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by EWRice
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Replacing 2 Chysler 318's
Replies: 17
Views: 13005

Re: Replacing 2 Chysler 318's

Gear drives on std rotation engines have a drive gear, idler gear and cam gear. Cam and crank spin same direction. Gear drives on reverse rotation chevys only have crank and cam gears. Even on the chevys the cam is ground for the reverse firing order. If anybody needs 318s I have a pair in west mich...
by EWRice
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wow ! What a project
Replies: 2
Views: 2588

Re: Wow ! What a project

If I was at a different point in my life I would jump all over that. It would be a perfect start for a 37 express with diesels.
by EWRice
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bridge gauges
Replies: 12
Views: 7760

Re: Bridge gauges

I have mine wired with standard 5 pin relays separating upper and lower helm. The ignition always is turned on at lower helm. It can be started from upper or lower. The relay allows me to shut off and restart from the upper helm. But the main ignition is always killed or turned on at lower. This is ...
by EWRice
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Steering cable frozen
Replies: 13
Views: 6193

Re: Steering cable frozen

First thing, are you sure it is the cable. Most of the time, if the rudders have not been updated to stainless, it is the rudders not the cable. If it is the steering cable, don't waste your time trying to free it up. It will only prolong the inevitable. The entire steering assemblies ( new helm, ca...
by EWRice
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Questions about desire to re power a 32 Sedan with outboards
Replies: 10
Views: 6790

Re: Questions about desire to re power a 32 Sedan with outboards

The weight shifting would not be as dramatic as you think. The 1600lbs of engine and trans, plus another 150?lbs for shafts, struts, rudders, propellers is alot more than a couple of modern outboards. Plus you can move all the batteries, fuel tanks and anything else heavy forward to where the engine...
by EWRice
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: exterior flooring suggestions needed
Replies: 18
Views: 9115

Re: exterior flooring suggestions needed

For those that need to use epoxy for coating the plywood, if using west system, make sure you use the "special clear" hardener. The other hardeners are designed for bonding or laying up glass. The special clear is for coating.
by EWRice
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: exterior flooring suggestions needed
Replies: 18
Views: 9115

Re: exterior flooring suggestions needed

The original nautolex vinyl works very good. Probably the best bang for your buck, except they no longer make the original pattern. This is what I am going to use in my Thompson when I finish the interior. They make some pretty nice textured vinyl in various colors. On my 32 express, I replaced the ...
by EWRice
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Starting challenges
Replies: 12
Views: 13060

Re: Starting challenges

The toggle switches used for ignition on Ms, and many other boat, do not hold up as well as a high amp switch (like a key switch, push button or heavy duty toggle). I bet 90% of the starting and running issues I have seen in boats with the plastic switches are because of the switches. Voltage drop t...
by EWRice
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Have to sell one (32' Sedan Project for sale)
Replies: 1
Views: 2782

Re: Have to sell one (32' Sedan Project for sale)

If anybody wants to take on this project, I have both left and right hand complete (sans carb) 318s that I would part with very reasonably.
by EWRice
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model
Replies: 4
Views: 5236

Re: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model

Mine were held to the dash with sheet metal screws and to the windshield frame with machine screws.

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