Well, here we go, the Trusty W is going to be retired to the shrine of vintage iron. She is running fantastic and because of how I use her, I don’t want to ruin it, since W parts are getting tougher and tougher to find. Not to mention I use it a lot and in brackish water. So WECATCHEM is getting a souped up small block engine so I don’t have to make a new engine box.
She will put out around 285 HP, and be teamed up with a Paragon transmission, which is the ONLY way to go in a 25 Sportsman.
She is being built to be a reliable engine first, but look the vintage part when opening up the engine box. The plan is SIMPLE, utilitarian and almost like it was pulled out of a Navy pursuit boat in the mid 50’s.
After all its all about the story. And just a new Mercury engine is.. well. Not me. So, as we named the “Pass Gas Special”. We want to name the new Engine. Color is also part of it all.
Thanks for playing.. NAME MY ENGINE!