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Offline AShaffer

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Repowering CVX-16
« on: July 01, 2018, 11:31:03 PM »
I am looking for suggestions on repowering my CVX-16. I am currently running a Evinrude EVO 120. Looking for something more reliable and with better fuel economy and faster. Does anyone have any suggestions Thanks, Andrew

Offline Plugcheck

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Re: Repowering CVX-16
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 11:38:57 PM »
A modern 4-stroke would work nicely.  A bigger question would be what is your budget? 
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon
2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude

Offline Hyperacme

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Re: Repowering CVX-16
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 09:55:41 AM »
Is your transom in good shape, a newer / faster motor will be heaveir and drive your CVX faster then it was designed for ...
How fast is your CVX now ?

Merc makes 115 /125 HP 4cyls. and 135 / 150 HP V6cyls. 2 strokes also.
I'm not a 4 stroke fan, heavy and expensive ...

Suggestion # 1
 Rebuild your Evinrude 120 / cheapest route, with some setup / tuning should be good for mid to high 50's.
You could add a few go fast parts and make a nice fast boat ...

#2 ...
Evinrude E-tec 135 HO / Little faster, expensive, would still be with in boats HP rating.

#3 ...
Evinrude 150 HO / Very fast, very expensive. would be good for mid to high 60's.


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Offline Retro Performance

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Re: Repowering CVX-16
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 08:05:43 PM »
I have known the Green one since it came off the truck....most of its life with a 135 but when the V6's hit the market just had to try a 175....40 horsepower difference but way more enthusiastic with the V6......picked up a 1985 150 Evinrude to repower the Blue one this summer......In my opinion......go v6 ...they are easy to find and cheap......
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