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Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-09-2013, 01:01 AM
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Posted By Scot
some pictures

photos
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-09-2013, 12:54 AM
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Posted By Scot
1981 S&S powerslot

I am mulling the idea of selling my 1981 s&s. Boat is good but not showroom, could be if somebody had it re-gelled.

Overview:
Bought the boat 2 years ago for 3000. Boat had original main gel with a...
Forum: General / Other 07-22-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Scot
Didn't originally have under-bow storage, it was...

Didn't originally have under-bow storage, it was full of foam. Pulled it out and now I have it. I love the boat. If I came up with a way to make it look better than it does with its current paint...
Forum: General / Other 07-20-2013, 02:19 AM
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Views: 608
Posted By Scot
Give me some ideas

I need some inspiration as to why I should keep my beloved 81 S&S. Not that I dont love the boat, I do, I just hate a few things and need some input.

First off, I am an old school ski boat guy,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
No, sorry for the confusion. When I say it...

No, sorry for the confusion. When I say it worked intermittently I mean that when it was not working, nothing else worked. No power through it
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2013, 01:26 AM
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Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
\ I dont have a picture of the extra metal, but...

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I dont have a picture of the extra metal, but I will post a pic of the 2 gaskets. Can't remember ever seeing it, but I've only torn into a handful of holleys and I am no carb guru. It must exist...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-07-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
All is figured out and running well. I was...

All is figured out and running well. I was frantically trying to get this thing running right by Memorial Day but finally gave up and came back to it after a nice weekend at the river without it. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2013, 01:41 AM
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Views: 211
Posted By Scot
Rebuild time?

Some of you might have read my other recent posts tracing out my fuel and electrical issues. Good news is they are all figured out, no longer dumping too much fuel and get good consistent spark on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 33,762
Posted By Scot
Did you buy "snap ring" pliers or "lock ring"...

Did you buy "snap ring" pliers or "lock ring" pliers? I tried working with these things with the former and they didnt do a darn thing. Picked up some "lock ring" pliers from pep boys and life was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
It was on the metering body. Sucked on the...

It was on the metering body. Sucked on the diaphragm end and it closed
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
Also, no backfires since carb rebuild. Last time...

Also, no backfires since carb rebuild. Last time I pulled it apart I sucked on the power valve to ensure that the diaphragm closes the valve under vacuum. I picked up a power valve block to try...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
Oh and the oil will be changed immediately when I...

Oh and the oil will be changed immediately when I confirm that it is not still drowning the cylinders with gas
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
I am hopefully getting the upper hand here. I...

I am hopefully getting the upper hand here. I hate working with multiple systems failing and (both fuel and electrical have definitely been issues here), especially when there are so many potential...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-18-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
Pulled the carb apart again today. Verified that...

Pulled the carb apart again today. Verified that the needle and seat close off with the float parallel (could not blow through the inlet by mouth). Again used my mouth to ensure that the power...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-17-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
New 2.5 power valve. Started with the idle...

New 2.5 power valve. Started with the idle screws 1.5 out, turned them in to .5 out and it still ran rich. I think my next step is to pull the primary bowl again and check the float, needle/seat,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-17-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
stock jets, same ones that worked fine...

stock jets, same ones that worked fine previously. New needle and seat and everything that comes in the rebuild kit
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-17-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
dumping fuel

Okay, spark is eliminated. Put a new coil on today whether it was needed or not. Got it started. Lets ignore my intermittent cranking for now, thats easy to trace later.

Motor ran super rich, was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-16-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
I have brand new cables with clean connections. ...

I have brand new cables with clean connections. I have been meaning to replace the old glass fuse box for a while, that will give me a good chance to trace the problem out too. Points were set with...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-16-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scot
seems like the coil right?

I recently got my boat back on the water after a pre-season tranny rebuild. Seems to be broken in and running great when suddenly it begins starting really hard when cold. Just replaced plugs,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-11-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Scot
starter replacement-simple question

Will the new gear reduction starters replace an older starter on a 351W that has a separate solenoid? Not referring to moving wires, thats easy. Just want to make sure it will bolt up and the gears...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-10-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,546
Posted By Scot
Update: Trans works like a dream. Shifts smooth,...

Update: Trans works like a dream. Shifts smooth, no slip, no dirty neutral and no noise.

Waiting for a starter right now. It has a nasty short. I suspect it had a slight short that was causing a...
Forum: General / Other 05-07-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,412
Posted By Scot
This brings up a good question: What parts need...

This brings up a good question: What parts need to be "marine"?

Some obvious answers are carb, fuel pump, alternator, anything electrical or dealing with fuel delivery.

Anything special about...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-11-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,546
Posted By Scot
If I want to use new bolts, should regular grade...

If I want to use new bolts, should regular grade 8's be good enough?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-11-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,546
Posted By Scot
I bought the same one with the tips cut off for...

I bought the same one with the tips cut off for the ford flywheel. It was ten bucks more and I decided that was worth not having to cut it myself. Just hoping the "single bolt" set up lines up...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-10-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,546
Posted By Scot
The right damper?

Got the tranny pulled again and damper off.

Now concerned I may not have ordered the right one. The one I took off is triangular and takes 2 bolts per ear. The one I ordered looks like all of the...
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