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Old 12-06-2011, 16:00
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ENGINES!

Everything's got to come out of the blocks before the get acid dipped. Then they get pressure tested and finally machining.

I was waiting patiently for a special tool to arrive from the states. to remove the oil allery plugs. Within a couple of minutes of trying to use it, it twisted up like playsdoh. turned out to be a crap thing.

Got out a cobalt drill bit out, opened up the plugs a bit. banged in a pronto extractor and EVERY time the gallery plugs backed out with a spanner on the end of the extractor.

6 - 8 weeks lost waiting the crap tool.

Pronto extractors, expensive but have never failed to remove a snapped off thing yet.

6-8 weeks lost all because I wanted to use the right method and the right tool for the job.

Hindsight ugh!
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Old 13-06-2011, 12:20
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Sorry to hear the new tool was no good. Can you get new oilway plugs or reuse old ones?
Acid dipping will bring blocks up like new, but what will you cover them with Steve paint or some other product.
Keep the faith shes a boat to be proud off
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Old 13-06-2011, 14:05
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The blocks are being dipped primarily to get all of the crap
out from inside, prior to pressure testing and machining. To pressure test they will have to fit new core and gallery plugs, which come as a kit. You have to use the marine kit or face rusting core plugs. Once built they'll just get painted but I'm
open to suggestions on that. unless it's carpeting. nylon coating
or hot dip galvanising.
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Old 06-07-2011, 19:52
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Re: Steve's Boat

So where is the next update then Steve??
what has been happening with the boat?

Hoping to have my legs back on FT this weekend so can go for a trip out,

Not been out on boat since Easter weekend
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Old 08-07-2011, 19:53
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Oh so yours is back together and your now in a fit position to "ave a pop at me"

Update, well.... I am still at work in London now, and will be coming back here at at 7AM tomorrow too.

Got the heads of one engine but that's it.
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Old 09-07-2011, 22:07
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Nope mine is not back together. Legs STILL being painted.
Spoke to the person painting them i from what he is saying he is trying to get them to near perfect.
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Does he realise he's replaced your priorities with his?
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Old 02-10-2011, 18:11
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FINALLY!!! got to pull one of the bottom ends apart.

Was pleased to find a 4 bolt main setup just need to verify the crank and that could save me some more dosh.

Found this video link and thought that's a neat way for me to bed an engine in and check for leaks. Considering I have the same wheely stands as he has.

enjoy..

why not? run it on on open headers at home

As soon as I have the other apart they can go off for leak testing and then onto brum for acid dipping.
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Old 01-02-2012, 19:55
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about time we had an update on your boat i feel Steve
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:11
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Boat hasn't seen any work on it since last summer. But now moving it into an enclosed barn so that I can get the Gel coat sorted around the top and bottom seam. Trim was bonded on here with Sikaflex and gel coat all came off with trim.

Got fed up with the whole scenario. Decided to have adjacent open barn with concrete floor converted to enlcosed barn and move everything in there. In the warm where I can carry on what ever the weather and temperature.

mobile Gantrys I recently bought to go in barn.
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What is it?

I thought this might amuse some. Maybe someone will guess its use straight away.
So I've just picked this up today from J.C's today. There are two digital readouts, one is distance the other weight.

To buy this tool would cost me $800 plus shipping.

I've paid 105 to get mine finished and its more accurate by miles.

Enjoy
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Old 15-02-2012, 20:05
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nope ------ Need a bit of a clue here Steve.

Is it only used in connection with boats??
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Old 15-02-2012, 21:13
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Any four stroke internal combustion engine
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Yesterday and today I splashed out on a new engine block and some bits and bobs for a new engine, just the one, for now.

Will have to wait for shipping from the states before I can start t build it.
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new wheels

Finally found some smaller wheels for the Donzi trailer. In fact two sets.

1 tonne per castor and 5.5 tonnes per axle.

The trailers now got all the characteristic's of a shopping trolley at the moment but the boats a far better height to work at.
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