Fitting an engine

Postby Flat_Chat » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:01 am

Hi all,

Had planned on joining once the boat was up an running but need a little advice in order to get that happening :D

I purchased a Lewis Tornado as a project, it is a 350 chev with a dog clutch. The engine was too far gone to rebuild (had already been rebuilt once before). Anyhow I ended up buying and rebuilding a Vortec 350 Chev. I have lowered the engine in the boat tonight and have 2 issues thus far.

1) The sump is different to the last and older 350 chev and it is touching the bottom of the boat. It is sitting on the engine mounts but still touching the bottom. How much clearance is reasonable and what are my options here? From what I can see there is no ability to slightly lift the engine mounts given the shaft doesn't have the ability to move up?

2) On the shaft again, does it have any movement at all? Whilst the engine is on the mounts it still needs to go back about 10-15mm to line up with the holes in the engine mounts for bolts to go through. The issue I have is that the dog clutch is hard up against the coupling. Didn't want to get too persuasive with it until I had some advice.

Thanks in advance,

Chris
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Re: Fitting an engine

Postby Flat_Chat » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:49 pm

Problem solved:

1) Order a new sump - Enginemaster have one that will do the trick
2) Have sorted the alignment issue, now only have to wait for the new sump to arrive and refit

Measure twice and if in doubt, measure again!
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Re: Fitting an engine

Postby feral1 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:58 am

The sump off your old engine may fit also.
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Re: Fitting an engine

Postby 82Juddcraft » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:21 am

Milodon do a good low profile sump. Baffles are a handy extra that I wish I'd done while the engine was out.
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Re: Fitting an engine

Postby mof » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:15 pm

Juddy, are you saying you wish you'd put in a wide body sump with flappers in it? Are you losing pressure on tight turns?
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Re: Fitting an engine

Postby 82Juddcraft » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:52 pm

mof wrote:Juddy, are you saying you wish you'd put in a wide body sump with flappers in it? Are you losing pressure on tight turns?
Yeah back when I had no weight in the nose Id loose oil pressure for a second when taking off.
Now there's 2 bags of rapid set up the nose and a extra 1L of oil, problem solved.
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