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Forum: General / Other 03-08-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,801
Posted By ryangraham
My helm broke because the cable had become so...

My helm broke because the cable had become so tight that I had to use too much force to turn the wheel and it broke the gears inside the helm. Had I replaced the cable before the helm broke, maybe I...
Forum: General / Other 02-23-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,801
Posted By ryangraham
You will be very happy with the UFLEX. I agree...

You will be very happy with the UFLEX. I agree with Cloaked, Skidim is possibly the best online company I've ever worked with for anything; definitely for everything inboard boat related. Shoot, they...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-03-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,220
Posted By ryangraham
Hi everyone. Just wanted to post an update. I...

Hi everyone. Just wanted to post an update. I found a pressure gauge and the pump was pushing out 7.7 psi, which is dead on. So my fuel pump was not the issue. After months of troubleshooting, a new...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-17-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,220
Posted By ryangraham
"One of the flat plugs on top of the fuel bowls...

"One of the flat plugs on top of the fuel bowls was loose"
tph - maybe our carbs are slightly different, because mine does not look exactly like the one in your pick, and i don't have any flat plugs...
Forum: General / Other 12-17-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,801
Posted By ryangraham
I should mention one thing: yes, the quality of...

I should mention one thing: yes, the quality of the helm and cable are top notch. Like I said, nothing but happy. The one grip I can bring up is this: the black disc that covers the post that the...
Forum: General / Other 12-17-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,801
Posted By ryangraham
Well, it's been 3 years now, and I'm still super...

Well, it's been 3 years now, and I'm still super happy with the Uflex Rotech Stearing System I installed. It steers like butter. Couldn't be happier. Hope this helps!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-17-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,220
Posted By ryangraham
Mechanical Fuel Pump Problem....maybe. Convert to Electronic Fuel Pump

I've been chasing a huge problem for a couple months now. I will post more details once I've solved the problem, to hopefully benefit someone else down the road. In the mean time, I need some...
Forum: Electrical 09-06-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
just wanted to get back to this post for the...

just wanted to get back to this post for the benefit of others. It appears my electrical problems have been cured. The initial culprit was a combination of incorrect wiring and a bad starter relay...
Forum: Electrical 08-12-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
i was looking on the skidim.com site and noticed...

i was looking on the skidim.com site and noticed this note on their relay:
"If starter stays engaged, it is an indication of a low amperage problem. Check both ends of the battery cables and main...
Forum: Electrical 08-11-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By ryangraham
one more thing......i've been having similar...

one more thing......i've been having similar issues and i'm convinced my issues are related to a combination of a bad starter solenoid and/or incorrect/bad wiring. i'm trying to obtain a more...
Forum: Electrical 08-11-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By ryangraham
get a volt meter and start taping wire connection...

get a volt meter and start taping wire connection point. if you have a suspect wire you can check the current at one side of the wire and the other. they should be the same. if there is a signicant...
Forum: Electrical 08-11-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
Jim, are you trying to tell me that my starter...

Jim, are you trying to tell me that my starter may be the cause of the starter continuing to run after the key has been returned to the on position (from the start position)? To me, greasing...
Forum: Electrical 08-11-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
the photo posted was not of my boat. my solenoid...

the photo posted was not of my boat. my solenoid is actually the older style that is bracket mounted so the solenoid sits away from the engine block. there was a little bit of rust that cleaned off...
Forum: Electrical 08-11-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
electrical issue persists: I was out this weekend...

electrical issue persists: I was out this weekend with the engine running pretty good, tach issue gone. Mid day Sunday, I cranked it and the starter wouldn't stop turning. Pulled the battery cable. I...
Forum: Electrical 08-08-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
problem solved

i've been bad about posting problems, getting advice, and never posting my solution. i'm not going to be like that anymore. i fixed my problem, and this is what it was....

I had an older starter...
Forum: Electrical 08-05-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
another thing: does anyone now a spot online to...

another thing: does anyone now a spot online to order replacement electrical wiring for an 86 pcm 351?
Forum: Electrical 08-05-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
voltmeter is the key

thanks andy, i've got a voltmeter. i'll get after it in the next couple days. thanks for the tip.

i'm considering a rewire job. does anybody know where to find the best wiring diagram?

-Ryan
Forum: Electrical 08-05-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
OK OK, I wasn't that serious about it

Alright, I really wasn't that serious about getting a non-USCG conforming starter or alternator. Really just wanted a little more understanding. Thanks for the pics and stories.

So if I promise...
Forum: Electrical 08-05-2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
one more question

is there really, REALLY a need to buy a "marine" sealed alternator and starter? aren't most all alternators and starters sealed? I know there's this fear of a spark igniting and blowing up gas fumes...
Forum: Electrical 08-04-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,383
Posted By ryangraham
new battery, but starter won't turn over (doesn't make a sound)

I've got an 86 PCM 351 on a 19' S&S. Electronic Ignition. I've been noticing an issue where my battery looses starting power by the end of the day. Seems to me like the alternator isn't keeping up....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-23-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By ryangraham
SUCCESS! I had to tear down most of the fuel...

SUCCESS!
I had to tear down most of the fuel delivery system, and half the credit goes to shear luck, and there is a chance I'm not out of troubled water yet, but my boat is back on the water and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By ryangraham
All of this helps. Thanks everyone. I bought a...

All of this helps. Thanks everyone. I bought a new fuel pump, a new fuel line, and a couple other non-related items. I'm going to go through a couple checks and tests before replacing the fuel pump,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-19-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By ryangraham
engine stalls at running rpms

I have a PCM Ford 351 with Holly Carb. on an 86 Mastercraft 19' Stars and Stripes. The engine cranks perfectly, and it runs at idle speed (600 rpm) all day. The boat will come out of the hole and run...
Forum: General / Other 09-02-2006, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,801
Posted By ryangraham
ok. after much research I believe I have made a...

ok. after much research I believe I have made a decision. I am going with the Uflex Rotech System. It does not have the Non-reversible Mechanism that the Accura system has, but I have been told that...
Forum: General / Other 08-31-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,801
Posted By ryangraham
well, i've learned more on my own threw hours of...

well, i've learned more on my own threw hours of online research, but I'm still not ready to comit to Uflex or Teleflex. Skidim is pushing the Uflex system, arguing the planetary gear design in the...
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