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Forum: Overhaul 07-29-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Sculldog1
Slick idea to fix pitted valve seat

So as the summer of discontent plods forward I had to find a way to fix up badly pitted valve seat. After some research I stumbled on a video by a young man who cut 3 very small bits of 100 grit sand...
Forum: Fuel System 07-23-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By joe_db
Update - still no sign at all of vapor lock and...

Update - still no sign at all of vapor lock and the engine remains easier to start :D
My theory on starting is with my habit of running the fuel out at the end of the day, the vapor return allows...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-20-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By ndutton
Even so the engine would continue to run for a...

Even so the engine would continue to run for a minute or more.
Forum: Overhaul 07-20-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By B Moyer
NEW VIDEO - Head Removal

Click here ( to see the new head removal video.
Forum: Overhaul 07-15-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By Sculldog1
The quest continues!

So for to possibly be helpful to others I will report.

Having gotten in way over my head on the sailboat engine I found that:

1. My exhaust got a clog that led to water intrusion and the usual...
Forum: Introductions 07-10-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By wagner

Hello Aftourians,

By way of update, the engine swap has been a success!

The mechanic (me) was able to get the new engine running well on the pallet and set his sights on removing the existing...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-09-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,443
Posted By Catfish
holy moley

I believe I have solved the mystery. I started taking the exhaust apart beginning at the block. All seemed well with no scale or soot buildup, although the old exhaust hose definitely needs...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-07-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Mo
Also check your ignition timing. Small things. ...

Also check your ignition timing. Small things. A dead plug can send a vibration as well. I put an engine in mine last fall. This spring it shifted in rough weather and I got a wicked vibration. ...
Forum: Exhaust System 07-06-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,256
Posted By ndutton
That is a water jacketed elbow and the general...

That is a water jacketed elbow and the general design is not without liabilities, particularly internal salt crystallization and corrosion deposits. The attached picture is of a dissection of a...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-06-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,620
Posted By wetbirks
John, I completed this test. Nothing happened. ...

John, I completed this test. Nothing happened.

I did note that when I pulled the lines out of the auxiliary fuel tank, the intake hose seem to be full of gas, but the out hose was empty.

Forum: Troubleshooting 07-04-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Maybe. It sure beats the alternative of not...

It sure beats the alternative of not having a resource like the forum available.

I purchased my boat from its first owner in early 1983. While I was in the process of buying the boat I...
Forum: Fuel System 06-30-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Sam
Well let's see - 1965 boat & you have owned since...

Well let's see - 1965 boat & you have owned since "89". If you haven't done so recently I would empty the tank and add fresh or at least filtered gas from the top 3/4's. Dump the bottom 1/4. A...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-25-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By ronstory
Ok, Confessions of an idiot

Just got up to the boat yesterday and found the problem. In my enthusiasm to replace the leaking manifold i forgot to block the 1/8” NPT port immediately above the carb flange, causing the engine to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Al Schober
1 MPH??? While cleaning your prop, take a swipe...

1 MPH??? While cleaning your prop, take a swipe at the knotmeter paddle. My knotmeter transmitter was removable from inside the hull - I just had to keep my bare foot over the hole while I cleaned...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-22-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By joe_db
Engine quits in reverse, so fix the alternator

This has to take the cake as the oddest issue I have had in some time:
I went to back out of my slip and the engine quit :confused: I tried a couple more times after running at full throttle forward...
Forum: Cooling System 06-17-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Sculldog1
Vinegar soaking worked very well.

Thanks to all who weighed in to help with the over heating issue. For to possibly help others I will report.

I filled the engine with as much white vinegar as it would hold after removing the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-15-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By tooltime
Smile Update

I wanted to provide an update to this thread. Replaced broken exhaust elbow, new head gaskets, new exhaust manifold gasket, new carburetor gasket, new ignition system (points, condenser, distributor,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-09-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By campbdon
Starting problem solved (it seems). Wiring...

Starting problem solved (it seems). Wiring mistakes while converting the old Key + push starter switch to 3-pos keyswitch as follows:

a) Keyswitch ON post was connected to SOL +. Removed from SOL...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-28-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By Jo Ross
She's back!

Ladies and Gentlemen... she's back.

I opened the valve galley and sure enough the first (and not visible) valve was stuck in the open position, hence the zero compression in that cylinder. I use...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-23-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By svsonora
As usual thanks for the help. I had reverse...

As usual thanks for the help. I had reverse throughout my entire trip today - finally got to dock under power in my really tight sip (I usually walk the boat in)
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 05-22-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,238
Posted By joematrix1013
The proper block I should correct...

The proper block I should correct the statement that it is a is apparently a '76
Forum: General Interest 05-12-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By lokeypod
Update: solved!

Thought I’d update this post for future folks that might run into this.
I bought a couple new freeze-out plugs from Moyer and popped one in. I used a ball peen hammer to expand/concave the plug in...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-09-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Amphibiographer
Thanks to everyone for your help with this!! ...

Thanks to everyone for your help with this!!

We finally found out what was wrong when we had a meltdown (with LOTS of smoke!) of an ignition wire which was being rubbed by the throttle control!!...
Forum: Fuel System 05-08-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,498
Posted By Lubrdink
The new stuff

The new stuff
Forum: Electrical 05-08-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,149
Posted By Wisakedjack
So, here is a final picture showing batteries...

So, here is a final picture showing batteries with covers on and secured straps. I placed u-bolts on the battery sides to be used for the straps.
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