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by Svend
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 Trojan 318 engine performance
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: 1977 Trojan 318 engine performance

hi prowlerfish can you explain Photo tach to check your tachs I am a newbie on engines also, would love to hear your thoughts on 3 glad vs 4 blades... and your thoughts on goals for a cruiser boat with most time spent at low speed cruising, and then wanting to get home quickly sometimes (but never n...
by Svend
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 Trojan 318 engine performance
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: 1977 Trojan 318 engine performance

great ideas!!

3 blades or 4 ?

what is a good way to test tach's to make sure they are accurate...

thanks!

Svend
by Svend
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 Trojan 318 engine performance
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: 1977 Trojan 318 engine performance

Thanks for reply!

the prop has this stamped on it: 14 R 11
and they are 3 blade props

look forward to your thoughts!

Svend
by Svend
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 Trojan 318 engine performance
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

1977 Trojan 318 engine performance

1977 Trojan 318 engine performance issues?! I have twin 318's, electronic ignition, one helm my best performance is 3100 RPM and 29 MPH my props are factory size, and specs... I seem to read a lot of people getting 4000 RPM, and higher speeds... so all you engine performance people on here!! what is...
by Svend
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Strange Electrical and Battery issues
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Strange Electrical and Battery issues

I thought I would describe a strange issue I had this past weekend on my 1977 F30 Express with 2 318's. I noticed on my weekend outing that my Starboard engine voltmeter was reading 0, no voltage at all So I headed into my dock, and turned engines off... I tried to start Starboard engine but battery...
by Svend
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Stewart Warner Guages
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Stewart Warner Guages

I am putting 2 new stewart warner temp gauges in my 77 f30 with 318’s that i got on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FT303I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 what temperature sensors should i get for block to send electric signal up to new gauges? i know senders should mat...
by Svend
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 water temp gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 473

1977 water temp gauge

1977 water temp gauge for trojan F30 express

where is a good place to find a replacement...

thanks

Svend
by Svend
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Chrysler 318 Engine help overheating
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Chrysler 318 Engine help overheating

that is some great advice what is a normal reading on the round globe that covers the thermostat? by the way... my temperature gouge on helm, shows NO reading at all... I am thinking when my engine got to a VERY HIGH temperature, it damaging something, most likely the temperature sensor? thanks agai...
by Svend
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Chrysler 318 Engine help overheating
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Chrysler 318 Engine help overheating

Need some thoughts on an engine issue with my 1977 318. I was out the other day, and one of my freeze plugs popped out... it was a while before i noticed it, until i saw smoke in exhaust due to high engine temperature . when the freeze plug pops out, fresh water from lake does not get up into top of...
by Svend
Thu May 16, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 F30 Express Cruiser Battery Emergency Joiner
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: 1977 F30 Express Cruiser Battery Emergency Joiner

Great!!
Thanks for the thoughts!

I took my starter of the other day, and did not see the solenoid ... is it part of the battery combiner?
So if i want to remove Emergency combiner, I need to get a solenoid and hook that up?

Thanks!
by Svend
Tue May 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 F30 Express Cruiser Battery Emergency Joiner
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

1977 F30 Express Cruiser Battery Emergency Joiner

With my goal to simply my engine compartment, I want to remove the battery joiner in my 1977 F30 Express Cruiser with twin 318 engines... Does anyone have a writing diagram for this devise that sits between the 2 engines? Has anyone removed theirs and can offer some tips? I have a big bank of house ...
by Svend
Mon May 13, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Engine Synchonizer
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Engine Synchonizer

I want to remove my engine synchronizer on my 1976 Trojan F30 Express with 2 318's has anyone done this? What needs to be done... I don't want any connections between the 2 engines? I have read that some synchronizers actually sync the running of the 2 engines, but i don't think trojan's like mine h...
by Svend
Fri May 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1976 Chysler 318 rear engine freeze plug replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

1976 Chysler 318 rear engine freeze plug replacement

Greetings...
I blew out my freeze plug behind the bell housing on my 1976 Chysler 318 F30 Express boat. Have any of you been through this. Any advice on me doing this myself? Are there any good video's out there describing the process? Thanks for any help!
by Svend
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 4 barrel carbs and electronic ignitions
Replies: 1
Views: 842

4 barrel carbs and electronic ignitions

greetings all... I have a 1977 F30 EXPRESS with twin chysler 318's the carbs are 2 barrel... if i changed out carbs to 4 barrel, would i see a performance increase? what other benefits would there be? also... i have the stock , original electronic ignitions. what are benefits of going with a modern ...
by Svend
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: converting 1976/77 F30 EXPRESS to FLYBRIDGE
Replies: 1
Views: 726

converting 1976/77 F30 EXPRESS to FLYBRIDGE

Is it feasible to convert 1976/77 F30 EXPRESS non flybridge to FLYBRIDGE capability ? main goals would be steering and engine controls

Thanks!

Svend