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  • Birthday 12/02/1945

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  1. One way to check them would to pull the valve covers and use a dial indicator and compare the intakes with each other and the exhausts with each other. This will give you the condition of the cam and a relative condition of the lifters. If one (or more) aren't the same as the others pull the lifters and use a solid rod the determine if it might be the cam or a collapsed lifter.
  2. For launching and retrieving at night, I have portable lights I can quickly attach to the roof rack of my Tahoe. I have docking lights, after testing them I never used them. I use a handheld spot light instead of the docking lights. Those two things have always worked in my situations. The docking lights are not aim able so they limit their usefulness.
  3. Would it be possible to have a bracket made that would allow it to fold down like a VHF antenna folds down?
  4. I hook up an external 3 or 6 gallon fuel tank to eliminate most of the fuel system. I also hook up a timing light to either one of the plug wires or to the distributor wire. The timing light will continue to flash if it is a fuel problem and will stop flashing if it is an ignition problem. I troubleshoot from that point. Hope that gives you some direction.
  5. I moved from a group 24 to a group 27 battery by simply removing one end of the battery tray. It still safely bolts into place.
  6. It's always nice to hear what the final outcome to a problem is. See you on the Rancocas Creek.
  7. Try an external fuel tank to eliminate anything before the fuel pump.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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