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    Good day Fellow Boaters, My wife and I just Bought a 2000 2859 with a MPI 7.4L bravo 2. We upgraded from a 2002 2452 (242) model with a 5.0L I want to re power the 2859 with the 8.2L has anyone tried this? Is the 7.4L under power?

    #2
    I have never heard anyone opine that the 2859 is underpowered with the 7.4, but many have lamented that their 2859 "only" had the base sbc 350 which was a bit underpowered.
    Johnson Point, Olympia, WA
    1989 2855
    Horizon 6.2 and Bravo II

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      #3
      What drive ?
      Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

      1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      Manalapan N.J

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        #4
        Bravo 2 2.0 ratio

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          #5
          Best of the bravos.

          You can place any engine in front you want.
          Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

          1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

          '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

          Manalapan N.J

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            #6
            The 8.2 is roughly the same size as the 7.4, but is heavier.

            I would rather see you go 383 small block. Same power, lighter weight, better economy.
            Matt Train
            BOC Site Team
            Chicagoland, IL

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              #7
              stroke that baby to 496 or 502...
              Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
              Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
              93 3058 sold
              92 2855 (day boat)
              91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
              Longbranch WA
              Life is Good

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                #8
                What about a LSX (LS 427 Supercharged) 750 HP 725 ft.-lbs. torque, small, light weight all aluminum and great on fuel, crate motor direct from GM $19,999. Like to see someone using a marine LS in front of a Mercruiser, would just require a coupler from Volvo Penta to attach to that LS crank. Maybe Merc. will offer it in the future?

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