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Forum: Electrical 04-16-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Greenwood87
Starter Issues

Ok I have had a recurring problem that I can duplicate on my Tristar 190. Every now and then my starter hangs up and keeps turning over. The problem first occurred and destroyed the starter gear...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-16-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Greenwood87
109410 Sorry it took so long but here is the...

109410
Sorry it took so long but here is the final result.
Forum: For Sale: Other Items 03-17-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 745
Posted By Greenwood87
1960s pontoon for sale

I have a 1960 something pontoon that needs some loving. It is 28 feet long and has a 40 Johnson It is currently floating at my dock in Townville, lake Hartwell SC. Would make a good sun deck or...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Greenwood87
Yep just replaced them, went to a mirror and...

Yep just replaced them, went to a mirror and glass store and got tented lexan that matched my front glass. It was cheep to 33 bucks for both side glasses.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Greenwood87
Painted Window Glass

Ok, i bought my 1989 Tristar 190 without the side windows or frames. After looking for for 6 + months, I came across an original OEM set (FOR FREE!!). There is only one problem, the set I have was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-06-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Greenwood87
My boat does this with a perfect prop also. I...

My boat does this with a perfect prop also. I attribute this to the angle of the rudder to the prop.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-06-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By Greenwood87
I have been looking at some junk boats (...

I have been looking at some junk boats ( bayliners etc) and trying to find an appropriate frame. Then cut some plexy for the windows
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-05-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By Greenwood87
Just an update. Took the boat out for two hours...

Just an update. Took the boat out for two hours and it ran great. The engine skipped for the first few minuets but I attribute that to left over water and the oil I put in the cylinders to prevent...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-02-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By Greenwood87
It's amazing how many dumb people you see on the...

It's amazing how many dumb people you see on the lake. I watch a boat take 10 minutes to pick up a person in the water . I have a lake house on Lake Hartwell in Townville SC, and you see so many...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-02-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,621
Posted By Greenwood87
This is son fun to do to your unsuspecting...

This is son fun to do to your unsuspecting passengers!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-01-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By Greenwood87
Side window replacement frames

Ok I posted this question before. Does anyone know where I can get original window frames for my 89 tri star or know of an aftermarket replacements? My boat was missing the side glass and frames...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Greenwood87
So are the other parts new (exhaust manifolds,...

So are the other parts new (exhaust manifolds, hoses etc.)?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Greenwood87
Ok I have a spare 5.3 laying around. If I use a...

Ok I have a spare 5.3 laying around. If I use a heat exchanger and the newer model GM marine exhaust manifolds this should work. But...those things are like 1,000 each this has severally changed my...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Greenwood87
Ok, it's either head gaskets, intake gaskets,...

Ok, it's either head gaskets, intake gaskets, riser gaskets, cracked exhaust manifolds. Have you drained your oil? If there is water when u drain the oil (you will know because water will be the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Greenwood87
My 351 Windsor in my 89 with a fresh head gasket...

My 351 Windsor in my 89 with a fresh head gasket and completely rebuilt heads has 120 on all cylinders. How many hours are on your boat?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By Greenwood87
100436 It lives!! That's my buddy by the way....

100436 It lives!! That's my buddy by the way. Thanks for the help guys will be on the lake tomorrow.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By Greenwood87
DING DING, folks we have a winner, I was just...

DING DING, folks we have a winner, I was just about to post this. Turns out when your vacuum ports are blowing you are going to have a bad time. I took the old starter off my work bench and applied...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By Greenwood87
Ok I think I'm on the right path. Put everything...

Ok I think I'm on the right path. Put everything back together The exhaust hoses are collapsing when starting. And the exhaust flaps are shutting closed. This can mean I have stuck valve or bent...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By Greenwood87
Hoses ate rigid but they are not bridle.

Hoses ate rigid but they are not bridle.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By Greenwood87
Ok, so I got a chance today and tried to start it...

Ok, so I got a chance today and tried to start it up (I also replaced the filter in the fuel water separator). So I turned it over with the ignition disconnected and primed the fuel system. Hooked...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Greenwood87
Motor Swap into older boats?

Ok here is a question for everyone. Has anyone swapped a 5.3 vortec or a ls1 into an older ski boat? I have experience swapping a 2004 GM 5.3 into a 1987 Jeep Wrangler which is pictured below. I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-27-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By Greenwood87
Well one of the gaskets was missing a complete...

Well one of the gaskets was missing a complete piece between the water jacket and exhaust side of the manifold. So there was a direct path for water to flow into the exhaust side of the manifolds. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-25-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,313
Posted By Greenwood87
Ok got new riser gaskets in, changed the oil, so...

Ok got new riser gaskets in, changed the oil, so I will be testing the engin today. I replace the bolts on the risers with grade 8 bolts, I know these are not stainless will they rust?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-20-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5,132
Views: 948,987
Posted By Greenwood87
Hoping to use this one day. 1965 Pontiac safari...

Hoping to use this one day. 1965 Pontiac safari station wagon, 389 with a power glide.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-20-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Greenwood87
I work on a ton of small engines (lawn mowers,...

I work on a ton of small engines (lawn mowers, trimmers, etc.) you should see what ethanol gas does to plastic carbs. I have seen some that are melted. After you get it fixed find a gas station that...
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