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by EWRice
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 78

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: 15
Views: 747

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: 15
Views: 747

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: 15
Views: 747

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: 1266

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: 462

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: 1266

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: 374

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: 374

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: 406

Re: Interior teak laminate

L.L. Johnson lumber in Charlotte, MI.

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