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06-07-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By TomZ

One of my Bravo drives did this back in the day....

One of my Bravo drives did this back in the day. It was the shift fork bouncing around a little. It sounded like a marble bouncing around in the top of the drive. I was told it wasnít a big deal.
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Forum: General Q & A
06-04-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By TomZ

The IAC passage can get full of gunk that in turn...

The IAC passage can get full of gunk that in turn could cause the IAC to open a little more to control idle. Iíd try cleaning the throttle body and IAC passage.
Forum: General Q & A
06-01-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,234
Posted By TomZ

Yep! I used to pretty much live over there on...

Yep! I used to pretty much live over there on that thread when I had the Stinger. I had mine running 77 with the 385. The SEI never complained once on that boat.
Forum: General Q & A
06-01-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,234
Posted By TomZ

SEI drives... you're going to hear more...

SEI drives... you're going to hear more complaints versus successes. That's the nature of internet forums. I blew up one of their drives, but it was my fault: heavy boat, torquey 383, and showing off...
Forum: Formula
05-26-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,733
Posted By TomZ

Making progress! Iím at the point where I...

Making progress!

Iím at the point where I can set the engines down on their mounts and bolt on the flywheel cover to get the final oiling, cooling, and fuel lines run.

...
Forum: General Q & A
05-22-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By TomZ

I saw the same with my 502s with factory oil...

I saw the same with my 502s with factory oil cooling and just about had a heart attack when they dropped to 20 lbs. Doing just as you described showed the same results, and when I did a tear-down on...
Forum: Formula
05-21-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,733
Posted By TomZ

Good to hear Dave. I saw you had some oiling...

Good to hear Dave. I saw you had some
oiling issues; Iím glad you got it figured out! Thankfully, the mains get oiling first on that block so you had at least some pressure at the bearings. I think...
Forum: Formula
05-21-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,733
Posted By TomZ

Iím trying!! ...

Iím trying!!

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The list is still long but...
Forum: General Q & A
05-12-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,497
Posted By TomZ

I'd very carefully look over the valley. I doubt...

I'd very carefully look over the valley. I doubt it was just the head, though you could be luckier than I usually am.

That really sucks.
05-12-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 90
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Views: 6,130
Posted By TomZ

Story of my life right now. I just went through...

Story of my life right now. I just went through one audit for PCI and now about to light-off a ISO 27001 gap analysis. At least we're focused on it, but we have to be for contracts. So many others...
Forum: General Q & A
05-10-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By TomZ

Compression around 12.5 to 13 with 92?? If using...

Compression around 12.5 to 13 with 92?? If using iron heads, I wouldnít do more than 9:1.

Weíre you meaning air/fuel ratio?
Forum: Formula
05-09-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,733
Posted By TomZ

Parts are starting to come in. I've got the heat...

Parts are starting to come in. I've got the heat exchanger mocked up, plug wires have been fit. Last thing to do is to get the wiring on the engine and configured to work without the MPI. Getting...
04-28-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By TomZ

And if going past Norfolk toward Carolina, Top...

And if going past Norfolk toward Carolina, Top Rack in Chesapeake has 93.
Forum: General Q & A
04-28-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By TomZ

You might be able to use the more available...

You might be able to use the more available intake if you can make the thermostat housing work. I think that's the real difference, but someone with more experience on this I'm sure will chime in.
Forum: Formula
04-28-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,733
Posted By TomZ

The fuel pump is mounted on the lower left-side...

The fuel pump is mounted on the lower left-side of the engine (old cool fuel bracket) so running up the back is convenient. Iíll also not have to deal with fuel and closed cooling plumbing all in the...
Forum: Formula
04-27-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,758
Posted By TomZ

Not sure I'd say they're ugly without the ST... ...

Not sure I'd say they're ugly without the ST...

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Forum: General Q & A
04-26-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 27,452
Posted By TomZ

I was guessing 565. :)

I was guessing 565. :)
Forum: General Q & A
04-25-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 27,452
Posted By TomZ

And the envelope please..... ???

And the envelope please.....

???
Forum: Formula
04-25-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,733
Posted By TomZ

Hahaha!! Donít knock it... the foam cat ears...

Hahaha!!

Donít knock it... the foam cat ears really help break falls!

:santa:
Forum: General Q & A
04-24-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,266
Posted By TomZ

I couldnít live with the restriction in the...

I couldnít live with the restriction in the filter head. The fitting is 8AN but is a little larger than the inside diameter of a 8AN fitting. With that I decided to pick up this:

...
Forum: Formula
04-24-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,758
Posted By TomZ

The difference in props could be the model. A...

The difference in props could be the model. A Mirage vs a Mirage Plus will be different and could load the engines harder.

4600-5000 is the rpm range of the 454 Magnum/Bravo. (Ď88-up).

The...
Forum: General Q & A
04-20-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,502
Posted By TomZ

Not that hard at all for someone familiar with...

Not that hard at all for someone familiar with TIG welding. And Eddie has the process down perfect.

Iím going to run FASTís dual channel AFR meter. Itís a little over $500 with 20-foot cables....
Forum: General Q & A
04-18-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,502
Posted By TomZ

Carry a spare carb... lol!! Iím not against...

Carry a spare carb... lol!!

Iím not against fuel injection. If thatís the impression I made, thatís not the point I was really trying to get at. In fact Iím really excited about it.

Yes, I have...
Forum: General Q & A
04-17-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By TomZ

I think your answers are here: ...

I think your answers are here:

https://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/electronics/365232-repower-496mag-ho-harness.html

It looks like it depends on the generation. Older used a 10-pin harness plug...
Forum: Formula
04-15-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,733
Posted By TomZ

Going black... ...

Going black...


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I was contemplating...
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