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Old 09-21-2012, 12:19 PM
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Default It looks like its turning into a full resto!!!

Thought I would start a thread since it looks like its turning into a resto.

A little back story. I bought the boat 2 years ago as a repo. It is a 43 Blackthunder GT. It had nothing in it. I ended up putting it together with 454's and bravos. The below pics are what I started with.




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Old 09-21-2012, 12:22 PM
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What pics?
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:32 PM
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Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:35 PM
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I couldnt stand the sun pad so I opted to have that done right away.

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Here is the gauge panel I did last winter.

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Over last winter I decided to loose the 454's and go with Dart 598's. Which meant a bunch of new parts. I ended up going with Ross custom piston, Oliver Rods, Callies magnum crank, Valako ported heads and Madara spec'd cam.

I was able to get the boat back together in the nick of time for Boyne Thunder. They made over 800 [email protected] 5700 and in my opinion had more left. But on the last leg of the run disaster struck. Had a valve break in the starboard engine. Which prompted what you will see in the next group of pics. It looks like I am about to get my hands dirty.



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Old 09-21-2012, 01:30 PM
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Heres where the boat stands today, well I am a little further along than this, but you get the point.



Interior started by McLeod Designs. There was a LOT of rot so it looks like the will be rebuilding almost everything.

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Here is a video of the 598's running before the valve broke.

http://s1202.photobucket.com/albums/...pse9620cfa.mp4

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Here is what the piston looks like after.



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Got an engine back on the stand.


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