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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-01-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By sfitzgerald351
I've never had an issue with idle quality. Maybe...

I've never had an issue with idle quality. Maybe the 4010 works better on the big blocks? In any event, until I'm employed again there's no money for a new carb so a rebuild is probably a good winter...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Went down to Lake Pueblo. It was a beautiful...

Went down to Lake Pueblo. It was a beautiful weekend and we pretty much had the whole lake to ourselves. Only saw 1 other skier and a handful of fishermen.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-01-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By sfitzgerald351
I've got a 4010 carb, not a 4160. Just as easy to...

I've got a 4010 carb, not a 4160. Just as easy to rebuild?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Got the boat out with the new cap/rotor and the...

Got the boat out with the new cap/rotor and the rewired choke. Due to the weather we went down in altitude to 4900' instead of going up to 8000' (I live at 5900').

Cold starts the boat fired right...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Re-wired the choke. Now it fully opens in a...

Re-wired the choke. Now it fully opens in a smidge over 2 minutes and gets to about 3/4 open in about a minute. It does take it a good 10 minutes to close. Does this sound about right? In either...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Played with the choke tonight. There is nothing...

Played with the choke tonight. There is nothing mechanical that sets the choke when operating the throttle. It seems to be all electric and I'm assuming there is a vacuum inside to help pull it open...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-20-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Thanks for the info. I am running electronic...

Thanks for the info. I am running electronic ignition.

I suspect part of my issue may be that the choke plate is fully closed when cold. I'll need to check it out again tonight, but I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-20-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Did some more checking tonight. Plugs were...

Did some more checking tonight.

Plugs were replaced when the boat was tuned this winter. Dealer says they adjusted idle A/F mixture, idle speed and timing so I should be good there.

Definitely am...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 201,557
Posted By sfitzgerald351
1984 S&S w/ 454

Here's some newer shots of my boat. Finally got the upholstery done this past winter after we moved to Denver. The new place has a garage big enough for the boat so hopefully I can do some more...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-19-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Hard to Start at Altitude - '84 S&S w/ 454

After a few years away from the board (little kids and work will do that), I'm hoping the gang here can help me out.

I've got an 84 S&S with a 454 and a 4010 carb. We moved to Denver last winter...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 201,557
Posted By sfitzgerald351
1984 S&s

My 1984. It has the big 454 in it which is fun.

I'm hoping to have a house with a garage in a year or two so I can completely tear it down and rebuild it and get it to shine like the others on here....
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,842
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Use it! When I taught skiing at the aquatic...

Use it!

When I taught skiing at the aquatic center in college I had a REALLY big guy that would come ski with us early in the morning. He was a good skier, but weighed in at close to 300 lbs and had...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,174
Posted By sfitzgerald351
I think it was a carbed version. This would have...

I think it was a carbed version. This would have been back in 1993 or 1994.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-28-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,174
Posted By sfitzgerald351
I recall having a Nautique at the University...

I recall having a Nautique at the University Aquatic Center that had the GT-40 motor in it. For tournament skiing, multiple skiers, and pulling heavy skiers it was awesome because of the absolutely...
Forum: Trailers 08-20-2006, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,046
Posted By sfitzgerald351
I had 3 Carlisles totally blow out on me so I...

I had 3 Carlisles totally blow out on me so I went with the Goodyears because having a tire go on a single axle trailer at 65 mph is not something I ever want to do again (after having it happen 3...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By sfitzgerald351
I guess I'm of two minds on this. Part of me says...

I guess I'm of two minds on this. Part of me says that you shouldn't ski after dark because could be dangerous. The other part of me says that I should be allowed to make that decision for myself as...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-25-2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,834
Posted By sfitzgerald351
It has been a while. New job, new wife, and a...

It has been a while. New job, new wife, and a house remodeling (everything myself... I hate dealing with constractors) have kept me away from the board. No offense to the great folks on here, but my...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2006, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Denver is good so far. It's a bit hot, but at...

Denver is good so far. It's a bit hot, but at least there is no humidity. I'm still trying to get hydrated and get a good nights sleep (been here less than 1 week). Heading out to Red Rocks tonight...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Exclamation Did you know you could do a 'wheelie' on the trailer?

I sure didn't but found out this last weekend!

The lake near my house is Boston has the strangest (and worst ramp) around. It's steaper than any ramp I've ever seen in all 47 states I've been to and...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-24-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,834
Posted By sfitzgerald351
I'm going to jump on this thread since I just go...

I'm going to jump on this thread since I just go relocated to Denver for work for the next 6 months and my boat is currently sitting in Boston (for use when I go back on weekends).

I'm set up in an...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Propeller Installation Torque Specification

So I discovered the other day that my prop had loosened up a slight bit on the shaft. I'm going to keep a close eye on it, but as it's 90 today I simply want to tighten it up and get back on the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,737
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Get a key chain carabiner (D ring clip). Attach...

Get a key chain carabiner (D ring clip). Attach the key chain to the plug and then when you take it out clip the thing to the steering wheel. You tend to notice it hanging there before you drop the...
Forum: General / Other 05-20-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Cool. Thanks. I'd never thought about filling up...

Cool. Thanks. I'd never thought about filling up on the way to the lake. I would worry about condensation in the gas tank though with more air space. I think I'll put one of those fuel spill thingys'...
Forum: General / Other 05-19-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By sfitzgerald351
Gas Tank Vent

How are the air vents for the gas tank supposed to work? I've noticed over the past year or so that on my 84 S&S that on hot days or when I bump the boat in the driveway a bit of fuel spills out of...
Forum: General / Other 05-04-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By sfitzgerald351
If I open up my motor box without any sort of...

If I open up my motor box without any sort of support it goes all the way back to the stern (My boat never had a back seat) and it either gets in the way or necessitates moving lots of gear in the...
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