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The motors has (as some readers know) been changed out to a high voltage ignition system, 50,000 volts right to the plugs. The transformation was more involved than I anticipated for a standard cooling system (closed cooling guys get a convenient pass on this due to the cooling system plumbing taking a different route) but the work was not rocket science, just needed to be sure it was very secure.
I have to say, since the DUI distributors have gone in, the boat has not missed a single pulse during multiple test runs, and last night I did run at wide open throttle long enough to satisfy myself all is well. The photo was taken while running around 3000 I think, not sure. My next project is to rebuild port carb. Always something. The accelerator pump is not working very well on that side, thankfully I have a couple spare carbs I can build in the shop and just do the swap when it is convenient. I would recommend everyone do that; always have a spare around, you can protect your boating adventures that way, because it only takes 30 minutes to change one out, wash your hands, and be working on a cold one.
It was very humid last night on the Cumberland. You can see from the photo that the big dogs were leaving their own vapor trail, and you can also see the humidity in the air. WOW !!