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by Rockxx
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Value question 32 express bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 244

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: 440

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: 1660

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: 1660

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: 485

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: 485

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: 485

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: 485

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...
by Rockxx
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Exhaust manifold temp
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Exhaust manifold temp

Well, it's been a long summer already, having the ongoing problem (over a year now) getting rid of a miss. Reworked heads, rebuilt distributer, on and on. Had a new mechanic look at the boat Tuesday and thought we had made progress except after running for about thirty minutes at the dock, I found t...
by Rockxx
Tue May 16, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine dies when transmission engaged.
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Engine dies when transmission engaged.

Good evening to all, My son took his 1977 37', twin 360 sedan out this past weekend and after a successful short cruise, drifted for a while. Both engines restarted but the port died immediately when put into gear, both forward and reverse, regardless of the rpm. Restarted numerous times with no pro...

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