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Forum: Fuel System 03-11-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Dave Neptune
Red face Many things perhaps

Greg, you may have there issues as the +/- I gave you are for a good tune as far as all else is concerned. Timing, sticky advance weights, float level, any kind of a vacuum leak and the carb internal...
Forum: Electrical 02-28-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By ndutton
A few thoughts: It looks to me like an...

A few thoughts:


It looks to me like an updated big alternator, big battery bank system. Nothing earth shaking there.
The big power they're getting has much to do with the higher voltage...
Forum: Exhaust System 01-31-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By jwmurphy
General question: I noticed in Dean's pictures...

General question:
I noticed in Dean's pictures that the scavenger tube appears to be cut/disconnected. Is this a fuel safety concern?
Forum: Reversing Gear 01-28-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Marian Claire
I think following thru with your plan to install...

I think following thru with your plan to install a vacuum gauge, as mentioned in post #1, will give you the answer. I believe it is one # that can be compared to other boats despite different set...
Forum: General Interest 12-28-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,932
Posted By joe_db
The thing we can't tell from a photo is if the...

The thing we can't tell from a photo is if the block is badly corroded and missing a lot of metal - which is what it looks like to me - or if it is gunked up with mud, scale, and algae and that is...
Forum: Cooling System 12-27-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,456
Posted By ndutton
I upsized my sideplate Tee to 1/2" NPT. The new...

I upsized my sideplate Tee to 1/2" NPT. The new diverter cap has three holes: one 3/8" down and forward, one 3/8" down and aft and one 1/4" straight through. It has worked well for me.
Forum: Cooling System 12-24-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,456
Posted By ndutton
While absolutely true you want to test at full...

While absolutely true you want to test at full cruising speed, you also want to crank it up to wide open throttle for a while. If you ever need to push it that hard you'll want to know what to...
Forum: Cooling System 12-24-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,456
Posted By Dave Neptune
Exclamation Be sure

Bill, if you are checking the performance of the cooling system then test it under a cruising load.

AND be sure that the engine box is closed as a lot of heat radiates out when open adding to the...
Forum: General Interest 12-24-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By tenders
I'm a light FB user, and generally consider it a...

I'm a light FB user, and generally consider it a waste of time. It has impressive "convening" capabilities - gathering a group of similarly-minded people together to do something constructive over a...
Forum: Cooling System 12-24-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,456
Posted By joe_db
FYI - 1000 RPM is not that big a load. Did you...

FYI - 1000 RPM is not that big a load. Did you try running flat out for an hour?
Forum: Cooling System 12-23-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,456
Posted By alcodiesel
To answer your ?s: The HX is in the lazerette....

To answer your ?s:
The HX is in the lazerette. Hoses: seawater-5/8, coolant- 3/4 and pressure gauge to the diverter 1/2
The pump is in a locker next to the engine and is about 3 feet lower...
Forum: General Interest 12-22-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By Dave Neptune
To FB is "no look". I believe it is based more on...

To FB is "no look". I believe it is based more on most users social inabilities and not just for info and camaraderie:rolleyes: like here.

My wife is on FB for hours every day a real social being....
Forum: Polls 12-17-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By Dave Neptune
Warning

Neil, that is a very informative post (#13) however it should come with a warning. Virtually all of the dancing of the gage is controlled by the vacuum and the dampening of the gage. Some gages are...
Forum: Fuel System 12-11-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By ndutton
I understand that some prefer a mechanical pump...

I understand that some prefer a mechanical pump over electric for various reasons the same as the other way around but trying to sell it with electrics can be a large PITA sounds unjustifiably...
Forum: Ericson 12-09-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 17,656
Posted By sdemore
Two cents (and probably not worth it) on those...

Two cents (and probably not worth it) on those allen head bolts. I used to use those unknown stainless alloys on motorcycle repairs. After shining them up, a dab of clear nail polish will help to...
Forum: General Interest 12-08-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,932
Posted By ndutton
The two threaded ports on the top of the manifold...

The two threaded ports on the top of the manifold are water jacket ports. Put a gauge in one and a schrader valve in the other, pressurize to 5 lbs. (others prefer 20 lbs. but I don't see why) and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-22-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By lat 64
question authority

+1 on that!

I am often asked by people for a recommendation of "a good mechanic" for their cars or lawnmowers or whatever. I always disappoint them because I don't know any. They then say "but you...
Forum: Exhaust System 11-19-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,941
Posted By ndutton
If PB Blaster does not perform like you hope try...

If PB Blaster does not perform like you hope try a 50-50 mix of automatic transmission fluid and acetone. Testing has shown it to be more effective than any commercial concoction available.

Here...
Forum: Cooling System 11-06-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By edwardc
Yes, you have a breech. The water puts out the...

Yes, you have a breech. The water puts out the fire, which is why it runs better with the water blocked off. Though possible, I think the gasket is unlikely to have been affected by the acid. More...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,012
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Post #22 got a thanks from me because of the...

Post #22 got a thanks from me because of the effort it took to type it. Keep up the good work.


TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,012
Posted By CajunSpike
Yes, the bit of metal is a broken off part of the...

Yes, the bit of metal is a broken off part of the failed piston.

When a piston fails, the metal shards get bounced around inside the engine. These shards can cause further damage as they...
Forum: Introductions 10-22-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By ndutton
This is easily solved but must be done carefully....

This is easily solved but must be done carefully. Please describe as accurately and candidly as possible your ignition timing experience and skills. Rotating the distributor so the plug wire posts...
Forum: Fuel System 10-20-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Al Schober
The mechanical fuel pump is driven off the...

The mechanical fuel pump is driven off the camshaft by a short push rod, which pushes the diaphragm up and a spring returns it. The priming lever does the same. If the engine stopped in the...
Forum: General Interest 10-15-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,384
Posted By Administrator
It seems I may not have a second career as a...

It seems I may not have a second career as a travel agent. :(

In the interest of full disclosure re the pushback on Natty Boh, I confess that I drink wine out of a box (which becomes just a bag...
Forum: Overhaul 09-27-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By roadnsky
You don't have to remove the water pump to get to...

You don't have to remove the water pump to get to the AD bolts.
Here's a pic of the cavity with the AD removed and you can see the water pump.
(See pics)



You also do NOT need to remove the...
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