Luckie Stiff

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I'm baffled...
« on: December 04, 2009, 03:46:12 PM »
Ok, so anyone that was on my boat this past summer knows the oil out of the breather issues I was having, it wasn't a lot of oil, but mixed with a little water, it was a LOT of mess. At the Avi trip I just put some wrist/sweat bands on them and enjoyed the weekend. Things are calming down around here so today I dove in to see what I could do.

I took the rocker cover off and removed the breather, then I put it back on and saw the issue instantly, a set  rockers & pushrods on each side was directly beneath the breather. Not good.

I pulled it back off and began to think of something to fix it.


I called a few places in town, seems everyone had them in stock, $14.95 a pair. F@%k that, I have way more time than money right now so I went up to my buddy's hotrod shop. We found a test strip of some louvers he had done for a guy's hood. Score! I headed back home and began fiddle focking around with my score.


This is the test strip and the first 2 prototypes



Here's the finished product from the inside of the rocker cover


Here's a shot showing the amount of vent space I still have



Bulit the first one in 2 hours, the second one in 10 minutes  :screwy:
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bigmike

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 03:53:54 PM »
i have that same problem on my boat. didnt know if that was supposed to do that or not. my cousins boat also has that prob. what actually causes it.   does that setup you made solve it and still let it breath properly.
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Luckie Stiff

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 03:56:06 PM »
I'll know next week if this solved the problem or not. It's not a big deal, my boat has killer oil pressure and it flings it like mad in the rocker cover, it's got to go somewhere, it found my vent and oiled my boat down. I'll keep you posted on how it works...
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IRRebel

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 04:44:27 PM »
Keep the boat well oiled, I say! Do that routinely with the Moo's oil pan and the green ones leaky dizzy o-ring! Hopefully fix those this winter.

Looks like a good solution though Skip! I hope you used Nylock nuts on those bolts and doused them with loctite!

Ray
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"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting 'Holy Shit what a ride!"---Crewcheif22 AKA Keith

pw_Tony

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 05:40:04 PM »
Always cool to take shit into your own hands  :thumbup: Can't wait to se if it works
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obnoxious001

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009, 09:57:49 PM »
I'll know next week if this solved the problem or not. It's not a big deal, my boat has killer oil pressure and it flings it like mad in the rocker cover, it's got to go somewhere, it found my vent and oiled my boat down. I'll keep you posted on how it works...

Skip.... this may be a silly question, but you do have the original foam inside the breather when you run it?  If so, I  would suggest a leak down test on the engine.  There are tons of those old M/T type valve covers with that same moon type breather in that center location that work fine.  Gale Banks used to put those on all his turbo engines, most had the M/T milled out and that same breather setup in the center.
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Luckie Stiff

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009, 10:01:58 PM »
No foam in them Barry, I'm going to run them dry first and if they still leak I'll check further into it. Thanks for the heads up.  :thumbup:
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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009, 10:04:18 PM »
No foam in them Barry, I'm going to run them dry first and if they still leak I'll check further into it. Thanks for the heads up.  :thumbup:

We always used a Brillo pad...What can I say?, I'm a cheap focker... :sly:

GT
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

Luckie Stiff

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009, 10:05:53 PM »
I have some stainless steel wool, well I guess it's more like brillo than wool. Thank you CDCR kitchen supply.  >:D
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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2009, 10:08:54 PM »
I have some stainless steel wool, well I guess it's more like brillo than wool. Thank you CDCR kitchen supply.  >:D

Stainless too  :thumbup:  Who knew...Marine grade Brillo  :sly:

GT
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

Ralph Brunt

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2009, 05:57:11 AM »
lets see..... little strands of stainless steel brillo pad in my engine :screwy: are you guys focking kidding me ??? ???

souds like a wreck waiting to happen :thumbdown: but wtf do i know :-\

why not throw some medal shavings down the carb while your at it :sly: :screwy: :screwy: :screwy:
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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2009, 06:51:42 AM »
haha i was thinking the same thing ralph when i was reading this.....had me kinda scratchin my head
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Luckie Stiff

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 06:59:16 AM »
Trust me Ralph, I had a very fine screen at the bottom of the breather to keep the metal OUT of my engine. I may be dumb, but I ain't ingnant.
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beerjet

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2009, 09:56:56 AM »
I used foam ....
Initially .....
Later went to the pan-e-vac system  :thumbup:

-beerjet-
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i dont but im all for stuffin shit in her ass to make her go away :-*

Ralph Brunt

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2009, 11:28:46 AM »
Trust me Ralph, I had a very fine screen at the bottom of the breather to keep the metal OUT of my engine. I may be dumb, but I ain't ingnant.
never said you were either ;)
i once new a guy who built top fuel engines (rip) he would not even allow steel wool in his shop because the strands are so fine and can get into all kinds of shit.

still a bad idea imo
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enginedoctor

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2009, 11:47:09 AM »
 X 2   Ralph.........  U find any in my shop  ???
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Luckie Stiff

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2009, 02:26:42 PM »
Just to clarify, it wasn't s/s wool, I know better, that shit gets in more places than dirt could even think of.
I used s/s pot scrubbers, like institutional kitchens use (like the kitchen where I used to work  ;) )

Here's a pic of what I'm talkin' bout

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2009, 02:29:05 PM »
X 2   Ralph.........  U find any in my shop  ???

He told me he was too busy pulling long, peroxide blonde hairs out of everything to even notice anything else!
 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2009, 03:47:18 PM »
sorry skip i just don't like it :-*
hope it works for you ;)
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They are all fukin tasty. My long time favorite, "Dirty Dicks -beerjet-
Glasscutter, Skip, OC2  Nordie and many more nail me good every time, relentlessly, I love those guys!

Marcsrollin

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2009, 06:11:14 PM »
scotch brite works real good in breathers!
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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2009, 08:17:04 PM »
Just to set the record straight, there are no metal particles coming off a Brillo pad...pretty much indestructable..They are made of continuous spirals of stainless and they don't shed at all...Wool would be just silly, Skip just mis spoke...Scotch Brite = really bad idea, they shed tons of abrasives......


We never used an actual oil filter after break in, we used an Oberg sandwitch filter and all I have ever seen in the screen is a human hair. :thumbup: That is with using the Brillo pads and a chunk of milk screen (brass) in the breathers.

GT
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

enginedoctor

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Re: I'm baffled...
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2009, 10:58:08 PM »
He told me he was too busy pulling long, peroxide blonde hairs out of everything to even notice anything else!
 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

I like that...To funny....miss my blonde hair :thumbup:
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