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by JohnO
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...
Replies: 29
Views: 30357

Re: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...

I finally found adapters at a random NAPA store while on another mission. Still contemplating replacing whole fuel system(winter project) I did finally figure out my problem, distributor springs too tight (see 318 ignition post).
by JohnO
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 46
Views: 51804

Re: 318 ignition system

I don't want to jinx myself but I think I found the problem. Petronix distributor shipped with silver springs which was also acknowledged earlier in the forum. I wasn't getting any advance until 2200 rpm. I finally got some decent weather and was able to run again. Both engines crapped out this time...
by JohnO
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 46
Views: 51804

Re: 318 ignition system

Thanks guys. I agree Jeff! I actually replaced the plugs last weekend and was very careful. I'm going to try to take it out and see. Timed it by RPM's in the dock got it up to 1800 in gear runs like a champ. Didn't want to take it higher. Lake Michigan has been brutal on the west side. Looking for a...
by JohnO
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 46
Views: 51804

Re: 318 ignition system

Using flywheel marks showing basically same thing. (Only about 2 degrees difference).
by JohnO
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 46
Views: 51804

Re: 318 ignition system

I'm back! Jason helped me out with the installation of my pertronix distributors. His advice was right on because I have a starboard engine running right on. Now back to the port. I get to right around 1500 under load and the engine dies. Sometimes with back fire through the carbs. I have been chasi...
by JohnO
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...
Replies: 29
Views: 30357

Re: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...

My check valve was removed from the problem side. On advice of another mechanic, I'm going back to spark. Might be the way I installed my distributor. I'm going to continue on that thread. Hopefully someone has an answer because this is perplexing. (Again, my screw up but how else do you learn)?
by JohnO
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...
Replies: 29
Views: 30357

Re: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...

I still have the carter AFB’s has those filters but they have been removed.
by JohnO
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...
Replies: 29
Views: 30357

Re: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...

It's been a ride. Multiple symptoms and fixes. My Dad was original owner back in 1984. He's 87 now and still around but in another state. His memory isn't quite there so the history of the boat is slipping away. We brought it over from Michigan to Illinois. It didn't have a lot of use or care in the...
by JohnO
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...
Replies: 29
Views: 30357

Re: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...

I think there is a substantial part of this thread missing in the beginning. Anyone know where it’s at? Ready to jump overboard on a fuel line/filter issue!
by JohnO
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 46
Views: 51804

Re: 318 ignition system

Jason (or Carl) I could use the same help, I searched for the solution but couldn't, find it. I jumped the ignition wire from the ballast, 12V at the coil but still doesn't work. Lost my sniffer too so I'm assuming that wasn't the solution. Put red distributor, and jumped ignition wire to Positive c...

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