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    Does anyone know if I can remove my ratchet, reinstall the bearing cap and the driveshaft.
    I don't know what modifications are made to the shaft during the ratchet installation.
    I need more engine clearance....

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onalky View Post
    Does anyone know if I can remove my ratchet, reinstall the bearing cap and the driveshaft.
    I don't know what modifications are made to the shaft during the ratchet installation.
    I need more engine clearance....

    Thanks!
    Depends on what kind of ratchet, you'll need to move the engine back about appox. 3" or have a drive shaft made 3" longer, which ever fits your needs.
    But yes, you can remove the jetaway and reinstall the bearing cap. Not so with the Dons pump release.
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    you can remove the ratchet and reinstall the bearing cap , if it is one of hi-tech ratchets it does not require any shaft modifications.

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    Your suction seal was likely installed backwards when the jetaway was installed just so you know.

    I think its around 4" with a jetaway.

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    you may also going to want to re-pack the bearing...

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    Thanks Guys,

    I need to move the engine back at least 4". I suspect the engine was set further forward as it had a pretty healthy turbo motor in it.
    Judging from the hardware I'd say someone was racing....lol. I am going to sacrifice the ratchet as I don't think TX-20's have a shutdown problem and I am
    not going racing. At least my TX-18 never had a shutdown problem. I'll be keeping it below a hundred anyway as I am too old for this...hahaha. Just helping my 14 year old build a blower motor like I used to when I was a kid. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onalky View Post
    Thanks Guys,

    I need to move the engine back at least 4". I suspect the engine was set further forward as it had a pretty healthy turbo motor in it.
    Judging from the hardware I'd say someone was racing....lol. I am going to sacrifice the ratchet as I don't think TX-20's have a shutdown problem and I am
    not going racing. At least my TX-18 never had a shutdown problem. I'll be keeping it below a hundred anyway as I am too old for this...hahaha. Just helping my 14 year old build a blower motor like I used to when I was a kid. Thanks again!
    On Alky,

    You had not mentioned what type of boat you had, etc. A TX-20, even with a mild performance engine, will perform better with the engine a few inches forward. View this thread from a few weeks ago: http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...placement.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by onalky View Post
    Thanks Guys,

    I need to move the engine back at least 4". I suspect the engine was set further forward as it had a pretty healthy turbo motor in it.
    Judging from the hardware I'd say someone was racing....lol. I am going to sacrifice the ratchet as I don't think TX-20's have a shutdown problem and I am
    not going racing. At least my TX-18 never had a shutdown problem. I'll be keeping it below a hundred anyway as I am too old for this...hahaha. Just helping my 14 year old build a blower motor like I used to when I was a kid. Thanks again!
    If youre selling the ratchet, I know a guy looking for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead View Post
    On Alky,

    You had not mentioned what type of boat you had, etc. A TX-20, even with a mild performance engine, will perform better with the engine a few inches forward. View this thread from a few weeks ago: http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-...placement.html
    Yea, the boat already has 4 inches added to the driveshaft which is about what I had in my old TX-18. With the ratchet, it appears to be about 8 inches forward.
    I am hoping that the 4 inch driveshaft will be enough for the backseat to clear the blower belt. Thanks for the info..

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    Quote Originally Posted by onalky View Post
    Thanks Guys,

    I need to move the engine back at least 4". I suspect the engine was set further forward as it had a pretty healthy turbo motor in it.
    Judging from the hardware I'd say someone was racing....lol. I am going to sacrifice the ratchet as I don't think TX-20's have a shutdown problem and I am
    not going racing. At least my TX-18 never had a shutdown problem. I'll be keeping it below a hundred anyway as I am too old for this...hahaha. Just helping my 14 year old build a blower motor like I used to when I was a kid. Thanks again!
    So how much do you want for it?

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    I think taking the Jet-away out is a mistake. You will miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol Blue View Post
    I think taking the Jet-away out is a mistake. You will miss it.


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