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Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-17-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Hydraulic Steering when is it necessary?

If you're on a budget and can do your own wrenching, see this post for full hydraulic.
http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119296
If not, you're at about 2X his cost for add-on, and...
Forum: General Q & A 01-17-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,987
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Installing hydraulic steering.

I'm guessing your 2.5" differential was from the drive not swinging fully one way or the other. Tiller arm hitting inside?
Anyway, looks like you got the job done. I built almost the exact setup on...
Forum: General Q & A 01-17-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,250
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: camshaft wear

I've heard 2 things on various auto/engine forums.
1) Bad batch of cores from china. Just poor grade material.
2) Comp cams recently cam out with a statement blaming changes in oil formulation....
Forum: General Q & A 01-13-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Oil in TRS bellows

Could be either tranny or drive. Red is usually tranny fluid. Or if you're real lucky it's just motor oil, tranny fluid, drive lube, or bilge gunk that spilled on the tranny tailstock and ended up in...
Forum: General Q & A 01-13-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Cylinder leakage

Yeah but you need to loosen all the rockers so the valves stay closed.
If you check at TDC, the engine could turn over if it's not exactly at TDC. That's especially true on small engines. You'll...
Forum: General Q & A 01-13-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,607
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: 256 Blowers Who's Best? B&M, Weiand, Blower Shop

Ask about the rear bearings.
As I understand it, some are sealed, some are in an oil bath. The sealed ones do not seem to last very long.
Gary
Forum: General Q & A 01-12-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Cylinder leakage

Just buy one. After buying 2 guages and a regulator, it's more trouble/cost than it's worth.
But if you've got A LOT of free time. Here are instructions:
http://www.xs11.com/tips/misc/misc3.shtml...
Forum: General Q & A 01-12-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Built 496 w/ Weiand 525sc blower...Need advice

They were running Demons, 650s I think.
Try the holley wesite, they have a lot of good info, even on marine supercharger setups.
They have a tech line too. Never tried it, but it may help
Forum: General Q & A 01-12-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Built 496 w/ Weiand 525sc blower...Need advice

Center ones were very rich, especially at idle (black plugs). Lots of loading up, rpm oscillations, even with MSD.
CMC around here sets their 502/250 blower motors with twin carbs, and they have a...
Forum: General Q & A 01-12-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Built 496 w/ Weiand 525sc blower...Need advice

The 177 used on the 525SC is pretty much at it's limits on the 454. The 250 is a great combo with around 500 cid.
I just did some work on a 502, intercooled, 250, with a single dominator. Fuel...
Forum: General Q & A 01-10-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: 454/365 question

Might be worth a set of low compression pistons if you're doing a rebuild.
The 525SC CR is only 7.5:1.
Forum: General Q & A 01-10-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Tech, Mech, Apprentice

Hmmm, my training is in designing drugs.
I just break a lot of stuff that I have to fix myself, because there are so few real marine mechanincs around LOTO.
Gary
Forum: General Q & A 01-06-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,664
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: what is the ideal water temp for a hi po n/a engine?

I've always run the coolest that allows the oil to get up to temp.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-06-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,283
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Did Scarab ever make a 50' hull?

That's been sitting there, uncovered, forever.
But then again, it's not like Scarabs were known for stringer or transom rot issues when left out like that. :p
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-04-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: LOTO- $3 million Penthouse Glass High Rise Condos Coming

[QUOTE=wiggler4490], Skies will be from dog days to lake port marina, they have 5 docks with 97 slips, 88 units. . QUOTE]

From that it sounds like Caseys old burned down place next to Dog Days. He...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-04-2006, 02:13 PM
Forum: General Q & A 12-20-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: what to look for and what to stay away from in used #6 drives

Check with BAM, or someone who rebuilds them. My understanding is that early 6 wet sump parts are getting hard to find.
Forum: General Q & A 12-14-2005, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,255
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: How much (or just how) to change a bad lifter?

Oops, 96 was start of Gen VI. Yep they'll be more than $200, especially if you buy Merc parts.
Forum: General Q & A 12-14-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,255
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: How much (or just how) to change a bad lifter?

I expect they're changing all the lifters.
To pull the intake, change all lifters, put everything back together + parts (hydraulic lifters + gaskets), then adjust them, is almost a full days work....
Forum: General Q & A 12-14-2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Hawk 525SC cam suggestion

IMHO, 13 is too little initial on a blower motor and 35 is too much.
The Tbolt IV V6 box gives about 20 initial, 30 total. Perfect.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-14-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,742
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Documenting a boat

Go to the USCG website. It has all info on documenting and you wont be charged extra. You can do it yourself.
Go to the State of MO website. It lists the fees, ie In lieu of tax" and everything else...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-12-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,176
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: LOTO EXPANSION and PRICING on FIRE

I like the way you think! :D
Forum: General Q & A 12-12-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,928
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Mercruiser Part Numbers HELP?

The internals/heads on the 330 will be different from your 370. But from your list, the only thing that might be different is the intake manifold gasket.
Thry this:...
Forum: General Q & A 12-12-2005, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Hawk 525SC cam suggestion

Both Hawk and Merc run lower compression on their 525SC.
The Hawk is a little more conservative. Timing is set at 26 total.
Try a smaller blower pulley without changing the timing. I ran the next...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-06-2005, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Gary Anderson
Re: Staggered vs sbs

The drives are lower, going down the V, relative to the center of gravity. This allows a higher X dimension, relative to the bottom of the boat. So you can run 1-2" higher X diimension, still have...
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