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Mercruiser 165 in 1972 Sea Ray 190: need new distr 7 years 6 months ago #61466

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I have been looking at myriad online boat parts sites for a distributor. No one seems to have them for this engine.
It is a 1972 mercruiser GM 6 cylinder inline 165 3.7L ser# 3216148 The marine version of the GM 252.

Here is a list of the sites I have been to: They either don't list them, list them as out of stock or obsolete:
iboats.com
MarinePartsExpress.com
mercruiserParts.com
MarinePowerService.com
marineengine.com
MarineParts.com
Petronix (they do not have a replacement either)
boats.net
performanceproductstech.com
TCelectronics.com
sterndrives.com
jasperengines.com
wholesalemarine.com

There were a few others that I forgot to write down.

They only one I have found is a used one (that looks in bad shape) on ebay.

Any suggestions? The one on the engine is an automotive distributor and I want to get rid of it. It was put on by the previous owner. It has a new starter, alternator, all new fuel hose, plugs, ignition wire, and a host of other things. Please pray that this engine runs and doesn't have any serious problems.

I haven't been able yet to even crank it over.

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Re:Mercruiser 165 in 1972 Sea Ray 190: need new distr 7 years 6 months ago #61470

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Add to that list above,

Summit Racing
Mallory
Autolite
Delco.

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Re:Mercruiser 165 in 1972 Sea Ray 190: need new distr 7 years 6 months ago #61486

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Found at Mallory: Thanks

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Re:Mercruiser 165 in 1972 Sea Ray 190: need new distr 7 years 6 months ago #61505

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Glad you found what you were looking for. I was going to suggest Napa Auto, Sierra line of parts. If you need anything else for the motor check them out.
Cal

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Re:Mercruiser 165 in 1972 Sea Ray 190: need new distr 7 years 5 months ago #63151

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Just an update. The distributor from Mallory turned out to be the wrong distributor, apparently the person who helped me was looking up a 4 banger instead of a six.

Got what I need from Summit Racing and it turned out to be a ........ (you guessed it).............. a Mallory. I haven't installed it yet, but soon. Just finishing up the interior.

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