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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?)

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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.:D
 

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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!!
 

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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!
 

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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
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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........
 

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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.
 

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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???:D:D:D
 

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WTF??....I didn't know Hilborns had floats???:D:D:D

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
 
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