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The No Wake Zone / Re: SCJB Koozie for Ransom............
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:51:11 PM »
I have no idea what is wrong with me, but using my SoCal Koozie tonight and remembered this...


Miss you Ray....

GT

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I believe by taking the vacuum line off you'll be essentially locking the distributer advance.  that way when you time it at idle it'll be the same at wide open throttle...  don't quote me on that but i believe thats what it is..

You would be correct on a car, I'm talking about tossing the hose in the trash and plugging the port on the carburetor...

GT

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Rust and Corrosion
« on: March 08, 2018, 11:26:23 PM »
Just wondering if there is anything you can put on engine or headers to prevent rusting or corrosion? ( Im hearing wd40 )  Boat has been garaged all its life but recently started to store it outside for space reasons. I uncovered yesterday to do some work on it and noticed rust on headers and bolts and chrome and tunnel ram fading. Any advice is greatly appreciated thanks.

I use Amsoil MP spray. You can spray it everywhere on any metal or painted surfaces and it dries. It will NOT oxidize, the beauty is that you can reapply as much as you want, it won't build up. Not swampy like WD40 is, which is just fish oil BTW....

PM me and I can set you up as a preffered customer or a dealer...

https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/other-products/cleaners-and-protectants/mp-metal-protector/?code=AMPSC-EA

GT


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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Low Oil Pressure?
« on: August 02, 2017, 06:50:50 PM »

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Jet Pumps / Re: low speed control w/ jetovator
« on: April 19, 2017, 08:26:05 PM »
You can buy an electric idle stepper from a 1980's GM car for cheap, put an idle up switch on the dash when cruising in the dock area, simply flip the switch for an adjusted idle rpm.

Used it on both jet boats and rock crawlers.

Makes you look like a real pro.

GT

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Loudest Through Transom Exahust 454 BBC?
« on: April 18, 2017, 08:22:49 AM »
Thru transom headers or IMCO/EMI offshore style, both crazy loud in comparison. But getting the holes to match up won't be fun.

Just get a killer stereo and play the beginning of Van Halens "Hot For Teacher" around the dock...

Lol

GT

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Thanks for the reply's, still working on it.
I think your right crazy jim, regulator is new but could be bad. Thats the only thing i can think of that would be blocking water flow.
 Its one that is used on r.v's. I don't know if thats the right one. Im going to change it out. Thanks.
 
Regulator?

Throw that crap in the trash.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Berkeley Trim Adjust/Jetovater
« on: February 23, 2017, 04:58:57 PM »
Just got texted back, the mud is nut sack deep where the boat is parked. I ain't going out there 'til spring.

Lol

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Berkeley Trim Adjust/Jetovater
« on: February 23, 2017, 03:16:23 PM »
I can get a picture of it whan I get home. I beleive it is one of the late 70's or early 80's power window motors. Just want to find something similar so I dont have to screw around with modifications. Ill see if I can find a part number on it.
Delco window motor. I believe passenger side. I have a part number of it in the books in my toolbox.

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Trailers / Re: Grease gun
« on: January 26, 2017, 08:47:17 PM »
thank you GT, you're the best, as always 
You're welcome.

You want the 555-E.

Has the noodle extension and pistol grip with volume and pressure modes.

GT

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The No Wake Zone / So who's going where this summer
« on: January 22, 2017, 12:46:00 PM »
With virtually all of the lakes nearing capacity, where are you all headed?

We plan to hit Shasta, at least twice, maybe San Antonio if it keeps filling, Nacemiento for sure, have some friends wanting to go to Shaver.

So pumped.

What's your dream destination?

GT

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What to look out for... (warning new guy post)
« on: January 19, 2017, 10:26:13 AM »
My dad's best quote.

"Don't buy it unless you can steal it"

Small ball peen hammer to test stringer integrity. Should sounds like you're hitting concrete, not a tissue box.

Compression test on the engine, pull the dipstick, look for moisture and/or rust.

What pump?
Look at the electrical under the dash (shocking how often this gets missed).

Look under the hull at the keel in the bow area (common for beaching damage to occur)

Crawl under it and look into the pump.

Take it for a test drive, even if it costs you a tank of gas and a 12 pack of beer.

Best advice I can give you, look at EVERYTHING. If you really want a Chevy, buy a boat with a Chevy, don't settle because it's cheap.

GT

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Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: Stringer rot
« on: December 02, 2016, 08:21:31 PM »
So I guess I'll start cutting into tomorrow. Any suggestions where to start?
I would start to peel the fiberglass at the hole and work you're way out

I use a small ball peen hammer to try locate soft areas,  it should sound like you're striking a marble counter top, not a wet cardboard box.

GT

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Suggestions / Support / Re: What do you want from SoCalJetBoats.com?
« on: November 16, 2016, 10:01:49 AM »
I take full responsibility for the fb thing ... I told myself I would use it as a tool to drive more traffic to the site, but I kinda put this on the back burner because it was so much easier to promote and spread the word on there than here.

Now that HPF is past us (not really, I have a ton of post-event work still to do) I have some plans for the website... including moving it to a bigger faster server, updating the mobile app, and giving the website a complete makeover....a whole new look and feel.

I apologize for the lack of up keep I have performed around here but I promise I will work on bringing more traffic here.

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Cool,  looking forward to it.

Just be sure and install a Dildo filter.

Lmao

GT

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Suggestions / Support / Re: What do you want from SoCalJetBoats.com?
« on: November 16, 2016, 09:26:50 AM »
This thread is like 3 years old,  but the Facebook thing was discussed and agreed upon. I put it to the FB page users to urge those not on Socal to sign up.

Just saying.

The Facebook thing is just a little bit more accessible is why it took off. Not sure if you really want ALL of those users over here,  some of them are dildos.

Lol



GT

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: October 27, 2016, 11:39:31 AM »
Jim Croce, "Time in a Bottle"

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WarZone / Re: Just smack talk
« on: September 21, 2016, 01:18:14 PM »
At what MPH a tunnel hull affectively produces aerodynamic lift is largely a function of the shape of the tunnels.  Shallow and wider will develop lift at a lower MPH than taller and narrower.  Keel and lifting surfaces all factor in as does intake design and installation.  After that,  it's all about fine tuning hardware.

And how to run a blocker and a beaver tail. ......

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WarZone / How my life works....
« on: August 21, 2016, 10:17:31 PM »
So check it... This is just a goofy story about how my life works.

I was just catching up on some Facebook stuff, checking a local garage sale page when I stumble upon a person advertising a Weber Genesis BBQ for $25.

I figured, shoot, there has to be $25 worth of spare parts on it for that....

So I message the dude, he messages me right back and I told him I wanted it, sight unseen, on his word. So my son and I go pick it up, this thing is like brand new, one half full bottle of propane and an empty spare.

Cleaning tools, side burner, all stainless.... Awesome.

Hand him the $25 (would have tossed him some more, but it was all I grabbed) and we're on our way.

So stoked.....





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If you havent tried the autolite ar72  or 3 in your olds youre short changing yourself...ford gets lucky every once in awile and makes something worth a shit LMFAO!!


Except Ford has absolutely nothing to do with Autolite.

You are thinking Motorcraft.

Autolite is Fram garbage and I wouldn't run them in a lawnmower.

JMHO, you should be using a plated plug.

Nippon Denso, NGK, Campion,  Marine AC Delco, just to name a few...

They won't rust like a standard plug.

JMO

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Olds 455 oil pressure issue?
« on: July 21, 2016, 07:22:05 AM »
The problem with the Oldsmobile as I am sure you have read is the oil system simply moves more oil than what can return quick enough to keep the pan supplied with enough oil to keep the pump happy.  (Paraphrasing in a major way here).

Some tricks to slow the oil to the top end are essential to keeping things under control.

I'll get into it more later. But without a tachometer reading,  your pissing towards the wind. Lol,  the Olds really begins to struggle above about 4,800-5k rpm.

GT

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WTB / Re: Gen 5 BBC 10 qt oil pan
« on: July 15, 2016, 02:29:41 PM »
Damn yo, that is HUGE! Didnt even really know they run em that big.

Anybody else see a killer siggy line? Lol

http://dooleyenterprises.com/Oilpans/8liter.html

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The No Wake Zone / Memorial Day
« on: May 30, 2016, 10:06:06 AM »
Just want to take a moment and thank our brave service members past and present.

Remembering those we lost can be both a blessing and a curse.
I have family from all walks of military service,  from The British Royal Navy,  to the Army, including the 101st Airborne, Screaming Eagles, The Marines and the US Navy.  Your service made this country what it is. You will always be remembered as heroes.

May you finally rest knowing your families are safe.

Never forget.

GT

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Boat Showcase / Re: Fordlover.....
« on: May 24, 2016, 06:36:14 PM »
Wow GT........... that is the first time i have seen sense and.  Ford in the same sentence.  I tried not to make the same mistake moving forward with this thread. :banghead:

Could have said cents... lol

My bad,  won't happen again.

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Projects / Re: Water Line Plumbing Help
« on: May 24, 2016, 01:40:28 PM »
That EFI is going to kick your ass. Get an open loop kit.

You can throttle the water down at the gate so it will at least idle at about 150F, don't go any warmer.

Yes, you can totally go to 1/2" hose,  no problem.

That motor is never going to be a screamer. 220 hp at the absolute most.

GT

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