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Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-12-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By T-Rager
This boat sold today. Thanks for your kind...

This boat sold today. Thanks for your kind comments.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-05-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By T-Rager
FS: 1990 ProStar 190

This boat was purchased at the 1990 Seattle Boat Show and has the reversed color scheme. It is in excellent condition. The gel coat is shiny and is wiped down after every use. The vinyl upholstery...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By T-Rager
Don't forget that the electric choke consumes...

Don't forget that the electric choke consumes considerable current when the ignition is on.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-05-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By T-Rager
This is what SkiBoatCovers.com recommends for...

This is what SkiBoatCovers.com recommends for their covers.

If the picture doesn't appear, the product is 303 High Tech Fabric Guard Water Repellent. It works great for me.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By T-Rager
The Sammy Duvall MCX has chrome valve covers, at...

The Sammy Duvall MCX has chrome valve covers, at least on the 2004 197 version.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-01-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,824
Posted By T-Rager
I ski all year around here in Washington and...

I ski all year around here in Washington and store my boat outside. I installed the SkiDim ball valves in the block and exhaust manifolds several years ago and plumbed them into a common drain hose....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,459
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: 535
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: 429
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: 777
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: 1,179
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: 1,808
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: 26,585
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: 2,782
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: 2,097
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: 1,807
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: 4,492
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: 1,335
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: 536
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: 211
Views: 33,003
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: 1,889
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: 5,310
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: 2,079
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: 4,291
Posted By T-Rager
I liked the call!

I liked the call!
Forum: General / Other 09-04-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,241
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.
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