Good luck in your search. I feel it would take a very long time for that to be an issue. I've declined the offer as the text and line drawings will be useful to me. I found a place to rebuild my Qjets to factory specs as per the engine rebuild book. Of course my engines are model year 2000, maybe your boook is no longer printed so they just makes copies? I've rebuilt several, just follow the directions and make sure you take photos so you remember how to get it back together.
In some boats they can also be difficult to service without pulling an engine. An ex-racer, Machine Shop tech, or mechanic. You didn't leave a carb in it overnight because you wouldn't have a carb in the morning. Before I spend too much time figuring out how to do it myself I would at least like to get a price from a professional. One more comment about loose bushings. If you have questions about , , , , or , our guys have the answers.
As far as finding a rebuild individual you're going to have to find someone at least 50 years old. Bobct had given me a book he had on rebuilding qjets a while back. Then I sent them both to him for tweaking and an actual run in on a V8. I thought a rebuild of the Rochester 4-barrel carburetor is in order but the pictures are too dark to see what the text is talking about. I wouldn't mind except that the pictures and there are lots of them are so dark as to be almost useless. We represent that rare combination of talent and technical know-how.
Marine Parts Source is unique in that we have the marine parts we sell in stock. It can sometimes be really hard to get a manual and those bad repros have been around since Xerox first came out with their copier. Responsive, knowledgeable, expert technicians make all the difference in the world. This is why I love this forum! Went with all grade 8 zinc coated hardware. I was told by my machine shop not to waste my time rebuilding the qudrajets and simply go with a new holley or edelbrock to avoid headaches? If it came with the boat, then don't change the jets, rods or springs. Moderators: , , okay gang, i'm doing a mitzvah for perry p-dogg as he is knee deep in his bilge rebedding thruhull fittings etc this evening. Both engines start like they're fuel injected, never stall and idle fine under 600 rpm's.
Todd, The guy that wrote the book is the guy Cliff Ruggles. If you decide to do a swap, I'll but one of your old ones. I haven't laid a finger on them since. Remember our mission — to get your boat back on the water — fast. I think you would be hard pressed to find those on a marine application.
Very solid and reliable setup if maintained. Bob Thanks Bob, I was on cliffs site and he has a 1yr backlog on rebuilds. At this point I would likely a call the vendor and ask if the will swap for a more legible copy and b contact Crusader and ask them for their suggestions. I've owned several in my life and love them. I then proceed to look up the serial numbers on the carbs.
V-drives are reliable but have more moving parts, thus more to go wrong. Rods changed, both carbs rebuilt no more problem. This alone separates us from other e-commerce sites selling boat parts online. I have had success using Brake Cleaners but maybe I got lucky. Searching around, sounds like both would be small block chevy based engines, so maybe pretty similar? Later these bushings were dropped and the shafts just rested in the aluminum. I called the guy and he said that they were fine.
You have to align the prop shafts and check them occasionally. I actually found a local radiator shop and dropped my heat exchangers off today. Would want the most complete kit I can find. Yes all the engine manufacturers use the basic chevy small block and marinize them. I was told to be very cautious finding someone to rebuild and set up the old carbs since their are apparently alot of hacks out there. Given 2 identical cruisers, 1 with Merc power and the other with Crusader, I'd go Crusader.
I wrote to the forum to alert you all to the disappoint you may experience if you're counting on receiving a manual with good resolution photos. But they do come with their own issues. Our boat experts gladly spend the time it takes to answer your questions. Re: 1987 Crusader 350 ci. We operate several warehouses filled with boat parts across many states, and we ship orders as soon as we receive them. I'll let ya know what they say - if anything.