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Old 10-28-2011, 11:16 AM
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Here are a few pics of mine toward the end of the top end rebuild. Blew a HG, also managed to crack a head. Got a set of GT40 heads from a junkyard for cheap, decided to paint them Ford Blue. Got a sizeable bump in HP, must have been the paint! Prev owner converted to EI. Not nearly as clean as some of the others on here, that's for sure.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:27 PM
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:37 PM
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:32 PM
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I found my 87 ProStar in the back of a used car lot with a leaking head gasket but it ran great. Pulled the motor in the winter and replaced all gaskets, repainted & used stainless hardware. I traded it in at a dealership in Michigan a few years ago and I have no idea who owns it now. I hope they've kept it clean! It's a darker blue but it was a cheap camera.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:55 PM
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2010 Indmar MCX. Someday it will be a classic too. V-Drive so hard to get a good shot of it.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:03 AM
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Nice motor! Love the dashboard too, and the interior looks very clean. Nice boat!
Thx! Refresh of the Dash was also done last year. Dash sticker is original. Steering wheel is a replacement from Speedway Motors, polished all the aluminum and chrome, Switches, knobs, ign sw have been replaced with new brass ones and chrome knobs. And while I was at it I realized the fuse block was junk/repaired poorly with solder globs and replaced that with a modern Blue Sea systems (along with all the under dash wiring) Control knob is refinished to match the wheel. Replaced the speedo lenses (were cracked) Last on the list was to replace the tach (stopped working). I guess I accomplished a lot over the winter in my spare time. Seat is out (and why you have such a good view of the dash) because I replaced all the wood... (and gave be excellent access under the dash to rewire) Interior was done by the PO before I bought it (not sure when). I just cleaned the ell out of it and protected it with conditioner.

Demoman trumps mine tho! (Although mine was detailed in the engine bay where it sat without a rebuild... ) I am just happy that it (motor) so far has stayed nice though use (although limited) this season. The carpet you see that isnt attached is cheap scrap carpet from home depot to protect the actual carpet during updates, detailing, improvements.

Big winter to do list again this year if budget/time allows. Its a good distraction and a fun break when the winter rebuild of the racecar isnt going as well as I like...

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Old 10-29-2011, 01:01 AM
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I found my 87 ProStar in the back of a used car lot with a leaking head gasket but it ran great. Pulled the motor in the winter and replaced all gaskets, repainted & used stainless hardware. I traded it in at a dealership in Michigan a few years ago and I have no idea who owns it now. I hope they've kept it clean! It's a darker blue but it was a cheap camera.
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I like that. Did you paint it, or have it painted in a shop?
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:10 AM
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Detailed the motor last winter (new valve covers, etc) and replaced all the hoses, belts, impeller, etc, etc, etc. Now has a new air filter. This winter I am looking at possibly new plug wires (green - boat is a green over green S&S), cap, rotor, electronic ign, coil, etc.
now all you need is a lexan doghouse so you can look at this beautiful engine while running...
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:14 AM
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so how do you guys clean those motors to "dinner table" quality without trashing the surrounding carpet?
Never let it get that early...if dirty...home depot, loews etc sells a plastic wrap you and layon the carpet...

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:43 AM
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The old ones are looking verry clean. How do you keep them so clean?
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