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by Rockxx
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For Sale 1972 28' express with trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: For Sale 1972 28' express with trailer

Jake, Enjoyed meeting you and your Dad. Gotta admit, it was tough watching you pull away with "Safari" in tow. Went for a fall, sunset cruise on my sons 37' big M on Sunday and this helped. We're blessed here in Tennessee with Mountains, plenty of clean water and the occasional 80 degree d...
by Rockxx
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For Sale 1972 28' express with trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 304

For Sale 1972 28' express with trailer

Single 318, original, showing 1200 hours. Rebuilt heads last year, starts, runs. Very good bright work and recent upholstery. Hull and cabin have had recent paint, bottom paint two years ago. Aluminum rudder, prop like new, 9" X 42" trim tabs. Garmin GPS. At age 73 I'm getting out of boati...
by Rockxx
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Value question 32 express bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Value question 32 express bridge

I'm done also. In my part of the world you can't get anyone to work on the old chryslers. One 1972 28' express, single 318, starts good, idles good, miss under load, is for sale. Also looking at donating, just to be done. Tired of dealing with a problem that I have no control over. Have trailer but ...
by Rockxx
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Bow Rail Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: Bow Rail Restoration

The nylon washer worked well for me also. I put a dab of silicone on each washer and positioned over the screw hole and let it dry in place before I started replacing the rails. This was the "Jeff" method and sure beat trying to get a washer between the base and deck with silicone screws i...
by Rockxx
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: what to do when railing screws are stripped out
Replies: 25
Views: 1887

Re: what to do when railing screws are stripped out

Meant to add, added a dab of silicone to each screw before inserting
by Rockxx
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: what to do when railing screws are stripped out
Replies: 25
Views: 1887

Re: what to do when railing screws are stripped out

I used 10-24 alum rivet nuts with nylon washers between the deck and base. Used Harbor Freights tool and had no problems at all. I bought two before I started as at that time we didn't have one closer than 80 miles. Gave the unused one to my son to use on the rails on his 37 FB. I don't remember the...
by Rockxx
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Exhaust manifold temp
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Exhaust manifold temp

Skye, We do have the same setup with the dual pocket pump. I didn't pull the hose to the transmission cooler and that is my next step to see if I have obstruction at that point. If you can tell me were you found the diagram I'll try to run it down. Thanks for the help. I've not been much help to the...
by Rockxx
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Exhaust manifold temp
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Exhaust manifold temp

Skye, Thought I remembered you could read the timing at the rear, obviously my most recent mechanic didn't. These guys today only know how to plug in their computers to tell them what's wrong. Block temp is from reading the temp gauge and reading the temp at the thermostat housing with the Lazer tem...
by Rockxx
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Exhaust manifold temp
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Exhaust manifold temp

Single 318, original, showing 1160 hours. Plan on pulling the plugs (again) next week. New points just this week, heads reworked last summer and very few hours since the rebuild. Anyone got any suggestions as to the best way to get in a position to actually check the timing. I'm too old and to get w...
by Rockxx
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Exhaust manifold temp
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Exhaust manifold temp

Starboard manifold is brand new, port was cleaned when the heads were off. Had really never paid much attention to the Rube Goldberg hose assembly until now and am surprised it ever cooled. Flushed the lines when I had the pump off and no obstruction there. Would like to know what an acceptable temp...

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