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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-14-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Sounds like you know your way around the carb,...

Sounds like you know your way around the carb, but are your sure the electric choke is adjusted correctly and is not closed, or partially closed, once it is warmed up? After a couple of minutes with...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,023
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I believe I'd concentrate on correcting this...

I believe I'd concentrate on correcting this issue first. Although my boat/year/engine is completely different than yours, I had a similar issue with the raw water pump seal leaking (pump housing...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-13-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,433
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Surprised, must be the WT trim. My last one with...

Surprised, must be the WT trim. My last one with cranks was an '89 Chevy stepside (Scottsdale trim) that I never had any issues with. '01 Tahoe (307k), which I still have, has 3 out of 4 with...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-12-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,433
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I would still be up for some crank windows, but...

I would still be up for some crank windows, but they won't let me have those either. Don't really see the point of this tailgate 'option.' I mean if you can't reach it with the gate down, is a foot...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-07-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By MikeyOrange88
When the linkage is disconnected, is there still...

When the linkage is disconnected, is there still rotation when in N? The adjustment cable and linkage (transmission end) that does the shifting is a fairly sensitive adjustment. A turn or two of the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-30-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,535
Posted By MikeyOrange88
That alternator is most likely not the original,...

That alternator is most likely not the original, and as such may be a self-exciting model (exciter wire may not be necessary). It also may not be rated for marine use. Everything on my '88 engine was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-30-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,535
Posted By MikeyOrange88
The dangling purple wire is the exciter wire that...

The dangling purple wire is the exciter wire that gets connected to the alternator (99% positive). I also have the 88 Tristar, and that wire/connection was weird to me as it doesn't have a ring...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-02-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,547
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Those should be fairly easy to source. Check West...

Those should be fairly easy to source.
Check West Marine, they have several like that, but unsure of the size req'd. (my boat is not at home so I can't measure them). Other sources probably also have...
Forum: Electrical 04-17-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Finally, someone else with the weird purple wire...

Finally, someone else with the weird purple wire connection, no ring, just friction fit, push-on style connection. On my '88 Tristar, it simply was stuck onto the 'exciter' stud on the alternator....
Forum: What is this boat worth? 04-09-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,909
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^^ Or the '88 Prostar, just reposted, which looks...

^^
Or the '88 Prostar, just reposted, which looks really good, low hours. Its would also be pretty close, as it is in NC.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 04-06-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,909
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Not too much to add that the others haven't...

Not too much to add that the others haven't touched on. I've got the same '88 Tristar, same color and all, but with the closed bow, so at least the open bow will be more roomy than mine. The Tristar...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-30-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,939
Posted By MikeyOrange88
When I did my '88, similar shaped doghouse, I had...

When I did my '88, similar shaped doghouse, I had the same issue. I had cut a strip about 12" x 13' long, patterned after the one taken off, and thinking I could get it on there in one piece, one...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-21-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 3,527,591
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Looks like one in nice condition, powerslot too....

Looks like one in nice condition, powerslot too. '83 S&S dark blue & white.
https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/boa/6032855154.html
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-06-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I believe some of the newer replacement...

I believe some of the newer replacement mechanical fuel pumps did not have the filter element on the bottom as the original did. Mine is still the original pump, so they (mechanical) can live for a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-06-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By MikeyOrange88
There are several filters in the fuel delivery...

There are several filters in the fuel delivery system that can become clogged. Starting at the fuel tank, there is a screen at bottom of pickup tube (also there is a checkball at the tank fitting,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-13-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,332
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Photo of wiring-notice the two orange are tied to...

Photo of wiring-notice the two orange are tied to the same post of the ballast resistor, rendering it unused. The orange aren't tied to the distributor.156384

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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-12-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,332
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I've been following this thread waiting for the...

I've been following this thread waiting for the eureka moment, but it hasn't happened I take it?
I have an 88 Tristar w/ 351W w/ electronic ignition so I can only tell you how it is wired on mine....
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-08-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,547
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I did a similar repair on mine. see link to that...

I did a similar repair on mine. see link to that thread:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51871

I edge-glued a couple of pieces of pressure treated s.y.pine, then just used a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-01-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,017
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Looks like travertine. We just did ours with...

Looks like travertine. We just did ours with travertine as well. We installed the material, then sealed it with 2 coats so the grout wouldn't stain the fairly porous travertine, then grouted, then...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 01-06-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By MikeyOrange88
@CantRepeat As good as everything else on that...

@CantRepeat
As good as everything else on that motor pix looks, $0.69 will get you a new clear vinyl hose from fuel pump to the flame arrestor. :D Strange, but I notice that on a lot of the pix here...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-26-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,822
Posted By MikeyOrange88
1 Yes, third photo, the square aluminum block...

1 Yes, third photo, the square aluminum block that the hose is connected to is the pickup tube. There is a check ball inside the aluminum fitting (it unscrews from tank), make sure it isn't gummed...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-17-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I also utilized Tri-State Cylinder several years...

I also utilized Tri-State Cylinder several years back to procure a set of cast iron replacement (remanufactured) heads (GT 40) for my '88 351W, although from their current website (linked above as...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-24-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Not necessarily. Slow cranking could be the...

Not necessarily. Slow cranking could be the starter beginning to fail. That was the symptoms of mine ('88) as it was 25 years old. Looked fine, worked fine, sometimes. If you have the original...
Forum: Trailers 07-27-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By MikeyOrange88
another...

another source:
http://www.antisliptapeshop.com/Product/Black-Resilient-Grip-Tape/29

When I did mine, I straightened up the original, traced it out, and cut them out with and X-acto knife. On my...
Forum: Upholstery 06-01-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By MikeyOrange88
See if these help.

See if these help.
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