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Thread: Volvo Penta AQ270-B Sterndrive with Nose Cone.

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    Volvo Penta AQ270-B Sterndrive with Nose Cone.

    I picked this drive up a while back with some other stuff. I ran it for 2 or 3 hours a couple years ago and have not run the boat since. I did not notice any issues with it. It shifts fine and runs quiet. I just don't like the way the boat handles with the nose cone. The steering system in the boat needs to be super tight in order to be stable and mine is not.

    Yes it has the 1.61:1 (V-8) gearset, and yes it has a fugly flat black paint job but is in good shape otherwise. Wouldn't take much to make it pretty.

    These are the only pics I have just now. I will post more and better ones once the boat is pulled out. Any serious interest would help to speed that along...

    I'd like to see $750 plus postage (from 05403) but am open to ideas...

    Happy to help with any info or photos you may need...


    Frank
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    Frank,
    I did not know that a Volvo nose cone could be installed without losing the water pickup. Good luck with the sale. Back when I used to install nose cones mostly on Bravos and TRS drives, it was a $250+ job with all the installation and paint work involved. Bill

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    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    Same as mine but I closed off the water pick up. My boat picks up water from the bottom of the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conquistador_del_mar View Post
    Frank,
    I did not know that a Volvo nose cone could be installed without losing the water pickup. Good luck with the sale. Back when I used to install nose cones mostly on Bravos and TRS drives, it was a $250+ job with all the installation and paint work involved. Bill

    Thanks Bill.

    The water pickup worked just fine when I ran it.


    Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by penbroke View Post
    Thanks Bill.

    The water pickup worked just fine when I ran it.


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    Frank,
    You are selling the drive for a great price in my opinion. Did you know that the nose cones are no longer available? I just called Hydromotive a couple weeks ago, and they aren't making any more - they also checked the warehouse - they are all gone now. Bill

    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
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    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    Here's a few more pics... Yes, there is a shift cover that goes with it. The fairing where the cone blends with the drive could use some clean up.


    Frank
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    Still available. Summer's on the way!


    Frank
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    bump


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