Sunday, December 11, 2011
Now the cold can come.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Crestliner ran great for the weekend. Did discover that she is leaking a little more oil than I like out the rear main seal. May have to R&R the motor this fall. The drive ran good though. While at the show I learned how to remove the windows to replace the glass. So another fall project will be new glass in the side windows. As well as probably a new horn.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Many folks have said the drain plug is 3/4" pipe thread. However mine is not. It turned out to be 15/16-14. I purchased the standard 3/4-14 pipe and a buddy turned it down on the lathe. Works perfect. Not sure if others have had this problem or not. Let me know if you have.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Hopefully get some color on her tomorrow. Going with the Largo Blue.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
While you are at Oologah check out Redbud Marina (http://www.redbudmarina.com/). They have fuel, pizza and ice cream. Quick easy self serve fuel. You can call ahead while you are on the lake, and they will have the pizza waiting for you when you pull up to the dock.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Teleflex 3600 control cables have an engine end fitting for Mercury engines and a 10-32 threaded end for the controls. The cable is premium TFXTREME for smoothest possible performance. Fits: Mercury products (1965-date); Force (1993-date) using Mercury controls which accept 10-32 threaded ends or u...
Pros: Works great
Best Uses: Throttle Control, Shift Control
Describe Yourself: Advanced
Was this a gift?: No
Repalced aging controls on my 1973 Mercruiser MC1. Thought my old cables were ok, but when I got these I realized that my cables were shot. She shifts smooth as silk now. They are expensive, but good cables are essential to smooth operation.
Teleflex heavy-duty, single lever/dual action universal controls are excellent replacements for both outboard and sterndrive systems using universal pull-type cables. Controls feature push button for disengage during starting or warm-up and adjustable friction for throttle. An optional neutral saf...
Pros: Clear Directions
Best Uses: Engine
Describe Yourself: Advanced
Was this a gift?: No
Product comes with clear directions is very well built. Some what bland plastic exterior cover, is offset by an EXCELLENT interior mechanisim that works as advertised. I am using the control to run a 1973 Mercruiser MC-1 stern drive with a 3.0L Chevy motor. I also installed new shift and throttle cables teleflex 630XX series with fittings for my motor. Everything went together as advertised following the instructions. Only problem I had was the handle stuck out further than my old shifter and hit my steering wheel. After studing the handle, I was able to remove the grip and rebuild it with the handle turned towards the control instead of away from it. This worked well but it would be nice if they gave instructions on how to rebuild the handle to the reverse configuration in the instructions. The only complaint I have is the shift interlock is a piece that lifts up on the top of the handle. This piece seems very flimisy and is not as intitive to use as the traditional squeeze trigger on the front of the handle. My opinion may change with practice and time. Overall, this is a good control that can be setup to work with a number of motors. I did spend a lot of time getting my shift travel adjusted with respect to the control, the shift throw, and the Mercruiser shift interrupt assembly. Take your time and you will get it setup.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Reverse gear works now. Well it was always going into gear just killing itself due to a shift interrupt switch miss adjustment. Now it is properly adjusted and it is working correctly. Drive shifts nice and easy.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Today I hooked up the water line to the out drive and fired her up. She started right up like she always does. After the idle smoothed out, I let her run for about 30 minutes. Until the tatle tale water was nice and hot. Then I shut her down, setup the Mityvac and followed its instructions. The oil came right out with no mess, no fuss, worked GREAT.
Four quarts of fresh Amsoil 5w-30 and a new Amsoil marine duty filter. Everything buttoned up, turned the water back on and fired her up again. No leaks. Next stop the lake.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Now to the shift plate behind the engine. Adjusted the cable attach points on the lever arms to get more throw. Reverse engages, but not forward. But got a clue. The rocker switch for ignition cut out is engaging. Turn prop by hand and it still engaged. Adjusted the upper shift cable and everything engages. Couple more checks. Now we are ready for engine run. Still below freezing temps so not going to fire it up yet.