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by Fastjeff
Sat May 25, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Exhaust manifold/elbow gasket question
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Exhaust manifold/elbow gasket question

If I read you right, closed for fresh water cooling; open for raw water.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat May 25, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 30
Views: 2482

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

Cold is fine. Let us know.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat May 18, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Temperature spike
Replies: 22
Views: 1155

Re: Engine Temperature spike

140 for raw water cooled and 160 for closed cooling.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri May 17, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 30
Views: 2482

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

I recommend you do a compression test. That will tell you a lot.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri May 17, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Temperature spike
Replies: 22
Views: 1155

Re: Engine Temperature spike

Joel is spot on again: test that sucker in a pot of boiling water. You can watch it open and close.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Facebook Group
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Facebook Group

Not a fan of Facebook. Sorry.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu May 16, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 30
Views: 2482

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

IF (God forbid) the block is cracked, you'll be able to see that with the intake manifold removed.

Did any of the block 'freeze out' plug push out?

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu May 16, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Crushed Spark Plug!
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Crushed Spark Plug!

On second (or was it third?) thought, I'm hoping it got dropped and damaged before insertion. It happens. Also, I'm thinking the piston (with a wreck con rod bearing) couldn't come up far enough to smack it. Got my fingers crossed. My buddy Harold once 'helped' me install plugs in my old Pontiac. So...
by Fastjeff
Thu May 16, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Temperature spike
Replies: 22
Views: 1155

Re: Engine Temperature spike

When you replaced it, was the t-stat housing semi-rusted? I had problems with mine (that caused by-pass leakage) and had to make a stainless 'gasket', with the stat riveted to it (and gaskets on both sides). That would not account for high temperature spikes, however. Hummm... As Joel said, BOoftheB...
by Fastjeff
Thu May 16, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Shaft Stuffing Box hose size and source.
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Shaft Stuffing Box hose size and source.

As Crocodile Dundee said in the movie, "You can eat a snake, but it tastes like s..." Use can use 1/4 " packing, but it's much easier to use 3/16 packing and add another ring. Sorry, but I forget what size the stuffing box rubber was. I recall having to buy mine from a specialty hose ...

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