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Monico Engine Choice

Post by speedracer » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:34 pm

I have a line on a good, inexpensive 2002 LS1 Chevy engine. Minor research indicates that this would be a good candidate to convert to marine use for my Monico. Has anyone done this? Does anyone know where the marine conversion parts can be found?

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Re: Monico Engine Choice

Post by Trackhappy » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:52 pm

This place is in Australia, but will probably ship to you.
http://www.cassellmarine.com.au/c/12588 ... i-ls1.html
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Re: Monico Engine Choice

Post by Tim Major » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:50 am

speedracer wrote:I have a line on a good, inexpensive 2002 LS1 Chevy engine. Minor research indicates that this would be a good candidate to convert to marine use for my Monico. Has anyone done this? Does anyone know where the marine conversion parts can be found?

Thanks.
Gidday Speed

There would be loads of suppliers of this gear in the States. Try REX MARINE or GLENWOOD MARINE EQUIPMENT for a start. Be sure to check the overall height of your power plant including flame arrester to ensure it will fit under your engine hatch.......it's tight. Good luck.

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Re: Monico Engine Choice

Post by Mr Hot Rod » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:08 pm

The LS1 parts are out there, but you have to do your research to find them.

Too much info to post here, so we've compiled a list of suppliers on our website. We'll call it 'The LS1 Page'.
It's still a 'work-in-progress' so email or PM me if you find any broken links.

I hope this helps !

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Re: Monico Engine Choice

Post by speedracer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:42 pm

Thanks everyone. Really dumb question - This engine is fuel injected. Is a flame arrestor still needed on the intake side without a carb?
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Re: Monico Engine Choice

Post by Trackhappy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:39 pm

speedracer wrote:Thanks everyone. Really dumb question - This engine is fuel injected. Is a flame arrestor still needed on the intake side without a carb?
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Re: Monico Engine Choice

Post by Mr Hot Rod » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:48 pm

No such thing as a dumb question. Boatbuilders are renowned for asking questions ...

Coast Guard Regulations stipulate that all gasoline-powered watercraft be equipped with flame arrestors. This includes carbed, throttle body or fuel injected engines.
Here's a flame arrestor on a PCM EFI engine. See Page 16 and 17, Ref # 13 - Throttle body and related parts :
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Re: Monico Engine Choice

Post by speedracer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:30 pm

I have a friend who has a friend wanting to get rid of a velvet drive trans. Research shows lots of series and different gear ratios out there. Any suggestions on the general specs I should be looking for? What price should I be looking for?
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