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by Busia
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Fuel tank/pickup question
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Fuel tank/pickup question

On my 32 I had a new aluminum tank welded up. You might measure your hatch and figure the maximum size that will fit. I would look at a fuel tank from a semi-tractor. Lots of them out there and you might find one cheap.
by Busia
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan

Was it your boat, or maybe it's just you? Always have to be different. ( wife says, always have to be difficult )
by Busia
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 667

Re: Bilge Blower Restoration

"The six outlets at the stern of the boat are all bilge exhausts, I now have a total of six 3” diameter bilge exhausts at my stern, four of which are passive and the other two are forced air through my bilge blower motors (these two will also add to the passive when the blowers are off). The to...
by Busia
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Swim Ladder Question/Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Swim Ladder Question

Threw my ladder away, along with the air conditioner. Never going to need them! But what you have looks like a repair or modification. I would place a longer sleeve over or inside the bottom. A sleeve could go all the way across the bottom.
by Busia
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360s stalling
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: 360s stalling

When it quits, check if you have ignition. Just pull the coil wire from the distributor and place it close to something grounded on the block. (Do you want to just hold it? That will also show you if you have a spark.) Crank it over and watch for a spark. If you have a spark, check for fuel. Pull th...
by Busia
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Engine access from under the cabin step true or false
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Engine access from under the cabin step true or false

Don't run the engine without cooling water. What I do is take the hose off the sea strainer and put a longer hose from the strainer into a 5gal bucket. Then run a garden hose into the bucket. When the bucket is full of water you can start the engine and just watch that the bucket doesn't go dry.-- (...
by Busia
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: wiring woes
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: wiring woes

Sounds like you have the start and run wires reversed.
by Busia
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How to post pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 409

How to post pictures

To answer on how to post pictures, I will start a new thread so we keep one topic per thread. It has been covered here many times, so if you search up there in search you will find lots to read. The big problem is the size limit here, so I go to shrinkpictures.com and follow the directions. Save the...
by Busia
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: engines seem locked up
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Re: engines seem locked up

Bearings won't rust to the crankshaft as they are not iron to iron. Worst are cast iron rings to a cast iron block. Hopefully you have chrome rings. Your receipts might show part numbers for the rings. Till then, put on old clothes, use lots of oil and hope for the best. Change the engine oil often....
by Busia
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: engines seem locked up
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Re: engines seem locked up

If you are not a mechanic now, you will be by the time you are done. Simple problem solved with a lot of time and hard work, hopefully not a lot of money. First, have good tools, don't waste your time and money on junk. (don't waste it on Snap-on either). I would remove all the fan belts -save them-...

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