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    Default My 1988 Commander BBC 454 Berkley JC-A

    Here are some photos of my boat. I finally got her running yesterday. Fuel is puking out of the Primary Overflow tube (Holley 800DP, Havent figured out why yet) all of the common issues dont seem to be the cause.









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    Nice looking boat, sure to make the summer fun! Is that you Heeler? I bad a Blue, best dog I ever had, She made to sixteen!

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    I am hoping to have some Winter fun with the boat down here too in AZ.

    They are both Trico Australian Cattle Dogs (Trico Heelers, if the tails were docked). The one looking at the camera is 12 years male (Pancho) and healthy as can be (knock on wood) and the other is a 3 years old female (Reyna). They are without a doubt the best breed of dog anyone could have! The red ones tend to be more aggressive then the blue's. My parents have my male red one (Cisco) because he is too dominant over Pancho. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They tend to be a one family dog so always get a puppy (I always get the runts [Pancho was the ninth pup of the litter], to me the best of the bunch)!

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    Did you flush the fuel system 1st? I flushed mine and still had tiny black pieces from the new SS braided line. It was stuck in the needle. I though the floats were sinking too but after Kyle and Marko took them apart they found the tiny pieces holding open the needle causing the carbs to flood. We also had to readjust the float levels after finding the crap in there. I took the needles out myself and missed the tiny chips. So you need to look real good. hold them open then shoot em with carb cleaner.

    Good looking boat. Hope to see you out there when I get mine back together.
    Takin it home

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    Nice boat.

    Yea, can only be one (or combination) of a few causes.
    Float too high
    Float not "floating" (bad)
    Needle/seat not sealing from:
    Age/wear
    Contamination
    Excessive fuel pressure

    Good luck to ya.
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    Sure wish I had your yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Sure wish I had your yard.
    Unless you have to pick up the trash that blows in with the windstorms! My lot is 630" Deep and 255 wide' The back half is all pasture right now and I will be throwing the roping steers back there this week.

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    Nice looking boat. I wish I had your weather as well as the yard.

    Looking at the jet, I think you have an insert pump JE or JF, not a JC. First thing that makes me think that is the location of the steering and reverse cables, then after looking closer I think I can see where the insert pump bolts to the transom.

    Good luck with it, should be a ton of fun.

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    Doug,

    You are right, my signature has it right and my left middle finger moved down instead of up when I typed the title of the thread.

    I dont know how you guys do it in NJ. I have a buddy that lives in Glen Gardner and I believe his property tax is $18K a year for a two story on two acres!

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    Yeah, those taxes are tough but mine are a little less for my half acre ($5K). I feel better when I talk to the guys from CA though. (50 year interest only mortgages and stuff)

    Doug

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