. That hurts to see.

Curious, what oil are you running in those monsters?

Not at all implying oil had anything to do with the failure, just curious....
11-17-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,811
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

There's a few well known Bravo rebuilders that...

There's a few well known Bravo rebuilders that recommend running a couple quarts of Amsoil (or similar) with a quart of Lucas oil stabilizer. I'm sure others can chime in on the exact details of...
11-01-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I got one from great lakes skipper a few years...

I got one from great lakes skipper a few years ago. Even had the Formula logo on it.
Forum: General Q & A
10-27-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'd do what Sydwayz said. These engines when...

I'd do what Sydwayz said. These engines when taken care of can go well above 1200hrs.
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