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06-29-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By compedgemarine

it's not just mercury, I build hot rods (current...

it's not just mercury, I build hot rods (current cars/trucks in the shop range from '46 to '85) and we have trouble getting most everything right now. worse is that when we have an issue with parts...
06-08-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,783
Posted By compedgemarine

seems you should have banned the annoying member...

seems you should have banned the annoying member as that would have gotten rid of the noise without the loss of free information for problem solving.
06-07-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,783
Posted By compedgemarine

that is interesting since he does not take credit...

that is interesting since he does not take credit cards and has not for at least the last few years I have bought from him. in fact I usually have to bug him to send me an invoice so I can send him a...
05-30-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,145
Posted By compedgemarine

Chuck usually had a bodyguard with him. one guy...

Chuck usually had a bodyguard with him. one guy who stayed about 7 or 8 feet away and watched the crowd. I think he mostly just made sure no idiot could run up and jump on Chuck trying to prove he...
05-29-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,145
Posted By compedgemarine

met both Johnson and Norris. Chuck came to the...

met both Johnson and Norris. Chuck came to the race shop a couple times and we all went to lunch and talked boats. we were racing in marathon once and Chuck came down the dock while I was sitting on...
Forum: General Q & A
05-20-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By compedgemarine

wouldnt you need them on the exhaust pipes also?...

wouldnt you need them on the exhaust pipes also? they say that breathing out is as dangerous as breathing in.
Forum: General Q & A
05-18-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By compedgemarine

before spending a lot of money do yourself a...

before spending a lot of money do yourself a favor and replace the float (if it is original it is 33 years old and composite and they do go bad) and make sure the float level etc are correct. q-jet...
Forum: General Q & A
04-28-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By compedgemarine

well I can tell you this, back in the mid-late...

well I can tell you this, back in the mid-late 90's a friend of mine had a shop that did a lot of warranty work for wellcraft. one of the main things they did was replace fuel tanks in their boats....
04-26-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By compedgemarine

RIP Bobby Moore

heard we lost a legend this morning. RIP and Gods speed my friend
Forum: General Q & A
03-30-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By compedgemarine

try 897301

try 897301
Forum: General Q & A
03-17-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By compedgemarine

jeez, how do you even change spark plugs on that?

jeez, how do you even change spark plugs on that?
03-17-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By compedgemarine

there were two built. the first had lots of...

there were two built. the first had lots of problems and was last seen in dry storage at some marina waiting to be scraped from the look of it. number 2 was better built and was not used as a test...
Forum: General Q & A
03-16-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By compedgemarine

yes but without any pressure it will allow air...

yes but without any pressure it will allow air and steam to sit in places causing hot spots and it will not be forced out. that is why they want 10 to 15 psi when it is up in the rpm. from the sound...
Forum: General Q & A
03-14-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By compedgemarine

they are not flow gauges, they are pressure...

they are not flow gauges, they are pressure gauges. that is what the block is seeing for pressure as are the heads and everything else. most likely you have too much area for water to exit the...
02-10-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,065
Posted By compedgemarine

did you have the wing on the Gancia de Gancia? we...

did you have the wing on the Gancia de Gancia? we never ran it without it but Bill Sirois and I ran the black 38 in Sarasota bay one day with out the wing and it chine walked so bad that we were...
01-14-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 37,343
Posted By compedgemarine

no dog in this fight but that rant certainly...

no dog in this fight but that rant certainly shows his level of intellect. that and according to his own statement he has produced 3 paint jobs a week for 25 years? it says 25 years and 4000 paint...
Forum: Swap Shop
01-05-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By compedgemarine

1970 Wesco Flatbottom V-drive hull and parts

I know this is not an offshore boat but thought I would put it out there. as I have too many projects I am thinking of selling the V-drive and let someone else finish it. it is partially restored and...
12-21-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 30,996
Posted By compedgemarine

we had two of them with Alcone Motorsports, the...

we had two of them with Alcone Motorsports, the one shown above was the first that was sold to Al Copeland and turned into a turbine boat and then into a pile of ash after they caught it on fire in...
12-09-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By compedgemarine

if you are going to race I would not waste time...

if you are going to race I would not waste time on bravo's. when we ran supercat light we ran 525's and bravo's, we had to replace pinion gears every race and gimble rings every few races. that was...
11-19-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By compedgemarine

you still want the water to go thru the drive for...

you still want the water to go thru the drive for cooling. on the last super cat light I built I ran the water thru the drive and up and out above the drive and let it dump on the top to cool the...
Forum: Vendor Talk
11-06-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,658
Posted By compedgemarine

curious what small block mercury runs 9.8 comp...

curious what small block mercury runs 9.8 comp with a stock tune. also how does a thicker head gasket that reduces comp cause detonation? seems more likely if it was a thinner gasket causing too high...
Forum: General Q & A
11-06-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By compedgemarine

original modified class had limited cubic inch...

original modified class had limited cubic inch and for the size small blocks were lighter and revved higher. some of the other classes I think were better with small blocks.
Forum: General Q & A
11-05-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,836
Posted By compedgemarine

had an old timer at a car show once ask me if I...

had an old timer at a car show once ask me if I had a 3/4 cam in my motor, I said "no, I put the whole thing in there". he didnt seem impressed with my answer.
10-24-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,473
Posted By compedgemarine

think it was Roger Penske that said "I know...

think it was Roger Penske that said "I know there's millions in racing, I put it there" about the same with boats
10-04-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By compedgemarine

that was a while ago so my memory is fuzzy but...

that was a while ago so my memory is fuzzy but that package was the first ITS 496 black motor package ever installed and it had an XR drive as I dont think there was any other option with the ITS....
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