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Old 04-21-2013, 10:50 PM
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Thanks. It has been a lot of work and I'm really looking forward to starting it!!!!

Here are some more progress pics from the weekend.











I still need to hook up the wiring, water lines, drop in the distributor, and build the tails. A lot to do to make the smokin the sound this coming weekend!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:40 PM
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Smoking the sound is not looking good. I'm not happy about it, but this project has been a huge job since every time I take one step forward it seems I go 2 back. Just a long uphill battle.

Anyway, I think I have everything I need now except for plug wires. Today I started the huge task of making dry (semi) tails. I left a small half inch gap at the end of the riser to cool the tip that goes through the transom. I wanted to make drys through the transom but due to the swim deck being in the way I had to retain the tips in the transom. I am using dumps at the end of the tail and using a through hull fitting for dumping the excess water over the swim deck. Should look and sound good. Finished one tail and will do the other tomorrow. This is the first time I've had to make a jacketed exhaust and it wasn't to hard, but was not fun!

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How did you apply the paint to the bilge?
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:27 PM
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Fyi, I see you are using a Wix oil filter. Becareful with those, I went through 10 filters at Napa to find out all of them had metal shavings still residing in the filter from the machining process. You might want to take a close look just to make sure. Cool project.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:44 PM
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I rolled the bilge paint on.

I looked on here an seemed many people were using them wix filter so that's what I got. I actually got the wix racing filter. Not sure what is different, but it was an option so I took it.

I'm really looking to be done with this project! Has gone on long enough.

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I have 2 sets of used MSD plug wires that I just took off my engines and replaced them with new MSD wires. If you want them I can send them to you. They are just collecting dust here. I have 2 wire sets and I could send both and you could use whatever ones tested out best for you.
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Finally!!!!!!!!! What a huge project this has been. I can't express how many problems I had getting the boat together with nothing fitting right or as planned. I've had to make so many pieces on the lathe and mill and tig machine to get this thing together. I could not have possiby done it with out them.

At this point I got it running and it sounds awesome!! Went to the boat launch on Friday night at 2 am to start it on the trailer to see what it would do. After fighting with it flooding out and not stay running I have up and went home. Went back the next day to try again, but this time a different boat launch and it ran perfect and no more flooding. The problem was that the first ramp was very steep and was causing it to flood from the angle. If I hadn't been up 18 hours working on the boat I might have figured that out. Either way I was happy to hear it run. Got th timing set to 30 total and tried going for a ride on Saturday. Loaded up with wife, daughter and a couple friends we headed out. Started up and idled out past the no wake. Go to get in plane and it wouldn't get out of the water. As though I spun a prop hub. At that moment I remembered I never plugged the vent plugs on the prop I got. It was a 28 b1 with vent holes. Well the vents would not allow it to get on plan. No matter what I tried. Called around and everyone was closed. Found a buddy with a 30p b1 that I could use (I have a 30p b1 coming in ups on Monday). Head back to the river for the third time that day. By this time it was 8pm and we lost a couple friends, but I was determined to drive the boat at least for a few minutes. Out of the I wake I give it a little gas and at 2200 rpms and 2 seconds later up on plane and cruising!!!! What a great feeling it was. The boat feels and drives awesome!! We drove it for about an hour just putting some run time on the motor other then idling at the dock. Mainly cruised at 2800-3000. Felt so good!! I did get on it to about 3/4 throttle for 3-5 seconds in one part of the river that's lot up real well and it was unreal. The power the motor has is so awesome!!

I still have to finish wiring up the wiring on my fuel pressure, oil temp and boost gauge and then put the hatch on. I kept the engine hatch off so we could check for leaks or anything out of the ordinary, but everything went great!

I'll post some finished project pics soon as I have them. Until then here's a little video from last night after we got back from our little run.

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Not sure how to do photo bucket link so I put it on YouTube.

Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-k_LNhNV8c

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V V I remember you, running along side me that S.O.B was a hand full at speed , I wish the video was still around where u launched it straight up in the air.
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Glad to hear its running Craig!
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