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Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 05-03-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By matt
You need to come to south Alabama with the ticket...

You need to come to south Alabama with the ticket nazis. They are on the warpath, looking for money. We put a new engine in the boat, I was waiting at the dock for my friend to get his fuel pressure...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 05-03-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By matt
Call Mike Siepel at barefoot International. he is...

Call Mike Siepel at barefoot International. he is a great help.
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 04-25-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By matt
I'm just kinda bummed O'Neil dosen't make one...

I'm just kinda bummed O'Neil dosen't make one anymore. Mine has lived 15 hard years, with just some minor fixes. I appreciate everyone input, I'm leaning to a Barefoot International, I'm just not...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 04-24-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By matt
Good question Dave. the Marine police around here...

Good question Dave. the Marine police around here are tough. I think some of them wake up in the morning looking to hassle, and that would give one of them a reason to write a ticket. I will look in...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 04-24-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By matt
All the suits are about $300. My Oneil lasted a...

All the suits are about $300. My Oneil lasted a little over 15 years, but as I get older, it seams to have shrunk. Or maybe I am getting a little larger. They all seem to be nice, well made suits,...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 04-24-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By matt
What made you prefer the vortex? They have some...

What made you prefer the vortex? They have some good prices.
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 04-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By matt
New barefoot suit

My old suit is about 15 years old and in need of replacing. I would appreciate any help of suggestions on a new suit. I have looked at the Barefoot International and the Eagle suits on the INTERNET,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-14-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By matt
Yea Jim, I hate it but it's the fuel pump. Yhanks...

Yea Jim, I hate it but it's the fuel pump. Yhanks for your help ,
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-13-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,107
Posted By matt
I am a Ford man. I do work for a crane rental...

I am a Ford man. I do work for a crane rental service, and we have Dodges, Powerstrokes and a Duramax. I will say under hard use, the Dodge wins hands down. For reliability, heavy towing, and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-13-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By matt
Sorry Andre, I realized what you were saying...

Sorry Andre, I realized what you were saying right after I posted. Thats what I was hopeing Jorski the whole way home. I pulled the tank and it looked great. 0 trash in the tank or on the screen. I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-12-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By matt
Andre, whats the engine nut trick. As far as the...

Andre, whats the engine nut trick. As far as the fuel lines, I figured they are 16 years old, changing them is cheap, gas in the bilge can be expensive.
JLeuck64- I don't have a filter at the top of...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-11-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By matt
I was hopeing the whole way home that it was the...

I was hopeing the whole way home that it was the screen, but it looked brand new. I think that I am going to replace both. The boat is 16 years old, and it couldn't hurt. I bought new fuel and return...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-10-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By matt
LT1 fuel pressure problems

First time out today, and had some fuel delivery problems. It had a new fuel filter and fresh gas, everything ran fine, execpt at WOT. up to 3600 rpm, everything was great, but fell flat after that....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-09-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By matt
Should be a easy swap, but why? In a car they...

Should be a easy swap, but why? In a car they will interchange if it works for the mounts and all.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,410
Posted By matt
sounds like a solenoid problem but jumping should...

sounds like a solenoid problem but jumping should have fixed that. I would look for a starter/alternator shop to check it out. A crappy starter-solenoid spark under a engine cover could be bad
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-08-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,340
Posted By matt
A small block Ford is easy. To find a good...

A small block Ford is easy. To find a good builder, hang around a race track one evening, ask around, you'll find one. I would suggest if you have never built one, I would consider getting a builder...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-08-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By matt
I have a LT1 and I bought the chevy indmar manual...

I have a LT1 and I bought the chevy indmar manual and the borrowed the Corvette manual fron a friend. Both were helpful but getting into the engine, the corvette one was more helpful with the specs....
Forum: Upholstery 04-08-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By matt
Thanks guys, I'll get on that tomorrow.

Thanks guys, I'll get on that tomorrow.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-07-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By matt
before I got that deep, I would check the...

before I got that deep, I would check the compression (cranking pressure). If all the cylinders looked good, I likely wouldn't go into the bottom. $4k sounds very high. I just rebuilt my LT1 this...
Forum: Upholstery 04-07-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By matt
removing rust stains

I had a ex-mechanic who worked for me remove my exhaust manifolds. This chimp put a rusty exhaust gasket on a white cushion. I now have a rust stain that I can't remove. I have tried bleach and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-05-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By matt
ARP headbolts, a good torque wrench, and fel-pro...

ARP headbolts, a good torque wrench, and fel-pro head gaskets
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-28-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By matt
I pulled the engine out of my Prostar this year...

I pulled the engine out of my Prostar this year and reinstalled it after a rebuild. To be honest, if you have any mechanical ability, it is easy. Disconnect the raw water hose, the prop shaft bolts,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-21-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,407
Posted By matt
I am using the Fel-pro aluminized gasket. I am...

I am using the Fel-pro aluminized gasket. I am out of town, but when I get home I will post the part number. I have never had on fail on the boat or on a hot rod engine.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,271
Posted By matt
When I lived in south Louisana I supported...

When I lived in south Louisana I supported Bennett's, they were great. I moved to Mobile, went by the local ski shop to buy a set of training combos for my kids. The guy told me they quit carrying...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-20-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,407
Posted By matt
I did the risers again for 20 minutes in a bucket...

I did the risers again for 20 minutes in a bucket mixed 50/50 and they look great. I did what Mart It did with the manifolds. I plugged both ends, stood them up back to back and filled them with a...
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