Coffee 9-10-11

Re: Coffee 9-10-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:27 am

KOOOOL, camo for fishin ;)
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Re: Coffee 9-10-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:16 pm

markviii wrote:Antifreeze in the oil? My money is on the intake gaskets...nearly ALL of them fail on those engines.

This one either had no piston rings left, or no valve guides/seals left on the #3 cylinder. It used to foul that spark plug with oil every 5-7 days, until I installed a de-fouler. It burned a quart every 50 miles, so that just totally dumped raw fuel straight into the crankcase. Not a hint of a coolant leak though - that was the one fluid we never had to top off. :lol: But I will say that I found the intake gaskets on the Jimmy motor were cracked in several places around the coolant port on the passenger side. Probably the reason for the unexplained & sporadic rise in oil level ... and corresponding coolant loss ... AND the coolant/moisture squirt out the drain plug, among 500 other problems. :roll: Just pulled that stupid spider assembly & intake manifold off today.


Freddy wrote:
SMITTY wrote: I actually snagged it & got it back
Lucky! Why would you even think you could? LOL Good move. Nice fish! An Ipod for a fish, huh? Seems it was only about $100 a pound. ... )

I know right? Who would've thought I'd ever see it again! Yeah I was shocked .... I figured a 10 lb. bass would take the bait while it was at the bottom, & drag it halfway across the lake! I was starting to believe that scenario after an hour had passed with no luck. I was ready to gear down & dive in - I wasn't leaving that lake without it, come hell or ... 6' of water. ;) Thanks Freddy! That fish was about the only thing to go right that day. I seem to have many days that go that way!

freetown fred wrote:KOOOOL, camo for fishin

:D
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Re: Coffee 9-10-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:22 pm

I must announce that I have named the Blazer ....................................... THE SACRIFICIAL ANODE :lol:

That's pretty much the size of it. It decays, so the Marquis can live on. 8-)

http://ookaboo.com/o/pictures/topic/134 ... cial_anode

:mrgreen:
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Re: Coffee 9-10-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:46 am

When I was a kid my parents had a boat mooring on the ocean. That area had a flat mud bottom. Rather than hire a big barge to pull the mushroom anchor each Fall, my dad would add 100 feet or rope with a weight on the end to the mooring chain, stretch it out toward Long Island and we'd drop it. The following Spring we'd drag a home made 12" three prong hook to find that rope. The first year I thought it was the dumbest idea ever. We spent all one day dragging for that stupid rope & never got it. That night Dad got thinking "I know we dragged over it, it must be deeper in the mud than we think". We made a new treble hook with 18" hooks instead of 12". The next day we snagged it within a half hour, and each year after it didn't take long. I guess we had that boat for 4 or 5 years. And....if you need a 100 pound mushroom anchor, that one is still there. We learned from the neighbor that you did not try to remove one after it's been in a few years. They hired a small barge to hook on at the center well & hoped to lift it as the tide came in and floated the barge. The floatation was much more powerful than any winch. Well, it's a good thing they had a cutting torch on board. As the tide came in it started taking the barge under! THAT anchor is still there also.
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Re: Coffee 9-10-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:28 pm

I forgot I had a picture of the waterlogged setup with the treble still hooked on ....
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler