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Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:13 pm
by BradZ
Looking forward to spring to work on the F-32 sedan. Engine tune ups on the top of the list. My question is what spark plug wires is everyone using? Right know mine run in between the valve cover and exhaust manifold. It almost seems that I would have to remove the manifolds just to run new wires. I think I've read somewhere that the marine wires are actually longer for just this reason. I have the Chrysler 360 engines.
Next question is how often does the transmission fluid need changed? I only put on about 10-15 hours this past season, if that.
What kind of paint has anyone used on the side decks and for deck? What have you done about the hairline stress cracks before painting?
Has anyone used the zipper doors in their shrink wrap on the boat? Does it hold up all winter?
And a couple pictures to get us thru the winter.

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:08 am
by BradZ
All tucked away for the winter. I wanted to put a zipper door on but I'm not sure where to put it. I bought a 30" x 36" door. Any ideas? And I thought I had a nice size boat. Look at the monster they parked to the right of mine. LOL

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:13 am
by BeaconMarineBob
Here is a good picture of a large shrink wrap door we installed.

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:54 am
by BradZ
Thanks for the info Bob, I think I will go that route but split two doors one on the swim platform and then one to access the cockpit. I already bought a small 30 x 36 or I would just get a 30 x 72. So if I buy another 30 x 36 I should be able to keep them a foot or so apart from each other. So I'll just have to unzip the lower one. Get onto the swim platform and unzip the upper one and climb in.

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:21 am
by BradZ
Working on the A/C install. I'm happy to say that the 16,000 BTU Webasto Platinum Series unit is cooling the whole boat superbly. I also did some bilge clean up and painting. Aligned the port engine and shaft as it was rubbing the shaft log tube. Cleaned up the wiring in the engine bay and added my new battery box. Next up is the New Dometic Master Flush Macerator Toilet and holding tank install.

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:23 am
by BradZ
For some reason I cant add the pictures I have sorry folks...

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:42 pm
by prowlersfish
I see pictures

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:57 pm
by BradZ
It will only let me post one, then it cuts me off? I have a bunch of projects I would love to share as I have in the past but it wont let me.

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:43 pm
by BradZ
Could someone please explain why after over a year I can't post any pictures? Same phone camera same laptop. I have a lot of good info with pictures to share.

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:32 pm
by prowlersfish
Are you getting any messages ? I am not having any issues did several different ones . How many Trojans can you see ?

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:48 pm
by Away
4

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:14 pm
by prowlersfish
Away wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:48 pm
4

Good eye but I can see 7 . But I am cheating as I know what boats were there so can tell , the maroon canvas is a 10 meter the out rigers and white top tp the left are my 36 and so on . Behind the The Trojans you can see easily there are even more .


BradZ sorry about the side track , But I have no issues posting photos and trying see if any issues

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:15 pm
by prowlersfish
BradZ wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Could someone please explain why after over a year I can't post any pictures? Same phone camera same laptop. I have a lot of good info with pictures to share.
Any error messages ?

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:53 am
by BradZ
Under the status I get a yellow triangle. But no message, i would do a screen shot but it wont load up.... Its driving me crazy! Maybe I used up the amount of space available for use under one subject? I would like to keep this subject alive as its getting a ton of attention 38K views!!!

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:15 pm
by Moderator
Can you send me some of the these these photos , I spoke to Don . If I can''t post them , he will look into it more , not seeing a issue . Sending a PM with my email