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by Fastjeff
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Over-wintering boat - in water???
Replies: 11
Views: 107

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: 4
Views: 134

Re: Reinstalling heads/exhaust

Good choice.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Reinstalling heads/exhaust
Replies: 4
Views: 134

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: 11
Views: 107

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,...
by Fastjeff
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Oil Consumption
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Oil Consumption

Oil's cheap. Long as plugs aren't fouling, why not just keep the level up?

You might have worn out intake valve seals, that can be changed without removing the heads. It's a messy job.

Jeff

PS: Don't buy into any miracle "snake oil" cures. They seldom work.
by Fastjeff
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hooking up a Hot Water heater to raw water 318
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

Re: Hooking up a Hot Water heater to raw water 318

Some people sure are soiled! What's a little semi-cold shower water now and then?

Sounds like you're back to enjoying your M again. Glad to hear it.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: New oil pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Re: New oil pump?

You have to pull the intake manifold off and yank the geared pump drive shaft to try that, but it's worth doing.

I might be able to make something up if you want to try it.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hooking up a Hot Water heater to raw water 318
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

Re: Hooking up a Hot Water heater to raw water 318

Welcome back!

Do you have to have the heater connected to your engines? A good, well-insulated heater will hold a lot of hot water for several hours.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318/392 Stroker Motors
Replies: 65
Views: 30024

Re: 318/392 Stroker Motors

That 9.8:1 seems a bit high for 89 octane gas. I assume that's what you're running on (since only millionaires can afford the 92 stuff).

Also, look for light under the straight edge using a mini flashlight.

Good luck! Yours are my all time favorite Marinette repowers.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip
Replies: 18
Views: 3240

Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

Alright!

Jeff

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