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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-06-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 424
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: 1,018
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: 420
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: 420
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: 1,895
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: 1,510
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: 1,510
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: 1,510
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: 1,278
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: 1,278
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: 1,278
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: 1,278
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: 1,278
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: 1,278
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.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-19-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By hairlesshacker
Well, maybe I'm making a bad assumption, I...

Well, maybe I'm making a bad assumption, I thought the two springs should look identical... :confused:
Mine are not.

But then I see this pertronix part, which looks like two different springs, this...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-19-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By hairlesshacker
So I have checked the accelerator pump, it seems...

So I have checked the accelerator pump, it seems to have a steady stream when I move the throttle.. I don't believe the renew kit came with a new nozzle; I think the one I have now is the same one...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-18-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By hairlesshacker
Took it back out to the lake last weekend, and...

Took it back out to the lake last weekend, and spent a little more time trying to see what was going on....
I found that it stumbles/backfires any time you accelerate quickly from idle. If I start...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-14-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By hairlesshacker
1990 Tristar hesitation/backfire

So my 90 tristar (351w) is acting up again...

First of all, it's been hard to start since I renewed the carb last year. If I floor it twice before cranking, it will start every time. I know with a...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 06-05-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By hairlesshacker
Just picked up the Barefoot International...

Just picked up the Barefoot International Universal Contour for my 1990 TriStar.
Haven't tried it yet.. I also ordered the height adjuster for it (but haven't gotten it in yet)
Plan on installing...
Forum: General / Other 06-03-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By hairlesshacker
Barefoot Boom for Tristar?

I have a 1990 TriStar, and I'm wanting to add a barefoot boom.

Can anyone confirm if this will fit?

http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/boa/3822727088.html

I"m a little confused as to how these...
Forum: General / Other 09-07-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By hairlesshacker
ah, me thinks this is the thread I...

ah, me thinks this is the thread I needed:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=24639
Forum: General / Other 09-07-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By hairlesshacker
Bow Eye replacement u-bolt

I'm sure I've seen this discussed here before, but when I try to search for bow eye, the search engine says the words bow,eye are too short and excluded from my search...

Anyhow. I need a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-17-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By hairlesshacker
That looks just like my boat, but the wrong...

That looks just like my boat, but the wrong color.... I've got a 1990 Tristar 190 (1:1 tranny)...

I put the OJ402 12.5 x 12 XMP 4BLD on mine back in 2008, and we love...
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