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Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-28-2008, 10:49 AM Reply   
I took the tge on the water yesterday for the first time in five years. It floats and the tranny works but the engine ran poorly , i got it up to 35. I will be doing alot of carb tinkering. What type of speed should i expect from this boat 1:1 trans 13/13 3 blade prop?
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-28-2008, 10:55 AM Reply   
carb You need to somehow get the old fuel out, flush the fuel lines, replace the filter and rebuild the carb.

It was off the water for 5 years!
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-28-2008, 10:57 AM Reply   
carb is new fuel has been flushed
Old     (denwbaseball)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-28-2008, 11:58 AM Reply   
any new pics?
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-28-2008, 12:02 PM Reply   
What where the RPM's @ 35mph?

Not a lot to "tinker" with, set the float level, idle mixture, and idle speed. Everything else is set on the bench. If the float is set correctly, and the throttle plate is fully open at WOT, then it's not a carb problem.
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       03-28-2008, 12:30 PM Reply   
does it have breaker points ignition? If yes I highly suggest the breakerless ignition conversion: nversion_Kit_for_Ford_GM_V_8_engines_with_Prestoli te_clip_cap_breaker_point_ignition_system&str=poin ts&merchID=1008&r=view

for only $139 it beats the heck out of trying to get the space, angle, and dwell set correctly.

Points are a big failure point on older boats.
Old     (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-28-2008, 12:36 PM Reply   
I doubt its points. IIRC it is a 97?

More info on what it was doing. Bogging? High RPM and no speed? Stutter?

You should expect 40-45 at WOT.

(Message edited by olSkoolTige on March 28, 2008)
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-28-2008, 12:50 PM Reply   
it stumbles hard right off idle its tricky but when it hits (guess) 2k rpms it revs all the way up....tach does not work.
Old     (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-28-2008, 4:28 PM Reply   
I bought a Tige project boat as well, and my tach doesn't work either. I need to figure out what the problem is there. Did you replace the fuel/water seperator?
Old     (phenom_1819)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-28-2008, 5:05 PM Reply   
When my last boat acted like that, the fix was as easy as new spark-plugs. If you haven't swapped them yet, might be worth a shot...?
Old     (analdine)      Join Date: May 2006       03-28-2008, 5:26 PM Reply   
If your gauges dont work, just e-mail Tige they have a lifetime warrenty
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-28-2008, 8:44 PM Reply   
really life time warrenty?
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-28-2008, 9:51 PM Reply   
im not an expert by anymeans but my boat was doing that and i took the water fuel seperator apart and cleaned it and it completely fixed the problem
Old     (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-28-2008, 10:13 PM Reply   
For those who don't know the history
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-29-2008, 9:05 AM Reply   
think i need a 600 cfm
Old     (kko13)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-29-2008, 11:32 AM Reply   
if your still running that 750 carb you do need to get the 600. you also need to check the distributor cap and make sure the terminals are not corroded. after 5 yrs. of sitting cap, rotor, wires, plugs, fuel filter and carb would be mandatory to me. if it stumbles on hole shot and has low top end you need to check fuel pressure (under load not just at idle) if if pressure is good you can be losing volume and running it lean. id almost go ahead and replace the fuel pump as well.

(Message edited by kko13 on March 29, 2008)
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-29-2008, 2:32 PM Reply   
Between TigeMike and Mikeski we pretty much have any boat questions covered here. Not that a lot of others have great advice as well i.e. stereo stuff but these 2 seem to always have an answer.
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-29-2008, 6:15 PM Reply   
Yes my sincere thanks to you both. I think the timing might be advanced too far, i set it a little ahead because it idled smoother but i will try backing it off also the plugs are new but look like crap already (crap sitting in a 5 year old engine}i will change them, cap rotor, wires. test runs mon and tues.
Old     (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       03-29-2008, 6:51 PM Reply   
Do what you wish to do first but you will need the tach working in order to get the engine working properly.

You surely need the 600cfm carb and probably a tune up of the distributor.
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-30-2008, 9:39 AM Reply   
since i am most likely to do all that. i am going to buy the carb last since its most $$$.
Old     (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-30-2008, 9:48 AM Reply   
OK, excluding the carb which we all know is too big...

Not getting up to full speed usually indicates fuel delivery issues, but you replaced the fuel pump IIRC, so check the fuel lines, pick up screen in the tank, and filter. The sputtering off idle sounds like timing, so check that out for sure. Again that is ignoring the 750 cfm carb, because both problems are probably related to that.

This is what we were talking about in the other threads as far as wasting a lot more time and money working the bugs out - those injectors will look like a bargain in retrospect.
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-30-2008, 4:25 PM Reply   
im 3 into the swap cap and rotor+wires changing anyway. injectors 800 + last owner said it had computer problems.
Old     (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       03-30-2008, 8:22 PM Reply   
you could still get a remanufactured carb for not that much money and it would most likely fix your problem, yet you state it is the last thing you will do. It only U$D300 and go enjoy your boat.

Many people here have advised you well on all your threads, I wonder why you ask for advise and then are so reluctant to follow it, perhaps you know somethig we all dont?
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-31-2008, 7:54 AM Reply   
its only the last thing because the boat runs now and the weather stills sucks. i am watching ebay like a hawk for a deal. if i dont find it in a month or so i will buy a new one.


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