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by Fastjeff
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

It can be done, but you'll need magnetic inserts in the socket to keep the bolts out of the bilge. Cork tends to compress and need retightening compared to rubber (which I prefer).

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Paint scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Paint scheme

Black and blue? I was that a few times from working on mine!

Personally, I'd stay with just one color. Traditional and good looking.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?

..."Don't know why the factory went to all the trouble and expense of putting down a wooden deck" You said it! What were they thinking? Jeff PS: The cockpit hatch on mine was not rigid enough (made from 1/8 * thick aluminum). Had to add a couple of angles to stiffen it up. The wood under t...
by Fastjeff
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: Help me name her!
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Help me name her!

That reminds me of a town in England called Wetwang. Honest!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?

Hey! I patterned that repair procedure! Had to replace a few rotten plywood areas, first. The 1/8 inch aluminum I used was smooth, not diamond finish. I pre-drilled and chamfered all the holes and used # 8 flathead SS screws into the wood. (Much easier screwing DOWN into the wood than UP from below!...
by Fastjeff
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: Help me name her!
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Help me name her!

X-T Sea
Dances with Waves
Knott My Problem
My Absolute Last Boat # 5


Etc.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 15
Views: 723

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

One of the old Carter AFB carbs I had on my old boat was not rebuildable--it was pin holed enough (thanks to ethanol) that it would run rich at idle regardless of having the idle screws turned all the way in. I rebuilt it a few times with no improvement before tossing it out and going to Edelbrocks....
by Fastjeff
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 15
Views: 723

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

The ethanol component can not be pumped through a pipeline (for several reasons) and has to be trucked from the producer to the gasoline distribution centers, where it is mixed with gasoline from the pipelines. That is yet another reason to eliminate ethanol from our gas--the transportation costs (a...
by Fastjeff
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 15
Views: 723

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

I'm not gonna gain any friends with this... I filled the old tanks with the usual 10 % ethanol gas WITH stabilizer for several years (winters, actually) and never had a problem. The trick is to stabilize it thoroughly, fill the tanks (to lessen air volume, and run them way down in the spring before ...
by Fastjeff
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

Must disagree a bit here. On my old boat, at one time. I had a 16 x 16 on one side and a 16 x 15 on the other. I had taken the 16 x 15 to a prop shop to have it repitched to a 16, but the guy said he couldn't do. He added a lot of cup (using a hammer and a wooden post), and it worked great! RPM and ...

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