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05-21-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Jase

If its just a hollow box. Couldn't I just cut out...

If its just a hollow box. Couldn't I just cut out the baffle inside the tips and put flappers over those rectangular tips? Or redo them with round tips and flappers ? The platform is useful and suits...
05-20-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Jase

I don't want to remove it in case I sell the...

I don't want to remove it in case I sell the boat. I want to rework the crap inside hiding the sound
05-20-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Jase

Formula Silent thunder help

Hi, I got a 89 242 with that fun killing swim plate. Does anyone know if its an empty box with sound dampening shapes inside? Or are there pipes or exhaust hoses in there. I want to do surgery to...
05-13-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Jase

Starbord trim sender popped off. How do I know the position

Hi guys, so I wanted to clean up the inside of the starbord trim sender on my bravo 1. The white disc inside popped off before I could note it's position. How do I put it on at the proper...
02-04-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Jase

Bravo 1 trims up, only down if I push on it

Hi guys, so at the end of thr season I was only able to trim up the Bravo 1. If I got in the water and pushed diwn on it while someone is trimming down, it went down, but not without my help. It uses...
Forum: General Q & A
08-15-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Jase

Maintenance is not out of the question. I just...

Maintenance is not out of the question. I just dont want to buy a ton of parts and hope for the best. The wires are mercruiser red, 2096. No idea of when they were installed. I would surely do...
Forum: General Q & A
08-14-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Jase

Don't know, I just picked up this boat. I went...

Don't know, I just picked up this boat. I went through a similar issue with my previous boat, but it was much worse than this one. A wire was toast. I imagine its an ignition part or fuel part. I was...
Forum: General Q & A
08-14-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Jase

Hesitates around 2000-2500 rpm

Hello my 89' 7.4l merc ( 4 barrel) in my formula 242 sounds good at idle and over 3000 rpm. But sounds like its missing at lower rpms. However idles and starts fine . Its not at an alarming level...
Forum: General Q & A
08-12-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Jase

Thats cool. Question, if the quiet type exhaust...

Thats cool. Question, if the quiet type exhaust runs through the outdrive and out the prop. What is the issue with tips under water or no flaps ? Since the standard boat exhaust is always under water.
Forum: General Q & A
08-12-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Jase

Exhaust tip sound question

Hi , I changed my Nova with a 7.4L straight pipe/flappers for a Formula 242 ss with Silent thunder ( same engine). The silent thunder is garbage. There is no heart to my Formula without that sound I...
Forum: General Q & A
07-28-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Jase

Confusing engine specs

Hi, I bought a 1989 Formula 242 with a 7.4 "mag" bravo 1. Thing is, it seems around that year the regular 330hp 7 4l was changed internally to forged parts and other upgrades. I cannot find my exact...
07-28-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Jase

I see, my Nova had the top exterior, wood and...

I see, my Nova had the top exterior, wood and foam then fiberglass inside the cuddy with carpet glued to it. Ill get my wife to walk on it while I check for her feet indentations from the inside then.
07-28-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Jase

Some give when walkig on top of cabin

Hello, I just sold an old '88 Nova and bought an '89 Formula 242. The Nova's cuddy cabin top was cracked all over and had lots of mushy give when walking on it. The Formula is in far better...
07-20-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Jase

Is the ratio a thing that can cause the drive to...

Is the ratio a thing that can cause the drive to blow under normal use? Or just performance related? Thanks
07-20-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Jase

After bravo 1 replacement boat is slow

Hello, my Bravo 1 blew 2 weeks ago on my Nova XL 23. It took out the prop hub and the engine coupler at the same time. Now , the boat is back in it is really long to get out of the hole and isn't as...
07-10-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Jase

Thanks for your help. But now at the putting the...

Thanks for your help. But now at the putting the drive back on moment, I checked the coupler to he sure it wasn't screwed up when my old drive seized. I think this is bad , but im not a mechanic. The...
07-10-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Jase

I only found 1 o ring around the shift cable....

I only found 1 o ring around the shift cable. Where is the second?
07-10-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Jase

Bravo 1 help

Hi, my bravo 1 seized last week I got a rebuilt. There were only 2 gaskets on the drive a rectangular sorta gasket and one around the shift cable. What prevents water from seeping in around the 6...
07-04-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By Jase

Catastrophic failure in outdrive

Hi, we have a 1988 Nova XL 23' with 454 330hp and Bravo 1. On our way in this evening at 3900 rpm, a loud bang and loose grinding metal sounds came out of the engine bay with major vibrations ( the...
Forum: General Q & A
06-02-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Jase

If that's the case I'm at 0 instead of 8 I...

If that's the case I'm at 0 instead of 8 I thought if it was off by that much it would run like crap. It's not smooth or perfect, but not awful running.
Forum: General Q & A
06-02-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Jase

454 timing help

Hello, I'm about to adjust the timing on a 1988 merc. 454 330hp. Got the light, marked the TDC line on the balancer and the engine says 8 BTDC . No problem except, the mercruiser manual says its...
05-27-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,687
Posted By Jase

My WOT speed is 43 mph. I wanted to feel above...

My WOT speed is 43 mph. I wanted to feel above 50. I know I can get a rebuilt 502 guaranteed for 3 years locally for $5000. But that's still $5000 into an old boat that other things may need $$$ at...
05-27-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,687
Posted By Jase

Cheapest way of increasing performance ( best value)

Hello, after looking at all the common reasons for my old Nova XL 's lack of speed at WOT. I'm left without real concrete sources for this , except everything is old and somewhat worn. It all works...
Forum: General Q & A
05-23-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Jase

Why would not driving it much drop the top speed...

Why would not driving it much drop the top speed by 10mph? I would think after a 30min run the spider webs would be gone so to speak.
* But say I was to get a 21 pitch prop. Which model is my best...
Forum: General Q & A
05-23-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Jase

Speed is via GPS the speedo is dead. The tach is...

Speed is via GPS the speedo is dead. The tach is good in my opinion. The mirage prop is what the previous guy put which looked good to me so I left it as is. But if 21 would be a performance...
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