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Forum: Appearance 10-17-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By dpcsar
Here are pictures of my panels that were...

Here are pictures of my panels that were...
Forum: Electrical 10-15-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By dpcsar
I put this system in (link above). It works...

I put this system in (link above). It works pretty good. The alarm turns off pretty fast. I doesn't turn back on very fast if the engine doesn't start.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By dpcsar
Do you know if it is a Holley carburetor? I...

Do you know if it is a Holley carburetor? I thought all of the ford 351's were Holley carburetors.

From my experience, presuming it is a Holley 4160, your electric choke spring may be...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-28-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By dpcsar
I thought as you until I did some research. The...

I thought as you until I did some research. The only thing changing the choke is electricity, which is supplied by the key being on. It will open all the way with a cold engine. That is how the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-28-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By dpcsar
I agree with you. I also forgot about the...

I agree with you. I also forgot about the distributor. That should be marine also. ;)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-28-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By dpcsar
I am guessing that you have a Holley. There...

I am guessing that you have a Holley. There should be some markings on it. I have a Holley on my '89 351w. I also have a completely rebuilt spare for sell.

Have you tried running it with the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-28-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By dpcsar
I would add the carburetor to the list of...

I would add the carburetor to the list of "needed" marine parts. An auto carburetor links the choke to the throttle. When it's cold it revs at a higher RPM until warm.

The starter, you can use an...
Forum: Electrical 09-28-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By dpcsar
I wish I thought about it before I changed out...

I wish I thought about it before I changed out the gauges. :(:o
Forum: Electrical 09-27-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By dpcsar
I took out the printed circuit board because it...

I took out the printed circuit board because it was acting funny. Making a screeching noise. I lost it. I found my alternator was the problem. I was going to try the printed circuit board again,...
Forum: Electrical 09-26-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By dpcsar
I looked at that one and found a wiring diagram...

I looked at that one and found a wiring diagram for it. One side of the buzzer goes to positive and the other side goes to both of the sensors.

The problem that I see with this is that my gauges...
Forum: Electrical 09-26-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By dpcsar
Options for a oil/temperature buzzer

I have an '89 Prostar I have been fixing up. My oil and temperature buzzer was acting up like I read in many of the threads here. I took it out and can't find where I placed it. I just figured out...
Forum: Electrical 09-24-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By dpcsar
I was able to get the Pertronix distributor in. ...

I was able to get the Pertronix distributor in. It took a couple of tires because the oil pump didn't want to line up with the gears in the distributor. It took rotating the engine while pushing on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By dpcsar
I had mine done locally. I used these guys....

I had mine done locally. I used these guys. http://www.amprowelding.com/

My prop was really bad and need re-welding. He charged me $140. Not sure if that is high or not.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-20-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,787
Posted By dpcsar
Good post to read! I have a similar problem with...

Good post to read! I have a similar problem with my '89 Prostar. It will not go over 4000 rpm. Completely new rebuilt engine. The distributor is the last old part. Points were replaced this year...
Forum: Electrical 09-15-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By dpcsar
Thanks for for the info. :)

Thanks for for the info. :)
Forum: Electrical 09-15-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By dpcsar
How much advance should I use? The pertronix has...

How much advance should I use? The pertronix has limitations for maximum advancement. It looks like I have four choices 12, 16, 20, or 24 degrees. I was going to try 24 degrees.

It also comes...
Forum: Electrical 09-14-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By dpcsar
Thanks. I will adjust the timing for where it...

Thanks. I will adjust the timing for where it runs best. :)

My motor was rebuilt to be a 393 stroker. I changed the carb to be a Holley 4160 750 CFM. I still have to dial the carb in and get...
Forum: Electrical 09-14-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By dpcsar
@j.mccreight@hotmail.com - Thanks for the...

@j.mccreight@hotmail.com - Thanks for the diagrams. I have an orange wire that goes from the 'I' on the solenoid to the positive of the ballast/coil. For the longest time I have been trying to...
Forum: Electrical 09-13-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By dpcsar
98 Prostar Engine Wiring for Pertronixs Distributor

Hi all,

Does anyone have a good wiring diagram for a '89 Prostar? I have a Ford 351w. I have seen a couple of wiring diagrams, but they aren't very good. I am looking for one that shows the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By dpcsar
Corrosion??? I thought the aluminum was good at...

Corrosion??? I thought the aluminum was good at resisting corrosion?!?!?!

A quick search... http://www.keytometals.com/Article14.htm
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By dpcsar
What type of power are you looking for? What are...

What type of power are you looking for? What are your goals?

I just rebuilt my 351. I am into it for $3000 for parts and labor, but I am getting my parts at a discount. I did a stroker (393). ...
Forum: General / Other 09-02-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By dpcsar
50 Mile an hour tape? :P

50 Mile an hour tape? :P
Forum: Appearance 09-02-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,552
Posted By dpcsar
Waiting to get my rebuilt engine in. I am jealous!

Waiting to get my rebuilt engine in. I am jealous!
Forum: Appearance 08-31-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 61,035
Posted By dpcsar
Those look great and just what I need for my boat...

Those look great and just what I need for my boat restoration!

dpxar@hotmail.com

Please to me also. Thanks in advance.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-23-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,057
Posted By dpcsar
The prop needs to be matched to the HP. I can't...

The prop needs to be matched to the HP. I can't play with the pitch until I have the motor finished in the boat. From what I know, you want the WOT (wide open throttle) to be under you red line...
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