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Old 08-13-2013, 12:31 PM
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hi was wondering does any one know anything about my boat i think its a 1980 s&s with a 5.7 ford winsor engine any info on the model would be great as i'm looking to do some light resto on it so was looking for some interior bits and pieces
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:36 PM
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Welcome to Team Talk. You have a great looking boat, and there are quite a few people on here with Stars & Stripes boats with all the info you could need. Ask virtually any question and someone here is likely to have the answer.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:42 PM
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thanks it looks better from a distance however it runs great just needs a bit of sprucing up so i was looking for some bits like an original decal set (as you will probably able to tell the pvevious owner put some pretty appaling ones on) a new wheel and somes dash switches if anyone can help oh and a origianal cover would be nice
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:44 PM
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The 351W (Windsor, as in originally made in Windsor, Ontario across the river from Detroit) is a 5.8 liter engine, not 5.7. The 5.7 is the Chevy 350.

I don't remember who was the marinizer for the Mastercrafts then, but if it was PCM, you can find a copy of the engine manual here at the CCfan website.

The 351W is a great engine and found in the majority of the inboards from this era. Parts are readily available. There are several bolt-on performance upgrades as well. You can get a better alternator, starter, and coil for pretty good prices. One thing that is tough to come by and expensive is the Oil Pan.... so take good care of it!
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:46 PM
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thanks for that jeff
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:50 PM
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That would have a PCM engine in it.

Really nice decal sets are available from Jim at Bay Area Watersports in Florida.
http://www.bayareawatersports.com/

By a new wheel, are you referring to a new steering wheel?

Dash switches shouldn't be a problem. Do you have the push/pull style?
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:53 PM
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yes new steering wheel preferabaly a genuine one and the switches are push pull type
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:56 PM
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Not sure where you would find a genuine wheel unless you got one from a boat that was being parted out. Most guys that are replacing steering wheels, me included, have purchased Grant Marine steering wheels and the necessary adapter.

http://www.grantproducts.com/product...wheels/marine/
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:02 PM
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just looked the classic series wheels look good i think i might invest in one of those also is there a spruce up kit for the dash as the laminate wood effect is looking a bit worse for wear
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:07 PM
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Replacing the adhesive vinyl on the dash is easy enough. Removing the gauges and getting them wired properly again is the tough part. Take lots of pictures.

The vinyl is available from a local sigh shop.

Same thing on the switches. Any decent marine shop should have those or be able to order them.
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Includes: 4 T07 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda
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SINGLE AXLE 14" PACKAGE STARTING AT $369
SINGLE AXLE 15" PACKAGE STARTING AT $439
TANDEM AXLE 14" PACKAGE STARTING AT $649
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