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Wiring & Engine Detail, part 2

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These photos show the Halon bottle in place, and also a much better look at the inside of the compartment where the meter and terminal strip are mounted.
As an "extra" there is a shot of the new coolant overflow tank showing how the level in it almost matches the hose take-off place on the coolant cap. This is preferred to having it higher or lower.
The former Universal diesel had the coolant bottle mounted somewhat higher, in the port seat lazaretto under the hinged cockpit seat lid.
I believe that if the height is different, it is better to have the tank a little higher than the top of the engine, and the factory location did that. (Of course that 'belief' might not be factual...)

It is much easier now to check the level and add some coolant mix without spillage, also.

While viewing the starboard engine side, note the snazzy throttle action reverser our mechanic/installer built. This lets the lever on the cockpit pedestal function the way it did before.

Interesting trivia: our former Universal diesel had a smaller steel bell-crank throttle reverser attached to the side of the block under the injection pump. That may have been in deference to the way the cable controls worked on the thousands of sailboats in the 80's with Yacht Services wheel steering. Possibly.
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Updated 02-19-2019 at 04:49 PM by Loren Beach

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