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by ericinga
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette purchase advice
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: Marinette purchase advice

I've owned both an Express M and a Flybridge M. There are benefits to both configurations. Express / sedan : - gives you fast access to the aft deck and gunnels (In case the first mate needs some help docking) - It's a little more social; everyone is on the same level. - Seeing the aft corners while...
by ericinga
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Starvation
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Fuel Starvation

Have you tested the fuel pressure? It's a simple test with a vacuum / pressure gauge attached to the carb fuel line? Should be in the neighborhood of 5 PSI or higher. If pressure is low, work back in the system toward the tank. If pressure is ok, work toward the engine. Bill's diagnostics above cove...
by ericinga
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Oil Leakage
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Oil Leakage

Recently saw a post from another person with same issue. Check your oil filter. A small pinhole can cause a large mess. The pin holes can come from a defect in the seam at the bottom plate joint. The oil pan bolts can come loose over time. Again, a small hole hole under 60-80 PSI causes a large mess...
by ericinga
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Waste Water Systems
Topic: Waste tank/s setup question
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Waste tank/s setup question

I suggest you also look into the cost of an ElectroSan toilet setup. No pumping out required, just a small bag of ashes to be dropped in the trash. Jeff Jeff- I really like the ElectroSan system. Unfortunately, it is specified for discharge waterways. Lake Lanier is a non-discharge waterway "i...
by ericinga
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Waste Water Systems
Topic: Waste tank/s setup question
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Waste tank/s setup question

Very nice Bill. You folks on here documenting in doing these detailed instructions is so very helpful:-). Did you leave the original holding tank in place and just abandon it? What is the original holding tanks location? Thanks again Bill- I have the same question. The previous owners left the mace...
by ericinga
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: solenoid
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: solenoid

I've compared the two versions and couldn't find a difference. I use the automotive version.
by ericinga
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 440 oil pump prime
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: 440 oil pump prime

While researching cam replacement for solid tappet 318 / 360 small blocks, I ran across an oil priming requirement for 440s. You need to prime the oil pump using a drill or other motor. Otherwise, the motor will not generate oil pressure. Apparently, it will not self-prime. Since the engine sat for ...
by ericinga
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Heads for a 318
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Heads for a 318

From my research, the heads to find are "302" castings from a mid-80's 318. Google W302 318 cylinder heads. The combustion chamber is smaller and heart shaped. Check out the Mopar forums. I use the felpro performance intake gasket. Think the number is 1243. It is 0.060 thick and seals bett...
by ericinga
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Cutlass Bearing Size
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Cutlass Bearing Size

In case others want to know, the cutlass bearing dimensions are 2" x 5" X 1.25". The Johnson / Duramax bearing name is a "Dotty".
by ericinga
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Can't get past 2000rpm
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: Can't get past 2000rpm

Second Rodney's comments. Start with a timing light and tachometer. See if the distributor is advancing. Should see initial timing of 3-5 degrees BTDC and advance of 24 degrees at 2500 RPM. In my experience, 318s/360s seem to be happier closer to 8 degrees. The Mr. Gasket advance spring set 925B wor...

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