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Forum: Electrical 08-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By XavierSPL
That would suck, it's all barely over a year...

That would suck, it's all barely over a year old.. any way to narrow down to the ei?
Forum: Electrical 08-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By XavierSPL
Thx, Electronic - Pertronix Flamethrower...

Thx,

Electronic - Pertronix Flamethrower coil/distro setup
Forum: Electrical 08-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By XavierSPL
89 Prostar - No spark issue

Boat has been fine all season long and went to start today and nothing, no spark at all.. I tested with an inline spark tester to verify, next step was to test at coil - was getting 11.5volts to the...
Forum: Upholstery 07-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By XavierSPL
PS190 interior skins price feeler

Hi All,

Looking for some input here:

My mother is retired now but was a seamstress for quite awhile and I'm going to be investing in a nice machine for her to use to redo the skins on my 89...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By XavierSPL
Pulled the float bowl, blew into the open port...

Pulled the float bowl, blew into the open port while lifting the float up and down, in either position it was passing air through it.. pulled it apart, cleaned it all out then reassembled and tried...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By XavierSPL
Final update on this fiasco (I hope): Got the...

Final update on this fiasco (I hope):

Got the intake adapter and installed, decided to double check both floats and found one wasn't seating right so cleaned it out and reassembled everything and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By XavierSPL
That was the state of it when I bought the boat.....

That was the state of it when I bought the boat.. Yes, I found the crack under the intake manifold.. It was beyond repair as water had been sitting in a couple cylinders for years.. I ended up...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By XavierSPL
If you can borrow someone else's manifolds that...

If you can borrow someone else's manifolds that would tell you pretty quickly. I wouldn't assume the block is cracked until after that.. I know a common place for the block to crack on these is in...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By XavierSPL
Ok, Actually made some progress but issue's not...

Ok,

Actually made some progress but issue's not resolved..

A friend who owns a garage came by this morning and we started it up, noticed that if you hold the choke plate closed, it will continue...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-07-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By XavierSPL
Sorry for leaving the thread hanging, I ordered...

Sorry for leaving the thread hanging, I ordered up some new Barr exhaust manifolds and installed them a couple days ago and no more water! Was an expensive gamble but it worked!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-06-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By XavierSPL
update: Double checked that I have no intake...

update:

Double checked that I have no intake leak (spraying carb cleaner all around carb/intake)
Removed the metering block, cleaned every passage, replaced power valve, etc.
Replaced all...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-06-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By XavierSPL
Thanks for the efforts, let me try and answer the...

Thanks for the efforts, let me try and answer the questions:

I actually have no idea what the choke is doing to be honest, carbs are not my forte but when I've started from cold, seems to idle great...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-05-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By XavierSPL
Ok, desperately hoping someone can clue in on...

Ok, desperately hoping someone can clue in on something I can't - got 2 days left until the big bday party, will hate seeing the boat shored up for that..

I've chased several issues down besides...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-01-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By XavierSPL
Compression check is coming up next this...

Compression check is coming up next this afternoon, can I do a leakdown test with the engine altogether? (how to I get piston to TDC in each cylinder?)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By XavierSPL
I realized that my test of putting water in it...

I realized that my test of putting water in it didn't tell me anything as when I blocked the back exhaust outlet, it just eventually fills up at the back end of the riser where the water joins the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-31-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By XavierSPL
Are the water jackets and the exhaust passages in...

Are the water jackets and the exhaust passages in the exhaust manifold completely isolated? I pulled the suspect manifold and put a garden hose on the water inlet and blocked the outlet and water cam...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-31-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By XavierSPL
water in oil

So narrowing issues down on the boat at this point and time is ticking away... after many issues so far, I've gotten the engine running, but after less than 2mins or so, I've got a pretty significant...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-31-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By XavierSPL
Ok, so just plugged my new radio in and it...

Ok, so just plugged my new radio in and it started right up...:( very weird... bigger issue now is getting it running for less than 2 mins confirmed that I'm getting a ton of water in my oil.. :mad:
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-31-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By XavierSPL
Stumped by intermittant spark issue

Hoping someone can point me towards something I'm not seeing here:

Last week the boat was running but rough so I did some work on it (changed intake gasket, plugs, carb cleaning/adjust), and when...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By XavierSPL
Well, dummy of the year award def goes to me:...

Well, dummy of the year award def goes to me: decided to double check the firing order and realized I had 6 & 7 crossed..Doh! Swapped em and engine sounds much better now and while I can get it...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By XavierSPL
Thx for the specific recommendation James, I'll...

Thx for the specific recommendation James, I'll check that one out. I need to replace my lifters again even though these have less than 10 minutes of idling on them?

EDIT: just noticed it comes with...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By XavierSPL
First time I tested compression I got totally...

First time I tested compression I got totally different numbers but don't think it was an apples to apples comparison. I'm getting suspicious that my battery is on the way out so will be replacing...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By XavierSPL
Cam recommendations

Given there's a possibility I may need a new camshaft, I might as well start figuring out which one to get. Can someone make a recommendation based on my setup?

Reman 351W shortblock w/20hours on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By XavierSPL
But if it were a bad cam lobe wouldn't that have...

But if it were a bad cam lobe wouldn't that have shown in my compression check?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-20-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By XavierSPL
After work today I got back at it, tried checking...

After work today I got back at it, tried checking voltage to find out my multimeter is dead, checked out the battery terminals and noticed the negative was badly corroded so decided to replace the...
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