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Today, 07:55 PM
Replies: 208
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Posted By mikie

I hope you get it figured out, you could probably...

I hope you get it figured out, you could probably take that thing apart blindfolded by now!
Today, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By mikie

I've always used Teflon tape on pipes just...

I've always used Teflon tape on pipes just carrying water. Never had a problem, wrap it clockwise around the threads looking from the end so it will not unwind when you screw the connection together....
Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By mikie

Maybe your accelerator pump on the carb is bad....

Maybe your accelerator pump on the carb is bad. When you open the throttle it should spurt a shot of gas into the carb throat. If the distributor weight pivot pin is gone/broke/worn out it definitely...
Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By mikie

This is the same problem the guy had a month ago...

This is the same problem the guy had a month ago under a different thread where he thought it was the fuel pump. Evidently he went ahead and replaced that.
Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 13,031
Posted By mikie

Your problem started when you bought old heads...

Your problem started when you bought old heads and sent them to the machine shop, and then you got an intake from someplace? Better start looking at your parts.
Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 13,031
Posted By mikie

Well, it seems that the problem is definitely...

Well, it seems that the problem is definitely related to the fresh water part of the system. Either in the correct gaskets, correct installation of the gaskets, or the fresh water circulation part of...
06-15-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,498
Posted By mikie

Where, exactly did this occur? The CG is actively...

Where, exactly did this occur? The CG is actively seeking help to try to locate someone in the Maryland area that is putting out false May Day signals on a regular basis.
06-14-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,492
Posted By mikie

Looks to me like you're just not getting it all...

Looks to me like you're just not getting it all of the way up onto the trailer.
06-14-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,151
Posted By mikie

Well, you deserve a lot of credit for coming back...

Well, you deserve a lot of credit for coming back 6 months later and posting your result. Most people don't bother, they just want a quick fix to their problem for free on the internet. Good luck...
06-14-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,442
Posted By mikie

Should have gotten a shot of the trim tab while...

Should have gotten a shot of the trim tab while you were there.
06-13-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,837
Posted By mikie

The OUPV (six pack) is NOT the same as a Master...

The OUPV (six pack) is NOT the same as a Master License.
06-13-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By mikie

It looks like some kind of an experiment that...

It looks like some kind of an experiment that didn't work out. He certainly put a lot of work into it. Maybe he was trying to catch large eels? It would be interesting if you could find him and ask...
06-12-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,442
Posted By mikie

I'll leave the motor height question to the...

I'll leave the motor height question to the outboard guys. As for the trim tab, turning the aft end of the tab to the left should push the engine to the right while you're running with some speed....
06-11-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,041
Posted By mikie

Stuck valves still wouldn't cause the engine to...

Stuck valves still wouldn't cause the engine to keep running when you turned off the ignition. Running rough is more then likely because of the water in the fuel. Running after you turned of the key...
06-11-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,220
Posted By mikie

Most of the tips are adjustable. Unscrewing the...

Most of the tips are adjustable. Unscrewing the tip (in front of the nut) a little bit will relieve the pressure on the collet holding the grippers that grab the zerk. It's not about the pressure...
06-11-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,041
Posted By mikie

Was the engine running smooth? Doesn't sound like...

Was the engine running smooth? Doesn't sound like stuck valves to me, look for a new mechanic.
06-11-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By mikie

How old are your exhaust manifold and riser? If...

How old are your exhaust manifold and riser? If your riser is dripping water into the manifold it can cause the exact symptoms you're describing.
06-11-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By mikie

So, you're looking for the engine totally under...

So, you're looking for the engine totally under the deck?
06-10-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,169
Posted By mikie

If you really want to see if it will fire, take...

If you really want to see if it will fire, take the flame arrester off, open the throttle about 1/2 way, hold the choke plate open and give it a good spray of starting fluid and go hit the starter.
06-06-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By mikie

Man, you've got a 51 year old engine. If you want...

Man, you've got a 51 year old engine. If you want to keep it as long as possible, I'd definitely go the fresh water cooled route. Get a full system so the only thing that gets raw water is the heat...
06-06-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,818
Posted By mikie

I think the reason that the subject keeps coming...

I think the reason that the subject keeps coming back is the people who are teetering on the edge of the legality question come on here to try to justify their position. Hearing that "requiring"...
06-04-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,818
Posted By mikie

Sleep well, my friend, and don't worry.

Sleep well, my friend, and don't worry.
06-04-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,930
Posted By mikie

Yes, and those two funny looking pieces at the...

Yes, and those two funny looking pieces at the bottom of the nut are the end of the cotter pin securing the nut.
06-04-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,818
Posted By mikie

I believe the circumstances with the Insurance Co...

I believe the circumstances with the Insurance Co would be completely different for taking a neighbor's kid for a boat ride or charging the family to take them on a charter(such as insisting that...
06-04-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,442
Posted By mikie

Come on guys, read the facts. It's an outboard...

Come on guys, read the facts. It's an outboard not a straight inboard. The right hand prop may try to walk to the right but it would pull the engine toward the right before it would have any effect...
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