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Forum: General Interest 07-27-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By joe_db
Probably 0%. Universal made dedicated marine...

Probably 0%. Universal made dedicated marine engines including casting their own blocks. They were not tractor engines, jeep engines, or anything else.
Forum: Electrical 07-26-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By joe_db
I am not trying to be snarky - please buy this...

I am not trying to be snarky - please buy this book!
https://www.amazon.com/Boatowners-Mechanical-Electrical-Manual-4/dp/0071790330/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=nigel+calder&qid=1627326875&sr=8-2
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Forum: Fuel System 07-26-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By joe_db
What is your fuel pressure?

What is your fuel pressure?
Forum: General Interest 07-26-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By joe_db
Some boats have enough access to spin the prop...

Some boats have enough access to spin the prop shaft from in the boat and some require diving.
Props are stamped with pitch and diameter on the hub. If the prop is dirty it might be hard to find it...
Forum: General Interest 07-26-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By joe_db
Yes, please find out what prop you have. Some...

Yes, please find out what prop you have.
Some boats have props that are overpitched and will hold the engine to 1800 RPMs and some boats have barnacles on the props.
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-23-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By joe_db
You still need to look under the boat before you...

You still need to look under the boat before you get into anything else.
Forum: Fuel System 07-23-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
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 07-23-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By joe_db
A swim is in order!

A swim is in order!
Forum: Fuel System 07-22-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By joe_db
It could be a lot of things - exactly what is the...

It could be a lot of things - exactly what is the problem?
Did the engine EVER work with this fuel pump?
Also if you are paying a mechanic, a fuel pressure gauge will cost less than paying him for...
Forum: Cooling System 07-22-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By joe_db
I can't recall offhand, but I do remember buying...

I can't recall offhand, but I do remember buying in impact socket to get it out. The standard socket was going to round it off.
Forum: Fuel System 07-22-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By joe_db
Without a fuel pressure gauge, you and the...

Without a fuel pressure gauge, you and the mechanic are both guessing.
I would replace that thing with the correct fuel pump on general principles, but we have no idea if that is providing too much...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-20-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By joe_db
Either you have the wrong wire or something is...

Either you have the wrong wire or something is wrong with the alternator.
Forum: General Maintenance 07-19-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By joe_db
Safe as in won't blow up - sure. You do need to...

Safe as in won't blow up - sure.
You do need to get rid of the leaks causing that rust and then fix the rust ;)
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-16-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By joe_db
Very possible with some versions of Pertronix.

Very possible with some versions of Pertronix.
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-15-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By joe_db
That will do it!

That will do it!
Forum: Introductions 07-15-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By joe_db
I know this is not good news, but if ANY of the...

I know this is not good news, but if ANY of the fuel system is original it needs to go. If it isn't leaking or dissolving it is about too :eek:
Forum: Introductions 07-15-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By joe_db
I have a 1973 C&C 35 with an Atomic 4. Welcome to...

I have a 1973 C&C 35 with an Atomic 4. Welcome to the list!
http://www.dellabarba.com/sailing/images/airphoto.jpg
Forum: General Interest 07-14-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By joe_db
I have actually never heard of a fuel level or...

I have actually never heard of a fuel level or pressure sender causing an explosion.
Forum: Overhaul 07-13-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By joe_db
Open loop is better and less prone to failure....

Open loop is better and less prone to failure. You just T off the water injection line and run another hose to a fitting well above the water line for water to exit and/or air to come in. You need a...
Forum: Overhaul 07-12-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By joe_db
Sort of. My outboard telltale cooling water hose...

Sort of. My outboard telltale cooling water hose gets clogged every now and again and one time it shot off the engine.
Forum: Overhaul 07-12-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By joe_db
I have wondered how these would work - the water...

I have wondered how these would work - the water gets pointed down.
https://www.mcmaster.com/mvd/contents/gfx/imagecache/446/44605k351p1-c01d-digitall@halfx_637073544453573016.png?ver=imagenotfound
Forum: General Interest 07-12-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By joe_db
Fuel Instruments

My recent adventure with fixing vapor lock got me interested in what the rest of you can see regarding your fuel feed.
Fuel pressure visible from the helm would include the low fuel pressure warning...
Forum: Overhaul 07-12-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By joe_db
My water injection looks like the photo above,...

My water injection looks like the photo above, but I have an internal pipe that sticks down about 3 or 4 inches to carry water past the T junction.
Moyer sells something similar:...
Forum: Fuel System 07-05-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By joe_db
I did not measure the before and after temp. I am...

I did not measure the before and after temp. I am assuming it is at least a little bit cooler. If I cracked the valve more it would probably be a lot cooler.
edit - My buddies old 67 Corvette has...
Forum: Fuel System 07-05-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By joe_db
Great Results So Far with Vapor Purge Line

I plumbed in a return line from the fuel pump output back to the tank. It runs through a valve that is just *barely* cracked.
So far so good - fuel pressure is rock steady :D
What used to happen...
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