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    Recommendations on prop sizing 1989 6hp

    "needing a new prop for my '89 rude 8hp normal shaft length. it's powering a 12' portabote as main engine now but will also be a kicker on my 16' aluminum later. portabote weighs abt 75 lbs but...
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    "OK, thanks. i appreciate you

    "OK, thanks. i appreciate your time; not sure how you find time to answer all these Qs. shoot me a line if you'll ever be through El Paso and i'll take you to the best Mexican restaurant in the...
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    Prep of new engine block 1989 8 hp

    "my '89 8hp Rude (e8RCEC)needed new slugs & an overbore. oversize pistons plus boring were about same $ as stock size pistons and new cylinder block/crankcase, so i went with latter. my Q is what i...
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    "to follow up, the ignition mo

    "to follow up, the ignition module can be used to replace the points as a magneto trigger, but if you have good spark (have you checked it right after engine quits??), i would just stay with the...
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    "James-- you might get more

    "James--

    you might get more response if you started a new thread with your Q, but here's my .02 worth: if you are able to get it running for a minute or 2, your problem is in fuel system rather...
  6. "Joshua-- purchase got vetoed

    "Joshua--
    purchase got vetoed by the Executive Branch (wife). but i've done some research on outboard conversions and it looks pretty feasible to build and install a transom extension "box" on a...
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    "you should use a gear oil spe

    "you should use a gear oil specified for marine use, which has better corrosion inhibitors that regular automotive type.

    in theory, i wouldn't disagree....but the best corrosion protection is...
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    "i think most automotive gear

    "i think most automotive gear oils will work in lower units...i just use Mobil 1 or Valv synth (or, really, whatever i have....most old lower units have at least some minor seal leakage and changing...
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    "Eddie-- besides cleaning h

    "Eddie--

    besides cleaning high speed jets as Joe suggested:
    did you synch the carbs and ignition so advance curve is in correct place relative to throttle plate opening? you're sure you have...
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    "OTOH, paddle that pontoon a m

    "OTOH, paddle that pontoon a mile and you'll work off the calories from the 12 pack......http://www.marineengine.com/discus/clipart/lol.gif

    Charles, thanks for clarification. i knew 100:1...
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    "yes, shrapnel can clog passag

    "yes, shrapnel can clog passages; one vane had when i did the pump on the 8hp. and it still spit a little mist even missing a vane.

    yes, you might get lucky. OTOH, other boat occupants tend to...
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    "on the fuel/oil mix, i believ

    "on the fuel/oil mix, i believe OMC specifies 50:1 for break-in and 100:1 thereafter. i'll defer to the more knowledgeable OB experts on whether 100:1 is really OK to run for OMC of this vintage. ...
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    "Morten-- your point on exp

    "Morten--

    your point on explosion risk is well taken! most of my 2 stroke experience has been with motorcycles and i don't always think of the marine issues. this is enough reason to avoid my...
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    "respectfully disagree. carb

    "respectfully disagree. carb crud (varnish from evap'd fuel)usually shows up as poor idle and low speed performance as it partially clogs the much smaller idle and low speed jets 1st. motor should...
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    "you can also achieve the same

    "you can also achieve the same effect w/o risk of washing lube away by using unlit propane torch to feed propane into air intake of running engine....this is one way to test for vac. leaks at gaskets...
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    "Eddie-- agree with everyth

    "Eddie--

    agree with everything the other posters said. all the parts etc are pretty cheap and will give you a lot more confidence out on the water.

    don't worry abt changing the impeller,...
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    "Jeff-- one option is to us

    "Jeff--

    one option is to use your GM hardware with a programmable ECM, as this lets you program for the running conditions applicable and get rid of the closed-loop (ie, no oxygen sensor...
  18. "i'm buying the tabla rasa

    "i'm buying the tabla rasa this weekend.... 22' Fiberform deep-v hull, 1971 vintage, which once had an I/O but now has big hole in transom.

    soliciting opinions on which motor/outdrive...
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    Permatex makes a removable sea

    Permatex makes a removable sealer called Hylomar that i've come to like lots better than the traditional stuff (P'tex #1 & 2 and RTV). you can put it on thinner so less chance of clogging something...
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    "[i] I would love to go south

    " I would love to go south and try a new expereince.}

    have you considered the Sea of Cortez, esp the coast of Sonora? very accessible, warm even in the winter...
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