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Forum: Power Systems 06-10-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Oil Gypsy
To finish this story off.. I purchased SKF...

To finish this story off..

I purchased SKF Speedi sleeves from Rock Auto, they had the most competitive price and fastest (and cheapest) shipping. I installed the seal without problem, the top...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-10-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Oil Gypsy
A couple more pictures, a cleaned up ring nail,...

A couple more pictures, a cleaned up ring nail, some stainless steel tube with a serrated edge cut in it to drill down the side of the shank, the early version made from an old socket (the metal was...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-09-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Oil Gypsy
The Rockler tool is similar to the one I made...

The Rockler tool is similar to the one I made from 1/4" stainless steel tubing to remove the shank when the nail head pulls off, it works OK and allows me to insert needle nose vice grips to pull the...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-09-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Oil Gypsy
On the early Woodie GB's the decks were secured...

On the early Woodie GB's the decks were secured with bronze ring nails. Mine is a 71 version. So far Ive manage to get almost 100 nails out. If you zoom into the attached photos you can see that they...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-09-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Oil Gypsy
At the moment all the old nail heads are at the...

At the moment all the old nail heads are at the surface or very close to the surface, I want to remove the nails, countersink the holes deeper and then use screws with the heads set deep enough to...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-09-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Oil Gypsy
I did try pushing the nails deeper but it wasn't...

I did try pushing the nails deeper but it wasn't a success, they would hardly move , certainly not enough to reset the plugs. If I hit them any harder I was worried about splitting the teak strip.
...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-09-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Another Teak Deck Post

So our 50 year old teak deck is looking really sad, plenty of exposed nail heads and with uneven and missing caulk. Its definitely leaking but luckily its boathouse kept so water intrusion is kept to...
Forum: Power Systems 05-10-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Hello, Ive reassembled the pump with new...

Hello,

Ive reassembled the pump with new bearings and seals which came as a kit (the seals are standard lip seals), I polished the shaft up to 2000 grit wet & dry, no burrs but you could feel the...
Forum: Power Systems 05-02-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Raw Water Pump Shaft

I am servicing my raw water pump, was going to replace all bearings and seals. After stripping the pump down I've found two small score marks on the shaft where the impeller side lip seal sits. They...
Forum: Power Systems 04-23-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Finally managed to get it sorted, I copied Nicks...

Finally managed to get it sorted, I copied Nicks solution. I used 1/8th inch Stainless for the bracket, I made several, each with different hole spacing (cheaper to have several to try than to drive...
Forum: Power Systems 04-17-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Thank you everyone for the replies, I really...

Thank you everyone for the replies, I really thought I was making a mistake in the way I was putting it together. My first impression was that the outlet from the engine heat exchanger had been...
Forum: Power Systems 04-16-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Lehman Transmission Cooler Installation Problems

Hello.


I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction with an issue I'm having installing a new transmission oil cooler on my Ford Lehman 120. I removed the old cooler at the end of last...
Forum: Grand Banks 02-02-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Hi, Ive been servicing my engines (new hoses...

Hi,

Ive been servicing my engines (new hoses and coolers etc) and wanted to touch up the chipped and damaged areas of paint. Ive taken various parts to the local auto supply paint shop as samples...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-25-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Judson Diesel Engine Synchronzer - Manual Required

I have a Judson Syncroniser on the boat, its from the 1970's and was manufactured by Jusdon Res. & Mfg. Co, Conshohocken, P.A.

It doesn't appear to be working. I would like to know if anyone has a...
Forum: Power Systems 01-25-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Oil Gypsy
I spoke to Brian at American Diesel this morning,...

I spoke to Brian at American Diesel this morning, the breather was only fitted to the early models of the Leham engine that were marinised in Asia in the early 1970's. The "well" is supposed to be...
Forum: Power Systems 01-24-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Ford Lehman Sump Breather?

Hello,

On the left hand side of the sump, in front of the dipstick on my FL120 there is a fitting that Ive largely ignored since owning the boat. Today I unscrewed it to see what it is, the top is...
Forum: Power Systems 01-24-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Found the Answer

After quite a bit of research I think I have found the answer. It appears there were four versions of this transmission, on the first edition the return oil was fed to a lower connection at the...
Forum: Power Systems 01-21-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By Oil Gypsy
BW Velvet Drive Transmission

Hello,


Ive been giving my engines a major service, started off removing the exhaust elbows to clean them out, ended up having to replace them. Ive now moved onto the engine and transmission oil...
Forum: Power Systems 12-09-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Barr / Chrysler Exhaust Elbows

Hello,

I have a GB 36 with twin Lehman 120's, we've been suffering from high(ish) running temps. After doing all the usual things, coolers, strainers, hoses etc I removed the exhaust elbows from...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-18-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Oil Pressure Sender

On my boat the oil Pressure Senders are installed directly above the alternator with a flexible tube back to the sensor take off on the block. The low oil pressure sensor is tied into this...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-05-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Twin Alternators

Hello,

I have a Grand Banks 36 with twin Ford Lehman engines. When running both engines the port alternator always indicates it is charging the batteries, usually around 25-30 amps, the starboard...
Forum: Grand Banks 09-16-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Holding Tank Location

As part of a mini refit I want to upgrade the holding tank. The existing tank leaks at the fittings and the installation not very well done, the tank is only held in place by the hoses.


I am...
Forum: Grand Banks 09-16-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,220
Posted By Oil Gypsy
PYI Stern Seals

As an update I got in touch with PYI tech support and confirmed that in order to install the dripless shaft seal I have to remove the rubber extension tube between the shaft aperture and the stern...
Forum: Grand Banks 09-14-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,220
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Hi Rgano, thanks for the response. Yes the...

Hi Rgano, thanks for the response.

Yes the fitting is brass, but it was only installed as a temporary measure until I could get the boat out of the water to make a permanent repair..

I do have...
Forum: Grand Banks 09-14-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,220
Posted By Oil Gypsy
Dripless Shaft Seals

Hello,

I'm just about to haul my boat to change all the thru hull fittings, they are original, 50 years old and in very sad shape.

At the same time Im going to have to change the stern seals,...
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