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AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

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  • #61
    Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

    Today's status update... I built up a frame and took her off the engine stand so I can begin working on the flywheel side of things:





    I also cleaned up and primed the flywheel cover, starter, and carb:





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    • #62
      Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

      It's a good idea to take the alternator and starter to the local rebuild shop to have them check them out before everything is back in the boat. They MAY be able to install screens in the alternator to make it acceptable for marine use.
      '76 Fiberform Custom 18
      Volvo AQ130D/280

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      • #63
        Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

        Great progress and thanks for sharing photos.

        Since I am always overly "cautious", I would put a cross brace (or just a piece of plywood screwed between the front or rear legs) to provide some diagonal (torsional) rigidity on that nice stand. You might not use it a lot, but it would by a shame to see the engine on the ground due to a collapsed stand.

        Not that we expect or want leaks, I personally prefer the "Volvo" red over the Mercruiser black on an engine. So much easier to see when/if things are starting to go wrong. Never understood why Merc paint their blocks black for that very reason.
        But that was a side track - Keep up the good work!!!!

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        • #64
          Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

          I cleaned the bilge this weekend. No pictures but it's almost ready for new paint and wiring.

          Final painting is complete on the flywheel cover and starter:



          And the carb is installed:



          Waiting on the arrival of my primary bearing, seals, flywheel bolts, various o-rings and also a new marine alternator.

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          • #65
            Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

            DAMN she's pretty!

            Keep it up I can't wait to see this in the boat!
            1985 Bayliner Capri Bowrider 195, Volvo Penta AQ125A/270 http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/l...view=slideshow
            1975 Valco 14' Aluminum, 1988 14HP Evinrude SPT http://www.flickr.com/photos/9572572...th/8739529784/
            1995 Starcraft 24' Starfish pontoon, 125HP Mercury

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            • #66
              Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

              What Marinized Auto Engine from Volvo can I swap parts for a 1983 Volvo Penta AQ125A? I heard you can use parts from a same year Volvo 244 DL. Pleased confirm or advise what the 1983 Volvo Penta AQ125A is compatible with.

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              • #67
                Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

                nic420,

                Start a new thread for that. You'll get better help, and can guarantee that more questions will follow once you've gotten your first answers :-)

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                • #68
                  Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

                  While cleaning up the clamping ring with a wire-wheel I noticed a hairline crack at one of the bolt holes. It goes all the way around. So, I just ordered a new clamping ring kit (#854315) for $50 + $15 shipping.

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                  • #69
                    Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

                    You found that cheap. Used from ebay or do you have a super cheap supplier?
                    1985 Bayliner Capri Bowrider 195, Volvo Penta AQ125A/270 http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/l...view=slideshow
                    1975 Valco 14' Aluminum, 1988 14HP Evinrude SPT http://www.flickr.com/photos/9572572...th/8739529784/
                    1995 Starcraft 24' Starfish pontoon, 125HP Mercury

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                    • #70
                      Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

                      Originally posted by Mullin View Post
                      You found that cheap. Used from ebay or do you have a super cheap supplier?
                      New on ebay as part of a stock liquidation.

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                      • #71
                        Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

                        The new MARINE alternator arrived today. Installed it along with the fuel pump.



                        Man that chromed alternator shines!

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                        • #72
                          Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

                          Bling!!!!!! sweet.
                          '76 Bayliner T1750
                          Aq130D, 280
                          Work in progress
                          http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/n...anx1/bayliner/

                          Flybridge restore thread
                          http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=456072

                          This one has reevits
                          http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=550380

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                          • #73
                            Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

                            Originally posted by sqbtr View Post
                            Bling!!!!!! sweet.
                            That poor distributor... looking like a second-class citizen on this motor now.

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                            • #74
                              Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

                              That poor distributor... looking like a second-class citizen on this motor now.
                              Get some rebuilders silver, will look like new.
                              '76 Bayliner T1750
                              Aq130D, 280
                              Work in progress
                              http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/n...anx1/bayliner/

                              Flybridge restore thread
                              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=456072

                              This one has reevits
                              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=550380

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                              • #75
                                Re: AQ125B Engine Swap with a Marinized B230 Auto Engine from 92 Volvo 240

                                Okay, here's today's update. I created a new bilge block, all edges cut on 45* and sanded smooth:





                                I mixed up some peanut butter, set it, and glassed it in with matte and 6oz. I'll get some finished pics of that tomorrow. I picked up some interlux bilgekote (white) and will be prepping for that tomorrow.

                                I put a new primary drive shaft bearing, seals, and snap rings into the flywheel cover. The new flywheel bolts also came in (local volvo dealer) so I got the flyweel and absorber installed, along with the flywheel cover:



                                In the picture above, you can also see tube for the new Oil Drain kit I installed in the pan.



                                The heat exchanger came in yesterday from Seakamp Engineering, so I got that primed and painted today:



                                I also cleaned up the copper raw tubes (from the old engine). They cleaned up real nice down to shiny copper, then I primed and painted them:



                                (Also shown there is the coil bracket, and the S-bracket for the raw pump)

                                More to report after tomorrow...
                                Last edited by paperklip; September 29th, 2011, 08:45 PM. Reason: added pictures

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