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BusterSaunders

Rehabbing a 2002 Wakesetter

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Bozboat

Whoa, that brings back memories and skinned knuckles.

Check this thread, almost to the end.  I have some photos where I was able to cut the manifold enough to get it loose

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BusterSaunders
49 minutes ago, Bozboat said:

Whoa, that brings back memories and skinned knuckles.

Check this thread, almost to the end.  I have some photos where I was able to cut the manifold enough to get it loose

Wow! Yep, I have the exact same problem x 4. I'll try heat as well but i assume i have a lot of cutting to do

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BusterSaunders
1 hour ago, Bozboat said:

Whoa, that brings back memories and skinned knuckles.

Check this thread, almost to the end.  I have some photos where I was able to cut the manifold enough to get it loose

Looks like you cut back an inch or so to get to a "good" section right? I wonder if i can take a cutting wheel and cut through the manifold cutting the last inch off the bolts where hopefully the rust stops.

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Michigan boarder

Man, that looks awful.  What causes the corrosion?  I was lucky with my engine overhaul in 2013, I did not have any issues getting the manifolds off, zero rust/corrosion and that boat was neglected before I got it.

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BusterSaunders
7 minutes ago, Michigan boarder said:

Man, that looks awful.  What causes the corrosion?  I was lucky with my engine overhaul in 2013, I did not have any issues getting the manifolds off, zero rust/corrosion and that boat was neglected before I got it.

The boat spent plenty of time in brackish water. From what I know the engine was flushed each time and the exterior sprayed or washed. I'm sure the culprit is two leaky riser gaskets. The path for the leak is directly into those last 4 bolts. It looks like a mechanic at some point put high temp silicone around a few riser bolts. Hmm... the gasket was only $10. 

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Bozboat
13 hours ago, BusterSaunders said:

Looks like you cut back an inch or so to get to a "good" section right? I wonder if i can take a cutting wheel and cut through the manifold cutting the last inch off the bolts where hopefully the rust stops.

Once we hit it with the cutting wheel, it went pretty fast.   The fused area was limited to the outer part of the bolt and the head of the bolt.   Since you are not trying to save the old manifolds, I would skip the heat and just cut them off.

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BusterSaunders
Just now, Bozboat said:

Once we hit it with the cutting wheel, it went pretty fast.   The fused area was limited to the outer part of the bolt and the head of the bolt.   Since you are not trying to save the old manifolds, I would skip the heat and just cut them off.

That's what I plan to do now. I put some heat on them last night and shot with penetrant. Got no where.  I'll try cutting the outer 1" off the bolts and see where that gets me. Thanks for the help

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Bozboat

Get a big tube of anti seize for the new bolts

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Bozboat

Buster

 

After I cut my manifold off I cut it open to see what was inside.  Here is that thread, just in case you want to keep cutting into them:

 

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BusterSaunders
26 minutes ago, Bozboat said:

Buster

 

After I cut my manifold off I cut it open to see what was inside.  Here is that thread, just in case you want to keep cutting into them:

 

A good discussion. I winterized with antifreeze this season but I am not sure what was done for the other 14 winters :/ I'm just as worried about what's in the block but there's nothing I can do about it. I guess run it till it dies. I did find a blockage in the starboard aft plastic elbow. That was the only full block I saw. The risers ran cool in the fall.

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BusterSaunders

Starboard side off as well! I didnt even fuss with the bad heads on this one. Just cut the bolts right in half through the manifold. The studs came out finger tight.

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BusterSaunders
56 minutes ago, Bozboat said:

More to read here:

 

Bakes Resource Page

 

Capacities

 

Torque Specs

 

The manifold bolts  spec is 11 pounds first pass, 22 second pass

 

 

Awesome, Thanks @Bozboat! I was gunna say a small block 350 is 25lbs or so but this link is a goldmine. 

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boardjnky4

WOW those are in rough shape. Good job on all of this. I'm also working on a project boat that's from NC... It's a lot of work. More work than it looks like, frankly.

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BusterSaunders
12 minutes ago, boardjnky4 said:

WOW those are in rough shape. Good job on all of this. I'm also working on a project boat that's from NC... It's a lot of work. More work than it looks like, frankly.

Thanks and good luck on your project.

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ahopkinsVTX

Man those look 100x better! Good work so far. 

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BusterSaunders

Ooooo, shiny...

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boardjnky4

Great work keep it up 

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BusterSaunders
1 hour ago, boardjnky4 said:

Great work keep it up 

Thanks! It's a labor of love for sure. It's been slower paced than I wanted. Though with a 14 mo old running around and a wife  5 months pregnant, sometimes the boat is 2nd, 3rd or 10th on the list. 

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boardjnky4
55 minutes ago, BusterSaunders said:

Thanks! It's a labor of love for sure. It's been slower paced than I wanted. Though with a 14 mo old running around and a wife  5 months pregnant, sometimes the boat is 2nd, 3rd or 10th on the list. 

oh I know what ya mean man. Everything seems to take way longer than it should.

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Bozboat

Wow, she is cleaning up nicely

new prop will be awesome, the acme over the original SS CVP is one of the best up grades in terms of performance 

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Michigan boarder
16 hours ago, BusterSaunders said:

Ooooo, shiny...

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Those are a thing of beauty.  When I got my ACME 425 brand new in box last year I just kept holding it, putting it down, picking it back up, flipping it over, spinning it around, picking it back up, etc.  Installed it, and by the end of the season it was that dingy grey color.:(

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