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    I need to replace my carb. It has physical damage and stripped screws from previous owner. 1992 Mercruiser 3.0L [ALPHA I] [ 430B000ES ]. It has the original mercarb. I found a mercarb for $170. But the number shows it's a 1389-9562 which appears to be a 1986. Will this work? I can swap jets and internals with my old one as they are rebuild parts if need be. But will this carb work for my engine

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    Ayuh,..... Between those years was the Alpha 1, to the Gen.II,......

    I donno whether linkages or attachments changed on the carbs/ manifolds,.....

    If the carbs are physically the same,..... it should work,.....

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      it looks physically same. i'm thinking it might be the older style accelerator pump. but parts diag seems same. I read that there was some issue with loss of fuel on a tight turn but that seems to have technical fix.

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