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  • Birthday 12/02/1945

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  1. It's always nice to hear what the final outcome to a problem is. See you on the Rancocas Creek.
  2. Try an external fuel tank to eliminate anything before the fuel pump.
  3. If the leak is only in the water jacket, which it appears to be, throw some J B Weld on it until the parts arrive.
  4. I agree with covering the windshield. I had a canvas guy come out and he did most of the work in my back yard. It was his very first cover (he is also a friend) we worked together and it came out extremely well. He stitched the seams so they are waterproof. I also don't need a support prop to hold up the center of the cover. I'm very happy with it. Hopefully you can find a good canvas guy.
  5. Without the tool you can put a Philips head screw driver in each round indentation then use another screw driver to turn it counter clockwise.
  6. The Duo boat manufacturer offered the 301 cubic inch Buick engine. To find the year of the boat look on the aft starboard area of the hull for the VIN number. The last two digits will be the year the boat was made. If there is a hyphen and then more numbers it will be the last two digits before the hyphen. The Buick starter was typical of General Motors with the solenoid and bendix drive mounted on the starter. The solenoid should receive a 12 volt supply to the S position (small wire) when the key is turned to the start position. I 'm not sure what two solenoids you have replaced and if they are in the starter circuit. I hope this helps.
  7. On my last boat the memory wire came directly from battery #2, not through the switch. That way turning the selector switch off did not effect the memory. On the gauge lighting, is there a dimmer switch that might be turned down. Hope this helps.
  8. A friend used a Teflon cutting board to make a couple of small blocks for his boat instead of buying a piece of starboard. In his case it work very well
  9. Have you eliminated the oil pressure sending unit as the problem. You can temporarily install a simple mechanical oil pressure gauge to get an actual reading.
  10. After the chirp starts pull the belt and see if it disappears. with the belt off manually spin everything that you can and see if you hear the chirp or feel a roughness in any of the pulleys.
  11. I never used the plastic wrap/rubber band method but go for it.
  12. If it is not time to change the impeller, pull the hoses and the metal brace. You can do this even with the boat in the water. you will get some water in the bilge so some people plug the hose or lift it above the water line. I would mark the hoses (upper, lower?) because you can mix them up.
  13. It sounds like you traced down every thing you need. Nice and thanks for the update.
  14. Is this a crank no start or are is it a no crank situation. If it cranks two quick checks first spray (a little) starter fluid to see if it is a no fuel problem. If nothing check for spark. I use an induction timing light on either one of the plug wires or on the distributor center wire. If it is a no crank situation hold the ignition switch in the start position for 5-8 seconds and see if that helps
  15. When testing the yellow cable put one lead of the ohmmeter on the loose end of the yellow wire to some clean metal on the engine the alternator housing is usually a good contact for engine ground. When you test the ohmmeter by putting its two leads together you will get a reading of zero or very close to it. When you are testing the cables you should get approximately the same reading.
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