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Forum: General Q & A 10-02-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By articfriends
This spring a local guy was hounding me to...

This spring a local guy was hounding me to install a ls3 in his boat, couldnt find a source for stock cooling system parts that came on some boats, manifolds , heat exchanger, motor mounts,...
Forum: General Q & A 09-30-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By articfriends
Hated interior in my 33avs, sold power bolsters,...

Hated interior in my 33avs, sold power bolsters, had mech bolsters built, added drink holders to back of them, made back seat much wider, split engine hatches like a fountain, million times better! I...
Forum: General Q & A 09-30-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By articfriends
That 82 mph 33avs/500 is with std 30 pitch props,...

That 82 mph 33avs/500 is with std 30 pitch props, about what mine runs w std 30s, i run 30 labbeds and see 84.5 gps or so heavy and 85 to 85.2 running light, stock 500efis w rev limiters turned up...
Forum: General Q & A 09-28-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By articfriends
I will also agree my 33 scarab rattles in rough...

I will also agree my 33 scarab rattles in rough water, my previous boat did not but i couldnt run it as hard, boat had 180 hrs on it when i bought it too, fwiw, smitty
Forum: General Q & A 09-28-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By articfriends
I bought 33 scarab avs, seating sucked so redid...

I bought 33 scarab avs, seating sucked so redid seats, gained seating space in cockpit. Cabin seemed adequate when i bought it, after overnighting on it twice canin isnt much better than my 272 baja...
Forum: General Q & A 09-24-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,395
Posted By articfriends
less than ideal but i did it at 1100hp w zero...

less than ideal but i did it at 1100hp w zero issues. I buffered the return by sending it to inlet of fuel filter/suction line connection so pump would have a little cushion from any erratic flow. I...
Forum: General Q & A 09-23-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By articfriends
It helped that he lived one mile from a test lake...

It helped that he lived one mile from a test lake and was one day away via mail. He would use the boat meanwile and just kept it out of rpm bands where it was rich or lean, Smitty
Forum: General Q & A 09-23-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By articfriends
I did one mail order tune that worked out good...

I did one mail order tune that worked out good for blackhawk aka scott elgas, he had a single mefi3 hp500 efi innovation, he ported his heads and drove boat w vacuum gauge and 02 meter, text me...
Forum: General Q & A 09-23-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By articfriends
I did one mail order tune that worked out good...

I did one mail order tune that worked out good for blackhawk aka scott elgas, he had a single mefi3 hp500 efi innovation, he ported his heads and drove boat w vacuum gauge and 02 meter, i would make...
Forum: General Q & A 09-20-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By articfriends
Mail order tunes are sketchy at best unless it...

Mail order tunes are sketchy at best unless it comes from a guy who has built a motor with EXACTLY same combination as yours. I have tuned several boats on the water this year w mefi burn and on my...
Forum: General Q & A 09-20-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By articfriends
norm can do pretty much any carb, he re-designed...

norm can do pretty much any carb, he re-designed the stromberg 97s for stromberg, there is reference to him in the holley book everyone has, give him a call at phone number linked previously thru his...
Forum: General Q & A 09-19-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By articfriends
Norm has done several carbs for my transmission...

Norm has done several carbs for my transmission customers in past months, adding adjustable air bleeds, adjusting idle feed restrictions for specific applications, adding secondary idle mixture...
Forum: General Q & A 09-19-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By articfriends
I could shake the lifters and make pins fall out...

I could shake the lifters and make pins fall out of 4 or 5 of them on the 500 hr motor
Forum: General Q & A 09-19-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By articfriends
I built a 500efi for a guy a few years ago, prob...

I built a 500efi for a guy a few years ago, prob had a hard life, crane gold rockers had a few flat spots in rollers, lifters were marginal. Id replace all of it at 500 hrs fwiw. I had a 500 carbed...
Forum: Baja 08-31-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By articfriends
Floor broke

Floor broke
Forum: Baja 08-28-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By articfriends
That didnt take long, chad was running next to me...

That didnt take long, chad was running next to me on st claire river boosting boat acrossed cruiser and ship wakes and took floor out of drive gear. He's sorta new to boating, i asked him how he was...
Forum: Baja 08-28-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,593
Posted By articfriends
Very impressive, glad to see it make a run. I...

Very impressive, glad to see it make a run. I would dare say it IS the fastest baja i have ever heard of!
Forum: Baja 08-21-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By articfriends
Back in 02 or 03 or so i re-rigged a ton of stuff...

Back in 02 or 03 or so i re-rigged a ton of stuff on boat, pulled gas tank cover, most gas tank screws had missed the stringers and were screwed to nothing, seat base bolts were a joke, rebolted them...
Forum: Baja 08-08-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By articfriends
I had max worx drive on boat when I owned it but...

I had max worx drive on boat when I owned it but I also had over a thousand horsepower. Back years ago when I had a lot less horsepower in it I ran the stop 2000 drive for a couple years at about the...
Forum: Baja 08-07-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By articfriends
twin ram full hyd steering to helm, 24" homemade...

twin ram full hyd steering to helm, 24" homemade stainless trim tabs, i built a stock 2000 style drive w new brgs when i sold him the boat, he will break floor out of the gears though or shear off a...
Forum: General Q & A 08-04-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,391
Posted By articfriends
Mef-1s not that sophisticated, i dont think it...

Mef-1s not that sophisticated, i dont think it "considers" tps vs read map signal other than for AE table for acceleration
The 98 pq 502 i mentioned earlier w setup like yours (mef-1 ecu, early,...
Forum: General Q & A 08-02-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,391
Posted By articfriends
The fuel rail and lower intake manifold would...

The fuel rail and lower intake manifold would have to be from a mefi one to use those early injectors as the rail is much shorter on the Down legs and injector holes are different on lower because of...
Forum: General Q & A 08-02-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,391
Posted By articfriends
Since a boat will never be running when its 0c or...

Since a boat will never be running when its 0c or -20 I always change multiplier to 0 in those boxes in case a sensor did go bad or wire opens/grounds out, fwiw
Forum: General Q & A 08-02-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,391
Posted By articfriends
Rereading you first post again knowing you have...

Rereading you first post again knowing you have old style injectors, old style mefi1 ecu aside from fact it may have a 502 program on 454 the fact it had a ect code after you have changed ect sensor...
Forum: General Q & A 08-02-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,391
Posted By articfriends
i just did some work on a 98 powerquest, had...

i just did some work on a 98 powerquest, had mefi1 502 w old style injectors but had serpentine and cool fuel, was sorta crossover year, yours was probably always a mefi1 if it has old style...
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