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Old 09-15-2013, 09:15 PM
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Well, it will be a great project and boat. The trailer alone would be worth a few bucks. Sounds like you have found a good deal...

If it sat long and you'll have the tranny out, I'd have it inspected and maybe rebuilt. Seals etc aren't cheap but can ruin a weekend next July.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:39 PM
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Nice boat great price u will love it
Also change the damper plate.
Where do u ski in Regina. My parents live on
A farm out in sask. I was wanting to build a lake on the farm. Or dig the slough out bigger
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:10 PM
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Ok newbie here what's the damper plate. Also will any exhaust riser manifolds for a 454 work assuming they fit in the engine box.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:37 PM
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Nice find and welcome to TT. Nice to hear from another Canuck.
- Damper plate is between engine flywheel and tranny. It can begin to come apart and eventually fail. Check out this site: http://www.foleyengines.com/resource...attle-and-roll
- Marine engine exhaust risers are specific to marine engines. Nothing like an auto exhaust manifold.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:42 PM
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:44 PM
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Engine pictures soon and where do I get a rebuild kit for the transmission.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:45 AM
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Get to know these people well. You'll be buying lots from them
Discount Inboard Marine
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:20 AM
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Hello From Canada

Damper plate...

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=44747

Transmission rebuild

http://press.mastercraft.com/teamtal...ad.php?t=50388

Might be able to have a transmission shop look at it, or your local boat dealer.

You'll want to start building a list of places to get stuff you'll need. I'd poke around on google, make a few calls. Get the exact model number of the transmission before you call and I'd search google with that, might find some good TT articles that will give you answers or at least the right questions to ask.

Google is better at finding stuff than the tt search engine. Just my opinion.

On the flip side... I wouldn't blindly send it out to a shop assuming it needs to be repaired. Does it spin ? If you spin it for a while I'd that oil change color back to milky? Save the changed oil, inspect for filings with a magnet. I don't know it it has a transmission filter inside, but I'd look at that.

To be clear, it was you milky trany oil comment that made me think and wonder if that would have caused any internal problems to it... I am not a transmission specialist, last time I took one apart, it was a science project in the high school shop.

Also I'm assuming when you do the rebuild, you'll replace the starter/alternator/water pump(impeller), hoses, other seals/gaskets, main seal and other typical rebuild items (lots of articles on this here).

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Old 09-25-2013, 12:41 AM
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Well the first couple weeks of hard working on the boat is done and I have made some head way. The wiring and gauges and switches and lights have been thoroughly gone over and everything is working as it should. I found i will need a 3 wire bilge pump not a 2 wire they had hooked up to only manual operation, i want man. and auto. I pulled the motor and stripped it down, its a Gen V 454 so definetaly not the original, im going to look for a 85-87 454 running to buy and get overhauled to install in the boat. I removed sand blasted and welded the aluminum swim platform brackets and they have 3 coats of etch primer and are sitting in the garage waiting to be painted tomorrow. The Platform itself has been taken apart sanded and now stained with "Merlot General Finish" and will be sealed with Teak Marine sealer when i decide how many coats i want to put on of the stain. I have installed rear speakers, still deciding on placement of front speakers and brand of deck. I have ordered a replacement VDO Temp gauge to replace the off brand one in there right now i cant have all VDO and one Faria, hahaha. I have repaired the large crack in the dash pad. Also bought new fresh air hoses for under the bow and new bilge pipe for that, as well as a bunch of other stuff i don't feel like mentioning.

Lots left to go but im making a little headway, still want to do fiberglass repairs and gel coating before winter then polish the maroon part of the boat and take pictures to get new decals made. Not sure how far ill get because its getting a little colder at night now so winter is coming lol.

Anyways ill post more pics when i get time, and can anyone give a link to a good beginners gel coating diy site or info, i could search on my own but im tired from working on the boat, haha.

Thanks and i look forward to the replies
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:40 AM
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Well here is some progress pictures, I kind of forgot to take a lot of before pictures but too late, no motor in shots either sorry.






No need to post the other side its the same, lol.









Heres the supplies ive bought so far:


Tell me what you think, hopefully more to come soon, I dragged her to the car wash today and cleaned the motor/tranny trough area out with 5 toonies and 2 cans of heavy duty degreaser and started to eraserwheel the decals off today so it can get a full wetsand and polish.

I have a little water seaping out of the old bilge pump mount screws obviously water underneath should I be really concerned about this??? or vaccum it out as it comes out until it stops????

I will post pictures of a couple thing im trying to figure out still like a random hose off the tranny and a few other things she is starting to come together good, gotta pull the carpet out next and start filling the screw holes in so they actually can have a screw hold some weight instead of just press the screws into them haha.
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