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Gray marine v8 138 serial a1642

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Tracy Armstrong
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 09:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My 80+ father has this engine in a storage building, looking for way to get value. Don't know what it came out of and don't currently have any pics. Any help would be appreciated. You can email tekman1966 @gmail.com Thanks
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Tracy Armstrong
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 02:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I took some pics but are to big to upload. Serial # is p1951. I'm not computer savvy so will try and get my son to help with this.
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Ernie
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 07:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tracy,
Click my name to the left and e-mail them to me. I will post them for you.
Hope this helps
Ernie
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Jim Staib
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Username: drrot

Post Number: 194
Registered: 09-2008


Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 08:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

According to the charts at http://www.finewoodboats.com/Graymarine.htm
it's a 1960 model 70RD
162CID 70HP
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Tracy Armstrong
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Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 08:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Ernie and Jim for your help. I spoke with my father, any chance you might be able to guide me where to post "for sale"? Engine is located in northern Ohio. He did tell me that it has a Packard block and 5 main bearings and Trans is on it. Before putting it in storage he did run it. Thanks again for all your help. Thanks, Tracy
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Ernie
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Post Number: 2220
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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 01:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tracy,
Right here is OK to say it is for sale.
As I mentioned previously send me some pics and I will post them for you and then you can add that it is for sale and put a price
Hope this helps
Ernie
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Tracy Armstrong
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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Will do. Thanks for all the help.
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Ernie
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Posted on Monday, February 01, 2016 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here are Tracy's Pics
This appears to be a Rambler V8. I know one version was 327 cu in. They were really nice running engines in marine trim.

I don't remember but there may have been some smaller ones that used a different Rambler V8. However they were all just about identical in looks.
These engines are NOT the AMC V8s that were 290 cu in 304 cu in and a couple of bigger sizes.

Quote below from the marineengine.com web site which is our sponsor.
The graymarine fireball models were V8-238, V8-225, V8-188, V8-170 and the V8-135,
I have all the factory svc manuals and specs, part numbers et al for these engines.
The 238, 225 and 188 were built on the Rambler 327 cu in block









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Tracy Armstrong
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Posted on Monday, February 01, 2016 - 03:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This engine is "FOR SALE" I believe it is a 1960 Packard block 5 main bearings Trans attached fly wheel has been turned not stuck or frozen 2 exhaust tubes motor mounts don't think it has been in salt water engine is located in suburban Toledo Ohio asking $550 you may contact me thru email at tekman1966@gmail.com
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Jim Staib
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Username: drrot

Post Number: 195
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 07:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like a 250CID Rambler block
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Tracy Armstrong
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 06:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jim,any way to look at it to find out for sure? Thanks
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Ernie
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Username: ernie

Post Number: 2224
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 08:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From Marineengine.com bulletin board.

http://www.marineengine.com/boat-forum/showthread.php?390795-Gray-Marine-Firebal l-V8-CF-185

The graymarine fireball models were V8-238, V8-225, V8-188, V8-170 and the V8-135,
I have all the factory svc manuals and specs, part numbers et al for these engines.
The 238, 225 and 188 were built on the AMC 327 cu in block
The 170 and 135 were 250 cu in.
They also made what the called the compact V8-178 (dual carb) and the compact V8-138 (single carb) both 250 cu in.
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Ernie
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Username: ernie

Post Number: 2225
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 08:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Since yours is a single Carter YF carb and the tag says 138 my guess is that it is a compact 138 which from the marineengine dot com info is a 250 cu in Rambler engine that was marinized by Gray.
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Jim Staib
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Post Number: 196
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Posted on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is from a Graymarine manual.
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Ernie
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Post Number: 2226
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Posted on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jim,
Thanks for posting that.
I never realized that there were so many of them. I used to take care of and rebuilt several back in the 70s. All were 327s in varying HP.
They were easy to work on and ran real good. I would love to have one in a boat.
Ernie
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Tracy Armstrong
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Posted on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 02:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey thanks guys. I'm learning a lot from you and that would make my father happy. He's been into boats since he was a kid racing in Lake Erie. I never got into them and just trying to help him part with a lot of boat "stuff"
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kevin lang
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Posted on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nows your chance Ernie, bung it in the fan tail.....
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Ernie
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Username: ernie

Post Number: 2227
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Posted on Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 07:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry no
No room or time for a boat that size
Thanks for the suggestion
Ernie
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tekman1966@gmail.com
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Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sold. Thanks everyone

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