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Forum: Electrical 05-19-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By east tx skier
Mine is out one of the unused pitot holes. I...

Mine is out one of the unused pitot holes. I don't check lake water temp while the engine is running. In that event, there is no issue with false readings from its being near the exhaust output. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-19-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By east tx skier
Lube the gasket. Go 1/4 turn past hand tight. ...

Lube the gasket. Go 1/4 turn past hand tight. Never have issues again.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-21-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 33,804
Posted By east tx skier
Another useful mod is to make a diffuser plate to...

Another useful mod is to make a diffuser plate to keep the smoke from coming up over the meat all at once (if you don't have a reverse smoke stack). Keeps the temp more even, too, by blocking the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-21-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 33,804
Posted By east tx skier
Duplicate Post.

Duplicate Post.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-21-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 33,804
Posted By east tx skier
They weren't bad. Beef ribs are hard to get...

They weren't bad. Beef ribs are hard to get right. They get up to temp so fast, but I know I need to keep them on for a lot longer. I keep trying.

Good luck with the brisket. You doing anything...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-21-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,178
Posted By east tx skier
Correct. It has to have a mapped course, but you...

Correct. It has to have a mapped course, but you can set 1 and 3 ball adjustments. I had those set based on other people's numbers for my boat before I updated my software a while back. As is,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By east tx skier
NAPA Part # 8195592.for anyone who's searching. ...

NAPA Part # 8195592.for anyone who's searching. At least, that's what it was when I replaced them years ago.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-21-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 33,804
Posted By east tx skier
Did a nice brisket, some beef ribs, and a ham...

Did a nice brisket, some beef ribs, and a ham last weekend. Good...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-21-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,676
Posted By east tx skier
That thing will leave a mark, and he doesn't even...

That thing will leave a mark, and he doesn't even use rubber bands in it. They guy knows what he's doing.

Also, some say that he knows two facts about ducks and both of them are wrong.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-21-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,087
Posted By east tx skier
Get her something that already has stood the test...

Get her something that already has stood the test of time (pardon the pun).

A nice vintage automatic is so much cooler than most of the stuff you buy these days.

http://www.darlor-watch.com/
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-17-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By east tx skier
If you go with synthetic, you'll still want to do...

If you go with synthetic, you'll still want to do the 50 hour oil change interval.

For your motor, with its flat tappet cam, you'll want an oil with sufficient ZDDP content since lots of oil...
Forum: Upholstery 04-17-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By east tx skier
Hidem.

Hidem.
Forum: General / Other 04-17-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By east tx skier
This ^^^ It works out to about 4.5 quarts plus...

This ^^^

It works out to about 4.5 quarts plus .5 quarts to prime the filter.
Forum: Upholstery 03-31-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By east tx skier
Just so anyone reading this is absolutely clear,...

Just so anyone reading this is absolutely clear, we're talking about 303 Fabric Guard (Green Label). This isn't the same stuff people use on their vinyl. bturner2 has a good method. Clean the...
Forum: For Sale: Other Items 02-10-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By east tx skier
Nice looking car, Bret. A buddy of mine has an...

Nice looking car, Bret. A buddy of mine has an 87, and it's a lot of fun. Where can you start to feel the turbo kick in on yours? On his, the stock very 80s turbo starts to rear its head at about...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By east tx skier
Happy birthday, old man.

Happy birthday, old man.
Forum: Electrical 02-10-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By east tx skier
So did moving the little switch help at all or...

So did moving the little switch help at all or have you not run the boat again yet? I don't think there's an MDC box on a 98. So your gauges aren't really tied together.

Did the float look swollen...
Forum: Electrical 02-08-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By east tx skier
Try this. Remove your tach. On the back, there...

Try this. Remove your tach. On the back, there is a rotary switch that should be set to V8. Turn the switch back and forth through all of the positions a few times, and return it to the V8...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By east tx skier
Old picture, but it's still pretty clean. :)

Old picture, but it's still pretty clean. :)
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By east tx skier
That sounds like it might do the job nicely.

That sounds like it might do the job nicely.
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By east tx skier
I imagine he dreads those cold weather carb...

I imagine he dreads those cold weather carb starts. In Texas, with a new 4160 carb, I only had to pump the throttle in March. The rest of the time, the old 351 HO started at the touch of the key. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By east tx skier
205 or a Sport Nautique would be a good do-it-all.

205 or a Sport Nautique would be a good do-it-all.
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By east tx skier
The multiport GT40 wasn't an option until 95, but...

The multiport GT40 wasn't an option until 95, but those are some nice boats for sure.
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By east tx skier
I should have added that it probably won't fit...

I should have added that it probably won't fit under the motorbox without some modifications. In my SN, they dropped it pretty far into the bilge, and the motorbox still is taller than the one on my...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By east tx skier
You're right, they are tough to find with the...

You're right, they are tough to find with the LT1. I almost pulled the trigger on a blue one with an LT1 many years back, but decided against it.

Might be easier to get a drop in marine motor from...
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