Re: [omc-boats] 66 Caprice

From: Scott E. Veazie <scottveazie@...>
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 18:20:49 -0700


I see you're in Vancouver too. Where abouts are you located?

1970 Seasport
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  From: Ben Swenson
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 5:28 PM
  Subject: Re: [omc-boats] 66 Caprice

  Thanks for the info. Actually, when we did run it, we mixed it correctly, because we didn't know that any of the models had the oil tank. I just thought that if it did have one, it would be kind of nice to not mix it by hand.

  Do you have any ideas about any of the other questions I asked?

  Thanks again,

  Ben Swenson
  Vancouver, WA

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    From: LeeHazen@...
    To: omc-boats@...
    Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 7:54 AM
    Subject: Re: [omc-boats] 66 Caprice

    In a message dated 7/31/05 4:22:49 AM Central Daylight Time,
    omcboats@... writes:

    << I've also run across a couple of ads on this site that lead me to believe
    that mixing the fuel with oil was not necessary in their stern drive engines
    ( Is
    this true of all of their stern drives? >>

    I don't think the boats that used outboard power heads with stern drives had
    an oil tank back in those days. Those engines required a 50:1 oil/fuel
    mixture and
    if they are run without oil added to the fuel, they won't have any power and
    seize up. The engine will overheat quickly. If you have run the engine
    oil in the fuel, you may have damaged it and possibly "galled" the pistons
    and bearings. If it still runs, add oil and pray that it is not ruined.

    Only the V-6 and V-8 engines with out drives were 4 cycle engines. Those
    would have been in the boats similar to the Johnson Seasport 155 and Surfer

    Good luck !

    Lee Hazen - 71 Johnson Surfer - Old Hickory Lake, Hendersonville, TN
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