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Power trim/tilt cylinder
« on: July 03, 2020, 04:47:41 PM »
Anybody got a port side trim cylinder for my 85 Alpha Gen 2?
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Re: Power trim/tilt cylinder
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 12:25:59 AM »
The alpha one gen two drive was introduced in 1992.   Not to say you don't have a gen two on a 1985 boat.   A standard alpha one XD ram should be a correct fit.   Compare the numbers of the other ram to insure a correct match
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
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Re: Power trim/tilt cylinder
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 12:23:16 PM »
Thank you for chiming In as the suppliers have me going in circles. Iím a newbie. Serial number of lower unit 6908575
See picture of ram attached. Appreciate if so em e can confirm 98703A3 is my need. No numbers on it anymore. If you can recommend a vendor, thanks as well.


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Re: Power trim/tilt cylinder
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 02:26:21 PM »
It looks like a standard XD ram to me, should be a number in the casting.  What is wrong with it?  I ask because the do make rebuild kits for them.   I saw several new and used XD Rams on eBay should you care to look.   
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

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Re: Power trim/tilt cylinder
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 04:56:25 PM »
Nothing in the casting except the word ďmercuryĒ.
Iím sure itís the number in my original post but both dealers I called kept superseding it to a gen 2 number. The threads are pulled out of one of the fitting connections; overtorqued is my guess.
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Re: Power trim/tilt cylinder
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2020, 10:41:23 PM »
I looked up the p/n you supplied earlier, not an XD ram, but the website, nlamarine.com had some good info related to trim cylinders.   Any possibility of finding a machine or hydraulic shop that could repair the threads.  Maybe by welding on a new bung?  I see now the challenge to match the other side, every site I looked at said just look at the casting numbers.
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

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Re: Power trim/tilt cylinder
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2020, 10:04:10 AM »
With some guidance from GC family out there I have found a used one in MN. Should be headed my way Monday.
I was going to seek a repair but itís the angled fitting that has accept  the end of the line with the tight bend.
Thank u for your help.

Now to bleed all the water out of the system 🙄
1985 CVX18 260 Alpha One