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donzi fonzi
11-10-2010, 04:33 AM
hi there

im Dan from Sydney Australia
ive just brought a 1974 donzi 16 with a 289 ford and a 270 vplvo leg im tring to fit a trim gauge to it has any done this or know of a universal kit


11-10-2010, 09:31 AM
There're a number of mechanical indicators available from Gaffrig, Livorsi and others.
These are very simple devices that use a push pull Morse control cable that moves an indicator up and down a scale.

11-10-2010, 02:18 PM
Hi Dan, what kind of trim do you have on the Volvo drive?

donzi fonzi
11-11-2010, 01:37 AM
its a moto driven shaft thats all i know just brought it

11-11-2010, 02:51 AM
The reason I asked is most old Volvo drives don't have trim. They have an electric tilt set up for raising the drive for trailering or shallow water, but not trimming underway. The pin with three holes to choose from on the transom shield are the only trim options. Hope this helps.

donzi fonzi
11-11-2010, 04:15 AM
thanks mate this sounds right now it has been pointed out
i do have trim taps fitted as well i can use them to push the front down


11-11-2010, 10:26 AM
No problem,and yes the tabs will get the nose down. Try putting the drive on the third hole(all the way out) with the tabs all the way up and out of the way. Point it straight into some nice choppy water and give it all the throttle you have. You may find that more fun than playing with trim, tabs and pretty much anything else.