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Old 04-18-2013, 05:12 PM
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I guess ill take another run at the electrical issues just about all of the above has been replaced I do have a cheap autozone lifetime starter in it so thats possibly the issue. as for low hours I know the 85 we had was around 1500hrs and ran like a top
Starter motors need to be marine listed that auto zone unit is just waiting to go boom, uscg regulations...
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:55 PM
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Starter motors need to be marine listed that auto zone unit is just waiting to go boom, uscg regulations...
100% truth your family is worth it get a marine starter.

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Old 06-12-2016, 10:48 PM
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Engine rebuild question

I have a 1984 S&S with 351w. Blue smoke blowing out of crank vent at valve cover. I am guessing rings. Was going to r,I've engine and have it built. Anyone have an idea that might not involve a rebuild? Fouls plugs from oil smoke. Guessing it's blow-by.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:59 PM
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Cam and intake manifold recommendations for 351w rebuild

If I have to build the engine on my 1984 S&S, need recommendations of cam and intake manifold to increase engine output. Or any other good ideas. Boat has velvet drive 1:1. Any other ideas to get max power? Also, recommendations for better motor mounts? Just want the smoothest and best outcome for power. Does anyone stroke the 351w?
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:53 PM
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after sitting for the winter it hardly turns over. I have put a breaker bar on the crank and turned it by hand with the plugs out and it has 2 hard spots in the motor
no way that is normal... you got problems
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:51 AM
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I had the exact same symptoms on my 240SC (454 Indmar) a few years ago. Cranked perfect cold, but once it was hot was a beast to turn over. Even burned up a battery post pulling too many amps one evening. Just turned it over too much.

Even went so far as to take the starter to a re-build shop and had it bench tested. He said it was fine (sure with no load). Finally got hard-headed and stubborn and bought new starter. Poof! Problem gone. Definitely make sure you spend the extra $$ and get marine version. Intrinsically safe electronics are a must inside that engine compartment.
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