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Old 20 September 2012, 06:15   #1
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Steering?

Hi guys, looking at an engine swap for my Valiant DR750. Presently have a merc 150 2 stroke and planning on exchange for Honda 225.

I am wondering if anyone knows whether I am going to have to swap out the hydraulic steering unit as well? My concerns are if the unit is man enough for the bigger motor and also are the fittings the same?

Hope you can advise.
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Old 20 September 2012, 07:57   #2
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What steering ram are you using with the Merc?
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Old 20 September 2012, 08:14   #3
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Hi Dai,

its an Ultraflex UC 128/1 rated at max 1000psi.
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Sorry, Courageous, I don't have any data on the Ultraflex rams. I'm sure you'll be able to find something on Google though.
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Ok but thanx for trying.
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Old 20 September 2012, 09:43   #6
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Yeh, that will be fine for the honda, see here for more info.... Aquafax Marine & Industrial Equipment
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Old 20 September 2012, 10:19   #7
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Thanx Dirk, looks different to my unit. Is this the same?
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hopefully, part # is the same
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Current Ultraflex cylinders here:
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hi, ultraflex has several ranges, make sure that you have the Sea Star rated up to 500hp. that what i ve on my merc optimax 175hp.
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