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#16 karl OFFLINE  

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 06:57 AM

B.O.A.T. break, out, another,thousand!



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Posted April 11, 2015 - 07:06 AM

That's probably the old iron duke 151 4 cyl ,good old motors. 


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 07:29 AM

I just sold my boat that had the same inboard engine (iron duke). They are a darn good engine, and move those old skiffs along quite well. You will be surprised how little fuel these things use when running good.

 

I wasnt as lucky as you are in the fact that I had an OMC outdrive on mine, and man let me tell ya, you have to be able to work on a Swiss watch to do anything to an OMC drive. Those Merc drives are quite simple to work on, and are reliable. The only thing that is a real pain in the neck is changing the bellows on one, so hopefully yours are good???:)  

 

Unless you have a BOAT load of money LOL, and plan on servicing it yourself, get a service manual if you don't have one already. You will be glad you did!! Good luck with your new ride, and if you have questions by all means, Ill try to help the best I can as I have went through alot of repairs on mine . :thumbs:


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 07:33 AM

That's probably the old iron duke 151 4 cyl ,good old motors.

That's the one!

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 08:47 AM

Too old to be an Iron Duke, this is the engine Pontiac engineered the Iron Duke from, however. The little Nova engine was a good one, Pontiac made it even better. I boated for years, yes, it can be expensive, time consuming and all that, but if you love it, it's worth it. Only you can decide. I bought my first boat in 1969 and I sold my last boat in 2007 and I still miss boating.



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Posted April 11, 2015 - 10:15 AM

I sold my last boat in 2007 and I still miss boating.

 

For crying out loud go get another one. Why be unhappy wanting something you can have?

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Life is short...enjoy it while you can!



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Posted April 11, 2015 - 11:56 AM

I had the same set up in a Star Craft 18' boat and had a bad intake on mime also, was getting water in the oil thru the cylinders. There is a couple big salvage yards down around Monticello, IN if you look on line. You can still find good used parts. That engine is the "Iron Duke" Chevy engine and it's a great power maker.
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Posted April 11, 2015 - 12:18 PM

I had the same set up in a Star Craft 18' boat and had a bad intake on mime also, was getting water in the oil thru the cylinders. There is a couple big salvage yards down around Monticello, IN if you look on line. You can still find good used parts. That engine is the "Iron Duke" Chevy engine and it's a great power maker.

 

The Iron Duke Pontiac engine VIN code A (also called the 2500, 151, Pontiac 2.5, and Tech IV, though the decal on the air filter assemblies actually reads "4 Tech") was a 2.5 L (150.8 cu in) I4 piston engine. Early versions shared pistons and rods with the Pontiac 301 V8 since it was half a 301. All Iron Dukes were built by Pontiac beginning in 1977 and ending in 1993. After this time, the GM 2.2 L OHV 4-cylinder replaced it across the entire lineup of vehicles that offered it. This engine is not to be confused with the Chevrolet 153. Early Iron Dukes had a Chevrolet V8 bellhousing (also shared with its third generation inline six) instead of the Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac bellhousing bolt pattern until the early 1980s when the later versions were installed in FWD applications where the 2.8L bellhousing bolt pattern was phased in. Cylinder head design had the intake manifold mounted on the passenger side, and the exhaust manifold on the driver side.


This 151 was also used by American Motors (AMC) starting in 1980, as the base engine option in the RWD Spirit and Concord, and continuing in both cars through 1982. The AWD (4x4) Eagle carried the 151 as standard equipment for 1981, and carried it midway through the 1983 model year. It was also available (as the Hurricane) in economy model Jeep CJs. AMC replaced the Iron Duke 2.5L I4 with a 150cid Inline-4 derived from their own six.


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Pontiac did start with the basic old Nova 4 cyl block but modified it greatly. I'm up for learning, if you can show me a Chevy Iron Duke I will have learned something today.



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Posted April 11, 2015 - 12:23 PM

 

For crying out loud go get another one. Why be unhappy wanting something you can have?

 

I'm older, my kids are long ago grown and married, my wife has no interest and I'm past enjoying boating by myself. That doesn't mean I can't miss it.


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 01:01 PM

I'm older, my kids are long ago grown and married, my wife has no interest and I'm past enjoying boating by myself. That doesn't mean I can't miss it.

 

Your right, everyone has to row their own boat  :smilewink: . I quit flying almost 2 years ago and I still miss that. 

 

I'm older, my kids are long ago grown and married, my wife has no interest and I'm past enjoying boating by myself. 

 

I could have written this line myself. The problem is fish. The wife and I still like fresh fish so I'm forced to go fishing. It's tough but I'm committed to making the sacrifice so my wife can be happy. :thumbs:    


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Posted April 11, 2015 - 08:23 PM

We all have our ox to gore!

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 08:47 PM

It runs!! After fixing terrible battery connection it cranked, fired on start fluid, then Stayed running, guess on gas still lines? No gas in tank to see. Had to set idle up now starts and runs there. Also bought new prop 4 $5 at a sale, brand new! Does beat up edges make much problem? Wouldn'the so if not bent.

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 08:57 PM

Ragged leading edges on a prop waste power and fuel.

I've rebuilt several props using that low temp aluminum rod. They turned out good and worked fine. Make a cardboard template so you know what shape to grind the blade too. And make sure it is balanced before you run it. Then you will have a spare ready to go if you hit something. 

PS. You stole that prop,  :thumbs:


Edited by Cvans, April 11, 2015 - 08:59 PM.





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