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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-18-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By MikeyOrange88
Half of a deal

Well, not quite as generous as J. McCreight, but I have ONE good stock head off of my '88 Tristar 351W, that I've had sitting for about three years just hoping it could find a home. Just couldn't...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-30-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By MikeyOrange88
My '88 Tristar has always been set to 10 BTDC.,...

My '88 Tristar has always been set to 10 BTDC., and runs perfectly. I would not expect the dying you speak of to be related to whether it is set to 6 or 10 as it has obviously been set to 6 for quite...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-12-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By MikeyOrange88
The Airlift and Firestone air bags seem to be the...

The Airlift and Firestone air bags seem to be the most popular. For what they cost, I'll give them a try. Thanks all for the replies.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-12-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Had similar concerns about tires so last year...

Had similar concerns about tires so last year before heading down I put on a set of Michelin LTX M/S2 tires all the way around (the LT265, not just the P rated tire). After a couple of tries, we...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-10-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Rear suspension air bag opinions

Looking to tap the TT knowledge base regarding rear suspension air bags as to whether they help or not. Search did not turn up much.
Situation is an '05 Tahoe 5.3 with rear coil springs and the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-11-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I'll venture a guess. How about the oil drain...

I'll venture a guess. How about the oil drain hose cap, off or loose. On most engines of that vintage there is a hose from the bottom front port side of the oil pan that is looped up on the port side...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-05-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,767
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Another way to verify exactly what you're buying...

Another way to verify exactly what you're buying is to use the RPO codes (3-digit alpha-numeric). The entire vehicle's codes are affixed to the bottom of the glovebox on GM vehicles. The list every...
Forum: Towers 01-20-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Believe it to be '88 as mine is painted also. '89...

Believe it to be '88 as mine is painted also. '89 models 'should' have the rope-saver feature.

quote: "drschemel: If it were me, I would polish the area silver where the rope rubs and powder coat...
Forum: Towers 01-06-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,655
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Not the same type of tower as yours, but you...

Not the same type of tower as yours, but you might want to check out this long thread from Scott023 where he powder coated his tower black (along with a bunch of other work), somewhere around page 30...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,948
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Well, not quite. Intriguing question and also...

Well, not quite.
Intriguing question and also hard to believe as I'm in Florida where it seems boats are everywhere, especially on weekends I'm out boating. I had to search a bit but the all knowing...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-22-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,847
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I hope that replacing the exhaust hoses (riser to...

I hope that replacing the exhaust hoses (riser to muffler) is in the plans as the one in the picture doesn't seem to be the correct material (thickness). If you can get a kink in a section that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-17-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^^^^ I should have added 'when it is running in...

^^^^ I should have added 'when it is running in the water.' The intent of the fake-a-lake or a hose connection is to mimic the conditions of having the boat in the water, so that it can be...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By MikeyOrange88
are you sure that you are getting plenty of water...

are you sure that you are getting plenty of water out of the exhaust? Not sure what to make of that. As you are probably aware, if no water reaches the water temperature sending unit it will not read...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-14-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By MikeyOrange88
The garden hose fitting is first in line (12" up...

The garden hose fitting is first in line (12" up from the bottom of the boat intake fitting), then the transmission cooler, then a fairly long section of hose to the front of the engine which is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Sounds like you still may have an underlying...

Sounds like you still may have an underlying issue to me (pulling air from somewhere?). I have the simple garden attachment plumbed into the line, before the transmission cooler, 12" off the bottom...
Forum: Upholstery 12-07-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,809
Posted By MikeyOrange88
......how much carpet you used? Well, I've go a...

......how much carpet you used?

Well, I've go a closed bow that I carpeted all the way to the bow, but for what it's worth:
I bought an 8.5' width, 19' long for the main side pieces. Another piece...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Perhaps they are trying (or had it suggested to...

Perhaps they are trying (or had it suggested to them) to respect the trademark/copyright.:(
Forum: Upholstery 12-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,809
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Mine was the original, and the glue appeared to...

Mine was the original, and the glue appeared to be a light spray contact cement type. I didn't attempt to remove all of it, although I used some Goof-off type cleaner on a rag to wipe some of it off....
Forum: Upholstery 12-03-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,809
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I would definitely do the carpet while everything...

I would definitely do the carpet while everything is out, especially since it's winter and you'll have time to do it bit by bit. It does take some time due to the number of panels, etc. It is also a...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,237
Posted By MikeyOrange88
You're referring to no-wood stringers, right? I'm...

You're referring to no-wood stringers, right? I'm still unclear as to whether or not there is an exact way to know if it has wood stringers or not. I've read different things as to the timing of the...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-20-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,237
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Mint S&S's

I'm certainly not an expert on the S&S, so please correct as needed. I've been eyeing another '85 sand/red S&S, 770 hrs., that is in the Free, Ebay....etc thread, post #11420 (Tampa Craiglist, still...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^^^^ Probably not specific to Tristars only, but...

^^^^
Probably not specific to Tristars only, but I know mine shags pretty good when 'just in gear', and my idle speed is set correctly. I've even had the marine patrol give me hand signals to slow...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 11-10-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12,478
Views: 1,644,272
Posted By MikeyOrange88
In case anyone else is interested, I posed some...

In case anyone else is interested, I posed some additional questions on the above listed '84 sand/red stars and stripes.

Questions I asked via e-mail:

"Is it red metal flake gelcoat? difficult to...
Forum: Trailers 11-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Maybe out of Business isn't the correct term....

Maybe out of Business isn't the correct term. Believe they were either bought out, spun off or otherwise changed to Axalta (axaltacs.com). Not sure what the availability of the paint products is,...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 11-06-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By MikeyOrange88
My '88 rear seat bottom goes straight across....

My '88 rear seat bottom goes straight across. Other years had a indent in the middle behind the motor box. If it is the straight one, I'd be interested.
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