Re: [OMC-Boats] She let me down...

From: Andy Perakes <aperakes@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 21:03:16 -0400

Before you pull the idle adjustment screws, count the number of turns it takes to run them down to seat. This will give you another reference point specific to your carb to go along with the 2.5 turn guidance provided by Bill. Every piece has some degree of variance so I always like to know values specific to my build. Even if its your first carb rebuild, you should be able to knock it out in a few hours. Good luck.

'67 Reveler 155

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: BLDFW
  To: Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's
  Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:21 PM
  Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] She let me down...

        If your kit was like mine, the instructions has a section that identifies various makes of boats and their applicable settings and measurements.

        Something to be aware of, when I did mine, I discovered the previous owner installed the accelerator pump and the other related ball bearings in reverse putting the LARGE bearing into the accelerator pump hole instead of the small one. It's wedge permanently in place reducing it's effectiveness. I'm on the hunt for another 2G carb so I can have it fully functioning. It doesn't seem to affect performance at the moment (when it peforms good) but I want to know that it's fully functional! Anyway, my point is to be sure to put the smaller of the two bearings in the accelerator pump outlet.

        The other thing to be aware of is to run the idle adjustment screws in and them back them out about 2.5 turns. I backed mine out 2 turns and found it wasn't quite enough. That will totally be a subjective setting based on how well it idles.

        Keep us posted!

        Dallas, TX
        1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive

        --- On Thu, 9/17/09, Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...> wrote:

          From: Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...>
          Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] She let me down...
          To: "Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's" <omc-boats@...>
          Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 4:58 PM

          Well, the patient is laying open on the operating table and I think I
          found the problem. Or, problems, rather. First, the float is full of
          gas. I found 3 tiny cracks in it. I have a hard time believing it
          happened all at once, so I figure it's been slowly filling with gas a
          bit at a time. Also found the rubber gasket on the accelerator pump
          was ripped. So that probably wasn't helping either. I had to order a
          rebuild kit, it will be here tomorrow. The float was no longer
          available from the parts store. So I'm going to solder the cracks
          closed, I've had success with it in the past.

          I need a HUGE favor from someone. My service manual still isn't here.
          I'm going to email the guy I bought it from, but thats a different
          story. Anyhow, there are a few screws and adjustments on this carb
          that I'm unfamiliar with. One being the adjustment screw on the port
          side, towards the rear. The linage for the choke seems to bump against
          it. If that makes sense. Anyhow, would anyone be willing to scan me
          the pages that pertain to carb set-up and default setting from the
          manual? I'd be happy to pay a few bucks for your trouble. Normally,
          I'd just figure it out myself, but we have plans to use the boat
          Saturday and that hinges on me being able to get it back together
          tomorrow afternoon. Anyone want to take pity on me and help me with my
          Johnson? (That doesn't sound good...)

          PS, my auto mechanic friend might have a service manual for the 67
          Buicks. Would the carb section from the car manual be of any help?

          On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Nexi <ohnoitsnexi@...> wrote:
> I have a similar problem. The best guess is the float. Don't have my service
> manual yet so I'm interested to hear your findings.
> If the carbs are just dirty I'd try running some Sea Foam through and see if
> that clears things up a bit.
> ________________________________
> From: Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...>
> To: Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's
> <omc-boats@...>
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:21:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] She let me down...
> I hope not. I really don't want to have to lay out anymore money right
> now, even if it's not much. I'm going out now to take a look. I'll
> report back with my findings. Thanks guys.
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Scott Veazie <scottveazie@...>
> wrote:
>> Hey Justin,
>> Time for a carb rebuilt. It's really easy on those two barrel carbs
>> though,
>> so you should be back up and running in no time!
>> ~Scott
>>> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 22:14:52 -0400
>>> From: duc1098desmo@...
>>> To: omc-boats@...
>>> Subject: [OMC-Boats] She let me down...
>>> So I pull the old Surfer to the ramp today, get her down in the water.
>>> Hit the key and she fires right up. Runs a few seconds and flat dies.
>>> Repeated tries failed to fire it back up again. It just wouldn't
>>> start. Plenty of juice. Had the engine cover up, and noticed it
>>> smelled of gas. Went back and looked, the entire intake manifold was
>>> wet with gas. Took the air cleaner cover off and watch the carb as I
>>> cranked it over. It's shooting a lot of gas. Actually, looks like it's
>>> shooting more gas than it should while cranking. It was dark by the
>>> time I got it home so I haven't messed with it yet. Tomorrow I'll look
>>> into it further. I'll gladly accept any suggestions of things to look
>>> at tomorrow.
>>> Good thing I'm laid off. I don't know how people with boats have jobs.
>>> There's always something to do to a boat. Who has time to work.
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