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post #8 of Old 06-28-2013 Thread Starter
H and E
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Re: Diesel engine install

I have the engine in place and aligned the shaft. I checked the horizontal movement of the shaft and fixed it in place in the center of the horizontal movement. I have adjusted the face plates to within about 10 thousandths of each other and the bolt holes aligned. (Not sure the casting on the aft end of the transmission is that accurate)It took several times as when I tightened things up movement occurred and I had to re-align. I plan to run the engine with the shaft not connected to see if the engine will settle in some then re-adjust. I will recheck it in the water and again after a few hours of running in the water. I have installed a new cutlass bearing and stuffing box packing. I have a tendency to over do some things most of the time and am wondering if I am doing it here.
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