Well gonna dump the Mercury Steel reeds and go with composite reeds for the first time in years of boating - got the three two barrel carbs pulled today, and the intake manifold - reeds looked brand new (but of course this is the cleanest part of an engine) - ordered reeds from Chris Carson Marine today - full set with shipping 110 bux - in process of cleaning all the carbs and installing new needles and seats(thanks to ethanol , those plastic tipped Merc needle seats were on their last legs) -
Gonna lap in the intake cages for the new reeds (you wet sand with 400 grit), then she is going back together
No computers on this boat - all old tech stuff I grew up with
I expect to improve my cruise mileage up to around 2.5 GPH @ 4500RPM, with new reed technology - and Scream and Fly on the top end --
Now if I can just figure where all those 1/8 vaccuum lines go when I bolt it all back up !!!
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