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    I can't beleive someone put that much on that little of a boat and did not have solid mounts or dual ride guide....The ride guide takes away 3/4 of it, the solid mounts take away the rest....But, you really could use 2 more feet of boat!

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    The 14' Allison was the boat to have in the FE class (75 hp OMC). It handled better and I think the pad was wider than the 13'.
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    I knew I should have came down there...........if you want to make life much easier just put cable steering in it, don't worry about the mounts.

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    My 1970 Checkmate Mx14 Was Rated For 150hp. I Ran It With A 140 Merc Short Shaft. There Were A Lot Of "little" Boats With Big Motors Back Then.

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    I'm going to try the solid mounts as I already had them. Any input on the teleflex twin cable steering system?
    Bill, I will let you know in a run or two when I'm going to run it. I need some run time so I dont look like a wus. Thanks for the input, the electric fuel pump put out about 5 lbs, so it should be fine.

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    I have an xs that has the fuel pump disconnected and an electric one added. I dont know why it was changed. The questions are: Do I just plug the crankcase lines running to it or tie them together? At what pressure can an electric fuel pump run without hurting the floats? Thank you.
    You should contact Tony Sitar J r at 815 357 9945..He is the top guy in the country when it comes to Merc's...and the "TOWER OF POWER" in line 6's where his big thing...hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by switzerbullet View Post
    I have an xs that has the fuel pump disconnected and an electric one added. I dont know why it was changed. The questions are: Do I just plug the crankcase lines running to it or tie them together? At what pressure can an electric fuel pump run without hurting the floats? Thank you.
    Run 3-4 PSIG 6 PSIG will bleed thru. Plug the ports

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    We set up a 14 Allison with a 150 years ago just because the parts were laying around and we didn't know any better. We put cable steering in it and it worked great. No problem in a straight line but a handful to turn. But that boat isn't meant to run as fast as the 150 will push it. We were running in the mid 80s. Cable steering eliminates the top mounts so you don't need to worry with them. Bottom line is ditch the mechanical steering. Good Luck!!
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    Tony who???

    He's not the "top guy" the top guy is Ralph Kozan, Tony and I both got our "in line training" from Ralph, I met Tony back in the 70's when I worked for Ralph, Tony used to bring his motors there, as did most every guy with an in line 6 in the midwest. Tony did have the gig though, with his top secret test area down on the river, too bad he had to move. I have to call him, I haven't talked to him in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gohr View Post
    Tony who???

    He's not the "top guy" the top guy is Ralph Kozan, Tony and I both got our "in line training" from Ralph, I met Tony back in the 70's when I worked for Ralph, Tony used to bring his motors there, as did most every guy with an in line 6 in the midwest. Tony did have the gig though, with his top secret test area down on the river, too bad he had to move. I have to call him, I haven't talked to him in a while.
    Bill,
    Seems as if I remember you saying some time back something about there is something "special" about the '73 model year 150 Merc that made it desirable over the other years. Remember anything?

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