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by mmoody435
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

What's the history of your boat? If the engine was opened up and gone through prior to your purchase, the debris your finding in the oil is probably just residual rebuild crud. Definitely change the oil a couple of times and run it. If the oil pressure is good and she runs good, Rock It! Cool boat ...
by mmoody435
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

Change the filter and oil. Then run the boat for 5 or so hours. The pull the filter and check it. If its eating bearings then you will now by whats in the filter or really bad noises. Thanks Jim G. Fresh oil and filter in now. So far no unusual noises. I'll check the filter in 5 or so hours. I'm pr...
by mmoody435
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

Is the debris you found metal or carbon? Don't worry about the hot spots on either side of the manifold. There normal. The intake passes exhaust gas under the intake air chamber to help warm the air. It also makes the manual choke work. The debris on my fingers in the previous picture appeared more...
by mmoody435
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

I looked at your oil pressure sensing plumbing. I saw plastic tubing running to what I guess is the analog gauge. I would never trust plastic tubing that could rupture and dump the entire crank case of oil into the bilge and destroy your engine. Get metalic tubing. This isn't a hot rod. Thanks Jim ...
by mmoody435
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Intake manifold hot in middle, both sides
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Intake manifold hot in middle, both sides

Thanks all for the explanation and comments.

I suppose the channel on top of the wedge (see photo) is somewhat in reference to the same thing?
by mmoody435
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Intake manifold hot in middle, both sides
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Intake manifold hot in middle, both sides

The boat – 1959 CC Continental, 21’ Hard top with original 283-H engine, 235 hours. I bought the boat in July, 2015. The issue - I recently put the boat in the water for the first time and have put about 5 hours on it. The engine was freshly painted when I bought it. I have noticed the paint burning...
by mmoody435
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

As Jim G suggested, I found an oil pump priming tool at the local Auto Zone and hooked it up. GREAT TOOL! I was a little surprised at how much I had to increase the torque on the drill to get it to operate the oil pump. Anyway, it took a few seconds but eventually I had oil pressure (about 40 psi) o...
by mmoody435
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

........ Here is a picture from the other day. She's much more impressive from the aft. That is just the way some of them are. :lol: I LOVE these finned 21'ers. We now have 3 on our lake and a Capri version. No hard tops though. Does the top slide? Yes, the lower section of the top slides forward. ...
by mmoody435
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

drrot wrote:When you lost the oil pressure reading did the tachometer continue to read? The tach drive also powers the oil pump.
Yes, the tachometer continued to work properly.
by mmoody435
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

Thanks all for the suggestions. I did turn the engine over with the analog gauge in place of the sending unit. I'll try the analog gauge straight off of the engine and see what happens. Jim G - do you think to sending unit, manual gauge and low pressure switch plumbing set up is questionable? Think ...
by mmoody435
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Low/no oil pressure – may have dodged a bullet

The boat – 1959 CC Continental, 21’ Hardtop with original 283-H engine, 245 hours. I bought the boat in July, 2015. The situation - I put the boat in the water for the first time on Tuesday and ran for about an hour, off and on, with no issues. Ran the boat again on Wednesday with no issues. On Frid...
by mmoody435
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water intake scoop - facing forward or aft?
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: water intake scoop - facing forward or aft?

Thanks for the replies. It’s definitely the scoop for the water pump I’m asking about. This is the deal. I got the 1960 (scoop facing aft) about 4 years ago and got it in the water last summer. I assumed the scoop was right so that’s the way I left it. I have put about 15 hours on the 1960 with no o...
by mmoody435
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water intake scoop - facing forward or aft?
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

water intake scoop - facing forward or aft?

I have two boats (description below). One has the scoop facing forward and the other aft. Both boats have had a “no soak” bottom applied so I’m not sure which way the scoops were facing originally. Could someone tell me what the proper orientation should be?

Thanks
by mmoody435
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon 25XE makes a "rattling" noise in forward
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Paragon 25XE makes a "rattling" noise in forward

Info: Last year I bought an 18’ 1960 CC Continental repowered with a mid seventies 350 Magnum. It has a Paragon 25XE transmission. I’m still testing the boat while on the trailer. While running the boat and shifting into forward I noticed a “rattling” noise that seems to be coming from the transmiss...
by mmoody435
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission issue - getting out of reverse
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Pete
Thanks for the gasket contact. I was hoping someone would get to it but I really enjoyed the conversation during the waiting. LOL
by mmoody435
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission issue - getting out of reverse
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Thanks for the help gents!!! Do you know where I can get a gasket for the top side of the transmission? I’ll at least have to open it up and take a look at it.
by mmoody435
Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission issue - getting out of reverse
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Here's the pciture for the above post. I think I got it right this time.

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by mmoody435
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Transmission issue - getting out of reverse
Replies: 14
Views: 3547

Transmission issue - getting out of reverse

Info: I have an 18’ 1960 CC Continental repowered with a mid seventies 350 Magnum (as per the previous owner). I assume it has a Paragon transmission. The only marking I can find on the outside is 5982 on the bearing housing / stuffing box (or whatever it’s called) where the main shaft comes out of ...
by mmoody435
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Using lifting rings to temporarily store boat???
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Thanks gents!! I thought that was the case but I needed to hear it from someone other than myself. Jim - I really enjoy your website and THANKS for your input on other Boat Buzz questions.

Morris M.
by mmoody435
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Using lifting rings to temporarily store boat???
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Using lifting rings to temporarily store boat???

I have a 1960 18’ CC Continental that is ready for the water but the trailer needs to be repainted. However, putting it in the water is not an option at this time. I had some A-frames built to lift the boat. Question - Is it alright to keep the boat hanging or should I also build some sort of cradle...