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    Re: RD-12 Trouble with new points

    Yes, you can make them work fine. Kinda like buying a scope to put on your deer rifle....gotta sight it in when your done mounting it. Then it's good for 20 years if you take care.
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    Re: RD-12 Trouble with new points

    Those screws look pretty tough. The previous work was done by an ape. Points can be micro "tweeked", rarely do you see a perfect mating surface. Once set to close squarely, they should last for 20...
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    Re: Confused yet again

    Darn, Racer....all your help for free. You have become the backbone of the forum....especially since Joe retired.
    Mikk, make sure you get the right prop for your boat and operating style, but it's...
  4. Re: 1965 9.5 HP Johnson MQ-11C - Rough Idle Help

    Right, I see that pin pushed flush quite often. Just drill a shallow hole and put in any kind of steel, even a short slice off a nail. Tap it in place so it sticks up just enough to orient the...
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    Re: 1985 18hp mercury no spark

    Agreed. Start with the simple stuff.
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    Re: 1985 18hp mercury no spark

    Just test for continuity across your two wires, while you move through all throttle positions. Of course with motor at rest/not running/no power. I have seen where conductors inside the wire/wires,...
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    Re: 1985 18hp mercury no spark

    Welcome to the Forum. The switch boxes on these are often best tested through the process of elimination. I have had them go bad after a storage period. Make sure your trigger tests positive with the...
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    Re: Does this sound like a stuck carb float

    Me too, they are fantastic, run em 100:1 on Amsoil Saber, they are real Brutes, often running 2 side by side tillers for freighting. In fact I have an 84 and an 85 35/30. Appears to have same main...
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    Re: Does this sound like a stuck carb float

    I'm pretty sure it's rated at the crank until 1984 or 1985.
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    Re: Advice for possible repair

    Yes, been to Lake Stevens. Duluth is a great place, can't let go of L. Superior. They say there's enough water in it to cover the surface of both North and South America with 12" of water. Or if...
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    Re: Advice for possible repair

    Wow! A year already, seems like only a few months back. Where are you located? Still nearly 2 feet of ice on our lakes north of Duluth.
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    Re: Does this sound like a stuck carb float

    That's probably what it was. Can you run a 35 hp, or not allowed!
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    Re: Full throttle fail

    Ha....interesting. I grew up on the farm and in the woods, love the seasons, but this has been an exceptionally long winter.
    Could be a fuel delivery problem then....and also the oil cap vent is a...
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    Re: Full throttle fail

    Excellent. Alaska has got to be on my wish list, certainly a place to get away from things. I have a couple remote camps in NW Ontario sure can't get enough of that either.
    Question: Is the VRO...
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    Re: Does this sound like a stuck carb float

    Ha! Yup chickens don't like to get stuck in the rain, their brain is the size of a pea....but they often can outsmart us! I got 30 of them, raise 'em....learn from them too.
  16. Re: If I blow air up water pick up will it come out of telltale?

    Great, many folks think that these are self priming, but they are really a submersible. Then once underway, as the boat gets on step, they can lift the water.
  17. Re: If I blow air up water pick up will it come out of telltale?

    Water has to be deeper. Some 4" ABOVE water pump level. These pumps must be fully submerged in order to get primed.
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    Re: Full throttle fail

    Hmmm! You use ethanol fuel? Then I just MIGHT pick on the carburators first. When did the aforementioned symptoms begin?
  19. Re: If I blow air up water pick up will it come out of telltale?

    Probably should. What are you working on?
  20. Thread: 1985 70 rebuild

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    Re: 1985 70 rebuild

    Ha! Mr. Scott, maybe I can sell edac on some Amsoil then. Did I ever tell you the story of how long my old motors last at 64:1?
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