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by Fastjeff
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Low Engine Power, White Smoke
Replies: 16
Views: 5373

Re: Low Engine Power, White Smoke

Sounds to me that Mr STB might be off on timing, due to a stuck ignition advance. Have you looked at it with a light?

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318/392 Stroker Motors
Replies: 86
Views: 113024

Re: 318/392 Stroker Motors

Whoa! You're way under propped. My stock 360s (32 footer) were happy with 17 x 15 4 bladers.

More power means lots better gas mileage and less engine wear as well. The boat still rocked out of the water with them, turning 3,900 rpm WOT.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Interesting find...
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Interesting find...

Had to laugh at that one. Reminded me of my old motocross days when we pulled the steel springs out of the front forks and used air pressure instead. That worked great--until the seals started leaking. The front end would then collapse, which could be rather embarrassing during a race! Springs don't...
by Fastjeff
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: It may be official...
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: It may be official...

Yikes!

You can buy a case of NAPA jobs for that. Well, at least three or so.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: It may be official...
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: It may be official...

Seeing you asked.... Being a legendary cheapskate, I converted my fuel filter to metal can in-line types from NAPA. Doubled up miniature hose clamps on both sides to prevent a leak. They are a cinch to change (and low cost, of course!) Also, on a friend's big M, I saw one of the stock metal filters ...
by Fastjeff
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Trim Tabs
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Trim Tabs

Agreed. Darn nice people to deal with.

I've stripped two of those Lenco electric actuators on my other boat and am not a fan of them.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318/392 Stroker Motors
Replies: 86
Views: 113024

Re: 318/392 Stroker Motors

Sounds to me that you need a lot more prop! My 32 footer did 20 mph at 2,500 rpm (and still leapt out of the water).

More prop equals better mpg and less engine wear.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Low Engine Power, White Smoke
Replies: 16
Views: 5373

Re: Low Engine Power, White Smoke

..."On mine , I am able to disconnect the PCV hose from the carb and use that port to measure the vacuum. " AH, but your idle adjustment will be wrong soon as you hook that hose back up. (The PCV system is a controlled vacuum leak.) ..."What’s a respectable vacuum goal for carb adjust...
by Fastjeff
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Struts
Topic: Need a strut
Replies: 18
Views: 27685

Re: Need a strut

Glad to hear that! He was very cordial when I spoke with him years ago.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Low Engine Power, White Smoke
Replies: 16
Views: 5373

Re: Low Engine Power, White Smoke

Hold it! You can not use the PCV hose for your vacuum source when adjusting the idle mixture screws, or you're adjustments will end up way too rich. Every marine engine needs a PVC system due to the moisture experienced in the marine life. That said, you need to find another vacuum source to attach ...

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