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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By MikeyOrange88
If you want to try a very low cost option, I've...

If you want to try a very low cost option, I've got one good head off my '88 Tristar 351W 240 hp (605 hrs. when I replaced the heads) that has been taking up room in the garage. If you want to pay...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By MikeyOrange88
In addition to checking the fitting where the...

In addition to checking the fitting where the fuel line goes into the carb at the front, the next likely place for a leak might be the accelerator pump. It is attached to the bottom of the primary...
Forum: Trailers 06-30-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^^measure it first. I believe there are two...

^^measure it first. I believe there are two 'popular sizes' that are primarily used.
Second choice, if you just can't get it done beforehand, would be an aluminum can cut in half and strapped on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-25-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Or get a ball-end allen wrench.

Or get a ball-end allen wrench.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-23-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,826
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I always feel cheated when a goal is scored in...

I always feel cheated when a goal is scored in the "stoppage time", which they were 4-1/2 minutes into, which changes the outcome. I know the ref. technically has the only clock that matters, but it...
Forum: Electrical 06-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I would suspect the issue is probably the shift...

I would suspect the issue is probably the shift cable adjustment at the transmission end as opposed to a bad neutral safety switch. The cable adjustment can be very slight between working correctly,...
Forum: Trailers 05-19-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Antislip tape

Below is a thread that discusses the subject along with some of the materials and where to get them.
I think to answer your question, based on past threads on the subject, No, MC doesn't sell them...
Forum: Trailers 05-15-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Too late to do you much good, but from the...

Too late to do you much good, but from the picture it appears to be a 'jet nut' or K-nut.

Wiki - "Jet Nut-It has a flange on one end of the nut, the hex is smaller than a standard sized hex nut, and...
Forum: Upholstery 05-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^ +1 The typical sources for marine carpeting...

^ +1
The typical sources for marine carpeting mentioned on Teamtalk are Corinthian Carpets (corinthian-marine-carpets.com), Boat Carpet Central, and Overtons. All will send you samples, no charge...
Forum: Trailers 05-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Chrome Modular Wheels

When I was shopping for a matching spare for my tandem trailer, the closest I could find were US Wheel's 97 Chrome Modular (Summit Racing). It has the solid black 'rivets' whereas the originals on my...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-05-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,231
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Extra MCOCD point for replacing the blower vent...

Extra MCOCD point for replacing the blower vent hose while you're there! (SkiDIM has the black). I had a bit of white in mine for awhile, hated it.:D
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-05-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,231
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^^That is the same product I recently used when...

^^That is the same product I recently used when recarpeting mine. My best tip would be to also get a can of mineral spirits. Inevitable that you'll get some glue on the wrong side of things. Also,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-02-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,452
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Check Amazon, they are listing several different...

Check Amazon, they are listing several different drops as being in stock (some only 1).
They were the only people who had them last time when I was in the market. Unfortunately, I had already...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-02-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,452
Posted By MikeyOrange88
You might want to check to see if they have it in...

You might want to check to see if they have it in stock, prior to ordering. When I was trying to get one last year, I ordered from one of the listed distributor's but it went to backorder. e-trailer...
Forum: General / Other 04-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Here's my stock '88 Tristar. Looks like they just...

Here's my stock '88 Tristar. Looks like they just drilled in some lights, that maybe didn't last too long.
Forum: Upholstery 04-04-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Did you modify the rear bench seat any? On mine...

Did you modify the rear bench seat any? On mine the base of the seat hooks over the step in the floor, and there is even some Velcro hook strip on it. Presumable it is intended to stick to the carpet...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-01-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Hmmm... You'd have to remove the front panel...

Hmmm... You'd have to remove the front panel (easy, just screwed down). To remove the middle panel, you'd have to first remove the pylon (probably stuck pretty good), then lift and shift the floor...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^+1 on Lake Area Watersports. They have been...

^+1 on Lake Area Watersports. They have been there awhile and do good service work. Had the Owner meet me with a new raw water pump one Sunday morning when we were renting a lake place near there for...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-21-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Yes, the two plates look the same. On the closed...

Yes, the two plates look the same. On the closed bow, the forward plate is under the passenger seat base in the corner. The pic shows the relationship of the fuel pickup and fuel sending unit. The...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-21-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By MikeyOrange88
You will be able to get to the fuel tank sending...

You will be able to get to the fuel tank sending unit thru the floor plates, at least to change the hose onto the barb fitting. I was able to pull mine completely out by unbolting the 90 degree...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,714
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Since it has sat for so long, you may also want...

Since it has sat for so long, you may also want to check the fuel filter(s), and fuel/water separator. Mine has a filter screen at the carb inlet, a filter in the bottom of fuel pump, and a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,714
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Just Envious

I'm really envious of your good fortune! Red '84 S&S in fantastic shape, doesn't get much better than that. And to pick it up from your pa-in-law, you probably got a good deal too, huh.:o

If you're...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,749
Posted By MikeyOrange88
+1, Enough said, you can take that to the bank.;)

+1, Enough said, you can take that to the bank.;)
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,395
Posted By MikeyOrange88
The center floor section is one piece, from the...

The center floor section is one piece, from the motor box rearward to the step up and the flat portion under the read seat. There is another piece behind that one that holds the battery, it can also...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 02-13-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,916
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Blue Book

The NADA figure seems to be very low to me. That link doesn't seem to take into consideration the number of engine hours whereas auto mileage is a major determinate of value. Also didn't see any...
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