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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-18-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By EricB
Good next step. Run the engine (this weekend)...

Good next step. Run the engine (this weekend) with the pressure tester on the system. Watch to see what the pressure goes to when engine is at operating temp.

Also, don't just use a hose. Use a 5...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-17-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By EricB
If removing the tach wire does not help, then...

If removing the tach wire does not help, then take a jumper wire with alligator clips and attach one lead to the distributor body and the other to a good ground on the block somewhere. All you want...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-17-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By EricB
Pressure test to about 20 psi. Rent a tester...

Pressure test to about 20 psi. Rent a tester from a Parts Store. They should have them (or Harbor Freight). Watch for the gauge to drop in pressure over several minutes. Don't test with...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-17-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By EricB
Have you pressurized the cooling system to...

Have you pressurized the cooling system to indicate if there is a leak in the system?
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By EricB
That may of been a reaction (blowing up) but it's...

That may of been a reaction (blowing up) but it's not the cause.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-04-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By EricB
Sure beats sending a hull and deck to the...

Sure beats sending a hull and deck to the scrap-yard. Great ideas to "re-purpose" a Mastercraft!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-12-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By EricB
Put all the wire together and try it. If it...

Put all the wire together and try it. If it starts, then you know what the problem is. It will not take out a coil that fast.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-08-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By EricB
I actually got to see him take off on his second...

I actually got to see him take off on his second space mission in 1998. Awe-inspiring.

Thank you John, and God-speed.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-04-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By EricB
Try a simple test. Using a 12v. test light (make...

Try a simple test. Using a 12v. test light (make sure it works), ground the clamp end. Touch the pointy end to the negative terminal of the coil. Turn on the key to run and crank the engine over. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By EricB
As a side note to you guys who opt to run the...

As a side note to you guys who opt to run the engine to temp before adding a/f, as soon as the cool a/f hits the thermostats they shut. The only way around that is to remove the top thermostat and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By EricB
That's really nice. I had an 83 and I still miss...

That's really nice. I had an 83 and I still miss that boat. You'll love that. Welcome and enjoy!
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-20-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14,427
Views: 2,527,938
Posted By EricB
Really cool looking boat, but I've never seen one...

Really cool looking boat, but I've never seen one with metalflake in the main body and top like that. It's a reverse flake (so-to-speak). I wonder if it's been redone?

Back end sits too low in the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-06-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By EricB
Interesting prices you are all posting. I use...

Interesting prices you are all posting.

I use ethanol-free in all my lake stuff because it only gets used 3 days a week (during summer). We have 2 local stations that offer unleaded premium w/o...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-02-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,656
Posted By EricB
Paper clips don't pertain to an older distributor...

Paper clips don't pertain to an older distributor upgrade. Idle speed is measured in gear (in water).
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-01-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8,700
Views: 1,549,388
Posted By EricB
Don't worry....there salt hearty motors!

Don't worry....there salt hearty motors!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-30-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,247
Posted By EricB
Still can't see the pictures. Am I the only one?

Still can't see the pictures. Am I the only one?
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,874
Posted By EricB
Welcome Jim! Yes, your 84 is glass stringers.

Welcome Jim!
Yes, your 84 is glass stringers.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 08-27-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By EricB
Go for the 86!!!! Go now and fast! For the...

Go for the 86!!!! Go now and fast! For the money that 86 is a decent deal.
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By EricB
Really good price depending on condition.

Really good price depending on condition.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2,735
Views: 595,657
Posted By EricB
U R a lucky man. All I can tell you is that my...

U R a lucky man. All I can tell you is that my wife is not only MY best friend, but also my best driver. We've been married for 28 yrs, so it's your duty to keep the tradition going.
Best wishes!
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By EricB
Usually a spring item in stores, but may find...

Usually a spring item in stores, but may find online. I have the Costco ones on my dock also. I would agree that they are a good value!
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By EricB
Can't get any better than that!

Can't get any better than that!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-02-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By EricB
In that case, check out the outboards from Seven...

In that case, check out the outboards from Seven Marine....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-02-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By EricB
Not sure if you are looking for a new or used...

Not sure if you are looking for a new or used motor, but an option would be a Evinrude e-Tec 225. Light and small compared to the 4-strokes. Plus they are offering some good additional warranty on...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-02-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By EricB
From what I have see in the past, RTP's are just...

From what I have see in the past, RTP's are just as good as a boot, but the main difference is a boot has a tendency to help skiers keep their rear foot flat in the binding. It tends to keep people...
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