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  1. deputyrpa

    BIG 1996 Shamrock 220 WA Project

    Phew! That happened to me, but it was the transmission that imploded. It required a tow and a new tranny. Glad to see it was just a plug. Have you checked the filter screen underneath?
  2. deputyrpa

    BIG 1996 Shamrock 220 WA Project

    Even on a shitty day! Great job on the resto! She is a tribute to the Shamrock legacy!
  3. deputyrpa

    Power cutting at 2000+ rpm

    AHA! SCIENCE! Fuel!
  4. deputyrpa

    Power cutting at 2000+ rpm

    Good job! Step by step! I have my fingers crossed!
  5. deputyrpa

    Power cutting at 2000+ rpm

    When you insert the paper clip loop into A & B as I explained, that puts it into service mode. Then start it (on a hose, ha), set the revs to ~1000k and set the base timing with a timing light by adjusting the distributor, if it needs adjustment.
  6. deputyrpa

    Power cutting at 2000+ rpm

    Hmmmm. I'd think a TPS fault would throw a code. Eliminate fuel pressure before you chase electronics. Remember, timing has to be done in service mode. Locate and mark (with white chalk or white-out) the indicator and the 10 degree BTDC mark.
  7. deputyrpa

    What’s this pump for?

    My 26HT had a 3.5gpm washdown pump and a 1.1gpm sink pump that were connected to a switching valve for routing fresh tank water to the washdown pump. They were mounted forward of the engine - washdown pump on the bulkhead and sink pump on the port stringer. Both were toast (so was the 40gal...
  8. deputyrpa

    Power cutting at 2000+ rpm

    Yes, if you have no other codes. Air, spark, fuel are the key ingredients to a good running engine. My mind keeps going back to fuel. Just because a fuel pump is new doesn't guarantee it's working properly. Quality control has gone to shit. Do you have a fuel pressure gauge or another fuel pump??
  9. deputyrpa

    Power cutting at 2000+ rpm

    Tip - I use my timing light to look at injector spray. It shows up well for my older eyes. You can see droplets vs spray. Did you check your timing in service mode?
  10. deputyrpa

    BIG 1996 Shamrock 220 WA Project

    Are you certain that the new fuel pump you installed can actually deliver the pressure @volume necessary? If it runs the same off a little gas can, you can narrow it down a bit. Also, use the DIY code reader I explained in the Mechanic thread and see what codes you get.
  11. deputyrpa

    Power cutting at 2000+ rpm

    Here's what I did to make sure everything was operating normally after I set up my long block. Then I brought the boat to a marine service garage and had them plug it in to a diagnostic tool in order to make sure the MEFI 2 computer, which I had sent out to be reprogrammed, was done accurately...
  12. deputyrpa

    BIG 1996 Shamrock 220 WA Project

    I've not been paying attention to this thread for a while. I agree with others here that you've done an amazing job with this boat. She's beautiful, and you should be very proud! I'm not fixated on the tranny in your case. I've had one slip, and I've had one internally destruct. You are correct...
  13. deputyrpa

    What’s this pump for?

    Yeah.... you beat me to it.
  14. deputyrpa

    Zf Hurth HSW 450 D. 1:1 ratio. Serial # 0717728 C

    I bought one as a new pull-off from a ski boat from a place in Mass, but that was a few years ago. Where are you located?
  15. deputyrpa

    Which boats were built with vinyl ester

    I used vinyl ester on my '96 200wac to make and install new engine/transmission mounts. In my discussions with the techs at Express Composites, they explained that vinyl ester has much more bonding strength than poly, but a touch less than epoxy. Although I'm no expert, I have found a better...
  16. deputyrpa

    26 hard top Holding tank

    I'm 5'6" and my wife is 5'4". The head on our 26HT fits like a glove. :D
  17. deputyrpa

    BIG 1996 Shamrock 220 WA Project

    That looks like the leftover Beef Stroganoff I just had for breakfast, only different.
  18. deputyrpa

    BIG 1996 Shamrock 220 WA Project

    Awesome to hear, because I bought one as a backup. LOL!!
  19. deputyrpa

    BIG 1996 Shamrock 220 WA Project

    Good news! Was the bad pump the low pressure pump or the eBay special?


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