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Hammerhead 380 photos/help


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It's been many years since I've had a Malibu and been on the forums. I recently picked up a 2004 23LSV w/ Hammerhead that I knew needed a little bit of work and as I am working my way through it I have run across something I'm stumped on. Replacing the seized PP servo motor and doing the Stargazer upgrade at the same time, I bought the entire kit to make it a little easier on me. Turns out, that popped open the can of worms I'm dealing with. Installing the new servo/bracket/cable assembly I noticed the throttle bracket on the throttle body was bent. Looks like something is up with the cable/linkage alignment. Further inspection noticed the throttle cable mounting bracket was tweaked against the rear seat backrest and because of how that was mounted on the cover for the ECM, I couldn't remove the bracket. One thing leads to another and it looks like the ECM mounting bracket was jury rigged onto the back of the engine. Starboard side had a long threaded rod with a rusty steel spacer while the port side had a very long bolt with a similar rusty steel spacer. This set the ECM bracket/cover a couple inches off the back of the engine and wedged it against the rear seat leanback and a corner of it wedged into the bottom of the pop-up ski pylon mount. I'd like to get this thing sorted out and the ECM bracket/cover mounted correctly but I have no reference. I'm hoping someone here can get a few pictures of their engine and bracketry to help me figure out where/how the ECM bracket/cover bolt to the block and where the throttle cable bracket mounts on the ECM bracket/cover (appear to be a few options there). The pop-up pylon makes it more challenging for everything to fit where I think it's supposed to go. OR, if there is someone with a similar boat/engine in the Grand Rapids, MI area, I'd really appreciate the opportunity to hop into the back of it and see what is going on there. Currently, I have the rear seat leanback out to give me a better visual of what is happening and get everything straightened out. Thanks for any help.

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