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Lonely in fiberglass territory

January 2 2018 at 3:00 PM
Paul  (no login)


Response to Go Craig !!

The following note was posted by Craig on another web site:


"Hi to all that have been following my new engine timing problem.
My engine now resides at a top notch engine builder's shop. This being the slow season for building racing engines he agreed to take on my problem child engine for diagnosis and eventual repair.
That's all that's been going on lately except for a couple of trips to the Islands for some pre-winter R&R.
I posed a question on the Commander forum and got no replies so I thought I'd try it here for some opinions.
As you know I will be replacing the long (12') exhaust hoses with new, in fact I have decided to use 3" copper pipe instead of wet hose...it's actually a little cheaper and I know how nice the wood boat sounds breathing through copper so this engine should sound even better.
So here is the question for your consideration; Should I run the copper pipe downhill all the way so no water sits in them or should I run them uphill to trap water creating that big block old cruiser sound where it has to build up exhaust pressure to force the water out?
Of course this is all for effect at Idle, anything above an idle will force the water out anyway.

Craig
Craig Wilson
Churchville, NY
Alexandria Bay, NY"



Comment: I don't recall seeing this posted here on The Forum, sorry if we let you down, however, it seems like you got the info you were looking for. Regards, Paul


    
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