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I am in middle of swapping out a panther for a berk setback set up, and am having a clearence issue between the oil pan and intake i have a bout a 1/4 " with the motor set in line with a degree or 2 of deveation in the drive line will this be okay
 

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As long as your angles are correct you should be fine. I've had them where they only had about 1/4" between the oil pan and pump intake. What kind of engine, oil pan, and hull is it?
 

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Over time your motor will sag down. How long it takes is how you drive your boat. I would install a rail kit now. It destributes the load over a larger area and your motor won't sag. Bolts thru stringers at four mounting points tend to sag with time.
 

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Mine has less clearance than that. We actually had to grind some off the top of the hull-intake bolts to get the pan to clear. But I also run a rail kit thought.
 

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cut the excess bolt off so its flush with the top of the nuts, how close is it after you do this?
 

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I cut the boss's off where the loader would bolt on and also cut all mounting bolts down to the nuts and this is where I have a 1/4" clearence
 

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I am in middle of swapping out a panther for a berk setback set up, and am having a clearence issue between the oil pan and intake i have a bout a 1/4 " with the motor set in line with a degree or 2 of deveation in the drive line will this be okay
Jeff as you know We regularly do these "swaps". Using a 7 3/4 to maybe... 8" pan and having a standard 1310 drive line (8.5+ or - OAL) you will have about 1/4 clearance between the base of the pan and the top of the intake when Jet/engine and driveline are set correctly . You might consider drilling and tapping your front intake bolt holes oversize then installing a larger counter sunk screw (5/16) this allows install of those fasteners without nuts and washers Tom
 

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Also, try using a half nut on the front intake bolts.
 
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