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Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 05-29-2013, 01:38 PM
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Posted By lhkrueger
GT 40 heads

Fresh from the machine shop and ready to run. GT-40 F37E-AA complete heads w/1/2" bolt holes. Bolt on your 5.8 and add instant HP. Info and pics. e-mailed on request. $595.00 plus shipping. Located...
Forum: General / Other 12-14-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,893
Posted By lhkrueger
There is another possibility. These engines have...

There is another possibility. These engines have pistons with short skirts. We tore down a 5.3 (after doing everything else we could think of, bearings, lifters etc) and it was piston slap. A hone...
Forum: General / Other 12-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By lhkrueger
Yes is 83 S+S. Looked at comprehensive repair...

Yes is 83 S+S. Looked at comprehensive repair thread. Engine out for power upgrade. Will remove fuel tank and open floor to bolster from backside. Need to maintain easy removability so will...
Forum: General / Other 12-12-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By lhkrueger
Platform bolts loose in hole

What has been best practice to restore fit in swim platform bolt holes. Two are stripped and others are close to same. Plastic inserts? Epoxy? Need guidance. Thanks
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-01-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By lhkrueger
Thanks all. Is powerslot so has big prop 14/18...

Thanks all. Is powerslot so has big prop 14/18 with gear reduction. Cam specs are great and 300-325 hp with gobs of low range torque is the prime objective. THANKS
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-30-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By lhkrueger
Need more holeshot power

This is an 83 S+S PS 351/240 Hp and the engine performs flawlessly. Beautiful restored old-school boat. Engine is out for winter. Customer wants to add power for multiple person deep water slalom...
Forum: Appearance 09-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By lhkrueger
Gelcoat resurection

In our shop we brought back to life an extremely milky 84 S&S with this protocol. Wet sand 2000 grit, 3M heavy cut with wool bonnet, 3M Machine polish with foam pad, 3M Machine Glaze with foam pad...
Forum: Appearance 08-03-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By lhkrueger
For the ultimate shine wet sand to 2000. Buff...

For the ultimate shine wet sand to 2000. Buff with 3M heavy -cut on a wool pad. Then machine polish with a foam pad ( perfect-it) Then machine glaze with a different foam pad and finally Collinite...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-03-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By lhkrueger
You can download a manual from Basic Power...

You can download a manual from Basic Power Industries. You can put a pressure guage in on the top of the unit to check your pump pressure in reverse. Since foreward works pump should be fine. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-01-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By lhkrueger
Thanks for all the responses. Runs well. Carb...

Thanks for all the responses. Runs well. Carb torn down due to leak from a pressed plug. Yes is obvious someone has been in there before. Will guage drill size of jets and report back. Good to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-30-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By lhkrueger
Carb Wizard Needed

Rebuilding 4160 off 1983 351 PS S&S. Jets marked 299. Holly jets typically marked with two digit #. Anyone know anything about these?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-12-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By lhkrueger
Stock 351 compression ratio

1983 351 PCM. Anyone know stock compression?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-30-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By lhkrueger
My 83 power slot 351 runs right at 180. A low...

My 83 power slot 351 runs right at 180. A low engine temp results in poor fuel atomization and fouled plugs.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-28-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By lhkrueger
We just brought back to life a boat in storage...

We just brought back to life a boat in storage for 15 years. You are on the right track however in changing the rear main seal we discovered that the oil pick-up was 80% clogged with sludge.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-28-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By lhkrueger
Velvet drive questions

Rebuilt velvet drive engages like butter going foreward. Smooth as silk! Neutral to reverse has slight "thunk" at engagement. Is this normal or should also be smooth? If not normal thinking...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-28-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By lhkrueger
The stock original damper plate has springs that...

The stock original damper plate has springs that are enclosed in a small case. Probably broken spring or two. Replace with new style that has uncased springs. About $65 from Hale Marine but...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-23-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By lhkrueger
Thanks Kyle. Looking to be 300 to 325 hp not...

Thanks Kyle. Looking to be 300 to 325 hp not extreme. Do you know what the stock compression ratio is? Can't seem to find it listed anywhere. Valve cover sticker specifies premium leaded fuel so am...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-23-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By lhkrueger
Need more power

Have stock 240 hp pcm 351 in powerslot. (1983 ) Need more juice for serious pulling. Marine engines are all about the torque so what is the best way to add power? Heads? Manifold? Cam? More...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-23-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By lhkrueger
Problem solved! Kyle was on to it and we got...

Problem solved! Kyle was on to it and we got some good advice from Chris at Hale Marine. The foreward/reverse valve cylinder also contains the pressure relief valve which was siezed in a slightly...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By lhkrueger
Check your fuel tank vent. A restricted vent will...

Check your fuel tank vent. A restricted vent will reduce flow when there is demand, but allow a slow recovery when there is not producing an intermittant problem. Might be collapsed or kinked.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By lhkrueger
Velvet drive rebuild issues

1983 190 PS 351 barn find in storage for 15 years. Trans needed 2000 rpm to engage but reverse engaged as normal. Disassemble, clean and rebuild. New front pump, all clutch discs and plates, seals,...
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