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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
Bummer indeed.. After my last post I tried doing...

Bummer indeed.. After my last post I tried doing a compression test and the valve in the tester stuck open but it seemed that cylinder #1 was now working so I pulled the valve cover off again and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By XavierSPL
snapped rocker stud on rebuilt gt40 351

After chasing down and checking everything with the drivetrain I realized the vibration in my boat was due to a skipping cylinder. A compression test showed only 15lbs or so on cylinder 1 so I pulled...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-10-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
Angry Ended up using epoxy then mat and sealed it all...

Ended up using epoxy then mat and sealed it all in with gelcoat..

To my disappointment, the vibration is still there after all the work this past couple weeks. . Turns out it was the engine...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-06-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
Thanks for the links Jack, very helpful info.. ...

Thanks for the links Jack, very helpful info..

Progress underway on the shaft log, all torn apart now and getting cleaned up, should be all done and reglassed in the next day or 2. Here's some...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 46,715
Posted By XavierSPL
So where's the original tracking number from when...

So where's the original tracking number from when he supposedly sent it fedex but it got sent back??
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 46,715
Posted By XavierSPL
Well that tracking number doesn't work...

Well that tracking number doesn't work regardless..

Found an interesting read about a Monster Marine on another...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-03-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
So a pictureless update for now and more...

So a pictureless update for now and more confusion regarding this vibration..

I decided to drop it off at the shop after last weekend to have everything measured up to find the source of the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-30-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
Forgot to add that I also checked the rudder and...

Forgot to add that I also checked the rudder and while I found no play by hand, I tried to repack with a grease gun and my grease gun broke so was unable to.. After removing the grease fitting, I...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-30-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
So after a couple of weeks of fun, a few issues...

So after a couple of weeks of fun, a few issues have sprung up that I'll be trying to figure out over the next week or 2..
The boat's been taking on water since I've had it back in, seems to have...
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By XavierSPL
Feeling kinda stupid on this one.. While there...

Feeling kinda stupid on this one.. While there are still the small leaks in the previous pictures, what was concerning is that they didn't seem to be letting nearly enough to account for all the...
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By XavierSPL
I'd guess it's probably taking on about a gallon...

I'd guess it's probably taking on about a gallon an hour, def need to figure this out quick. The pump float switch stopped working so have to keep running it manual every few hours until it's sorted...
Forum: General / Other 07-27-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By XavierSPL
Leak from somewhere near transom??

So after the first weekend running my boat with the new engine it was taking on water. The boat had been sitting dry for 5 yrs until last weekend so I assumed the packing gland needed to be changed...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 07-27-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By XavierSPL
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Towers 07-23-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 50,408
Posted By XavierSPL
http://mastercraft-boats-for-sale.net/wp-content/u...

http://mastercraft-boats-for-sale.net/wp-content/uploads/awpcp/DSC02875_wm.jpg

I just threw up in my mouth a bit...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-21-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
Thanks for the compliments and the link.. I...

Thanks for the compliments and the link.. I didn't realize there was a zerk on the rudder.. It did loosen up a bit throughout the weekend but still feels tougher than it should.. Hopefully that'll...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-21-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
Had a good day yesterday with several runs. Have...

Had a good day yesterday with several runs. Have about 10hrs on it so far. Planning on being out a lot today as well.. Here's a vid with the kids and dogs taking a...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-20-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
from what I've seen the inside of the exhaust...

from what I've seen the inside of the exhaust looks new, I should clarify that the steering only feel stiff when I'm traveling at higher speeds, at slow speeds andnot moving it feels fine. made sure...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-20-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
Thx for all the help with the engine questions...

Thx for all the help with the engine questions James!

Picked her up day before yesterday an heard it run for the first time.. Here's a quick vid...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 07-19-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By XavierSPL
Is the skylon still available?

Is the skylon still available?
Forum: Electrical 07-17-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By XavierSPL
Thanks!! I'm Assuming That With My Setup...

Thanks!! I'm Assuming That With My Setup (Flamethrower Distro + Flamethrower Coil) It Would Be The 3Rd Image Without The Resistor?
Forum: Electrical 07-17-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By XavierSPL
I was thinking that at first, but now I'm...

I was thinking that at first, but now I'm wondering if I screwed up the wiring for the flame thrower coil and distributor. where does the coil get power from? I parallel wired the positive from the...
Forum: Electrical 07-17-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By XavierSPL
So the coil + wire gets juice only when in the...

So the coil + wire gets juice only when in the start position, nothing in the run position.. The mechanic just called me to let me know, any quick answers to where the problem could be??

(edit) I...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-17-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,915
Posted By XavierSPL
So the boat's been dropped off for final odds and...

So the boat's been dropped off for final odds and ends and timing.. Does anyone with similar mods have a recommendation what the timing should be set at?? (Feeling like I need to be as prescriptive...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-17-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By XavierSPL
Dropped the boat off this morning to the shop.....

Dropped the boat off this morning to the shop.. The owner wasn't there to discuss but the mechanic who worked on it was.. Told him about the fuel pump issue I was having and gave him an opportunity...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By XavierSPL
The timing gear set was new and came with the...

The timing gear set was new and came with the short block. The shop I had swap the block out installed the original timing cover onto the new block..



I'm fuming about it all at this point.....
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