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Old 11-11-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
jclays
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Port side engine won't advance past 1800rpm

Took my 1966 Californian out today anticipating a good run on flat seas to "Blow" her out. Got to the end of the jetty and started advancing the throttles. She has twin early carburated 350's. Starboard advanced fine. Port side would not advance past 1800/1900 rpm. It felt as if someone was holding the propeller. The engine just felt bound up. Pushing the throttle past 1800rpms would only generate a notable resistance and a rumbling/vibration type of sensation. With the transmission out of gear the engine freely rev's as high as you want to push the throttle. Tranny problem? Older Velvet Drive model 71 I believe. Never experienced this before.
Thanks
Jim
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