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by EWRice
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

For those that have Borg Warner Velvet Drive transmissions (which should be all but the very early boats from the 50's or 60's) multi purpose ATF would be the proper fluid. This is what replaced the Dexron/Mercon fluid. Don't run the dexron VI fluid because it has aditives that don't jive with the c...
by EWRice
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?

I know it destroys steel when in contact (look at old tractor rims that have been loaded). Brass gets a light green haze on the surface, but I can't recall seeing the affects on aluminum. I would think it would be similar to salt. Might only affect it with contact.
by EWRice
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

Most manifolds will allow you to remove the valve covers but you will need a 1/4" drive ratchet, 6" extension, and either a short 7/16 socket with a universal or a 7/16 wobble socket. Do try and tighten them first, but if they are cork they will leak again. Felpro makes a marine specific g...
by EWRice
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

If you want to see something scary, look inside an ethanol storage tank after being in service for a number of years. It reminds me of the inside of a 80 year old boiler. Lots of rust and deterioration.
by EWRice
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

All the gas stations within 50ish miles (maybe more) of me are served from 3 different terminals. These terminals recieve the product from a pipeline running through West Michigan. All base products (gas, diesel, kero, etc) are pumped through the same pipe. The line either gets purged or they run a ...
by EWRice
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

I have to agree with Jeff. From my years working on boats and equipment the ethanol only hurts when the gas doesn't get used. I have always run pump gas in my boat with no problems. I treat it with marine stabil at the end of the season and it starts right up in the spring. I use up my gas every yea...
by EWRice
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

I have to agree with carl. Cupping the props will only reduce slippage, not drastically change rpm. I also think that you should be running faster than 4900rpm with the props you have on there. I wonder if your valves are starting to float (chryslers have very weak valve springs in their industrial ...
by EWRice
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fun video
Replies: 2
Views: 796

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: 15
Views: 1787

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: 646

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.

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