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  1. Re: Mercruiser 230 I/O (Ford 351 Windsor) Valve clearance

    Unless they used different push rods than the ones that you gave them (or what came with the engine), I don't see how the gap could have gotten longer? They would have had to use a really thick head...
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    Re: Truck question.

    Well, in general I agree. However, diesel engines generally have more robust components that can accept the heat/pressure associated with forced induction. The issue with gasser...
  3. Re: Mercruiser 230 I/O (Ford 351 Windsor) Valve clearance

    You have a 233, not a 230, BTW.
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    Re: Truck question.

    For what it's worth, my 2008 F-150 Screw w/5.4L has been flawless (knock on wood) for 107K miles. Eats about 1/2-1qt of oil every 7,500 miles, but that's perfectly acceptable to me. I average 15mpg...
  5. Re: Installing a Marine AC unit in Doral 250 SE

    Are you talking about using the 5.7L alternator to power it?
  6. Re: 1971 Twin 6 Mark Twain engines finally out!

    Well, you know yours is earlier due to the address of Mark Twain at that time. Here's a pic of my data plate compared to yours, which shows West Frankfort, IL as the location instead of New London,...
  7. Re: 1971 Twin 6 Mark Twain engines finally out!

    I can honestly say I've never even seen a 24' Mark Twain of that vintage. I thought it was mid-70's before they got the 240 Cuddy Cabins. Nice 'Twain!
  8. Re: Which 30-35ft cruiser has best seating layout

    Lol, that's a loaded question. Like everyone mentioned, it's really personal preference and there's not a whole lot of variation for the most part. Me personally? I prefer the u-shaped seating on...
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    Re: Stern/All Around light position

    That was going to be my suggestion. Just make a 6"-12" diameter disc that sits below the light to keep the light from blinding you, just make sure it doesn't block the light from being seen by...
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    Re: No crank, where does this wire go....?

    As long as it's a marine-certified starter so that it has the spark arrestor components. Otherwise, it's one of the most likely components to ignite fuel fumes in the bilge due to it being the...
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    Re: No crank, where does this wire go....?

    I know you said the battery was good, but double check the connections and make sure all corrosion has been removed and the clamps are tight.
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    Re: Best boating experience ever

    I lost interest when he said it was an OMC drive. I was hoping it was an L-drive diamond in the rough. :joyous:
  13. Re: Swim Platform Foam - Good type? Price effective

    SeaDek is a common add-on for many boats. You can buy sheet material from them and cut it to form. A sheet probably runs between $50-150 depending on how big you need it to be.
  14. Re: Mercrusier,233hp,341w,1977, confirm fix for pertronic ignition dist/coil no run p

    The tan wire to the choke should also be 12V by the way, as it gets it's power BEFORE the ballast portion of the tan wire. A quick test with a multimeter with the ignition on will confirm that.
  15. Re: First engine start of the spring? tips?

    Using fogging oil vs WD40 is a wash. Either will work for what you are doing, it will be cleared out of the cylinder after the first dozen piston cycles anyway, and the oil pump should be primed by...
  16. Re: First engine start of the spring? tips?

    I wouldn't bother starting it until you are certain that nighttime temps are going to stay above freezing. Otherwise you'll be at risk of having to winterize it again, at least from a block-draining...
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    Re: 302 marine conversion

    If there is ample clearance to remove the manifolds in the boat, the studs are usually preferred in most cases, but if clearances are tight in the bilge area, sometimes using bolts is the difference...
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    Re: Deep cycle or starting battery

    I see no reason to have a deep cycle just to run a basic radio and a depth finder, as they are pretty small in power drain even after a couple of hours. If you are operating an electric trolling...
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    Re: 302 marine conversion

    Most auto parts stores have the free tool rental program where he can get the oil priming tool and attach to the drill. Just remember that the Ford dizzy spins opposite of the GM dizzy.
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    Re: 302 marine conversion

    Any reason you decided to use studs for the exhaust manifolds vs bolts? Just make sure you can pull the manifold off when the engine is mounted in the boat, or else it will require yanking the...
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    Re: Mercruiser or Volvo? Which is best?

    Lighten' up, Francis. There were other tongue-in-cheek comments made in the thread, not just mine. It's a public forum, not a dissertation paper.
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    Re: Mercruiser or Volvo? Which is best?

    Lol, I was hoping to grab someone with that one. Catch and release . . . :D
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    Re: Mercruiser or Volvo? Which is best?

    If you really want the best, go OMC. It'll leave a Merc/Volvo in the dust. :happy:
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    Re: Boating on a River vs a Lake

    Yeah, sorry slip of the keyboard. NE OKlahoma/NW Arkansas. Arkansas is general has a ton of fantastic lakes.
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    Re: Boating on a River vs a Lake

    Completely agree. It's the one thing I really do love about Tulsa/Broken Arrow. Pick any direction from Tulsa and drive for an hour and you will be at a different lake. NE Arkansas is much of the...
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    Re: cheap life jackets

    I'm sure most would agree, smokin'. When you are fishing on the great lakes in December, you better have on more than a BUO vest, but on a local inland lake cruising around in 100-degree weather . ....
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    Re: cheap life jackets

    Absolutely agree. We have a 4-pack of the BUO cheapos for legality purposes, then another 4-5 neoprene watersports life vests for the adults. The orange ones never get used and usually get...
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    Re: cheap life jackets

    Fixed.
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    Re: Boating on a River vs a Lake

    I'd agree with the "it depends on what river" crowd. I've run in my area of the McClellan-Kerr Navigation Channel a few times. It's a river, but due to it being controlled by the CoE and almost...
  30. Re: Anybody ever been checked for boat length?

    I would bet that they would first look at length by model designation. So if you are in a 25-class boat (i.e. 250CR, or 252) you are probably fine. Obviously the regulation is a bit vague if it says...
  31. Re: Mercruiser MC-1 to Alpha Transom Assembly Swap?

    I was under the impression that as long as the flange on the Alpha assembly had the 3 o-rings, it would fit. I know they moved to the single o-ring at one point, but I thought that was Gen II. The...
  32. Poll: Re: Do you know what a dive flag is, and what it means

    Always sounds like a table saw/circular saw cutting through wood to me.
  33. Re: Mercruiser MC-1 to Alpha Transom Assembly Swap?

    You should be able to reuse the exhaust y-tube and the inner transom plate, so the 302 should mate up just fine. They both have the same number of holes in the same locations on the transom. The...
  34. Poll: Re: Do you know what a dive flag is, and what it means

    I know my local state regs, and know what a dive flag is. However, I have yet to see one being used on any of the Oklahoma lakes I frequent. Most are just a bit too murky to make diving for...
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    Re: Something you don't see everyday.

    Lol, yeah he's been advertising it for several months in the Tulsa/OKC Craigslists. Looks like a nice death trap when you fall off and have the prop mow over you!

    PS - Woodonglass, it looks like...
  36. Re: '69 Mark Twain Tri Hull 160 Mercruiser Trim Pump Issues...Hair Pulling Time

    The easiest option is actually just to replace the whole assembly with a used or reman'd unit. Plenty of them on eBay. Heck I even have one I pulled out of a Webbcraft last year just sitting on the...
  37. Thread: scarab

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    Re: scarab

    The rearward-facing seats are useful when putting on a wakeboard, slalom ski, or when sitting at rest. Obviously not intended for use while underway. Not much different from the common sunpad on...
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    Re: 7.4L- Should I bore it out??

    Keep the Q-jet. No harm in going with a different carb, but you won't gain anything from it. Boat may run a bit faster because your wallet would be lighter, lol.
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    Re: 7.4L- Should I bore it out??

    At a minimum have the cylinders mic'd/honed, but a light bore (say .020 or .030) may be necessary to get the cylinders back in shape. There won't be any significant power increase, especially when...
  40. Thread: scarab

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    Re: scarab

    Yup, something about the best form of flattery being imitation . . .
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    Re: 302 marine conversion

    So much for sticking with the Ford-blue on the intake, lol.

    It looks familiar anyhow (I taped off the Badges on the valve covers and painted them a matte black to match my new exhaust manifolds:
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  42. Thread: scarab

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    Re: scarab

    Looks like they are all (the Chap especially) trying to ride on the Yamaha coat-tails with the overall design.
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    Re: when did boats go woodless??

    Ride and handling is a function of design and weight, not necessarily the bracing material itself. I do agree that many of the classic wooden boats are truly works of art, though. However, in terms...
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    Re: when did boats go woodless??

    The problem is that sometimes thru-hull fittings leak, or water pools in some spot under the deck. Most wood eventually rots, sometimes under the best of care. Now, will it likely last a long time?...
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    Re: 302 marine conversion

    Lol, well the good thing about the SBF/SBC motors is that you can do that fairly easily. Not a lot of changes throughout the years that makes major components incompatible.
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    Re: 302 marine conversion

    The heads have apparently been replaced at some point. Those are GT40 (non-P) heads, common on most 90's trucks/SUV's. They are a good match for a boat because they are normally good for torque. ...
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    Re: Does new engine turn you off.

    I'm not sure why a boat having a new engine would be a reason to disregard the boat. My boat has about 20 hours of run time on a reman 351w, which was put in because the previous 351w (~700 hours)...
  48. Re: 49-foot boat sinks in Constitution Marina in Charlestown

    Who said it was freshwater? I don't think you are understanding what happened. The exhaust on this boat is underwater, and is likely connected by the std 4" rubber exhaust tubing a few feet long to...
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    Re: 302 marine conversion

    It isnt necessary, my 351w didn't have one either.
  50. Re: 1972 Mercruiser 888 New Transom, Cutout template or measurements

    Yup, I used the same thing. The Rotozip will chew through it pretty easily.
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