Just got a 1988 Mariah with the PCM 351. Having fun getting it ready to hit the water. Carpet, clean up, tune up, fluids, etc.
I was setting the timing on my new (old) boat and when it was running and I put my hand on the distributor to adjust it I get shocked. It's been a while since I worked on an older motor but I don't think that is supposed to happen.
Ideas why it is doing this? I got it timed by shutting it down, adjusting, starting, etc til I got it right and it definately runs better than it did.
Second issue unrelated, I removed the ski pole entirely from the boat as we will use it only for wakeboarding (the occasional skier can use the ski eye on the transom and we wont get bruises from hitting the pole all time). Is there a hull integrity issue by removing the pole and it's mounting hardware since it was bolted so stronly between the stringers?
Thanks for you help. Been reading lots on here and it's been really helpful.