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by Jimmy70
Fri May 02, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Gathering 2014, Sept. 19-21, Guild, Tennessee
Topic: Just Me
Replies: 10
Views: 4170

Re: Just Me

I did not build any guitars last year but did build 3 mandolins. I still got two of them hanging in the shop that need the finish done up right. I have one guitar that I built about 3 years ago and had to reset the neck as I done a bad job getting it in place right the first time. Then to top it off...
by Jimmy70
Thu May 01, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Gathering 2014, Sept. 19-21, Guild, Tennessee
Topic: Just Me
Replies: 10
Views: 4170

Just Me

Hi Gang I just wanted to let you know I am still alive and kicking and working on my 78th birthday in August. I been doing pretty good on dialysis and doing 4 days a week right now and keeping the blood clean from the monthly reports. I did kind of crash at the end of March as my iron level feel off...
by Jimmy70
Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: I posted this in the power boat too
Replies: 8
Views: 4196

Re: I posted this in the power boat too

It was the CDI, Capacitor Discharge Ignition, I had my friend next door talk to a Old Merc mechanic and he said more than likely that was it. $250 for that but it made the engine run good.
Jimmy
by Jimmy70
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Thanks to all of you.
Replies: 8
Views: 3960

Re: Thanks to all of you.

Hi Ray I always like to sit down and jaw with you. I recall some of the stories we were talking about the meeting before with us taking out mailboxes and what ever trying to get our long trailers out of the driveway. I was glad to meet your wife this trip too and hopefully did not insult you two wit...
by Jimmy70
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Boat builders warning????
Replies: 0
Views: 3722

Boat builders warning????

I think most of us would be careful upon naming our boats but when one does get upset it could happen.
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by Jimmy70
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Thanks to all of you.
Replies: 8
Views: 3960

Thanks to all of you.

I want to thank all of those who made this possible one more time. Jon Patton and I had a good time although Friday my old butt was dragging bad. I had woke up at 3:30 Thursday and never got back to sleep until Friday, so had many hours without any sleep. I took naps off and on all day but got kind ...
by Jimmy70
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Here is a shot of Butch
Replies: 0
Views: 2134

Here is a shot of Butch

I almost did not know him without his Captains hat on.Image
by Jimmy70
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: More photos
Replies: 0
Views: 2018

More photos

Here are a couple more shots. John Patton is a young buddy of mine and a pro photographer for Gander Mountain catalog shoots. He has a good eye.[img] [/img] http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/JamHar/JonandISaturday7thSept.jpg Gail and Jimmy70 http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/JamHar/GailandIa...
by Jimmy70
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Some Photos of 2012 meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 2101

Some Photos of 2012 meeting

John with the barrel back boat and heating problem. I hope you read this pretty soon. The more I thought about it on the way home if think you are surely sucking air into the pump. When my buddy John Patton was looking at the water leak on the starboard side he said the leak went away when you goose...
by Jimmy70
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems with.
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

Re: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems wi

Now who was the NUT that suggested a Nitro System...No way man that boat at 65mph is scary enough for me. I made some pipes to hook onto the fin of the engine to throw a rooster tail but I think they need to go deeper as I was not getting much spray out of them. I know once upon a time I read on Scr...
by Jimmy70
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems with.
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

Re: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems wi

I called this morning and they had #5 open so grabbed it. I have a buddy coming with me who is a good guitar picker so I am sure he will have a great time. I wish I could spend Sunday there but can't stay off the damn machine that long. Getting the boat ship shape right now and cleaning more leaves ...
by Jimmy70
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems with.
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

Re: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems wi

Thank you one and all for the support. God only knows I needed it after thinking about the problem for a few months and every time I wanted to work on the engine it would rain. I just kept putting it off and off and off until I got to thinking about making a trip out to see all of you guys once agai...
by Jimmy70
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems with.
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

Re: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems wi

Okay my BAD, it is a 1977 unit. The 40hp Mercury was a 82. Anyway with Oyster and his Mercury mechanic who knows the engines says it is either the Stator or The Switch box. I checked the stator and it ohmed out at 5000 so that fell in the specs range. I put my horse tank under the engine and filled ...
by Jimmy70
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems with.
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

Re: My 115HP Inline 6, 1982 model having bogging problems wi

I got rid of the switch box along time ago and replaced it with the newer version. The stator was also replaced along with all new wiring. I will have to check the timing once again but can not see any reason for it to be off either as it was dead on before. Now I will check to see if the carbs are ...
by Jimmy70
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: I posted this in the power boat too
Replies: 8
Views: 4196

I posted this in the power boat too

he compression on each of the cylinders is 150psi each. New Plugs Went thru the carbs 3 time already checked the fuel pump Bought a spark plug checker and each one is firing okay. The engine idles fine but when I try to floor it starts bogging like running out of gas. Adjusted the carb needles in an...

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