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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-19-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By slushpup
Yup sounds like a starter gear to me I had a...

Yup sounds like a starter gear to me I had a starter that would do that due to harmonic vibration at the right load and rpm you would hear It tick against the ring gear.
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,945
Posted By slushpup
My mid life crisis is a 12 foot long aluminum...

My mid life crisis is a 12 foot long aluminum with a 6 hp Johnson that I have had since I was 12 But I am a great fisherman.....caught me a X-star owner on my first cast in this thread LOL. The Bass...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,945
Posted By slushpup
WOW now I am really screwed if you add fishing...

WOW now I am really screwed if you add fishing boats to the mix since fish guts are not allowed in my Tristar........Guess I am gonna have to stir the pot a bit being a bass fishin jet skiing extreme...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By slushpup
And that's why my 340 Chrysler sounded more...

And that's why my 340 Chrysler sounded more throaty than the 351 ??
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,672
Posted By slushpup
yes, the one the fuel line connects to. take it...

yes, the one the fuel line connects to. take it out of the tank, Clean or replace. Again have you checked the filter in the bottom of your mechanical fuel pump??
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-28-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,672
Posted By slushpup
The pickup tube in the tank on mine was plugged...

The pickup tube in the tank on mine was plugged almost closed from ethanol. Think it was 20 bucks for a new one. could not belive the crud packed in there. agree with the others bump your timing to...
Forum: Electrical 07-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By slushpup
what kind of tach? does it have a selector switch...

what kind of tach? does it have a selector switch for # of cylinders? I don't know why as the tach is reading from spark firing but in the back of my head is an itch that I have seen that happen with...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-17-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By slushpup
Yup belt is loose as sin. Unless you have cash to...

Yup belt is loose as sin. Unless you have cash to burn I would tighten or replace it. not the alternator.IMHO I would spend the money on a carb rebuild....its filthy.the capped port is probly a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By slushpup
Don't know why you would look for a lighter...

Don't know why you would look for a lighter spring, Was it good last year and now its not? if your passenger can manully open it at WOT then just get a new diaphragm. and clean the vacuum port. is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-07-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By slushpup
Correct, Revving the engine at the dock will not...

Correct, Revving the engine at the dock will not open the secondary circuit. What makes you think they are not opening? doghouse off and a visual confirmation? paperclip test? or does it just not...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-27-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By slushpup
Do you know where the crack is? I got lucky once...

Do you know where the crack is? I got lucky once with a cracked block in a chrysler marine eng. drilled the ends of the crack, JB WELDED it and got the season out of it....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-16-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By slushpup
AMEN....:D

AMEN....:D
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By slushpup
Dumb question but, a 351 will run arond 140 with...

Dumb question but, a 351 will run arond 140 with no T-stat,Are you sure it's in there? I Forgot one season To replace mine, Boat ran cool and annoyed me till found it in the glove box.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By slushpup
I have the same boat as you,Before the...

I have the same boat as you,Before the Mastercraft I ran a 1970 Century Resorter,POINTS SUCK with a Capital UCK. Match book and a emeroy board at all times in the glovebox.till I went electronic.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,499
Posted By slushpup
Go home and watch the Video....I will be back...

Go home and watch the Video....I will be back later as I need to go price one right now.....
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 07-23-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,195
Posted By slushpup
HA HA goes to show some folks read the first and...

HA HA goes to show some folks read the first and last post only.....
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,499
Posted By slushpup
As a Tri-Star/Jet ski/Fishing boat owner,My first...

As a Tri-Star/Jet ski/Fishing boat owner,My first thought when I saw this link was COOL MC is gonna make a fish and Ski...Guess not,Hey each his own.Nice lookin boat.
Forum: Electrical 07-16-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By slushpup
Are you veiwing the spark disappear somehow? what...

Are you veiwing the spark disappear somehow? what happens when you crank it after it dies? most electronic ignitions I have seen just die, Not really intemittent.
Forum: Electrical 07-16-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By slushpup
The kit i got from the dealer 4 years ago ran...

The kit i got from the dealer 4 years ago ran close to 300 bucks, And the one thing i remember was do not use a high performance coil and get rid of the ballast resistor. BEST UPGRADE EVER !!! After...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By slushpup
Open the doghouse on your next restart and watch...

Open the doghouse on your next restart and watch your belt, If its super floppy and chirping give the motor a little gas and watch you alternator, If you alternator bearing is bad you will actually...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By slushpup
Fuel pick up sock ??

89 Tri Star 351 windsor, I pulled the fuel tank pick up out knowing it had to be plugged up, Sure enough the check valve was full of crap as was the elbow it threaded into. I have two questions,
1)...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By slushpup
Great product,I bought one a few years ago...

Great product,I bought one a few years ago because the local dealer wanted to gouge me 18 bucks for the paper raycor one. The whole assy with spin on filter was 35 bucks, and You can pick up a new...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-10-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By slushpup
Holy cow!! 10 degrees is where you should be....

Holy cow!! 10 degrees is where you should be. Check your advance springs in the distributor while you are at it.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By slushpup
4160 is a easy rebuild, Make sure your metering...

4160 is a easy rebuild, Make sure your metering block is spotless, Follow the directions and you will be all set,Biggest problem with these carbs is during the re-build harry the backyard mechanic...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,329
Posted By slushpup
Ditto with my Golden,he loves the boat and the...

Ditto with my Golden,he loves the boat and the lake, But we leave him on the beach if a family member is skiing.
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