I was told the jet guys use a top mount starter with flex plate which requires a longer reach starter? I have not been able to find that type of starter.. but I`d like to ...
It doesn't require any longer reach because its a flex plate verses a flywheel. Its just a completely different starter, and it also spins CCW.I was told the jet guys use a top mount starter with flex plate which requires a longer reach starter? I have not been able to find that type of starter.. but I`d like to ...
Mercury,O/B 's up/down trim circuit kit , Bosch pattern designed to be in fresh and saltwater the relay has a weather tight seal and snaps into a sealed plug the wires are marine grade and heavy gaugeJet boats have starter pro lens due to the long wire from Ign switch all the way back to the starter. Therefore install a Relay and you won't have that issue.
Ford starter solenoid from Peps.Mercury,O/B 's up/down trim circuit kit , Bosch pattern designed to be in fresh and saltwater the relay has a weather tight seal and snaps into a sealed plug the wires are marine grade and heavy gauge
a 100 bucks gets you two relays and a wiring kit to cut up
It doesn't require any longer reach because its a flex plate verses a flywheel. Its just a completely different starter, and it also spins CCW.
Its the same starter as a Mercruiser Hi Mount. There are 2 bolt hi mount and 3 bolt.
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Mercruiser Starter - Top Mount | Teague Custom Marine
That's because you are using a Merc bellhousing. The ring gear is flipped and relocated back. Like installing the flywheel backwards. You have an issue. :happy:Let me explain further
I have the IMI 302-001 top mount starter on my Mercury bellhousing
I`m installing a Drive Guardian and the only way it will fit inside the bellhousing is by use of a Flex plate (original flywheel won`t work not enough room).
This moves the flex wheel gear about a 1/2 inch back as opposed to the flywheel.. the starter wont reach the to engage the teeth.. thats my dilema.
Trying to find a way to fit this inside the bellhousing, flex plate only way to go:
All the Merc drive plates look like a clutch disc with the lining removed. This one has something going on where the lining would be. Like maybe the center plate bolt to the crank is bonded to the out drive plate thru a bonded runner piece.looks like a modified clutch disc
I have the entire tech brief if anyone is interested, it entails the testing on Lake Michigan and seeing TQ spikes as high at 1900ft/lbs which explains why he went thru 3 NXT transmissions in the first year on a 42 Fountain and at least 3 upper gear sets on #6 drives after beefing up the transmissions. (high X dimension)DriveGuardianTMDriveGuardian is a patent pending device designed to absorb and dissipate the shock-induced loading of the gear sets and shafts in a marine drive system and eliminate the damage from overloading. DriveGuardian’s design controls the maximum torque seen by the drive with zero impact or adverse effects under normal operation. Importantly, as designed, DriveGuardian’s operation is 100% mechanical, operates automatically, is completely transparent to the boat operator, and requires no additional maintenance.
DriveGuardian replaces the existing coupler or drive-plate that connects the engine to the stern drive’s input shaft or driveline in staggered installations. Installation is straightforward and can be performed by any reputable dealer or experienced boat owner. DriveGuardian is suitable for single and multi-engine installations and is compatible with most stern drives on the market. Figure 2 is an illustration of DriveGuardian for Bravo style drives such as the Mercury Bravo One