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Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-17-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By ggrimes13
Sigh...

...on hold until next spring:(
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By ggrimes13
^^agree with Dynamite...just went through this...

^^agree with Dynamite...just went through this exact same issue on mine. Sure seemed like a fuel issue, so worked a lot on carb with no significant improvement. Went back to basics and finally...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-15-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
always double check the basics...

After all the fiddling I have done to my new Holley 4160 I still ended up with occasional hesitation and backfire, which continued to get worse. Long story short, I went back thru the basics and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By ggrimes13
I find this thread interesting as I bought a NEW...

I find this thread interesting as I bought a NEW Holley 4160 for my 351 last year and have chased a few problems getting everything set so it runs good. While checking for vacuum leaks with the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-01-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
Think I found the adjustment I needed

So...after reading countless tips on various forums dealing with unresponsive idle mixture screws on Holley, I decided to try adjusting the stop screw of the secondary throttle. From what I read,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
@Cloaked: The National carb was on the boat when...

@Cloaked: The National carb was on the boat when I bought it, but I replaced with a new Holley last year (that's why it's so clean!). Started having new issues at the end of the season. Now...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
Float setting

I wondered about that...it's not "level"
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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2014, 08:08 PM
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Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
no smoking gun found

Pulled the primary bowl and metering block, found no evidence of dirt, gunk, debris...nothing.
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Went ahead and disassembled needle valve, no dirt there either. Blew compressed...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
OK, next step is pull the primary bowl and have a...

OK, next step is pull the primary bowl and have a look around. Stay tuned...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-27-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
Yeah, that one is sitting on the shelf in my...

Yeah, that one is sitting on the shelf in my garage...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-27-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
Is power valve next troubleshooting step?

Got delayed by the holiday festivities; back on this today. No evidence of vacuum leak around carb base or PCV hose using the carb cleaner method. Pulling 13-14 vacuum at the PCV port on carb base...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
Thanks, I'll do these things tonight or in the...

Thanks, I'll do these things tonight or in the morning and reply with an update.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
I’m reviving this thread since I’m surprisingly...

I’m reviving this thread since I’m surprisingly having issues with my NEW carb installed last May (prior posts above). At the close of last season here in Michigan, it started stumbling when...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 03-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By ggrimes13
We live on a small lake in southern MI that has a...

We live on a small lake in southern MI that has a couple rental options. You would have the lake nearly to yourselves during the weekdays, and evening/weekend traffic is not much except on holidays....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-27-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By ggrimes13
Yes, the specs for Sierra 18-7845 say it's a 21...

Yes, the specs for Sierra 18-7845 say it's a 21 micron water separating fuel filter. However, it's not the only fuel filter in my Tristar; it has a filter element on the fuel pump as well. Here's a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-18-2013, 10:36 PM
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Views: 465,754
Posted By ggrimes13
Cabernet sauvignon with grilled filet mignon,...

Cabernet sauvignon with grilled filet mignon, then long islands in the hot tub. Sucks to be getting cold here, but we do what we can to enjoy our life in Michigan. Living on a lake for the last 4...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-18-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By ggrimes13
I didn't take any pics during the work, but I'll...

I didn't take any pics during the work, but I'll try to get one this weekend. I had to pull the boat out for the winter:(, and will be winterizing sometime in the next few days. I really need to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-18-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By ggrimes13
I used...

I used this:

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SIE18-7852-1

I had to make a bracket out of angle iron to mount it the way I wanted, but no big problem :)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-02-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By ggrimes13
I had a rebuilt from National Carburetor on my...

I had a rebuilt from National Carburetor on my 1987 TriStar, with a sticker label 80319-351. (carb installed by previous owner during motor rebuild). Due to some issues, I wanted to go thru the carb...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-23-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
other observations on carb differences

a couple more pics for those interested. the rebuild from National Carburetor had a sight plug hole on the secondary bowl, and the choke vent was closed off with epoxy:
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The new Holley as no...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
solved the carb issue

Pic of the carb installed by PO:
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Peeled off the sticker:
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After seeing this, decided I wasn't in the mood to spend countless hours tracking down what might be wrong with this carb. Better...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-20-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
Thanks for the feedback MrMC. I'll try to get...

Thanks for the feedback MrMC. I'll try to get some pics of the carb Tuesday after work, and pull plugs to check condition. And thanks also Cloaked for the link to a similar issue. My carb was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-20-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
I'll add a little more info, still looking for...

I'll add a little more info, still looking for suggestions. I changed all fuel filters. End of last season I added Seafoam then topped off the gas tank. Dist cap and plug wires were replaced by PO...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-20-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By ggrimes13
carb issue?

I think I have a carb issue but not sure. 1987 Tristar, 351 rebuilt with GT40 heads (before I bought it last August - I since verified the 3 ribs in head casting after learning that here in TT). ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-06-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By ggrimes13
secondary diaphragm check call

I have a similar situation, rebuilding a 4160 600 CFM (previously rebuilt Holley # 0-80319-1) on my recently acquired 1987 TriStar with 351. My secondary housing does not have the brass insert, but...
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