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Old 12-19-2011, 08:39 PM
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Engine Rebuild Time

Pulled the engine out of the boat today. Was able to get it out no problem. Will have the pictures up tomorrow, left the camera in my parents garage.

Started out by removing all the cushions in the back of the boat and the fiber glass section over the transmission/ gas tank. Was able to pull the engine out of the boat no problem with the hoist I had borrowed.

Engine is now at the engine shop, and just in time. They are getting all the motors in from the end of racing season, if we hadn't have already had the heads done there he would have told us to come back in a few months.

Time to go have a beer and relax.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:37 PM
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Picture time

Removed floor to move gas tank forward. Four attachment points


Once tank was forward I had some access to the transmission.



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Old 12-20-2011, 05:44 PM
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We used a harmonic balancer puller to push the prop shaft free. Had to get the shortest 3/4" fine thread bolt from the local supply shop along with the bolts seen to push it free.

We had a hard time getting the two bolts off it was hard to get a grab on the nuts. We used a crows foot on a 3/8" breaker bar and a socket on the bolt head. Took a while for that one.




To remove the engine we removed all of the mounting bolts from each plate after chaining the engine to the lift. We also removed the computer after try number 1.

We had to grab the chain a bit further forward due to the weight of the tranny.


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Old 12-20-2011, 05:46 PM
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And out she comes.







We used a napa lift part 520-6001, had room to spare between the trailer being dropped a bit more and lifting distance on the ram.

Out of the boat

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Old 12-20-2011, 05:47 PM
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Transmission off the engine.






And now the engine is at the shop.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:48 PM
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You got that done quickly. Why are you rebuilding it?
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:55 PM
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You got that done quickly. Why are you rebuilding it?
Part of piston #7 has gone missing.

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Old 12-20-2011, 05:58 PM
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Um, yah. That would do it.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:16 PM
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Wow!

That is a rather intimidating project.

Nice work so far.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:15 PM
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Looks like a great time to start cleaning and detailing the bilge. :-)
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