Kimmy Kay (Mark 1) birthday cruise and restoration celebrationSeptember 9 2014 at 3:20 PM
Jim (Login 36TFisher)
As you may know I named my beloved 69 Super Sport after my more beloved wife Kimberly. Yesterday I took both girls out for a Sunday cruise on the Lake for my wife's birthday and the SS performed perfectly. I installed a DUI distributor and it really changed the entire presence of the motor... It fires up with conviction and the exhaust note is much deeper... more like a big block. The motor feels stronger and I cannot recommend these units enough... if there is 1 upgrade you are thinking of, I would start with a Davis Unified Ignition distributor.
I also replaced the Morse shifter with another of the same model and it now shifts much smoother and also had a safety switch to disable starting in gear (very important for Volvo Aquamatics.)
I forgot to hook up the tach to the DUI unit but will do so this week and start testing props. I want to see what the difference is if any between 14" and 15" props of the same pitch.
Edit comment: Because this is a feature thread now, I wanted to just add the photo below to let people know WHAT you started with (no motor, no transmission, plenty of dirt, lots of engineering issues ahead, and where to find more info ! Great job Jim !
Here is the linkhttp://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1290481899
Here is the photo !
|This message has been edited by 36TFisher on Dec 1, 2014 9:39 PM|
|September 9 2014, 5:21 PM |
Hey glad you like that unit, I love mine.
Send a pic of the installation !!
DUI Dizzy videos... turn up the speakers!!
|September 9 2014, 6:04 PM |
Second Video is Private
|September 9 2014, 6:48 PM |
Thanks Steve, it should work now
|September 9 2014, 7:15 PM |
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Got to just LOVE that DUI 50,000 volts...........I sure love mine.
|November 19 2014, 3:50 PM |
The crab caps win every time there is a beauty contest, but the DUI will kick butt 100 times out of 100 when it comes to everything else.
I am planning on getting one for my Sea Skiff sometime this next season
along with a Performer RPM intake.
Yeah I know, just can't leave well enough alone.
What a great looking ride
|November 19 2014, 8:44 PM |
Thanks Glenn, she sounds as good as she looks!
|November 19 2014, 9:13 PM |
Janet just said ..."THAT was cool"
|November 20 2014, 12:03 AM |
Jim, do now I guess we need to add cinematographer and videographer / producer yo your resume ??
That was great. Entertaining and an inspiration.
Regards, and compliments to the stunt driver,
Fresh air vents?
|November 20 2014, 8:54 PM |
Jim and all,
What is the correct vent location on the bow with the fuel tank in the bow?
Since I relocated the tank in the Caliver I got from Mark in the bow I'm needing some.
I see yours Jim, are both facing forward., but I have also seen where one is forward and the other is facing to the stern?
Where or how are the vent hoses as well?
Notice the new water line? With the original 30 gal. tank in the stern, she sat about 4" lower, which shows by the old bottom paint line.
Bow tanks should be a reverse config for the vents
|November 20 2014, 9:43 PM |
|November 20 2014, 10:23 PM |
I would think a couple of feet of hose on each one in different directions would be good?
|November 21 2014, 8:03 AM |
What kind of tank did you use? Newer tanks are vented through the filler. Keep in mind the Lancers only used fore deck vents until 71. After that they went away on both the 17' and 19' Lancer. The tank was vented through the sb side hull with no fresh air vents. Presumably the tank is far enough away from the motor to not be necessary.
Some years they faced the same way and others were in opposite directions.
Since your Cav never had them its all personal I guess. Personally I wouldn't introduce new 3" holes in the deck of my boat.
The tank came out of a Ranger?
|November 21 2014, 9:11 AM |
Craig and all,
The tank has a vent line that I ran over and out the side of the bow.
I didnt know if there is a safety issue for have a tank under the front deck? The area is all open in the back where your feet are, so it's not in a confined space.
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Hope you have a great boating season this year
|March 26 2018, 8:37 PM |
.....and I'm hoping Helene gets a ride on this bad boy ! She (and I) have never been on one of these, but she was lucky enough to get a ride on a Cadillac powered Cobra a few years ago https://www.youtube.com/embed/PrYTk7-3sfE
All the best, keep those cards and letters coming in.
|March 27 2018, 1:30 PM |