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by Fastjeff
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Shafts
Topic: shaft alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: shaft alignment

I always thought it meant "Bust Out another Thousand." Oh well...

Most likely you'll need to shim the new assemble (with stainless shims) to get it square. Not too bad a job (says the guy who doesn't need to do it!) Good luck.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Crank Mount Raw Water Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Crank Mount Raw Water Pump

Diver Dan solved that problem, but for a different reason: He put big block Chevies in his 32 Express. The front ends of the engines protruded through the bulkhead (cut away?) and into the cabin! Weird but it worked.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Repeated Error Messages
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Repeated Error Messages

Been getting that as well.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Not even sure how to ask about this...
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Not even sure how to ask about this...

They take a following sea a lot better if a heavy dink boat is hanging off the stern!

My old M came from Florida where it spent years in salt water without significant damage. And, for the record, that evil stuff can damage ANY boat--ever see outdrives half eaten up from corrosion?

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: master battery switch
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: master battery switch

..." quote Jeff on where his money is buried."

Those old coffee cans have long ago been dug up and used.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: master battery switch
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: master battery switch

There's room for confusion, that's for sure. Position # 1 on the switch does NOT mean 'one battery' and position # 2 mean "two batteries'. (I wish they had labeled Position # 1 as 'Position A' and Position # 2 as 'Position B'.) "All" (or Both), of course, means 'both' batteries--they ...
by Fastjeff
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Oil Consumption
Replies: 3
Views: 5020

Re: Oil Consumption

Good advice: If it won't behave, beat the hell out it! Mechanical things need to know who's boss. I'd also recommend pulling the plugs AFTER running it hard, both to inspect them from color (a few may be darker than the rest) and for your compression test. You can borrow a tester from AutoZone if yo...
by Fastjeff
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Perko Fuel Filter/Water Separator Model 299
Replies: 23
Views: 14122

Re: Perko Fuel Filter/Water Separator Model 299

Long as the filter element isn't crumbling, they should last indefinitely with a good cleaning. Mine looked fine after nearly 30 years.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: more steam questions
Replies: 9
Views: 4833

Re: more steam questions

No, it's steam. Very common in colder weather.

That said, you need to verify the operating temps of your manifolds with a infrared temp gun.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: more steam questions
Replies: 9
Views: 4833

Re: more steam questions

Mine did that as well at times--especially when the weather was much colder. As Joel said, you need to check everything over with an infrared temp gage. Start at the temp sender unit (front of the manifold) and shoot the brass body. Next, shoot the exhaust manifolds (anywhere on them) and compare ea...

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