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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-21-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By pasmadj
I have a question for you knowledgeable folks. ...

I have a question for you knowledgeable folks. How is timing advanced during acceleration? There isn't vacuum advance on the distributor. Is there some other method that I just don't know about...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-20-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By pasmadj
What I did during carb install

Thanks for your advice. When I installed the carb from National, we checked the plugs, and made sure the timing, dwell, were all as you said. It does respond well in the driveway in neutral. We...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-20-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By pasmadj
Another piece of information: Here is the...

Another piece of information: Here is the carburetor I installed last fall.
http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/marine/fourbarrelholley.aspx
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-19-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By pasmadj
I replaced the carb because I could not get the...

I replaced the carb because I could not get the boat to start. I would pump it like crazy, then turn it over. It would fire, but then immediately die. I couldn't even keep it running by pumping...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-19-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By pasmadj
Ford 351 Poor Acceleration

Boat is a '74 S&S with a Ford 351. I replaced the carb with a rebuilt Holley 4bbl last fall. I took it out for a day just before I put it away for the winter. It idled well, started well, and had...
Forum: General / Other 11-05-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By pasmadj
Interesting. Could you post a picture of your...

Interesting. Could you post a picture of your bow eye?
Forum: General / Other 11-04-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By pasmadj
I will try and get some pics soon. My bow eye...

I will try and get some pics soon. My bow eye has 2 threaded posts that go through the hull.
Forum: General / Other 11-04-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By pasmadj
'74 MC with loose bow eye

The bow eye on my '74 MC is loose and there is a gap of about 1/8" between its base and the gelcoat. I can remove my passenger seat without too much trouble. After that, how do I get to the bow...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
I have been exchanging emails with a guy from...

I have been exchanging emails with a guy from Sherwood. He has been helping me ID my raw water pump so I can get the proper impeller and gasket.

It is a Sherwood F75 (see photos). He says that they...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,301
Posted By pasmadj
Thanks bigmac. I have been exchanging emails with...

Thanks bigmac. I have been exchanging emails with a guy from Sherwood. I sent him this photo of the backside of my pump. It looks to me like the pump number is "F75". I also took some more...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-31-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,301
Posted By pasmadj
I've used that before in different applications. ...

I've used that before in different applications. I did think about using it again. I tried the Permatex Form-a-Gasket II - only because I had it in my toolbox. But, it may not up enough.

The...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-31-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,301
Posted By pasmadj
Raw Water Pump Gasket for '74 MC

I ordered a RW pump gasket from an MC dealer - over the phone. The one they sent me is a 4-bolt style (see photo). The gasket diameter is too small.

I attached pics of my pump.

I checked the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
Thanks. I have begun to understand that the...

Thanks. I have begun to understand that the L-seat is not stock.

Does your motor look similar to mine? Do you know anything about it?
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
Thanks. I did receive a couple of these from...

Thanks. I did receive a couple of these from some folks at PCM. These manuals show engines with the high rise exhaust manifolds. I'm not sure if that was a PCM design later than my motor, or, if...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
I uploaded pictures to my profile. A link to...

I uploaded pictures to my profile. A link to them is in my last post. Can you see them?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By pasmadj
Photos of kinked exhaust pipes - normal?

The pipes are flattened out as they turn to go through the floor. They also vibrate when the engine is running. Is this normal, or is due to failing pipes?
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
Photos (so-so) are now available

I meant to take pull the boat out into the driveway or road for photos. However, the weather did not cooperate. So, don't judge too badly.

This should give some of you more information about its...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
Small update: I measured my boat for the first...

Small update: I measured my boat for the first time last night. To my surprise, it came in at 17'-10" (tip of the bow rub rail to the transom rub rail. That helps also to date it?

Also, I have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
Nice pictures - of the boat. Looking closer, your...

Nice pictures - of the boat.
Looking closer, your gelcoat is textured. Mine is smooth.
You have a big vent above the transom. Mine has a very small round fuel tank vent.
Your stripe is metal flake....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-27-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By pasmadj
Does anyone know anything about the kinking of...

Does anyone know anything about the kinking of the pipes as they turn to go through the floor? Do I need to post some better photos?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-27-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By pasmadj
Does anyone know about the vibrating exhaust...

Does anyone know about the vibrating exhaust pipes? Is that normal, or is the pipe failing in some way?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-27-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By pasmadj
I think I would really prefer to install...

I think I would really prefer to install mufflers. When my exhaust ports clear the water, wow. All conversation in the boat gets difficult.

I have heard that engines are designed to operate with...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
TMCNo1: I did follow your link. I says that I...

TMCNo1: I did follow your link. I says that I have to send an email to an administrator. They will delete my account, and then I am supposed to re-register a different way. I don't want to lose...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
Hey, Thanks again guys. thatsmrmastercraft:...

Hey, Thanks again guys.

thatsmrmastercraft: thanks for the serial number decode. This means the serial numbers were different prior to 1978. I was curious why I had "07" for the manuf date. In the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,247
Posted By pasmadj
More Info from the original post-er

OK. You guys sure do go fast.

First, I am definitely a newbie on Team Talk. I have sent an email to the admin to get the status corrected. I have posted a few times already - some with pictures of...
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