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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-27-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By 86Skier
Nevermind.... I figured it out. Just gummed...

Nevermind.... I figured it out. Just gummed right up. A few hours soak in some penetrating oil and a little (lot) of elbow grease and the mounts are adjusting freely.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-26-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
Thanks. The problem I'm having is that I thought...

Thanks.

The problem I'm having is that I thought you loosened the large jam nuts on the transmission mounts, and then turned the top nut to raise or lower the rear of the transmission... but even...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
Anybody have a few hints on how to adjust the...

Anybody have a few hints on how to adjust the transmission mounts on an '86 to align the transmission coupler? The front engine mounts are pretty standard, but I'm confused with what turns what on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-24-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By 86Skier
I just think we're arguing about two different...

I just think we're arguing about two different things.. or at least from two different views.

You believe they are freeze plugs because that's what they are called.

I agree they are routinely...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By 86Skier
Sometimes I guess you just have to admit you...

Sometimes I guess you just have to admit you can't fix something that's broken... today's it's your opinion about freeze plugs. Yep, I called em freeze plugs.... must mean that's what they are.

For...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-23-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By 86Skier
I would love to drink a beer with your ***.......

I would love to drink a beer with your ***.... seriously I think we could have some fun.

..... But you're still wrong.

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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-23-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By 86Skier
I could call an apple an orange one time or a...

I could call an apple an orange one time or a thousand times. ... Still doesn't make it an orange.

I'm not arguing what they're called, I'm discussing what they are.


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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-23-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By 86Skier
Don't misinterpret my comments... because I'm not...

Don't misinterpret my comments... because I'm not trashing anyone.

Quite the contrary actually, I just enjoy a spirited "discussion". I have zero reason to dislike "CantRepeat"... and if anything,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-23-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By 86Skier
I'm not arguing that they are routinely called...

I'm not arguing that they are routinely called freeze plugs. Because you're correct, that's a moot point.

However, if you're going to leave water in your block to freeze and then walk away,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-23-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By 86Skier
I believe you're missing the underlying point of...

I believe you're missing the underlying point of my previous position on this topic:

Are there holes in the block? Yes.

Are they filled with plugs? Yes.

Is it common perception among motorists...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
Posted By 86Skier
I apologize. My intent wasn't to jack your...

I apologize. My intent wasn't to jack your thread... but instead, to clarify common misconceptions. I'll take the discussion elsewhere for now.

Best of luck on your issues.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
Posted By 86Skier
Let's see a picture of the plug. The fact is, ...

Let's see a picture of the plug.

The fact is, the holes are formed during the casting process. Another fact is, they are routinely filled by manufacturers with core plugs. ..

Although true...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
Posted By 86Skier
Buy a brass replacement plug if the existing...

Buy a brass replacement plug if the existing looks questionable at all. Then just align it well, and drive it into place with a mallet, using the largest socket you have that most closely resembles...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
Posted By 86Skier
I'm not here to argue, but simply put: common...

I'm not here to argue, but simply put: common misconceptions, even among supposed professionals in the business, do not turn inaccuracies into facts.

If that were the case, premium gasoline...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
Posted By 86Skier
They may function as freeze plugs in an...

They may function as freeze plugs in an emergency, but go ahead and call the folks at ford, chevy, dodge, etc... They will confirm that that is not their function. The benefit that they do in fact...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
Posted By 86Skier
You won't really know until you water test it......

You won't really know until you water test it... or break it all down and search for hairline cracks... but I wouldn't bother with that until you try it out.

That said... if it gives you hope, I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
We're kind of getting off the thread topic of...

We're kind of getting off the thread topic of "replacing a transmission"... since this boat didn't even have a transmission... but you asked, and I'd love to share it.

She was a flat bottom jet...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-20-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
Yep... talked to BAWS last season. More of a...

Yep... talked to BAWS last season. More of a luxury than a priority at the time, but we'll see. ...

What's everyone think? If you saw the boat on the lake, would you say "damn cool old MC"... Or...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
I carried them through just in case I went back...

I carried them through just in case I went back with the decals, and figured that they'd look good regardless since the drivers seat and engine cover already had similar. They aren't an exact match,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-20-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
I had some down time this morning, so I figured...

I had some down time this morning, so I figured I'd share a few pictures of the boat. I obtained it a few seasons back in a swap with another fellow boater.... I needed something more family...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-17-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
.....and it's...

.....and it's out.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4df36b3127ccef5762743488a00000030O00AZuWjdm2ZOGgPbz4O/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00408263749320140117185958147.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Straight...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
Contacted Fantasic Finishes and they qouted me...

Contacted Fantasic Finishes and they qouted me about $800 to tear it down, rebuild, and identify any other mechanical problems. Broken parts would be extra, but that's expected and perfectly...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php...

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=30227&page=2

This thread actually makes it appear easy... I can't imagine there are huge differences between my MC and his Gekko.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
Anyone know of any good "Haynes-type" manuals to...

Anyone know of any good "Haynes-type" manuals to walk me through removal?

For the most part it appears failry straight forward, but I'd like to avoid small set-backs like bending something...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By 86Skier
I was qouted $2000 just to rebuild my existing...

I was qouted $2000 just to rebuild my existing tranny or $2400 to replace with a remanufactured unit.

On top of that, it was $600-700 if I brought them the boat and they needed to perform the...
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