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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    I’ll go look today. But from what I recall there’s nothing on that side of the block but the distributor, fuel pump, then starter.

    Im changing the oil today. I’ve run it semi hard a few times so...
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    Can’t find the oil trap in the engine diagrams.

    Something I keep getting stuck on is what engine should I be searching under? Which one is the closes to the modified AQ140A that I have now? I...
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    I don’t know what the oil trap looks like or where it is.
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    The 140A vents off the valve cover and directly into the plastic air box, which I of course no longer have.
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    I’ve gone out a few times now. Replaced oil cooler raw water seals.. it’s such a bad design that I’m not sure how these didn’t leak when new. After replacing all the seals I learn that one of the...
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    I’m using a six gallon plastic tank for now, the boats tanks likely need flushed. I didn’t open the fuel vent on that tank if it has one. Didn’t tray a hole shot as I need to work my confidence up to...
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    I’ve confirmed I have a 14X15 on there now by reading page 1 of the thread.. so need to try 14X17 I guess? The prop on there now is a short shaft prop according to the pics I see online. Do the...
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    I’m getting confused.. but this is how it looks

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/142051802614-0-1/s-l1000.jpg
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    Are these the spacers you’re talking about? I don’t have a spacer like that, just the cone.

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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    Which prop would be a good match? The one you got or the one I’m selling? I originally thought the one I’m selling wouldn’t fit because it’s different looking than the one I have on there now.... ...
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    Its got a stainless spacer, some nylon spacer thing I threw back on, then the prop, then prop nut/cone, and finally a bolt down through the cone into the shaft.
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    I’m using this prop, kinda hard to see.
    http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp338/yournuts_bucket/D625EE1C-1AD5-4AD9-AD4C-7246F4ACDC14.jpeg

    This is the other prop I’m trying to sell.
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    Yeah. The other prop I put on offer up.
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    Is it an elephant ear prop? I’ve seen people mention those, not sure what the advantages would be... don’t even know if the one I have in there is an elephant ear prop or not. But yeah I could try...
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    I wonder if that high rpm is why it leaned itself out? Wouldn’t I need to go up a couple pitch sizes to drop 400 rpm? It’s a brend new tach but I haven’t checked it against my rpm multimeter.
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    I can’t get those vids to embed properly
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    Re: Give up on Solex carbs?

    Ok...

    Weather finally cooperated with my plans today. I got to test the engine, outdrive, and kicker.

    First video is what seems like a high cruise speed. Making 20 knots at just over 4K


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    Re: How does THIS particular helmet pin come out?

    It’s the wind that’s stopped me twice. I don’t want to get out in the sound and loose the engine and have to fight the wind and waves to get back. I’ll just keep painting or something.
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    Re: How does THIS particular helmet pin come out?

    Still in the water.. no more bubbles. Waiting on a good time for a test ride
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    Re: How does THIS particular helmet pin come out?

    I always leave a charger on... I’ll look into possible ground isolation. Working on wiring today. Got that zerk to take a little grease, can post pic later.
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