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    At a glance doesn't it look like I could drop the front of my motor a little.
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    Not sure why you'd want to, it looks good from here.
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    maybe a little but the angle in the u-joints is there for a reason you don't want them straight.

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    I guess that was a poor choice of wording on my part. I'd like to lower the front of my motor. Sitting in the water with the key off the motor leans back 10*, based on putting a degree level on top of the air cleaner(velocity stack with no filter). I dunno....I'm probably being anal but it bugs me. I'd like to try to level it out more but I don't want to f' up my dl angle. To me "at a glance" it looks like it's a degree or 2 up from the pump shaft to the motor.
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    If you lower the front of the engine, the yoke will raise up a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlbrown View Post
    If you lower the front of the engine, the yoke will raise up a little more.
    Sooo.. if I decide to lower the front, I should consider lowing the back a hair????
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    Kreg you currently appear to have slightly marginal drive line spline/yoke engagement from my perspective, dropping the motor even a little will suck the splines out further and aggravate that situation Tom

    heres the original "mock up" from us :

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Kreg you currently appear to have marginal drive line spline/yoke engagement from my perspective, dropping the motor evan a little will suck the spline out further and aggravate that situation Tom

    heres the original "mock up" from us :
    Your right.. I'm moving stuff around this winter. My old dl was twisted, so I had her set way loose. Now that I have a real pump/dl, I'm going to move things a little closer and maybe drop the front...
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    Last winter I moved the rails back so it would catch the new pump brace I made. So yes..I've moved stuff around... I'm just trying to get it right.
    Edit; yes the motor needs to go back, I moved it fwd because the twisted dl was hanging up in in the yoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Last winter I moved the rails back so it would catch the new pump brace I made. So yes..I've moved stuff around... I'm just trying to get it right.
    Edit; yes the motor needs to go back, I moved it fwd because the twisted dl was hanging up in in the yoke.
    The "inclination" in your pic isnt too bad I'd drop the rear a smidge and the front as well as come back a little

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