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She Moves!

Posted by Bryan on Saturday, August 31, 2013, In : Engine 
We started up the engine today !!!  It was a great feeling to actually move the boat.  We ran into a small operator problem when getting the engine started.  There is a little button next to the engine stop on the Ford Lehman engines.  A little covered button that has some sort of rubber boot over it.  It had been pushed and stuck in.  I think it is an emergency stop button, and it got stuck.  We were bleeding and bleeding the system thinking we were not getting fuel.  Once we got pushed in t...
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Engine is Reborn

Posted by Bryan on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Engine 
Dan, my engine man, has finished his complete overhaul of the engine.  It looks amazing.  He has run it for a few hours in his work shop, tuned it up and made sure everything was working, no leaks, etc....  So far it is running great. Then he flushed everything out and added new liquids to get rid of the 30 years of build up.  Ran cleaning solutions through the coolant system and flushed, new oil (all the pistons were redone).  Lots of work.  And a great paint job.

  Here are some before and a...

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Engine Room Ready for Delivery

Posted by Bryan on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Engine 
The drip pan was finished and a new coat of paint was added to everything.
 Almost looks new.

The old engine mounts were mounted on 3/8 inch aluminum plates on top of the motor mounts.  I wasn't sure if these are going to be needed and they were in serious galvanic bad shape.  So I added Shotgard instead.  Shotgard (aka Bullet board) is an amazing material and I bet more people would use it if they new about it( and could afford it).  I had a large amount that came with my boat.  It is a pre-la...
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Posted by Bryan on Thursday, June 7, 2012, In : Engine 
Test fired the rebuilt engine and it works great.  A few things to tweak, but it is looking great.  Hard to see because of light.

Nice and smooth.

See it on Youtube.

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Engine Work Parts have Arrived

Posted by Bryan on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Engine 
Dan my engine guy ordered a bunch of replacement and upgrade parts for the engine that have arrived.  Direct from American Diesel.  They have various parts that they have changed, modified and improved over time.  
Included are new barrings, rings, all the coolers and exchangers.  The old ones will be back up.  The Bright red parts are old engine parts that have been sand blasted, scraped, etc...and then repainted.  The entire engine will get the same treatment.  More pictures on this page:
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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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