All Good & valid...
I have said many times that I wish I was a Checkbook Sailor. BOAT and all that. I'm a Nurse Married to a Teacher... with 1 in College & 1 in the wings. I can barely keep a slip. Have you *priced* engines???
This engine *is* my repower
... I pulled an old YSM-12 out... thing would knock out your fillings! It is still awaiting adoption up at Marine
Consignment of Wickford... This was from a 'light useage' wreck. I now wonder if the Trans took water
I changed the engine bed
to take the 2gm family
... made sure that I can reposition for the 2gm 20... so that in 10 or 15 yrs I could get another Good ol' Engine for my Good ol' boat! This engine is a nice fit for my old Cherubini Hunter
. It starts & runs like a demon... something I didn't have with the YSM 1-lunger... so I think the engine is worth holding on to. I would just like to have forward as well as reverse. I'm fickle that way.
I tried all the in place de-glazing tricks you will find on the net without success. In my service
manual the process is outlined for completely breaking down the trans... and that is what you have to do to get to the cone for replacement. I couldn't get past the first lines... 'Loosen the mounting flange bolts & remove the clutch
Anything is rebuildable.... and Mack Boring is willing to do that... but they say that a new transmission is cheaper than to rebuild
my trany. (That is a new KM2A 3 weeks from the Orient at $1383.66 plus new damper $230 and 2 hours labor $250 plus tax...) You can see why I am interested in alternatives!
I will be getting back to them shortly to see just what is out-of-whack so bad that she should be reduced to razorblades.... I'll share what I learn...
The search continues! -Jack