View Full Version : 79 Stars & Stripes Transmission Problem?

07-07-2008, 10:53 AM
I'm not sure what is causing the problem my boat is having, but I believe it may be the tranny. I have a 79 Stars and Stripes that has no hole shot or power in the turns. I just put a new Holley carb on it, which it needed, but I still have not power. The boat is weak out of the hole, especially when pulling a skier and boggs down when turning. It's almost like the transmission has no first gear. Any thoughts?

07-07-2008, 11:26 AM
That sounds like a carb problem to me, not a tranny issue. Dumb question, but did you have to tune the carb at all after you put it on?

07-07-2008, 11:31 AM
The carb ran fine just bolting it on. However, I adjusted it a little yesterday while I was on the lake b/c it seemed to be running a little rich.

07-30-2008, 12:30 AM
same boat, same problems, any luck???

07-30-2008, 01:54 PM
Sounds like a tuning/jetting issue to me. Pull your plugs are they black and sooty or light brown. What elevation are you at? What is the jet size you are running? Have you done any other performance mods to your engine like new heads or intake?