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68 sixteen
04-29-2013, 08:57 PM
hows it going guys.

i havent been on the forums for a while. Basically i gained interest again in resoring my donzi. right now i have a volvo 270 outdrive with a 400ci SBC and im looking to convert to a bravo one. Im just trying to get an idea of what parts i need to buy. someone was telling me they make an volvo to bravo adapter plate? im not really too sure. i would highly appreciate a response and will post pictures upon request. if you guys know anyone selling a bravo assembly let me know.

Thank you so much,

-Erik

72Hornet
04-29-2013, 10:36 PM
Erik, If you are interested in letting your 270 Drive go when you go with the Merc, let me know as I would be interested to have a spare...

MOP
05-01-2013, 01:55 PM
IMO stick with the Volvo! If not consider an Alpha it steals a lot less HP than a Bravo, A Bravo steals a little 2 MPH over an Alpha. There are a ton of guys running Alpha's with decent HP in larger boats, there are quite a few 22's with BB Alpha setups. Another point is is far cheaper to replace an Alpha if you do puke it, you can get an SE drive with a 3 year warranty for cheap $$$.

Phil

Morgan's Cloud
05-01-2013, 03:12 PM
The advantages of loosing a Volvo for a Merc ...

a)Wider service network
b)Parts more easily available
c)Comparitively wide selection of props.


If you've had your 16 for a significant length of time you're going to be surprised how often you're going to need 'a' and 'b' after the switch in relation to the Volvo 270

MOP
05-01-2013, 04:02 PM
+1 on that Steve, nothing like an 25-30 year reliable Volvo.

jl1962
05-01-2013, 06:42 PM
+1 on that Steve, nothing like an 25-30 year reliable Volvo.
Or a 46 year old Volvo! Try and keep it as original as you can for as long as you can. My.02
75748

JimG
05-02-2013, 01:47 PM
Forty-three years and still going strong!!:biggrin.:

Conquistador_del_mar
05-02-2013, 03:12 PM
Erik,
A friend of mine has one of the converter plates, but he is holding on to it. I believe this is what you are after. You can call them to make sure. Bill

http://www.michiganmotorz.com/mercruiser-transom-adaptor-p-1069.html

Conquistador_del_mar
05-02-2013, 03:44 PM
I almost forgot that I made one out of 1/2" aluminum and painted it with black Imron using ss button head bolts on my 1985 Eliminator. I had the Bravo hole cut by a plasma cutter after I marked it for them. It has worked perfectly! I don't think it cost but about $200 to make. Bill

Pismo
05-02-2013, 06:19 PM
I almost forgot that I made one out of 1/2" aluminum and painted it with black Imron using ss button head bolts on my 1985 Eliminator. I had the Bravo hole cut by a plasma cutter after I marked it for them. It has worked perfectly! I don't think it cost but about $200 to make. Bill

Looks like you made it much larger than the volvo hole so you would have solid transon to bolt thru. Looks great,great idea.