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88 Carver ,Crusader engine swap?

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Re: 88 Carver ,Crusader engine swap?

Postby bud37 » November 6th, 2018, 2:18 pm

No sweat...the usual giveaway is the engine paint color....black / merc........blue / crusader, pleasure craft, Chrysler.......red / volvo or something like that....sounds like those may be a bit newer, maybe get a serial number to help the guys with the years for parts.....good luck man...... :beergood:

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Re: 88 Carver ,Crusader engine swap?

Postby Viper » November 7th, 2018, 7:10 am

So are you getting those items from Autozone or a Merc dealer? If not a Merc dealer, make sure you're getting marine rated hardware or you could be placing yourself in a dangerous position. Items that are potential sources of sparks such as starters and alternators need to be ignition proof.
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Re: 88 Carver ,Crusader engine swap?

Postby km1125 » November 7th, 2018, 12:51 pm

rsims62 wrote:Source of the post O Brother, DONT"T Shoot me, LOL..
So I go today and take a really good look at engines, NOT CRUSADER, 5.0 Mercruisers, Thunder bolt!!! What a DOPE IM!!Sorry guys..... THe PO said he had replaced them , I was so concerned about putting New Bilge pumps in I never looked at the Top of the engines... SOOOO , Im going to get the belts on tomorrow I hope, Its pouring here today, and either way, Im having it towed to my Slip and go from there.
At least I know what parts go too. So Ill be looking for Carb, Starter, Alternator. Disty.

Don't feel back. A LOOONG long time ago when I was buying a boat, the insurance company asked me what kind of engines it had. I told them "Mercruiser Crusaders" thinking that the Crusader was just a model of a Mercruiser because I had only ever seen Mercruisers in boats before.

They called me back later and said "NO, it's one or the other". Since I knew there were stickers on it that said "Crusader", I went with that (and of course was correct) and then learned that there were several marine engine manufactures out there.
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Re: 88 Carver ,Crusader engine swap?

Postby rsims62 » November 10th, 2018, 10:29 pm

Hi All
I have the Parts, Circ pump, alternator, Carbs,Starter,Disty and ignition parts. Im hoping to get there Monday and install. Will keep you updated, ALL MARINE PARTS..


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