Good day everyone,

I have a 1973 41' flush deck commander.  Currently she's powered with the ford 427.  The engines are getting a little worn out, so I'm thinking about doing a re-power with gm 454's.  I was wondering if anyone can give me some ball park on how much that would cost $$.  I understand that is difficult to answer since there are many variables, but just some idea would be great.  I'm sure most of the expense will be the labor to remove the current engines and replace with the new.  Thank you.



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James I replaced my  port 454 with other 454 new in the crate parts shipping labor everything was under 9k.  Lee spry in iuka Mississippi did the work. Lee Dahlen gave me the source number of the engine supplier.  I would imagine that going from one size to another would cost a little more. So there is what it cost me.



Just what was the issue with your port engine that needed replacing  ?

What brand & weight of  engine oil was that engine using ?

How many hours were on that engine  ?


Tim  Toth

Huron  /  Ohio

Okay the reason I replaced my port engine is simple.  I was traveling along the TN river and stalled my port motor.  Upon restarting the motor my starter solenoid hung up causing my starter to stay engaged.  This caused a fire along with camshaft and other problems eternally with the motor. at 2000 hours and with the fact that I had to pull the motor out I opted for a new motor. Also when I said lee gave me the supplier I was referring to our Lee from the club not the owner of the boat yard sorry for the confusion there.

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