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by barkleydave
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Carb Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 17899

Re: Carb Problem

For safety pressure test your fuel system. Do you smell fuel? What fuel pump you using? If electric it must be connected to Oil pressure sensor for automatic shut down with a ignition by-pass. If your oil pressure is low or sensor malfunctioning it will shut the pump down until oil pressure builds u...
by barkleydave
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: replacing plumbing
Replies: 3
Views: 4986

Re: replacing plumbing

Replace with PLEX. You can also find threaded fittings NPT at just about any camping store or major hardware chains.


safe boating,
dave
by barkleydave
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1988 B floor plan 32
Replies: 4
Views: 4478

Re: 1988 B floor plan 32

Be prepared for a market value shock. Our B M's are not bringing much no matter what the condition. Many 32's on the market in the 12-15 K range if that helps. The Reason? Our boats are cash only sales. Banks have no interest in loaning on them. Many buyers today are only interested in the monthly p...
by barkleydave
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 360 Chrysler running like crap cont...
Replies: 96
Views: 130340

Re: 360 Chrysler running like crap cont...

I removed the cg-11 filter for that very reason.


safe boating,

dave
by barkleydave
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: VHF will transmit but I can't hear anyone
Replies: 3
Views: 4717

Re: VHF will transmit but I can't hear anyone

My first 12 channel crystal controlled VHF marine radio cost me over 500 bucks in the 70's!

A radio like yours is under $100 bucks and will include DSC feature if you wish to sign up for it and connect to a GPS.

Dump it!

safe boating,
dave
by barkleydave
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Inverter/charger installation on dual engine
Replies: 5
Views: 6380

Re: Inverter/charger installation on dual engine

My setup is similar to Bill's. My Xantrex 1800 is fed from my STB battery bank only! I have a Parallel switch which will strap both banks for starting if needed. ( I use it when I start the Port so as not to drain the STB bank on startup when going out to anchor etc.) My house batteries consist of 2...
by barkleydave
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Oil leak - good & bad
Replies: 7
Views: 9661

Re: Oil leak - good & bad

Very common for these sensors to leak. (Have replaced several myself) They are a common item at NAPA. They made two a long one and a short. Buy the shorter one if at all possible! I keep a couple of spares on the boat. The long one is a tight fit it gets in the way of my Distributor on the port engi...
by barkleydave
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Distributor cap corrosion
Replies: 10
Views: 10497

Re: Distributor cap corrosion

Moisture has been a concern with all the Dist. in the Big M's. My STB dist even the old Prestolite had moisture issue more so than the port. Interesting that they have discovered the caps were holding moisture. I now have the New and Improved and will be interesting to see if there is an improvement...
by barkleydave
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Pertronix Distributor Test
Replies: 32
Views: 29335

Re: Pertronix Distributor Test

New and Olde Rotors 2.jpg Rotor on the Right is the re-designed on. Instead of a rivet there is not a screw. Also notice the different style of pickup spring and different shape of the rotor contact. New Designed Cap 617.jpg New Cap. Dist. 6 17 5th season.jpg Latest photo of Dist. on Port engine (P...
by barkleydave
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Perko Fuel Filter/Water Separator Model 299
Replies: 23
Views: 39729

Re: Perko Fuel Filter/Water Separator Model 299

I second all the above. I have spare elements but never have had to replace mine. They work great are easy to maintain and they work! Now why did they go away? The reason is they lost their U.S.C.G. 162 approval because they had a drain sump. (Now only allowed on diesel setups) Once (not on this boa...

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