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The Official Tru-Trac [I, II, III] & Falcon Thread

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Timr71    24

Great looking boat...mine is essentially the same.  I would say that idle RPM is 600 - 750 and it drops about 150 RPM when I drop it into drive and when I do it's buttery smooth. My does have a bit of a clunk when going into reverse, but it's not concerning...yet. Could be your damper plate or you may need a transmission rebuild.  

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bosman    2

Hey everyone!

Just picked up this 82 trutrac!  she needs some tlc so I was curious if anyone had a good website for oem parts?  might be a stretch to find these old parts but thought I would ask!  thanks for your time

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Timr71    24

The three best places I've found for parts are:

1. Discount Inboard Marine: https://www.skidim.com/

2. Great Lakes Skipper: https://www.greatlakesskipper.com/

3. Ski Boat Parts Online: https://www.skiboatpartsonline.com/index.php

The real trick to finding what you need is figuring out what will work on your boat off of other tournament ski boats of the era. That will include Mastercrafts, Natiques, Supras, Supremes, Ski Brendellas, American Skiers, and so forth. The drive trains and most of the underwater hardward were the same. I was recently talking to Ron at Ski Boat parts online and he said there was a lot of similarity among the boats built in Tennessee, but things got more difficult to match up when it came to the west coast boats, like your ski Centurion. 

 

Good luck and post questions here. We'll do what we can to help. Also some of the other brand boards, where there's lots of guys who've worked on older boats will be helpful too...if you ask nicely.   

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bosman    2

Thank you so much for the links and the information Tim!  I really appreciate it!

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HuD91gt    2

I need to order a starter for my 1991 Centurion Falcon. It’s 6 hours away. Can anyone tell me if the 351w used in these boats are CW or CCW rotation?

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oregonjames    2

hey guys just picked this up the day after thanksgiving has 600 hours on the ol girl she is a 1987 trutrac? havnt seen this exact color scheme

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Timr71    24
On 11/30/2019 at 8:49 PM, HuD91gt said:

FYI, it was standard rotation. LH, Clockwise.

See if this helps: 

Starter Motor Rotation   looks like it's based on location and orientation of the starter motor itself.  

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Hi everyone! 
This is my first forum ever so still figuring it out but we just picked up a 1986 tru trac as our first boat! We have five kiddos so I’m excited to get them out on the water like my parents did for my siblings and I. It’s in good shape but I’m in the process of re finishing the wood and I’m going to redo the wiring because it looks as if someone gave a 10Th grader some speaker wire and electrical tape and stuffed them under the dash for a week. I’d like to install a new blade fuse block to get rid of the tube fuses as well ( I found a small socket in place of a tube fuse [face palm]) 

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94Cent    3

Newbie to the page! 1994 Ski Centurion LaPoint Tru Trac.  PCM 351 Pro-Tec. The Cadillac of ski boats 26 years ago. 

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Timr71    24
12 minutes ago, Deputy Dazzle said:

I ended up making my own. 

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Those look great! That'll do the job for sure. It was going to be nearly impossible to find the replacements unless you happen across a salvage yard that has an old Falcon in it.  Nice work!  

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Timr71    24

I'm going to add a bunch of links here to various archived versions of Water Ski magazine boat buyer's guides. I'll try to make sure the links open to the specific Ski Centurion pages:

1987 Tru Trac II

1989 Falcon

1990 Tru Trac III

1994 Falcon V Drive & LaPoint Tru Trac

1989 Falcon Bowrider

1995 LaPoint Elite LX

1995 Elite Bowrider

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Ckaz21    0

Hey Guys,

Does anyone have a cooling system diagram for a 1988 Falcon 454? 

TIA

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Timr71    24

Is your 454 a Mercruiser conversion? The manuals in PDF form are available online.  

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Ckaz21    0

No it's an Indmar. Any idea where I could find a manual for it?

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