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Forum: Electrical 07-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By catamount
What do you mean the "once the battery stays...

What do you mean the "once the battery stays hooked up"? I had a loose connection on my main circuit breaker (near the transmission) and it caused similar problems. Make sure everything back there...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By catamount
Thumbs up I think I found a source for distributor springs.

I think I found a source for the hard-to-find Prestolite distributor springs. Nautiques used the same 351, and these springs look to be in stock. Check 'em...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By catamount
Unhappy :cry: Was that thing moving ANY water?

:cry:

Was that thing moving ANY water?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-17-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By catamount
Yes, your belt is way too loose. You tighten it...

Yes, your belt is way too loose. You tighten it by moving the alternator. Sounds like you're on your way to getting that fixed.

I have no idea what you mean by the "two areas look un-utilitzed". ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By catamount
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p...

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=1062966&postcount=14
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By catamount
Here's a good diagram of the venturi signal which...

Here's a good diagram of the venturi signal which drives the secondary.

http://i.imgur.com/cQjNOVx.jpg
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By catamount
There is a way you can test the secondary...

There is a way you can test the secondary diaphragm and linkage on the dock / in the shop. If you have an air compressor you can direct air past the venturi in the primary throat to simulate a high...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-07-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By catamount
Whoa whoa whoa, lets not go overboard here. It's...

Whoa whoa whoa, lets not go overboard here. It's possibly just the seal behind the impeller, which will cost you $18 and about 10 minutes with a dental pick. I replaced mine 2 years ago and it's...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-07-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By catamount
Cool... I was wondering what they looked like...

Cool... I was wondering what they looked like inside.
Forum: General / Other 07-06-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By catamount
"Pinstripe removal wheel", available at your...

"Pinstripe removal wheel", available at your local auto parts store for around $18. It's basically a glorified pencil eraser that you chuck into your drill.

I just removed all of the pinstripes and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By catamount
The first thing I'd do is get a vacuum gauge...

The first thing I'd do is get a vacuum gauge hooked up to the riser on the manifold and tell us what it's reading at idle.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-28-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Posted By catamount
New distributor, only getting 10 degrees advance from it.

I just purchased a NIB Pertronix dizzy and moved my EI over to it. The weights are freely moving. I found TDC and timed accordingly. I'm using a Flamethrower II coil with a Pertronix EI. With 10...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-28-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By catamount
Damn nice thread! Someone combine it with my...

Damn nice thread! Someone combine it with my 4160 rebuild thread here (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=54417) and make a master thread.

I agree that the Holley kit is missing...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By catamount
Thumbs up 1987 Boat Buyer's Guide on Google books

The Prostar 190 is on pages 59 & 60. A fun vintage read. :D

1987 Boat Buyers Guide...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-26-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By catamount
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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-24-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By catamount
I'm sure it could. I inherited a 6HP outboard...

I'm sure it could. I inherited a 6HP outboard from my Grandfather that had not had an impeller service in at least 30 years (the engine was a 1968 and as far as my Dad knew, had never been serviced...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By catamount
Something is definitely loose. If EVERYTHING is...

Something is definitely loose. If EVERYTHING is jumping I'd suspect the ground wire as the grounds are all connected back there. It's a real mess.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By catamount
I drag my 600lb boat lift out to deeper water all...

I drag my 600lb boat lift out to deeper water all the time as the lake receeds, so... yes. However, I would definitely free the anchor first.

Considering that the boat can pull at least 5-10 skiers...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By catamount
Thanks for the advice. It does seem to like 12...

Thanks for the advice. It does seem to like 12 degrees initial best, but that means I'm only getting 26 total (at least, as I rev'd up to 3,000 with my foot while leaning in with the timing light). ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By catamount
How much advance in by 3000, and how fast can you rev in neutral?

Hi guys. I just replaced the distributor on my '87 190. Now in getting it all tuned up and taking a look at the timing advance. With a 10 degree initial, I'm only getting about 14 degrees of...
Forum: Electrical 06-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By catamount
Yes, the filler neck is supposed to be grounded! ...

Yes, the filler neck is supposed to be grounded! I can't remember what color was attached to my filler (I replaced the sender in my '87 last summer) but I do remember that it was there. It's...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 06-12-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By catamount
I have an '87 Prostar 190 with a similar layout. ...

I have an '87 Prostar 190 with a similar layout. Here's what I did on the cheap.

I used a cheap large cutting board for the backing. Waterproof, strong,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-11-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By catamount
:D That's true! But not my preferred method to...

:D That's true! But not my preferred method to clean pistons!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By catamount
UPDATE: I just noticed that my vacuum gauge no...

UPDATE: I just noticed that my vacuum gauge no longer zeros out... it reads high when not attached to anything. So likely when I throttled up and pulled more vacuum than normal (because of the Sea...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By catamount
Sure thing, from my 4160 rebuild thread here....

Sure thing, from my 4160 rebuild thread here. (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=54417)

http://i.imgur.com/k9RXPzD.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xAThTAL.jpg

Interestingly, in the photo...
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