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by TinLizzy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: 1985 Sportsman Restoration Beginning
Replies: 11
Views: 19405

Re: 1985 Sportsman Restoration Beginning

My reply to question #1. Stainless screws are about the only kind of screw to use on our boats.
by TinLizzy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Block Heater
Replies: 9
Views: 8486

Re: Block Heater

It only takes a few minutes to drain the block and manifolds down. That would be my fail safe.
by TinLizzy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318/392 Stroker Motors
Replies: 88
Views: 151157

Re: 318/392 Stroker Motors

Trower, Give Acme Props a call. They will ask you for all of your boats info, then give you a recommendation. I also wanted to go to a 4 blade design, but they said that a 3 blade was the way to go for my 28. I will find out next summer. They also said that they can re-cup the props if they need a l...
by TinLizzy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: Anyone familiar with the boat "Precious Metal"? Catawba Island, Ohio
Replies: 7
Views: 15018

Re: Anyone familiar with the boat "Precious Metal"? Catawba Island, Ohio

Congrats! Maybe a description of the boat would help if someone might have seen it.
by TinLizzy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318 to 350 swap
Replies: 6
Views: 7942

Re: 318 to 350 swap

Tuggle, yes they are 71 c velvet drives, 1" shafts. The shafts had been bent a few times by previous owners and I had them straightened a couple years ago. After doing some research and watching youtube videos, it seems like all the shafts break at the key way on either end, and are impossible ...
by TinLizzy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318 to 350 swap
Replies: 6
Views: 7942

Re: 318 to 350 swap

I figured I have about $4 k in it right now, engine wise. I will probably have another $1000 in it with shafts and props and misc. items. Yes, the Chrysler's were great engines, after getting all the ign. issues fixed. If I could have found a pair of 360's for around the same price I might have gone...
by TinLizzy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318 to 350 swap
Replies: 6
Views: 7942

318 to 350 swap

This past year I decided to replace the original 318's that came with the boat with a couple Chevy 350's. I had replaced a lot of parts on the 318's, manifolds, electronic ign., alternators, starters, wiring, etc. The motors ran fine, but I was looking for a little more power and part availability. ...
by TinLizzy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Running light bulbs
Replies: 16
Views: 26367

Re: Running light bulbs

I did my stern light bulb to LED, it is a lot brighter, I will definitely change out the forward running lights in the future.
by TinLizzy
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE PROPELLERS
Replies: 3
Views: 5485

Re: FOR SALE PROPELLERS

Looks like he said $1300 for both
by TinLizzy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For Sale 1972 28' express with trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 7433

Re: For Sale 1972 28' express with trailer

I suspect that it is not ign. related with all the plugs on that side being wet. To be sure, put a spark tester on each plug wire on that side and check for spark. I would check compression all the way around. It is possible there is an issue with the head,i.e., cracked or warped, bad head gasket. o...