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Posted: June 8th, 2013, 12:55 pm
by waybomb
So we've been doing everything to our boat, trying to bring it back to life. Have not fired the engines yet.

When we bought her, she indicated less than 300 hours. Before I bought it, I pulled the plugs and used a borescope to check the inards. Also pulled the valve covers and checked from there as well. The engines were obviously winterized properly because everything looked like new. Just a little surface rusting.

I did pull the distributors last year, hooked up a mechanical oil pressure gauge, and using a primer tool and a drill, ran the drill until the battery died and had plenty of oil pressure, plus I pre-lubed everything.

I also squirted an ounce or so of trans fluid in each hole to lube things up.

Today, I pulled the dampeners and I can spin the engines by using a crank tool. Nice and smooth, like they should be.

For the life of me, I can't remember which engine turned which way when I primed the oil pumps!

The setup is a vee-drive; water pumps at the back of the boat, flywheel toward the front. One engine is CW, the other is CCW. Anybody here have a similar set-up? Is the port engine CW or CCW looking at the engine aft to bow?

Re: Rotation

Posted: June 8th, 2013, 3:39 pm
by waybomb
Glad to report back and that I'm pretty dumb.

So there I am, balancer in hand, cleaning the timing mark so I can paint it white to make timing easy. Doh! Look at the timing legend above the balancer!
So, for inquiring minds, the port engine, is a CW engine, and the starboard is CCW.