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by Fastjeff
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: auto pilot
Replies: 15
Views: 2997

Re: auto pilot

I let my brother-in-law Steve run the boat as a favor to the Admiral. After 'prompting' him a few times on looking ahead for debris and buoys, which he was having trouble doing, he eventually "explained " to me that he didn't have his glasses on! Needless to say he was relieved on the spot...
by Fastjeff
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

Good. DON'T run it long with that set up.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

Ouch! You are WAY under propped. As I recall, 16 x 14 were about normal for your set up.

Jeff

PS: I'll bet she leaps out of the water!
by Fastjeff
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: neutral switch?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: neutral switch?

On the right side.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360
Replies: 9
Views: 267

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

Absolutely, but also add some ZDDP additive (like Lucas makes; half a can per engine).

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360
Replies: 9
Views: 267

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

I strongly recommend multi-viscosity oils in any motor--especially an old motor with worn oil pump drive gears.

One of the greatest automotive advances is multi-vis oils, so why not use it?

Jeff

PS: I use 15W-40 in mine.
by Fastjeff
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360
Replies: 9
Views: 267

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

Since these motors use flat tappet cams, you MUST use an additive to prevent rounding over the cam lobes. (With 'modern' roller cam motors this is not a problem.) I use shell Rotella oil for this reason, and douse it with half a bottle of Lucas ZDDP additive, just to be sure.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: New owner engine stall issues
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: New owner engine stall issues

I've found by bitter experience that EACH battery needs its own dedicated charger.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: New owner engine stall issues
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: New owner engine stall issues

Look for bad ground(s) as well.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Off season fuel conditioner
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Off season fuel conditioner

I've also used Startron. Not sure if it's any better (or worse). The main thing is to fill the tank(s) full as possible with conditioner, then run the motors a bit to get it into the fuel system. Here's a piece of good news on this hotly debated subject: This summer was such a mess--way too hot, the...

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