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by THE RAZZ
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: fuel to new engine w/new carb
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

Outboard primer bulb works- thx
by THE RAZZ
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: fuel to new engine w/new carb
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

fuel to new engine w/new carb

Initial start up of new engine-fuel flow
Tank is full
New fuel-water separator has fuel in it.
separator to pump- dry
pump to carb- dry
Any one have a suggestion of a safe way to establish fuel flow short of grinding on the starter with the new (tight) engine?
by THE RAZZ
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: OUTDRIVE (ALPHA ONE MERCRUISER ) INSTALLATION-HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 15245

fire-in-the-hole!

Outdrive bolted up. All is good.
by THE RAZZ
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: OUTDRIVE (ALPHA ONE MERCRUISER ) INSTALLATION-HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 15245

LOVE DA BUZZ

Thanks Bill.
by THE RAZZ
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: OUTDRIVE (ALPHA ONE MERCRUISER ) INSTALLATION-HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 15245

What's the trick when installing the OutDrive to the engine

Here's the @#*! outdrive that won't bolt up. shift is forward shift cable & OD lever are connected male&female levers are at 12:00 o'clock alignment tool shows teeth in grease 360 degrees OD slips forward to flywheel spline couple BUT OD stops at studs banging metal. rotated drive shaft a couple of ...
by THE RAZZ
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil bowing out of motor
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

hauling your boat and Marvel Mystery Oil

First, Jim is the best authority on this and many other subjects. I've made note of his how-to recommendations. That said, two chemical engineers here insist (one with Chevron here for 30 yrs the other from Shell) there is NO corrosion protection from Marvel Mystery Oil (MMO). Sorry, but with my (ex...
by THE RAZZ
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil bowing out of motor
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

black friday

Good to see you too, Al. Hope all is well. Want to hitch a ride on your cruiser someday. Of course a romp in the Stinger or BB is always available here for you. Cheers. Avoid Black Friday like the (black) plague. Ha!
by THE RAZZ
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil bowing out of motor
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

long periods of non-ops

"The motor has not been run hard in about 2 years." Does this mean the engine is run about once a week but its been two years since you went full throttle for extended times? Or, has the engine been sitting for about 2 yrs. and not turned over? Not wanting to go off topic, but we should note general...
by THE RAZZ
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: OUTDRIVE (ALPHA ONE MERCRUISER ) INSTALLATION-HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 15245

OUTDRIVE (ALPHA ONE MERCRUISER ) INSTALLATION-HELP

Hi all, Its been too long. I need suggestions for re-installing the 1987 Mercruiser Alpha One drive. The Official Mercruiser Service Manual Handbook reveals all the alignment parts and their functionality. However, the special tricks for re-installing the out-drive are in short supply. Here's what w...
by THE RAZZ
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: pre war hull wire schematic color coded- help
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

color wire schematic index

Al, Thanks for the help with the archive maze- it worked perfectly. I got to Don's article. Now what I'm trying to find is an index that calls out which wire is yellow/red/green/blk/gray etc. Whats going here is Razz is wired but for non-show operations I converted to 12V with MSD. With 50K volts ga...
by THE RAZZ
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: pre war hull wire schematic color coded- help
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

pre war hull wire schematic color coded- help

Guys, Can't find my pre war 17' hull wire color schematic- help. Not having luck here. Tried to find Don's Dec 2002 Brass Bell article with seach and archive- no luck. Installed engine and need to confirm circuits- check wiring twice turn key on once concept. Thank you. Jt http://s3.postimage.org/2g...
by THE RAZZ
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: gel-coat newbie- help
Replies: 10
Views: 8186

This helps. Thank you.
by THE RAZZ
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: gel-coat newbie- help
Replies: 10
Views: 8186

BParker,
Thanks.
Is flex-all (spelling?) added to paint for fiberglass bodies (boats/Corvettes et al)? Would modern two stage paint be the best for repairing future dock abrasions re touchup later? Boat is stored and not subject to UV deterioration issues.
Image
by THE RAZZ
Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: gel-coat newbie- help
Replies: 10
Views: 8186

Thanks for the idea re painting. Gellcoat is more than boat is worth. Probably depends how much painting 21' Stinger would cost. This Stinger was never intended as a show boat- she satisfies the need for speed. Would be nice to make her pretty but probably too expensive to be worth it. Someone menti...
by THE RAZZ
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Help needed - Engine still running hot
Replies: 42
Views: 8600

Jeff,
Thanks for the followup. Nice work.
Jerry
by THE RAZZ
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 terminal failure - help
Replies: 12
Views: 3157

Jim's point about new filter's check valves is something to check right away. Rule 1- double-check the simple obvious things first. And, double check external oil pipes (if you have any on this 283) and determine they aren't hooked up backwards. Suggestion- if the new (rebuilt) engine has a full flo...
by THE RAZZ
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 terminal failure - help
Replies: 12
Views: 3157

CC overhaul manual called for pistons to be fit at .0045". Pistons fit too tight would probably seize in the first 20-minute. Fit too tight, they could keep the engine from turning more than 2200 rpm. Note- CC service bulletin said a break in period is 2.5 hours minimum. CC said its broken in when t...
by THE RAZZ
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Gaps On The Bottom
Replies: 54
Views: 14102

Nice work. This is what it's all about- original manufacturer's documents. What a site.

Jerry
by THE RAZZ
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Gaps On The Bottom
Replies: 54
Views: 14102

sprinkle v. flooding

Put a sprinkler(s) under the boat when on the trailer? Let it run until the bottom tightens up.

Water weighs 8lbs per gallon. Imagine 20 gallons (160lbs) of load on the planking's screws (nails). Yikes.
Jerry
by THE RAZZ
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Gaps On The Bottom
Replies: 54
Views: 14102

It all depends on the meaning of "enhanced" I suppose.
A 5200 bottom is enhanced.
A CPES treated bottom is enhanced.
A glass bottom is enhanced.
etc, etc, etc

How did the seller/surveyor define enhanced?
Jerry
by THE RAZZ
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Any Puget Sound Cruisers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Guys,
Could you add these interesting cruise ideas to the-
NEW CRUISES in OLD BOATs- 2010- thread @ shows, events & locations?
Thanks.
Jerry
San Francisco Bay & Delta
by THE RAZZ
Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Gaps On The Bottom
Replies: 54
Views: 14102

We've seen an old Tahoe boatworks storing runabouts (original bottoms) for decades. Usually, two weeks before the customer arrives, the boatworks puts this runabout on a gantry (2) suspending the runabout (in the water) at the dock (can't sink on the gantry). H2O Pressure is outside pressing in. Boa...
by THE RAZZ
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 11545

Hi Al, The hole is just big enough for the light wire. That fit is tight; I've never taken water on through that hole. And, that's a good thing. One time, on the Delta with Easterly winds at 25-30 and the tide was ebbing to the West. Not good. Running with seas the height of the Razz freeboads we'd ...
by THE RAZZ
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: synchronizing 3carbs on kbl eng.
Replies: 4
Views: 2166

Jim,
Hope this helped.
Its a walk in the park the second time.
I suggest you check them at the beginning of the day. Thats probably overkill but its better safe than sorry.

On a related subject- does your setup have an adjustable or fixed main metering jet under the bowl?
by THE RAZZ
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Chris-Craft Plant Inspector Mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 11545

Al, re- Makes you wonder if any of the pre-war barrelback models had the same forward vent tube as well. No, the BBs didn't have that forward vent. I've taken some serious water (unplanned) over the bow occasionally. I can't imagine getting wetter unless it was with this vent tube.....yikes! Jerry
by THE RAZZ
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: synchronizing 3carbs on kbl eng.
Replies: 4
Views: 2166

KB & KBL triple carb synchro with uni_sync tool

Rod, Buy this- http://www.1800vw.bizhosting.com/uni_sync.html $20 1) Remove all three carb flame arrestors. 2) Find the idle adjustment screw on each (3) carb. 3) Near the idle screw, find the screw that tightens the lever on the butterfly shaft. Warm up the engine. 4) incease idle with the idle sto...
by THE RAZZ
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Shows, Museums, & Event Locations
Topic: Classic Boat, Yacht & Car Festival Long Beach, CA Aug. 1
Replies: 12
Views: 6041

Hi Mark, Speaking of the wandering thread...........how is your CC17'BB coming along? Its unusual to have adjacent BBs (71923/71924). Best to you. My engine is on the bench ready to go back in. Need to tidy up for 2010 with bright coats and various adjustments. Cheers. Jerry http://s3.postimage.org/...
by THE RAZZ
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Help needed - Engine still running hot
Replies: 42
Views: 8600

Jim,
Really nice applied metallurgy discussion.
JT
by THE RAZZ
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Help needed - Engine still running hot
Replies: 42
Views: 8600

Gord, Nice innitial set up. On the K series we use the timing light on the flywheel. Is that possible on the WD? With the K idling, rotate the distrubutor 1/8" and the engine slows 100 rpm. Move the other way 1/8" and the idle increases. In a runabout (unclear in a cruiser) when wide open and planin...
by THE RAZZ
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Help needed - Engine still running hot
Replies: 42
Views: 8600

Dale, Thanks for the reminder re cooling flow in a WB......I'm limited to the K series. The thermostat should be the first part replaced. Start with the cheap stuff first. Melting a (aluminum) piston requires temps over 1200 degrees. I can't see 1200 degrees from water jacket/gasket problems. I'll p...