Re: [OMC-Boats] Insulating engine

From: Lee Shuster <Lee.Shuster@...>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:57:14 -0600

I'm running the Pertronix II with their Flamethrower coil which has internal-built-in ballast resistor.

I love it and I am using the original equipment (marine-rated) Mallory distributor. Third season, no issues, no more points/dwell/condenser to worry about.

-----Original Message-----
From: omc-boats-bounces@... [] On Behalf Of Justin DeSantis
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 11:36 AM
To: bchowk@...; Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's
Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Insulating engine

BC, which pertronix kit did you use? I've found several.

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:47 AM, BC Howk <bchowk@...> wrote:
> Justin,
> I put a Holley 4bbl on my buick V6 with an offenhauser intake a few
> years ago and LOVE IT!!! Talking to Lee I have heard some mixed
> reviews I think that mostly has to do with the altitude he's dealing with.....
> The next thing I would highly recommend is a pertronix kit...again
> opinions vary about whether this will improve performance (I tend to
> think it does) but IMHO it is a worth while upgrade for reliability
> and to never have to adjust those points, easy to install and pretty reasonably priced.
> Sounds like you got a real gem and are having some fun with it...
> Cheers,
> B.C.
> On Sep 9, 2009, Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...> wrote:
> I hadn't even stopped to consider that foam board wouldn't work to
> dampen noise. Ok, so foam board it out. If I stumble upon something
> that would work better, maybe I'll try it. But it almost sounds like
> it's not worth the time. What about some carpet or something?
> I guess I'm getting to the bottom of the barrel with tinkering on this
> thing so noise was my next tackle. So far I got my cooling issue
> worked out, and got my pisser working again. It was clogged, so not
> related to my cooling issue. But I guess it's kind of good. Had it not
> been clogged, I would have never suspected a cooling issue. Installed
> the clear lines, found and fixed my cooling issue. Now I have the tell
> tale to show me if I have any more issues. Let's see, what else have I
> done....
> I installed a stereo and a couple of speakers. Had some nice speakers
> from a car audio system I used to have. Made an enclosure to hang the
> head unit below the glove box. Mounted speakers in the plywood kick
> panels under the dash on each side. Added a master kill switch to it
> so I can be sure it doesn't drain my battery during storage. Sounds
> great. Removed the extra brackets for things I'll never use like the
> goofy Loran thing and the old ship to shore. Cleaned up everything and
> made it shiny again. Oh and the glove compartment was bugging me. It
> was lined with what looks like old fashioned cork gasket paper. It was
> flaking and I couldn't put small items in there for fear of losing
> them among the cork dust. Plus, it was deep and dark. I hated it. I
> relined it with light gray indoor out door carpeting and just for
> giggles, I added a light. So now I have a nice soft, well lit glove
> box. Also replaced the v belt. So no more belt squeal. Yay.
> Waiting for the convertible top to come back from the seamstress. The
> top has never been up but the zippers rotted off it, so they need
> replaced. I also have the side panels for it and the rear piece, they
> were in the previous owners attic, never removed from the original
> packaging.
> Next on the list is trying to get the handrails looking good again.
> They're dull and pitted. Metal polish won't do it. I'm going to attack
> them with some #000 steel wool and see what happens. Then while it's
> stored this winter, I plan to take out the table thing and tear it
> apart and rebuilt it with the original metal frame and some new wood
> inserts.
> Speaking os possible performance loss, are there any easy bolt on's
> for the V8 Buick that will boost performance a bit? 4 barrel maybe?
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Andy Perakes
> <aperakes@...>
> wrote:
>> My engine compartment came lined with a thin black foam that has
>> mostly deteriorated over the years. It helps dampen some of the
>> higher frequency noise (foam would need to be a lot thinker to
>> attenuate low frequency noise), but the front of my hatch is vented
>> to allow air in-flow. I took it off the top of the hatch after it
>> started falling because I was afraid it might restrict airflow (at
>> best) or small foam pieces might get sucked in (at worse). Foam board
>> probably wouldn't help a lot as its too dense to absorb much, but
>> auto matting (fiber hood or floor liner) or something similar would
>> help a little. Just be careful not to restrict any airflow
>> --
>> even though the engine is water-cooled, the battery, alternator, etc.
>> still
>> depend mostly on air-cooling. Hotter intake air will also cause you
>> to lose power (though probably not enough to notice except maybe top
>> end).
>> Andy
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Justin DeSantis"
>> <duc1098desmo@...>
>> To: "Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's"
>> <omc-boats@...>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 9:44 PM
>> Subject: [OMC-Boats] Insulating engine
>>> Has anyone added insulation to the inside of the doghouse and engine
>>> cover? I'm thinking of adding some foam board to cut down on the
>>> engine noise a bit. Just wondering if it would have adverse effects?
>>> Would it cause the engine to overheat or anything?
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