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post #21 of 41 Old 02-18-2006, 04:56 PM
 
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If you want to add a 617.951 engine to that boat or have a third one as a spare, let me know and I will make every effort to get it to you at no cumulative cost to me or to you.

I don't know if this is true or not (you know how some folks like to tell fishing stories) but a guy in Minnesota told me that boats that smell fishy have special value. He said that this attracts fish to the boat and he even has a photo of him (alone) holding up a big Northern (Pike?).

I don't deny that he caught the fish, I am just suspect of the story that the smell of the boat increases its value. I have yet to see any stats on studies about what fish might think, but perhaps analogous studies have been done with rats, goats, or even other mammals.
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So the question of the day for me now is, where do I find 617 engines that aren't in cars (or are in cars that are totaled) for cheap in the Tampa area?

I think I need to start getting an idea of what I'm going to expect to pay for an engine when Jeep time comes.

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I have several, and can get more.. expect to pay between $500 and $1000
depending on mileage and condition, and I can probably assist in making your bellhousing and flywheel, engine mounts etc.

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Tampa FL

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That's awesome man!! I'll definitely get in touch with you when the time is at hand. As much as I love the Cummins 4BT engines, they go for a *lot* of money. I'm liking this 617 the more I drive my 300SD, but I'm still a little weirded out by the high redline.

Thanks man!!

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I'm liking this 617 the more I drive my 300SD, but I'm still a little weirded out by the high redline.
I don't think this qualifies as advice, but: it is possible for a naive person to burn up one of these engines on a No. CA. highway relatively close to the Pacific Ocean going about 65-70 mph. I know at least 3 guys and 2 girls that are willing and able to testify to this fact today, including me.

I trust that this is not too far off topic (boats, diesel engines, relevant stories...etc.) I am a "BenzForum Expert" due to my interest in learning how to fix my own car (and hopefully helping others down the road) and not because I have expertise in auto mecahnics or any related field.
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another update...

well the replacement STBD engine is in and running..
check out the website :

http://www.coastalboatsales.com/jfra...llery/scubaboo

and click out to the last few pages..
there is a video clip and some recent project updates.

in the next few weeks I will have it back in the water and will post more photos and videos of
her running

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Is there an emoticon for "on edge with anticipation..."?

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I am shooting for a may 6/7th test run over to the Tampa Bay Jazz fest
which is held at a park right on the water. I will be sure to capture performance data and pics/video's

I may not be done with the cosmetic stuff yet.. but if I can get her together enough to run..

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1976 Mercedes Benz 300D
1987 Mercedes Benz 300TD sedan
1984 Mercedes Benz SL300D turbodiesel
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did not make it.. just too much to do and I did not want to rush it.
very close now.. I am re-installing the helm with all of the new controls and electrical/gauges complete later today. This way I will have engine monitoring capabilities and adjustable boost. I have run PVC conduit throughout the hull for all electrical wiring. Just a few remaining things to complete..

-Jason

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1987 Mercedes Benz 300TD sedan
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