down pedal position and a float question
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread:
down pedal position and a float question

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fresyes
    Posts
    1,705

    Default down pedal position and a float question

    Does it matter when in storage?? Just out in the garage last night and started wondering about the return spring on the down pedal when it sits in the garage...

    Kinda seems obvious now, but I think I should be trailering the boat with the cav plate neutral so as to not stretch the spring.... When I trailered it last weekend I had the plate way down and locked w/ the handle. It's been like that for the week.. I looked at it last night and thought to myself, "no bueno, self"...

    Any other dummies out there or just me?

    Also, when adjusting float level on a holley, which way lowers the float level (clockwise or counter?)

    Thanks
    Is it just me or are toilet seats getting smaller?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Lurker
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,417

    Default Float Adjustment

    Turning the float adjusting nut clockwise lowers the float, counterclockwise raises it. Just remember the screw is the lock and the nut is the adjuster.

  4. #3
    I'm No Expert Shaun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    San Clemente, Ca
    Posts
    3,138

    Default

    If i remember correctly since i just adjusted mine last weekend, counter-clockwise raises the fuel level in the bowl.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Senior Member stix818's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Mohave Valley/Quartzsite
    Posts
    4,188

    Default

    Counter clockwise raises the fuel level in the float bowl. You want to pull the screw/plug on the side of the bowl and turn on fuel pumps and adjust accordingly assuming you have electric fuel pumps.

    Sorry if you knew that already!!
    http://www.performanceboats.com//signaturepics/sigpic3592_1.gif
    Special Thanks to:
    Nelson Speed & Marine
    D21 ENT
    J.J. @ Beaver Fab
    Performance Boat Candy

  7. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fresyes
    Posts
    1,705

    Default

    Thanks all.. Just wanna lower the floats before I pull the plug, then raise to bottom. Just wanted to be sure...

    Had a REAL BAD experience years ago when checking the floats while on the trailer. Boat not running well. Pulled from the lake and ran back to property to investigate (property is surrounded by 500 acres of waist high, dead ass brown grass in the middle of a california summer). Hooked the hose up ( the only hose I might add!) and started the boat. pulled the primary bowl -- perfect!. Pulled the secondary sight plug and a solid stream of gas shot out.. about 3 seconds later flames are shooting 5 feet in the air. "Grab the hose".. Shit-- It's engulfed in flames. So I grabbed the hose (away from the flames) and ran backwards. Ripped the water line out of the water pump (stripped a fitting), About the time I hit the flames w/ water, a buddy pulls the pin on the extinguiser and made a complete mess of everything. After the shaking stopped and I changed my shorts, I had images of being on the local news: "Idiot burns down lake. News and photos (of said idiot) at 10.

    Not this time!
    Is it just me or are toilet seats getting smaller?

  8. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    297

    Default

    Yeah, I always try to adjust the Holley floats by comming up with them, that stream of gas that comes out of the bowls when trying to adjust down is not my idea of a good time. LOL
    STEVE

  9. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Newbury Park, Ca/Mohave Valley, Az
    Posts
    8,169

    Default Aside from

    Holley floats, bowls, sight plugs, and fires aside, anytime the boat is going on the trailer put the handle all the way forward , plates all the way up.........MP

    PS a good rule when setting the floats during a rebuild is to adjust the float top parallel to the top of the bowl while the bowl is inverted. This is usually close enough that you don't have to mess with it afterwards. If you feel it necessary to double check after running, at least you won't have a flood of fuel out the sight hole........
    LOUD BOATS SAVE LIVES

  10. #8
    I'm No Expert Shaun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    San Clemente, Ca
    Posts
    3,138

    Default

    One nice thing about electric pumps, this weekend i was able to adjust mine while floating at the sandbar. You still make alittle mess when loosening the top screw, alittle fuel will squeeze out.

    Also, you want to adjust the float level with your boat at the pitch it would be at when sitting on the water.

  11. #9
    Gone
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sparks, Nevada
    Posts
    1,824

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Holley floats, bowls, sight plugs, and fires aside, anytime the boat is going on the trailer put the handle all the way forward , plates all the way up.........MP

    PS a good rule when setting the floats during a rebuild is to adjust the float top parallel to the top of the bowl while the bowl is inverted. This is usually close enough that you don't have to mess with it afterwards. If you feel it necessary to double check after running, at least you won't have a flood of fuel out the sight hole........
    Glad to see I am not alone.
    I have always set float levels by inverting the bowl and adjusting the float til it is level. I never pull a site plug or mess with anything else. And have never had a problem.

  12. #10
    058
    058 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4,115

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat48 View Post
    Glad to see I am not alone.
    I have always set float levels by inverting the bowl and adjusting the float til it is level. I never pull a site plug or mess with anything else. And have never had a problem.
    WTF??....I didn't know Hilborns had floats???

  13. #11
    Nobody
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Big River, Ca
    Posts
    1,720

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 058 View Post
    WTF??....I didn't know Hilborns had floats???
    LMFAO!....

  14. #12
    Gone
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sparks, Nevada
    Posts
    1,824

    Default

    Well....he got me didn't he? LOL.
    Hope to see you at CFW.

  15. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Newbury Park, Ca/Mohave Valley, Az
    Posts
    8,169

    Default Cat in the bag?

    Quote Originally Posted by 058 View Post
    WTF??....I didn't know Hilborns had floats???

    Now you've done it, that super secret set up he has is exposed........Now everyone will be wanting to run the Hilborns with the trick floats in them........MP
    LOUD BOATS SAVE LIVES

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Tags for this Thread

Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95