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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-14-2013, 08:03 PM
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Views: 767
Posted By JBB
Removing front floor panel - '88 PS190

Anyone have an idea how to remove the front bilge area floor panel on this model. Obviously I will have to remove the pylon and apparently disconnect steering cable, vent hoses, etc? Will there...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-12-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By JBB
Recommendations on new distributor?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a new dist. for an '88 351 indmar. I would love to keep it under $300 an the ones i've been looking at are the mallory and the pertronix flamethrower. Also i...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-06-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
I guess the next step is to pull the distributor...

I guess the next step is to pull the distributor and see what kind of shape it is in. At this point i may just order a new one with EI. If any of the senders went bad (water/oil), would it cause...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-04-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Did that and same thing............"poof"! I...

Did that and same thing............"poof"! I think it is vapors out of the intake....not fuel out of the carburetor. Shined a timing light on it while it turned over and it is not off.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-03-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Well I replaced the springs to see if that would...

Well I replaced the springs to see if that would do the trick and now it won't crank. Getting spark and fuel but all it will do is turn over. After every 5 or so revs fuel will "poof" out of the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Changed the oil/filter/plugs and am waiting on a...

Changed the oil/filter/plugs and am waiting on a new set of springs and electronic conversion kit (decided to go ahead since i was changing every other dang thing out). Got to looking at the springs...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-31-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
I will check with the mechanic. May have not...

I will check with the mechanic. May have not been done. May need to figure out how to do that myself too.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-31-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
I can say with certainty that at the rpm's this...

I can say with certainty that at the rpm's this thing is running ok at (idle, and low rpm) there not gas dripping from venturi's. It does not appear that there is fuel flowing in that isn't getting...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-31-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
I'm wondering if the fuel in the oil is a product...

I'm wondering if the fuel in the oil is a product of the fooling around with the carb (without engine running) that may have taken place trying to figure this problem out. Dispersed fuel by the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-31-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
I have not noticed any fuel coming from the...

I have not noticed any fuel coming from the overflow line (with all the work i've been doing on this thing i would have noticed it). The pump is consistenly showing 6psi. I'm perplexed. This thing...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-31-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
One other tidbit. I pulled the dipstick...

One other tidbit. I pulled the dipstick yesterday and it had a strong smell of gas. It was over the full mark which also indicated gas was in it. I guess this is a result of the jacked up timing?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-31-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Ok, here is what it is doing. Timing advances...

Ok, here is what it is doing. Timing advances smoothly only up to about 16deg with rpm at approx. 1500 (that is as high as it will go and run smooth). Once it is throttled past 1500 the timing...
Forum: Appearance 08-30-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 61,625
Posted By JBB
Can you send me a set? ...

Can you send me a set? Thanks!

brandonbruner@gmail.com
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Thanks JimN. I did not do tthis earlier (4 year...

Thanks JimN. I did not do tthis earlier (4 year old running around). I will do this and see what's happening. I know there are certain parts on this boat that need to be marinized. I'm assuming...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Let me re-phrase, the springs looked in good...

Let me re-phrase, the springs looked in good shape and expanded/contracted as you would think a normally functioning spring would do. The weights were not cracked, looked to be in good shape,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Plugs were just coated with black carbon. They...

Plugs were just coated with black carbon. They were not wet with fuel.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Timing is set dead on 10 btdc. The rotor shaft...

Timing is set dead on 10 btdc. The rotor shaft that connects to the weights was seized up but i cleaned and oiled it. The springs appeared to be ok. However, i didn't remove the weights or springs...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
I took the pcv valve out and inspected it. The...

I took the pcv valve out and inspected it. The valve was free and rattled. Sucked on it and it opened. Blew on it an it closed. The hose from the pcv valve to the bottom of carb is where I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Forgot to mention that I have not checked timing...

Forgot to mention that I have not checked timing yet. Waiting on a buddy to do it for me. I've got his timing light but haven't found any step-by-step instructions on here to help me do it.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Ok, I checked compression and I'm...

Ok, I checked compression and I'm getting:
1-151
2-149.5
3-149.5
4-149.5
5-149
6-149
7-148
8-149.5
Checked vacuum and I'm getting 16-17 inches at idle and 20" at 1500rpm before it starts to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Where do i connect the gauge and what is the...

Where do i connect the gauge and what is the acceptable range?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
I had an extra coil and it did the same with it. ...

I had an extra coil and it did the same with it. Engine accelerates fine until it gets around 1500rpm and start shuttering and if I keep throttling it will just bog down. If i just shower down on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
Ok. Sounds like i have three major things left...

Ok. Sounds like i have three major things left to do. Check timing, compression, and vacuum. I sprayed some carb cleaner around intake while running but no reaction. Is there something more to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By JBB
What else can i do?

Posted a thread a couple weeks ago about my '88 prostar with 351 Indmar. The engine starts and idles great but starts shuttering/losing power around 1500 rpm wether in the lake or under the carport....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-24-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By JBB
I think i may have found the culprit. I...

I think i may have found the culprit. I inspected the exhaust from the back of the boat and found a small piece of the baffle toward the end of the exhaust. pulled that out, shined a light in and...
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