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Forum: Troubleshooting 07-03-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,368
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking John - My boat is a Bermuda 30 so I know exactly...

John - My boat is a Bermuda 30 so I know exactly what your fuel tank is like. Mine is monel but has a top fitting for fuel pick up as well as a bottom fitting for draining (no longer kosher in USCG...
Forum: Cooling System 06-18-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,043
Posted By hanleyclifford
Smile Stunning

Usually a block is toasted long before a side plate looks like that - you must have been nice to someone.
Forum: Cooling System 06-18-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,043
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking As a general rule it is bad to torque into a...

As a general rule it is bad to torque into a casting, especially a thin spot like the side plate location. Studs are way superior - and the use of lock washers as opposed to brass or copper is a near...
Forum: Cooling System 06-14-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,483
Posted By hanleyclifford
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-06-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,716
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking Copper deforms and conforms to the fastener and...

Copper deforms and conforms to the fastener and the hole thus making a good seal.
Forum: Cooling System 06-06-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,231
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking That robust flow may have dislodged a lot of crud...

That robust flow may have dislodged a lot of crud in the cooling jacket and delivered it to the bottleneck. Have a look at the discharge fitting on the manifold; remove the hose and actually take the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-06-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,444
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking It's worth a shot;

take oil pressure relief valve apart to see if maybe the cone or ball are stuck off seat and dumping all the oil back into the pan.
Forum: Electrical 06-05-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,482
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking At $240 a pop the fancy stuff would have to last...

At $240 a pop the fancy stuff would have to last over twice the time of the el cheapo flooded - and perform. Dollar for dollar and amp hour for amp hour I don't see how you beat the boutique flooded...
Forum: Fuel System 05-26-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,211
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking The recommendation has become almost routine that...

The recommendation has become almost routine that a fuel pressure gauge be plumbed in right at the carb. For a little up front cost and bother you gain constant capability to monitor the system....
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-23-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,859
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking One recent change is water in the fuel as...

One recent change is water in the fuel as determined by your mechanics. Also new is 4.5 hrs motoring in choppy conditions. That is bound to stir crud up in the tank. Now you don't have idle. The bet...
Forum: Fuel System 05-22-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,218
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking You are definitely making the right move with the...

You are definitely making the right move with the tank and filter/separator. You will probably find a blockage in your main jet. It's really nice to have an air compressor for the rebuild job but you...
Forum: Fuel System 05-22-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,218
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking What made you think the carb needed rebuilding?...

What made you think the carb needed rebuilding? Any adverse symptoms experienced? That kind of information can send you to the trouble spot during the rebuild. The two main issues in my experience...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-20-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,446
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking The whole idea of a riser type hot section is to...

The whole idea of a riser type hot section is to create a down hill path for the water and present it with maximum difficulty of getting back into the engine. The higher the riser the better. All...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-17-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,744
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking FWIW

I learned early on that most surveyors are mostly working for insurance companies and when they look at a boat they are primarily interested in producing an insurability recommendation. That is not...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-16-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,744
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking That depends on whether you plan to do the work...

That depends on whether you plan to do the work yourself or have a yard do it. If it is simply a case of moving the engine into correct alignment most yards will charge 2 to 3 hours labor. But if the...
Forum: Polls 05-15-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 71,324
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking FWIW

I had a mechanical gauge on the panel for a while fed by a long plastic "kit" tube. The plastic hardened and deteriorated over time and broke off right at the ferrule. Lesson learned: use copper for...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-15-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,859
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking The idle system on the Zenith/Bendix carb is one...

The idle system on the Zenith/Bendix carb is one of the most vulnerable to blockage on the carb. The tiny idle holes, one above and one below the throttle bore valve should be checked. Only the...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-12-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,859
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking Anal Retentive

aka "optimal engineering given specific circumstances" is best practiced before the fact. First prize on coil mounting is to get it away from the engine for obvious reasons. The coil resistor...
Forum: Fuel System 05-12-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,794
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking If the engine does not get a lot of use and the...

If the engine does not get a lot of use and the fuel tank doesn't get cleaned periodically a fuel problem is almost a certainty. The bad fuel cruds up the carb and not just the bowl. You should have...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-11-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,859
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking The whole idea of the resistor is to take the...

The whole idea of the resistor is to take the "heat" that the coil would otherwise get. Don't touch that resistor when the engine is hot and running; but do touch the coil, and draw your conclusions.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-10-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,859
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking Round about hour 3 of the journey put your hand...

Round about hour 3 of the journey put your hand on the coil body while underway, very carefully at first - just in case.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-10-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,859
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking If that is so, then mea big time culpa.:)

If that is so, then mea big time culpa.:)
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-10-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,859
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking FWIW

IMO those voltages are too high for coil+
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-10-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,859
Posted By hanleyclifford
Question Are the voltages in that post taken at coil+, hot...

Are the voltages in that post taken at coil+, hot and running?
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-06-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,859
Posted By hanleyclifford
Talking BTW, Neil is right about those wires running over...

BTW, Neil is right about those wires running over the head and down over a corner - between chafing and dry out from heat they could have a short life. If you can do it, it is best to re locate the...
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