https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/valve-done-87.jpg 1108 800 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2019-07-29 07:14:212019-07-29 07:15:50Classic Boat Valve Seat Replacement Without Pulling The Engine – Part 2
Classic Boat Valve Seat Replacement Without Pulling The Engine – Part 2
Well, that was rather un dramatic, and sorry no cursing, or broken things. We only lost another lock key for about ten minutes, but I got small and went in the block to find it. But it was a fun morning in the barn with great pals who came by to share the joy of a quiet morning with a wrench in your hand.
Next weekend we get her in the water and GO BOATING! A huge thanks to Dave VanNess for the over the phone help, and tools and parts, Jimmy and Wayne for help and all our readers for the fun comments. It’s fun to share the joys and pains of this all.
Till next time….
No twerking videos please!
Go small or go home
Matt, get yourself one of these for next time. 4 on eBay now. New Britain VL 139
Looks like you got your head on straight. Nice job
That will put a spring in anyone’s step!
Success…..back to the French:
celebrate….”let them eat cake”…..
John in Va.
Just back from Going Boating!
Sell that W while shes running good looking good. time for that Mercruiser now.
Have the spring compressor and the keeper installing tool too.
I can just see the facial expressions of your local Mercruiser V8 powerplant sellers….sly grins….
Dude #1…saying, “oh, he got lucky this time, but we will see him real soon.”
Dude #2…”damn straight.”
The V8 doesn’t need to be a Mercruiser, and even if it is we can paint it Chris Craft Blue for him. Heck, Matt can choose between the pre-war, post war, or post war V8 blues.
Easier starting, more reliable, fresh water cooled and at least 50% more hp. It is the perfect choice to delay the inevitable pontoon purchase that is in Matt’s future if he sticks to running old flat heads in brackish water!
That old W is a beautiful chunk of iron and still going after 70 years. Nice backyard repair!
Blasphemy, talkin’ about replacing that engine. Go get another boat that doesn’t have the great history that this one has, do a 5200 or epoxy bottom and a veneered hull or 5200 sides and deck and put your Mercruiser, Crusader, hot rod 454 or 502 but don’t mess with this well maintained piece of history.
SUCCESS!! Now you have to Flo test it. Is it still called the trusty W?