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Hi Paul,Got my exhaust installed with the pressure regulator valves.
Have to hook up fuel, main water feed, plug wires, dipstick assembly, belts, PCV, mechanical refundant water and oil pressure hardware, a little wiring, voltage regulator, add oil, top up the transmission fluid, and ready to make some noise.
EDIT COMMENT The routing of water from the thermostat to the upper part of the riser, as shown in this photo, proved to be a bad choice, because very little water was routed to the riser until the thermostat opened up and then it was hot water. I observed the riser getting hot before the boat was ever put in the water, and changed this around. Instead of having the water from the transmission cooler be diverted to waste into the copper pipe, I routed it to the top of the riser, and then wasted the hot water coming from the thermostat into the copper exhaust pipe. Look at later photos in this thread to see how that was done, and it works great, everything stays nice and cool.
Paul,The beauty of eBay is you can shop for various props, find the one that works, and sell the ones that don't.
The top prop is the 13x15 cupped that was too much. The one under it is 13x14 cupped and a little different blade design. I decided to try a 13x13 (no cup) next time out, can't wait for another good day!! It should allow me to exceed redline but I just wanted to give it a try for a data baseline.
Hi Ben,Hi Paul,
This project looks great and is very well documented. Lots of great info here - thanks!
I am in the process of replacing my exhasut manifolds with similar models to what you have here. It wasn't until I removed the old log style manifolds that I realized the top alternator mount was the manifold endcap. So now I am facing the alternator bracket problem that it seems you did as well. Did you simply cut and add that extender to one of the off the shelf universal brackets? Do you have any other tips for someone facing this issue?
Thanks for any help or advice and keep up the great work here!
'65 CCC 27'