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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-18-2015, 02:04 PM
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Posted By megapea
Close up of the gasket.

Close up of the gasket.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-18-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,683
Posted By megapea
Finished the lettering and the gaskets from...

Finished the lettering and the gaskets from Skidim came in. Looks like the line up pretty close. Installation is next step. I hope it goes smoothly....they are so freaking heavy!!!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-14-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,683
Posted By megapea
Thanks for all the advice! I think the anti seize...

Thanks for all the advice! I think the anti seize is a good idea. I hadn't thought of that, but will be good insurance for future removal. I will post on how everything lines up when the gaskets come...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-14-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,683
Posted By megapea
Just finished painting my second exhaust manifold...

Just finished painting my second exhaust manifold off of my LT-1 engine. I just have to paint the "Mastercraft Power" letters black. I ordered a set of gaskets from Skidim yesterday morning and got...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By megapea
Yes, thatsmrmastercraft is correct. I ordered all...

Yes, thatsmrmastercraft is correct. I ordered all the gaskets from SKIDIM. When I removed the manifolds from the engine, I didn't see any remnants of gasket material either on the block, or the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-29-2014, 05:11 AM
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Posted By megapea
I used DupliColor engine enamel. It comes in many...

I used DupliColor engine enamel. It comes in many colors, an is stated good to up to 500 degrees. You can see the can in the background in the one pic. I primed it first after smoothing and sanding...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-05-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By megapea
Comparison of the two sides.

Comparison of the two sides.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-05-2014, 08:31 PM
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Views: 3,119
Posted By megapea
The first side finished. Just waiting for the...

The first side finished. Just waiting for the gaskets......and Spring!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-29-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By megapea
My MCOCD does not go as far as to finish the...

My MCOCD does not go as far as to finish the inside of the manifolds! LOL! I did get my Dremel tool and "ported" the passages a bit to " smooth out" the water flow. The OCD rears it's ugly head...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By megapea
I use the Royal Purple 15W40 full synthetic in...

I use the Royal Purple 15W40 full synthetic in mine. I get it at Walmart, and I also use the same oil in my Hurth ZF v-drive transmission.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-28-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By megapea
Another angle.

Another angle.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-28-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By megapea
Comparison.

Comparison.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-28-2014, 09:17 AM
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Views: 3,119
Posted By megapea
Priming.

Priming.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-28-2014, 09:15 AM
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Views: 3,119
Posted By megapea
The starting of the process.

The starting of the process.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-28-2014, 09:13 AM
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Views: 3,119
Posted By megapea
Smoothing & repainting exhaust manifolds

Well the boat is put away in my heated storage for the winter. I finally decided to tackle a project that has been bothering my OCD on my LT1 engine. All the really rough casting marks and seams on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-22-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By megapea
This is what the whole piece looks like. I will...

This is what the whole piece looks like. I will look for a brass replacement if I can find one.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-20-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By megapea
Riser hose connection replacement part

While reluctantly winterizing my boat today, I noticed that the hose connector that ties the two risers together was cracked (see attached pic). It says "Nelson" on it, and it looks like a garden...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By megapea
I have the 230 with the LT1. The room in the boat...

I have the 230 with the LT1. The room in the boat is very spacious, it it has no lack of power. I guess it all depends on your situation with family and friends that you plan on using the boat with....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-22-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By megapea
We'll I don't know if my stalling problem is...

We'll I don't know if my stalling problem is fixed or not, but I bought and installed a set of new wires (MSD Ignition 35599 Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set...which fit the LT1 great) and she ran...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By megapea
I plan on replacing the wires. Is there anything...

I plan on replacing the wires. Is there anything specific for the marine LT1, or will any automotive set work? The temp on my boat has never gone over 160 either idling or running full out. I will...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-07-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By megapea
Need help with LT1 intermittent stalling

This past weekend, took the boat ( 1999 Maristar with 571 hours) to my Aunts place at Conneaut Lake, Pa. Boat ran great 99% of the time, but it stalled two or three times when I brought it in to dock...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-05-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By megapea
Thanks! I am really pleased with how it turned...

Thanks! I am really pleased with how it turned out! About the pilot hole...it is right below the carpet. I would think that if you measure about 17" from the back base of your seat, and measure the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By megapea
Well I finished my table installation. My wife...

Well I finished my table installation. My wife got me the table from Overton's for fathers day. The hardest part of the install was drilling through the double wall aluminum floor. I started with my...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By megapea
Sounds like the cutlass bearing to me. Does it...

Sounds like the cutlass bearing to me. Does it make the sound when it is in the water? Water lubricates that bearing, and you shouldn't run it dry in your driveway for long.
Forum: Appearance 06-22-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,142
Posted By megapea
How did you get access to the rear "grab handle"...

How did you get access to the rear "grab handle" to take it off? I have some oxidation under mine and would like to buff it out. Looking inside mine I assume it is behind the 4 venting hoses, then...
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