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05-23-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By CDShack

Isn't John Conner somehow associated with Kaama...

Isn't John Conner somehow associated with Kaama Marine in Fort Lauderdale? I thought at one time he had all the rights to Kaama's name and designs and there was talk of him building Kaama Drives...
04-22-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 609,034
Posted By CDShack

Rare Scarab? Wonder if "Cigarette" on the side...

Rare Scarab? Wonder if "Cigarette" on the side contributes to that?
04-14-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,053
Posted By CDShack

Any pictures of the inside anywhere?

Any pictures of the inside anywhere?
03-14-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,443
Posted By CDShack

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner. HAS to be the gel...

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner. HAS to be the gel version. I spread it on anything stainless, drink 1/2 to 1 beer, hose it off. No rubbing, no scrubbing.
03-09-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By CDShack

Last time gas was crazy high I was at the gas...

Last time gas was crazy high I was at the gas station dropping in about 50 gallons of fuel to run around a bit. Guy walked up and asked, "How do you put $4 a gallon gas in that thing?" Deadpan...
02-18-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,183
Posted By CDShack

"Stock 300hp - 57mph 385PT stock + headers -...

"Stock 300hp - 57mph
385PT stock + headers - 350hp (said 370 w/headers) 62mph
Whipple added 5lbs boost and XR drive - HP unknown but speculate 470 - 70-71mph
Now - 561hp (@5300) - 75mph with my...
Forum: General Q & A
02-18-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,298
Posted By CDShack

You have plenty of room to work on yours. Mine...

You have plenty of room to work on yours. Mine is really close to the bulkhead, but they have a nifty little tool that slides in between the impeller blades and hooks to the back to pull the...
Forum: Scarab
02-02-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By CDShack

I wanted to update you, even though the chances...

I wanted to update you, even though the chances this will assist anyone is rare! :) The wooden footrest is held to the floor with 3" long screws that are under the teak plugs, but ONLY ON THE LOWER...
Forum: Scarab
01-21-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By CDShack

Wooden footrest removal- 1985 Scarab II

Hopefully, someone in this group knows how to get these out. They are very nice, and I'd like to keep them in some form for its current restoration, but I can't see how to get them out. Knowing...
12-21-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By CDShack

Cracks in Gelcoat are most often superficial, ...

Cracks in Gelcoat are most often superficial, particularly the ones where the gelcoat 'rises' at the crack, indicating it is a gelcoat age issue. Don't get me wrong, if you have a myriad of cracks...
Forum: General Q & A
12-13-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,330
Posted By CDShack

Just looking for generalities here.....what is a...

Just looking for generalities here.....what is a 'safe' yet efficient target AFR number under boost (say 8-10psi)?
12-07-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By CDShack

I have a sure-fire rule to make sure my...

I have a sure-fire rule to make sure my renovations stay on budget, whether it's a commercial building or a bicycle. Spend a good deal of time and figure the cost (to the penny) of everything you...
11-09-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,068
Posted By CDShack

Not to step into the whirlwind of expertise...

Not to step into the whirlwind of expertise contained here, but I just watched Engine Masters Sunday, and they did a myth-busting episode on Octane. Now to avoid boost and turbo and other variables...
Forum: General Q & A
10-04-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,298
Posted By CDShack

I run those pumps and have run them over 6k...

I run those pumps and have run them over 6k without incident. Do pump a bunch of water though! I switched headers that had a small hole to exhaust water and blew the freeze plugs out of one motor! ...
Forum: General Q & A
09-29-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,749
Posted By CDShack

You can't really go by me, I take crate engines...

You can't really go by me, I take crate engines apart and go through them to make sure they are good!
I have everything needed to pull a motor, as Seafordguy said, in a couple of hours, but it...
Forum: General Q & A
09-29-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,273
Posted By CDShack

As to your original title about "faster" I had to...

As to your original title about "faster" I had to share: My Machinist has a sign in his shop--"SPEED COSTS MONEY, HOW FAST DO YOU WANT TO GO?"
Forum: General Q & A
09-29-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,273
Posted By CDShack

If you have access to a show called "Engine...

If you have access to a show called "Engine Masters" on Motortrend TV, they do a whole episode on runner length and where it puts your torque curve. In another, they also examine dual planes vs....
09-22-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By CDShack

Made me itch looking at the picture! When I...

Made me itch looking at the picture! When I worked for Laser Boats, we had a 15' go-fast boat that the stringers were encapsulated 1/2" wood, if that helps. 3/4" seems like overkill (and heavy)
09-03-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,177
Posted By CDShack

Absolutely! It's as much of an art piece as it is...

Absolutely! It's as much of an art piece as it is a boat! (Gorgeous art piece I might add) I have an original Kaama Scarab (with Kaama Drives) I'm restoring. (my first "big" boat--still have it) ...
08-09-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,150
Posted By CDShack

"No matter what my boat is worth, my point is...

"No matter what my boat is worth, my point is engines worth $100K just don’t make sense"

Psssst......You start saying crazy crap like that and they might throw you off this site! LOL!
08-06-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,597
Posted By CDShack

Dang, that sucker went down QUICK!

Dang, that sucker went down QUICK!
08-02-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,522
Posted By CDShack

If I was single again.........after my wife...

If I was single again.........after my wife finished with me, I'd be living in a Van down by the river!
07-30-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 44,136
Posted By CDShack

"The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System...

"The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database contains information on unverified reports of adverse events (illnesses, health problems and/or symptoms) following immunization with...
06-30-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 325,417
Posted By CDShack

Yesterday was Tuesday, right? :whistle:

Yesterday was Tuesday, right? :whistle:
Forum: Scarab
06-07-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 475,980
Posted By CDShack

"These things are what make your project last...

"These things are what make your project last forever."

Last 10% takes 50% of the time! lol!
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