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Old 07-27-2013, 10:18 PM
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The motor is ready to go back into the boat!!!! I can not believe how long it took me to wire it and put all the brackets on. I did not disassemble it, the PO pulled the motor and things were not marked very will. SP Maristar provided me with a lot of photos and his boat that helped tremendously. I found a was missing a few things, the oil pressure sender, some spacers and a few brackets. Skidim has the one throttle clip I was missing and I had a fuel pump bracket made at work.

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I also changes the head water bleeders to the front of the motor (back of the boat):





Replacement fuel pump bracket:



I still need to repack the stuffing box, reassemble the shaft and prop assembly and change the trans seal on the side that meets the motor.

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Old 07-27-2013, 10:21 PM
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Do I just plug the fitting on the water pump? My boat does not have a heater or a shower. The PO had an aftermarket temp sender there but I installed it in the head.



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Old 07-27-2013, 10:30 PM
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I also worked on my dash panels today.

Before:


After:




What it would have looked like originally:


I had the vinyl shop that made the Capacity Stickers make these. I installed them myself, I'm happy with the way it turned out. I wish my old pieces were a little smoother to begin with, I can see some imperfections under the vinyl. I will do more of a write up on it latter in a different thread.

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:13 AM
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Oh, that dash looks slick! I might have to think about mine...
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:07 PM
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Do I just plug the fitting on the water pump? My boat does not have a heater or a shower. The PO had an aftermarket temp sender there but I installed it in the head.



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Steve, AWESOME job. I have the same engine on my 225VRS and that fitting is capped off on mine. Keep up the great work.

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:54 PM
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I was able to make up a few wrenches to fit the packing nut (2") and the lock nut (1 7/8"). We have a waterjet a work and I programmed to cut them out of 1/4 stainless steel.





It's the strangest thing, on both nuts only 2 sets of the sides are the same and one is smaller so the wrench fits snug on 2 of the three sides and lose on one side. Does anyone have any idea of why that would be?

I also cut my packing and inserted that into the nut.



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Old 07-29-2013, 09:56 PM
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Steve, AWESOME job. I have the same engine on my 225VRS and that fitting is capped off on mine. Keep up the great work.

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Thank you for the compliment and the information.

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Old 07-29-2013, 10:53 PM
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Looking good! Those wrenches are very cool. Get ready for the order requests to flow in. Nice work and something you can be proud of.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:59 PM
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I was able to make up a few wrenches to fit the packing nut (2") and the lock nut (1 7/8"). We have a waterjet a work and I programmed to cut them out of 1/4 stainless steel.





It's the strangest thing, on both nuts only 2 sets of the sides are the same and one is smaller so the wrench fits snug on 2 of the three sides and lose on one side. Does anyone have any idea of why that would be?

I also cut my packing and inserted that into the nut.



Steve
Oh, sure- take the easy way and make your wrenches! The rest of us had to scrounge for the crappy ones that are sold by Snap On and other dealers.

Why didn't you just buy some?
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:57 AM
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Oh, sure- take the easy way and make your wrenches! The rest of us had to scrounge for the crappy ones that are sold by Snap On and other dealers.

Why didn't you just buy some?
I figured I've spent enough money on Snap-on and S&K tools, should I have Snap-On engraved on them?
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