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  1. Thread: Tamd40b

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    Tamd40b

    We are looking at a trawler with a pair of the listed Volvos. They have 4300 hours and look well cared for. I am told the freshwater cooling system was just upgraded. I haven't seen or heard them...
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    Re: 6-71 T question

    Thank you for the info. We are coming from a boat with Chrysler 440s so I am hoping fuel sonsumption is better. We travel at 9 kts whether gas boat or diesel so I hope consumption is better. ...
  3. Thread: 555 questions

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    555 questions

    We're looking at a boat with 555s that have 3700 hours. The engines appear to be well kept by the seller. What is the typical life span of the 555 and what are the pros/cons of the 555? Can they...
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    6-71 T question

    Were interested in a boat with 6-71 T1 (435 hp at 2600) engines that have 2000 hours. In doing a general search, Im not reading too many favorable things on them. In fact some people tell others to...
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    Re: 440 antifreeze loss

    I'm finishing up pressure test and after 20 minutes I lost 1 lb of air. Oil still has nice brown color and I'm unable to hear any obvious air leaks. Any other suggestions?
  6. Thread: Carter AFB

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    Re: Carter AFB

    Good information! I thought this thread was dead. Coincidentally enough, this winter I got wind of a good carb man in my area. I took off the problem carb and took it to him Thursday. I do have the...
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    Re: 440 antifreeze loss

    Thanks for the replies. Jeff, they are coolant cooled. You had replied to someone else where you ask them if they had a plate sandwiched between that gaskets so I was tyring to answer that question...
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    440 antifreeze loss

    Another coolant loss question....

    I've read a few past posts, here and on other forums regarding coolant loss, but I thought I could narrow my symptoms with the Chrysler experts here. 440 full...
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    440/AFB backfire

    I have twin 440s in my boat with AFBs. I pulled one of the carbs because of a fuel leak. Turns out, floats were set too high. Guy who fixed it, solved the problem, but also moved my mixture screws...
  10. Thread: Carter AFB

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    Re: Carter AFB

    Tahoerovber,

    The thin gasket makes sense. Do you think this would alleviate the heat making its way up through the body as well? Is there a thicker gasket between the bellhorn and body I can...
  11. Thread: Carter AFB

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    Carter AFB

    I have twin Chrysler 440s in my boat with Carter AFBs. I wanted to run my carb problem by an expert before I tear into my problem carb. One of my carbs was rebuilt this past spring. Since that...
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    440 starting issue

    Another problem with my 440s....For no apparent reason or oncoming symptoms, my port engine would not even turn over. Once the key was turned, it was if I was trying to start it when in gear. As...
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    Re: Exhaust collecting tube

    I am also wondering about pulling the collecting tube, taking it to a welding shop and seeing if they can at least test the integrity of the rest of the system. If it appears fine except for the...
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    Exhaust collecting tube

    On one of my 440s, I developed a hole on one of the tubes for the 'Y' or exhaust collecting tubes-post risers. It transports the exhaust and cooling water to muffler and overboard.

    Anyone know of...
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    Re: Warm elbows-440

    I pulled end caps off heat exchanger and at the low end, where zinc screws in, I found quite a bit of build up. I started probing each hole and each one a surprising amount of water would then leak...
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    Re: Warm elbows-440

    Thanks for the responses. If it were thermostat, would the temp be high or low according to gauge and or the temps taken with IR gun? I did put a new t'stat in when coolant was drained but when...
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    Warm elbows-440

    This winter, I replaced risers, spacers and swivel elbows on my FWC 440s. My first engine was stbd and sea-trialed it, seemed fine. I shot with IR gun all around and temps were good. Top of swivels...
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    Re: any tips when replacing 440 manifolds

    I just replaced everything except my manifolds (FWC). This was my first time taking this on and if you can turn a 9/16" wrench, you can do this job. Regarding gaskets; the gasket that goes between...
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    Re: Spark plug wires

    Thanks for the suggestions. Time for me to start spring tuning!
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    Spark plug wires

    Any recommendations for plug wires? I have twin 440s on my boat and doing spring tune up to include wires. I have electronic ignition. 8 or 9mm? I'm looking at prices online and it seems prices are...
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