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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By T-Rager
Have you tested the compression? Could be broken...

Have you tested the compression? Could be broken valve spring or misadjusted rocker arm.
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By T-Rager
A broken rocker arm doesn't necessitate an engine...

A broken rocker arm doesn't necessitate an engine rebuild/replacement. Was there additional damage to a piston, cylinder wall or head? You need way more information that you are giving us.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By T-Rager
I agree. It looks like detonation. I wouldn't...

I agree. It looks like detonation. I wouldn't be surprised to see a hole in one or both
pistons.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-31-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By T-Rager
With the carburetor off, use a straight edge to...

With the carburetor off, use a straight edge to validate that the base is not warped. I've seen this numerous times over the years.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By T-Rager
For most of these engines a .060 overbore is...

For most of these engines a .060 overbore is safe. I have seen 351W blocks bored out .100 and stand up to the rigors of drag racing. But each engine is slightly different because of casting...
Forum: Appearance 03-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,412
Posted By T-Rager
Less is more. No bulls eye.

Less is more. No bulls eye.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,384
Posted By T-Rager
Here's a simply way to improve the performance of...

Here's a simply way to improve the performance of CARB gas cans. Works for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcnwdIYEfI
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-09-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,226
Posted By T-Rager
This whole thread seems to have gone open loop. ...

This whole thread seems to have gone open loop. The observation is that the engine oil "looks like Baileys Irish Cream". This level of evidence is not sufficient to judge that the engine needs to...
Forum: General / Other 12-11-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By T-Rager
Heater. Used much more frequently.

Heater. Used much more frequently.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-08-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By T-Rager
4160 doesn't have throttle body.

4160 doesn't have throttle body.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-30-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,105
Posted By T-Rager
I would perform a compression test. I suspect a...

I would perform a compression test. I suspect a valve-related problem. Perhaps a weak or broken valve spring.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By T-Rager
Be sure to check the plug wires as well.

Be sure to check the plug wires as well.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By T-Rager
That the accelerator pump discharge check needle....

That the accelerator pump discharge check needle. It is item #82 in the parts diagram. It installs in the pump discharge channel beneath the pump discharge nozzles.
Forum: Appearance 06-19-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,058
Posted By T-Rager
Gweaver, I too would like an 90 ProStar dash...

Gweaver, I too would like an 90 ProStar dash panel set.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-23-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By T-Rager
My experience with PSS is the same as gotta_ski. ...

My experience with PSS is the same as gotta_ski. I installed mine on my ProStar over 10 years ago. No drips, no problems, clean bilge.
Forum: Electrical 01-20-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,486
Posted By T-Rager
Here is a 100 Amp upgrade kit that should work...

Here is a 100 Amp upgrade kit that should work for you.

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=RF097009A
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By T-Rager
I've encountered this problem many times over the...

I've encountered this problem many times over the 50 years I've been working on cars, especially small-block Fords. I recommend using a rolling-head pry bar to apply a stout upward force on one side...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-25-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,547
Posted By T-Rager
I liked the call!

I liked the call!
Forum: General / Other 09-04-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,687
Posted By T-Rager
My 1990 ProStar has only the SilentMaster. There...

My 1990 ProStar has only the SilentMaster. There are no other inline mufflers.

By the way, I looked into buying a new SilentMaster several years ago and they are no longer available.
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By T-Rager
Here is a recent photo of Mary Ann (Dawn Wells)...

Here is a recent photo of Mary Ann (Dawn Wells) now. She was born in 1938.

Happy Cruising.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-24-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,628
Posted By T-Rager
I used to see a related phenomenon "back in the...

I used to see a related phenomenon "back in the day." In the 60s and 70s, Ford V-8s had a serious problem that caused the oil pump to lock up and shear off the hexagonal oil-pump drive shaft, which...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,158
Posted By T-Rager
A treaty with local Indians allows them to gill...

A treaty with local Indians allows them to gill net salmon on Lake Sammamish several days each year. During one of these times, I launched my ProStar 190 at 5:30 a.m. as it was just getting light. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-17-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,496
Posted By T-Rager
The fuel pressure is controlled by a spring...

The fuel pressure is controlled by a spring pushing against a diaphragm inside the fuel pump housing. If the pump is the correct one for your application, I can not imagine how it could produce too...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-22-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By T-Rager
The coverage seems to be lame. There is no...

The coverage seems to be lame. There is no camera coverage of any of the events and the background music is very annoying. Two thumbs down. Sorry.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-01-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By T-Rager
Just remove one of the lower fuel bowl bolts in...

Just remove one of the lower fuel bowl bolts in each fuel bowel and the fuel will drain out. Be sure to have a container to capture the fuel. Once you have removed the carburetor from the intake...
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