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Old 03-28-2015, 09:56 PM
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no dyno or run stand before installing it in the boat?
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mike tkach
no dyno or run stand before installing it in the boat?
I got frustrated with the logistics of transporting back to the shop. I built a pallet to hold it, but then realized I'd have to undress it for it to work and just got frustrated - figured I could throw it in the boat easier than dealing with the transport.

Today was a waste though. Wife's tahoe broke down in Maryland so had to drive 3.5 hours to replace a starter.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Drew555
It won't be the last lol.k
No, it won't because if this is a success I am going to get straight into the other motor. If it's a failure I'm going to do the smart thing and go buy a 13 whaler and have just as much fun....
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Fingers crossed man, fingers crossed!!!!
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:02 PM
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Success....

Had a couple gremlins to work out but got it running. Biggest pain in the ass was the Thunderbolt wasn't grounded on account of the fresh paint. Took most of a day to track down. I'm sure if you did this every day it would have taken 10 minutes, but I blew an entire day....

Had problems with it backfiring and not starting until I put a bunch of advance in it. I have the Thunderbolt IV with the 20 advance but I am wondering if I'll need to go to something with less advance so I can run more base timing. I'll start another thread in GA tech on point. Hopefully some of you guys can point me right.

I will say though it ran better and idled better than it EVER did before.....
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Congrats! Great sense of accomplishment I'm sure!
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Maybe just the video sound but it sounds lazy. Check timing , firing order, ignition wires making good contact on plugs and Dist cap..........
Like I said it might just be the sound
Congrats on a job well done
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Originally Posted by billy boats
Maybe just the video sound but it sounds lazy. Check timing , firing order, ignition wires making good contact on plugs and Dist cap..........
Like I said it might just be the sound
Congrats on a job well done
I think it is just the video. Sounded better and smoother than it did in the past 8 seasons. I do have some timing work to do as I mentioned. I think the v6 module makes sense as I'm researching....
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i recently did a pair very similar to yours,the v6 module works good with the weiand 177.i don,t know what parts you used but they can make good power with some compression.btw,good job,it looks good.
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