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Forum: Polls 12-14-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
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I hook up a vacuum gauge once in a while but have...

I hook up a vacuum gauge once in a while but have not installed a permanent one yet. It is on my list.
Forum: General Interest 12-08-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 477
Posted By romantic comedy
I cant wait to see inside the engine. Something...

I cant wait to see inside the engine. Something made all that smoke. I am thinking a blown piston.
Forum: Electrical 12-08-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By romantic comedy
You say that there is no room for a gen and an...

You say that there is no room for a gen and an engine, but yet there would be room for a dive compressor and HVAC, and a large battery bank , (and additional tankage)?

I have a 100 amp alternator...
Forum: Exhaust System 12-07-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By romantic comedy
The exhaust runs thru a cabinet and it can get...

The exhaust runs thru a cabinet and it can get very hot. I am surprised that a Tartan 34 has not caught fire yet. Even with two layers of FG insulation the wood was too hot to touch when I ran the...
Forum: General Interest 12-06-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 477
Posted By romantic comedy
That is a highly recommended way. I have done it...

That is a highly recommended way. I have done it that way a few times.

BTW, with the way it is rigged, did you ride the engine all the way down?

Look forward to the rebuild.

Also, I have...
Forum: Exhaust System 12-06-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By romantic comedy
I agree with Jack. I used grease on the...

I agree with Jack.

I used grease on the joints for my T34 exhaust. I also used 45s and not 90s. That would make for 4 45s. I only needed to have one piece cut and threaded. There are enough joints...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 12-05-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 643
Posted By romantic comedy
I take the coupling off the shaft twice a year....

I take the coupling off the shaft twice a year. That would make that over 40 times with the same shaft and coupling. The reason is that I have a diver do the bottom. I have him pull the shaft, give...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 12-05-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 643
Posted By romantic comedy
LG if you want to continue to be really cheap...

LG if you want to continue to be really cheap you might try replacing the packing hose instead of the shaft.

The packing hose is that special wire free, super thick hose that the stuffing box is...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By romantic comedy
It is my understanding that early models did not...

It is my understanding that early models did not have an oil fill at the flywheel end of the engine. The oil fill was at the transmission cover.
Forum: General Interest 10-15-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By romantic comedy
I just thought it was interesting. I was not...

I just thought it was interesting. I was not suggesting anyone actually build it. If I had enough time I might give it a try just for fun. But that will never happen until someone else maintains my...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By romantic comedy
supercharger-home made....

I have a little collection of antique outboard motors. Like everything there is a club, Antique Outboard Motor Club (AOMCI). They have an active FB group too.

I found this article in one of their...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By romantic comedy
I would use SS bolts. No need for grade 8, It is...

I would use SS bolts. No need for grade 8, It is only a cover and it just needs to be tight.
Forum: General Interest 10-10-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 635
Posted By romantic comedy
Always starts right up....2-5 seconds

Always starts right up....2-5 seconds
Forum: Overhaul 10-08-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By romantic comedy
wow, that is impressive. Serious cracks!! No...

wow, that is impressive. Serious cracks!!

No point in trying to fix that!!
Forum: Electrical 09-22-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By romantic comedy
I use a group 24 starting battery for a dedicated...

I use a group 24 starting battery for a dedicated starting battery. Then I have the house bank of 2 Trojan T 105s (this can change when the batteries need replacement).

I use a manual battery...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-20-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,551
Posted By romantic comedy
Without the combustion there is much less force...

Without the combustion there is much less force on the piston-rod-crank. It is just going up and down and round and round. Combustion is a huge force on the piston, any play in the crank journal...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-19-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,551
Posted By romantic comedy
You might consider leaving that plug wire off for...

You might consider leaving that plug wire off for a while. Technically you should ground it.
Forum: General Interest 09-01-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By romantic comedy
You may want to stick a piece of dowel in the...

You may want to stick a piece of dowel in the hole for the lag. It will help it not to strip. All mine stripped on my T34.
Forum: Ignition System 09-01-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By romantic comedy
How does it work? I use one of those inline...

How does it work?

I use one of those inline spark testers. But mostly I use insulated pliers or a rag to hold the wire then crank away.
Forum: Cooling System 07-26-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By romantic comedy
Twenty years ago I was thinking the same thing. I...

Twenty years ago I was thinking the same thing. I love a challenge.

Then there were some junk engines in the boatyard all in a pile. I asked the yard boss if I could grab some parts from the junk...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-18-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,482
Posted By romantic comedy
The shaft is about 1/8 inch. A nut could be done,...

The shaft is about 1/8 inch. A nut could be done, and I have thought about it. Originally they used a tool to bite the shaft and and make two tits to hold against a washer. (I dont remember the name...
Forum: Fuel System 05-17-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By romantic comedy
The scavenge tube did not really help, it was...

The scavenge tube did not really help, it was the fuel you dumped in that was sucked in with the air.

The fuel in the bowl goes bad during lay up. This is why some run the carb dry for lay up. An...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-17-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,482
Posted By romantic comedy
Interesting about the JB weld. I thought...

Interesting about the JB weld.

I thought that epoxy was impervious to everything until recently.

I replaced the float on my gas tank sending unit. First I used cork and it sunk in 2 days. That...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 05-10-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By romantic comedy
Bob, you might want to give some history and the...

Bob, you might want to give some history and the reason it is not in your boat.
FWIW.
Location too.
Forum: Overhaul 05-09-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By romantic comedy
Grease is the standard. Why no grease? How...

Grease is the standard. Why no grease?

How about really cold oil. I used to use STP as an assembly lube. Put some in the fridge.
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