Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:58 pm

We got the donk in, excavator made it easy. Also changed the oil and filter before it went in.
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Had to take to one of the bulkheads with the grinder, was right where the cross member goes. The engine sits farther back and down than the Chrysler drive.
So I was itching the whole day.
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Also had issues with the coupling bolts fouling on the bell housing cover. Went to turn it over with a spanner and gee it was tight.
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It's because the 400 Chev's are externally balanced with a balance plate which packs the flywheel out ~4mm.
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So I put thinner washers behind the 3 coupling bolts and ground a bit off the bolt heads, that got it within 1mm from hitting the cover.
Then we packed the bell housing out off the block with 2mm washer flat washers to make good clearance. Ya can get Merc plates to do that but u gotta pull the flywheel... stuff that.
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Used a yoke and spline to get the alignment right with the gimble bearing, only gets firm when it gets to the last oring grove (that's without orings) then u can just thumb it in.
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What's everyone else got as far as rear feet mounts off the bell housing cover? Because I don't really have that much real-estate back there to get another cross member and rubber bushings in?
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:33 am

Quick wiring diagram
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:18 pm

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Got some gear for the dash, decided to go a checker plate dash, I'll pickup a small sheet tomorrow.
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Just ran the boat around to a mates joint and we're going to modify the extractors tomorrow, they come out 100mm too far and we haven't got much room.
we'll weld a new skeg onto the sterndrive while we're at it.
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Re: This winters project

Postby Renton » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:19 pm

Nice work. Good to see the engine go in i bet.

Where did you get your fuse block from? Looking for one for my boat. Only been to 2 places and can get a Narva marine one but is over $100 ordered in. Other is just a standard automotive type not marine grade.
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:59 am

Renton wrote:Nice work. Good to see the engine go in i bet.

Where did you get your fuse block from? Looking for one for my boat. Only been to 2 places and can get a Narva marine one but is over $100 ordered in. Other is just a standard automotive type not marine grade.

I got it from jaycar, everything was a hell of a lot cheaper there than at autobarn or supercheap.
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:34 pm

Gee there's some stuffing around when making exhausts.
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:38 pm

Couple for the Photo Album.
If ya look at them close there all over the joint... that's probably my OCD. But at a glance they look good.
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Re: This winters project

Postby mof » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:55 pm

OT headers are the ducks nuts. Does water go in just before the muffler ends?
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:17 am

mof wrote:OT headers are the ducks nuts. Does water go in just before the muffler ends?

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Na I'm doing similar to what was there. Rather than butt welding a threaded 8mm bit of tube, I'll probably have it penetrate into the exhaust 40mm pointing out and have a flared end with a fridgy flare nut to go onto something. I gave the manifolds to a plumber mate and he's doing it all for me.
I'll have to redrill those 6mm weep holes too.
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:28 pm

Nothing too exciting, but it's progress.
Mounted the raw water pump and put tabs to drill and tap the last of the floor down.
Back half of the carpet will go down tomorrow so I can start mounting the rest of the .
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Had to get a inverted water pump pulley so the belts will line up.
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Little stuck on how I'm going to mount the alternator.
I'll see if this bracket will work... somehow, if not I'll take it back and I'll have to manufacture something.
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That's the best photo I got but I can't even see what side it was mounted on.
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Re: This winters project

Postby mof » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:03 am

Doesn't the leg have a raw water pump in it? You shouldn't need a second raw water pump?

Are you running a heat exchanger or priority cooling? The old set-up didn't have the block water pump or thermostat etc.

Alt is often lower right when looking at the front of the engine, where it looks like you have the raw water pump.
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:25 am

mof wrote:Doesn't the leg have a raw water pump in it? You shouldn't need a second raw water pump?

Are you running a heat exchanger or priority cooling? The old set-up didn't have the block water pump or thermostat etc.

Alt is often lower right when looking at the front of the engine, where it looks like you have the raw water pump.

I'm running a bravo drive so they need a raw water pump, where as the if were a alpha yep they have a inbuilt impeller.

Yeah I'm putting a heat exchanger.
I'm pretty sure the reason I done a head gasket where I pulled the motor was because I pulled a truck load out of the exhaust manifold.
So I don't want to run river water through the fresh engine and it'll run a bit better with a constant coolant temp running through it.
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It's actually a oil/water cooler of a jumbo.
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Like u said I'll see if I can sneak the alt just above the water pump I want to put it the overflow bottle and fuel filter on the other side.
The fuel tank vents in the other side too...
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:28 pm

Ya on the money mof.
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So I spent most of today trying to make strawberry jam out of this pump bracket
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Got the back half of the carpet in.
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Might need to make a bit of small aluminium angle so the new rug doesn't get wrapped around the pulleys... I'd imagine it would carry on a bit
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All the plumbing will go this side because both pump outlets face this way.
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Trim pump, battery box, shift assembly, drive reservoir can go on this side.
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I'm hoping to have everything screwed down and the dash in and maybe start on the wiring tomorrow.
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Re: This winters project

Postby philb » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:04 am

Hey Mate....
Cracker job!!! Kudos and admire your effort and skills.
Are the front engine mounts permanent or are you just using them to set the height before something more robust and ridged is installed?
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Re: This winters project

Postby mof » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:48 am

Lookin real nice Juddy.

When you set up your HX, make sure the waters flow opposite directions. i.e. river water goes in the same end the coolant goes to the water pump. River water comes out the same end the hot water from the thermostat goes in.

I second philb's concern re front engine mounts...
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:12 pm

Thanx guys I'm always open to ideas.
philb wrote:Hey Mate....
Cracker job!!! Kudos and admire your effort and skills.
Are the front engine mounts permanent or are you just using them to set the height before something more robust and ridged is installed?

I was just going to leave it like that.

This is a old photo but I was going to do something like this.
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Have a aluminium sleeve that goes over the threaded rod.
I've used 12mm Grade 8 threaded rod.

mof wrote:Lookin real nice Juddy.

When you set up your HX, make sure the waters flow opposite directions. i.e. river water goes in the same end the coolant goes to the water pump. River water comes out the same end the hot water from the thermostat goes in.

I second philb's concern re front engine mounts...

Yeah ya want the coolant and river water to be flowing in opposite directions.
The plans changed a bit to this, the pressure switch is after the pump but before the heat exchange.
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:19 pm

Today's effort.
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Re: This winters project

Postby Renton » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:44 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :o

Why no carbon wrap on the dash??? Big fan of the project mate, but the checker plate looks like it belongs on the dash of a V6 commodore with a chevy badge and playboy bunny seat covers!

Sorry, just looks cheap and nasty to me :oops: . Also, do you think you'd get any sun reflection off of it?
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Re: This winters project

Postby 82Juddcraft » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:44 am

Renton wrote:Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :o

Why no carbon wrap on the dash??? Big fan of the project mate, but the checker plate looks like it belongs on the dash of a V6 commodore with a chevy badge and playboy bunny seat covers!

Sorry, just looks cheap and nasty to me :oops: . Also, do you think you'd get any sun reflection off of it?

LMAO. It looks tough as!
I had visions of the vinyl being a pain in the ass to lay.
I was thinking the opposite I thought the fiber looked like it shoulda come out of a VT.
I was going for the T bucket Ford hotrod look.
Can always get it anodised if the reflections too much.
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Re: This winters project

Postby lewy71 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:10 am

I think a piece of 6mm polycarbonate sheet wrapped in carbon fibre vinyl would look less agriculutral :)
You could even use a piece of white polycarbonate sheet with some lettering like Juddcraft and lines to give it less off a redneck look :)

I did that on a old Correct craft dash and it came out with a almost factory look.
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