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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / A little cooling issue
« on: August 07, 2016, 09:29:39 AM »
Hey guys I'm a little concerned about the cooling temp on my BBC Berkeley jet 20 ft closed bow cruiser  all stock 150 hrs on the engine. Was in Havasu a couple weeks ago engine was hitting 180* in the chanel but going up or down river running 150 deg 160 deg. Is this normal i have a gate valve it was a little closed but now fully opened, the boat responds when you get on it out of hole any advice.

Thanks in advance.

How many of you guys use the black Msd high vibration coil part#8222 or do you guys use the red blaster2 part # 8202 . The black one is said to be designed 4 marine and off-road use does it really make a difference just asking thanks for the help

Jet Pumps / Impeller movement
« on: March 12, 2016, 02:34:29 PM »
Can someone tell how much play the impeller should have. On the shaft my impeller has movement back and forth side .thanks for the help seal and bearing needed replace

Jet Pumps / Berkeley 12jg bowl seal
« on: March 09, 2016, 07:14:51 PM »
Can i get some advice, my bowl seal is not holding the gear oil in the bowl I have the parts to replace it, bearings new seal. Can this be done with out removing the jet out of the boat. It a split bowl I see the bolts that hold the bowl inside the boat could I just remove the bolts and take the bowl off.  What should I be looking for when it's off and what kind of silicone should I use putting it back together oh all so have the gaskets for the bowl and nozzle. Thank you for the advice in advance.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Oil filter question
« on: February 24, 2016, 04:48:51 PM »
Which oil filter do you use for a big block Chevy with anti drain back valve or with out ??
Thanks for the feedback.

Interior / Lexan windshield
« on: February 15, 2016, 12:53:35 PM »
Anybody now where I can get a lexan windshield closed bow 20 mini cruiser
Thank you

Topock / Laughlin / 9/26-27 Laughlin/ Needles
« on: September 24, 2015, 06:55:55 PM »
Anyone going out this weekend Saturday on  the lake Sunday on the river maybe out of Neddles marina. See ya out there.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Air scoop
« on: September 01, 2015, 09:35:30 PM »
Guys I need some advise i have a closed engine  compartment and I  know that its hot under their and the carburetor is taking in hot air. I have a Dooley single carb scoop and thinking of cutting the roof of the engine compartment to let the scoop stick out a little.  My thoughts the carb getting cooler air and heat leaving the engine area. My hood only has two vents at the rear of the hood. Any advice would be great.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Exhaust system
« on: August 10, 2015, 07:38:01 PM »
Has anyone used this silicone hose for the tru transom  exhaust

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Intake manifold gasket
« on: August 02, 2015, 07:15:15 PM »
Hey guy's need some advice got a new intake manifold and I'm going to install it this week need some options on intake manifold gaskets are a good set of fel pro ok to use??
Thanks for your help in advance.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Exhaust hose for water logs
« on: June 29, 2015, 09:55:11 PM »
Anybody use the soft wall hose for exhaust system or is the hard wall hose better to use want to replace mine but haven't heard anyone ask this question. Thank you for your time.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Carb and manifold set up
« on: June 09, 2015, 12:23:41 PM »
For a cruiser boat bbc what is the better set up square  flange  or spread bore and what manifold are guys using. Thanks

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Starter / rope packing
« on: June 07, 2015, 10:52:44 AM »
Just want to say  thanks for all you guys responding to people's post got my starter and rope packing out in a 1 1/2 time now for a cold one and start putting her back together. ..hopefully with no problems. . Again  Thanks. 


Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Need some advice
« on: June 06, 2015, 08:56:01 PM »
Starter went bad bottom mount bbc what's the best way to get it out , remove the water log exhaust manifold  or can it be removed carefully  with exhaust  still in place. Need to some input thank you in advance.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Oil change
« on: June 05, 2015, 12:36:38 PM »
What brand of oil filter do you guys recommend I have a k&n now but think of wix 51061r or 51060 what are your guys thoughts on this any info would be greatly appreciated  thank you.

Jet Pumps / Vibration at idle.
« on: June 03, 2015, 06:09:55 PM »
Hopefully someone can help out. getting a vibration it seems like at idle, and it goes away at higher rpms. was thinking it was the exhaust the way the boat sits in the water and the swim steps above the tips. I have heard that the engine would have to be pulled out to replace the u joints, how hard would that be?

Jet Pumps / New water hose install
« on: May 28, 2015, 07:32:49 PM »
Hey Guy's still new to the forum and i have a question, I'm going to be installing all new water hose in my boat I'm using XRP push lock hose with a/n fittings. And I'm going to copy what i have as far as the hose layout it a stock BBC with a Berkeley 12 jg
My question is what size gate valve should i use 1/2 or 3/4 all my hose is 5/8 and it will stay the same size.  should i put a pressure relief valve kit and thermostat, so far i have had no problems water temperature is 140/150° at idle and when on the throttle 180ish°if any one can shed some light thank you very much.

Jet Pumps / Pump packing
« on: May 05, 2015, 09:19:12 AM »
Anybody ever change the pump rope packing. I have a Berkeley  12 jg and it leaking just a little bit , advise?

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Carburetor fix or swap?
« on: May 04, 2015, 07:00:38 PM »
Looking to rebuild my carb but the other side of me says to buy a new one. What i have now i think is a 780 cfm holley

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Hardin 454
« on: April 28, 2015, 09:11:56 PM »
Would the serial number on the engine tell the horse power? The boat is a 87 .

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