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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-18-2009, 10:30 AM
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Posted By DLewis
Raw Water Pump

Last season, I installed the 6 rib pulley's on my 95 maristar (350 tbi) replacing the v-belt pulleys etc. When I went to winterize the boat, I noticed the bracket that holds the raw water pump to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By DLewis
Shaft log packing

How do I determine the size of the packing for the prop shaft log?

95' Maristar 5.7 ltr

Thanks
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-16-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By DLewis
Anyone ever used a bottle jack between the...

Anyone ever used a bottle jack between the stringer and the exhaust manafold - or will this casue damage to the manafold?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By DLewis
Thanks TTU - One item that I am still uncertain...

Thanks TTU - One item that I am still uncertain is - do I need to loosen the big brass nut (Jam nut ?) before the prop shaft will slide back and foruth?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By DLewis
I found several old posts from this and a few...

I found several old posts from this and a few other websites. One item not mentioned in any post is the how tight to make the 4 bolts that mate the prop shaft flange to the vdrive coupler.

Anyone?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By DLewis
Prop Shaft Alignment

In doing some routine work, I discovered that the prop shaft coupler bolts were loose. The prop shaft to the V-drive had 4 bolts (with nylocks) but it appears that I may be missing a few - as the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-16-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,759
Posted By DLewis
I was told it was a right hand rotation (facing...

I was told it was a right hand rotation (facing the front of the motor). So now I am a little confused. I am guessing the rotation is based on viewing the motor from the waterpump side, correct?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-26-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,759
Posted By DLewis
Engine rotation

I have a 95 Maristar with a 5.7 (275 hp) ~ I am in the process of upgrading the alternator, but need to know if this engine is a left or right hand rotation? Any ideas?
Forum: General / Other 07-02-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By DLewis
Steering -95 Maristar

The steering cable is attached to the rudder shaft arm - just forward of the rudder shaft is a "pivot" which the steering cable housing is attached to a fixed point (or bracket bolted to the boat...
Forum: General / Other 02-26-2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By DLewis
Thanks for replys. (After disconnecting the air...

Thanks for replys. (After disconnecting the air bag - thanks M-Funf!) I worked it back and forth and it came off. I didn't realize all the pieces that need to come off to get the wheel/steering...
Forum: General / Other 02-24-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By DLewis
It has a tilt wheel and I hate to reef on it and...

It has a tilt wheel and I hate to reef on it and damage the helm or the tilt mechanism.

Thanks for your response...maybe I will 'encourage' it with a little more force.
Forum: General / Other 02-24-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By DLewis
Steering wheel removal

I have a 95' Maristar that I need to remove the steering wheel from. I removed the nut and washer from the hub, but the wheel only slides about 1/2" before it stops. Do I need to use a wheel puller...
Forum: Trailers 10-27-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By DLewis
Hey Workin ~ The U-bolt are 1/2" in diameter. ...

Hey Workin ~

The U-bolt are 1/2" in diameter. The nut measures 3/4" outside diameter.
Forum: Trailers 10-26-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By DLewis
I actually bought them from my local MC Dealer. ...

I actually bought them from my local MC Dealer. I wanted to see what the real world experinece is/was. I will call them and see what they say.

Thanks.
Forum: Trailers 10-26-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By DLewis
Axle U-bolt torque

Anyone know what the torque setting for the u-bolts (axle to leaf spring) for a tandem trailer.

(Factory trailer for a 95 Maristar 225VRS)

Thanks
Forum: Appearance 10-14-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By DLewis
95 Maristar windshield frame

I am looking for the part # for the windshield frame for my Maristar 225 VRS. Someone gave me the # 030141. Any idea if this is correct?

Hull # is MBCUSMF6E595

Thanks for any help.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-01-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By DLewis
Excessive vibration

I was running long at about 2500 rpm and an excessive vibration started shaking the boat (95 Maristar). I shut it down checked the prop/rudder - everthing was fine. Started up again and it was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-21-2005, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By DLewis
Heat riser drain plug

I went to put in the brass drain plug fitting into the heat riser and found out the threads over the winter have become corroded. I tried a small brass wire wheel on a moto tool - but no luck. Any...
Forum: Appearance 05-25-2005, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By DLewis
Thanks Iokua, I was considering the screwdriver...

Thanks Iokua, I was considering the screwdriver concept...might give it a try.

jsonaova99 - www.tacomarine.com, they have just about everything you need. Also, www.mymastercraft.com has a kit I...
Forum: Appearance 05-24-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By DLewis
I started with the nose of the boat and worked...

I started with the nose of the boat and worked toward the back. The nose was fairly easy. The problem with the rear corners is that I managed to get a flat spot on the apex of the corner. I was...
Forum: Appearance 05-24-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By DLewis
Rub rail install help

Installing a new rub rail on a 95 maristar. It's the rigid type that will have a SS insert. I used a heat gun on the piece that wraps around the nose (worked great), but the rear corners are not...
Forum: Electrical 05-19-2005, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By DLewis
H20girl - The antenna I have looks similar to...

H20girl -

The antenna I have looks similar to the one on your boat. Does it have a metal base?

Jsonova99/flyinryn -

Thanks for the information -

Has anyone tried the marine version antenna...
Forum: Electrical 05-13-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By DLewis
Satellite antenna

Trying to determine good location for a satellite (XM) antenna. Instructions are for an automobile - and they outline not to mount it on a dashboard. Anyone had experience mounting a satellite...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2004, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,727
Posted By DLewis
After reading the thread, I just realized that...

After reading the thread, I just realized that there is a filter next to the gas tank (visable when the rear seat is removed - maristar). The gas line at this point is a grayish rubber. In the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,727
Posted By DLewis
So there is nothing 'marine' about the fuel...

So there is nothing 'marine' about the fuel filter? If I can locate a filter at the autoparts store for a 95' 350 tbi thats good enough?
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