I picked up a 1989 Cheetah 1800LS. It has the 3.0L Merc
first thing is the speedo doesn't work, the pickup on the back of the boat is broke, i think its a pen type. Where can I get one of these?
I don't think the tach works correctly, at WOT the tach says i'm turning 5,500rpms, its a 19 pitch prop. can it actually rev that high with a prop like that?
the outdrive was rebuilt in 1998. when you have the trim all the way down, or when you are turning at part throttle it gets very noisy. I don't notice this noise as much at WOT. Is that the gimble bearing? or is it the u joint?
the left windshield is busted out, the original manufacture of the glass is out of business, the guy who owned it before me said he found a place that will make one but they want almost 600 bucks to do it. Does anyone know of another solution other than plexiglass?
also should i convert to electronic ignition or just leave it as points. to me points are more reliable, but if electronic ignition will wake the engine up a bit then i will go that route