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Forum: General / Other 03-22-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Pitch
Lift Springs/Supports

I replaced my lift springs today and thought I would share where I got them from and some part numbers. I know I had some difficulty finding the right springs for my application, and searching just...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-20-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 58,960
Posted By Pitch
Been called worse. ;)

Been called worse. ;)
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-20-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 58,960
Posted By Pitch
27 y/o Married, one 5 year old boy Sheriff's...

27 y/o
Married, one 5 year old boy
Sheriff's Deputy
1996 Prostar 190
Oregon Coast
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-20-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By Pitch
How is your project coming? my rear seat is also...

How is your project coming? my rear seat is also in need of restoration, but I think it was already attempted by a previous owner , so I won't be working with an original.

I'm thinking about using...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pitch
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?al...

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=656&pictureid=4264


Engine is in! Took her out for maiden voyage number 2 and ran very smoothly. Time to take a few days of to make up for...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pitch
I have yet to make it work. Hopefully that...

I have yet to make it work. Hopefully that happens...



I did have them magnafluxed, pressure tested, and a valve job while they were out.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pitch
Finally got a chance to work on the new block. ...

Finally got a chance to work on the new block. Here's a couple pictures of it and the progress today. Seems to be a good quality short...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-24-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pitch
Out comes the paperweight. Can't believe this a...

Out comes the paperweight. Can't believe this a frame worked. Need to find a few more hours and we'll have the new engine in. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-23-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pitch
Yup, 880 casting number on the block. Vortec...

Yup, 880 casting number on the block. Vortec heads and intake. I've got an engine stand that I'll be using. My biggest concern is setting the valves to zero lash. It's been awhile since I've done...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-22-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pitch
Got the shortblock on Wednesday and hope to get...

Got the shortblock on Wednesday and hope to get it in tomorrow. Mabbco was easy to order from, and I'll report back on the quality of the block when it's up and running.

Any advice or tips on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By Pitch
I just ordered this short...

I just ordered this short...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-09-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pitch
Buddy and I will be doing it. Talked local tow...

Buddy and I will be doing it. Talked local tow truck company into pulling engine and dropping in new block, which will save headache.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-09-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pitch
Said the bore would depend on the current...

Said the bore would depend on the current inventory of blocks, didn't think with them being more recent blocks that they'd be any further than 20 or 40.

I'm sticking with the 217 heads since they...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-09-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pitch
cracked block :/

Well, I figured out why I got my 96 Prostar 190 for $4500.

Long story short, took the boat out, had water in oil, pulled heads and found the below :/ looks like a freeze crack to us.

I ordered...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-06-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Pitch
Will be doing diesel flush. Also having heads...

Will be doing diesel flush.

Also having heads magna fluxed and pressure tested, with valve job while they are out.

Any ideas on a way to test exhaust manifold?

I suspect head gasket, especially...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-06-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Pitch
Water in 8 cylinder... oil

I fixed my water circulation problem with the new impeller but it led to the discovery of another problem.

Had the boat out for a good 30 minutes and it was running great. Shut her down and checked...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 06-02-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,778
Posted By Pitch
I was just answering the thread title question....

I was just answering the thread title question. Some may prefer Napa since they can usually get it next day. Best price I found was...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 06-02-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,778
Posted By Pitch
Not to bring this back from the dead, but just...

Not to bring this back from the dead, but just for the future searchers' sake, the correct Napa parts number is 183306. It is a sierra impeller and direct replacement for Johnson...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-01-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Pitch
Thanks for all of the advice everybody. Lots of...

Thanks for all of the advice everybody. Lots of good information here.

I plan to pull all of the hoses and clean them out, I've read that the most common place to find the rubber blades is in the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-01-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Pitch
Really wish I would have checked it before...

Really wish I would have checked it before trailering 100 miles to the lake. Hindsight is 20/20 I suppose. I'm new to boats and did not realize these impellers need periodic replacement.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-01-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Pitch
Overheated on maiden voyage

Took the boat out for first time since purchase yesterday. Ran it from the dock for about 45 seconds before steam started coming from engine and the temp gauge went to 220. Shut her down and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Pitch
That's what I thought when I found my 96 Prostar...

That's what I thought when I found my 96 Prostar 190 with 350 engine and 150 hours listed for $6000. I took a shot and when all was said and done, I had a 96 Prostar 190 with 150 hours on it for...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-06-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5,050
Views: 892,803
Posted By Pitch
You've got PM.

You've got PM.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,154
Posted By Pitch
No problem. Now that we're back at the top I...

No problem.

Now that we're back at the top I just learned that this boat was originally donated to Vonore Police Department in Tennessee. They used it for marine patrol until 2000. There are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-05-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5,050
Views: 892,803
Posted By Pitch
Take home car so I don't have to embarrass myself...

Take home car so I don't have to embarrass myself by driving a Ridgeline to the office.
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