1960 hydrodyne 1600 maiden voyage

Discussion in 'Hydrodyne® Boats' started by mr.norm, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. mr.norm

    mr.norm Hydrodyner

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    I Finally have put her in the water! Just trying to work out the bugs and make sure the hull is ok since the rebuild and before paint. Everything is a ok, with the exeption of the motor. (1962 Johnson 40 HP) It would not run unless i had the choke on and of course no top speed as of yet. Compression was 100 psi on both cylinders and it will idle ok so i guess it is time for the carb to be rebuilt. Or get a Merc. I am just so happy she is floating! :yahoo:
     
  2. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Pay particular attention to the idle transfer ports and the idle jet. The problem is usually in the idle circuit. I blow them out with carb cleaner and compressed air. You problem is very common after sitting with fuel in the float bowls.

    jim
     
  3. Ronny McMurray

    Ronny McMurray

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    my boat looks just like yours more or less its a 1966 volvo two carb did you keep the origonal motor and drive
     
  4. Ronny McMurray

    Ronny McMurray

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    did you use the origonal motor and drive
     
  5. mr.norm

    mr.norm Hydrodyner

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    Thank you Jim! You were correct on the carb issue I was having. Sorry it's been so long. I have been enjoying it after getting it all cleaned out and running :) Just put it in the water and had a full season last year. She is running and looking great!
     
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    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    There is nothing like a Dyne.

    jim
     

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