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slickwater1
04-03-2012, 10:07 AM
well I think I am fixing to go ahead and drop a little money and dress up my older motor. anyone got any ideas, right now it has the blue valve covers and just a plain old looking motor. i am thinking I want to make this thing stand out!:D

93Prostar190
04-03-2012, 11:02 AM
I bought some valve covers from SkiDim a while back for my 93 that were all chrome. Those looked really good on that engine .... I also had silicon plug wires that matched the red of the boat ... all my components were painted black and the pulleys were chrome ... some of the valve covers from a Summit Racing for the Ford GT-40 may catch your eye .... search this forum and you will see some engines ... http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=44554&highlight=engine+compartment

May give some ideas .... peace.

Cloaked
04-03-2012, 04:15 PM
well I think I am fixing to go ahead and drop a little money and dress up my older motor. anyone got any ideas, right now it has the blue valve covers and just a plain old looking motor. i am thinking I want to make this thing stand out!:DIf it runs fine, no need for dressing of any kind. Mine too is plain, blue and black. Still pulls, no one sees it but me...

Colored tie-wraps is about all the dressing mine gets...

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east tx skier
04-03-2012, 04:17 PM
Replace the intake and paint it whatever color you like. It will go like stink and look great, too.

Kyle
04-03-2012, 04:54 PM
Replace the intake and paint it whatever color you like. It will go like stink and look great, too.

Thats a GREAT idea


:D :D :D

Kyle
04-03-2012, 04:57 PM
BYW you could buy a dress up kit from summit racing or jegs..... I dont know if that kind of kit lasting in a marine enviroment. I have tossed around braided hoses with anodized fittings but dont know how it would look. If you do this post pics because I want to see. If you trick it out and I like it, I will probably get one.

Kyle
04-03-2012, 05:09 PM
Here is one with alluminum fittings that would look pretty cool. They also have different kits where you can change the color of the hex fitting. Blue, Red, Chrome, etc

chrome
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SPE-7498/?rtype=10

or

blue
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SPE-7496/?rtype=10

or

red
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SPE-7492/?rtype=10

or

red and blue
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SPE-7490/




I dont know if the kits will have the same hose sizes. 2 1/4 is what we run I think.

SkiDog
04-03-2012, 05:24 PM
Here's what I did one my Platinum Prostar a few years back. Red braided hoses with chrome clamp covers, red anodized nut covers, and a few pieces of chrome.

Jerseydave
04-03-2012, 06:24 PM
Here's what I did one my Platinum Prostar a few years back. Red braided hoses with chrome clamp covers, red anodized nut covers, and a few pieces of chrome.

OCD big time there Skidog! Looks great though......feel free to come over and dress up my LT-1 anytime. I've got beer! (or tequila if you prefer) :D

SkiDog
04-03-2012, 07:57 PM
OCD big time there Skidog! Looks great though......feel free to come over and dress up my LT-1 anytime. I've got beer! (or tequila if you prefer) :D

Dave, that was back in the day when I did this crap to a motor. All for a trophy too. But I DID win a few of them for my efforts.:D

tph
04-03-2012, 10:25 PM
well I think I am fixing to go ahead and drop a little money and dress up my older motor. anyone got any ideas, right now it has the blue valve covers and just a plain old looking motor. i am thinking I want to make this thing stand out!:D

Slickwater1 please read your PM.

slickwater1
04-04-2012, 10:26 AM
Well, after doing some research, I have decided to repaint my valve covers and do some braided simply clean and polish up some of the aluminum that is already there. When I said dress it up, I wasn't looking for a chrome look, but just a cleaned up sporty look. I am still tossing around the idea of selling it, so spending a ton of money doesn't make alot of sense.

Kyle
04-04-2012, 06:04 PM
Well, after doing some research, I have decided to repaint my valve covers and do some braided simply clean and polish up some of the aluminum that is already there. When I said dress it up, I wasn't looking for a chrome look, but just a cleaned up sporty look. I am still tossing around the idea of selling it, so spending a ton of money doesn't make alot of sense.

Oh come on spend $60 on a braided kit so I can see what a stainless braided kit will look like and the new buyer will think the boat will run faster. I am sure you can turn that $60 spent into at least a $200 profit...



PLEASE

Lumbergh
04-04-2012, 06:32 PM
I think that the McMaster-Carr foil backed acoustic foam is one of the best bang for the buck updates for an older engine box to make it look better inside, as well as quiet things down.

Win-Win. Maybe $150 total for a prostar sided box.