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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments Today, 08:30 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 34,197
Posted By d2jp
Great work and thanks for sharing the details. A...

Great work and thanks for sharing the details. A lot of what you've documented is beneficial to all prostars of that era....and probably before and after that era too.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By d2jp
Congrats, money well spent no doubt ND is the...

Congrats, money well spent no doubt ND is the highest quality and best looking tower on the market for MC's. I ordered the integrated bimini and it's a great design!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-19-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By d2jp
I cut down a 5/16 hex and used the cut off stub...

I cut down a 5/16 hex and used the cut off stub in a SnapOn ratcheting wrench:
206616

For the mating surfaces I used a wire wheel then palm sander with 120 grit. The problem was the area on the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-19-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By d2jp
I've owned a 1967 MGB since 1979 so my rust...

I've owned a 1967 MGB since 1979 so my rust removal game is strong LOL. A quick clean up at lunch revealed more pitting and wear than I liked. Anything other than a dead-flat mating surface will...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-19-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By d2jp
Great ski weather, work, family obligations set...

Great ski weather, work, family obligations set me back a few weeks. Decided to pull the boat off the lift to work on it. I hit the riser bolts with Kroil after each outing for a few weeks, they came...
Forum: Upholstery 10-12-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By d2jp
I've done this to my '92. I used pressure treated...

I've done this to my '92. I used pressure treated lattice strips - they were not the exact size but close enough. Home Depot, Lowe's, etc., has them. Might also be available in Trex-like material or...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-01-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By d2jp
Vince has never steered me wrong. Maybe your...

Vince has never steered me wrong. Maybe your mechanic had the 3” in stock? Quicker, easier, cheaper for him to use what he had, or maybe he could order 3” and get faster?
Did you asked the mechanic...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-29-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 181,055
Posted By d2jp
Picked up a brick of 12ga waterfowl loads. The...

Picked up a brick of 12ga waterfowl loads. The wait is on, but season is predicted to be less than stellar.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-28-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By d2jp
Engine looks pristine! One consideration might...

Engine looks pristine!

One consideration might be water intrusion via failing exhaust manifold or riser. I was talking to Vince @ Dicount Inboard Marine last week regarding OEM manifolds/risers on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-27-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By d2jp
Thanks for the information all. I spoke with...

Thanks for the information all. I spoke with Vince at skidim too.
Doing this one with boat on the lift. Right now it's new gaskets, new bolts and new hoses. I have those ready to go. I will check...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-25-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By d2jp
Thanks and more questions in red:)

Thanks and more questions in red:)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-25-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By d2jp
351w Riser Gasket R&R

Noticed seeping, gaskets, new exhaust hose and new bolts on hand from SKIDIM. Been soaking in Kroil, hoping to avoid having to extract broken bolt(s). 802 hrs on OEM system
Questions:
Any ideas on...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By d2jp
TeamTalk is still laser focused with relevant...

TeamTalk is still laser focused with relevant content and answers compared to the various MC Facebook groups. I'm always amazed by some of the FB questions/answers and pictures......bring on the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By d2jp
If I can’t find oil for my 351w, I’ve moved on to...

If I can’t find oil for my 351w, I’ve moved on to the afterlife.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By d2jp
I’ve seen the advance curve but don’t remember...

I’ve seen the advance curve but don’t remember where:) with the stock springs (sorry I don’t remember what they are) my timing numbers are pretty much where yours are. And my engine starts, idles and...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-13-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By d2jp
Amen to that.

Amen to that.
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-13-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By d2jp
I am a pretender and ski with another pretender....

I am a pretender and ski with another pretender. He's a solid 32 off/36mph, I'm solid at 15 off/34 and ski into 32 off at 32. We free ski 90% of the time "pretending", 3-5 day/week, 3 sets per from...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By d2jp
Re: fuel drain….Loosen 4 bolts holding fuel bowl...

Re: fuel drain….Loosen 4 bolts holding fuel bowl ever so slightly, then fully loosen a single lower bolt, fuel from bowl should drain out.
OTOH- You can remove entire carb in less than 15 mins,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By d2jp
Such a cool post! Congratualtions to your...

Such a cool post! Congratualtions to your daughter - and thank you for the help you've provided me and other TT members on this forum.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-07-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By d2jp
Rebuilds, like a lot of things are only as good...

Rebuilds, like a lot of things are only as good as the quality of the work performed and the materials used. I have not heard anything good about any carb rebuild specialist in Florida. Just the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-02-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,786
Posted By d2jp
Stupid question, but...are you running regular or...

Stupid question, but...are you running regular or premium fuel? The reason I ask is b/c I read in an offshore forum guys complaining of soot on the transom, and many replies indicated to use regular...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-02-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,786
Posted By d2jp
Exactly where I was a couple of years ago. I...

Exactly where I was a couple of years ago. I bought a one-owner, dealer maintained 205 w/ 351w HO (there is a not-too-exciting thread on that somewhere here on TT). It ran OK but didn't have that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,830
Posted By d2jp
My wife is 59, has been skiing since she was 10....

My wife is 59, has been skiing since she was 10. We ski 3-4 days/ week. She free skis only (26mph).
My experience:
We have a Hovercraft - I don’t recommend as a replacement for a slalom ski. It’s...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-31-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,786
Posted By d2jp
Possibly your fuel pump is increasing fuel...

Possibly your fuel pump is increasing fuel pressure at higher RPM? I installed a Holley fuel pressure regulator to ensure a consistent 5-6psi delivery to the carb, boat has never run better. Also...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-30-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 65,853
Posted By d2jp
Damn fine job! She's a beauty - hope she brings...

Damn fine job! She's a beauty - hope she brings you and your family years of enjoyment.
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