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by solitaire
Thu May 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Mercruiser 120hp oil pan required.
Replies: 2
Views: 4531

Re: Mercruiser 120hp oil pan required.

Welcome to the world of old Mercruisers. They seem to rot away faster than you can restore them. Faiford lake revealed a rotten exhaust riser and trim ram. I had already replaced the head.block. timing cover.
oil pan and manifold.- all corroded beyond repair.
by solitaire
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Help to ID early Volvo Penta Aquamatic
Replies: 7
Views: 8368

Re: Help to ID early Volvo Penta Aquamatic

Disconnect the cable and try to select on the drive lever? -- if the cable is free then undo the bolts that hold the shift lever mechanism on the side of the drive and pull it out, - be careful the shifter selector lever inside is spring loaded - and see if you can move the male cone up and down by ...
by solitaire
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Help to ID early Volvo Penta Aquamatic
Replies: 7
Views: 8368

Re: Help to ID early Volvo Penta Aquamatic

Pretty sure some Triumph classic cars used Strombergs. Sorry I cannot help with the prop size. I started my aprentiship with Meakes in 65 and they had just started to import the Fjord Olympics. and 17ft Fjordlings. I understand yours was the previous model. Well built to DNV quality standard.
by solitaire
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Help to ID early Volvo Penta Aquamatic
Replies: 7
Views: 8368

Re: Help to ID early Volvo Penta Aquamatic

Nice choice.... I think I would have bought it if I didn't other projects on the go, The VP110 is original as are the strombergs, - I was working on them, (and Fjords) in the mid 60's! - and I think you boat could be 1964-66? The early VP110's are high compression engines so happier on 98 octane fue...
by solitaire
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Trailer wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 6407

Re: Trailer wheels

Floater is spot on - its the taper/cone on the bolt/nut hole that centers the wheel on the hub - the majority of trailer hubs have a rough cast finish on the bearing carrier center so it wouldn't center the wheel correctly. One point to mention is that it's important to torque the wheel nuts correct...
by solitaire
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Lubriplate 105
Replies: 3
Views: 4818

Re: Lubriplate 105

Does anyone have the spec. for this? - probably old school tech and a calcium based soap - would help if we had an NGLI grade from an old tin but I still have some contacts with the old firm, and there must be a modern equivalent with better additives.
by solitaire
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Donzi Hornet
Replies: 4
Views: 6927

Re: Donzi Hornet

The Hornet is coming along well, Does anyone have an spare Volvo 250-280 drive transit bracket - (The bit that supports the weight of the drive when its being transported and saves it bouncing and breaking the tilt mechanism)
Looks like this !
Volvo leg support.jpg
by solitaire
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Interesting youtube footage from Seven Marine
Replies: 0
Views: 3782

Interesting youtube footage from Seven Marine

Awesome power from upgraded automotive engines, but at $90,000 per engine? - interestingly Volvo Penta are major shareholder in the company!
Been around a while but worth a look.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA3FBBwJt1w
by solitaire
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Donzi Hornet
Replies: 4
Views: 6927

Donzi Hornet

Please let me start this post with an apology for not being in attendance at CMBA events this year, this is the reason (in short), There is an interesting back story and I should be able to put a small article together for the mag.) - On a cold January morning this year, while having a cuppa' in a l...
by solitaire
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: New CMBA email newsletter
Replies: 2
Views: 98797

Re: New CMBA email newsletter

Nice one.