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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By ncsucarjock88
This is salvageable. If you wash it with a...

This is salvageable.
If you wash it with a mixture of TSP - Tri-Sodium-Phosphate, and hot water, and let it dwell, rewetting every couple minutes, for about an hour, you will bleach the wood back to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Mike, I'll look tomorrow before I button things...

Mike, I'll look tomorrow before I button things up.

I think it does. Price sure was right. $4.75. No gasket, so I had to make my own...but that took 20 minutes, and I had all the gasket stuff in...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Oh gracious. Dove into this last night, after...

Oh gracious. Dove into this last night, after work delayed my plans for an evening ski run...

I'm not sure if this was the original thermostat or not, but it was pretty crusty. ...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Wow. That's a *sweet* looking boat. Maybe...

Wow. That's a *sweet* looking boat. Maybe sinister is a better adjective.

Very nice. Keeping mine for now...but... wow... sweet.
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 08-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Raleigh NC

Anyone looking to go out tonight??

Planning on heading to Falls.
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 08-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By ncsucarjock88
anyone in Raleigh NC headed out tonight?

Anyone wanna go out?
I'm itching to get behind the ski...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Right. You can go to lowes and pick up the...

Right. You can go to lowes and pick up the ingredients for octane booster. Tolulene, xylene, alcohol, all of it at a fraction of what it costs in the little bottles...

Just be careful... it will...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By ncsucarjock88
And increased fuel consumption due to the...

And increased fuel consumption due to the retarded timing. But yes... no harm on the newer engines... they will adapt.
Can't believe they don't have 93. I run 93 in everything just for the added...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Thanks!! Anything will be better. Mine must...

Thanks!! Anything will be better. Mine must have failed open... I had noticed that temp wasn't being held as steady as I"d like. Last two trips out, it's never gotten over 120. Thought I had a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Thermostat failed - parts store purchase? 87PS190

Can I buy one at an auto parts store? Or do I need to order one... Would like to avoid ordering one if possible, would prefer to get it installed before the weekend.

Thanks!
Forum: Appearance 08-11-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By ncsucarjock88
I have used Bon Ami with decent results... using...

I have used Bon Ami with decent results... using it with a soft scotch brite pad helps. Vinegar also helps.

The best solution I have found is to get the glass clean, and then treat it with...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 08-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Never been to Harris either... Boat lives in...

Never been to Harris either...

Boat lives in Durham... so Falls is close. I was on Falls last night, and it was great skiing back by the dam. Got in some really good training on this new ski....
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By ncsucarjock88
I'd definitely just replace the rocker arm, give...

I'd definitely just replace the rocker arm, give the engine a good flushing, and keep on getting it. If it croaks in a year or two - you got some additional time, but lots of engine break rocker...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-28-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By ncsucarjock88
For the '87, they say 4600 RPM sustained... ...

For the '87, they say 4600 RPM sustained... Yours may be less due to build date. Nonetheless, I'd follow whats in the book, unless you like pushing the limit...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 07-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Hmm. You guys go to Jordan?? I was there over...

Hmm. You guys go to Jordan??
I was there over the 4th, and I gotta say I wasn't impressed. Struggled to find water I wanted to do *anything* in. I got in a couple short ski runs, but the water...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-27-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Agreed...nothing wrong with WOT. My max rpm is a...

Agreed...nothing wrong with WOT. My max rpm is a bit high at 4900. I dont' run often at 4900, but will regularly run 4500. My normal cruise rpm is typically 3300-3500.

I would like to change...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Mine's 100% stock... with the powerslot. Maxes...

Mine's 100% stock... with the powerslot. Maxes out around 44-45mph at 4800rpm. Before I rebuilt the carb it was 43mph - I gained one solid MPH, and almost 100 rpm from the carb rebuild.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-25-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,188
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Cant' wait to see this :-)

Cant' wait to see this :-)
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Read the owners manual. It will tell you. ...

Read the owners manual. It will tell you. Typically for a truck of that size, OD is off.

On the 2500 Dodge Diesel... I use OD... even with 15,000# - but it's designed for it.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Sure, if that vacuum port on the carb is clogged...

Sure, if that vacuum port on the carb is clogged that would do it. Still doesn't explain your hesitation or #4 and #8 being wet. They should be the same as the rest... hmm. Runs well... but two...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By ncsucarjock88
It's dead... buy a new one. The harmonic...

It's dead... buy a new one. The harmonic balancer is in two parts, the rubber is an isolation piece in the middle to snub crank vibrations (hence the term harmonic balancer). Once it's in two...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,188
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Wow. Sweet!! Is that engine cover taller than...

Wow. Sweet!!

Is that engine cover taller than normal for the 454?? It looks taller than mine.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,550
Posted By ncsucarjock88
beautiful boat!

beautiful boat!
Forum: Upholstery 07-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By ncsucarjock88
303 here too... and totally awesome is just...

303 here too...

and totally awesome is just that... and cheap... follow up with 303, and it'll last a long time.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,242
Posted By ncsucarjock88
sweet!

sweet!
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