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Forum: General Q & A
08-03-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Smitty275

Make sure you've got good fuel pressure. AND that...

Make sure you've got good fuel pressure. AND that it doesn't bleed off when you shut the engine off. Then make sure there's no obstruction in the cooler.
Forum: General Q & A
07-31-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Smitty275

Torque flights are about as easy as it gets. Any...

Torque flights are about as easy as it gets. Any reputable tranny shop should be able to handle it.
Forum: General Q & A
07-18-2022, 02:48 PM
Forum: General Q & A
07-01-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Smitty275

Well, I finally got to go out and see the...

Well, I finally got to go out and see the difference with the shortened barrel. (This prop had a flared barrel on.) It's totally different boat. Planes easily. Carries the bow much better and it...
06-24-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Smitty275

Prop shaft run-out

What allowable runout for a standard Bravo prop shaft. Last weekend a submerged log jambed between the prop and cavitation plate. When I put it in reverse it stalled the motor instantly. Found the...
06-21-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By Smitty275

Water pumps and oil coolers.

Going from a basically stock 330 Mag 454 to a n approximately 600HP 565 Dart build. Aluminum heads, etc. I know some hi-po mercs didn't use a circulation pump. They just used water straight from the...
Forum: General Q & A
06-21-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Smitty275

Best me to it.

Best me to it.
Forum: General Q & A
06-19-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Smitty275

Last night I shortened the barrel on a 24 Bravo....

Last night I shortened the barrel on a 24 Bravo. Will let you know the affects in a few days.
Forum: General Q & A
06-19-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,521
Posted By Smitty275

What did you use for assembly lube on the lifters...

What did you use for assembly lube on the lifters and cam lobes? Let us know what lobes failed when you get it apart. Bet I already know the manufacturer and it's not been mentioned.
Forum: General Q & A
06-16-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,259
Posted By Smitty275

I've had this oil discussion with several...

I've had this oil discussion with several different cam company people. The additives aren't all they're cracked up to be. The oils are engineered to do the job straight out of the bottle. Your not...
Forum: General Q & A
05-08-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Smitty275

Yes. Just get a cheap low minute low data plan on...

Yes. Just get a cheap low minute low data plan on it.
Forum: General Q & A
05-08-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Smitty275

I know a lot of guys that use an old cell phone...

I know a lot of guys that use an old cell phone with tracker software on it. Tuck it away and have it wired into the battery. Never goes dead. If it gets unhooked you still have about 24hrs of life...
Forum: General Q & A
05-08-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By Smitty275

Could also explain the collapsed piston skirts....

Could also explain the collapsed piston skirts. Wonder if someone got in a rush and forgot to put oil in. Or they flushed the motor between pulls with ice water and forgot to put water back in the...
Forum: General Q & A
05-08-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By Smitty275

Looks like who ever put those together kept the...

Looks like who ever put those together kept the two new pans for themselves.
Forum: General Q & A
05-08-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By Smitty275

Yes you need the windage trays. You can see where...

Yes you need the windage trays. You can see where they've been beaten and bent by crank/connecting rods. Either they were put back together with broken pans or you just didn't hear them coming apart....
Forum: General Q & A
05-03-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By Smitty275

If your just racing it you can 10-15 no issues....

If your just racing it you can 10-15 no issues. If it's gonna be ran for long duration keep it around 10 max. 7 is safer. Gotta say I've never seen an oil filter crumple. Biggest issue with running...
Forum: General Q & A
05-01-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Smitty275

I think it's called TBC. It's white in color.

I think it's called TBC. It's white in color.
Forum: General Q & A
05-01-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,678
Posted By Smitty275

The simple way is to get a pair of FloTek's good...

The simple way is to get a pair of FloTek's good oval port heads. Victor Jr. intake with a Dominator carb and a proper roller cam set up. You can easily run 10:1 on 89oct. in a BBC with aluminum...
Forum: General Q & A
04-29-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Smitty275

I've had a lot of pistons, bearings, and headers...

I've had a lot of pistons, bearings, and headers coated by Swain Tech. I've tried others too. They are absolutely the best. It's never came off. You will see a few HP out of piston and cylinder head...
04-28-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By Smitty275

Check out Walmart for the Quicksilver bottle in...

Check out Walmart for the Quicksilver bottle in quart bottles. Usually between 10 and 12 bucks. Less that 50 a gallon. They usually have both, the one for outboards and the one for sterndrives.
Forum: Prop Talk
04-28-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Smitty275

Did you pick up rpm when the barrel was cut a...

Did you pick up rpm when the barrel was cut a ears labbed?
Forum: Prop Talk
04-27-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Smitty275

Bravo FS props

So, has anyone made the switch to a Bravo FS? If so from what, and what were the results?
Forum: General Q & A
04-15-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Smitty275

Mobilb Delvac 1300 is an excellent oil and...

Mobilb Delvac 1300 is an excellent oil and usually around $12-$13 a gallon at Walmart. If it'll hold up to over the road turbo diesels it'll hold up in a boat. Been using it for years and it comes...
Forum: General Q & A
04-15-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By Smitty275

I've built and dynoed a lot of engines. I've used...

I've built and dynoed a lot of engines. I've used VR1, Amsoil Racing, Joe Gibbs, etc. right down to off the shelf Pennzoil and Valvoline and have never had a cam failure. If you gonna go with a...
04-06-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Smitty275

Start making posts till you count is high enough.

Start making posts till you count is high enough.
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