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Old 11-05-2004, 05:54 PM
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Yes my GTO 400 had that also.


Why do they have the oil filter upside down?
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Yes my GTO 400 had that also.


Why do they have the oil filter upside down?
So it will make a mess when you unspin it... also .. so that you cannot fill it before you put it on... that way all the air inside has to pass through the bearings before any oil gets there.... in other words.. Because some moron designed it that way.
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Hmmmm damn Mercruiser people
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The TRI-HULL runabout

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Manatee Zones, I know it's not "engineered" but it is "engineered against us".
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Center rise exhaust manifolds.
It's almost impossible to pull the valve covers without pulling the manifolds.

I recently adjusted the valves on my buddy's triple engine boat with GIL's.

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Old 11-05-2004, 10:21 PM
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Punch the top of your filters so it will drain before taking them off. Now if they're sideways like mine your screwed every wich way!
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How about this one?

It's all just a matter of weight and balance.

I avoid calling this a redneck roller coaster. As there are a fair share of rednecks around here.

None dumb enough to ride this one.

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It wasn't wood... it was phenolic resin with cloth laminated in it... but it can look like wood. Pontiac 400's had them... they were notorious for failing. Ford used them in the gear drive camshafts on the V-12's... they were a little more successful there.
Which V-12 are you referring too?
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Which V-12 are you referring too?
This kind of V-12.... or didn't you know Ford built a V-12?... They were in the Late 30's to late 40's Lincolns and Zephyrs.........
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