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Forum: Formula
05-27-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

Looking good Tom. I know how frustrating those...

Looking good Tom. I know how frustrating those last needed bits can be. You’re right around the corner from first fire now. We may have to plan a bird migration to perdido key this summer. There’s a...
Forum: Formula
05-21-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

You have to be close now Tom.

You have to be close now Tom.
05-15-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By ph1971

Thatís hella cool! Prolly hella pricey too

Thatís hella cool! Prolly hella pricey too
Forum: General Q & A
05-12-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By ph1971

Thatís the answer I was hoping for. Thanks for...

Thatís the answer I was hoping for. Thanks for the help.
Forum: General Q & A
05-12-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By ph1971

Crossing the streams

I have a Bravo X drive and want to switch from the HP 90w gear oil to the Extreme HP 85w90 gear oil. Is just draining all of the green oil completely adequate? The label says not to mix different...
Forum: Formula
05-10-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,761
Posted By ph1971

Where are you guys finding these boats? That dash...

Where are you guys finding these boats? That dash looks like a brochure photo. Really great boat man
Forum: Formula
05-10-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 25,988
Posted By ph1971

Way to battle back Tom. I’m very glad to see you...

Way to battle back Tom. I’m very glad to see you rise from the ashes. The boat looks amazing!
Forum: Formula
04-17-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

I didnít notice that his intake didnít have that...

I didnít notice that his intake didnít have that provision. Mine came with it and I just removed the plug
Forum: Formula
04-17-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

Tom, I have a dual outlet therm housing that I...

Tom, I have a dual outlet therm housing that I found at CP. I ran a hose to each barb. There is a bypass from the top of the circ pump to the front of the intake that should allow for movement of...
Forum: Formula
04-16-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

I just reread your post and realized that I...

I just reread your post and realized that I answered the question you did not ask so ....
Forum: Formula
04-16-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

So the heat exchanger operates just like a...

So the heat exchanger operates just like a radiator except that it’s cooled by water, not air. The bypass is constant through the cooler and out of the exhaust, regardless of temperature. The coolant...
Forum: General Q & A
04-12-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,515
Posted By ph1971

With O2 sensors and good ignition, you can tune a...

With O2 sensors and good ignition, you can tune a carb to operate almost as well as efi. I am also sniper curious but the Inovate wide band has allowed me to get everything so tight, I don’t want to...
Forum: Formula
04-11-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,905
Posted By ph1971

Distant Thunder had a very healthy 292 a couple...

Distant Thunder had a very healthy 292 a couple years back and may have some info for you. This probably isn’t a light enough boat for 5 blades on bravo drives. I would guess 28-30p Bravo four blades...
Forum: General Q & A
04-06-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By ph1971

I am 3 yrs into a pair of Mr Gasket 5912’s...

I am 3 yrs into a pair of Mr Gasket 5912’s between pro 1’s and etops. So far so good. The gaske t should be fit to the exhaust side, so in our case round. Now if I could only keep the header bolts...
Forum: Formula
04-06-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By ph1971

There you go,285. Looks like you are clear to...

There you go,285. Looks like you are clear to transplant. Post some pictures along the way and good luck. Welcome to the Formula flock.
Forum: Formula
04-05-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By ph1971

I didn’t realize you were going to run cast...

I didn’t realize you were going to run cast manifolds and risers. With that hose length you will be fine at sb locations. The motor mounts are probably a different story but I don’t know off hand. My...
Forum: Formula
04-05-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By ph1971

https://www.hardin-marine.com/Instructions/Std_Mer...

https://www.hardin-marine.com/Instructions/Std_Merc_Exh_Locations.pdf

Unfortunately the locations are not the same, but it is pretty easy to move them. You will have to do a little glass work and...
Forum: General Q & A
04-02-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,700
Posted By ph1971

Iím not sure how to calculate that really. A lot...

Iím not sure how to calculate that really. A lot is the closest I can guess. We did a 750 mile trip up the Tennessee and Cumberland and I bought 300gal. So I have a pretty good idea of what I average.
Forum: General Q & A
04-01-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,700
Posted By ph1971

OK maybe it was just a three day weekend. My...

OK maybe it was just a three day weekend. My liver thinks it was 7 days. Like the skipper it runs on rum.
Forum: General Q & A
03-31-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,700
Posted By ph1971

I don’t know what your budget is, but I would...

I don’t know what your budget is, but I would absolutely build a 540 if you can. It will do everything easier and allow you to build in the safe zone everywhere. I did it with a Dart block and heads...
Forum: Formula
03-23-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

I had to go read your head bolt post in the tech...

I had to go read your head bolt post in the tech section to catch up. I have never experienced that washer spin problem (that I was aware of) . I will be much more wary in th future and I agree with...
Forum: Formula
03-16-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

I have seen a bunch of builds with the valve...

I have seen a bunch of builds with the valve cover spacers. I don’t know if they would provide the clearance you need but it may save you a few bucks. The e tops are very tight to the covers and I...
Forum: Formula
03-08-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

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I like the all black look. I used header...
Forum: Formula
02-02-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

I don’t think you have anything to worry about...

I don’t think you have anything to worry about with regards to piston to head interference. I’m would check piston to valve with some clay and pick a gasket that gets you closest to your target CR....
Forum: Formula
01-26-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,744
Posted By ph1971

I have found the same thing in oil pans with far...

I have found the same thing in oil pans with far fewer hours than yours. Even with an oil whip from the drain hole you don’t get the sediment out. I think it’s obvious that the flame arrestors that...
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