Like Tree124Likes

It looks like its turning into a full resto!!!

Reply
Old 01-06-2014, 10:16 AM
  #31
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Emmet, WI
My Boats: 43 Blackthunder GT with Arneson's
Posts: 324
Default

Here some more of it close to be finished.



Jason3603 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 10:28 AM
  #32
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Syracuse Ny
My Boats: 89 Cafe Racer- sold 92 Carbon Topgun. 97 kevlar 388 slingshot
Posts: 1,210
Default

LOVE the diamond plate!
315duramax is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 10:42 AM
  #33
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Emmet, WI
My Boats: 43 Blackthunder GT with Arneson's
Posts: 324
Default

As for the engines I will be keeping with the 598’s, utilizing all the existing internals except for the damaged pistons. I also went with different ring package this time. Another thing, I decided to forgo the B&M 420 supercharger idea and go with Blower Shop 14-71’s. I also updated to shaft rockers. Setting up the geometry on the shaft rockers was not just bolt on and go. The rocker stands needed multi axis machining for the fit I desired.






This last pic is me lugging the engines back and forth to the machine shop. Not the most desirable spot to be working (on the tail gate) but hey it worked!


Last edited by Jason3603; 01-06-2014 at 11:17 AM.
Jason3603 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 10:42 AM
  #34
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: toledo ohio
My Boats: feathercraft,Profile 308,Hydrodyne jet deck, hondo runner bottom,24 python,33 elimanator dry sixes
Posts: 852
Default

Beauty
lightning jet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 12:23 PM
  #35
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Emmet, WI
My Boats: 43 Blackthunder GT with Arneson's
Posts: 324
Default

Kind of out of order and not related to the engine build portion but I think they are cool. They are covers for the horns since I didn't like the plastic ones.

Jason3603 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 06:46 PM
  #36
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Emmet, WI
My Boats: 43 Blackthunder GT with Arneson's
Posts: 324
Default

Throughout this build we are custom building a lot of the parts. We've made various brackets for the ECM and electronics, along with custom fuel injector plates and fuel rails. These plates place the injectors at a 12.5 degree angle in the plate. Not sure if there will be any positive impact but it didn’t seem to make any sense to have the fuel spraying directly at each other. We are currently in the process of building custom water pickups and sea strainers. I will post pics in a couple weeks once some more of the components to build them are completed.














Jason3603 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 07:06 PM
  #37
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Emmet, WI
My Boats: 43 Blackthunder GT with Arneson's
Posts: 324
Default

The pic below shows kind of what stage the engines are in currently. There has been a little bit more progress than what is shown in the pic. The reason for the holdup was due to not knowing which drives I was going to go with and I have found in order to rig the engine making brackets and such you really need to know what components you are wiring and plumbing around. I ended up finding a pretty good deal on some used Arneson Bravo Conversions that are needing of a severe refurbishing. I ended up setting the bottom of the boxes 1 inch below the running surface of the boat at the drive centerline.







Last edited by Jason3603; 01-06-2014 at 08:04 PM.
Jason3603 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 08:02 PM
  #38
Gold Member
Gold Member
Trade Score: (4)
 
Randy Nielsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Omaha Ne
My Boats: 07 Kachina 34 00 Eliminator 25 EagleXP 77 Scarab 30 77 Scarab 30
Posts: 1,483
Default

If those boxes don't work out for you I would be interested in them. Did you coat the diamond plate with anything to protect it? Nice work, I wish I had access to a cnc machine. Randy
Randy Nielsen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 08:31 PM
  #39
Registered
 
jeff32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: St-Hyacinthe, quebec, canada
My Boats: 2000 triple 500 efi Sonic 45
Posts: 6,204
Default

did you get a chance to run the boat in 2013?
jeff32 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 08:45 PM
  #40
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Emmet, WI
My Boats: 43 Blackthunder GT with Arneson's
Posts: 324
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy Nielsen View Post
If those boxes don't work out for you I would be interested in them. Did you coat the diamond plate with anything to protect it? Nice work, I wish I had access to a cnc machine. Randy
Thanks Randy. It’s very nice having a CNC and even better having an excellent programmer available to me, I kind of married in it to. LOL! My father in law teaches me as we go but you can't learn 30 years of experience in a few hours. I come up with all the designs since he’s not in the boating stuff. As far as the boxes go I am hoping they work out since I really have not thought of a plan B at this point. I haven't coated the diamond plate with anything yet, any suggestion on what to coat it with?
Jason3603 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.