Search found 607 matches

by mikeandanne
Tue May 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 318 freeze plug rusted through
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: 318 freeze plug rusted through

Dorman makes an expandable rubber plug for repairs like this, I have used them when there is no extra room. Google dorman expandable freeze plug repair. There are u tube videos. But if you can swing a hammer enough to knock the new plug in, it will be better to replace properly with brass plugs. If ...
by mikeandanne
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Spring Project 154: Carburetor Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Spring Project 154: Carburetor Upgrade

An issue I had was getting to match the angle of the inverted flare fittings, especially at the fuel pump....if you get it wrong it will leak....eventually I just used the old line that had the right angles , cut it and put the rubber marine fuel hose between with the inline filter in that section. ...
by mikeandanne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 318 no oil pressure
Replies: 46
Views: 8087

Re: 318 no oil pressure

Check the gear on the intermediate shaft...... seems to me there was a roll pin.....perhaps the pin is broken.
by mikeandanne
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: What’s wrong with this picture?
Replies: 25
Views: 2904

Re: What’s wrong with this picture?

Briank117 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Anything look off here?
Maybe the pic angle, but to me the rudders seem much larger than what we had on our 78 F32, which is a good thing , and our tabs were mounted on the transom like instatrim directions.
by mikeandanne
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Leaking Transmission
Replies: 16
Views: 3141

Re: Leaking Transmission

Sometimes if the shaft alignment is out it is possible to make the seal leak. Not saying this is the case, but someone has been doing something there judging by the new bolts. A quick check might rule that out.
by mikeandanne
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Displaying Engine Gauges on Chartplotter
Replies: 12
Views: 2740

Re: Displaying Engine Gauges on Chartplotter

Aha, it actually looks like something I could actually do :wink: maybe. Does this RS11 connect directly to the gage wiring with no interfaces then ?

That would be great considering all the drama ( extra boxes,data backbones etc.) with some other providers.

Mike
by mikeandanne
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Displaying Engine Gauges on Chartplotter
Replies: 12
Views: 2740

Re: Displaying Engine Gauges on Chartplotter

I have a question. How can you verify the accuracy of what you are seeing ? The reason I am asking is because you changed a value, how did you know what it would produce. With old instruments there was a voltage range/air pressure range etc.,you could test the linear accuracy, but this stuff baffles...
by mikeandanne
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 12 Meter Pulpit
Replies: 31
Views: 5745

Re: 12 Meter Pulpit

Try a little heat on the plate and a wire like a guitar string under the plate to cut the caulk, also some heavy fishing line.
by mikeandanne
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 12 Meter Exhaust Pipe Cracked
Replies: 16
Views: 2815

Re: 12 Meter Exhaust Pipe Cracked

Can the cracks be covered if you slip a new hose on further ? If so just drill a small hole at the end of the cracks to stop them cracking further clean and fill with epoxy and then put the hose on to cover the repaired area.Just an idea.
by mikeandanne
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Gas Vapor Detection...
Replies: 14
Views: 2809

Re: Gas Vapor Detection...

In this case, the manufacturer has been out of business for over a decade. A similar manufacturer's test procedure is to use unlit butane gas from a lighter, but I don't know if that will work with Scentry's product. Well, hate to be the bearer here , if that is the case then that equipment is of n...
by mikeandanne
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Gas Vapor Detection...
Replies: 14
Views: 2809

Re: Gas Vapor Detection...

Follow the instructions from the maker, as the plastic bag is a bad idea. You may damage the sensor with too high a concentration and then need to replace it. I repaired gas testing equipment for years. Actually there may be a test gas which is designed to test the functions properly, with no damage...
by mikeandanne
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Overheating Chrysler 360
Replies: 12
Views: 2516

Re: Overheating Chrysler 360

I the manifolds are clear all the way through from one end to the other. That does not mean they are not plugged down lower, but that would not stop water from flowing to the risers, elbows, and out the exhaust. I'm going to pull the raw water pump again to inspect if it does not draw antifreeze fr...
by mikeandanne
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WOT
Replies: 23
Views: 4223

Re: WOT

Yes, Yes and Yes. We actually blew out a ton of carbon. Floating all over the place at start up. Marina mechanic was there, he confirmed. Next day could not get engine to fire up. Checked for fuel, checked compression, cleaned up the distributor cap. ok pulled a plug YUK dry black fuzzy. Others wet...
by mikeandanne
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WOT
Replies: 23
Views: 4223

Re: WOT

Away, do your spark plugs look black and furry and the carbs run rich ( real smelly exhaust)?
by mikeandanne
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WOT
Replies: 23
Views: 4223

Re: WOT

Old engines do not like high loads and rpm as there are only so many cycles in a set of connecting rods. Regardless of rebuild , unless they put new connecting rods in there as part of the rebuild ( I seriously doubt that ), If you are happy to run your boat as you already are, don't push it, IMO , ...