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Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Rotation

Postby waybomb » June 8th, 2013, 12:55 pm

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?
Thanks
Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
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Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft

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Topic author United States of America
waybomb
CYO Moderator
CYO Moderator
Posts: 1590
Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 190 times
Contact:

Re: Rotation

Postby waybomb » June 8th, 2013, 3:39 pm

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.
Thanks
Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft

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