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ffishman
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All right guys, I have the answer. We will get a bunch of Keggers, on gene of course, and all meet at my house. Everybody bring some wrenchs, and hammers, and we will all take turns working on gene's engine. By the end of the day, after we finish the kegs, that engine should be in..........shape.
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TiredOfWorking
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no mechanic, but I would put the kill switch clip on. Very Happy
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gene
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do kinda like that hammer idea.
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Clark
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Location: north side of Cass Lake

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gene,

It sounds like it might be time to retire the old Sea King, put her in a museum, they haven't made parts for over 25 years.
I had a 5hp for years and when the water pump inpeller went out I could not get a replacement.

Clark
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gene
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear you there Clark.....but nowadays, with that darn internet, it might be possible to get parts. On the other hand, I have thought about trying to sell it on eBay, but the shipping would eat all my profit up.

PS Hey, I think I can swim faster than 5HP. Shoot, you may as well have just rowed instead of wasting gas (back then it was about $0.30 per gal I think-only about 1000 percent lower than it is now!).
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carpy52
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk about a bunch of shade tree mechinics(sp) had a lawnmower acted the same way one time had good spark and even did the ether thingy too NADA. Heres the fun part took out the plug thinking it was maybe flooded and got a long fireplace match and rotated the piston head till it was all the way back then lit the match and stuck it in the plug hole. After a 3 foot flame shot out burning the hair off my arm all the way up to the elbow didn't try that agian. Even tried heating the plug with a lighter thinking a hot plug might spark better.. Nada..then got a bright idea and pulled off the air fliter and bingo it started right up. Fliter didn't look all that dirty so slapped it back in place and opps it died within seconds. SO after all this trial and error and loss of arm hair every year I just go by a new air fliter. plugg and change the oil and run alittle carb cleaner thru it once i get it started and haven't had a problem since....
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ffishman
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, a dirty air filter will do it. First time I ever heard about somebody putting a lit match down a cylinder. But, you learn something new everyday. One time we were working, and down the way a guy was messing trying to get his tire to seat on the rim. He poured a little gas on it, and lit it. Boom, it seated. He filled it with air, put it on his car and off he went. Got tosay, that is something I would not try.
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gene
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not being ungrateful, but I had the nerve to think I just might get some "good" advice from the Crazies (free advice is worth what I pay for it)...

So far, I got
one so-called friend trying to blow me up with ether,
a good ol' boy with an idea for an insurance scam,
a Cards fan who knows when to keep quiet,
MM who knows even less than I do about mechanical workings,
a resort owner that has probably worked on thousands of motors advising me it is time for a trip to the museum,
Carpy trying to get me to put a match to the cyclinder,
and a fellow Cub fan who wants me to use physical force,
(by the way, swearing at it did not help start it either)
and now the discussion has turned to lawnmower air filters?

Maybe next week I will get a chance after work to try the really good ideas. Thanks guys.


PS MM, you could have left that motor in Knudson. Maybe that's what I'll do with my 9.2 -- create some new "structure".
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Gowdy 1
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geno,

One thing that may help--remove the spark plug, stick your tongue in there, and have someone pull the cord.

Let me know what happens.

Gowdy Laughing Laughing
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ffishman
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And maybe when he does that, he can hold the end of the spark plug between his two fingers.
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carpy52
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO NO NO Gowdy and Fish are both wrong you lean over the plug hole after squiting ether in the hole and hole the plug on the end of your tongue and then have someone pull the cord. See the tongue being a wet surface will conduct a current better and help the spark so the fumes comming outta the hole will ignite and burn off any gas residue that is left in the cyclinder. And make sure you have someone there with a video camera so that you can send it into that Funny Videos show and win the $10,000 and maybe even the $100,000 then you can go out and buy a new motor and not worry about the old one Laughing Simple right?????
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Clark
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure is a good thing we are able to help a guy in need..........

What would Gene do without us ? ? ? ? ?

Clark
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Gowdy 1
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We try.

Gowdy Laughing
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ffishman
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are friends for?
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junior
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gene,
I, also, have a "Sea King 3" that my dad left me.....I haven't started it in 10 years.. Now you got me interested... just for fun
JR
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