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by Busia
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Oil pump torque?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Oil pump torque?

Go by the size not the purpose of the bolt or cap screw. Rule of thumb is people over tighten little bolts and under tighten big ones. I have fought Loctite that the factory used, so I don't use it much. If the bolts are important, just safety them. Drill the heads or get drilled bolts and safety wi...
by Busia
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Drive Savers
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Drive Savers

Google Globe drive savers. They are 1+ inch thick plastic disks that are bolted to the transmission output flange then the prop shaft flange bolts to them. That puts the plastic in the middle so you have electrical isolation and the plastic is a weak link that hopefully will get destroyed rather tha...
by Busia
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: reverse rotation engines
Replies: 27
Views: 1254

Re: reverse rotation engines

It's simple. A reverse ground gear on a reverse turning engine will spin it in the normal direction. Two wrongs do make a right
by Busia
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Drive Savers
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Drive Savers

They are expensive but shop around. I found some places wanted twice as much as some others. --Ed
by Busia
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main Station Lower Helm Restoration nearly complete...
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Main Station Lower Helm Restoration nearly complete...

Didn't know that they had a method to their madness when they made them. I just like it on the British side, that's what I'm used to.--Ed
by Busia
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: reverse rotation engines
Replies: 27
Views: 1254

Re: reverse rotation engines

The special starter spins the engine the other way, then the pistons come up to top dead center on the compression stroke in the reverse firing order, so then the firing order on the distributor is in the reverse order even though the rotor spins in the same direction. So it runs the other way. If y...
by Busia
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main Station Lower Helm Restoration nearly complete...
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Main Station Lower Helm Restoration nearly complete...

Looks really nice but the helm is on the wrong side. Or did you reverse the negative?
by Busia
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Paint
Topic: Swim platform paint
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Swim platform paint

I think that powder coat would be the most durable if you can do it. Imron was just the first two part polyurethane, I think you will find there are better and much cheaper ones now. If you use any two part paint you mix, you have to have a supplied air respirator to spray it. There are no cartridge...
by Busia
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Windshield Wiper Motor
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Windshield Wiper Motor

I got one off the shelf at my local NAPA which stocks a lot of boat parts. So they are still being made and easily available. I had to get the longest shaft they had, and it was still barely long enough. Message me if you can't find one.--Ed
by Busia
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Packing Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 2028

Re: Packing Boxes

Would not even consider removing the struts unless you have to remove them for some other reason. This is one of the easier, simpler jobs. Just have the boat up high enough you can get under it safely. If it is on a trailer you can drop the tongue down to raise the stern. Jack stands are not safe en...

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