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Micnic
06-12-2011, 04:46 PM
I am looking at a 1990 Tristar 190. The seller tells me the motor is a Ford 351. Some tell me that boat didn't not come with a motoer that size. Any thoughts or suggestions. He tells me it is original motor.

bturner2
06-12-2011, 04:56 PM
I had an 89 TriStar and it had a Ford 351. It was the standard motor for that boat.

bturner2
06-12-2011, 05:08 PM
Found the picture of the engine

Miss Rita
06-12-2011, 08:17 PM
My '89 has a 351, but it has chrome valve covers, and a different plastic cover over the flame arrestor. Perhaps this boat has a replacement 351?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-12-2011, 08:57 PM
My '89 has a 351, but it has chrome valve covers, and a different plastic cover over the flame arrestor. Perhaps this boat has a replacement 351?

I believe that picture is of the gt-40 engine that came out later the '90 would have been the std 351 like yours...

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-12-2011, 09:01 PM
Found the picture of the engine

Was yours closed cooling system?

damaged442
06-12-2011, 09:23 PM
I have an 89 TriStar with the original Ford 351. If anyone tell you that it did not come with that engine, you can proudly tell them they are incorrect!

Micnic
06-12-2011, 09:50 PM
That's it. Thanks!!

bturner2
06-12-2011, 10:29 PM
I was told that this was the standard engine when I bought it from the original owner in 92. When I bought it there were only 75 hours on the boat. I converted it to breakerless ignition and had it for 6 years. Great motor only complaint was that it was a bit cold blooded and would like to stall until it was warmed up. Real solid runner. Here's the boat on the trailer......

bturner2
06-12-2011, 10:31 PM
I was told that this was the standard engine when I bought it from the original owner in 92. When I bought it there were only 75 hours on the boat. I converted it to breakerless ignition and had it for 6 years. Great motor only complaint was that it was a bit cold blooded and would like to stall until it was warmed up. Real solid runner. Here's the boat on the trailer......

Standard cooling.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-12-2011, 10:41 PM
I was told that this was the standard engine when I bought it from the original owner in 92. When I bought it there were only 75 hours on the boat. I converted it to breakerless ignition and had it for 6 years. Great motor only complaint was that it was a bit cold blooded and would like to stall until it was warmed up. Real solid runner. Here's the boat on the trailer......

Standard cooling.

IIRC 92 is when they switched to the gt-40 ford 351 275 hp engine...

DooSPX
06-12-2011, 11:18 PM
285 hp in the optional GT-40 HO 351W.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-13-2011, 12:20 AM
285 hp my bad...

nitro5238
06-13-2011, 01:01 AM
My 1990 PS190 has the Exact engine shown in the above photo.....I also agree with damaged442....Heck even my old 85' had a 351 although it was a PCM and not an Indmar...but a 351 nontheless.

wheelerd
06-13-2011, 03:19 AM
Yes, the 351W was the standard engine in the TriStar 190 (although I hear tell that a Chevy 350 founds it's way into a few, perhaps by special order.) The Barefoot 190 version and many of the TriStar 220's came with the Chevy 454.