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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By catamount
Yeap, I chased what I thought was a "too rich"...

Yeap, I chased what I thought was a "too rich" issue for a while, and it turns out it was actually a voltage issue. I converted to EI, and on a hot start I just wasn't getting enough juice. Get...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,682
Views: 473,745
Posted By catamount
Last night, right after I put the boat away. ...

Last night, right after I put the boat away.

http://i.imgur.com/TE8JlOK.jpg

PS: This is my first season with a canopy and motor on the lift, and I am loving both of those additions.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,943
Posted By catamount
What a thread bump!

What a thread bump!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-30-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
Nice work! Can't wait to hear if this solves it.

Nice work! Can't wait to hear if this solves it.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-30-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
So, you have a new carb coming via Amazon prime? ...

So, you have a new carb coming via Amazon prime? I mean, I guess you could try sanding the plate flat against a piece of glass but at this point I would probably splurge on the carb. Who knows how...
Forum: Appearance 06-25-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,578
Posted By catamount
I bought one from Overtons last week. $11.99...

I bought one from Overtons last week. $11.99 shipped (free shipping, no minimum at Overtons). It was by far the best price I found on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By catamount
Exclamation Cool video -- Mastercraft filmed by drone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-znWV0M2PM

Nice water, too!
Forum: For Sale: Boats 06-20-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By catamount
The video gave me a chuckle... "Hey hey hey,...

The video gave me a chuckle... "Hey hey hey, guys". Good luck with sale!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By catamount
Well, that should do it! If I were you, I'd...

Well, that should do it! If I were you, I'd spend $25 to replace the plugs as well. They are likely very well fouled at this point!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-18-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By catamount
Personally, I would not feel comfortable with a...

Personally, I would not feel comfortable with a frankensteined carb in my boat. Does that carb have J-tubes under the air cleaner? If not I would absolutely not run it.

It actually looks a lot...
Forum: General / Other 06-17-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By catamount
Alright, here's what I just came up with to hold...

Alright, here's what I just came up with to hold the rando stuff that was sitting along the side pockets and looking all cluttered.

It's a plastic tray that fits PERFECTLY under the observer's...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-17-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
Here is one last relevant thread about your...

Here is one last relevant thread about your issue. You will see that he had the same distributor, and that the module needs to be gapped at a specific distance.

Better, than that though is the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-17-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
Also, it looks like you have this distributor... ...

Also, it looks like you have this distributor... Looks like a very early OEM Prestolite EI. I didn't even know they made a module like that.

It looks like...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-17-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
Please see this link. ...

Please see this link. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=48972



In other words, Indmar told him that his total timing should be 32 degrees.

I'll tell you this: I just had my...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-17-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
At the bottom of this link are the ground and...

At the bottom of this link are the ground and voltage tests for the Pertronix module. You never mentioned which EI you have, but if it's Pertronix then please go through these. I found my voltage...
Forum: Appearance 06-16-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By catamount
Very classy move, sir!

Very classy move, sir!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-16-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
Oh jeez that's low for 3,000. Your distributor...

Oh jeez that's low for 3,000. Your distributor is "all in" by 3k, so it's giving you as much as you can.

But ideally, you want to be at 32-36 degrees (with no pinging) by 3,000. I feel like this...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
That looks good up to 2000. Please take it up to...

That looks good up to 2000. Please take it up to 3000 rpm, which is closer to the topic of this thread. You may be topping out at 22 degrees, we won't know until you spin a little faster. I know...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
The dipsticks are notorious for being wrong. I...

The dipsticks are notorious for being wrong. I would not get very alarmed about a high oil mark on the dipstick -- mine reads way high after 5 qts.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By catamount
No, only from the secondaries. You may or may...

No, only from the secondaries. You may or may not know that the secondaries play a role in the idle circuit (they feed the intake at idle, so that the gas in the secondary bowl doesn't get stale...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
Prestolite has not made distributors for some...

Prestolite has not made distributors for some time now. It sounds like you have an electric ignition module inside of an original presotlite distributor.

E9JL indicates 1989 year of...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
Were you the last one to change the oil? I...

Were you the last one to change the oil? I wouldn't worry about this too much. My boat always reads high after I put in the required 4.5 - 5 quarts. The dipsticks are notorious for being...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
When you say "electronic", are you using the...

When you say "electronic", are you using the original distributor converted to EI, or do you have a new fully electronic distributor? Anyway, unless you have some fancy fully-electronic distributor...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-14-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By catamount
Weird, you should have several tell-tale...

Weird, you should have several tell-tale indicators on the throat. This is a picture of the ones on my 4160.

http://i.imgur.com/3ofE6qB.jpg
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-14-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 9,960
Posted By catamount
Where's the timing set? Sounds like you might be...

Where's the timing set? Sounds like you might be not getting any advance out of your springs, or you're fully advanced at idle if your springs are completely shot.

Let us know what the timing reads...
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