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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
1983 ss 440 power slot prop

My 83 stars and stripes has a 14X20 left hand prop on a 1-1/8 shaft. I tried to get through this season with my prop but not going to make it. I know someone had a prop out there but I lost the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-23-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Propeller size ????

My 1983 SS powerslot with a 440 Chrysler engine has a 14X20 propeller on in right now and it has worked well. I have bent it up a few times and it is getting near the end of its life. Any thoughts...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,793
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
I got one!

I have owned a 1983 with the 440 and have used it nearly every day during the summer months in Michigan. I ski, barefoot, pull my kids on tubes and wakeboards, cruise the lake etc. The boat is a...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-01-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
What propeller

What prop would you suggest for a 1983 stars and stripes with a 440 chrysler engine?

I think it is a right hand turning 1 1/8th shaft???
Forum: Appearance 10-01-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,874
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
1983 440 Chrysler

Looks awesome and accelerates like the space shuttle.

http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p463/Rick_Seebeck/MasterCraft%20Stars%20and%20Stripes/starsandstripes056.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Consider yourself lucky!

I have a 1983 with a 440 Chrysler. I have skied behind and owned many new ski boats from all the biggies and can say that nothing beats a slalom set on glass behind my classic stars and stripes. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,109
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Tower

NO tower! That said, its your boat so do what makes you happy!
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Proud Dad

I just finished pulling my 6 year old son for his first time skiing. Really cool! To make a what was a perfect moment even better was that it was behind the 83 Stars and Stripes that he and I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Lake Cumberland

A group of friends and I will be traveling to Lake Cumberland this weekend. Anyone on this board live or boat in that area? Any tips?
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,897
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Sending one up for you

Jim,

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
shifting problem

I have an 83 ss with the Chrysler 440/Velvet Drive Powerslot. It works great but when shifting into forward you need to get to about 1200 rpm before it engages. Works great in reverse.

When I got...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
You got it!

The hole was threaded so I re-installed a grease zerk, replaced the bottom o-ring and put everthing back together. I will wait till the silicone I used to seal the rudder box dries before checking...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
83 Rudder Drip hole?

My 83 ss has a small hole just below the threads on the rudder box. It runs a good bit of water through the hole. Is this little hole supposed to leak and mine is just leaking too much? How do you...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Argggggh!!

The boat has a 440 Chrysler in it. I checked the fuel pump- lots of pressure. Replaced the fuel filter. Still no go. Took the boat into a mechanic and he pulled the carb off and tore it down. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
This works

I had the same problem. Got blisters from raking goose crap. Tie a mylar helium filled balloon to something in your yard. The geese think it is a predatory bird and stay away. The mylar balloon...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Forgot to mention

I forgot to mention that the tach is doing crazy stuff when I try to start the boat. It goes to 6000 rpms when i turn the boat over. If it starts the tach reads normal. When it turns over it is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Engine Help- On vacation- Desperate

I am leaving next week for a houseboat vacation to Lake Cumberland and am taking my 83 ss along for some slalom fun.

Big problem:
I just finished a set and was idling back to the dock and the motor...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
You would need to drive 12 hours from Mid...

You would need to drive 12 hours from Mid Michigan to Tennessee!
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 201,086
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
1983 SS 440 Mopar

Just finished a total make over! My first MC and I am thrilled with the results!
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
1983 SS Mopar 440 Rehab DONE!!!!

I just finished the rehabilitation of the 1983 SS with a 440 Chrysler engine. This is the boat that I drove 12 hours one way to buy from Shamrock! He hooked me up with a real diamond in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
440 in a 1983 skier stars and stripes

440 in a 1983 skier stars and stripes
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
timing a 440 chrysler

Anyone know the correct timing setting for a 1983 Chrysler 440 and at what RPM I set the timing? It has a mechanical advance distributor.

Thanks!!!
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
No Problem

The 1983 that I am nearly done restoring had the same problem. Jim is right on. Set the idle up to around 700 rpm or so and the problem will go away. Might want to replace the trans fluid if you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
A little engine help please

I just ran my 1983 restore project on the lake for the first time. Quite a thrill! The 440 ran great but there were a couple of issues that I need to deal with.

There is some smoke coming from the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By Rick_Seebeck
Electrical Help

I just finished replacing the gauges in my 83 skier. The voltage gauge shows 14 volts even with the key off. The rest of the boat's electrical system is dead. None of the accesssory switches have...
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