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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By viabill
One thing that will cause that symptom is if you...

One thing that will cause that symptom is if you forget to put the small gasket in place between the primary metering block and the carb main body. It is located about in the center of the metering...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-09-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,448
Posted By viabill
Laurel Lake... You are correct. With the new...

Laurel Lake... You are correct. With the new Ford heads, you do not need to recheck the geometry. You don't even need to be concerned about piston to valve clearance since you did not mention...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-06-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By viabill
Aerospace engineer, huh? :-) The leak can be...

Aerospace engineer, huh? :-)

The leak can be fixed with JB Weld. Just remove the fuel line, drain all fuel from the carb fuel inlet, clean it thoroughly with brake cleaner, sand the steel insert...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-09-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,786
Posted By viabill
If you remove the mufflers/baffles and go with...

If you remove the mufflers/baffles and go with straight pipes, isn't there a risk of water washing up through the pipes and killing the exhaust valves when you chop the throttle?

I always heard that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,912
Posted By viabill
I haven't experienced any slowness in my MC. ...

I haven't experienced any slowness in my MC. It's an '89 Barefoot 190 with the 454/425 hp and it will pull any footer at 50. I don't even know how fast it'll go because it tops out the speedo at 50...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-19-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By viabill
Use the wrench on nut closest to the bell-shaped...

Use the wrench on nut closest to the bell-shaped housing. That will ensure that both sets of threads get tightened. Be careful not to put too much torque on it, though, as the threads are brass...
Forum: Appearance 07-11-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,063
Posted By viabill
Does anyone know what the black rubber mat...

Does anyone know what the black rubber mat material is that MC uses? I need to cover the textured platform on my BF 190, and don't want to accidentally get something that won't last or will track...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By viabill
You can't go wrong with the Motorcraft FL-1...

You can't go wrong with the Motorcraft FL-1 filter. IT's the original Ford filter.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-29-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,800
Posted By viabill
Storm is correct... if the secondaries are not...

Storm is correct... if the secondaries are not opening, that is key to diagnosis.
Incorrect prop, hull drag, etc. are not the issue at this point.

Secondaries not opening will be caused by, as...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By viabill
It has only one power valve. Only the non-vacuum...

It has only one power valve. Only the non-vacuum secondary carbs have two power valves, and all original equipment carbs would have vacuum-actuated secondaries.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-30-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By viabill
The black soot on the water was partially burned...

The black soot on the water was partially burned fuel resulting from a rich condition. If it happened on the first startup of the season, I definitely wouldn't worry about it. If it happens every...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-30-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,872
Posted By viabill
"if we were to change the oil between every trip...

"if we were to change the oil between every trip to the river (we go 1-2 times a week) is there a chance we could get through the season without replacing the block? What is the worst thing that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-05-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By viabill
cstark... This new info sheds some different...

cstark...
This new info sheds some different light on your problem. Since it keeps running if you quickly put it in gear, that means that is could be the carb or ignition.

I don't know what your...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-28-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By viabill
Sounds like ignition to me, too. I would suspect...

Sounds like ignition to me, too. I would suspect the wiring and/or ballast resistor. The old points distributors get a direct 12V connection while they are cranking, then switch to running through...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-06-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,143
Posted By viabill
I read on another forum that if the number of...

I read on another forum that if the number of cylinders you own equals or exceeds your age, you were "da man". Well, I'm falling a little short... if only I could stop aging while my cylinders catch...
Forum: Upholstery 03-01-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By viabill
Has anyone looked at the Wise seats offered by...

Has anyone looked at the Wise seats offered by Overton's? They have a number of drivers' seats and at least one of them looks exactly like the one in my '89 Barefoot 190 (Tristar), except for the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-31-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 117,021
Posted By viabill
Yeah, I just went to Jegs.com and looked. It's a...

Yeah, I just went to Jegs.com and looked. It's a Grant Challenger, part no. 470-414.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-31-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 117,021
Posted By viabill
Hey Shep, I think Grant makes the identical...

Hey Shep,
I think Grant makes the identical steering wheel. I was looking in a Jeg's catalog (hi-perf car parts) and saw a wheel that looks just like to one in my boat ('89 Tristar), and should be...
Forum: Upholstery 10-30-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By viabill
krcflyer I'm not sure this is what you wanted to...

krcflyer
I'm not sure this is what you wanted to do, but if you're looking for a close replacement for your driver's seat, you should check out what Wise offers. I looked at them in Overton's...
Forum: General / Other 09-11-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,385
Posted By viabill
I thought I would post an update on my Barefoot...

I thought I would post an update on my Barefoot 190 progress, since your collective advice was instrumental in helping me find my lost horsepower.

I took xsv's advice on the carb and distributor...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-04-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By viabill
skilew, The water could have gotten past the fuel...

skilew,
The water could have gotten past the fuel pump, but it's unlikely. Even if it got into the carb, it wouldn't have gone into the engine.

Here's what you should do: As Leroy said, pull one of...
Forum: General / Other 08-03-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,385
Posted By viabill
More good input, xvs. I'm going to check out the...

More good input, xvs. I'm going to check out the RPM situation this weekend. What kind of Elect distributor did you get? The guys at Indmar told me thay have a kit that includes a GM dist., wires,...
Forum: General / Other 08-01-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,385
Posted By viabill
xsvfooter- It's great to hear from someone who...

xsvfooter- It's great to hear from someone who actually has another B/F 190. I'm going to take your advice and change over to the ACME. It looks like I have another issue to fix, also. My 190 tops...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-27-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By viabill
Get a piece of tubing such as 3/8 in. fuel line...

Get a piece of tubing such as 3/8 in. fuel line about 2 ft. long. Stick one end in your ear and move the other end around the area where the sound is coming from and you'll home in on the culprit...
Forum: Appearance 07-27-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By viabill
Thanks East TX Skier! It's amazing what you can...

Thanks East TX Skier! It's amazing what you can get if you know where to go. I was all prepared to sweat thru trying to mix the color myself, knowing I wouldnever get it right.
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