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« on: May 07, 2009, 04:05:18 PM »
This is the thread to document the build of the Stroked Big Block Ford.

Machine work and build by Dave @ A&D Engines


Build and Moral Support by Brunt Racing

Started out with a 4.440 0.080 Over Block

Scat Series 9000 Cast Crankshaft 4.15" Stroke, std main, 2.2 rod
JE SRP Forged Flat Top Pistons
Scat H-Beam 6.700" Rods





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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 08:13:15 PM »
so its all coming together
the block is getting a final hone at .005 piston to wall clearance

David making sure it's flat before hone

i was excited to see this process because i had never seen it done. David has done it so many times he looks bored ;)


pops working on the pistons before balance, getting all the rough and sharp edges off to fight detonation


we will post final bearing clearance #'s as soon as Brad measures them, as well as assy pics

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 04:03:08 PM »
The boat is ready!





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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 04:42:42 PM »
BRAD....YOU ROCK MY FRIEND....THANK YOU ....LOOKS BITCHEN  :o :o
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 06:14:08 PM »
Houston....We are good to go.

1. All parts are in, Shop clean/ sanitized.

2. Parts organized/ready 4 assy.

Brad  / Ralph the shop is yours tomorrow .   ;D
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 08:14:32 PM »
IT LIVES >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
i have a lot of pics and some video all is well at this time :thumbup: really tired rite now

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 08:28:15 PM »
yes, its alive  >:D

took me 4 hours flat to get home...was anxious to see jen before she headed back to AZ, but she left before i got here.  :-\

well the motor is done....but i need to make changes like add a oil temp gauge, put in a beefy-er oil pump shaft, bigger carb (the 850 aint gunna cut it anymore  :-\)

anyways.....i got my work cut out for me to get the boat wrapped up and finished. its going to be a rough week.

thank you to Dave @ A & D Engines for all the machine work done....and more importantly, opening up his shop and letting us thrash on this motor until the wee hours of the night. Your attention to detail and thoroughness is impeccable.

and i cant thank ralph and his pops enough. ever. ...over the past couple of years, its unknown how many hours (and late night ones at that) they have been there to help me slam on my shit in a crunch to get it done. no matter what obsticles we run into, they always manage to come through and make it happen. thank you thank you thank you.

and thanks to '76 Nordic for the help on the heads!
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 09:09:02 PM »
Brad and Ralph...Glad you are both happy...It was an 18 hour day   :banghead:  (and a rough one at that )

 Final  Assembler's  responsibility for insuring engine life : ;D

1. Set up oil pump shimming/blueprinting etc. ( If desired )

2. adjust rod  bearing clearances . ( If desired )

and you all know the rest.       

Glad to be of service  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2009, 09:19:22 PM »
Yo Ralph... good job   ;D    Ralph Sr....shit the best  >:D

and Brad... You are a pro.  checking clearances on your engine  unlike I have ever seen before.

Brad...  You will be a pro engine builder in no time >:D >:D
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 08:14:05 PM »
ok so here are some pics and info
we got to a&d engines at 6am saturday morning to assemble Brads 514 (yes we start early) >:D

david going over the finer points of his machine work :thumbup: before we start checking to see if the clearances are where we asked them to be.

the marks you see on the bearings are from the micrometer

torquing the mains to 110 before measuring

david was so gracious to pull one of his strands of hair from his head to show brad that it was a mere .001 thick


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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2009, 08:24:40 PM »
getting ready to mic the crank


setting up the dial bore guage so we can mic the bearings

looks like Brad asked one of those stupid ??????'s >:( jk

now we are getting down to the business end of things  :thumbup:


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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2009, 08:36:25 PM »
still checking

i couldn't resist :-*

david checking the run out on the cam


pops getting ready to check the pick up to pan clearance


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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2009, 09:26:31 AM »
Hey.....Anyone get the name of the Hurricanes that hit my shop Saturday  ??? ???  (joke  ;D )

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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2009, 06:47:35 PM »
Just a note..:

Without Ralph's persistence  this would not have been done in  1 Day.. ;D

 100 hours to prep....!          1  Day to Complete....Go Figure    ::) ::) ::)
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2009, 08:37:56 PM »
Ralph and Brad need serious lessons in follow-up skills..... :sly: :sly:
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2009, 09:41:16 AM »
Ralph and Brad need serious lessons in follow-up skills..... :sly: :sly:

Report from the River.....

Testing went VERY well yesterday....motor runs very strong and hard. i laid it out for a good 1/4 mile. it still needs a tune, but to tune it here is pointless as the air conditions in Burley (humidity, altitude, etc) are MUCH different then parker. i will work out the tuning bugs on test day in Burley. More pictures to come once i get back home tomorrow. Today is a lazy day on the river.

Dave - you sure built a monster. Thank you very much!
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2009, 10:24:52 AM »
Thank's Brad  : : ::).... I'm blushing ;D   I love how u refer to the engine...." Impeccable  Monster "   :thumbup:

oh,   HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the dads out there.

I'm really looking fwd to seeing/hearing videos ,can't wait  :thumbup:
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2009, 11:06:59 AM »
measure measure measure!











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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2009, 11:09:26 AM »








now clean clean clean!


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« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2009, 11:14:13 AM »
then dave and 76Nordic got to work on the heads...



Assembly begins...








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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2009, 11:18:18 AM »
checkin shaft play  ;D


Spiral locks SUCK  >:D


ralphs pops showin me how to set the ring gaps






76Nordic checkin the personals or somethin....  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2009, 11:22:15 AM »
time to dial the cam in...


finding TDC...








pops just wont leave me alone! >:D
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2009, 11:26:34 AM »




checking valve clearances...


back to gapping and installing rings...




torquin shit down.
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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2009, 11:29:59 AM »




now the fun begins....the pin hold on the brass dist gear wont line up and its pressed on there good.


then we stripped a timing cover bolt into the block  :banghead: ...ralph isnt too happy as you can tell




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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2009, 11:34:01 AM »
not sure whats goin on here  :sly: you guys care to explain?


bottom end is done...time to throw on the pan and flip her over...






puttin on the heads....


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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2009, 11:36:35 AM »


I went with Ford Motorsport 1.73 Rockers with Jomar Stud Girdles...








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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2009, 11:39:56 AM »
this valve train is so damn pretty....its a shame its covered up by valve covers...










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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2009, 11:44:01 AM »


Late night party at A&D Engines!




Day 2: Lets get this bitch fired up at Brunt Racing Labs! >:D




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« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2009, 11:45:59 AM »



 ITS ALIVE  >:D she sounds REAL pissed off and ready to stomp mud holes in some chevys. Where ya at 2sav?!




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« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2009, 11:47:25 AM »
some light testing at big river fathers day weekend...










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« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2009, 12:01:58 PM »
Again, many many many thanks to Dave @ A&D Engines. If anyone needs machine work, hes your man! 100% positive reccomendation from SoCalJetBoats! Ralph and I are VERY happy with the work that was done.

As far as the motor, it ran sluggish with the QFT 850 on it. it was being choked out. it just couldnt feed the motor. We slapped ralph's Dominator 1050 on it and it really made it come alive. We have a muffled studder pop coming out of the motor. The wiring in the boat needs to be gone through then possibly send the distributor off to MSD to get tested/repaired.

with a standard nozzle adapter, standard nozzle, no shoe, no rideplate, no wedges, no serious dial in tuning on the motor either...and she ran like a bat out of hell.
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« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2009, 12:47:11 PM »
This is one cool thread, all you guys kicked ass and it looks great. Brad i hope you get her dialed without too much trouble ;)




Oh and B-rad............ Im right here honey :-*

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« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2009, 01:21:34 PM »
Killer pictures!

Hey Ralph, your pops looks right at home and like he was having a good time with you guys!

Makes we want go to my dads and build some more stuff! :thumbup:

Good times!

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« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2009, 02:08:25 PM »
just to note, David at A&D engines was in contact with me on a daily basis concerning the machine work on this build. We told him where we wanted the bearing clearances and he hit the #'s as well as the piston to wall clearance. Every thing was spot on ;) which made our job of assy pretty much a breeze. The scat crank was not perfect out of the box so it had to go to Castillo's for a touch up. since it is a cast crank we decided to heat treat it while it was there.  Since this motor was for a race only application (endurance racing at that) we had the bearing clearances set pretty wide, the thinking behind this is that if we had oil pressure issues we could correct it in a number of ways. 1) change from the 20/50 oil to a thicker oil. 2) shim the high flow dynamics oil pump. 3) tighten the bearing clearances up by using the top half of a .001 tighter bearing to gain .0005 tighter clearance.

When we primed the oil system i was a little disappointed at the 75 psi we were getting :(  I was hoping for 80. but as long as the oil pressure came up with rpm i would be happy. so we fired the motor and she had 82 psi witch made me happy ;D as the oil became hotter the pressure dropped as expected. When the motor was reved up the oil pressure came with it. After Brad ran it up and down the river a couple of times the pressure remained at 75psi until idle then it came down to 35 psi witch told us that the oil system was working. i kept asking Brad what the rpm's were but all he kept telling me is that he had no time to look at the tach :-\ I thew the gps in the boat and i will say under a bad tune (popping) it ran over 80mph.

there is more work ahead but for know the basics are done. :thumbup:

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« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2009, 02:09:44 PM »
Killer pictures!

Hey Ralph, your pops looks right at home and like he was having a good time with you guys!

Makes we want go to my dads and build some more stuff! :thumbup:

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« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2009, 02:33:26 PM »
The absolute most valuable tool we ever used is a memory tach, it logs the tallest RPM until reset. we would routinely rest it every time the pump came oput of the water as to not have false readings.

Circle racing cannot be a lot different than whitewater marathons with the exeption that there are two people (or four eyes if you think like our driver) watching the vitals, but you don't get a lot of opportunities to "scan" the gauges. :sly:

Sounds like a badass project and can't wait to see it in action...

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« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2009, 02:42:07 PM »
The absolute most valuable tool we ever used is a memory tach, it logs the tallest RPM until reset. we would routinely rest it every time the pump came oput of the water as to not have false readings.

that is on the list of things to buy....yeah, the mooneyes gauges look bad ass, but arent getting the job done...time to put function over form.
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« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2009, 02:50:45 PM »
not sure whats goin on here  :sly: you guys care to explain?


I believe this should remain between Ralph & 76'Nordic
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« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2009, 03:00:05 PM »
Awesome build! I'm sure that thing is nasty.... looks like alot of precision work going in that thing.... should haul ass!

Of course we can't know the secret GPS numbers  ;D

And wouldn't it be a 513ci?  ???  ;D

Looks great, I bet that thing sounds nasty. What's the compression come out to be?

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« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2009, 04:46:17 PM »
I believe this should remain between Ralph & 76'Nordic
just bonding :-* with the lubrication :-* :-* :screwy:

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« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2009, 05:25:02 PM »
just bonding :-* with the lubrication :-* :-* :screwy:


Oh  my
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« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2009, 05:31:15 PM »
So once you garage monkeys finish messing with yer BBF's how about stepping it up a bit?

How about shooting for some real HP numbers and build a monster Oldsmobile?   ;D
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« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2009, 05:33:47 PM »
Que  :screwy: ;D
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« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2009, 05:39:58 PM »
Cat got yer tongue?         Tough challenge for sure  >:D
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« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2009, 06:03:20 PM »
Cat got yer tongue?         Tough challenge for sure  >:D



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WOW 10 qts of lube, must be a big lube job!!  :sly:

Bitchin pics and build...Long live the badass FORDS!!!!

T/Girl...14 Quarts of lube......76' likes it lubed well ::).....Sure Ralph was happy as well :P
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« Reply #48 on: June 29, 2009, 07:08:31 AM »
Congratulations on the build, guys.  :thumbup: You've obviously put a lot of work into it.  8)

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« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2009, 08:30:19 AM »
Moon gauges, whatcha gonna do wit 'em? Few things, Brad try to keep thar left hand off the torque wrench. When you setup TDC you did stop in the hole w/ the indicater and reverse it to the same spot the other way, right? And, did you set your timing pointer (not the wire) while you had it at true TDC? Looks good, good work boys.

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« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2009, 06:04:22 PM »
Hey Brad....Get it all dialed in yet  ???
Let me know when and where u will be taking it out  >:D
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« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2009, 09:53:27 PM »
Hey Brad....Get it all dialed in yet  ???
Let me know when and where u will be taking it out  >:D

been busy gettin the house ready for the family...they started arriving today.

i hope to get it dialed in before long beach which is the first weekend of august....which only leaves me 2 weeks to work on it after i get back from the honeymoon....im going to pull the MSD stuff next week and send it in to get tested and repaired if needed...and also yank all the wiring out and start from scratch and take my time and do it right. even will color code shit right....no black positive wires  ;D
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« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2009, 05:19:57 PM »
sounds good Brad...Hope to see you in Long Beach in August...
Best of wishes on your BIG DAY :)
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« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2009, 10:13:04 PM »
started preppin the soldier for its first run at the upcoming race in long beach on Aug 8th-9th

popped the oil temp sensor in...



beefy ARP oil pump shaft



things that make you go hmmm  :sly: ....as mentioned, we were getting a studder in the motor under accelleration...this came apart when i was removing it out of #3....what concerns me is that it wasnt a fresh break...theres obviously corrosion in the poreclain.





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« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2009, 10:16:05 PM »
and a small tribute to all the fallen soldiers that were sacrificed during this day while working in 110 heat.

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« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2009, 11:02:25 PM »
Badass Brad!

Two things, simply observations and personal opinion.

Why are you running $1.25 spark plugs?

And ditch the quick connects on the coil    :thumbdown:, use a ring terminal and a dob of clear silicone on the threads, you will be amazed how easy something like that will keep you from making a start time  :banghead:

Check out NGK spark plugs in the same heat range and reach, the difference in quality is crazy  :screwy:

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« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2009, 11:08:33 PM »

Nice build Brad......

What do you rev it to ?  I've had good luck with Autolite Racing plugs.

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« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2009, 06:45:31 AM »
Badass Brad!

Two things, simply observations and personal opinion.

Why are you running $1.25 spark plugs?

these trickflow heads came from ralph and those were the plugs that came with them. I replaced them with the same plugs for now. I will look into different plugs another day, but these will do just fine.

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those will be going away when the boat gets re-wired completely this week.  ;)
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« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2009, 06:47:54 AM »
Nice build Brad......

What do you rev it to ?  I've had good luck with Autolite Racing plugs.

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not sure yet...i did take it out for a few quick laps at big river about a month ago, but didnt get a chance to look at the tach while flat footin it up the river. I was too busy white knuckin it with a grin ear to ear.  ;D
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« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2009, 05:30:53 PM »
not sure yet...i did take it out for a few quick laps at big river about a month ago, but didnt get a chance to look at the tach while flat footin it up the river. I was too busy white knuckin it with a grin ear to ear.  ;D

Wish I coulda been there to enjoy the fun   ;D

You'lle have your day in the sun in a couple of weeks   :thumbup: :thumbup:
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« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2009, 06:26:49 PM »
hey brad, can you take a picture of the Thermostat housing straight on for me? I am intreagued with you you've run your water lines. Oh wait I guess our set ups are differnent b/c your running your headers dry huh?

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« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2009, 10:56:18 PM »
Nordie came over saturday morning to get the soldier ready for war ala the battle at long beach next weekend...



i got to work on the wiring....


he got to work repainting the pump pieces...


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« Reply #62 on: August 03, 2009, 11:00:24 PM »
it was about 110F out and you can imagine how hot it was under the bow rewiring all the gauges...





J-Drain installed....




gettin it ready to put in the boat....


got it back in....
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« Reply #63 on: August 03, 2009, 11:21:37 PM »
i was up for over 24 hours at this point...



this is the pile of shit remote oil filter relocation kit....it was leaking at the hose on the block side so i pulled it off and put teflon tape on it....still leaked....so i put a wrench on it to give it a little bit more...then pop. busted the cast aluminum adapter. >:D  :banghead:  :mad: i HATE cast aluminum. ive now claimed 2 holley fuel pressure regulators, a fuel pump and now this...ARRGH.  :screwy:


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« Reply #64 on: August 03, 2009, 11:24:57 PM »
headed out to mead tomorrow to do some light testing just to make sure everything is ready.











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« Reply #66 on: August 04, 2009, 07:15:37 AM »
weather looks like its going to be somewhat kind today...light winds forcasted.   :thumbdown:  ...ill have to launch out of callville and stay in the bay.
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« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2009, 08:10:41 AM »
Looking mean and clean Brad.   Hope all goes well and that I can make it down to LB this weekend.    Go Team SCJB
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« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2009, 08:22:04 AM »
I didn't realize that the clear hose with the cloth braid can handle higher temps. (You have them between your valve covers and the headers.) I thought they were basically cold, low press only.
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« Reply #69 on: August 04, 2009, 08:24:53 AM »
I didn't realize that the clear hose with the cloth braid can handle higher temps. (You have them between your valve covers and the headers.) I thought they were basically cold, low press only.

dont worry, they are plenty far away from the headers.

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« Reply #70 on: August 04, 2009, 09:20:47 AM »
Light testing?? Go out there and drive it like you stole it!! How elese are you gonna know if it can hang with a full race?
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« Reply #71 on: August 04, 2009, 09:51:14 AM »
Light testing?? Go out there and drive it like you stole it!! How elese are you gonna know if it can hang with a full race?


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« Reply #72 on: August 04, 2009, 10:21:41 AM »
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« Reply #73 on: August 04, 2009, 10:49:32 AM »
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« Reply #74 on: August 04, 2009, 03:19:26 PM »
well, theres good news and bad news.

good news is that muffled studder we were getting under load is gone...whatever i did by re-wiring the boat fixed it.  :thumbup:

bad news is that i wasnt able to really test it balls out. the boat does not like the mini droop....it was hoppin and unloading the pump on fairly smooth water. it just didnt feel safe....i am going to go back with what i know what works which is a standard nozzle adapter with no wedges. the best this hull has ran is with this setup. call me crazy, but this boat just doesnt like all that shit (wedges, droops, etc) added to it. Skip suggested putting a different loader on it. ill see if i can come up with an appropriate loader and go from there.
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« Reply #75 on: August 04, 2009, 04:30:15 PM »
OH MAN   :thumbup: :thumbup: nice job brad that thing looks sweet. cant wait to rep the new hat and the shirt of the winning boat. ill be there sunday to support SCJB.com

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« Reply #76 on: August 04, 2009, 04:35:03 PM »
Well I didn't feel like we got shit done till I started looking at the pics...we actually called it quits with the remote filter dealio...sucks about the droop brad...we'll get her dialed in for the race 3 heads are better then 2...also I got Monday off from work so I don't need to rush back!


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« Reply #77 on: August 04, 2009, 07:18:12 PM »
The boat looks great  :thumbup: :thumbup:
If you can keep her in the water, you'lle be fine.
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« Reply #78 on: August 04, 2009, 07:54:55 PM »
Nice job Brad looks like it was Built to eat the heartbeat!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #79 on: August 04, 2009, 09:26:33 PM »
Nice job Brad looks like it was Built to eat the heartbeat!!!!!!!!!

Ya it was  :P
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« Reply #80 on: August 04, 2009, 09:34:44 PM »
Nice work guys, I'll be coming by to check it out and wish you guys luck on Saturday morning.
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« Reply #81 on: September 09, 2009, 08:01:14 PM »
Guess the races are off huh.......hmmmm...bummer BRAD  :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
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« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2011, 10:14:34 PM »
Remembering what a goodtime we had building this thing  :thumbup: :thumbup:
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« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2011, 06:50:27 AM »
Remembering what a goodtime we had building this thing  :thumbup: :thumbup:

sure was  :thumbup:

Taking it out this weekend to test out the new magneto setup.  :beer:
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« Reply #84 on: February 10, 2011, 07:06:12 AM »
I just finished reading this thread.

I learned a few things and enjoyed the journey.

Please continue to update.
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« Reply #85 on: February 10, 2011, 12:44:03 PM »
I just finished reading this thread.

I learned a few things and enjoyed the journey.

Please continue to update.

Will do  :thumbup:
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« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2011, 09:06:49 PM »
sure was  :thumbup:

Taking it out this weekend to test out the new magneto setup.  :beer:

Hey Brad....let me know how it all works out testing.....Also about our decals for CJ888  :thumbup:
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« Reply #87 on: February 24, 2011, 03:22:47 PM »
sure was  :thumbup:

Taking it out this weekend to test out the new magneto setup.  :beer:

How did she do Brad.... :P
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« Reply #88 on: February 24, 2011, 05:45:45 PM »
How did she do Brad.... :P

I was having problems with the mag even after I got the start assist box (posting a thread about that now) ...so I didnt go. BUT i got the issue with the mag resolved today. I thought I had starter issues, but turns out I had too much initial timing and not enough advance. I put in less initial and more advance and the fucker starts every time on the first crank. EVERYTIME. its awesome. you can almost tap the start button and it fires right up.  :thumbup:

I was gunna take it down to needles this weekend to that show and run it down there, but theres like a 70% chance its gunna rain...

so i might not get any testing in until puddingstone. There will be testing on friday before the races.
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« Reply #89 on: February 24, 2011, 05:53:28 PM »
I was having problems with the mag even after I got the start assist box (posting a thread about that now) ...so I didnt go. BUT i got the issue with the mag resolved today. I thought I had starter issues, but turns out I had too much initial timing and not enough advance. I put in less initial and more advance and the ****** starts every time on the first crank. EVERYTIME. its awesome. you can almost tap the start button and it fires right up.  :thumbup:

I was gunna take it down to needles this weekend to that show and run it down there, but theres like a 70% chance its gunna rain...

so i might not get any testing in until puddingstone. There will be testing on friday before the races.

brad if you want i'll tow you out of a marina from here in town and haul the shit you need....we can take a back way with no fees and spin some laps..i'll haul any tuning devices you need


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