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    Hi all I live in Sacramento ca Area , just purchased a 1973 20' something its a open cuddy with icebox, sink, stove

    The motor will need some help ,Volvo 170 , somebody worked on it and dident finish , had distributor out and likly did not get it back right ,

    Which lead to a search for the cause...... Any way first of many questions there is a vacume advance distributor in it ( havent looked under cap) i dont think thats right.

    And are there any manuals that cover what ever modle Boat I have?

    Thanks .

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum!!

    The Volvo AQ170 is a great engine. You should not have vacuum advance. There is a good chance someone pulled an engine from a Volvo 160 or early 260 series car and dropped it in there at some point.

    I would start with a compression and leak down test, then find top dead center firing for the number 1 cylinder, reinstall the distributor and wires, and go from there.
    1987 3818 Hino 175
    "Knotty Girl"
    Prince Rupert B.C.


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      • #4
        Welcome to the BOC! Some pictures of the engine, distributor etc. might help you get answers. Also, please take a minute to fill out your profile page with info about the boat and the area where you live and use your boat. You could have a knowledgeable BOC member living near by.

        Newport, Oregon
        South Beach Marina
        1986 3270 with twin 110 HP Hino diesels. Name of boat "Mr. Darcy"
        Past work history: Prototyping, tooling, and repair for Reinell,. General fiberglass boat repair starting in 1976.
        Also worked as heavy equipment mechanic, and machinery mechanic for over 30 years.


        • #5
          Welcome to another cuddy owner!
          "Our Dream" -- 2015 21' Bayliner 642, 4.3 MPI Mercruiser

          "Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates." Mark Twain


          • #6
            I have tried to post on my profile but it just seems to reject any attempt , but its likly me