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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-03-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By hig
Frank nailed it with his great explanations. I...

Frank nailed it with his great explanations.

I only have a few thing to add. Remove the vertical carpeted panel where your feet go, this will give you more room to get your head in there so you can...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By hig
I think he charged around $70 but that was with...

I think he charged around $70 but that was with me doing all the layout and sending them to him. I'm happy with the job he did, I'm just concerned that I might not have prepped the original dash...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-04-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,049
Posted By hig
I haven't updated in a while. I put the boat in...

I haven't updated in a while. I put the boat in the water a few weeks ago and while on the trailer still I tried the trans in forward and reverse and at idle, in gear it sounded bad!!!

Click to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-27-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,480
Posted By hig
Thanks for the information that mine is a lot...

Thanks for the information that mine is a lot louder than yours, last think I want to do is send something thru the case and end up having to replace the trans not just fix it.

I have no idea about...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-27-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,480
Posted By hig
What did you find out about the noise in your...

What did you find out about the noise in your trans?

Thanks, Steve
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-26-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,480
Posted By hig
Last Saturday (9/17) I took the boat to try it...

Last Saturday (9/17) I took the boat to try it out but I never got it off the trailer, this was the first time Iíve put it in gear since Iíve owed it and it made a loud clunking while idling in...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By hig
Mike, I ordered the strut from Skidim and they...

Mike,

I ordered the strut from Skidim and they had it drop shipped from the manufacture. Is grinding of a strut required before installing a strut? There did not seem to be any adjustment in it,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By hig
Yes, the shaft log was installed off center from...

Yes, the shaft log was installed off center from the factory:
http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/hig69/98%20Mastercraft/20130713_084035_zpsd790b9cd.jpg...
Forum: Electrical 08-12-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By hig
Volt gauge not working correctly

My voltage gauge is not ready correcly.

When the key is off it reads like this:
http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/hig69/98%20Mastercraft/20130810_111205_zps43399da1.jpg...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-08-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,049
Posted By hig
I ended up getting a 30 gallon drum from work and...

I ended up getting a 30 gallon drum from work and I had some 1 1/2" hose left over from the pool that i reduced down to 1 1/4" and connected that to the raw water pump. I feed the barrel with my...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,049
Posted By hig
So much for not having anymore setbacks!!! The...

So much for not having anymore setbacks!!! The boat is running and the engine sounds good EXCEPT for a whine!!! Well I found it was the new waterpump (car style pump not the raw water pump) I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By hig
Are you planning on removing the bracket that...

Are you planning on removing the bracket that holds the ski pylon when you remove the motor and trans? I was surprised when I reinstalled my motor only I had to rotate the motor 90 degrees to clear...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-06-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,599
Posted By hig
Very nice project!!! I've been going thru my...

Very nice project!!! I've been going thru my Maristar I bought this spring and my one big piece of advice for you is label, bag and take pics of EVERYTHING that you take apart. I've done a pretty...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,049
Posted By hig
Thank you, I will put something together tonight...

Thank you, I will put something together tonight and let you know what I come up with. So it's more than the engine temp I need to be concerned with it's getting the rubber hoses too hot that go to...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-05-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,049
Posted By hig
Jim, Yes, I am using a garden hose to feed the...

Jim,

Yes, I am using a garden hose to feed the fresh water and that is a quick disconnect. What are my options for running the boat out of the water, early on in this thread Frank said some people...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-04-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,049
Posted By hig
Is this the stock pitch/size prop for my...

Is this the stock pitch/size prop for my maristar?

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/hig69/98%20Mastercraft/20130804_174550_zps961feba5.jpg...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-04-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,049
Posted By hig
Well, the motor is in and running!! I started it...

Well, the motor is in and running!! I started it quickly yesterday and had good oil pressure but I did not have the muffler installed. Today after installing that I started it and ran it for a few...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-03-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By hig
Thanks for the pic, that does look about the...

Thanks for the pic, that does look about the same.

I guess I'm also worried because of how far the trans is over to the port...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-03-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By hig
Does this alignment see normal?

I just want some opinions of my rudder, strut and propshaft alignment.

I've replaced the strut with a new one from skidim and the shaft is straight, we checked it at work and it's straight and when...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-03-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By hig
Thanks, after a few hours of tracing wires and...

Thanks, after a few hours of tracing wires and trying to understand how the fuel pump works I found out the pump was froze up. I ended up jumping the relay and the pump started spinning after a few...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-02-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,151
Posted By hig
I resprayed most things when I rebuilt the engine...

I resprayed most things when I rebuilt the engine except for the exhaust manifolds, I did not want to get into redoing the silver letters on there, maybe down the road. :D

Steve
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By hig
That's funny, I subscribed to your thread earlier...

That's funny, I subscribed to your thread earlier today to watch your progress. At the bottom of my post is my progress thread if you want to check it out. At the start of my thread I listed a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By hig
I have a few pics I took of the motor but most of...

I have a few pics I took of the motor but most of my pics are of the accessories and wiring, another member took a bunch of pics for me showing how to reassemble the wiring/accessories because the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-02-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By hig
Getting ready to start a rebuilt LT1

I cranked over my motor a few times for the first time tonight to make sure everything sounded okay and it does!!! I had the coils unhooked so it didn't fire up.

The thing I'm wondering, when I...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-02-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,049
Posted By hig
That's funny, I haven't got that far yet!! When...

That's funny, I haven't got that far yet!! When I removed my old ones they looked like they where held in with some black glue so I'm not sure what I'm going to...
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