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01-11-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,154
Posted By ThisIsLivin

If it's built anything like my 280, it's...

If it's built anything like my 280, it's incredible. I've launched my 280 more than 10' off the water in big waves on Lake Huron. My wife stayed on the dock and she could see the entire boat over...
Forum: General Q & A
01-10-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,501
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I just checked my cameras and I only have 4-6" on...

I just checked my cameras and I only have 4-6" on Lake Huron between Cheboygan and Rogers City.
Forum: General Q & A
01-06-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,501
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I second the EDM. When I was fixing sleds and...

I second the EDM. When I was fixing sleds and any small motor stuff I used EDM regularly to burn out bolts. I had a key way break on a kart racing engine and had the crank welded and burned a new...
Forum: General Q & A
01-04-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I'm running the Brodix on my 524, I got it based...

I'm running the Brodix on my 524, I got it based on a recommendation from Ron at Dynamic Speed and Marine. They've built a ton of engines and that's what they recommend. I did find that a 1" 4 hole...
12-28-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I have the Gibsons as well and I idle a lot down...

I have the Gibsons as well and I idle a lot down long rivers. They do make a big difference and I have not been able to notice any difference in speed. I do make a lot more noise than stock 496's...
Forum: General Q & A
12-20-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I have a heavy cloth fabric as well. ...

I have a heavy cloth fabric as well.
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12-07-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,407
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I'm looking at a top end tear down and...

I'm looking at a top end tear down and inspection. After reading through a thread on lifter failure, I decided not to wait for the engine to tell me it's broke. I will probably be switching to...
12-06-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,994
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Thanks for the update. So sad though.

Thanks for the update. So sad though.
12-06-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By ThisIsLivin

FYI Harbor Freight sells some brushes that are...

FYI Harbor Freight sells some brushes that are slightly softer than a tooth brush that are a little larger. I use them on my boat. I will definitely being getting some Starbrite vinyl cleaner.
Forum: General Q & A
12-06-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,427
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I think a lot of the problems we are seeing in...

I think a lot of the problems we are seeing in hydraulic lifters is due to valve train stability. I've seen a lot of dyno runs where you can see where the valve train becomes unstable and that is on...
12-01-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Do you have a generator/shore power switch? My...

Do you have a generator/shore power switch? My brother bought a boat and that switch was wired wrong. If you're having this problem, I would meter everything out. I used to work on motor homes and...
11-26-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I have Bosch starlight cameras with full...

I have Bosch starlight cameras with full analytics on both houses, same cameras we sell the Pentagon. My Beach House also has a Bosch Alarm panel. With the Bosch system I have the camera analytics...
11-23-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,640
Posted By ThisIsLivin

If Harbor Freight made theirs a foot wider they...

If Harbor Freight made theirs a foot wider they would sell a ton of them. You could buy an I-Beam from a structural steel reclamation shop pretty cheap to make the HF unit wider....
Forum: General Q & A
11-19-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,427
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I saw an episode on Engine Masters where they...

I saw an episode on Engine Masters where they tested hydraulic lifters and switched to solids with near zero lash and gained 40hp. Plus they were 50grams lighter so less stress on the valve train.
Forum: General Q & A
11-19-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,427
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I saw a recent interview with Ed and he didn't...

I saw a recent interview with Ed and he didn't recommend bushed lifters for street or marine. The bushings wear faster than needle bearings and require regular maintenance.
Forum: General Q & A
11-18-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By ThisIsLivin

If there is any water in your block, it will...

If there is any water in your block, it will dilute the -50 stuff. The -50 rating is not when it freezes, that's when it will burst a copper pipe if it's undiluted. I use the -100 with corrosion...
Forum: General Q & A
11-10-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Please keep us up to date the flow difference. I...

Please keep us up to date the flow difference. I have the Brodix HV2000 that's been mildly ported. It was recommended to me for more mid range torque than other open plenums. It must be true, I can...
11-10-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,716
Posted By ThisIsLivin

When I was designing my place, I knew I wanted...

When I was designing my place, I knew I wanted the garage big enough to hold the largest single engine boat I could find. My wife and I went to the boat shows and measured up on the single engine...
Forum: Electronics
11-09-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,062
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Find someone with a West Marine port account, the...

Find someone with a West Marine port account, the discount they get is insane. You will be able to afford what you want. I paid less than $1000 for all my speakers. I had the amps and good head...
Forum: General Q & A
11-08-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I have AFR heads with CNC'd chambers and a 4.565"...

I have AFR heads with CNC'd chambers and a 4.565" bore and 10,1:1 compression and I am running 35 degrees on 93 octane. Your killing your power at 30 degrees, BBC's need at least 34 degrees with...
Forum: General Q & A
11-01-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,446
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Talking to the guys at JOMAR, there are small...

Talking to the guys at JOMAR, there are small differences in valve angle and therefore stud placement between the different head manufacturers. You may have had a stud girdle that had a different...
10-27-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,320
Posted By ThisIsLivin

If for nothing else use a tether to keep your...

If for nothing else use a tether to keep your boat from running into mine when you fall out. I boat in a pretty deserted area so if you fall out your pretty much dead if you can't get back in. My...
Forum: Vendor Talk
10-25-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,716
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Aluminum and magnesium are hard to get right now....

Aluminum and magnesium are hard to get right now. The company I work for is having product delays because of the shortage.
10-05-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,913
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Lake Huron is calm a few days out of the year. ...

Lake Huron is calm a few days out of the year. LOL
09-28-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,471
Posted By ThisIsLivin

When you’re 30 miles from shore and the only...

When you’re 30 miles from shore and the only other thing on the water are freighters and your out of radio or cell phone reach you tend to pack a bit more. Storms come up quick on the great lakes...
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