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Old 12-17-2012, 08:28 PM
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Name this 190 engine

Going to buy my first Mastercraft in a few weeks, and would like another opinion on the powerplant. I know only what the owner tells me, so if you could, please lend a second or third opinion which engine I am about to purchase. Boat is a 91 Prostar 190.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:31 PM
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Looks like an Indmar chev 350 to me, but I'm a Ford guy. Welcome to Team Talk. Good luck on the purchase.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:32 PM
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Big block Chevy- 454 or 427
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:21 PM
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Big block Chevy- 454 or 427
454 fer sure. (AFAIK, Indmar never marinized the 427.) 375hp as I recall.
Nice find. Pics, pics, and more pics!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:31 PM
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454 fer sure. (AFAIK, Indmar never marinized the 427.) 375hp as I recall.
Nice find. Pics, pics, and more pics!
Here is what I have from the current owner.









Looks to be taken care of and in pretty good shape considering the 500 hours on the clock
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:39 PM
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Very good condition indeed. 500 hours -- just barely broken in! That's an average of 25 hrs per year.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:52 PM
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454 fer sure. (AFAIK, Indmar never marinized the 427.) 375hp as I recall.
Nice find. Pics, pics, and more pics!
I dug out my old 91 TriStar manual. (Should have done that first!) Specs for the 454 are given as 390/425 hp.
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Going to buy my first Mastercraft in a few weeks, and would like another opinion on the powerplant. I know only what the owner tells me, so if you could, please lend a second or third opinion which engine I am about to purchase. Boat is a 91 Prostar 190.

Thanks

Definatly an Indmar 454 ci Big Block Chevy
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:58 PM
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Definatly an Indmar 454 ci Big Block Chevy
Thanks for the quick replies. That is what the owner told me, but after doing so much reading on here it seems to be quite rare for a 91 to have the 454. Just making sure I wasnt getting taken for a ride by buying an unfamiliar product sight-unseen.

Should be plenty of grunt to pop my skinny 155lb *** out of the water on my ski.

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:07 PM
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Thanks for the quick replies. That is what the owner told me, but after doing so much reading on here it seems to be quite rare for a 91 to have the 454. Just making sure I wasnt getting taken for a ride by buying an unfamiliar product sight-unseen.

Should be plenty of grunt to pop my skinny 155lb *** out of the water on my ski.

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