US Member - 2 Years
Topics: 37March 3, 2018 at 2:31 pm #71903
I’m with Jerry on the crazy digital meters….Sometimes, simpler is just better. You really have to know your meter and understand it, or it will confuse for sure. Not afraid to admit: been there done that more than once. I finally found my favorite analog VOM from Stevens (AT101), that I could afford. Perfect for checking these coils, nice low readings below 1 ohm.March 3, 2018 at 6:45 pm #71911quote Jerry Ahrens:
If you go and re-read the previous conversations (Albeit it’s more of a short story on how NOT to be AN IDIOT like me LOL) you would in fact find that is exactly what’s been happening!!! Using digital meter on the wrong ohm setting 😳 !!! I very Much appreciate all the advise!! I wasn’t going to give up that easily! After going at it again last night and getting everything back together AGAIN and retiming it AGAIN with FR’s timing tool, ITS FINALLY GOT SPARK TO BOTH PLUGS!!! Sounds and runs good!!!!! Don’t have a spark tester like that but I’m going to get one today to test it anywayfor the 1/4 inch gap Thanks again for all your words of wisdom and guidance!March 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm #71912quote crosbyman:
Words really can’t express my gratitude for you hanging in there with me this whole time, through what seems more like a short story at this point on how not be a dumbass (red foreman voice) like me!! After going at it again last night and getting everything back together AGAIN and retiming it AGAIN with FR’s timing tool, ITS FINALLY GOT SPARK TO BOTH PLUGS!!! Your damn right I’m goin to use that tool, I didn’t pay for it to not use it haha and you couldn’t be more right lol that’s how we learn!! And I was feeling all warm and fuzzy after seeing spark to both plugs! Either one way or the other whether you use a timing tool or a feeler it’s whatever works best for the beholder concept is the same just takes a little time to get the hang of!March 3, 2018 at 7:08 pm #71913quote fleetwin:
Refer to my reply to Jerry just above this. You really hit the nail on the head tho, not knowing your meter or just in general a lack of how to use multimeters can really cause A LOT of headaches hahaha
US Member - 2 Years
Topics: 142March 4, 2018 at 1:40 am #71936
If the wick is missing I just grease the cam and don’t worry about it. In the last years of points in cars they didn’t usually use an oiler wick.March 4, 2018 at 6:19 am #71941quote crosbyman:
Ohh man if only I’d come across that particular thread a lot sooner it could have saved me quite the headache hahaha.
Funny thing how you mention one more thing….. Seeing as how now I have good spark and it’s running really well on the back of the boat but now it wants to die out all of a sudden, it’ll be running fine and then just cut off immediately? Starts right back up first pull tho. It must be some type of fuel issue right?March 4, 2018 at 12:50 pm #71948
if you still have good sparks ❓ …. yes
pump the fuel pump just before it dies….if it wakes up ….. fuel delivery issue
#1… vent is open ??
could be just the filter screen in the fuel pump, cracked cover
float OK ?? adjusted…?? HS fuel jet dirty ?
fuel hoses deteriorated
tank fuel pick-up dirty
carb inlet needle sticky
when does it die ?? at low speeds or high speeds did you clean the LS drip chamber ( 3 small hoes) on top of th carb…under the dime size plug
etc….March 6, 2018 at 1:25 am #72035
don’t be ashamed… 😳 tell us what you found wrong this time 🙂March 7, 2018 at 6:43 pm #72123
Hey all been to busy with work the past few days to fiddle with anything.
Mainly it seems to die out at high speed, but I’ve also had it happen at low speed once or twice and on top of that I was able to save it 2 times, where I was able to back off the throttle and keep the engine running. But for the most part it just dies out all of a sudden, and I really mean all of a sudden it’ll just stop dead but it fires right back up….tried priming the bulb as I was driving didn’t seem to make any difference
All brand new fuel lines and new primer bulb plus I threw a fuel filter on after the primer bulb. Cleaned the tank really well and pumped fresh fuel thru the line to clean out the pickup in the tank before attaching it to the motor.
The vent being what? The circular choke and throttle parts? I’d like to check out this fuel filter screen. Floats brand new from 2 or 3 years ago when I rebuilt the carb last. Never adjusted it tho I’ll look at that as well. it’s suppose to be parallel to the flange yes?March 7, 2018 at 6:55 pm #72125
Have a video of it running and dieing but can’t attach it for some reason, don’t know if that would help identify the problem?
US Member - 2 Years
Topics: 39March 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm #72131
The vent is the vent on the fuel tank I believe. If you have one of those new plastic EPA friendly self venting / unvented fuel tanks, forget that part. The idea is you don’t want the fuel pump trying to pull against a vacuum in the tank.
Yes, the float is supposed to sit parallel to the flange of the carb body when it is held upside down.
You cannot post a video directly to this website. It has to be posted to a hosting site such as YouTube and the link would be posted here. The video would be very interesting to see and it very well may help us identify the problem.
OldJohnnyRude on YouTube
US Member - 2 Years
Topics: 32March 7, 2018 at 9:00 pm #72134
Have you checked the fuel pump or tried pumping the tank line bulb as the motor is dying? If pumping the tank line bulb keeps the dying motor running, then you most likely have a fuel pump problem.March 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm #72136
Also no I never did clean the chamber under the expandable Welch plug when I cleaned it last, didn’t know it was removable and serviceable until recently. Is it something that HAS to be removed or will soaking and blasting with carb cleaner be enough with some compressed air as well? Carb wasn’t terribly dirty when I cleaned it lastMarch 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm #72137quote Fisherman6:
Ahhhh well if that’s the case then yes I have a new vented attwood tank
Float seemed to want to sit at a slight angle so I adjusted it to sit pretty straight
I’ll post the YouTube link as soon as it uploads I have two videos actually
Thanks for your help Ben, much appreciated
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