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Old 05-12-2013, 07:31 AM
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Hang in there

I just did a similar refresh this winter (rebuilt carb, distributor, wires, cleaned fuel tank, new sending unit, lines, etc.... It took me about 60 minutes to get fuel from the tank to the carb (Mind you I did it in stages, allowing it to cool so I didn't burn out the starter)

Ended up having my plug wires one off.

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:21 PM
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I think I narrowed it down to a bad fuel water Seperator.

Is there a fuel filter inside to fuel pump as well? I have been seeing some stuff online saying that there is the fuel water seperator as well as one in the fuel pump. I am getting fuel to the pump but the pressure coming out of the pump is sporadic

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:37 PM
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Thought I would do a quick update. The boat will now fire without the assistance of starting fluid. It will no stay running though. It fires then immediately shuts off. It will continue to run if I hold the key in the start position but as soon as I let off the key it dies. I did get it to fire enough as to where water came out the exhaust. I did wind up having to replace the starter which put me at my limit for my budget. I am hoping you all will be able to give me some tips that dont require spending money ha ha.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/VujMCXStARM

I started cleaning the vinyl today and thought you might like to see the difference...
Before:


Midway:




After:


Here are some pictures of my new parts installed:
Distributor:


Starter:

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Old 05-18-2013, 09:54 AM
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The upholstery looks great. What cleaning method are you using?
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:52 PM
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The upholstery looks great. What cleaning method are you using?
I used totally awesome to clean then meguiars vinyl protectant after.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:21 PM
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Thanks to all the help from the members in the Engine section I was able to get this bad boy fired up...

Here is a video for y'all:
http://youtu.be/CWIUDsMwFEM
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:46 PM
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Man, these boats just sound awesome at idle!! Congrats on getting your starting issues sorted! That's got to feel great!
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:11 PM
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Awesome. About ready for a water test?
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:37 PM
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Awesome. About ready for a water test?
Yea but I screwed with the accelerator pump and idle screw right when I initially started it so now I gotta figure out how to adjust those.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:54 PM
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And a teaser picture to end a productive weekend. I will hopefully have the rest done by the end of the week....

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