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by Will
02 Jan 2019, 13:21
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 56
Views: 5827

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Ok thanks for the advice. I knocked up a dummy shaft and 1/2 key so a static balance now relatively easy. Things are moving but slowly Another question - prop shaft set up - the set up in Buster seems to be a thrust bearing then a rigid flange coupling onto crank nose. Is this normal? I cant see how...
by Will
09 Dec 2018, 13:53
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 56
Views: 5827

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Another question - when you guys static balance a prop do you use a dummy half key or balance the prop and shaft as an assembly
or I was thinking maybe to make a short dummy shaft / key but that might be overkill?
by Will
09 Dec 2018, 13:44
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 56
Views: 5827

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Thanks - this is an old shaft and will go with the BSW thread Ill spin up a couple of Brass castle nuts and washers because if you have a spare it will likely never get used! The prop shaft key was a bit rough so I thought I would replace it - needed to be taller as Im using a sleeve in the prop. Co...
by Will
07 Dec 2018, 17:04
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 56
Views: 5827

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Thanks to the very significant help of a Forum member I have acquired a prop which should be right for the job. Now I have another probably dumb question - the prop shaft has a 5/8 thread 11TPI - being a Morse taper one would assume a BSW thread but could be UNC - same pitch different thread profile...
by Will
23 Nov 2018, 07:12
Forum: Main Room
Topic: B-PEE
Replies: 26
Views: 2021

Re: B-PEE

Hi Ken - I think you are on the right track with the hydraulic effect, that piston / gasket failure has all the signs of a previous hydraulic issue The ring land crack looks mostly old with just a few spots keeping it in place until the last workout. Could be a cracked cylinder wall was the initial ...
by Will
14 Nov 2018, 12:44
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 56
Views: 5827

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Hi Bob
Thanks for the info will work with that re engine location and the exhaust -wasnt really thinking about quieting it was more about cooling it but on this type of boat probably irrelevant.
Will try your suggestions re prop
thanks again
Will
by Will
11 Nov 2018, 10:40
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 56
Views: 5827

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Thanks for info Phil I will check out Lundberg Maybe I should attack the engine location from 1st principles - 1) is there a such a thing as the 'optimal location' for the engine in a Skiff? I have some room to move - the prop shaft is located but length could be easily altered - engine is dry sumpe...
by Will
10 Nov 2018, 12:20
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 56
Views: 5827

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Hi Phil /Bob Yes sorry about the lack of response - been very slack plus a couple months R&R in WA Not much progress with Buster I have accumulated most of the parts I need plus machined offset adapters for the SUs A couple of questions you guys may be able to help with?, - as per previous post ...
by Will
17 Apr 2018, 08:45
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 56
Views: 5827

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Yes Bob the high point bleed seems the obvious reason but the lack of a thread is odd - will fix that
Re SUs - yes I think I had a bit of a mental block about the triple SUs - canting each carb is the most sensible solution and relatively easy with an adapter and remote throttle actuation
by Will
13 Apr 2018, 14:55
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 56
Views: 5827

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

I will be going with a system similar to DaveD am accumulating the parts. Have a 'vintage' ( old) dry sum tank scavenge pump heat exchanger and pipework with a bypass system of sorts similar to one suggested by Bob a couple of questions for the more learned ! 1- The holden head has a 7/16 hole drill...

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