I have a question regarding my starboard Paragon P 32a transmission in 68 CC cavalier. I have not been able to find the an exact answer in the post, so here it goes.....The Cavalier was re-powered with Chevy 350's several years before I purchased it this summer, the starboard engine number 8 cylinder rings and piston gave way and badly scored the cylinder walls. I have a freshly rebuilt 350 marine engine I can use but it is a left hand rotation engine. I have read that the Paragon"s rotation can be reversed by reversing the pump and changing the reverse bands location. I have not been able to find any technical information on this procedure. So my question's are this, can I use the Left hand rotation engine for the starboard (right) engine by changing the rotation of the Paragon P 32a trans? If so does anyone know of any info/manual that covers this procedure? and last does anyone know of a shop or mechanic in the Puget Sound area of Washington state that might be able to do this ?
I got a deal on the boat, a 33 foot 68 Cavalier, in good shape other than the starboard engine and got a better deal on the rebuilt 350, so I am keen on using it, Plus no more counter rotation concerns (at least with the engine).
Thank you in advance and thanks to "keepers" of this post. This Cavalier if my first foray in to the wooden boat world and I have learned much cruising the posts.
Mike in Tacoma