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Old 04-29-2003, 02:25 PM
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Sean,
That sounds like a killer deal on that truck! Is that an extra cab? Good luck, let me know how you make out. My wife saw one the other day I'll try to get info on it. P.S. how was Vegas? we all want details
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Old 04-29-2003, 05:08 PM
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OK folks, I hate to brag, but I joined the "Over 80mph club Sunday". Turned my GPS on and ran against a buddy of mine with an AT and was shocked when I saw 82.0 on the GPS. The best I saw last summer was 76.9. Just to check it I made another pass and locked in a 82.3.

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Old 04-29-2003, 05:13 PM
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Steve,
That's gotta make you feel good, Congrats!!!

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ps- How was the steering at that speed?
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Old 04-29-2003, 05:54 PM
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congrats Steve...

gimme the specs...I'm workin towards 80 myself...
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Craig, the steering worked great!! Felt real steady and tight.

Twin 502s, bottoms are crate except I upgraded to Crane 741 hydraulic roller cams. Heads are GM square ports with Inconel valves, Isky springs, Crane rollers - no porting or polishing. B&M 250 blowers with 3# of boost, twin Teague-prepped 750 carbs on each. CMI exhaust. Bravo 1 drives 1.5 running 30p non-labbed props. Hydromotive nosecones. RPMs were showing 5500. Cool day (70-75), just me in the boat, but almost full of gas.
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Steve,
Congrats on the 80 mph club.
Sean,
I'm up on the north shore and boat out of Mt. Sinai. The '89 Cig is at the welders in Center Moriches until the weekend. Sounds like your out out in that area?
Last year when I went through this mess with the '88 I should have thought to do the dash in white. Much cleaner look. I shot everything in black imron with a flatning agent and it came out pretty good. When the white gel coat is shot, is it a flat or shiney look?
Who's doing the interior? Donde did mine last year came out mint. He reconfigured the bolsters with the headrest and the engine hatch was done with the 3 sleek headrest close to the back bench. The boat is still covered up from the winter & I'll take some shots in a few weeks. Hydro hoist is going in this Saturday am.
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Old 04-29-2003, 09:34 PM
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Sean,
Try Old Coach Motors in Mt Sinai. The had a '2000 black chevy crew cab diesel I think. One of my drivers purchased a nice truck there earlier in the week. If your truckless now and get into a jam, let me know if you need the boat moved.
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Steve,

How much HP do you think you are making?

cig1988,

My dad bought a Chirs Craft form Mt Sinai last spring...Do you keep yours at the marina there?

I boat out on the East End...in the Peconics and Greenport/Shelter Island area. We should meet up this year...

Thanks for the offer on the truck...this one in CT looks like it may be "the one" The "problem" with moving my boat is that it's on a gooseneck trailer, so I need to buy a dually and put the hitch in the bed...but I've heard they are much easier to manuever then the traditional bumper mount trailer...

I'm not sure about the gelcoat...we'll see when Kirk's done, but my expectation is that it will look original... The upholstery is still original and still perfect...so I'm gonna leave it alone for now...

I'd love to see pics of that 88, so post 'em when ya get 'em!

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Sean, Yes, it's the only slip with a hydro hoist on it. I went past "old coach" today it's definetly a black 2000 crew cab diesel. At time during the summer I may be out by Moriches inlet with the 21' bbc jet boat. Draws about a foot of water and can get to most of them bars at low tide. We'll toss a few during the summer. Let me know how the dash works out.
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Sean, never dyno'd, but I've been told this setup is good for 650hp
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