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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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I have a gillnetter which is powered by a crusader 454 cu

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I have a gillnetter which is powered by a crusader 454 cu inch marine engine, which is a right hand rotation. I also have a rebuilt 454 cu inch crusade marine engine which is a left hand rotation. Which engine parts must I replace to make this also a right hand engine. I have the right hand gears needed for the change, but do i need to change to a different cam also.
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Customer: Both engines are older versions and have a two piece split rear crank seal. I also havre spare starters for right hand engines.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is***** all you need to do is change the timing gears. Nothing else necessary.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the quick response.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Your welcome.

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Follow up questions are always welcome at no extra charge on this subject.

Thank you.........Tan

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