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Old 06-08-2012, 06:31 PM
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Stars and Stripes build, 1st post

Hi all, I'll go ahead and say thanks for all the help already. I've been stealing help from past posts the second I bought my boat. I recently purchased a 1984 Stars and Stripes, but have found issues every single time I've taken it out. So far I have gotten a new battery, new alternator, new impeller, new hoses, blower hoses, and a new blower. Got a great steal on this boat (i think..). Any help with what parts are likely to fail would be a great help. The guy I bought it from was a good welder, but I'm starting to think he was poor with boats. The impeller had basically exploded and the exhaust hoses had holes the size of baseballs in them... Would a K&N be better than my stock flame arrestor? And does anybody know if there are premade skins for these boats?
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:05 PM
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I also have the original paper work from when this boat was bought from the factory, I don't know if these things are common or not
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:43 AM
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Mastercraftskins.com should have patterns to get you new skins. The fabric that came in it is dead and gone, so you have to do it all if you want it to match. From the corrosion in the pics I'd change out the coil and distributer plugs and wires. If you're an electronic ignition guy now would be a good time.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:06 AM
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Looks like a great project boat, keep us updated and from Oregon.....
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:43 AM
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Welcome to Team Talk and the Mastercraft family. Looks like you have a great boat that needs a little TLC and some updating. From a mechanical viewpoint, you need to change out the automotive carb to a Marine carb. A marine Holley 4160 is the proper carb to have on there. I just bought a used 4160 in need of rebuilding from a TT member and rebuilt it for my boat. madcityskier was right on with a full tune-up. I also just added a Pertronix electronic ignition and updated coil.

Good luck with your work, and don't hesitate to ask any questions.......Lord knows you will have plenty of them.

Have the good guys at SKIDIM send you a catalog. This will become an invaluable resource, as well as a great source for parts and information. Also head on down to your local Mastercraft Dealer (if there is one nearby) and introduce yourself. If you go, bring your boat....everyone wants to check out a Stars & Stripes. Even a work in progress.

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:17 PM
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Don't want to hijack the thread - this is related. Looking into going Elec Ignition - anything special to know when ordering the parts/kit(say, the Pertonix for instance)? What should I expect to spend OR just name a good source? Skidim?
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:05 PM
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Don't want to hijack the thread - this is related. Looking into going Elec Ignition - anything special to know when ordering the parts/kit(say, the Pertonix for instance)? What should I expect to spend OR just name a good source? Skidim?
If you go to the Pertronix website, you can enter your distributor number and they will give you the correct part number for your application. I bought my Pertronix Ignitor II and Flamethrower coil from Advance Auto. They have some killer pricing and a free shipping offer. Check Amazon for pricing too. Very simple installation and great results.

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:30 PM
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I love the look of the brown S&S's. Wish it was big enough for my village.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:25 PM
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I love the look of the brown S&S's. Wish it was big enough for my village.
The OTHER boat is a 27' Rendevous(BAYLINER) seats 16 for when we're done skiing! We might have 7 skiers in the AM it's gonna be TIGHT! The Boarders don't mind - Extra Ballasts!
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:50 PM
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Yea the wife and I have 7 kids so trying to put them in that enclosed space would not work. U have the boat I want when the wife and we retire.
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