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Jacuzzi
05-09-2006, 10:09 PM
We just bought a '75 Mastercraft, and plan on doing a complete restoration on it this coming winter. Trying to find an owner's manual, and a place to find out original colors for the paint/interior. Contacted Master Craft, and they recommended I come here! This boat looks like the S & S, were they called that back in the 70's? It appears that the original paint was a burgundy metallic. Also would like to find out what engine it had in it?

SKI*MC
05-09-2006, 10:11 PM
I'm guessing that it had a 351 Cleavland in it. As for the colors, i think someone on here had a color sheet with the different orderable colors. I forgot who though..

waterlogged882
05-09-2006, 10:12 PM
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waterlogged882
05-09-2006, 10:13 PM
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6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 10:14 PM
Didn't most from those years come with the Commander engine? A Cleveland motor sure can run like a raped ape that would be sweet to have in a MC!!

waterlogged882
05-09-2006, 10:19 PM
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6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 10:24 PM
MAybe... I'd have to look at a reference article that I saved a while back. But indeed, the Cleveland was not even available for these boats at that time. I'll find the article in a day or two.


I was agreeing with you Sporty. I never heard of a Cleveland available in those boats. Wasn't the Commander engine a 302 that was a little hot?

waterlogged882
05-09-2006, 10:25 PM
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Jacuzzi
05-11-2006, 09:46 PM
Actually it was called the Skier 19 model, and in 75, I think it was an 18 footer (IIRC). S&S is just a nickname for the boat.

I may be able to cross reference the engine through the hull ID or there should be a tag on the engine. Otherwise, a picture here will help a lot.
Here's the Hull ID number: MBC755181275. Any info you can provide would be great!

waterlogged882
05-11-2006, 09:52 PM
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Jacuzzi
05-17-2006, 01:06 PM
Here are a couple of pics -sorry it took a while, but I was having a bad time of it with my new camera's software - could not get the pics to reduce down to a size that I could send. Not sure how good they are........

kalanic
05-17-2006, 01:07 PM
Wow! They have come a LONG way!

rodltg2
05-17-2006, 01:09 PM
look like a fun project..

6ballsisall
05-17-2006, 01:21 PM
Looks like a fun project! The motor shot was a little tough to tell but I am pretty confident that it is a 302/351w block not a Cleveland motor. ICBW, but the heads while hard to view from that angle didn't look like what I have seen on a Cleveland motor.

kjb
05-17-2006, 01:48 PM
1975 mastercraft came with a 351 windsor

jmyers
05-17-2006, 01:55 PM
That dosen't look like a windsor! Here is my "82" SN with the windsor!

6ballsisall
05-17-2006, 02:02 PM
That dosen't look like a windsor! Here is my "82" SN with the windsor!
Thats a Windsor w/ Bling Bling!! Nice looking block!! :wavey:

jmyers
05-17-2006, 02:08 PM
Thats a Windsor w/ Bling Bling!! Nice looking block!! :wavey:
TY :D And to think I never even changed my own oil before I restored it!

waterlogged882
05-17-2006, 02:30 PM
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M-Funf
05-23-2006, 11:19 AM
Here are a couple of pics -sorry it took a while, but I was having a bad time of it with my new camera's software - could not get the pics to reduce down to a size that I could send. Not sure how good they are........

Jacuzzi,
Welcome! Nice boat! My '76 has a 351W motor. I'm pretty sure yours is the same model as mine. There's a picture of my motor in the member gallery. It looks like this:

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/129_2984.JPG

Different heat exchangers on the exhaust, but similar.

Got any more pictures?