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Old 14 December 2010, 04:35   #1
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Clamshell cover measurement please?

Ladies & gents,

Another wee favour to ask those of you with the rarer Clamshells with the twistlock on the bottom of the front panel cover (Internal single ram power trim models) - a measurement of the position of the lock hole relative to the bottom of the cover plate.

Having used the chance of a total rebuild to drop a PT onto mine with the resulting new clamp / swivel assy, I now find I can't reassemble the front of the engine with the original catch mechanism because the tiller arm on the PT models is a subtly differnet shape & clashes with the cover catch mechanism. Unfortunately the chap who sold me the PT has long sold the front panel off that engine, so I may need to drill the one I have (I have a latch mechanism off a blueband, so now just want some confirmation of the hole position.

Some of the 650 / 600 / 500s may also have this arrangement, but I haven't had time to confirm.



Unless anyone has a "square" twistlock cover floating about they don't need any more? (Not bothered about colour - I've alreasdy had to spray the clamp / swivel to match!)
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Old 14 December 2010, 07:30   #2
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Not sure if this is of any help, or if its the right engine!. But have a look see!!
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Old 14 December 2010, 08:51   #3
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Turbo, thanks.

Yes, right engine, but it's the cowl front cover I am asking about.

Item 24 on here
http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Me...ver/parts.html


Unless I can find one of said item 24 I'll need to drill a hole in mine for the catch off a Blueband (items 26-30) that I found. I just want to try & get the hole as accurate as poss if I have to drill.


It will now be interesting to compare that diagram with my transom......
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Old 15 December 2010, 06:32   #4
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You are in luck. I just found a 60hp Front Cover with the push and twist lock. in our odds and sods bits. If you pm me with your address I will send it to you. Its Mariner Gray by the way.
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Old 15 December 2010, 06:48   #5
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Nice one!

You got a PM........
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Old 15 December 2010, 14:44   #6
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Glad you are sorted out. I have one of these engines, which I had from new in 1987 and love it, I think its great, reliable, simple to fix and service, light in weight and while it does smoke, new oil is better and frankly I wouldn't give it up for any of the new four strokes out there.

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