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    My Boat(39)s Motor is Hanging from a Tree-gctid394106

    Hi you guys! Happy Weekend

    I have a conundrum that I hope you can help me with?

    Since it's going to be a chilly weekend, I decided to pull my boat from the lake, and switch engines - I want more horsepower (dolphin power actually ) Looking for more top end,,,WOTs,,,hole shots even.

    So I have my new 5.7 motor, electronic ignition, racing cam, high-rise mannyfold, and other high-perf parts hanging from a winch on my stout/sturdy/strong oak tree. The project is going well so far, but I have run into a snag and I need some help.

    Ya see, I only have one limb beefy enuff to support a motor - So how do I get the old one out of the boat? Can I put this one on foam or pillows and carefully lower it to the ground??

    I didn't think this thru properly I guess

    No,,,,,,,c'mon,,,, I am totally kidding here! I have plenty of tree limbs......

    Here's my REAL question

    Can I use the same spark plugs from my old motor?

    They're new & all and I hate to waste money!

    Thanks for ANY info, I'll letcha know how the project goes!

    Sarah

    #2
    Clean them and gap them, and they should be good to go!

    As long as the new motor is the same and calls for the same plug.

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      #3
      Sounds like Sarah has spent the day re-arranging the wine boxes in the bilge.

      Tomorrow when you wake up you will find that you don't have a tree, or 5.7, race cam, high rise........blah blah blah
      " WET EVER "
      1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
      mmsi 338108404
      mmsi 338124956
      "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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        #4
        I doubt it! I'm not sure what your current engine has but I'm pretty sure your imiginary dream engine with electronic ignition & fuel injection came with better plugs!
        Ernie
        1986 3270
        Volvo 305s


        MMSI 338130047
        Lake Michigan

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          #5
          You amaze me . . . if I was not already married for 32 years, I would be chasing you . . . LOL

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            #6
            Better check to see if they are the same plug for the new engine. Otherwise its fine.
            1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
            twin 454's
            MV Mar-Y-Sol
            1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
            Twin chevy 350's inboard
            Ben- Jamin
            spokane Washington

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              #7
              You are so hot!
              Tally and Vicki
              "Wickus" Meridian 341
              MMSI 338014939

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                #8
                Uh-huh. I love to watch a woman work her stuff.

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                  #9

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                    #10
                    You are one cool chic!!
                    Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
                    1998 3055 Ciera
                    (yes, a 1998)
                    Previous boat: 1993 3055
                    Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
                    Sea Doo XP
                    Sea Doo GTI SE
                    Life is short. Boats are cool.
                    The family that plays together stays together.
                    Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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                      #11
                      Dean, you're wrong - I do have a tree and this morning when I awoke I discovered that it was me hanging from it! Ok so how did I get up there anyways?,,,,,,,I dunno, but on closer inspection it's not oak

                      Wine? Yea, a little, but it was Margaritas that really did the trick! All plans fell thru and so I got rather smashed on my deck and picked on my dogs,,,,then I turned to you guys!

                      Nope,,,,not hot at all,,,,,,, and not a cool chick,,,,,,,,I was a drunk & bored chick. Scary combo

                      Sorry to waste server space w/my silly mood.

                      MODERATORS >>> LOCK THIS THREAD!



                      Have a great day everyone, 2 more aspirins and I am headed out for the day.

                      All the best,

                      Sarah

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                        #12
                        LazyCrusr wrote:
                        So I have my new 5.7 motor, electronic ignition, racing cam, high-rise mannyfold, and other high-perf parts hanging from a winch on my stout/sturdy/strong oak tree. The project is going well so far, but I have run into a snag and I need some help.

                        Here's my REAL question

                        Can I use the same spark plugs from my old motor?

                        They're new & all and I hate to waste money!
                        Sarah, I know that you must be joking about the racing cam, high-rise mannyfold, and other high-perf parts, but is this engine replacement actually happening?

                        As for the spark plugs....., if the new engine calls for the same p/n, sure......., but let your ignition system information determine the plug gap.

                        It may not be the same. (higher output voltage may dictate a larger gap)

                        nickatnite wrote:
                        You amaze me . . . if I was not already married for 32 years, I would be chasing you . . . LOL
                        In addition to that, we'd have to been young and handsome!

                        .
                        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                          #13
                          green650 wrote:
                          Clean them and gap them, and they should be good to go!

                          As long as the new motor is the same and calls for the same plug.
                          clean and gap them to the new motor, ONLY if they are asking for the same thing.. I love split fires, I think they would help increase your giddy up...

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                            #14
                            ...here we go... another 100 hitter thread

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                              #15
                              Gilligan wrote:
                              ...here we go... another 100 hitter thread
                              Yep !!

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