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Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-13-2015, 02:44 PM
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Posted By ggrimes13
Buy low, sell high...

Buy low, sell high...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-29-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By ggrimes13
I actually have that one, and it's helpful, just...

I actually have that one, and it's helpful, just doesn't include everything else in the dash. I don't think it will be all that difficult, but a complete diagram might save some time.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-29-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By ggrimes13
I sure wish I could help because I need the same...

I sure wish I could help because I need the same thing. I will be re-wiring my dash over the winter, so if neither of us find any diagrams before then, I will create one and share it. I don't think...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-06-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By ggrimes13
You say it has recent cap, and even tried old one...

You say it has recent cap, and even tried old one with same result. That probably rules out what I found when my 351 acted the same, but might want to confirm the cap is good. Mine had a crack that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8,282
Views: 572,594
Posted By ggrimes13
Decisions, decisions...Bell's Oberon and...

Decisions, decisions...Bell's Oberon and Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy both on tap in the man cave. Wait, I know how to solve this..."one" of each! :toast:
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-15-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By ggrimes13
Sometimes I think they are taking it too far with...

Sometimes I think they are taking it too far with these genetically modified foods...:noface:
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-12-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By ggrimes13
+1 on the AGM, forgot to mention I use those as...

+1 on the AGM, forgot to mention I use those as well.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-10-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By ggrimes13
ditto on above advice, I have same situation, 2...

ditto on above advice, I have same situation, 2 older SeaDoos. Pull the batteries and put on battery tender during off season... works for me...same for pontoon and MC Tristar batteries...all in...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-17-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 27,105
Posted By ggrimes13
Sigh...

...on hold until next spring:(
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
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 07-16-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
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, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
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, 09:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
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, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
Posted By ggrimes13
Float setting

I wondered about that...it's not "level"
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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2014, 09:08 PM
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Views: 2,793
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
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, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
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, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
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, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
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, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
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, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8,282
Views: 572,594
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, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
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...
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