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When a engine starts for the first time I can actually say yes its better than sex! LOL take a video of it running I think we would love to all see itAs you know I've been working on the 23 Commander all summer and have finally made notable progress. Engine beds have been replaced and all glass repair in the bilge is done including the new shaft tube. Entire bilge bay is painted bright white.
New engine is complete and fired for the first time tonight. She fired right up with no issues, she ran just long enough to check timing and oil pressure. Tomorrow we hook up cooling and start break-in procedure. The new Edelbrock 1409 is awesome just like all the others that I have purchased, no tuning needed and awesome throttle response!I wish I could post pictures!
The sound of a brand new engine starting for the first time is better than sex!
sounds like the distributor is off a tooth reset it and you'll be fine, its easy to do or maybe your timing marks are off use the KISS method,Hi all,
I have about 4 hours on the new engine. She runs fantastic, I can't wait to get it in the boat and get out on the water.
I have encountered an interesting situation. While the engine starts and runs fantastic I have an interesting situation. The engine will not run unless the timing is set to aprox. 25-30 degrees BTDC.
I have tried all the things I know including changing distributor timing, I have checked cam timing and that checks out. I have swapped distributors, timing lights etc., etc., etc.
I don't understand how cam timing can be spot on and yet the engine will not run inside normal engine timing parameters.
I have checked with all the pros I know and tomorrow I will try to contact the engine supplier to pose these questions.
I've exhausted all the ideas I know from past experience, I've never seen this particular situation. I'm hoping someone here has seen this problem and knows hot to address it.
Hi Paul,The following note was posted by Craig on another web site:
"Hi to all that have been following my new engine timing problem.
My engine now resides at a top notch engine builder's shop. This being the slow season for building racing engines he agreed to take on my problem child engine for diagnosis and eventual repair.
That's all that's been going on lately except for a couple of trips to the Islands for some pre-winter R&R.
I posed a question on the Commander forum and got no replies so I thought I'd try it here for some opinions.
As you know I will be replacing the long (12') exhaust hoses with new, in fact I have decided to use 3" copper pipe instead of wet hose...it's actually a little cheaper and I know how nice the wood boat sounds breathing through copper so this engine should sound even better.
So here is the question for your consideration; Should I run the copper pipe downhill all the way so no water sits in them or should I run them uphill to trap water creating that big block old cruiser sound where it has to build up exhaust pressure to force the water out?
Of course this is all for effect at Idle, anything above an idle will force the water out anyway.
Alexandria Bay, NY"
Comment: I don't recall seeing this posted here on The Forum, sorry if we let you down, however, it seems like you got the info you were looking for. Regards, Paul
When I go to the engine shop next time I will take video to post!When a engine starts for the first time I can actually say yes its better than sex! LOL take a video of it running I think we would love to all see it