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Forum: General / Other 07-30-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By addictedoffroad
Yes, the intake is clear. I tested both ways with...

Yes, the intake is clear. I tested both ways with the hose on Saturday. I ordered all new hoses and stuff for it Saturday. I will need to wait until those come in to do the bucket test.
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By addictedoffroad
One question I have is: Once you launch, is...

One question I have is:

Once you launch, is there supposed to be water at the impeller before its actually in the lake? I assume the motor must run a few seconds before pulling the lake water into...
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By addictedoffroad
Bearings all feel tight. Yes, that is how it went...

Bearings all feel tight. Yes, that is how it went back together both last time and this time. I scribed marks into it to make sure its aligned right.
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By addictedoffroad
Garden hose is being hooked up right at the point...

Garden hose is being hooked up right at the point that it comes into the boat. So, I disconnect the intake hose from the Through-hull intake and run it there. Basically "as-if" it were in the lake....
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By addictedoffroad
I just installed a new impeller. But, I am going...

I just installed a new impeller. But, I am going to have to replace a few hoses that I cut off to check things out. They needed it anyway. I'm baffled.

I am going to try to put the intake hose into...
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By addictedoffroad
I doubt it. They are all wire lined hoses. Only...

I doubt it. They are all wire lined hoses. Only thing I can think of is maybe the thermostat was stuck closed. But that wouldn't explain the burnt up impeller.
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By addictedoffroad
I just pulled off every hose and cannot find a...

I just pulled off every hose and cannot find a blockage anywhere.

Water is running free through the system. I cannot figure it out.
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By addictedoffroad
No, I'm not. Its not started until its in the...

No, I'm not. Its not started until its in the water. Even testing, I let the hose run for a minute before starting to make sure there is water at the impeller.

Its like its not pumping water. Belt...
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By addictedoffroad
Eating impellers

So, my new to me 81 S&S is eating impellers.

Last trip it ate one. I got lucky and got it off the lake before anything too bad happened. This time I was watching the temp like a hawk. Same thing....
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-28-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By addictedoffroad
Demo-man, are those speaker boxes or just...

Demo-man, are those speaker boxes or just carpeted panels?

I order a Jensen stereo enclosure like yours on the dash. Trying to figure out if I just want to run speaker boxes or panels, and/or cut...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-27-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,749
Posted By addictedoffroad
I own a Toyota based offroad shop and do a lot of...

I own a Toyota based offroad shop and do a lot of timing belts and timing chains on these vehicles. Its a shame that all dealers charge "Book rate" on these. It might have taken the first guy 4hrs to...
Forum: Upholstery 07-27-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By addictedoffroad
Good info, thx

Good info, thx
Forum: Upholstery 07-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By addictedoffroad
So, after a few weeks of waiting for a quote I...

So, after a few weeks of waiting for a quote I finally got one at $2000 or $2150 if I want to have the stars embroidered on the engine cover to match the F&R gelcoat ones.

This shop came highly...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By addictedoffroad
Just did mine. Literally took 15 minutes. I set...

Just did mine. Literally took 15 minutes. I set each end at around 1/8" of shaft shpwing. Fed it down from the top under the dash and pulled it through. Unbolted the throttle mechanism and it seems...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By addictedoffroad
Ok, thx. I ordered it along with some other TLC...

Ok, thx. I ordered it along with some other TLC parts.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-07-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By addictedoffroad
Okay, so I pulled the current one. Its a 16ft....

Okay, so I pulled the current one. Its a 16ft. Anyone know the thread pitch on this off the top of your head? I don't want to order the wrong one. I assume is the 10/32nds 3.4 pitch listed....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-07-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By addictedoffroad
So, I was able to manually shift the tranny to...

So, I was able to manually shift the tranny to get it into neutral. So, motor will crank. Just need to replace this cable now.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-07-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By addictedoffroad
Replacing Shift cable on 81 S&S?

So, it seems that the cover or outer surround of the shift cable melted on me today. So, it won't shift into neutral at all. Can't even start the motor now as it won't engage the neutral safety...
Forum: Upholstery 07-06-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By addictedoffroad
Here is what I have...

Here is what I have...
Forum: Upholstery 07-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By addictedoffroad
Honestly. the color is the major issue. Overall...

Honestly. the color is the major issue. Overall the interior is still in good enough shape. I will run it through this season easily. I just took the boat in today to a local upholstery shop to get a...
Forum: Upholstery 07-06-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,025
Posted By addictedoffroad
This is my 81'. I think this is your boat as...

This is my 81'. I think this is your boat as...
Forum: Upholstery 07-06-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By addictedoffroad
Best non-harsh degreaser I have ever used is Oil...

Best non-harsh degreaser I have ever used is Oil Eater. I own an offroad shop and deal with a lot of 80w-90 gear oil. Its the only thing that will get the smell out of my clothes. It sprays on clear...
Forum: Upholstery 07-05-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By addictedoffroad
I would really like to see some custom interiors...

I would really like to see some custom interiors in a few SS boats.
Forum: Upholstery 07-05-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By addictedoffroad
I figured as much. I'm taking it to get some...

I figured as much. I'm taking it to get some quotes tomorrow from some local places.
Forum: Upholstery 07-05-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By addictedoffroad
1981 Star and Stripes Upholstery?

Just bought a 1981 S&S this week. While the interior is in pretty good shape, its still the original aqua marine color and I would like to update it a little more. These are basically just slip over...
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