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Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 09-10-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By MikeV
Or do like this guy. Iím working in his...

Or do like this guy. Iím working in his neighborhood.

You hear a lot about what will and will not pull on this forum. This has to be the most powerful tow vehicle for our toys Iíve seen so far....
Forum: Motors and Props 08-29-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By MikeV
I believe he still is in business. I think they...

I believe he still is in business. I think they have the body shop too. At least when I picked up a prop a few years back I remember the body shop.

Give him a call. Had work done to a stock prop...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-22-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By MikeV
Donít forget a second fuel tank with mixed fuel...

Donít forget a second fuel tank with mixed fuel in your boat. If you can swing it, go with a 4 stoke and get fuel from your main tank. Nice clean install with no extra tanks in the boat.
Forum: Motors and Props 08-21-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By MikeV
I had that problem as well on a camp boat trying...

I had that problem as well on a camp boat trying to place an old motor on.

With the rig you have, put a matching mercury pro kicker on. Not only will it run great but make your boat look complete.
Forum: Motors and Props 08-17-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By MikeV
My guest is water supply for a speedometer. Cap...

My guest is water supply for a speedometer. Cap prevents water from shooting out when not connected to Speedo tubing

There should be a small hole on the leading edge of the gear case where the...
Forum: WC Bone Yard 01-17-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,064
Posted By MikeV
For those unfamiliar, look up payer or donor and...

For those unfamiliar, look up payer or donor and taker states. As soon as that ends the states where taxes and cost of living are lower will go up substantially.

Seems like the majority of states...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,329
Posted By MikeV
Had this recently. Top notch. Many good places...

Had this recently. Top notch. Many good places in Chicago area. All different and excellent in their own way.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By MikeV
My single axle heritage is 8í6Ē wide. Tire to tire

My single axle heritage is 8í6Ē wide. Tire to tire
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 12-19-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,985
Posted By MikeV
The e15 pumps around my area state it is to be...

The e15 pumps around my area state it is to be used in flex fuel vehicles only

Your ford eco must have change from my 2012. My truck is not flex fuel and states 10% Ethanol max. Page 408 of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By MikeV
If your saying you run the boat to empty and it...

If your saying you run the boat to empty and it will only fill back up with 12-13 gal, the fuel sending unit could also be the issue. It could show empty even though the tank has 1/4 to 1/3 usable...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,281
Posted By MikeV
It was fun watching the defense last night. The...

It was fun watching the defense last night. The roar in the stadium was deafening when the defense goes to work. It was cold in the stands, especially with three beer showers, but the energy was...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By MikeV
Thanks for the info. Iím going to get the...

Thanks for the info.

Iím going to get the DPDT switch and eliminate the factory diode.

I was a little concerned about tight space wiring but found the panel wires are part of a harness that...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By MikeV
Boat light switch replacement

Electrical experts:

I have to replace a boat light switch panel.

The current light switch is a SPDT with a diode for the stern white light.

Since I have to get a new light switch should I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,229
Posted By MikeV
I canít believe nobody put this up yet.

I canít believe nobody put this up yet.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By MikeV
I have one in my Lund and small alumacraft. They...

I have one in my Lund and small alumacraft. They are relatively cheap insurance to at least give you a chance to get off the water if everything else fails.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By MikeV
I have the same motor. Had similar problem ...

I have the same motor. Had similar problem

Check all the easy stuff. Fuel filter? Primer ball. Pumps hard? Collapses when running?

Try pumping the primer ball when the engine acts up.
...
Forum: Motors and Props 11-24-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By MikeV
As suggested, after to cotter pin is out heat the...

As suggested, after to cotter pin is out heat the nut. Not cherry red but warm enough you would have a hard time holding it in your bare hand (should not damage seals). Then immediately soak the nut...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By MikeV
The contractor probably had to bond for the job....

The contractor probably had to bond for the job. Your sons repair should be covered for the term of the bond.

Iím an underground utility project manager / estimator. This stuff happens from time...
Forum: Motors and Props 11-02-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,645
Posted By MikeV
Here my theory to why some filters especially...

Here my theory to why some filters especially outboards get stuck. Some gas in the oil. I think the oil film on the inside of the gasket gets cleaned off causing gasket to metal contact.

When we...
Forum: Motors and Props 11-01-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,645
Posted By MikeV
We have several sets of those exact same pliers...

We have several sets of those exact same pliers at work. They work great for a variety of filters in areas where a standard strap or filter wrench wonít work.

If you have room you can also...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,685
Posted By MikeV
To add to my original post. A lot of...

To add to my original post.

A lot of suggestions presented. All could probably work. If the mower wonít start it could be fuel but more than likely some carburetor cleaning will be required.
...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-29-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,168
Posted By MikeV
Thatís bs Change the oil.

Thatís bs

Change the oil.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,685
Posted By MikeV
Only way to make it run right is to disassemble...

Only way to make it run right is to disassemble and clean. All the small passages will need to be cleaned. Carb rebuild kits are very cheap. I use very fine wires of different sizes to make sure the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By MikeV
Here is what Iíve used with very good results....

Here is what Iíve used with very good results. You can hard trowel or broom finish if you want.

Go to a contractor supply store specifically for concrete supplies for the better products. Home...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 10-22-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By MikeV
Yep

Yep
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