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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / For sale clean 78 Tahiti.
« on: December 09, 2017, 02:30:13 PM »
Boat is clean gotta see. Post for a friend.
951)9053338

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Wtb
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:38:56 PM »
I use 100 amp 1 wire marine alternator from the eBay, about 80 bucks free ship..

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Rite on I'll check that out thanks

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Wtb
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:17:01 PM »
My alternator went out. Wondering what you guys use. Thanks

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: What oil to run?
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:54:54 PM »
What are the pros and cons of running a full synthetic oil compared to conventional? And with synthetic do I need to run a zinc additive for a non roller can?
Thanks!

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I'm not sure. But I run 20w50 Valvoline  vr1. It has zinc in it.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Color of Holley cam
« on: August 14, 2017, 05:38:50 AM »
Only if it pops while under heavy acceleration to wide open throttle, the accelerator pump is "all in" by that point. If this is a standard square bore Holley vacuum secondary, the spring should be the lightest yellow one. One thing that happens sometimes is the fuel pump falls behind under heavy acceleration. One way to prove that is with a fuel pressure gauge at the fuel line. Pressure really can't be under 4PSI and never over 6PSI.

Ignition timing could be funny too. I have seen sticky mechanical advance mechanisms cause what you describe. Easy enough to prove, run a timing light on the balancer and speed the engine up watching the timing advance, it should be quite smooth and increase and decrease with RPM....

Also depending on what carburetor, you could have a gummed up power valve. Or just the wrong power valve. I like the power valve to come in extremely late in the rpm range, you don't need the enrichment at 6.5", you need it at the upper registers so I like using a 4.5". This could change given your set up, but should be silly close... It also sounds like there could be some acc. pump issues, ensure the check ball isn't froze up or missing and make sure the nozzles are clear....

GT
Thanks for the advice gt I appreciate it. I'm leaning towards fuel delivery. I will put a pressure gauge inline and see what it says

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Color of Holley cam
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:47:15 PM »
First, there is a lot you can do to a vacuum secondary carburetor to make it work well...


Second, is it having an issue taking throttle from idle?

GT
The only issue it has is a pop right before wot. At wide open it's smooth tho. Idle is smooth. Makes me think it runs lean at that point. That's why I'm thinking cam. Or maybe the spring in secondary?

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Color of Holley cam
« on: August 13, 2017, 07:40:15 PM »
Are you speaking of an accelerator pump cam?

Depends on what carburetor, what size accelerator pump, engine build, nozzle size, ignition set up..... Everything.

This is like asking what shoe laces you like the best.... The information you get will be completely irrelevant.

What do you have cooking, let's go from there.

GT
Well I didn't think of all that. Hahaha it's a 750 vac secondaries. I think the jet is 75 the build is basically stock. Ignition is hei

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Color of Holley cam
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:42:23 AM »
Just curious to see what color cam people are running on their Holley

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Water in cylinders?
« on: August 01, 2017, 06:11:16 AM »
So after spending several days, pulling my Panther Jet Drive in order to change out the steering cable and shift cable, I hooked up a new fuel line with a new Fuel Water Separator, hooked up my hose to the water system and went to crank the motor.

It was locked up? I turned off the water, pulled the plugs and cranked it over, to see a sprinkler system shooting water out of a few cylinders?

I had no issues with this before? Did I put to much water pressure? Stuck exhaust valve? Blown Head gasket? Please tell me it's something simple and it can be fixed with out pulling the engine apart?

Looking for an advice
Just make sure water is out of the cylinders. Put the plugs back in and fire it up. Turn your water on AFTER the boat starts

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Engine pop at 4500
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:48:07 AM »
Vacuum secondary? Gummed up with what?

GT
Not sure what it was. Piece of plastic or something.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Engine pop at 4500
« on: July 29, 2017, 04:09:38 PM »
When you changed the distributor, did you use the same cap and rotor?

How is the power wired to the distributor? Is there a relay? Or are you running straight from the ignition switch?

Voltage drop will do what you are saying, not enough spark to keep stuff lit.

Grab an inexpensive fog light relay and wire it to the distributor at the engine using the ignition wire from the switch to energize the relay and run a wire from the battery (or solenoid for the starter or other hot source) with a 12 gauge wire and the other side of the relay to the distributor....


GT
Different cap n rotor. I took the vacuum secondary off and found the port gummed up. On the lake now and running good. Only thing is right before wot it pops but wide open runs perfect

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Engine pop at 4500
« on: July 28, 2017, 10:03:01 AM »
If you have an open in a plug wire or a cracked spark plug you would be having a miss all the time. If your only having this in the higher rpm range, it could be a possibility that your valve springs are getting weak or even have a broken one, check them all very closely, maybe itís time to change them, springs only have so long of a life, heat and duty cycles will cause the coils to weaken.
Never thought about springs. Makes a lot of sense to me. That's prob the issue

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Engine pop at 4500
« on: July 28, 2017, 09:12:43 AM »
Try and take a video when it's poping ..
and post it ... could be a fuel pump problem not pushing enough volume


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It's a mechanical pump and bowls are full. Can that happen at high rpm?

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Engine pop at 4500
« on: July 28, 2017, 05:09:24 AM »
Ya I been meaning to do that maybe tonight ill fire it up and check for a light show

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Engine pop at 4500
« on: July 28, 2017, 05:07:01 AM »
Single carb. 750 Holley. Basically stock 454. Put my buddies carb on it yesterday and same thing happened. So it's gotta be ignition?

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Engine pop at 4500
« on: July 27, 2017, 09:03:52 PM »
Feel like I'm missing something

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Engine pop at 4500
« on: July 27, 2017, 09:03:08 PM »
Msd box ?


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No box. Hei. Fires rite up. Idles smooth. Only when rpm is around 4500 it will pop

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Engine pop at 4500
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:10:58 PM »
Been goin crazy. Ive checked total timing at 32. All rockers moving equally. Float level correct. Swapped distributor still pops at close to 5000 sometimes out carb and sometimes out exahust.

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: 454 head gaskets
« on: July 21, 2017, 07:37:27 AM »
I think I do. I will check when i get home. They are new in package

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I got it back together already. Thanks anyway tho

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / 454 head gaskets
« on: July 19, 2017, 05:22:59 PM »
Maybe a long shot but anyone have any head gaskets they wanna part with?

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: ***WTB*** BBC wet headers
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:50:48 AM »
Need some headers
I got some thru transom headers from them. I used some Bassett water lines for em. Just have to kinda bend them to work. But other than that they work perfect for me. Been 2 seasons with em n still good

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: Bbf valve covers
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:51:27 AM »
$75


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Rite on he said he'll take em. You available today?

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: Bbf valve covers
« on: July 19, 2017, 04:42:13 AM »
I've got these here I'm located in menifee.
How much?

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Bbf valve covers
« on: July 18, 2017, 06:28:41 PM »
Just posting for a buddy. He needs some valve covers for bbf. Just wondering what's out there

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: BBC parts
« on: July 17, 2017, 05:29:47 PM »
all yours
Give me a call when u have a chance. 951-847-4115

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