Category Archives: Thunderbird Formula

Old Spark Plug Wires the Cause of a 470 Mercruiser Engine to lose RPMs.

Recently, I was running my 1983 17 foot Formula One off of Playland Amusement Park in Rye, New York for an early morning water ski session. In Long Island Sound, finding flat water can be a challenge at times. This … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting why a Mercruiser 470 Inboard/Outboard does not start

After a long winter layup for my 1983 17 foot Formula One with a Mercruiser 470 I/O, the engine would not turn over on the first start of the season. The engine was winterized properly and was running well at … Continue reading

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