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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-01-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By joniron1
replacement harmonic balancer

I replaced the engine last summer with a rebuilt 351W and GT40 P heads in my 89 prostar 190 . During the install i put a strap wrench on the harmonic balancer to turn the motor over and I am pretty...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-26-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,511
Posted By joniron1
A few years ago I had a simular problem with gas...

A few years ago I had a simular problem with gas in my wifes camry.She always bought fuel from a particular independent gas station near our house so I know it was their fuel to blame.The station...
Forum: Upholstery 04-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By joniron1
I emailed months ago and just got a response .He...

I emailed months ago and just got a response .He said my email went to a bulk folder and he just found it and responded.
Forum: Upholstery 04-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By joniron1
for my 89 prostar 190 i pulled apart treated...

for my 89 prostar 190 i pulled apart treated lattice and cut the width of the strips down to the right size with a table saw and then gorrilla glued (I used bar clamps untill the glue set) the strips...
Forum: General / Other 04-04-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,618
Posted By joniron1
Before I replaced the engine in my 89 prostar 190...

Before I replaced the engine in my 89 prostar 190 last spring I had phantom overheating problems not to mention corroded heads that squirted water out the sides from PO setting boat up for 6 yrs with...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-04-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,012
Posted By joniron1
My 99 dodge 2500 5.9 cummins 5 speed man trans...

My 99 dodge 2500 5.9 cummins 5 speed man trans has 240,000 miles on it .It runs and drives pretty much like the day I got it with 80,000 miles.It has pulled 9000# camper coast to coast multiple times...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-15-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,104
Posted By joniron1
IF you have a Harbor freight around they sell a...

IF you have a Harbor freight around they sell a hand pump-vacuum for about 5 bucks, it has 1/2 inch hoses and sucks and pumps depending on wich hose you use. It works very well for trans oil changes...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-24-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By joniron1
maybe a bad brake line . On motorcycles the...

maybe a bad brake line . On motorcycles the rubber flexible line can go bad with no visible damage and give a mushy lever no amount of bleeding will eliminate.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-24-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By joniron1
Interesting article non the less.

Interesting article non the less.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-19-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By joniron1
try googleing the company name its probably a scam

try googleing the company name its probably a scam
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-17-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,103
Posted By joniron1
odessa cylinder head (can be found on ebay)reman...

odessa cylinder head (can be found on ebay)reman gt40p w /brass plugs installed and bolt holes bored are $200 per head w shipping included. I couldnt be happier with the workmanship or performance...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-17-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By joniron1
I was convinced mine were shot .My buddy said...

I was convinced mine were shot .My buddy said take them off and sand blast them you may be surprised at how thick of a layer of rust will form from a thin layer of base metal.He was totally correct...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-04-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,045
Posted By joniron1
You will not regret getting gt40p heads . I did...

You will not regret getting gt40p heads . I did mine this spring and the increase in pulling power is awesome . No problems just a bolt on upgrade ,except for the bigger head bolts (mine came with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,234
Posted By joniron1
$5000 Sounded like a good deal to me .Oil change...

$5000 Sounded like a good deal to me .Oil change isnt very complicated (warm up engine ,run hose out drain plug,drain oil ,put cap on hose pull back up ,replace filter ,add oil ,done )Raw water pump...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,295
Posted By joniron1
Talking We still have highs in the lower 90's high 80's...

We still have highs in the lower 90's high 80's and plenty of water in south Louisiana,probably for another month or 2.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-14-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By joniron1
Maybe the shifter cable needs adjusted ,if if...

Maybe the shifter cable needs adjusted ,if if goes into reverse as the throttle is being opened it could have something to do with it.After I replaced my motor this spring i had a simmular expirience...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-14-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By joniron1
The extra low to mid power I got from the gt 40p...

The extra low to mid power I got from the gt 40p heads is extremely noticeable.One of my wakeboarding buddies is 6'6" and around 250+ ,while my old motor got him up just fine the new motor has...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-13-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 59,340
Posted By joniron1
39 ,married 2 kids(3 year old girl and 16 month...

39 ,married 2 kids(3 year old girl and 16 month boy ).wife wakeboards and drives our 89 prostar 190 (first inboard),Live outside Pearl River Louisiana.Wakeboard on Pearl River Nav canal, Bayou...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,806
Posted By joniron1
Kind of on board with leave it alone. Maybe a...

Kind of on board with leave it alone. Maybe a different prop? That being said bigger is often better!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By joniron1
I would get a short block and a set of gt40p...

I would get a short block and a set of gt40p heads.I repowered my 89 prostar 190 this spring and this is a reasonably priced ,great engine.$1350 for short block delivered with no core and 2 yr...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By joniron1
I bought a inside bearing puller set from harbor...

I bought a inside bearing puller set from harbor freight for 40$ not the highest quality tool but really did the trick for removing my old prop shaft bushings. It took 5-6 licks (its a slide hammer...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-23-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By joniron1
My 89 prostar 190 had sporadic overheating...

My 89 prostar 190 had sporadic overheating problems when I bought it . it would heat up after it was turned off .the temp would rise very quickly and then not want to start for maybe an hour or...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,790
Posted By joniron1
Smile heres my 89 prostar 190 ,she's about to be back...

heres my 89 prostar 190 ,she's about to be back on the water (hopefully this weekend )after being repowered -351 w/gt40p heads.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-29-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 102,697
Posted By joniron1
prayer request

My good friend and wakeboarding buddie just learned that his 9yr old daughter has a inoperable tumor that is cancerous on her brain stem .She had headaches for a month or 2 then she lost her...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By joniron1
The motor is definately being replaced,if there...

The motor is definately being replaced,if there was enough corrosion to eat through a head the block cannot be much better ,which is a shame because she still fires right up an purrs like a...
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