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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Last MM left today, enclosed trailer. Had to take steer wheel off to get in door. Then went bought Kia van for daughter (shame on me), and got boat for another $300!! 17 ft, 71 year, 4 cylinder Chevy engine. May have cracked manifold.

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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Can't recall the ci, but same engine that was used in many Chevy Nova's. Some were 120HP, and some I think were 140HP depending on which type heads were used. I had the same engine in the boat I used to own. I got out of the boating hobby & haven't missed it. Boating & dairy farm life don't work well together.
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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:45 PM

BOAT....A hole in the water to dump money into!

 

2 best days of a boat owners life...The day he buys a boat, and the day he sells it!


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Isn't this a garden tractor form??? Noel

Nice boat, never seen a chev engine like that before, what type of chev car would it have been in ???

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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:51 PM

My favorite boat is one owned by someone else that lets me ride and fish in it from time to time..


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:53 PM

Yeah, 120 on cover. I need manuals on these water engines and the Mercruiser drive to look at. Where does one start to get those? Epay?  It's a 71 year boat.  Is block and rest same as car/truck engines, or special in case I need to go deep for repair or replace?  PO, said he ran it a little to test it and found it leaking on small crack of manifold.  That is water cooled I beilieve, big square iron thing. He says can be welded or brazed for repair.  I haven't see any crank as of yet, but not real close look either. I plan to try to start and run a bit, see what happens. Also need to find boating books on using boats and laws in INdiana and what is needed to license and things. Owner's manual for the boat would be good. found couple more props under seat, but look like diff pitches or such, not sure. One on now is kinda beat at edges. There is pair of oars in it, is that Bad sign?? heh!  Seller said laws say you need alternate way to move boat, like oars on board?  Sound right?  Needs good vacumn and cleaning and maybe scrub down first thing. No top for it, but has a cover laying inside, but is pile of torn fabric looks like.



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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:53 PM

BOAT....A hole in the water to dump money into!

 

2 best days of a boat owners life...The day he buys a boat, and the day he sells it!

 

AMEN.   Got out of boating in the early 70's.  Never have missed it.  Rick


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:53 PM

Those are good engines though..



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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:55 PM

Yeah, 120 on cover. I need manuals on these water engines and the Mercruiser drive to look at. Where does one start to get those? Epay?  It's a 71 year boat.  Is block and rest same as car/truck engines, or special in case I need to go deep for repair or replace?  PO, said he ran it a little to test it and found it leaking on small crack of manifold.  That is water cooled I beilieve, big square iron thing. He says can be welded or brazed for repair.  I haven't see any crank as of yet, but not real close look either. I plan to try to start and run a bit, see what happens. Also need to find boating books on using boats and laws in INdiana and what is needed to license and things. Owner's manual for the boat would be good. found couple more props under seat, but look like diff pitches or such, not sure. One on now is kinda beat at edges. There is pair of oars in it, is that Bad sign?? heh!  Seller said laws say you need alternate way to move boat, like oars on board?  Sound right?  Needs good vacumn and cleaning and maybe scrub down first thing. No top for it, but has a cover laying inside, but is pile of torn fabric looks like.

We put one is a S-10 a few years ago with out much change...same bolt pattern as a 350(hehehe)



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Posted April 10, 2015 - 08:58 PM

The trim cylenders and pump work good on GTs..IMG_20150304_135445_zpsbqsmyleg.jpg


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 09:27 PM

That little chev 4 banger is a good engine I pulled one out of an old chev van years back to put in a v8,old midget race cars used them for a couple years.Boat exhaust  manifolds heat the water before it goes in the block so the engine gets up to running temp.Boat motors never seem to get dirty inside I'll bet if you pull the valve cover every thing will nice and clean------Hope your block isn't cracked. 

The guys not bs ing about the oars ,ya gotta have em


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 09:40 PM

Sounds like a bad day, Grumpy.  Sorry it worked out like that for you.

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 09:58 PM

BOAT

 

translation...

 

 Bring Out Another Thousand.

 

Welcome to the hobby, hope you enjoy it.

 

marine engines are water cooled, as stated earlier, the wet manifolds help regulate heat in the engine. basically by reducing the shock from stone-cold water hitting a smoking hot engine.

 

 The manifolds for your engine should be dime a dozen all over the world. That was a fairly common marine engine.

 

1971 isn't that old for a boat, Mine is only a couple years newer.

 

Marine engines, IIRC, generally had a stronger block and crank than the automotive version. Back in the day, Marine blocks were sought after for the high horsepower applications. I think it had something to do with forged cranks and reinforced webs.

 

GM and Ford both had gas and diesel Marine powerplant for sale



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Posted April 10, 2015 - 10:23 PM

 Boating & dairy farm life don't work well together.

 

From my experience the boat would have been a lot less work. Can't wait to get back on the lake. Nothing like coming home to the smell of fresh walleye or Perch in the frying pan.  :thumbs:


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 06:05 AM

There is nothing like an afternoon cruise on the water. Its a great way to spend your time. 

 

 

Until you start spending more time wrenching than boating.


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