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by rgmxk22
Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hiss then oil everywhere!
Replies: 27
Views: 8481

Hi Jeremy, I saw your last post about figuring that you'll add those engine warning kits to your CC. One thing to think about is that most flywheel forward 283s basically have a split cooling system to where the cooling water from each bank of the engine never realy mixes together. You can easily se...
by rgmxk22
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Sherwood Gear type water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 4167

Hi, sorry to hear of your pump problems. Unfortunately, I can't offer much help to why your pump will not pick-up water. I used to fight with the gear pumps on my dad's 283s so I know what you're dealing with, but we have since switched over to the rubber impeller pumps. The real reason I'm sending ...
by rgmxk22
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hiss then oil everywhere!
Replies: 27
Views: 8481

You're right John, Life is short. But I'd much rather spend $40.00 on an engine warning kit and an afternoon of my time to install it, then spend days pulling my engine and the hassle of a major repair/rebuild. Not to mention the cost! Life is too short to spend too much time in the bilge, wrapped a...
by rgmxk22
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hiss then oil everywhere!
Replies: 27
Views: 8481

Jim is correct, usually by the time you'd notice a low oil pressure or high temp reading on your gauges, you'll have already cooked something in your engine. That's why we installed all those warning kits on these engines. It's too easy to forget about your gauges. You're either enjoying the scenery...
by rgmxk22
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hiss then oil everywhere!
Replies: 27
Views: 8481

I had another thought about this oil leak problem. On dad's Sea Skiff, my XK22 and my brother's Lyman, we installed these Cole Hersee engine warning kits. Their part number M-40177 BP. These things are nice to have, since they monitor oil pressure loss and water temp. overheating. And the kits are r...
by rgmxk22
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hiss then oil everywhere!
Replies: 27
Views: 8481

Excellent point Jim! That would be VERY easy to overlook a check valve in the filter. I have to wonder how tough it would be to find non-check valve filters, unless a "racing" style filter would not have the valve.
Ron Michael
1972 CC XK22
by rgmxk22
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hiss then oil everywhere!
Replies: 27
Views: 8481

Hi All, I figure I'd chime in a on this post. First, I know the CC flywheel forward 283s pretty well. My dad's 1963 31' Sea Skiff has them and we have been taking care of them for about 28 years. I agree that the cause of the oil loss/leak very well could be the o-ring doubled up on the oil filter. ...
by rgmxk22
Sun May 17, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Electrical Systems
Topic: Sparton horn not working
Replies: 4
Views: 9855

Hi, could you please post some contact info for The Horn Shop?? I have one old electric horn that I have considered getting repaired. I just couldn't find anyone that worked on them.

Thanks,
Ron
by rgmxk22
Wed May 06, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Proper cam for a 283 flywheel forward engine
Replies: 7
Views: 4337

Hi, My advice would be to call Comp Cams help line 1-800-999-0853 or see www.compcams.com They would be able to answer your questions better than anyone else since you're already looking at one of their cams. My dad called them once to inquire about if they could make a reverse rotation cam for a CC...
by rgmxk22
Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: XK 19 Steering
Replies: 2
Views: 2993

I know the feeling! On my 72 XK22, the steering feels a little sloppy at times and other times it has a what can best be described a skip in it. It is a MARMAC steering set up from the factory. I've asked around at marinas and such and no one seems to know much about this system. I can see under the...
by rgmxk22
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: water pump impellers
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

First thing you should do is remove the pump from the motor if you haven't already done that. Then when it's off the motor, look at the mounting flange for the model number Sherwood stamped into the pump. If you post that number, I might be able to tell you where to buy one. The impellers aren't tha...
by rgmxk22
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: synthetic oil
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Yes Peter, transmissions. I know that the flywheel forward 283 CC engines with the manual reverse gear/transmission used common oiling between both the engine and the transmission. The oil wasn't used as in a automatic transmission the lock-up the clutches, but it does lubricate the reverse gear and...
by rgmxk22
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: 71 XK 19 Spray Painting Cribing or Roll the hull over?
Replies: 5
Views: 5770

Yep, I sure do know what you mean Rodger. There's also supposed to be just a shade over 200 hull like my XK22 built. So not damaging the old girl should be a consideration. Good Luck, Ron
by rgmxk22
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 distributor tach drive
Replies: 8
Views: 4094

Thanks for the additional input Jim. I never considered the engine rotation when I posted my reply. I should have, but didn't, my mistake.

Ron
by rgmxk22
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: 71 XK 19 Spray Painting Cribing or Roll the hull over?
Replies: 5
Views: 5770

Hi, I've read in books how the wooden runabout owners roll their hulls over, so the info is out there. I've read different methods with lifting rigs and slings they've used. So my advice is maybe post this in the wooden boat sections here and the wood guys might give you an idea how to do this. Or c...
by rgmxk22
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 distributor tach drive
Replies: 8
Views: 4094

Hi, Another solution might be to buy a new distributor of another brand. My CC 350FLV uses a Mallory distributor with the tach drive and from what I've seen, the F series CC engines basically used a standard style Chevy/GM distributor. So as long as you found a marine rated distributor for a Chevy, ...
by rgmxk22
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Newbie w/ Hardware "issues"
Replies: 2
Views: 2115

Hi and Welcome! My opinion on trying to prep the hardware piece for re-plating on your own is this, I'd check with the plating company to see if this would be OK for you to do this on your own. Yes, I realize that they'll probably tell you to let them do it, but you'd hate to spend the money for a b...
by rgmxk22
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Chev carb kits?
Replies: 4
Views: 2780

Hi, This summer, I rebuilt one of the Rochester 4 barrel carbs off my dad's 1963 31' CC Sea Skiff with the 283s. If you have the original carbs, they should be Rochester model 4GC and if you're lucky, they should still have a small triangle shaped tags on them with the part number of the carb stampe...
by rgmxk22
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: jackscrews to lift engine hatch- source?
Replies: 5
Views: 5792

I believe Bennett Marine (Bennett Trim Tabs) makes a hydraulic hatch lifting set-up. I'd check their website and see if they still offer it.

Ron
by rgmxk22
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: XK19 V-Drive vs. I/O
Replies: 5
Views: 4553

Hi, I own a 1972 XK22 with the 270 Volvo I/O and in the 11 years I've owned her, I've had very little trouble with the I/O. Except for the bearings in the intermediate housing/driveshaft between the engine and the outdrive needing replaced, I've had great luck with my I/O. Also my dad had three frie...
by rgmxk22
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Stewart warner tachometer help
Replies: 2
Views: 3682

It might, thanks for the help!
by rgmxk22
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking for the Square Transom Seal for 1965 OMC outdrive
Replies: 3
Views: 4118

Looking for the Square Transom Seal for 1965 OMC outdrive

This probably won't help, but I looked in the lateset copy of the NAPA Marine Products Catalog and they show two of those transom seals. The closest one they list, is their part number 18-2767 transom seal for OMC 1967-1977 120 hp and up. Replaces part number 313080. The picture they show is a basic...
by rgmxk22
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Research Related
Topic: JUST BOUGHT A 71 XK-19 NEED HELP
Replies: 12
Views: 16472

JUST BOUGHT A 71 XK-19 NEED HELP

Hi All, I might be able to help a little since I own a 1972 CC XK22, with the 350FLV. I've had mine for about 10 years and I have never found a CC engine manual that it specific to the early 350FLV engine. Now once I did post an ad on the Brass Bell looking for a manual and the one reply was from a ...
by rgmxk22
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 23 Lancer w/350 GLV
Replies: 9
Views: 12275

23 Lancer w/350 GLV

Hello again All, I had another thought on this problem and how to check if the harmonic balancer has slipped and the timing mark is now not where it should be. One way you could check this does require a little bit of mechanical skill, but it's not too bad. If you can put the engine's number one cyl...
by rgmxk22
Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 23 Lancer w/350 GLV
Replies: 9
Views: 12275

23 Lancer w/350 GLV

Hi All, From reading your post that states the GLV is a flywheel aft engine set up like an F-series Chris Craft engine, the first thing I would check on your engine is if the harmonic balancer is still good. It is fairly commony on Chevy/GM based engines for the harmonic balancers to go bad when the...
by rgmxk22
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Stewart warner tachometer help
Replies: 2
Views: 3682

Stewart warner tachometer help

Hi all, I am hoping that someone out there can help me with this problem. I would like to install an older Stewart Warner tachometer in a project, but I am not sure how to wire it correctly. I attached a couple photos, so you can see what I'm dealing with. I can figure out the light socket and the g...
by rgmxk22
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon transmision help
Replies: 4
Views: 3129

paragon parts

Hi, go to http://greatlakespowerproducts.com/ At least a few years ago, they were the owner/manufacturer of Paragon transmissions. They helped my dad out with parts for his 1963 CC with HF-7 transmissions and were pretty good to deal with. That was about 10-15 years ago, but I checked the website an...