1975 Sea Ray SRV-220

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  1. Colten Langewicz

    Colten Langewicz New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2021
    1975 Sea Ray SRV-220, towed with 2010 Ram 1500
    351 Ford Windsor V-8
    Hi everyone just joined the club, I gotta ‘75 sea ray cuddy cabin 220 and I bought it in June 2020. I’m 18 years old and this is my first boat. I don’t really have any knowledge on the boat itself as it’s very old and I haven’t found barely any info on it. Does anybody know where I can find parts to replace things for this? The motor is another puzzle I need to figure out, it’s a 351 Ford Windsor I believe the 5.8L? I don’t know where to buy parts for the motor and don’t know if it’s a certain generation that won’t have the same parts as a newer model. Any info and help is appreciated, thank you!
     
  2. nelson Gay

    nelson Gay Member

    45
    Jan 31, 2021
    Huntsville, AL
    1991 220 DA
    5.7l 260HP mecruiser
    Join the official searay owners from searay.com lots of manuals there
     
  3. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    438
    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    For the engines and drives you need Mercruiser Service Manual #2. It covers 1974-1977 all engines and drives. There used to be a free site but it stopped working when Adobe Flash Player stopped working. I don't know if they will fix that. It's just a pdf. Anyway you can get service manuals at various vendors on-line.
    http://www.instant-manual.com/mercruiser-inboard---sterndrive---outdrive-manuals.html
    https://www.911manual.com/download-mercruiser-repair-manuals/ (this one is a pay site, 6.99)
    http://www.marineengine.com/manuals...c&utm_campaign=Manuals&utm_content=Mercruiser

    and of course there is ebay https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fr...rcruiser+service+manual+#2+1974-1977&_sacat=0

    Some of the prices are ridiculous.
     
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  4. Alex7

    Alex7 New Member

    1
    Feb 23, 2021
    1977 Sea Ray 220 CC
    EZ Loader Trailer (model CAIB4500?)
    Mercruiser 898 (might need replacing)
    SE106 Drive
    Thanks for the suggestions @Ike

    For me, that instant-manual.com link sent me to the 911manual.com site. I was looking for a manual for my 1977 Sea Ray 220CC with a Mercruiser 898, which I just picked up this month.

    I ended up buying a manual off ebay. Ended up very affordable ($7.62) for the Manual #2. So far, this manual looks like a match so I'm happy. This seller only sells PDF format manuals. They message you a link to where you download the pdf and you can print out if you want.
     
  5. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    438
    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    Glad you found one.
     
  6. 76SeaRay

    76SeaRay New Member

    13
    Aug 24, 2017
    SW Washington
    76 Sea Ray SRV220 OV
    GM 5.7L Vortec, Mercruiser Alpha One Gen One
    Are you located anywhere near Washington State. I am restoring a 1976 SRV 220 OV HT (Overnighter Hardtop). I am changing to a GM 5.7L Vortec engine and a Mercruiser Alpha One Drive so I have the left over Windsor 351 parts almost complete engine. This was an OMC and those parts that I have are junk... Engine parts are salvageable I think and are free to you if you can pick them up...

    A marine engine is different from a truck engine in the marine cam and all the parts that hang on a long block are marine.. Don't use any auto parts for the alternator, carburetor, starter, air cleaner (spark arrestor), and fuel pump.. You must use marine parts for those...
     
  7. Colten Langewicz

    Colten Langewicz New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2021
    1975 Sea Ray SRV-220, towed with 2010 Ram 1500
    351 Ford Windsor V-8
    Sadly I’m in Michigan, but I’d love to know where you bought parts from when you looked for them, my engine isn’t running great and I’m not sure weather to entirely swap or to try and build up the 351 it already has
     
  8. 76SeaRay

    76SeaRay New Member

    13
    Aug 24, 2017
    SW Washington
    76 Sea Ray SRV220 OV
    GM 5.7L Vortec, Mercruiser Alpha One Gen One
    I never rebuilt the engine I have. I got the boat at auction and the engine was in the boat in pieces. What parts are you seeking? If they are just the engine internals then a regular auto parts store should carry what you need. Just tell them that you need pistons, rings, etc. for a 1975 Ford Truck or Car with the 351 engine. The only exception would be the Cam but I don't know what to tell you on that (maybe a truck cam) and you need marine gaskets. Any good auto machine shop knows how to rebuild the 351 Windsor.

    My engine had a lot of brackets and other OMC parts (like manifolds, etc.) hanging off it and those are hard to find. My advice since OMC parts are a shear impossibility is to either go to a boat wrecking yard for parts or swap out to a GM 350 or 5.7 liter. It all depends upon what you have to work with. If you have all the OMC parts and they are fine, then just rebuild the engine like you would a car or truck. I am an old Chevy guy from way back so I really don't know much about the 351 Windsor other than I have this one that I won't be using.

    OMC stringer outdrive parts are really hard to find and if those are bad you might have to change out to a Mercruiser drive which is a major change to the transom. Mine only had a few OMC drive parts so I replaced the transom and installed a Mercruiser Alpha One cause there was no way to get good quality replacement OMC drive parts (like I needed the whole sterndrive).

    The only used boatyard that I know of is Ed's Surplus Boats in Manzanola, Colorado. I got a lot of used parts from him before I moved the boat to Washington State.
     
  9. Colten Langewicz

    Colten Langewicz New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2021
    1975 Sea Ray SRV-220, towed with 2010 Ram 1500
    351 Ford Windsor V-8
    I actually have an Alpha Gen 1 on my boat, I’m not even sure what parts I exactly need yet I haven’t had it looked at. I can get the motor running fine and it’ll ride on the water but it overheats after 15 some mins and won’t really go over 25 mph without sputtering and backfiring... I wish I had seen what rpms I was getting when it would happen, but it’s cold here in southeast MI still so I’m gonna need to wait til at least April to even begin the process. It has the original manifolds on there and they’ve been welded several times in the past, idk who did it but they were. I’d like to either find ones to replace it or maybe even a different type of manifold that would work on the motor, I’m not very experienced with marine engines so I’m not sure what’s all gonna work or not, or what I even need to replace yet
     
  10. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    Colt, overheating, alpha 1 impeller is in the outdrive. Prolly needs replaced, pita, have to take of apart to get to, that why when they went to Bravo the put it on the engine.
     
  11. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    Original manifolds- they could be all clogged and gunked up cause overheating, or bad thermostat. That’s it, nothing besides those 3.
     
  12. 76SeaRay

    76SeaRay New Member

    13
    Aug 24, 2017
    SW Washington
    76 Sea Ray SRV220 OV
    GM 5.7L Vortec, Mercruiser Alpha One Gen One
    Watch out for those manifolds if they have been welded. Welding on cast manifolds almost always causes warping and therefore leaks... Pictures of your engine would be helpful... Also, do you have an Alpha One Gen One or Alpha One Get Two?
     
  13. Colten Langewicz

    Colten Langewicz New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2021
    1975 Sea Ray SRV-220, towed with 2010 Ram 1500
    351 Ford Windsor V-8
    I have the boat at my property up north at the momment, I’m going there this weekend so I’ll make sure to try and get some pictures, I have a alpha one gen one
     
  14. Colten Langewicz

    Colten Langewicz New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2021
    1975 Sea Ray SRV-220, towed with 2010 Ram 1500
    351 Ford Windsor V-8
    Thank you very much, I’ll probably have my manifolds checked when I take the boat to a mechanic, but I think I’ll be able to do the impeller and thermostat on my own. Hoping it is one of these things because they’ll be a cheap and easy fix, aside from the manifolds
     
  15. Colten Langewicz

    Colten Langewicz New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2021
    1975 Sea Ray SRV-220, towed with 2010 Ram 1500
    351 Ford Windsor V-8
    Here’s some pictures of the engine
     

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  16. johnkom

    johnkom New Member

    2
    May 8, 2012
    Central Illinois
    Restored 1975 Sea Ray 200
    Ford Block 351 w/4bbl Holley and Edelbrook Intake, Mercruiser 888
    Hi Colten, I have an 1976 SRV200 and absolutely love it. Unlike fiberglass boats of today it is a tank. Also I like the 351 Windsor. My son let the block crack three winters ago so I put in a new short block from Chicago Engines. Runs hard and smooth. I modified the engine with a Holley four barrel carburetor and a solid state ignition.
     

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