Mercruiser 165 in 1972 Sea Ray 190: need new distributor

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Ike, May 17, 2012.

  1. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    I have been looking at myriad online boat parts sites for a distributor. No one seems to have them for this engine.
    It is a 1972 mercruiser GM 6 cylinder inline 165 3.7L ser# 3216148 This is the marine version of the GM 252.

    Here is a list of the sites I have been to: They either don't list them, list them as out of stock or obsolete:
    iboats.com
    MarinePartsExpress.com
    mercruiserParts.com
    MarinePowerService.com
    marineengine.com
    MarineParts.com
    Petronix (they do not have a replacement either)
    boats.net
    performanceproductstech.com
    TCelectronics.com
    sterndrives.com
    jasperengines.com
    wholesalemarine.com

    There were a few others that I forgot to write down.

    They only one I have found is a used one (that looks in bad shape) on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercruiser-...Parts_Accessories_Gear&vxp=mtr#ht_2066wt_1163

    Any suggestions? The one on the engine is an automotive distributor and I want to get rid of it. It was put on by the previous owner. It has a new starter, alternator, all new fuel hose, plugs, ignition wire, and a host of other things. Please pray that this engine runs and doesn't have any serious problems.

    I haven't been able yet to even crank it over.
     
  2. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    Found at Mallory.
     
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