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    Need Help Finding Reeds

    So I bought a 1999 Merc 225 Pro Max thatís been swapped over to Carburetors. I donít know what the doner motor for the carburetors was, but thereís 3 rows of double barrels. The reeds I have are horizontal, steel, 5 petal, and look fine. Iím looking for carbon fibers because I was told a carbon reed is less likely to kill a piston when one gets sucked up, but donít know what to buy because of the Frankenstein carburetor swap it has. If Iím missing some concept about reeds, let me know. Iím trying to learn here. Tell me what the beat option for me is here, tell me what you would do if you wanted to go fast. Iím all ears, willing to spend money, and up for anything.

    The motor is also going on a Hydrastream Viper if that is of any importance. Thanks.

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    i have some new 5 petal if your interested im in texas too where are you located

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    See what Texas20225 has for you.

    If that does not work, and even if it does, check out Chris Carson Marine. He is a vendor on this site. He will have all the gaskets you need and likely a set of intake stuffers. They really make a difference on hole shot. Best to call him, do not even bother with e-mail.

    (800) 329-2725

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    these are chris carson reeds i was a vendor for him at one time there is a lot more involved in bolt on goodies here 5 petal stuff is off a 200 i m retired after 25 years plus rebuilding mercury only v6 motors i will have the best price

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    Yeah that sounds awesome, I’m in Kemah and 5 petals are what I need. What’s a better way to contact you?

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    If it is a 225 then it will have 7 peddel reeds. Not 5

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    Post a few pics of your powerhead so we can see what ya got exactly

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    he says its 5 and he said it steel reeds im sure he is able to count most likely previous owner could not fix the 7 petal efi set up or just took the more economical way out and just dropped a 200 carb set up on it!!! lots of people cant fix efi or dont think they can afford another ecu or what ever was messed up with it i have changed quite a few back to efi but then again i really do hate carburetors and i have owned a lot of carb motors in my younger days

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanelyShane View Post
    So I bought a 1999 Merc 225 Pro Max that’s been swapped over to Carburetors. I don’t know what the doner motor for the carburetors was, but there’s 3 rows of double barrels. The reeds I have are horizontal, steel, 5 petal, and look fine. I’m looking for carbon fibers because I was told a carbon reed is less likely to kill a piston when one gets sucked up, but don’t know what to buy because of the Frankenstein carburetor swap it has. If I’m missing some concept about reeds, let me know. I’m trying to learn here. Tell me what the beat option for me is here, tell me what you would do if you wanted to go fast. I’m all ears, willing to spend money, and up for anything.

    The motor is also going on a Hydrastream Viper if that is of any importance. Thanks.
    Chris Carson has good reeds , but you really should get with Texas and get his , it will be same exact reed for less $ but u will need gasket for a 2.5 200 , plus Texas has lots stuff (he's tryin thin out)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEXAS20225 View Post
    he says its 5 and he said it steel reeds im sure he is able to count most likely previous owner could not fix the 7 petal efi set up or just took the more economical way out and just dropped a 200 carb set up on it!!! lots of people cant fix efi or dont think they can afford another ecu or what ever was messed up with it i have changed quite a few back to efi but then again i really do hate carburetors and i have owned a lot of carb motors in my younger days
    The 200 and 150 Pro Max motors were 5 petal but all had fiber reeds.

    Dave
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    "So many idiots, so few bullets"

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    Shane is nice Guy he just started getting his feet wet its a 225 with a 200 5 petal fishing mota front and some wh22's on it he is also running a 16 amp chargin system with alum wheel it a pretty clean mota he got some 5 petal reeds on lapped cages and a merc manual as a help so he is on he way to spending every cryin dime on his hot rod Thanks for the sale bud

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    Bobby and Dave good info! It's nice to help guys out, thats is what our sport should be especially as we get younger and step away some....

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    Hey Shane, I'm in Huffman on the northeast side of town. Holler if you need anything.

    Rob
    1990 Shadow bass boat w/ 2.4 200 Merc. Totally resto'd boat and love it!

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    So glad you guys help me like this, the amount of support here in insane. I can always rely on you guys to guide me through the trials and tribulations of tryna go fast. I don’t even know why I bother getting dicked around by outboard shops around me. Big thanks to Bobby V too, guys a grade A badass and helped me out big time.

    Glad I could get this figured out, thanks again all of ya!

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