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Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-15-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By lat 64
One man's solution to reverse issues

Old school. No issues with Bernouli principle failing at cavitation.
https://r2ak.com/2019-teams-full-race/team-r2ache/
Forum: General Interest 06-08-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,361
Posted By lat 64
Thanks for taking us along this year. Now you...

Thanks for taking us along this year.
Now you have to mow the lawn.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-03-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By lat 64
I agree w Neil, steam. Well, water vapor anyway. ...

I agree w Neil, steam. Well, water vapor anyway.

Have to leave you in his care as I don't have much experience with wet exhausts.
Re: pressure test, don't be intimidated by that. Its similar in...
Forum: Introductions 05-30-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By lat 64
+1 on that! The nose knows.

+1 on that! The nose knows.
Forum: Cooling System 05-29-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By lat 64
Don't forget about tool rental. And the...

Don't forget about tool rental.
And the cheapest yet; borrow it.
Forum: Introductions 05-28-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By lat 64
I don't think you are unrealistic. Luck will play...

I don't think you are unrealistic. Luck will play a part though.

Perhaps if you got a running engine sitting in your garage to sell with the boat, it would attract more interest.
Forum: Cooling System 05-28-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By lat 64
I don't visualize your situation yet but a slide...

I don't visualize your situation yet but a slide hammer is one of my go-to bearing pullers. I also have a 3/4-inch brass drift I use when I don't want to mar metal. Perhaps a copper pipe instead of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-27-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By lat 64
Clear oil: GOOD! Lots of white smoke that...

Clear oil: GOOD!
Lots of white smoke that dissipates: probably water. We will do the twenty questions thing to zero-in on the source. It may be downstream from the water injection in the exhaust but...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-26-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By lat 64
Smoke will smell bad. White smoke would most...

Smoke will smell bad. White smoke would most likely be oil burning. Black smoke may be a too-rich fuel mixture or choke on. Water vapor from combustion can be seen if the air temp is cool enough but...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By lat 64
S.R., Im glad you got something from the video....

S.R.,
Im glad you got something from the video.

So much to digest at first, so take it one problem at a time. Then, start a new thread with the next issue.
As for the handprint on forehead...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-25-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By lat 64
Ignition breaker points. I think Dave is...

Ignition breaker points.
I think Dave is wondering if your engine has been modified with a new "pointless" ignition set in the distributor.
Since this is unfamiliar stuff for you, we may have to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-20-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,588
Posted By lat 64
Wow, I stand corrected on the valve seats. What a...

Wow, I stand corrected on the valve seats. What a weird bit of corrosion. It looks like rust, but wrong color. Was there any acidic rust stabilizer used in cleaning this?

Its disappointing that...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-18-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,588
Posted By lat 64
This is a job that is done in preparation to a...

This is a job that is done in preparation to a full valve seat grind. You will not get satisfactory results.Your valves are most likely fine, as well the cylinder bore. You are confusing us with all...
Forum: Fuel System 05-17-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By lat 64
Since there are so many special additions to a...

Since there are so many special additions to a auto engine used in a boat, it seems like a good start to get a whole setup surplussed from a repower and go through it and restore it instead of buying...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-16-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,588
Posted By lat 64
Thumbs up I totally agree! Its great that you got a spare...

I totally agree!
Its great that you got a spare engine now, but let this gang talk you though getting those valves unstuck.
Then, restore spark and fuel. After all that, you will be super confident...
Forum: General Interest 05-16-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,361
Posted By lat 64
Well Ed, I guess you made your boat payment for...

Well Ed, I guess you made your boat payment for this month, challenged your brain, and got some good cardio points too.

May you be less challenged for the remainder of the trip


Cheers,
Russ
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-14-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By lat 64
Out with the bad air

Fire safety is the prime reason for an engine room blower but it also helps keep it a tad fresher in the cabin. Also consider carbon monoxide build up from blow by gasses.
Forum: Introductions 05-10-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,161
Posted By lat 64
Photos of new bulkhead. Made from baltic birch...

Photos of new bulkhead. Made from baltic birch ply epoxy covered and painted white.made in three parts to fit in. Joint covered with more ply (visible from back side in second photo).
Third pic...
Forum: Fuel System 05-06-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By lat 64
Not a downer at all. Its a forum for this kind of...

Not a downer at all. Its a forum for this kind of thing. My experience was only one engine. Good to hear your story. Er, I mean sorry to hear it.
Its just like a dealer to say something like...
Forum: Fuel System 05-06-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By lat 64
Yea, I figured Dave would know this engie. I...

Yea, I figured Dave would know this engie. I think they called it the "Iron Duke". Came in little Chevys. Merc mod was much bigger valves. I rebuilt one just around 1984! Nice engine really.

Sound...
Forum: Introductions 05-06-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,161
Posted By lat 64
Thumbs up Weekend update

Wow, memory lane.
I did finally replace my whole bulkhead and with new chainplates in the last two years. Cut some inspection ports and just put a standard plastic vent in the hole. Ill post some...
Forum: General Interest 04-26-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By lat 64
I was almost at the end of the internet when I...

I was almost at the end of the internet when I found this out near Neil:

http://www.hps-siliconehoses.com/hps-4-ply-high-temp-aramid-reinforced-coupler-silicone-hose-nomex-38mm.html

says it's...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 04-16-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By lat 64
I saw an ad for a Vee-drive in Seattle area:

Vee-drive in Seattle area:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bpo/d/olympia-inboard-drive/6867729240.html

Not mine, I just saw the ad. I'll delete this post if it gets too old.
Forum: Overhaul 04-14-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By lat 64
I'll go on record as saying you should have an...

I'll go on record as saying you should have an experienced hand oversee or do the grinding. It is not an academic exercise—there is an art to it. Best to learn on a disposable engine like a Chevy....
Forum: Overhaul 04-12-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By lat 64
Sorry, but your neighbor is right. Grind or cut...

Sorry, but your neighbor is right. Grind or cut the seats. Sometimes this can be done in-situ. It was called "field service" in the old days. It'd be lovely if you found a machinist to come to tbe...
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