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Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 09-23-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By balinsteadt
how to internal butterfly flapper?

how do I install an internal butterfly flapper?

This is what I got:
http://www.cpperformance.com/p-12576-4-internal-butterfly-style-rubber-replacement-exhaust-flapper.aspx

The little button...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 09-13-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By balinsteadt
OK, I finally got my new exhaust manifold in the...

OK, I finally got my new exhaust manifold in the mail.

The manifold has slots on each side, where it bolts to the riser, for the water jackets and the gaskets have slots on two sides and small...
Forum: General Q & A 09-05-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,964
Posted By balinsteadt
shows what I know.. haha!! Good luck! :lolhit:

shows what I know.. haha!! Good luck! :lolhit:
Forum: General Q & A 09-03-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,263
Posted By balinsteadt
I ran out of money... so I'm trying to fix it...

I ran out of money... so I'm trying to fix it myself.
Forum: Midwest 09-03-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By balinsteadt
Freaking KC fox news!!!! so much for breaking...

Freaking KC fox news!!!! so much for breaking news!!!
Forum: Midwest 09-03-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By balinsteadt
LOTO boating accident on fox news 9-3-12

Saw the best footage of a boating accident that could not have ended better just now on fox news that was shot from an onboard camera mounted to the dash. Let me say that no one was seriously hurt...
Forum: General Q & A 09-03-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By balinsteadt
Maybe a bad battery? Have you tried switching the...

Maybe a bad battery? Have you tried switching the batteries around to see if the problem moves with the batteries? Just an idea... Hope you get it figured out, but I can feel too bad... at least...
Forum: General Q & A 09-03-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,964
Posted By balinsteadt
most people will tell you automotive engines have...

most people will tell you automotive engines have no buisness being in the water...

My thoughts: Your gonna spend a FORTUNE to bring these automotive engines to a standard thats...
Forum: General Q & A 09-03-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By balinsteadt
I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume your asking if a prop 1 on drive 1 will hit the drive when you trim it up... the answer is no. Unless something breaks, and breaks a lot.

If your...
Forum: General Q & A 09-03-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By balinsteadt
Ok, so I dont really know a whole lot about boat...

Ok, so I dont really know a whole lot about boat mechanicals but I have been mostly lurking on this website for a couple years now... so take this for what its worth...

My first thought would be...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 09-03-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,083
Posted By balinsteadt
Sorry to hear that! Wish I had some advice but...

Sorry to hear that! Wish I had some advice but this is out of my area of expertise! I'll be following this thread though because I'm planning a rebuild in a couple years and "love a good...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 09-03-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By balinsteadt
Thanks for the advice! I dont have a compressor...

Thanks for the advice! I dont have a compressor and I dont have a bicyle or a pump for that matter. I also dont have electric to my detached garage (hence why I havent bothered buying a...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 09-03-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By balinsteadt
It wasn't the riser bolts, they were all there. ...

It wasn't the riser bolts, they were all there. It was the exhaust manifold bolt on the starboard engine starboard side, the bolt closest to the front of the engine.
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 09-02-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By balinsteadt
OK, an update: I don't have air tools or a...

OK, an update:

I don't have air tools or a compressor for that matter, so I did some research and found out that acetone has 1/5 the molecular density of water and at average atmospheric pressure...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 08-31-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By balinsteadt
Sorry, but would you mind elaborating on how I...

Sorry, but would you mind elaborating on how I might test the manifolds? I'm admittedly a noob when it comes to any sort of mechanical issues but I feel confident in my ability to follow detailed...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 08-31-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By balinsteadt
new or used gaskets?

OK, its labor day weekend... I'm hydrolocked with a good compression test (not a leakdown). All the parts stores are officially closed till Tuesday. I have a bad exhaust manifold. But I have some...
Forum: General Q & A 08-30-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By balinsteadt
engine synchronizer gauges

Seems like engine synchronizer gauges are going away... can anyone tell me why this is? As a boating newbie I have been told they are great, but in looking at a lot of boats, it seems like they are...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 08-30-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,620
Posted By balinsteadt
If I weren't married I would just put a garage...

If I weren't married I would just put a garage door on my living room... Could you imagine watching the super bowl from the sun pad?!
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 08-30-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,148
Posted By balinsteadt
That was beautiful! Like a romance novel for...

That was beautiful! Like a romance novel for boat enthusiast!:kiss:
Forum: General Q & A 08-30-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By balinsteadt
I'm assuming your on the potomac... There used to...

I'm assuming your on the potomac... There used to be a dock-n-puke I cant remember the name of just north of Quantico. The wife and I went there alot for hush-puppies. You should check it out!

I...
Forum: General Q & A 08-30-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,798
Posted By balinsteadt
Glad to hear your back on the water for Labor...

Glad to hear your back on the water for Labor Day!:party-smiley-020:
Forum: General Q & A 08-30-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By balinsteadt
Again, I'm not a mechanic, but if your boat was...

Again, I'm not a mechanic, but if your boat was truly running 240*F I dont think it would run long. I would lean towards a faulty gauge. Have you checked that?
Forum: General Q & A 08-30-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By balinsteadt
I've heard that with a thermostat removed and raw...

I've heard that with a thermostat removed and raw water cooled you should be sitting at about 120ish* depending on the lake water temps.

Though I am NOT a mechanic, I know 240 is WAY TOO HOT to...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 08-30-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By balinsteadt
:hijack: Griff, Your a genious! I want to come...

:hijack: Griff, Your a genious! I want to come boating with you some day and pick your brain over a 6-pack!

Ok, sorry, back to the posters thread...
Forum: Grand Lake/LOTO/E-Dock 08-29-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By balinsteadt
Terra Miranda/Grand Lake?

We are in KC. My wife wants to take our boat to Terra Miranda to have it serviced. Anyone want to vouch for their service? I am out of options here in KC, so its road trip time for service. I...
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