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    Well lots of progress today, got everything inline and oil changed, primed, new fuel and lots of cleaning done. I put the key in and gave it a twist, my batter needed a better charge cuz it just didnt have enough juice. After a good charge, well a little bit lol. so tomorrow i will get back at it and work the bugs out even more...wish me luck im tryin to make it to gladwin lol....
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    Harley, that is great news.

    I am still hoping to make the Gladwin event as well. The new stringers are getting glassed in today and tomorrow and then once everything is dry mount the engine back in and see what happens.

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    Well i got into it more today and found some real problems. 1st problem was it wasn't the battery, 2nd was it was not turning over past a certain point, 3rd problem was when i removed the plugs on the driver side about a cup of water poured out...yes i said water.....So after Scott(chets son)came over and more investigating and trying to work the motor by hand(wich wont happen) we sprayed a ton of WD40 down each plug hole and im gunna let it set till tomorrow when we unhook the pump. so looks like i will not be at the lake this weekend.....dam another one gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by harley222 View Post
    Well i got into it more today and found some real problems. 1st problem was it wasn't the battery, 2nd was it was not turning over past a certain point, 3rd problem was when i removed the plugs on the driver side about a cup of water poured out...yes i said water.....So after Scott(chets son)came over and more investigating and trying to work the motor by hand(wich wont happen) we sprayed a ton of WD40 down each plug hole and im gunna let it set till tomorrow when we unhook the pump. so looks like i will not be at the lake this weekend.....dam another one gone...
    well that sucks, sounds like its about time for the BIG motor.......
    I'm sure you can get that one going without to much trouble.

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    did you have water running to the engine? May have just hydro locked, pressure test before ripping it apart, might have been accidental..... good luck
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    no water to it, i was just trying to get it to turn ove the water was next lol...

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    Ok, we got it to spin over by hand so sum WD40 did help, and now i need a started solenoid and sum new plugs. so thats tomorrow and then back at it, thanks so much Scott and Chet for all the help.....you guys rock..

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    Default Woooohooooo....

    So i got new plugs and the battery charged and..........YES it turned over with no problem. so i put all new plugs and changed the oil, and the solenoid wasnt the problem so didnt even need it. so tomorrow Scotts coming over and were givin it life.......WISH ME LUCK..so thanks for all the help guys

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    ok well i had to get my ole lady to climb in the boat and hook the PTO back up, and she got it in 3 tries, lucky ass me to have a kick ass girl that will get her hands dirty and get the job done. well if the rain holds out its to the lake i go to get it wet and do some tunning, wish me luck guys..i forgot to add that she did this on our 5th year anniversary....
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    SWEET !!!!! Got to love when the women can kick in and get the job done. You sure have a keeper there dude.

    So when are we going to get the sunkissts wet ???? as I am really wanting to get back in the water.

    Congrads Harley and maybe see you tomorrow

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    C,MON Harley I want to hear some noise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by harley222 View Post
    ok well i had to get my ole lady to climb in the boat and hook the PTO back up, and she got it in 3 tries, lucky ass me to have a kick ass girl that will get her hands dirty and get the job done. well if the rain holds out its to the lake i go to get it wet and do some tunning, wish me luck guys..

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    WOOOOHOOOO, shes running....now just some tuning and were ready to go. i will be at whamplers sunday anyone else wanna come out lets get'em wet. me and tim are gunna be there for sure so lets get some boats out there....Tim ur the man buddy..thanks again

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