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Forum: Ignition System 05-03-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By smosher
Hi Neil, Yes you are right, engine running and...

Hi Neil, Yes you are right, engine running and alternator producing.

Steve
Forum: Ignition System 05-03-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By smosher
The resistor has to be tied in series between the...

The resistor has to be tied in series between the coil and ground.
It doesn't matter if its tied to the + side of the coil and the Ignition voltage
or tied between the - side of the coil and the...
Forum: Electrical 02-22-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,874
Posted By smosher
Hi Hanley, Yes Internally regulated with the...

Hi Hanley, Yes Internally regulated with the sensor and output

Just the stock api 55 amp alternator.

I found this thread on wiring the alternator.
...
Forum: Electrical 02-22-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,874
Posted By smosher
There's a sensor input for the voltage. I connect...

There's a sensor input for the voltage. I connect this to my common on the AB Switch. For my installation this means the common will be at 14.2 and the
excitation, connected to the coil+ is 14.5
...
Forum: Electrical 11-28-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,039
Posted By smosher
sounds to me that the battery connections are...

sounds to me that the battery connections are either not tight or has corrosion
at the mating ends. This includes the battery ground to the engine.

Steve
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-28-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,501
Posted By smosher
My Moments

I do turn on the water intake, but right above it is the gas valve and I regularly
forget to turn that on.

Steve
Forum: Electrical 09-09-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,824
Posted By smosher
I have the p30 and I would remove the starter to...

I have the p30 and I would remove the starter to gain access to the solenoid and battery cable.

Steve
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-10-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,884
Posted By smosher
When you clean the carb make sure to poke wire...

When you clean the carb make sure to poke wire though the jets. The jets are
too small for the carb cleaner to blast out the crud.

Steve
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-10-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,094
Posted By smosher
If I remember correctly the freq at which the...

If I remember correctly the freq at which the dist revolves has little effect
on the inductance on the circuit. As the freq increases the inductance increases. I did the calc and its posted.

Steve
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-07-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,806
Posted By smosher
The EI is a magnetic switch with one side at VDC...

The EI is a magnetic switch with one side at VDC and the other side shows the dc power going to the disty. This power is alternating which increases the volts out of the coil center tap. I don't...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-07-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,106
Posted By smosher
The faulty reading could be the meter picking up...

The faulty reading could be the meter picking up the noise from the alternator.

Try this, twist the meter leads together and then try the measurement. The amount that the meter jumps around should...
Forum: Polls 07-16-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,773
Posted By smosher
Dave, you reversed the flow through the manifold,...

Dave, you reversed the flow through the manifold, does this eliminate the hot spot ?


Thanks


Steve
Forum: Polls 07-15-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,773
Posted By smosher
Hi Dave, Why do you think it behaves this way? ...

Hi Dave, Why do you think it behaves this way?

Simple enough to do and sounds like a very good change to make

Steve
Forum: Polls 07-15-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,773
Posted By smosher
There's another way to increase the engine temp...

There's another way to increase the engine temp and thats with a bypass valve.
Moyer sells the kit. I have one and no Thermostat, I use it to keep the head temperature front to back as close as...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-15-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,710
Posted By smosher
Ah New fuel lines. I replaced all of my fuel...

Ah New fuel lines. I replaced all of my fuel lines as they were old. My first time out I had a problem after running for several hours
the engine quit and wouldn't restart. I have the facet fuel...
Forum: Electrical 06-15-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By smosher
I have a 20 watt panel and its the best add on I...

I have a 20 watt panel and its the best add on I did.

get a cheap solar controller from ebay, less than $ 10

Steve
Forum: Electrical 06-12-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,997
Posted By smosher
I swapped out the 35 for the 55 amp and I did...

I swapped out the 35 for the 55 amp and I did change the belt to 26 inch.
I did see a slight increase in charge rate from the 2, but the 55 amp
consumes more horsepower from the engine.

I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-12-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By smosher
Hi I have an edison Pedestal and there's a cable...

Hi I have an edison Pedestal and there's a cable clamp where both the throttle
and shift are clamped together and then the clamp is screwed to the pedestal.
Sound like what you have is the clamp is...
Forum: Electrical 05-11-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,811
Posted By smosher
cable markers

I use tywrap cable markers. Cheap and easy to find
Forum: Electrical 12-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,224
Posted By smosher
Here's my cut . engine rpm = 3600 dist rpm...

Here's my cut .

engine rpm = 3600
dist rpm 1/2 of engine 1800

number of cyclinders 4
dwell angle, 40

freq = 3600/2/4/40 = 11.25
Forum: General Interest 12-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,436
Posted By smosher
I have a 74 p30 and at 3/4 throttle I can easy do...

I have a 74 p30 and at 3/4 throttle I can easy do 6 kts with a clean bottom and the indigo prop. I have run the motor for more than 6 hours with no trouble. There are several items though I would...
Forum: Electrical 07-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,802
Posted By smosher
What it means is that your battery needs to be...

What it means is that your battery needs to be charged and the alternator is putting a high demand on your engine.

After the battery is charged the demand will diminish.

I would charge the...
Forum: Electrical 07-12-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,802
Posted By smosher
I believe it is the exciter wire which is...

I believe it is the exciter wire which is attached usually at the + side of the coil. There may have been a reason it was left off. This tells the regulator what your battery voltage is at and how...
Forum: Pearson 07-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,424
Posted By smosher
I also have a p30 and I did have to adjust the...

I also have a p30 and I did have to adjust the band to use reverse but
this is with a pedestal shifter

Steve
Forum: Ignition System 10-31-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,609
Posted By smosher
I used my standby battery and it was fully...

I used my standby battery and it was fully charged as I didn't use it all season.

I didn't use the boat as much this year due to various reasons, so the house batt didn't get charged as much. I...
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