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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-03-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,748
Posted By WilliM1940
Read through this again, hoping I didn't miss...

Read through this again, hoping I didn't miss anything, did you check to see if your centrifigal advance is working properly? Many people with older boats have experienced broken or rusted springs. ...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-02-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By WilliM1940
Very nice boat for its age. I would be awfully...

Very nice boat for its age. I would be awfully suspect of the stringers before a complete rebuild of the interior though. On the plus side, Mastercraft seemed to have better luck with wood...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By WilliM1940
I don't know what you are finding objectionable...

I don't know what you are finding objectionable in this boat.

For its age, it looks very well kept. I am guessing the interior was redone because the piping on the motor box is not quite...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-30-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By WilliM1940
When you do the rebuild you would best buy new...

When you do the rebuild you would best buy new floats, as they do not come with the rebuild kit. The nitrophyl marine floats are affected by ethanol, they sink (been there done that). With the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-18-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By WilliM1940
You need to lower the level of fuel in the bowl...

You need to lower the level of fuel in the bowl by readjusting the float height.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-04-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,153
Posted By WilliM1940
This is a 19' Skier, not a Prostar. I have heard...

This is a 19' Skier, not a Prostar. I have heard water can get into the foam through the swim platform bracket mounts in the back as the lag bolts loosen. Check for water in the foam by removing...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-15-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By WilliM1940
It's wrecked anyway, there was enough stickout on...

It's wrecked anyway, there was enough stickout on my old one to grab on with a small quality pipe wrench and cheater bar. Soak it good with Kroil or PB Blaster, hit it with a torch etc before the...
Forum: Appearance 09-10-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By WilliM1940
Take the whole rig.

Take the whole rig.
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-28-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By WilliM1940
You might mean 14-18 and that is for a powerslot...

You might mean 14-18 and that is for a powerslot transmission, still with the 351 but a different setup. You need the 13-13.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-10-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By WilliM1940
Go here for tranny...

Go here for tranny manuals:

http://www.correctcraftfan.com/reference/manuals.asp

and keep a look out on ebay, there is a lot of borg warner stuff on there, sometimes real cheap.
Forum: Electrical 07-21-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,443
Posted By WilliM1940
Install of permanent magnet geared starter:

Install of permanent magnet geared starter:
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-21-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By WilliM1940
The mechanical manuals you need are here for...

The mechanical manuals you need are here for download:

http://www.correctcraftfan.com/reference/manuals.asp
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-21-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By WilliM1940
Wow, never thought of that. Might be an...

Wow, never thought of that. Might be an interesting experiment. Bring a paddle and a fire extinguisher. :) Seriously though, from what I understand, the newer electric motor is kind of inside out...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-21-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By WilliM1940
Same experience on an '85. My starter was...

Same experience on an '85. My starter was replaced by PO. Once it was replaced with the permanent magnet geared type the problem disappeared. Less current draw, smaller package, easier to cool.
Forum: General / Other 07-17-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By WilliM1940
The original is a Det Mar, now out of business. ...

The original is a Det Mar, now out of business. Nothing special, didn't even match the style of the Faria gauges or the Airguides. Also had the selector screw. Faria sells a coral series that more...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,497
Posted By WilliM1940
Nothing special about the standard mirror, it is...

Nothing special about the standard mirror, it is a west coast truck mirror laying down. Got a replacement at the local car parts store. Many people eliminate this mirror anyway and go to a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By WilliM1940
Right, what CantRepeat said. Just for references...

Right, what CantRepeat said. Just for references on my '85 my adjusted full file line is 1.5 inches above the stick mark that came with the engine. Yours may vary.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By WilliM1940
No, the dipsticks are not always accurate. You...

No, the dipsticks are not always accurate. You need 4 +1 = 5 quarts just as you stated. Drain it well, leave it drip overnight and refill with 5 quarts. Run your engine and remark your stick with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By WilliM1940
I am no expert, this link says swapping the pump...

I am no expert, this link says swapping the pump rotation is all that is needed:

http://www.boatgears.net/VD.php

You may want to look at a velvet drive...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,053
Posted By WilliM1940
Take a paper clip, straighten it, and stick it in...

Take a paper clip, straighten it, and stick it in the pitot hole. Crap gets plugged up in there.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By WilliM1940
Alot of people seem to like Kuhmo...

Alot of people seem to like Kuhmo 857's:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Radial+857&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=0R4857&tab=Sizes
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 33,486
Posted By WilliM1940
Think about this. When I was a teenagerback in...

Think about this. When I was a teenagerback in the mid 70’s you could buy a Piper Cub, Taylorcraft, Luscombe (airplanes) etc. for about $2500. Meatball tries to take off in a Cub one day over a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-03-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,410
Posted By WilliM1940
I would recheck your firing order and timing, a...

I would recheck your firing order and timing, a couple misplaced spark plug wires could do it. Other than that with fire and fuel, about the only other unlikely thing that could screw you is a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-03-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,410
Posted By WilliM1940
Mrman, this may or may not be your problem, just...

Mrman, this may or may not be your problem, just relating some experience. The point gap is a rough estimation of what you are really after which is point dwell. This can be read from a dwell meter...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-31-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,410
Posted By WilliM1940
You would benefit from a more modern gear...

You would benefit from a more modern gear reduction permanent magnet type starter. They are smaller, easier to cool and draw less amps when starting. Skidim has them. My theory is the engine was...
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