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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By wesgardner
H20skeefreek - Bingo! (Probably) The strut...

H20skeefreek - Bingo! (Probably)

The strut (actually the cutlass bearing within the strut) should be the thing determining shaft angle...yes there are two points on the line - one where the shaft...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,672
Posted By wesgardner
I have also heard that on really hot days, the...

I have also heard that on really hot days, the fuel boils in the fuel line near the carb causing "hot start" problems - folks have fixed this by insulating same...I have a different motor but recall...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-23-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By wesgardner
Starter is NOT waterproof...may need rebuild...

Starter is NOT waterproof...may need rebuild later as others have posted
Forum: General / Other 08-21-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,005
Posted By wesgardner
Mine leaked fairly steadily from the rubrail back...

Mine leaked fairly steadily from the rubrail back aft - steady stream at riding speed 21 mph +/- - seems at that speed water was deflected just right to hit the underside of the rail and caused a...
Forum: Electrical 08-20-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By wesgardner
'Round here an alternator rebuild is about $100...

'Round here an alternator rebuild is about $100 from my good friends at Mamock's Motor Electric - good folks!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-20-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,042
Posted By wesgardner
I too run my boat in brackish w/ a FlushPro - I...

I too run my boat in brackish w/ a FlushPro - I have no intake shut off, but I should...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,042
Posted By wesgardner
Just make ABSOLUTELY sure that the raw water...

Just make ABSOLUTELY sure that the raw water intake is turned ON everytime you go to start your boat - make sure to WARN people if you lend your boat to others that they'll need to turn the raw water...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,440
Posted By wesgardner
The thing that stops the water from coming in at...

The thing that stops the water from coming in at the prop (drive) shaft is called a stuffing box and yes, it'll leak (but just a few drops if any when properly maintained) and is made to be...
Forum: Electrical 08-07-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By wesgardner
I didn't get really spiffy starts until I...

I didn't get really spiffy starts until I replaced my "S" terminal wiring...both to and from the key switch - my boat was sluggish and eating solenoids due to lack of current...I went with 10 ga. as...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By wesgardner
I went thru the entire ill-starting scenario with...

I went thru the entire ill-starting scenario with a boat about the age of yours - long story short - the "S" terminal wire from the solenoid up to the key switch and back to the battery was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By wesgardner
ant, Try disconnecting the shift linkage at the...

ant,

Try disconnecting the shift linkage at the transmission and engage/disengage by hand...this'll tell you if it's an adjustment issue (you hope) vs. a transmission issue (you're hoping not) If...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-06-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,271
Posted By wesgardner
Hey Woodskier, How 'bout one of these -...

Hey Woodskier,

How 'bout one of these - eliminates points, ballast resistor and remote coil...high capacity - open up your plug gap for better burn...beautifully machined and wit ha set of their...
Forum: General / Other 08-06-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By wesgardner
http://www.racersrvstuff.com/racersrv/details.php?...

http://www.racersrvstuff.com/racersrv/details.php?ITEM=3640370

These guys sell the ROCKER switches that light up red when ON....

Wes
Forum: Electrical 07-24-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,654
Posted By wesgardner
Yeah, when I did the voltmeter test at the...

Yeah, when I did the voltmeter test at the solenoid's key-switch terminal, I got around 8 volts or something...that's when I decided to re-wire the entire ignition/starting circuit using 10 ga. wire...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-24-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By wesgardner
I would say you've either gotta grind it in the...

I would say you've either gotta grind it in the front or add to it in the back via a wedge if f/g or sim....
Forum: General / Other 07-19-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,760
Posted By wesgardner
Use sharp drills, put down a tarp - you'll have...

Use sharp drills, put down a tarp - you'll have metal filings EVERYWHERE - takes all day to do...don't hurry, get it right.

The position fore and aft is NOT critical - mostly up to your eye....think...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-19-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,421
Posted By wesgardner
You should be able to find some threads...

You should be able to find some threads on:

Breaking the coupling loose, then using an old bolt of the proper length placed in the space between the two coupling halves, recouple and tighten thus...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,050
Posted By wesgardner
Get one of...

Get one of these
http://www.performancedistributors.com/marinedui.htm

You'll eliminate ballast resistor and coil.

Rebuild your starter/solenoid, run in new 10 ga. wire for the entire...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By wesgardner
You know guys, someone who didn't understand the...

You know guys, someone who didn't understand the playful humor of internet boards/forums could really get confused...

Have a great weekend
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By wesgardner
Yep, the MV-2 is what's usually used...I had...

Yep, the MV-2 is what's usually used...I had something that looked like an outdrive control w/ a T-handle, the thing had been so badly abused it could not be rebuilt as alotta the adjustments were...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-11-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By wesgardner
Dunno if Morse controls has an install manual...

Dunno if Morse controls has an install manual online...might show an exploded view that might help...
Forum: Appearance 07-11-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By wesgardner
Famo-wood in TEAK flavor or epoxy w/ teak dust...

Famo-wood in TEAK flavor or epoxy w/ teak dust might work....
Forum: Electrical 07-11-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By wesgardner
I'm DUI my timing is advanced slightly...mine...

I'm DUI my timing is advanced slightly...mine starts INSTANTLY, just touch the key and off it goes.

I pump once when cold (it's a carbed thing)...once warm, it pops right off...different motor tho...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-09-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,951
Posted By wesgardner
Mine did sound like a lifter AND I could tell...

Mine did sound like a lifter AND I could tell where it was coming from...in my case port side forward...replaced the exhaust manifold gasket and voila! Use a liberal amount of PB Blaster BEFORE...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-29-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By wesgardner
http://www.performancedistributors.com/marinedui.h...

http://www.performancedistributors.com/marinedui.htm

This is undoubtedly the way to go...
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