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    I'm trying to pull the distributor out of my BBF but it won't seem to come out. I pulled the one bolt that holds it down. It will twist but it won't come out. Am I missing something?? As most of yall know I'm new to gas engines. Also, I want to test the oil pump. Once I get the dist. out, all I have to do is get the attachment to put on a drill and stick it down there right? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBoatCop View Post
    I'm trying to pull the distributor out of my BBF but it won't seem to come out. I pulled the one bolt that holds it down. It will twist but it won't come out. Am I missing something?? As most of yall know I'm new to gas engines. Also, I want to test the oil pump. Once I get the dist. out, all I have to do is get the attachment to put on a drill and stick it down there right? Thanks in advance.

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    Be carefull when yanking on the distributor under these circumstances.

    First thing you may want to try is wiggling the distributor while another is rotating the crankshaft back-and-forth slightly...start there, and don't force it!

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    I'll try it. Thanks. I had catostrophic engine faluire on my first outing in the Tylor the other day. I'd posted on the Taylor site. I'll post the pics over here later.
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    Well the engine won't budge. The last time I killed it, the starter wouldn't even crank it over. What now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBoatCop View Post
    Well the engine won't budge. The last time I killed it, the starter wouldn't even crank it over. What now?
    Pull the pan then pull the pick up and the oil pump.That should free it up.Mine was pretty tight on the way in and out.
    (usually a good thing)

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    Is it a really old motor? Like two decades or more? I have had two old engines that the distributors had caked up carbon/crusty oil/sludge that wouldn't let them come out. Could be as simple as that.

    However. Since you say the engine won't turn and you had catastrophic damage - it could be connecting rod or other component holding it in .
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    The engine is a 78, so it's pretty old. The engine has to come out anyway, so I'll just take apart the oil pump first. I have been told that a bad thrust bearing can make an engine seem like it's locked up. Anyone had any experiances with this? Right before I turned the motor off, it was making a whurring noise, but there was no knock coming from the engine like a rod or anything. Several rockers were off the valves though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBoatCop View Post
    I'm trying to pull the distributor out of my BBF but it won't seem to come out. I pulled the one bolt that holds it down. It will twist but it won't come out. Am I missing something?? As most of yall know I'm new to gas engines. Also, I want to test the oil pump. Once I get the dist. out, all I have to do is get the attachment to put on a drill and stick it down there right? Thanks in advance.

    Eric
    If the motor is still in the boat, or out? pull the front of the motor apart,and remove the timing chain and gears, that might free up the cam enough to get the dizzy out,since you can't rotate the motor.
    Just my 2 cent's Tye,

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    Default Ouch.

    That's ugly.

    Pull and replace with big-block-Chevy. This is your only hope .
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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    Here's a nice turn-key 489! Would power that boat real well and costs about as much as a new crate motor.
    http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=35297
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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    OK Eric heres the deal , Chain over the garage rafters then around the base of the dizzy, then deflate then trailer tires ?? Not , call me if i can help got some ideas ! Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer:30 View Post
    Here's a nice turn-key 489! Would power that boat real well and costs about as much as a new crate motor.
    http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=35297
    I saw that...I wish!

    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    OK Eric heres the deal , Chain over the garage rafters then around the base of the dizzy, then deflate then trailer tires ?? Not , call me if i can help got some ideas ! Tom
    lol...I'll be giving you a call. Thanks!
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    Was that motor actually running this year?..............Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Was that motor actually running this year?..............Ray
    Remarkably, yes it was! I was running it for about 30 mins on the lake before it finally gave out. I had been running it for 10-20 mins several times during the winter too. I can't believe it even ran after I took off the valve covers and saw what it looked like.
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