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    Project Ski 90% Complete

    The engine is in. I wasn't patient enough to get a cherry picker so I put her in there by hand. Those engines are heavy muthers. Didn't touch the sides. Riva sent me the wrong head bolts so I cant start it or put the exhaust stinger section until I get the bolts and get the head torqued down. I had 12 good bolts a little short of 18.

    The two lasting memories will be getting the front section of the exhaust pipe in (what a bitch) and putting the engine in. A lot heavier than a GP1200.

    I wont be going for numbers for awhile. I have the stock ignition in, water socks on the F/A's, jetted rich etc. The advent is on my bench. It will go in after the breakin tank when the socks come off if the hull is dry.

    I am excited about the whole thing. I've been up for 25 hours now.


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    I guess ive been asleep , what engine did you install???

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    Ported 1300, ported cases. Done by Lowell. The engine components have been scattered all over the country since April. It all checked out good. I can't wait to get her on the water.

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    And the thousand dollar question is what carbs with what jetting?

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    cool....hurry up....we are all anxious too hear this thing run.

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    Philip,

    Stock carbs, 115P 135M 1.5 N&S 80 G sp. Lets get it running and see if that is where we end up. I sure hope the rest of the head bolts come in today.

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    "jetted rich" - Nope

    I don't think you have anywhere near enough fuel.

    Do you know anyone lse running OEM carbs on a Lowell ported motor?

    I don't know anyone with your set-up so I can't refer you to anyone else's jetting but I am pretty sure you will be lean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philip_gpr
    "jetted rich" - Nope

    I don't think you have anywhere near enough fuel.

    Do you know anyone lse running OEM carbs on a Lowell ported motor?

    I don't know anyone with your set-up so I can't refer you to anyone else's jetting but I am pretty sure you will be lean.
    Fullboogie has stock carbs on a lowell motor

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    You probably have a point Philip. I'll be the guiniea pig. I like working on this ski anyhow. Not to mention it gets rid of any of the nuisance caused by extra money in the bank. I've got a spare 1200 topend on the shelf with jets for it just incase kaboooom. I want her on the edge.

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    My buddy also ran stock carbs on a Lowell Ported 1200 (XLT1200). We used the recommended jetting 130m 115p. Well, let's just say that with a new set of pistons, the jetting wound up 137.5m and 117.5p

    Be careful...

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