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Forum: Electrical 04-29-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By shortyx250
But shouldn't I be getting spark off the coil...

But shouldn't I be getting spark off the coil wire before the distributor?
Forum: Electrical 04-29-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By shortyx250
I got some readings this morning off the coil and...

I got some readings this morning off the coil and I am getting 11.5v or so to the coil. I checked the resistor and I get around 2ohms there and about 1v drop. Does this sound correct. If im not...
Forum: Electrical 04-28-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By shortyx250
Yes that is correct. What should the voltage drop...

Yes that is correct. What should the voltage drop be across the resistor? This boat has ran great the last 5 or 6 season. I installed a new motor in 2010. Have not had to do anything but oil changes...
Forum: Electrical 04-28-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By shortyx250
Negative.

Negative.
Forum: Electrical 04-28-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By shortyx250
I think I have a problem before the distributor....

I think I have a problem before the distributor. Shouldn't I be getting spark off the coil wire? .018 is what ski dim says to gap them at. Then run the motor to check the dwell. I have done a tuneup...
Forum: Electrical 04-28-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By shortyx250
I just installed new points, condenser, cap,...

I just installed new points, condenser, cap, rotor, plugs, wires, and coil. I set the gap at .018
Forum: Electrical 04-28-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By shortyx250
No spark. 1980 SS

1980 Stars and Strips. So at the end of last season the boat starting running poorly. It would seem almost like it wasn't firing on all cylinders or a weak spark. But it was also kinda intermittent....
Forum: Appearance 10-03-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By shortyx250
Decals for Stars and Stripes

I have a 1980 SS and am looking for some new Decals. Anybody know where I can find them. I am just now hearing about BAWS and might have missed a good chance, should have picked those up a few years...
Forum: Appearance 10-02-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By shortyx250
I have a guy that will do the work I just want to...

I have a guy that will do the work I just want to find the correct flake.
Forum: Appearance 10-01-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By shortyx250
Metal Flake

I have a 1980 SS that needs the red stripe redone. Does anyone know of a good place to get the correct flake? And yes i have already tried to wetsand and buff.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 257,437
Posted By shortyx250
Hey mzimme what lake you on. I live at Lake...

Hey mzimme what lake you on. I live at Lake Lotawana.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 257,437
Posted By shortyx250
Taken from a Para Plane.

Taken from a Para Plane.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 12-14-2011, 01:53 PM
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Views: 1,095
Posted By shortyx250
81 S&s

Here is a 81 I found in the area for sale. Needs a full restore.

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/boa/2702293893.html
Forum: Electrical 10-21-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By shortyx250
I had one break a couple years ago. We fabricated...

I had one break a couple years ago. We fabricated one and it was pretty easy. You could also check the junkyard.
Forum: Appearance 09-21-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By shortyx250
So you buy red metalflake which is dry, and mix...

So you buy red metalflake which is dry, and mix it with gelcoat? I found this online. Its 70 bucks a pint. If i wet sand anymore it will be sanding the...
Forum: Appearance 09-21-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By shortyx250
S&S needs new red stripe

Anybody have any tips on redoing my 1980 red Stars & Stripes? I already wetsanded, compounded, polished and waxed the hell out of it. It looked good for a while but the oxidation has returned. I know...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-12-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By shortyx250
I would buy a long block crate motor. I got mine...

I would buy a long block crate motor. I got mine from Tide Water for 1600 delivered. 2 years running, and its been a great motor.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-09-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By shortyx250
I had a cracked block in my boat when I purchased...

I had a cracked block in my boat when I purchased it. Some poeple are just idiots and forget to winterize. Anyways I filled it up with water, and let it sit for the winter just to see if the core...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By shortyx250
The plugs are white. I think I have my idle...

The plugs are white. I think I have my idle mixture screws to far in. They were a half a turn out. Not sure how that happened. To many beers maybe. I am going to back them out to where they should...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By shortyx250
If the engine is bored 30 over do I need fatter...

If the engine is bored 30 over do I need fatter jets?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By shortyx250
I checked for vacuum leaks and thats not the...

I checked for vacuum leaks and thats not the problem. The boat runs good I was just checking the plugs and noticed them to seem a little lean. Whats the stock setting for the idle mixture screw? I am...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By shortyx250
Well its 2 years old and I put the motor in after...

Well its 2 years old and I put the motor in after buying a long block. The original motor was cracked when I got the boat. So that makes me the installer of the intake mainifold. So its under...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By shortyx250
I dont see a runner/tubey. Do you pull the intake...

I dont see a runner/tubey. Do you pull the intake manifold to get to this or are o utalking about the intake manifold gasket?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By shortyx250
OK is that the Carb and Riser gasket your talking...

OK is that the Carb and Riser gasket your talking about.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,753
Posted By shortyx250
Front plugs leaner than rear 351W

I checked my sparkplugs and the front ones are leaner than the rear. Its a 1980 S&S with a new 351W. Any ideas? Maybe a leaking intake?
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