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    Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 12:49am
Hello Keny. Thanks for the info. My engine, a Volvo MD2030 3cylinder, is about 14 inches from crankshaft pulley to the step panel. So a good deal further aft of where your engine it sounds like. What make is your engine?
Cheers,kris
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Mine is a Beta 20 (20 bhp) - a tad smaller than yours. Total length from front pulley to g/box flange is about 610mm according to Beta web site.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Zoom 495 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 2015 at 4:17pm
Thanks Keny for all the info. It appears that I will have to re-do the engine stools to move the engine forward and therefor get a new shaft. I believe the reason the engine was mounted so far aft by the previous owner was so they did not have to re-new the shaft, drydock the boat etc. Are people fitting some sort of flex coupling in the drive line also? Is the JR supplied tuffnel bearing for the stern tube the best shaft bearing choice? Does anyone have some words for this project as I may as well "do it all" when she is on the hard.
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Hello kris
You may have a flexible drive plate fitted to the engine - acts like a dual mass flywheel on a car. Mine has a plastic one but you could fit a rubber one if you're going to town on it.
You must change the tufnel bush for a cutlass bearing.
p.s. stools mean something different over here!!
 
 
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