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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By spievy79
Ok, I'll give that a try. Thanks again.

Ok, I'll give that a try. Thanks again.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
The reason for the dash is its age and corrosion...

The reason for the dash is its age and corrosion in the wires is all. Also, the timing has not been changed since the last time I ran it
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
Can you elaborate on the posts to the solenoid? I...

Can you elaborate on the posts to the solenoid? I have four posts occupied. On top is the positive to the battery, on the side is a smaller gauge with two wires connected to it, then another small...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
I planned to get a new long block from rapido...

I planned to get a new long block from rapido marine as mentioned. They seem to have a good track record from what I've read.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By spievy79
I was able to get it to fire a few times but it...

I was able to get it to fire a few times but it kept wanting to die. Now it will barely crank over at all. I cleaned off my ground, swapped all my cables to new and still the same thing. I've...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2014, 10:22 PM
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Posted By spievy79
The weld is actually holding thus far. I'm...

The weld is actually holding thus far. I'm struggling with it cranking over slowly after putting it all back together, after having water in the oil from a bad head gasket.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
Well, got everything back together and...

Well, got everything back together and surprisingly the weld held. I pulled off the intake to check it after getting milky oil. Turns out of the head gaskets was leaking at a water jacket. I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-06-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
The crack is internal, its about 2" long along...

The crack is internal, its about 2" long along the water jacket.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
We attempted to with a torch but we do not know...

We attempted to with a torch but we do not know what temp we got it up to. After reading some lit on welding iron it is pretty clear we didn't do it correctly, my main question is: running it and if...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
Ha ha, will do!

Ha ha, will do!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-05-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
And on a side note the crack was so corroded when...

And on a side note the crack was so corroded when we discovered it, it appears it may have been that way for a while. I never found a trace of water in the oil either when emptying it. The PO...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-05-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
We ended up making a channel and welding it at my...

We ended up making a channel and welding it at my buddy's machine shop. No damage to the cylinders it appears. I'll run it and seehow long it lasts. I figure I'm in the same boat either way needing...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-03-2014, 12:19 PM
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Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
Are they a reputable company in your opinion?

Are they a reputable company in your opinion?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-03-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By spievy79
cracked block, looking for best suggestions

Upon my top end rebuild I found a 2" crack at the water jacket. Curious what options I've got here. I already spent about $900 on new heads, intake, gaskets etc. prior to finding this. Wondering what...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-19-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By spievy79
The plot thickens.....I bought the edelbrock...

The plot thickens.....I bought the edelbrock performer intake BTW. Thank you to everyone for all the help. Anyway, I took the stock heads in to have them pressure tested and resurfaced and it turns...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By spievy79
Good deal, thanks for the quick reply!

Good deal, thanks for the quick reply!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By spievy79
Ok, thank you. Will these suggestions all bolt...

Ok, thank you. Will these suggestions all bolt up without any modifications? I have read in some other threads that in some circumstances I might need a new flame arrestor, can anyone attest to that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By spievy79
Advice on buying an intake for 351W

Had a chunk of my intake let loose and landed on two of my pistons last weekend. We pulled the heads off and found the hole in the intake. The pieces had welded themselves to the pistons. Which...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By spievy79
Now I'm more stumped on this one. As far as the...

Now I'm more stumped on this one. As far as the ground I replaced the main ground on the engine, cleaned its contact point up as well. So yesterday I started her up and the gauges jumped for about...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-19-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By spievy79
gauges on 351w spiking intermittently

hello its been awhile I finally got the boat finished, or so I thought. I went to start it up this evening after buying a brand new battery today, and it started up fine was running perfect, but the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-26-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By spievy79
Pertronix Ignitor vs. Ignitor II on 351

I am upgrading points to EI and wondered what people's thoughts were regarding the regular ignitor versus the Ignitor II. Will I need to get different spark plug wires with the Ignitor II? I just...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-24-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By spievy79
Thanks guys, I ended up just replacing all the...

Thanks guys, I ended up just replacing all the wires....ground,battery to solenoid,solenoid to starter, and all is well. I thought I destroyed some things with my wiring but turns out I did it right...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By spievy79
Would anyone see any harm in just going straight...

Would anyone see any harm in just going straight from the starter to the battery to eliminate the starter being bad?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-24-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By spievy79
Negative battery smoking trying to start

I had to rewire my boat's main engine to dash connections because when I removed the engine this fall two of the prongs on my 8 wire connector broke off due to corrosion. I decided to just wire...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-19-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By spievy79
Ok. Thank you for the heads up.

Ok. Thank you for the heads up.
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