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by EWRice
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fun video
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Fun video

I just stumbled across this and loved it! It has a small amount of language that may be offensive to some, and an interesting way of delivery, but I think this guy did his research. https://youtu.be/wpH3SEczlNo I had to laugh about the train comment because I have been building a 2.5" scale ste...
by EWRice
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

I think somebody made a suggestion based on 1:1 gears and I am gessing you have reduction gears. Way too small of a prop. If you go down in diameter then you must increase pitch. 16x15 is the factory size for a 32 with twin 318s and 1.52:1 ratio. 14x10 for 1:1 3 blade for both. 14" is the small...
by EWRice
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Dual pocket water pump plumbing.
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Dual pocket water pump plumbing.

Check the top of the trans cooler. All the rust particles from the exhaust manifolds tend to collect there.
by EWRice
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Dual pocket water pump plumbing.
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Dual pocket water pump plumbing.

The sea water intake hose should go to the bottom of the rear pocket. The top of the rear pocket discharges into a tee that feeds into the front of each exhaust manifold. The fittings on the bottom of the aft end of the exhaust manifolds discharge to a tee, through the trans cooler, and through a 1&...
by EWRice
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Interior teak laminate
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Interior teak laminate

L.L. Johnson lumber in Charlotte, MI.
by EWRice
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Broken valve new engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: Broken valve new engine

I can't see clearly in your picture, but it looks like the notches on the tops of your pistons (not the valve reliefs, but the small notch to show installation direction) are facing the front of the engine. If they are, the rebuilder installed the pistons backwards.
by EWRice
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Broken valve new engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: Broken valve new engine

Looking at your picture, I think you need to measure the diameter of your push rods. If they are bigger than 5/16" diameter (.290" is factory), then that is most likely the cause. Some rebuilders like to put 3/8" diameter push rods in rebuilds, and what happened to yours is usually th...
by EWRice
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Broken valve new engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: Broken valve new engine

Did the valve break, or did the retainer loosen up. I have never heard of a valve breaking and not dropping. Either way, there is likely work that will need to be done on the head. The seat will more than likely have damage.
by EWRice
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Lasdrop shaft seal leak
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Lasdrop shaft seal leak

Every now and then I see this happen because the shaft coupling isn't tight enough on the shaft. Someone will install the new shaft seal system, set the preload on the bellows, and away they go. If the don't get the locking bolts tight enough on the coupling, or don't recheck them after the first fe...
by EWRice
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One wire alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: One wire alternator

The voltage reg is internal. It is inside the back cover.

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