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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By hairlesshacker
thatsmrmastercraft - not sure what you mean by...

thatsmrmastercraft - not sure what you mean by changes in rpm. do you mean in the rpm at wot?

I guess what happens is, giving more gas causes it to stutter/hesitate, sometimes backfire, then either...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By hairlesshacker
I kept my original carb.. So I can theoretically...

I kept my original carb.. So I can theoretically have it redone.. Just not convinced thats worth the effort since I've got same issue on both carbs.
Accelerator pump shoots good steady stream.

...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By hairlesshacker
the issue is just under load, in gear. I did...

the issue is just under load, in gear.

I did check compression last year and it was ok.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By hairlesshacker
I picked up another distributor from ebay. No...

I picked up another distributor from ebay. No difference.

Tried it with both the points that came in it, and with the e-spark conversion.
Forum: Electrical 09-04-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By hairlesshacker
Funny, the first thing I did was pull apart that...

Funny, the first thing I did was pull apart that black connector and clean it up.. Mine wasn't in bad shape though..

I didn't have the patience to go through all work you did to remove the dash,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By hairlesshacker
I don't know exactly how many volts I have at the...

I don't know exactly how many volts I have at the coil.
I do seem to have some electrical issue, where I only had 10.5 volts at the ballast resistor and going to the choke. I thought this might be...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By hairlesshacker
Frustrated with my 1990 Tristar (351W)

I have been having this problem for about a year now.

Here's what my boat is doing:

Turn the key, it starts right up.
It idles great.
It will accelerate fine up to about 1200 RPM.
From 1200-1400...
Forum: Electrical 08-28-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By hairlesshacker
I was using the ground connection on the block...

I was using the ground connection on the block (where the battery cable is bolted) as my ground for all tests.

Messed with it more tonight, no engine running. 12.9 one orange side of the key became...
Forum: Electrical 08-27-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By hairlesshacker
Only 10.5 Volts?

1990 351W, Tristar 190...

With the engine running...
If I check the voltage at the alternator, I've got 13.5V.
And the non switched wires also show 13.5

But the switched power (like the purple wire...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-06-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By hairlesshacker
So for the anti-siphon valve, this is part of the...

So for the anti-siphon valve, this is part of the fitting that connects the fuel hose to the top of the tank. (on my 90 tristar, it's accessible under the front round access plate.) As I recall,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By hairlesshacker
assume you've already checked the fuel...

assume you've already checked the fuel filters?

My Tristar has a fuel/water separator filter, and a separate filter on the fuel pump itself. (and then the holley strainer/filter on the carb bowl...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-30-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By hairlesshacker
Just how much louder are these "Hooligan 80s"? I...

Just how much louder are these "Hooligan 80s"?
I have a few leaks in my one piece SilentMaster and I"m thinking I will take it out and try to glass it.. but while it's out, I may put in PVC as a...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 04-25-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,085
Posted By hairlesshacker
http://www.waterskimag.com/site-to-ski/2001/06/14/...

http://www.waterskimag.com/site-to-ski/2001/06/14/the-brazos-a-river-wild/
Forum: General / Other 04-06-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By hairlesshacker
Looks completely different than my 90...

Looks completely different than my 90 Tristar...

http://imgur.com/DwGgVU9
Forum: General / Other 04-06-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By hairlesshacker
I managed to get the image... but I have no clue...

I managed to get the image... but I have no clue what that is...
Perhaps it's where the speedo pickups go?


http://i.imgur.com/qQ2SJ9V.jpg
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-20-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,253
Posted By hairlesshacker
http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/marine/fourbarr...

http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/marine/fourbarrelholley.aspx

You can get one from national carbs.
Some folks don't seem to like them, because they're not all original, and so a renew kit won't...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-18-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By hairlesshacker
I thought it was originally a 143, but they...

I thought it was originally a 143, but they recommended a 160 as the replacement for raw water cooled...

DIM says "Older engines that had a 143 degree t-stat originally can use the 160 if you are...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By hairlesshacker
Yesterday I ordered the 160 from DIM, and the...

Yesterday I ordered the 160 from DIM, and the triangular gasket that looks the right shape...
But then I got to second guessing whether or not there was an additional o-ring too when I took the old...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-17-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By hairlesshacker
143 or 160 Degree Thermostat?

1990 Indmar 351...

Which Thermostat should I be using, the 143 or the 160?

Also, is there an o-ring that goes around the thermostat, or is it just the gasket?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-15-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By hairlesshacker
I did check the power valve about a month ago... ...

I did check the power valve about a month ago...
I actually bought a replacement one, but didn't put it in since it passed this test..

I guess I'm not sure what the accelerator pump stream is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-14-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By hairlesshacker
Put in new fuel hoses.. That didn't help... So...

Put in new fuel hoses.. That didn't help... So I tried pbgbottle's suggestion of putting the points back in... Again no luck, still same problem. (I should have known better, since it ran fine...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-06-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By hairlesshacker
So I took it out two weeks ago after replacing...

So I took it out two weeks ago after replacing the distributor cap.
It was running terribly, until I figured out that after the compression test, I let my family assist with replacing the plug...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-19-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By hairlesshacker
j.mccreight - Thanks for the info on the springs,...

j.mccreight - Thanks for the info on the springs, that's what I needed to know...

I don't think the advance is the problem, I was just looking at that because I didn't realize it should be two...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-19-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By hairlesshacker
I don't think my vent line is clogged, because...

I don't think my vent line is clogged, because every time I fill it with gas, it squirts gas out the vent.

I checked the anti-siphon valve on the tank a couple of years back and it was good, so I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-19-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By hairlesshacker
It's a marine distributor, there's no vacuum...

It's a marine distributor, there's no vacuum advance.
I know there shouldn't be advance at those RPMs, I think the theory was it could possibly be advancing too soon because the springs weren't right.
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