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by EWRice
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One wire alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: One wire alternator

The voltage reg is internal. It is inside the back cover.
by EWRice
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One wire alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: One wire alternator

I think you have a defective regulator. I worked at a starter/alternator shop for five years. We built many different custom 1 wire alternators and I have never seen one have to get excited to work, with one exception: some battery isolators will screw with a one wire alternator. The only piece of c...
by EWRice
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One wire alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: One wire alternator

You must have the old style 10SI se alternators. I have never heard of having to manually excite one. I know that all of the one wire alternators being sold today are using AC activated regulators. This means that they self excite at very low rpm almost instantly. They were originally created for th...
by EWRice
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318 Rebuild / replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: 318 Rebuild / replacement

360 requires a different flywheel, harmonic balancer and oil pan.

Make sure your engines are actually wore out (excessive blowby, oil burning, knocking, etc). Of all the calls I get for replacing engines, only about 20% actually need it. The rest are electrical, fuel or tunning issues.
by EWRice
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

That is a new one for me. I don't think I have ever seen a boat ballasted, at least that much, in the stern. I was on a big cruiser that had something like 5k added around the engine because they pulled a Kahlenberg and replaced it with a Cat diesel. I would be curious to see how your boat sits in t...
by EWRice
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: V drive question
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: V drive question

Inline, conventional, straight drive are all names for drives where the transmission bolts to the back of the engine and has a prop shaft running through the bottom of the boat, through a strut, with a prop on the end. Velvet drive, paragon, hurth, twin disc are all brands of transmissions. Some als...
by EWRice
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: V drive question
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: V drive question

Guess which one is a royal pain in the *ss to work on! Jeff They are all a pain to work on! :lol: To go back to the original post. The reduction gear is determined by 3 things: prop diameter, engine rated rpm and intended hull speed. Prop diameter is the biggest factor. Depending on the number of b...
by EWRice
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan
Replies: 19
Views: 678

Re: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan

The biggest quirks I notice are how the boats handle compared to a similar glass, wood or steel boat, and how much wind affects them. These boats are very light for there size and sit shallow in the water. Stand back a good distance sometime when a Marinette is on stands and look at the ratio of mat...
by EWRice
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: V drive question
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: V drive question

Velvet drive is a division of borg warner. They make both conventional inline transmissions and v drives.

Both inline and v drives can be 1:1 ratio or any number of reduction ratios. Some v drives actually have an overdrive ratio.
by EWRice
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: V drive question
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: V drive question

Sometimes the v drive gearbox is bolted directly to the transmission. Sometimes it is connected to the transmission (or engine in race applications) by a driveshaft.

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