marine power 4.3L question

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marine power 4.3L question

Postby Jimbob » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:50 am

Don't have my engine or transmission yet but it's going to be a 4.3L with a velvet drive transmission. It's going to be the raw water cooling version, not the closed system.

Getting things ready for the motor install. Here's my question, looking from the back of the engine, is the water supply on the left side of the engine? Also does the fuel line go to the right side of the engine? I want to install the through hull water inlet, so I want it to be on the same side as the hose connection on the engine.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: marine power 4.3L question

Postby TAB » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:35 pm

if it was a merc yes.

if you head down to ship wreck marine ( in rancho off folsom just east of sunrise) I am sure they have a few you could look at to get all the info you need.

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Re: marine power 4.3L question

Postby Roberta » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:42 pm

It depends on whose motor you get. Mercruiser differs from Crusader and there are many clones out there. Most have installation diagrams you can download. They will help with planning your locations for various devices.
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Re: marine power 4.3L question

Postby JPM98Keydet » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:06 am

One potential source of info:
http://www.barrmarine.net/
My understanding is that they assemble them.
They may have images or schematics they can share with you.

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Re: marine power 4.3L question

Postby Jimbob » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:13 am

re: raw water feed. verified with marine power, it's on the port side of the engine
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Re: marine power 4.3L question

Postby Roberta » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:06 am

Even if you put your pick up on the starboard side, you will be fine. I needed the room for my seacock and the flushing "T" so I mounted that stuff athwart ship to the suction screen and then to the water pump on the engine. I like the Vetus screen and I see you are using their exhaust tips. They work well on curved transoms and look nice. The SS caps are easy to remove and get polished when needed.

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