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Forum: Formula 12-28-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By C_Spray
If you're still looking for a speedo, I have a...

If you're still looking for a speedo, I have a Gaffrig one from a 2000 382.
Forum: Swap Shop 10-15-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By C_Spray
So are others! At the moment, I'm planning to...

So are others! At the moment, I'm planning to re-use those, but you're #2 in line...
Forum: Swap Shop 10-14-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By C_Spray
2 sets of Stellings "Gray" headers for parts or salvage

Well, it looks as if after 15 years, my Stellings Gray (downturned) headers are at the end of their life. Before I ship them off to the scrapyard, is anyone interested in them for salvage parts to...
Forum: Formula 10-13-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By C_Spray
400SS's are sterndrive only; no pods. There have...

400SS's are sterndrive only; no pods. There have been various generations of the DP-H drive as power progressed from 330 to 400 hp, but I can find no real stories of widespread problems with the...
Forum: Formula 10-12-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By C_Spray
Some day, I'll exchange my 382 for a 400SS. ...

Some day, I'll exchange my 382 for a 400SS. Found a KILLER deal on a low-hour 2009 with all the bells and whistles, but the time isn't right yet. GLAD to see that you came through better than...
Forum: Formula 09-26-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By C_Spray
Not yet. Found a SMOKING deal on a 2009 400SS,...

Not yet. Found a SMOKING deal on a 2009 400SS, but the money part just isn't ready yet. I'm really happy with the TNT trailer that I just got, but this Eagle trailer is something else!
Forum: Formula 09-26-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By C_Spray
Hmmm.... Anyone (D2HP?) need an (adjustable) 15k...

Hmmm.... Anyone (D2HP?) need an (adjustable) 15k aluminum trailer - only 5 months old. I feel the need for an upgrade....
Forum: Formula 08-29-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By C_Spray
Good input, guys - thanks. Thinking it over, I...

Good input, guys - thanks. Thinking it over, I guess my first stab would be as follows:

On trailer, new valve springs and existing drives, no spares: $80k
On trailer, new valve springs,...
Forum: Formula 08-29-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By C_Spray
Sold. I accept PayPal. To build the...

Sold. I accept PayPal.

To build the equivalent boat now, with Ilmor 570s and IMCO's would run $615k MSRP / $461k Formula Direct.
Forum: Formula 08-28-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By C_Spray
Unique 2000 382 coming to the market - pricing?

Some of you may know my 2000 382 from various posts in the past. We are the original owners, and had it custom-built with the 600hp Innovation/Volvo power package (it still sports that setup)....
Forum: Formula 08-28-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By C_Spray
As near as I can tell, OilDyne (pump...

As near as I can tell, OilDyne (pump manufacturer) has never built two identical pumps. In all fairness, there are a number of high-pressure and return valve adjustments that can be made, but it's...
Forum: Formula 08-28-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By C_Spray
Formula step plates...

Formula step plates...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-28-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,365
Posted By C_Spray
Wow. This one really hurts. Bill was a great...

Wow. This one really hurts. Bill was a great guy, and will be sorely missed by all of us who met him. My condolences to all his loved ones...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 06-21-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By C_Spray
I've been around anodizing for decades. That's...

I've been around anodizing for decades. That's why I'm surprised that it wasn't effective in this application. Maybe seawater electrolysis defeats the anodizing. If I still had access to a lathe...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 06-21-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By C_Spray
Yup. A nasty problem defeated by patience and...

Yup. A nasty problem defeated by patience and persistence... ...and brute force.
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 06-21-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By C_Spray
By the way, here's the breakdown of what I've...

By the way, here's the breakdown of what I've been working on. Parts 25 through 32...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 06-21-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By C_Spray
Seems like brute force is the single biggest tool...

Seems like brute force is the single biggest tool in the box. I had tried twisting it with a 12" wrench several times with no luck. After I got it moving a little yesterday, I got a 24" wrench on the...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 06-19-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By C_Spray
OK, I spent a couple hours with a syringe...

OK, I spent a couple hours with a syringe squirting muriatic acid around the anodized part. It definitely had an effect, bubbling away with smoke and chlorine fumes. In the end, it looks like there's...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 06-19-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,043
Posted By C_Spray
I had the same thing a while back. New fuel...

I had the same thing a while back. New fuel filters did the trick...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 06-18-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By C_Spray
I've tried heating it a couple of times, but both...

I've tried heating it a couple of times, but both the shield and the offending part are aluminum, so there's not much differential expansion. (Plus, there is a 1/2" thick o-ring that seals the...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 06-18-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By C_Spray
The anodized piece is about 1-1/4" in diameter,...

The anodized piece is about 1-1/4" in diameter, and fits into a raw aluminum bore in the transom shield. The seal is accomplished via an o-ring. I've already decided that the anodized piece is scrap,...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 06-18-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By C_Spray
Dissolving aluminum corrosion

Has anyone had any real success in dissolving the corrosion that coats aluminum over time?

I've got an (anodized) aluminum piece that is stuck inside an aluminum casting, and have been soaking...
Forum: Formula 06-14-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By C_Spray
A shot of my repair job from yesterday. I used...

A shot of my repair job from yesterday. I used wedges to hold the seam way open so I could get the Plexus all the way up in there. I also squeezed the tip of the mixing nozzle from round to a flat...
Forum: Formula 06-08-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By C_Spray
If you tackle this fix on your own, don't skimp...

If you tackle this fix on your own, don't skimp on the prep and attention to detail. I (uncharacteristically) rushed the job 5 years ago, and am now doing it right. Clean out all the old crap, make...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-26-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By C_Spray
Out of hibernation! Miami Boat Show 2017, anyone?

After about 3 years of getting moved into "The House", I've dusted off the old keyboard to rejoin the wacky world of OSO.

Item #1 is a survey of who's going to the 2017 Miami Boat Show, and how to...
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