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    Default King Cobra Outdrive question

    Anyone know where I can learn if an omc model 985689 ?? outdrive will fit my 1989 460 king cobra?I can't find any references to this model number anywhere...thanks,Pat

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    Default Re: King Cobra Outdrive question

    It's an 89 model drive for a 5.7 engine. Has a 1.41:1 gear ratio. Your 460 is running a 1.43:1 gear ratio.
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    Default Re: King Cobra Outdrive question

    Don,Thanks for the info....I should take that as a no then?Any idea what model # I should be looking for? My parts manual only lists the upper/lower separately and I can't find anything on the drive itself....

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    Default Re: King Cobra Outdrive question

    I don't think that part number is a king cobra drive as I have seen it mentionned for a 350 engine here. http://www.speedwake.com/upload/show...threadid=21452 The King is the largest and is for the 460.

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    Default Re: King Cobra Outdrive question

    careful, there were some dog clutch units labeled as a king as opposed to the cone clutch king units. nothing between the two really interchange much.bayliners in that year range with 460's were notorious for it.
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    Default Re: King Cobra Outdrive question

    Pat...according to my 1989 OMC factory manual model 985689 is the drive for the 5.7, 5.8 and the 350 King Cobra for standard right hand rotation. If you are looking for the 1989 460 right hand rotation you need model 985691.

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    Default Re: King Cobra Outdrive question

    Thanks Bob, and to all for the help.I'm definately after the 985691

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