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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:19 am
by MetalHead
Don't forget to use non metallic bushings

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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:47 am
by Hyperjump
Bin out for while , but got rudder shaft packing and prop shaft bushings done. Got to run boat today for first time since working on her. Ran good. Question is , would like to get new water pump for 327 fireball and or could I put electronic ignition on this motor. Water pump works. Temp was 140 - 150. Boat is being pulled out the 15th to have trim tabs installed and like to do all while out. Any suggestions on pump and ignition.

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:07 pm
by barefoot99
Lots of electronic ignition options. One of the easiest is a GM HEI set up , everything is readily available at auto parts stores. A better version of that set up is built by Davis Unified Ignition (DUI) in TN. A little more expensive but well worth the reliability. Pertronix and Mallory both have good options also.

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:51 pm
by Hyperjump
Thanks barefoot99. Will check it out.

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:52 pm
by ThunderStruck
BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:05 pm
by EWRice
Being that yours is flywheel forward there are two different water pumps. The impellers are the same (and same as the chryslers) but the actual pump casting is different from LH to RH rotation. I do have a few pumps but would need to know your engine rotation.

Over their production, the rambler based graymarine engines used many different distributors. My '64 book lists 16 different distributors by 3 manufacturers: delco, mallory and auto-lite. Every one I have seen used a delco or auto-lite. The easiest way to get electronic ignition would be with the pertronix kit. I don't believe anyone makes an electronic distributor for these. They are different from the automotive distributors. Especially if the engine is reverse rotation. There should be a tag on the side of the dist. with the part number.

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:59 am
by Hyperjump
Had mechanic look at pump , says just change out impeller. Says it looked ok but changing anyway. EWRice ill see which rotation i have and will get back to you. Thanks. No for For ignition , still checking out options. On a different note. Are 9x 12 tabs to small for my 26ft big M. or should I go 12 x 18..Most specs say 9 x 12 are recommended. Bigger would be better or no..Just like to see what others are running. Also Any good canvas guys in North East Ohio that members suggest. Mentor to Conneaut Ohio.

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:56 am
by Fastjeff
Bigger tabs are MUCH better. Smaller ones tend to drag more and kill speed. I have giant tabs on my tiny, 12 foot speed boat.

Jeff