1976 Sea Ray SRV 240 Project Boat

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  1. dmnolan

    dmnolan Member

    36
    Apr 11, 2017
    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island
    1976 Sea Ray SRV240 Weekender
    Currently 351Windsor 233 HP
    The heart of my boat is coming together nicely! Bad news is she will sit a while as I prepare the boat for her!!





    engine w intake.jpg
     
  2. Boater420

    Boater420 Active Member

    822
    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Looking good!
     
  3. RH1

    RH1 New Member

    19
    Nov 4, 2016
    Ontario
    1969 SRV 185, 1974 SRV 240 Weekender (next project)
    Mercruiser 120/Pre-Alpha drive, Mercruiser 225/TRS drive
    Looking good! Although I left the engine in my smaller boat "Mercruiser black", I usually like painting engine blocks some lighter/brighter colour for practical reasons - it's easier to pick up on small oil leaks and other issues as soon as they happen!
     
  4. dmnolan

    dmnolan Member

    36
    Apr 11, 2017
    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island
    1976 Sea Ray SRV240 Weekender
    Currently 351Windsor 233 HP
    That was my thought on the Blue. One it is true to a '76 era 351.
    Also upon my first look into the Bilge i thought Black engine, black bilge paint! Impossible to see any issues. I will have a bright engine and a Bright white Bilge!
     
  5. dmnolan

    dmnolan Member

    36
    Apr 11, 2017
    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island
    1976 Sea Ray SRV240 Weekender
    Currently 351Windsor 233 HP
    Have my engine back in the garage it came out great. Time to bolt on the bits and pieces. Then it is a waiting game until I can get the floor back in!
    One observation that has me thinking.

    I went with a 4 barrel carb and intake for the rebuild. Looks a little taller than the old set up and I remember the old set up just clearing the Engine cover/ seat.

    Anyone else make this change? What did you do to fix?

    I am thinking if only a bit taller I can make the engine cover taller and move the side seats up accordingly. Guess I need to wait until its in and see how it fits.
     
  6. Boater420

    Boater420 Active Member

    822
    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    That really is your only option since the engine can't be lowered. It might be easier to try and source a low profile intake.
     
  7. 1ofthesedays

    1ofthesedays New Member

    4
    Jan 18, 2012
    Bend, Oregon
    1986 Sundancer 268, original owner. Marlin 21 daycruiser, jet
    4.3 twins.455 olds
    Looking forward to next installment, truly respect the build and preservation of these classics. What exactly is 2'itis? Never heard of it.
     
  8. RH1

    RH1 New Member

    19
    Nov 4, 2016
    Ontario
    1969 SRV 185, 1974 SRV 240 Weekender (next project)
    Mercruiser 120/Pre-Alpha drive, Mercruiser 225/TRS drive
    2’itis is a common malady with boat owners. No sooner do you get a new boat than you start dreaming of one that is 2 feet longer. Or more. Happens to everybody. Repeatedly. Very dangerous disease.
     
  9. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    Yeah but in my case I got 18-footitis. 34' to 52'....
     
  10. dmnolan

    dmnolan Member

    36
    Apr 11, 2017
    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island
    1976 Sea Ray SRV240 Weekender
    Currently 351Windsor 233 HP
    Wow you got it bad!!
    Will post some pics soon of engine reassembly. To cold to do stringer and floor work. Going to spend most of the winter refinishing panels and maybe some upholstery.
    I am try to figure out how the new moter with 4 bbl carb and intake will fit under engine cover!! Definitely going to have to do some fiddling on the reinstall to steal a little more height for clearance. WOuld like to retain functionality of sliding seats forward and dropping bolster to create a large sleeping/ sunning pad.
     
  11. dmnolan

    dmnolan Member

    36
    Apr 11, 2017
    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island
    1976 Sea Ray SRV240 Weekender
    Currently 351Windsor 233 HP
    Hey all! Chomping at the bit for warm weather so I can get my stringers and floor back in the boat. Engine rebuild is complete. Rebuilt transom/ Gimble mount is complete. Been too cold to even work in the garage on some interior components that need to be cleaned up! Hoping to be able to share some progress soon.
     

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