Re: [omc-boats] 66 Caprice

From: Ben Swenson <omcboats@...>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 15:27:52 -0700


In the downtown area, how about yourself?


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Scott E. Veazie
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 6:20 PM
  Subject: Re: [omc-boats] 66 Caprice


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

  1970 Seasport
    ----- Original Message -----
    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

      ----- Original Message -----
      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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