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by jralbert
Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Engine Room Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Engine Room Restoration

Suggestion as you rework the bilge area. I don't know how the GM engines set up the oil filter, but on the Chrysler 318 one of them (the starboard) was on the far side of the engine. Best thing I did down there was to install a remote filter. It hung near the inboard front of the engine, above the b...
by jralbert
Sat May 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Temperature spike
Replies: 22
Views: 862

Re: Engine Temperature spike

I used to use standard automotive stats (rarely had to change one).
by jralbert
Sat May 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Facebook Group
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Facebook Group

You rightly point out that sometimes, checking both places helps a lot. As for pix here, it's best to use a reduced size version at 72 or 96 dpi. I know reducing size can be a challenge for someone not software savvy so I'll just note that there is free software that will do that - Faststone is a gr...
by jralbert
Sat May 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Facebook Group
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Facebook Group

You rightly point out that sometimes, checking both places helps a lot. As for pix here, it's best to use a reduced size version at 72 or 96 dpi. I know reducing size can be a challenge for someone not software savvy so I'll just note that there is free software that will do that - Faststone is a gr...
by jralbert
Fri May 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Facebook Group
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Facebook Group

One major advantage here is that forum contents are searchable (an underused feature). For FB, it has a friendlier post-an-image and video capability. Though it's really not that hard here and this site will accept pdf's but FB does not appear to
by jralbert
Thu May 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Temperature spike
Replies: 22
Views: 862

Re: Engine Temperature spike

Hold on...save yourself some trouble, maybe. Stick it in a pot of hot water and see what happens. Decide whether to replace based on whether it rises to the occasion
by jralbert
Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Temperature spike
Replies: 22
Views: 862

Re: Engine Temperature spike

Another hmmm.... because past posts pasted on the forum said their replacement stat needed replacement, too. the BOOTB syndrome: Bad Out Of The Box. A cheap way to verify would be to swap the stat to the other side (if you don't mind the bit of extra labor).
by jralbert
Mon May 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: Bottom touch up opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Bottom touch up opinions

A couple of items -I always put a different color on top so it acts as a signal coat. When the top coat wears, you can see the spot immediately. -I just wanted to be sure that once you sand a spot you get on at least the primer spot within a few hours, not the next day - aluminum skins over (oxidize...
by jralbert
Mon May 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 24
Views: 2105

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

I'm trying to attach the Chrysler engine manual I saved. Engine cooling flow systems are described on pps 5-8. Maybe you'll be able to make better sense out of them than I can and I hope the info attached in this pdf is helpful (note- after writing this, I could view the file, at least part of it, g...
by jralbert
Thu May 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Zincs- More is better?
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Zincs- More is better?

Hmmm...I'm not sure that is right - though it may be. OK, class, a homework assignment - someone look up the contact question. I always believed the more contact between zinc and surface the better. No paint, of course, on the zinc and where it contacts the surface. Here is what Boat US says (I have...

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