Posted by altair (18.104.22.168) on April 04, 2005 at 09:53:26:
I have recieved great info off of this list while refurbishing my Atomic 4 and wanted to help a buddy out. He has a 72' model Atomic 4. It runs fine in neutral, but when he puts it in gear, it still runs, but he cannot get any high RPM out of it. I had trouble like this and it was all in the timing of the engine. So, I checked his timing and it was dead on. We loosened up the distributor and tried rotating it a little each way and he had that set dead on. So, the only thing I can think it is, is a fouled prop, too tight of stuffing box or is it a possibility that his transmission is set to "tight"? I tried moving his forward/reverse lever and it moves freely, so I don't think it is that. So, what do the masses say? Please help!