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Old 10-05-2014, 05:01 PM
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New to me 79 S&S needs work

Bought a 79 Stars & Strips today. Craigslist find asking $1900. Paid $900. Boat appears to be complete minus the trailer. All vent covers are good, no cracks. 1187 hours Now the bad. Boat appears to be sitting for almost 15 years unwinterized. It pushed out a freeze plug on both sides of the block. Motor is free and can spin with a ratchet. Pulled the start, coil which is electronic, carb, and alternator to clean up and see if we can get this motor running. Then we will decided from there if we are going to pull the motor and go through it. Stringers appear to be sold. Need to find a trailer going to do a complete restore.



















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Old 10-05-2014, 05:29 PM
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How much fun is that? Some guys have the best jobs. Please keep thread updated, it will help with the winter months ahead. Pictures and more pictures...you got it?
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:41 PM
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Love that color combo in that boat. Look forward to the progress pics.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:50 PM
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she is going to look sweet - now I see why you are looking for the right trailer... would be great if only freeze plugs popped...
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:35 PM
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Motor is coming out regardless to get sand blasted and painted. Just want to see if it runs first. Maybe a freshening up if it don't burn oil.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:28 PM
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Some things I am looking for/need...........
1. Trailer any S&S, 190, newer, older. I'll make work.
2. Drivers seat or bottom cushion. My bottom cushion is missing
3. Back seat or dimension for back seat. Didn't come with one.
4. Ignition and key. Some moron put in another key with push button start.
5. Center steer wheel hub. Missing
6. Stern Light pole. Missing
7. Prop all bent up
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:42 PM
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Pulled the carb, distributor, start and alternator. Pulled the carb apart and started shocking it to free up all the linkage and the stuck secondaries. Will see how the rest comes a part. Hope to get by with out a rebuild just to see if we can get the motor running and if the motor is any good. Someone at some point put a Prestolite Electronic Distribute in which is a plus. It was all full of corrosion. Shaft would hardly spin. Pulled all that part and made sure the fly weights weren't stuck oiled and put back together. Pulled the start apart because it was getting stuck on. Clean the armature, brushes, cleaned the shaft for the fly gear, washed with carb cleaner and is sitting ready to put back together tomorrow. Also have to pull altenator a part and make sure everything on the inside is not a full of corrosion. Need to find some freeze plugs so we can test the motor.
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Old 10-11-2014, 04:16 PM
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Worked on the piece of junk trailer yesterday and today. Fixed the bunks and moved the boat 9 inches forward. Took the gas tank out and emptied out the 10 gallons of varnish in the tank and steamed cleaned the inside.











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Old 10-11-2014, 04:42 PM
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Looking good! I like the metal flake! Good idea on the lift, when working on the trailer, ive got a couple years left in my bunks before they need carpet. Now i know how to do it without leaving it in thw water.

As for the driver seat cusion, just make a bottom out of marine plywood, drill a couple holes for drainage and have your upholestry guy cover it.
You can do the same for the backseat. Just build a frame, slightly smaller than the width of your boat. It has only been a month or two, someone on here built one for their 78-79 model. He built his as if it were two bucket seats with a console in the middle. I highly suggest building your own and spending a little extra time customizing it for storage! These boats are small without much easily accessible storage. Build it to hold life vests, ski ropes, fire extiguishers, tools, spare parts, and so on. You'll be glad you did.

With a little rubbing, it looks like it will shine!
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