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  • Volvo 280 installation manual

    I am converting a hull from a Mercruiser MC1 drive to a Volvo 280 drive.
    I have the donor boat and ALL the pieces needed for the conversion. I just downloaded the template, is there a guide to go with this?

    Thanks
    Boat restoration is like eating an elephant, just take it one bite at a time.

    75 Tahiti 16' Ski Boat
    Ford 302 V8 / Volvo 280

    Reinell T-180 complete Restoration with Ford 302 & Volvo 270 drive
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=422361

  • #2
    Re: Volvo 280 installation manual

    What are you unsure of regarding the template?
    '88 Baretta Success 200
    Volvo Penta AQ260/275

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    • #3
      Re: Volvo 280 installation manual

      Hi Captmello, just want to confirm the procedure. And confirm that the 'S' measurement is the distance between the keel and lower transom shield bolts.
      And if the crankshaft centerline is the same between Volvo and Mercruiser drives so. If they are the same I can put both Volvo and Mercruiser templates on top of each other to aid in the transom hole cutting.

      I hope this makes sence
      Boat restoration is like eating an elephant, just take it one bite at a time.

      75 Tahiti 16' Ski Boat
      Ford 302 V8 / Volvo 280

      Reinell T-180 complete Restoration with Ford 302 & Volvo 270 drive
      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=422361

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      • #4
        Re: Volvo 280 installation manual

        S or X dimension is the crankshaft centerline of the the engine. Here is a picture I put together that shows where the Volvo and Merc centerlines are exactly the same, and what the cutout would look like.
        The template will tell you the location by transom angle.

        Attached Files
        Don S.


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        • #5
          Re: Volvo 280 installation manual

          Thanks Don, that is very helpful. I should be able to scale you diagram to the mercruiser template for correct hole positions and cut out. That way I can put the templates on thin ply, temp bolt it to the transom using the existing mercuiser holes to trace the new volvo holes and cutout.
          Boat restoration is like eating an elephant, just take it one bite at a time.

          75 Tahiti 16' Ski Boat
          Ford 302 V8 / Volvo 280

          Reinell T-180 complete Restoration with Ford 302 & Volvo 270 drive
          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=422361

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          • #6
            Re: Volvo 280 installation manual

            Don, would you have a full template for mercruiser on that shows the mounting holes?
            I have photoshopped your diagram with the 270-280 template that shows the mounting holes and sizes for the volvo cut out. It would be good if it showed the mercruiser holes too.
            Could be used for people converting:

            Mercruiser to Volvo
            OR
            Volvo to Mercruiser

            Here is a link to the full size conversion template I have created (it is 5.9mb, too big for forum)
            http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/s...r_template.jpg
            Boat restoration is like eating an elephant, just take it one bite at a time.

            75 Tahiti 16' Ski Boat
            Ford 302 V8 / Volvo 280

            Reinell T-180 complete Restoration with Ford 302 & Volvo 270 drive
            https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=422361

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            • #7
              Re: Volvo 280 installation manual

              I see what you mean, the template is a bit vague as to where the s measurement is. I agree that it appears to be the bottom two bolts of the transom shield but I can't tell for sure.
              '88 Baretta Success 200
              Volvo Penta AQ260/275

              '96 Weeres Suntanner 24
              '01 90hp Johnson

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              • #8
                Re: Volvo 280 installation manual

                Here is a link to the SX full size template. It's the same as Merc.

                http://www.4shared.com/document/tCGr...out_templ.html
                Don S.


                Please, no PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems.
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                  Re: Volvo 280 installation manual

                  i have completed my mercruiser to volvo template and have posted it on my server in PDF format.
                  If you think it is suitable feel free to add it to your batch of useful information.

                  http://sohotstudio.com/Boating/volvo...r_template.pdf
                  Boat restoration is like eating an elephant, just take it one bite at a time.

                  75 Tahiti 16' Ski Boat
                  Ford 302 V8 / Volvo 280

                  Reinell T-180 complete Restoration with Ford 302 & Volvo 270 drive
                  https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=422361

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