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    Default Unlevel carb/float adj. question

    1st Sorry for all my mofo'n questions lately ...I've asked this same Q a year more ago and it turned into a "dang your motor leans a lot" thread. Question being if this was you carb. would you set the floats to the bottom of the windows and call it good?? Out of the box i fired it up with the sight windows out for a second, and fuel came out of the secondary side.I adjusted ift down about 1/16 maybe 1/8 of a turn, put the clear windows in....ran it..and I'm 1/2 way up the rear window. Oddly enough I think I'm more worried about the front bowl. This winter I may look at some motor plate adjustments/mods and try and level her out some but for now..how would you set it if it were your junk.

    Sorry I didn't realize how bad that photo was until I posted it. You cant tell from the pic but the bubble is dead ctr on the level.
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    Jet extensions in the rear bowl and drive on.
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    I'd set the floats with the carb level and like Hallet says, maybe some extensions in the rear. Really shouldn't be a problem.
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    O.k. thanks guys.
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    You will also need Notched floats...

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    You could also pick up a wedged spacer....Just another opinion.

    The spacers seem to do more good than harm..

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    edit; like this http://www.jegs.com/i/Moroso/710/65030/10002/-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    You could also pick up a wedged spacer....Just another opinion.

    The spacers seem to do more good than harm..

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    edit; like this http://www.jegs.com/i/Moroso/710/65030/10002/-1
    Thanks GT, I went that route(wedge/ for sale btw) on my 4150. The plan for the domi is a little spray(plate). I'm not sure if I want to stack a wedge on a plate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Thanks GT, I went that route(wedge/ for sale btw) on my 4150. The plan for the domi is a little spray(plate). I'm not sure if I want to stack a wedge on a plate...

    I wouldn't think it to be an issue.......On that note, do they make a wedged NOS plate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    1st Sorry for all my mofo'n questions lately ...I've asked this same Q a year more ago and it turned into a "dang your motor leans a lot" thread. Question being if this was you carb. would you set the floats to the bottom of the windows and call it good?? Out of the box i fired it up with the sight windows out for a second, and fuel came out of the secondary side.I adjusted ift down about 1/16 maybe 1/8 of a turn, put the clear windows in....ran it..and I'm 1/2 way up the rear window. Oddly enough I think I'm more worried about the front bowl. This winter I may look at some motor plate adjustments/mods and try and level her out some but for now..how would you set it if it were your junk.

    Sorry I didn't realize how bad that photo was until I posted it. You cant tell from the pic but the bubble is dead ctr on the level.

    Honestly if it were me... id pull carb and set the floats while level...

    floats do what they gotta do on an angle or level.. they float up and down allowing fuel in or stopping it all together.. Your motor is at a good angle, but i wouldnt worry they should work fine....

    Or maybe my common sense is a bit retarded...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt1840 View Post
    Honestly if it were me... id pull carb and set the floats while level...

    floats do what they gotta do on an angle or level.. they float up and down allowing fuel in or stopping it all together.. Your motor is at a good angle, but i wouldnt worry they should work fine....

    Or maybe my common sense is a bit retarded...
    The float level for me is not the deal killer....It is the chance for a spill over when getting on plane...You will either flood it out, or lean it out if extreme enough...

    Just my opinion due to the fact that the carb is sitting as level as it ever will in the picture, it will get worse in the water....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    The float level for me is not the deal killer....It is the chance for a spill over when getting on plane...You will either flood it out, or lean it out if extreme enough...

    Just my opinion due to the fact that the carb is sitting as level as it ever will in the picture, it will get worse in the water....

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    You really should fix that, and not with a wedge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    You really should fix that, and not with a wedge.
    How do you mean?

    Forgive my ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    How do you mean?

    Forgive my ignorance.

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    Change the angle of the engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    Change the angle of the engine.
    What kind of boat is this?...I know a lot of times, changing the angle of said dangle is not possible....

    You can't "bend" horsepower without consequences.

    This is why most marine manufacturers have either made a wedge shaped carb spacer or a special manifold...

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    Check that, it's a friggen jet!, changing the engine angle, unless it is not straight to the pump now, would be a gigantic mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickjet View Post
    Put a 300 on the back of it, Flywheel it and a nosecone. $15,000 later you'll have a 65 mph pile of shit......

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