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thanks to all
im not at my boat but i know the transmission doesn’t have the metal plate anymore. i need to know the gear ratio in order to get the right prop or so they say. its a 1981 pearson 424 had a westerbeke and a velvet drive trans. looking for the gear ratio, any one have any ideas ?
is this still available ?
what are you asking an is it still available
my mechanic did the test
thanks a lot to both of you.. this situation is driving me mad..I should be heading to the Bahamas as I write this.. definitely look into the fuel solenoid
my mechanic can’t seem to get the engine stated. initially I needed to replace the head gasket, that was 3 months ago. he took off the head and left the head off without protecting the cylinder or pistons , for two months ! also left the cockpit hatch open to weather. When he went to put the head back on and connect everything the pistons were frozen and he burned up the starter. after a lot of brake fluid and two weeks, the pistons finally un froze. he put it all back reconnected everything bleed the system and he can’t get it to start. it turns over but won’t fire. he thinks it might be the fuel pump…. once I had accidentally grabbed the shift knob and put it in reverse ( I was installing a below deck autopilot) when I tried to start the engine it would turn over but not fire.( the engine always started right away, no smoke) when I put the gear back to neutral it started right up.. kinda sounds like what is happening.
could the mechanic (?) have disconnected a wire that stops the engine from starting or connected the transmission in the wrong manner so the engine thinks it is in gear ? it been three months to replace the head gasket
not sure are there two pumps on the engine ?
Cape Coral fl
Wrong !!! I took it out and it overheated and blew the head gasket, guess I didn’t fix it after all. A mechanic is looking at it and will come up with a price to fix it, should I fix it or get a remanufactured engine or buy a new one. Bummed
Got it to around 180-200, filled again, the started and stop a few times, it seems to work ok
thanks I got two new ends and it passed the pressure test o I will put it back on
added a swim platform and cut out the stern rail and added supports
Attachments:September 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm in reply to: attaching a tiller mount to rudder shaft for autopilot #225225
I decided not to attach the rudder arm to the square emergency tiller head but went lower I attached an octopus hydraulic ram and a rudder feed back on the opposite side, I also went with the NAC 3 computer. have done the dock test but not the open water test, soon ill let you know how it works
does it include tank