PWC Engine mated to an inboard tranny?

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by SplineWeights, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. SplineWeights
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    SplineWeights Junior Member

    There are a ton of 1930/40s small mahogany runabouts out there, but most call for smaller engines. Has any one tried to take a PWC engine and turn it into an inboard? Can it be done?
     
  2. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    The problem would be a transmission hassle as most PWC engines spin at double the RPM of the old engines , and do not have a common SAE bellhousing.

    Why not a small gas engine from an economy car , or VW diesel , if you do many hundreds of hours a year?

    FF
     
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