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Engine/Shaft Alignment

Discussion in 'Props, Shafts & Seals' started by Captain Ron, Jun 2, 2006.

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  1. Captain Ron

    Captain Ron New Member

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    Has anyone aligned the shaft to the transmission on a 454 Mercruiser w/Hurth transmission? I have a 1992 534 Carver Montego and my Starboard engine/shaft are out of alignment by about a 1/4 of an inch. I am planning on aligning myself after the shop I had it at did not know how. It appears straight forward and will be time consuming but not rocket science.

    Was wondering if anyone had done this and how hard it was for them. I have aligned many compressors to motors (up to 1100 HP units) and felt this would be similar just in a different environment.
  2. TSI AV

    TSI AV Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Yep, so simple as it is. You are right. Radial / Axial + allowed tolerances for RPM, dia., couplings, etc.
    (Can be found on i-net, look at LR, GL, DNV sites)

    An indicator clock can be used or a simple laser equipment (became cheaper by now).

    brgds,

    Andrei