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MrGiggles last won the day on November 23 2018

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  1. Sync was set pretty good. Quick adjustment to the linkage got the idle down. Just for shits I removed the carb linkage and tried opening each carb one at a time. They all responded pretty much the same, speeding up slightly and eventually choking out if you went too far. Plugs are looking better, bottom is still just a touch cleaner, they're oily because it's essentially running a 25:1 oil mix, the oil system should be bled, so I can fill it up with straight gas. Not sure if it was the Boyeson reeds, or just the removal of a big vacuum leak from the crank seal, but it picked u
  2. You know it's a good one when the depth finder gets confused and thinks they're the bottom.
  3. After running it for a good long while tonight, it is definitely better, but still not 100%. I'm going to pull the plugs in the morning, see what they look like. It was also idling high, higher than it ever has, I'm going to check the sync again, it never occurred to me until now that since I had the reed plates and everything apart things may not have gone back in the exact same place. Watching videos on Youtube of these motors, half run perfectly smooth, and the rest are lumpy and rough like mine.
  4. Got out today. Quite a few boats out, most ramps are clear now, very little ice left, what is there is really slushy and easily broken. Wind was brutal and I didn't really do much main lake fishing. I eventually stumbled across a school of shad back in a cove and found some fish in it. Mostly short crappie, but a couple keepers and one walleye. No luck with the spoon today, 1/8 oz pink jig and a zoom tiny fluke is what they seemed to prefer.
  5. I saw a video on Facebook of a guy that was busting ice with the boat, but he got out there. Think he had a slip, all the ramps are probably still iced in.
  6. I played the heck out of Reel Fishing on the Dreamcast. Even had the fishing reel controller. Split my lip with it once during a particularly rowdy hookset.
  7. I started seeing the ponds forming holes yesterday. The snow pack is a great insulator. There will likely be ice in shaded coves for a long time, but I don't think it will take long for the main lake to break up.
  8. I believe the wobbly one is bent along the outer portion, not the actual needle, but it's really hard to tell. I order a set and see what happens. I figured someone got between the needle and the carb plate with a screwdriver while trying to adjust them through the airbox, you can't see anything through the little holes that they give you. Looking down into the hole, it looks like the tapered seats are fine, but without having anything to compare them too, I don't know. I've got it all together and will give it a rip when the ice melts, see what it does after it's had a good run. Loo
  9. There was the 400 SBC, and the 383, although that was not a factory engine. They're starting to fall out of favor now, with the LS craze. Hard to beat a $300 junkyard 5.3 that will make 500+hp with an Ebay turbo and pump gas.
  10. One of them is bent a little bit. Would there be a visible indent around the needle if that were the case? I've been watching Ebay for a set of DT85 carbs, those and the intakes are the only big difference between the 85 and 75. Haven't seen any for a decent price though, and I may not get anything that's better than what I have. There is a whole DT85 in Springfield, but the guy wants way too much for it, and he won't part it out.
  11. I know it. I back the idle screws out until it starts to run crappy, and then give them 1/4-1/2 turn in. They're air screws, backwards compared to many. I think the thing to do now is get it out on the water and run it, get it cleaned out, and start over with adjustments. I think it is loaded up big time from running on premix and injected oil, continuing to run it in the barrel is only making it worse. Compression is 125# on all three, before and after the teardown.
  12. Its a pain to adjust. You remove a rubber plug and there's a tiny flathead screw inside. I've considered adjusting it, but with the initial timing being about where it should be, I don't think it's causing the issue. It has idle air jets, I've played with them quite a bit, I think they're set pretty close. It was actually running pretty well tonight, but Im not totally sure it is hitting on #3, so I pulled the lower plug wire, evidently there was some gas in the lower cowl, which quickly went up in flames. I packed it full of snow and called it quits after that. The fire got so
  13. The fuel is probably a month old. I've been fishing with this motor all year, it's probably had over 100 gallons ran through it. It has what Suzuki calls a throttle valve switch. I replaced it a while ago and adjusted it according to the manual. From what I understand, it determines the point where the CDI starts to advance the timing when the throttle is opened.
  14. Thanks Wrench. I went through the carbs again and set the floats a little more conservatively. They were pretty high before, the service manual is a little ambiguous. Oil pump output is well within spec. I pulled the fuel pump and ran it with my finger in the port. No gas coming out of it. It is still smoking like crazy and loading up. Thinking I might just put it all the way together and run the heck out of it for an afternoon after the ice melts, and regroup.
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