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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-17-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,418
Posted By FrankSchwab
Manny - I've never gotten a solid answer. I had...

Manny -
I've never gotten a solid answer. I had the trans out of the boat this year when I was replacing the engine, and I fully drained it. I put the Hurth recommended quantity of oil back in, and...
Forum: General / Other 10-17-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,771
Posted By FrankSchwab
I had the same problem of not being able to pump...

I had the same problem of not being able to pump new grease into the rudder box. Turned out that old grease had hardened in the weep hole on the outside, plugging it. You can't pump in more grease...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 10-16-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By FrankSchwab
Thanks for offering up this nearly-impossible to...

Thanks for offering up this nearly-impossible to find item, but I'm afraid it's a bit too far gone for me. I'm going to gently suggest it's tossable.
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 10-04-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,986
Posted By FrankSchwab
Well, we've built several boards but haven't...

Well, we've built several boards but haven't gotten far enough to hook them up to the boat, so I guess that's an issue that's gone unsolved...

What GPS are you using? Some of the newer ones have...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 10-02-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By FrankSchwab
I'm really concerned about damaging the bearings...

I'm really concerned about damaging the bearings on the transmission (See "Brinnelling" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brinelling ). They aren't designed to take an impact load of the type that the...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 10-02-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By FrankSchwab
Funny, I'm using the same (although I got the big...

Funny, I'm using the same (although I got the big puller singly). Had to grind the backside of the fingers to be able to fit it between the prop and the strut, but it works. It's not for the faint...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 10-02-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,986
Posted By FrankSchwab
This is such an excellent project. A friend and...

This is such an excellent project.
A friend and I have been working on something similar for, oh, about 10 years now - every now and then one of us gets a bit of time, and redesigns the system. We...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-24-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By FrankSchwab
Will you have a boat (or willing to rent one)? ...

Will you have a boat (or willing to rent one)? If so, Lake Powell is beautiful if you go 20 miles upriver to the more spectacular formations. There's a number of hotels that have recently gone up;...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By FrankSchwab
I have the OEMTools extractor, and am quite...

I have the OEMTools extractor, and am quite happy. I've used it a couple of times, and 9.5 quarts is a really nice capacity. Sucks the oil out in a couple of minutes, no need for electricity.

I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-18-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,502
Posted By FrankSchwab
Weak battery, corrosion on the connectors between...

Weak battery, corrosion on the connectors between the battery and the coil, etc. It's kinda weird, but the battery power goes to the helm, through the ignition switch, and back to the coil - it's a...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-14-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By FrankSchwab
I'll give you a little bumpity-bump-bump.

I'll give you a little bumpity-bump-bump.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,019
Posted By FrankSchwab
Got one of these, and it worked...

Got one of these, and it worked great:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BW393E2
Had an issue with it that I couldn't resolve - I left a note on their customer service page, got a phone call from...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-28-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By FrankSchwab
If you have a 63A, about 4.2 qts. Here's the...

If you have a 63A, about 4.2 qts.

Here's the service note: 180362
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-26-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By FrankSchwab
OP - Your situation sounds exactly like mine -...

OP -
Your situation sounds exactly like mine - boat running great, turned off, then engine wouldn't spin. For me, it turned out to be lack of oil (didn't tighten the oil drain after changing oil...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-26-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By FrankSchwab
From my readings here, the damper plate...

From my readings here, the damper plate occasionally fails, but seldom "explodes" taking the bell housing with it. There just isn't that much mass in the damper plate - unlike, for example, the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-20-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By FrankSchwab
Getting to those nuts is a royal PITA. I tried...

Getting to those nuts is a royal PITA. I tried all kinds of things, but ended up buying:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006L23738
The packing nut and lock nut are different sizes; I bought a...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-18-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By FrankSchwab
There's a metal (I though Aluminium, but perhaps...

There's a metal (I though Aluminium, but perhaps Steel) plate embedded in the fiberglass that provides the mechanical support for the bracket. It looks to me like, for some reason, the fiberglass...
Forum: For Sale: Watersports Equipment 08-17-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By FrankSchwab
I've got one that I'm ready to sell, but I can't...

I've got one that I'm ready to sell, but I can't imagine that shipping it is going to be a reasonable answer. Anyone coming to Phoenix who wants one, give me a call.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By FrankSchwab
That's an external fuel pump used on TBI engines....

That's an external fuel pump used on TBI engines. It's an easy replacement - get a Carter P-5000 kit, bolt it in, and you're good to go.
Forum: For Sale: Watersports Equipment 08-15-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By FrankSchwab
Still available?

Still available?
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 08-15-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By FrankSchwab
What size does it break down to? I'd be...

What size does it break down to? I'd be interested in a road trip for picking it up, if I could fit it in my car (not worth the effort to road trip in the truck). I've got a sedan that has perhaps...
Forum: Trailers 08-12-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By FrankSchwab
Oh, and disassembling the unit is pretty easy -...

Oh, and disassembling the unit is pretty easy - disconnect the brake line from underneath, remove the two snap rings shown in your picture, push the pins that the snap rings were on through the...
Forum: Trailers 08-12-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By FrankSchwab
My trailer was similar to that originally. I've...

My trailer was similar to that originally. I've since rebuilt it as a side-swinger.

There's no difference in the actuator in either case - this I think is the inner sliding...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By FrankSchwab
The high oil pressure might indicate a blockage...

The high oil pressure might indicate a blockage in one of the oil passages. This could happen if there was some other significant damage in the engine (something broke off and blocked an oil line). ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By FrankSchwab
Whether the picture is of a distributor with a...

Whether the picture is of a distributor with a vacuum advance or not is immaterial; the gear on the bottom is the same.
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