bad news on the boat coming to G5

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bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby jamundsen » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:40 pm

Today was the big day to take the boat off the trailer for two reasons. First to test things out and second to allow for work on the trailer so it could be towed without damaging the boat. I found that I needed to change the height of the supports on the trailer as the boat moved forward last year when it filled with water on the road. Motor runs great but the trans doesnt work. So much for a rebuilt trans. I called the shop that sold it to me and of course they are out of business. So out comes the trans and off to the shop it goes. This isnt as bad work wise as it sounds as I have already had it out once so twice will be "easy". It just wont allow the boat to make G5 this year. I am thinking about flying up and was wondering if there were any souls that would be interested in picking up two of us at the local airport?
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Postby DaveLott » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:43 pm

I have no doubt we will come to pick you up. What do you believe will be your schedule?

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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby jamundsen » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:57 pm

Would like to come in Thursday afternoon sometime. Whatever works for others. And no we're not bringing the Stearman.
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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby upspirate » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:02 pm

One or two others are flying in also....maybe send a van or big enough vehicle to make one trip?

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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby gstanfield » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:14 pm

Strap some pontoons on that bird and fly on in :mrgreen:
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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby upspirate » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:16 pm

There ya go....bring one of your anphibs

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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby jamundsen » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:24 pm

I checked google maps. Its 5.8 miles. Marion county airport. I can arrange a time to fit any one else.
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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby jamundsen » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:26 pm

Now thats an idea. :D
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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby upspirate » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:28 pm

Is there enough room to take off & land down in the canyon there?

You know ,what with the mountains/hills?

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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby jamundsen » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:36 pm

I think there is plenty of room as long as I dont hit any boats. :lol:
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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby kens » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:49 pm

I cant believe a Velvetdrive is just plain bad. Is the rotation setup right? got good oil? all the simple stuff?
I not doubting your t-shooting, but I got one for $50 off Ebay and I been flogging it for 5 years now.
those trannys are so bullit proof I cant believe it is unuseable.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby Trackhappy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:16 pm

I am with Kens. Tell us more about what it is doing. They are just a small hydraulic pump with a valve to pressurise either forward or reverse piston, which locks the friction plates together. As Kens said, check the pump rotation. It is on the engine side of the trans and gets unbolted and rotated to suit either engine rotation. It may be an air-lock. Make sure it is full of oil or even overfull initially to get the pump primed.
Let us know what you have found so far.
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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby jamundsen » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:09 pm

Put trans in gear and at idle nothing. After reving the engine up to 2500 to 3000 rpms trans turned very slowly and the same direction no matter if it's in reverse or forward. Trans is slightly overfilled. I thought I would need some fluid for the cooler and lines.
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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby kens » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:18 pm

Could it be the spool valve? (shift valve)
There is test ports on the top of the tranny. You can put pressure guages there and read hydraulic pressures F-N-R.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: bad news on the boat coming to G5

Postby jamundsen » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:44 pm

The spool valve appears to go in only one way. i will check the pressure tomorrow.
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