Re: [OMC-Boats] oh happy day

From: Scott Veazie <scottveazie@...>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:41:55 -0700

Good to hear J.D.! I've been out twice, once I had the original coil fail, the second time was fine except for one tiny stumble. Probably time to clean the tank's filter. I also had my single-lever control's switch fail in the driveway, glad it happened there. Needless to say, it would not shift anymore so I went back to the original push buttons. Might just leave it that way.


As far as tachs go, mine too reads high, around 1500 at idle and I KNOW it's not there. Redlines at cruise but I know what over 5000 sounds like. Can these be re-calibrated?


> From: jdood@...
> To: omc-boats@...
> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:12:32 -0700
> Subject: [OMC-Boats] oh happy day
> well for anyone who has been following or remembers my boat saga, i
> think i finally have a happy ending.....(said with extreme
> anxiety) The latest prob for this season was that even though it
> started last year, this year i was somehow not getting any
> spark. Long story shortened, It seemed to have been my
> pertronix kit on my distributor. Faulty ground wire. That was
> pretty much the only thing left to trace it to. In the researching
> around process I also found out that I don't have a 155 odd fire, I
> actually have a 231 even fire. Won't go into that now. So I
> happened to have an extra HEI on hand, It fit under the cowling,
> and she started up immediately and ran smooth right off the bat. So
> I have ditched the coil and ballast resister now. I've had her out
> twice and both times have been w/o any running issues. The only
> issue is that my tach is inaccurately showing really high RPMs.
> It didn't before with the previous distributor. But now with this HEI
> it is - yet the engine doesn't seem to be running faster. For
> example, at 1/2 throttle going about 15-20mph the tach reads
> 5500-6000. But doesn't sound like 5500-6000. Same prop as before
> the HEI. It just seems to be a gauge reading thing. I have the
> HEI connection right, grey wire right to the cap where it's labeled
> "tach" - hard to get wrong. Any theories on that are welcome.
> So other than this RPM/tach thing, she seems to be running great!
> A huge thanks to BC Howk from this list who helped me ton throughout
> this latest phase of problem chasing. Thanks BC!
> Jeff
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