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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 08 Sep 2022 00:54 #122414

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You bet Ray new carb kit and float.. it’s bizarre to me.. I know running in tank means no load but ran extremely high rpm’s in driveway.. and really ran fast once throttle hit stop on fuel saver linkage and butterfly was wide open that last 1/4 turn.. runs amazing set up .. I can’t see the 150lbs of gas in bow being a thing.. fuel pump is only thing I can narrow it down to but flows there.. I even pumped primer ball as much as I could 2 pumps and wasn’t  able to squeeze anymore..
it’s just when it has to push the boat it doesn’t hit high rpm and get up on plane.
Bright side I just sat back and let Zella drive because we weren’t going anywhere fast.. and she learned some rules.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 08 Sep 2022 00:45 #122413

I’m sure you probably covered it but have you been through that carb?
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 08 Sep 2022 00:44 #122412

Yeah, I would agree, not the prop.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 08 Sep 2022 00:17 #122410

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Well 4th trip was a bust, 15km/hr @ 1300rpm 

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 NO sputtering/puking/poping/sneezing.. ran good other than boat just wouldn’t go.
factory transfer port back on, fuel pump pumping, installed clear hose on output of fuel and when butterfly is wide open there’s lots of fuel. Prop doesn’t seem to be spun and running factory 10 3/8” x 12 1/2… could try find 10 3/8” x 11 1/2 but personally don’t think it’s prop..

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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 07 Sep 2022 04:39 #122396

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Ohio ya kind of, we made the best of it. She’s pretty discouraged also and been waiting a long time to actually enjoy it rather than hear and look at it. I did get her out like I promised before school started but far from the experience we had hoped. A lot has come together and digging to look at the positives.. couldn’t have done much of complete set-up without the feathercraft family guiding me in the right direction to be straight. It certainly gets cold up here but I do plan on using throughout winter so maybe by Christmas her and I will actually get to enjoy a well running Ranger in next couple months lol
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 07 Sep 2022 03:39 #122395

Seeing her steering the boat helps make it all worthwhile doesn't it?!
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 06 Sep 2022 20:02 #122385

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Cheap haha to the USA and probably new rather than on shelf 10 yrs here. Will change tho!
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 06 Sep 2022 20:01 #122384

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Dan/Ray ok to start thank you a little slow but get it hopefully.
interesting on condenser! John mentioned that the condensers are made of wax/paper now vs mika like back in the day.. shelf life is crap.. I just purchased these condensers and actually remove the one on Top cylinder because it was suspicious to me but I learned yesterday from John that testing uF with digital meter on them isn’t a true test.. I will remove and put older one back in.. sad that a guy can’t buy service kit with good parts though they are new. The points that I received with kit seem flaking and originally didn’t even meet flush having to tweak(bend) them. Which seems wrong to me as they are delicate.

1/2way on transfer port cover hopefully test output of fuel pump for flow this week.

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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 06 Sep 2022 19:27 #122382

I second Dan, bad condenser. They are very tricky to test but cheap, replace it or it will continue to burn the points.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 06 Sep 2022 19:17 #122381

You may have a bad condenser on that one set of points. The condenser suppresses voltage spikes and a bad condenser can cause the rapid degradation of the points.

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