MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby john26 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:35 am

What oil are you running in her?I might would try straight weight.
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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby Hyperjump » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:56 pm

Thanks DougDoty. She maybe for sale. Found two other Big M's that I am looking at. Already going bigger.. My soon to be wife is going to divorce me before were married lol...
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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby Hyperjump » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:41 am

Anyone know where I can get a oil dipstick tube for a 327 V8 Graymarine Fireball engine . Bin looking online but no luck.
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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby Fastjeff » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:13 pm

Try an auto junkyard for Hudsons and Ramblers (on-line). People specialize in all kinds of cars.

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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby MetalHead » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:51 am

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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby Hyperjump » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:13 am

Thanks. Got the old girl running good. Ill try to upload video of running. Had carb checked and adjusted, and running good. I may have under estimated this 327 after all. It may be old but runs solid now. Thanks to all.. This forum helped alot..
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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby Hyperjump » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am

Update.. Still looking for oil dipstick tube..Checking with sites and yards. No luck so far.. Also getting trim tabs , 24 x 9 or 24 x 12. I leaning more towards electric. Bennetts probably. The 24 x 12 are actually cheaper. Never had a boat with tabs so new to them. Also some say go with hydraulic instead of electric. ??????? My boat has welded tabs now. Look to be factory ( still looking into that ). Also ( might be dumb question but ) I noticed when idling down river , boat runs straight , but when Im running with any amount of speed she pulls to port. When i say to port , the wheel turns pretty hard to port.. Always had outboards and never had this happen. Dose something need aligned or is this typical for singles?
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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby EWRice » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:30 pm

Is your engine flywheel forward or flywheel aft? Do you need the stick, tube or both?
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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby jralbert » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:42 pm

Hyperjump wrote:Update.. Also ( might be dumb question but ) I noticed when idling down river , boat runs straight , but when Im running with any amount of speed she pulls to port. When i say to port , the wheel turns pretty hard to port.. Always had outboards and never had this happen. Dose something need aligned or is this typical for singles?
Singles will pull to one side because of propeller walk but not so hard you have to fight the wheel. So one question is whether your rudder is set correctly
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Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

Postby Hyperjump » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Flywheel is forward. I just need the tube , but would get both if possible. Update on pulling to port. Rudder bushing worn. Changing bushing and packing since im in there. Hopefully that was it. Thanks.
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Saybrook , Ohio
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