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by WoodRay
28 Dec 2014, 13:18
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 200
Views: 62626

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Thanks Dave. Greg we went ok, mixed outcomes I guess. The new distributor removed a lot of the harshness from the engine but we are plagued with a flat spot of which I'm pretty sure I know what the issue is. I tried various pump jet, idle and main jet configurations with no luck. At the end of the d...
by WoodRay
26 Dec 2014, 22:24
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 200
Views: 62626

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Well she got her bum wet today after a year off the water. Stoked that the heat exchanger set up worked really well with just some fine tuning with proportioning water flow between the exhaust and exchanger. I wasn't happy with the timing as there seems to be too much advance above 2 grand. Tomorrow...
by WoodRay
18 Dec 2014, 21:08
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 200
Views: 62626

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Thanks guys. I had a few issues the major one being a bad coil. For a minute I thought I had the wrong cam in it as it seemed fairly lumpy but it eventually got worse and I kept frying the points. It did my head in for a while but some testing proved the coil was shot. Apart from a minor oil leak fr...
by WoodRay
17 Dec 2014, 22:53
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 200
Views: 62626

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Getting close today to turning the key! Finished off raw water plumbing for the heat exchanger, plumbing for sump scavenge pump system and its wiring. Just got to prime the oil system, re jet carby, fill with coolant and fire her up.
by WoodRay
07 Dec 2014, 13:25
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: our project
Replies: 427
Views: 111651

Re: our project

Don't forget (engine size in cubic inches X maximum use-able rpm) divided by 3456 assumes 100% volumetric efficiency. Most average engines would loose around 20-30% from frictional loses and flow restriction with regards to filling the cylinder. You could knock the carby size down slightly if your n...
by WoodRay
06 Dec 2014, 17:37
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 200
Views: 62626

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Thanks for the advise Dave. Yep I'd have to agree. I also reckon a good sized header tank helps with temperature and pressure surges when coming off full noise to idle as well as allows for a good free flowing bleed return from any low points that might trap air.
by WoodRay
04 Dec 2014, 18:05
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 200
Views: 62626

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Well after some absence I'm back. Our house move is done thank god (13th) and this better be the last one bar the cemetery. This week I've managed to get the heat exchanger fitted and most of the cooling pipework done. I thought I'd try mounting the unit under the seat to keep the engine bay a bit l...
by WoodRay
01 Sep 2014, 09:28
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Antique 1947 Bond Wood Speed Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Antique 1947 Bond Wood Speed Boat

I got this from Harv's Gearbox guide on the FB EK forum. One casting change that is evident is that some early FX/FJ Holden castings have an external rib running from the front corners of the sump up to the 3/6 o’clock positions on the bellhousing flange (see photographs below). The “ribs” are shown...
by WoodRay
01 Sep 2014, 07:41
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Antique 1947 Bond Wood Speed Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Antique 1947 Bond Wood Speed Boat

Yep, you can just make it out in the pictures. I'm actually thinking its an ex Army engine as they were fitted with the gearboxes with the ribs and the colour looks close to being olive drab.
by WoodRay
31 Aug 2014, 21:25
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Antique 1947 Bond Wood Speed Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Antique 1947 Bond Wood Speed Boat

Thanks Ross, the ribs on the bell housing were done on some FX/FJ boxes throughout that series bus was not a consistent production design for some reason. Looking closer I think it is a full one piece bell housing as it does have the engine mount bosses but has been modified.

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