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by L78steve
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Remove Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Remove Steering Wheel

It is good practice to thread the nut back on the shaft before pulling.
by L78steve
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1987 Johnson V4: Pressure at Crankcase Port to VRO Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Re: 1987 Johnson V4: Pressure at Crankcase Port to VRO Pump

That is more than enough to pulse the pump diaphragm. Be sure you have the blue colored pulse limiter installed 435009.
by L78steve
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 9750

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions

The engine tachometer is spot on at 800 and 2,000-RPM. I compared it to a SW hand tach.

The boat speed is 40-MPH with just me. Boat speed is 38-MPH with me, wife, and two dogs.
by L78steve
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 9750

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions

I'll check it this weekend with a tach hooked up to the crank. My ear says the boat tachometer is correct. It is an old-stock OMC tachometer.
by L78steve
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 9750

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions

Steve you should be running a 13x19 SST on that and raise that puppy up. Max rpm on the 89 is 6k. Are you sure it will spin the 19? Currently running at 5400RPM. In order to raise it up I will have to go with a jack plate. Not sure I want to go that route with it, Its a nice clean original that was...
by L78steve
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 9750

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: Six Questions

The boat speed is 40-MPH with 13x17 OMC aluminum propeller and the engine mounted all the way down and trimmed as far as it will go before blow out.


I've been battling the hot alarm demons. Finally did the updates and got that straightened out.
by L78steve
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 5315

Re: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

We go with many other families. People I grew up with. The area is down by by the new bridge across from Port Henry NY.
It's the only place we can find with enough cabins to accommodate us all.
But Burlington and Burton Island are favorite stops also.
by L78steve
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60
Replies: 15
Views: 5315

Re: FS: [SOLD] 1966 16-footer with E-TEC 60

Where in Lake Champlain do you boat? Iv'e been going there every year since 74 for a week or two.
I just picked up my new to me 88 15' sport from there. Been sitting in a barn since 94.
by L78steve
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Survey: Smartphone Charts
Replies: 9
Views: 3173

Survey: Smartphone Charts

Are you using the smart phone chart app?

I mainly navigate on the lakes of North and South Carolina and Lake Champlain. I just need to know where I am.
by L78steve
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 Striper 15' rebuilt as center console
Replies: 9
Views: 4660

Re: 1979 Striper 15' rebuilt as center console

What's not perfect about it?
And what speed are you getting with the 20?
Nice job.
by L78steve
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 9750

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: Six Questions

The fuel line connector is not [the cause of the problem with the engine]. You don't need the obsolete VRO style if [the gasoline and oil are pre-mixed]. The parts for securing the fuel lines are [cable] ties. Use the type that have the stainless tab not the toothed style. The plastic elbows can be ...
by L78steve
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 9750

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: Six Questions

If [the engine is] getting some water in the cylinders, [the cause] could be a faulty exhaust cover gasket-- an easy fix. You should not rev the engine without a load. If you must, use a test prop, a special part not a regular prop. Water in the cylinders could be your problem. It is very common for...
by L78steve
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: 18 Questions
Replies: 45
Views: 9750

Re: 1986 Johnson 70-HP: Six Questions

Whalertime wrote:I have changed out tanks, not lines...


Why did you not change out the fuel lines? Its very possible the inner fuel hose liner is collapsed and restricting flow.