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by Fastjeff
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue

..."Also don’t trust new parts"

Right on, brother! I had a virtually new fuel pump start leaking like crazy--bad weld on the outlet fitting. Nearly lost everything (including our lives).

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue

The pump will achieve prime if you dump gas down the carb to get the works going--an ancient method for carbs and fuel pumps. Now, if you STILL are not getting fuel to the carb, then the problem is still not solved. I would suggest adding a Tee and a fuel pressure gage to the carb to see if the pump...
by Fastjeff
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue

I'm assuming this is a Chrysler 318 or 360 engine. If not, ignore the below. The cam that runs the fuel pump bolts to the front of the cam with the drive sprocket. If this has cam come loose somehow, or the key is striped, then the cam will not operate the fuel pump correctly. Unfortunately, to see ...
by Fastjeff
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Shaft Stuffing Box hose size and source.
Replies: 10
Views: 5926

Re: Shaft Stuffing Box hose size and source.

Not sure on the diameter, but you can buy an extra long hose and cut it to size.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Reinstalling heads/exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Re: Reinstalling heads/exhaust

A thin smear of it around the water passages won't bother a thing.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Over-wintering boat - in water???
Replies: 16
Views: 3298

Re: Over-wintering boat - in water???

..."Expect a 50,00 to 100.00 a month electric bill."

That on shore storage option is looking better and better!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Over-wintering boat - in water???
Replies: 16
Views: 3298

Re: Over-wintering boat - in water???

Yeah; on land storage is looking better and better! Is on land storage possible somewhere nearby? My old marina stored lots of boats during the winter from other locations. Even if you had to go several miles it would be a safer (and possibly cheaper) alternative. And you'd sleep better at night kno...
by Fastjeff
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Reinstalling heads/exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Re: Reinstalling heads/exhaust

Good choice.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Reinstalling heads/exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Re: Reinstalling heads/exhaust

1. Use the best damn head gaskets you can find!

2. Put a LIGHT coat of silicone on both sides of every exhaust manifold/ riser/ etc. gasket.

3. As Wayne said, retorque the head bolts after the motor is up to temperature.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Over-wintering boat - in water???
Replies: 16
Views: 3298

Re: Over-wintering boat - in water???

An important fact was left out here (or I stupidly missed it): How far away is the slip from where you live? If nearby, you can bop over every few days of nasty weather and make sure all is okay. But if you live hours away (as I once did), you need BOTH a reliable person keeping and eye out for you,...

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