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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changing over to an LS motor would be very expensive. For now I'm going to stick with the big block and see how things go.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they are expensive, but fun.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this guy...Mark Jones AKA: Vortechpro. He's on a few sites I post on and has a pretty good following...great numbers for the $$$$ Very Happy

http://www.vortecproperformance.com/

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally had a little time to look at the boat. The raw water pump is junk so I connected a hose directly to the outlet of the raw pump (bypassed the pump) and sure enough water started pissing down in the bilge. I got an inspection mirror out and one of the freeze plugs let go, looks like the plug below cyl # 5. I have little to no room to work in there. Any suggestions on how to put a freeze plug in there without pulling the motor?
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rubber expansion type should get the job done as long as you can clean the old one out. Not the best solution but it will work with limited space.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree rubber plugs are you best short term solution. Problem will be after you fix the first one the next weakest (thinnest) one will let go as there is probably a lot of corrosion in the coolant passages from it having been in salt water and not properly flushed afterwards at some time.

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