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The No Wake Zone / Re: Current situation.... So this just happened.
« on: November 21, 2018, 02:20:28 PM »
Wish I was closer bro , would love to help out

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Cam question.
« on: January 24, 2018, 01:17:08 PM »
First thing is to be sure you actually have a lobe going away, take an oil sample to see if there is any signs of metal. Then pull the spark plugs so you can perform a compression test to possibly pin point the problem cylinder, then pull off both valve covers and roll the engine over to check for excessive clearance between the rocker arms and valve stem tips. Then if you think you found the suspect lobe, install a dial indicator on a known good lobe, intake or exhaust, and take a lift reading at the rocker arm/valve and compare it to the suspect lobe. Sad news is, if you actually have a lobe/lifter that is failing; the metal contamination has already traveled throughout the entire engine's oiling system and impregnated into the cam, main & rod bearings, it’s time to completely dissemble the engine have everything properly cleaned and certain components replaced and prepare for a clean fresh assembly, that’s if someone wants to do it right, short cuts could result in another premature failure due to the residual contamination….good luck

Boat Racing / Re: Roll Call: 2016 Long Beach Sprint Nationals
« on: August 06, 2016, 11:21:28 PM »
Hell ya"  just scored free tickets from Adam ( 454 Caribbean)  Thanks Adam".   Free tickets scored"" Bitches "" Haha" see you  hooligans tomorrow 😎👍🍻

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Boat Racing / Re: Roll Call: 2016 Long Beach Sprint Nationals
« on: August 06, 2016, 10:47:52 PM »
Tickets given to boatsnhoes. Two of my favorite things!

Boat Racing / Re: Roll Call: 2016 Long Beach Sprint Nationals
« on: August 06, 2016, 10:30:53 PM »

I have a pair of tickets for Sunday if anybody wants them. Free. Text me 7145527187. I'm in rancho cucamonga.
just sent you a text. 😎👍

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Boat Racing / Re: Roll Call: 2016 Long Beach Sprint Nationals
« on: August 06, 2016, 08:31:41 PM »
I have a pair of tickets for Sunday if anybody wants them. Free. Text me 7145527187. I'm in rancho cucamonga.

The No Wake Zone / Re: If you have a dog read this
« on: July 19, 2016, 09:08:12 PM »
I would give anything to have had an extra 2 and1/2 months with my chocolate lab. Similar situation as yours. Sorry for your loss.

The No Wake Zone / Re: If you have a dog read this
« on: July 19, 2016, 09:07:39 PM »
Sorry for your loss brother, I have had to put down one of my baby's and I feel your pain. It's Absolutely the hardest thing in the world.

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The No Wake Zone / If you have a dog read this
« on: July 19, 2016, 08:58:55 PM »
So as some of you may know our 11 1/2 year old lab got sick a week before Mother's Day AVI trip which is why we weren't able to make it to the event. She wouldn't eat and started throwing up. My wife took here to the vet and over a course of a few days of testing they came to the conclusion she had two large masses in her chest that were some form of cancer. They said there is nothing you can do at this point other than make here comfortable and she will just decline and we will have to bring her in to be put down. Obviously we were devastated! My cousins told me about a judge she works for that is giving his sick dog Cannapet and Carnavora and his dog is acting like a puppy again. Anybody who knows me knows I'm the biggest anti drug guy on the planet. I told my cousin thanks but no thanks I love my dog by I'm not going to jail over her. He told me no it is perfectly legal and they have a website. So reluctantly but right away we checked it out. We said what the heck we have everything to gain and nothing to lose so we overnights the heaviest strength for pets in crisis. We had it the next day. Sara still hadn't ate, within 24 hours of giving her the Cannapet her appetite returned with a vengeance and she acted like a puppy again. Long story short we got to have our beloved Sara for another 2 1/2 months. She was doing great but last week started showing decline. We dropped her off at grandmas house on Wednesday and started our Laughlin vacation. Thursday morning grandma called and said she still hadn't ate and wouldn't get up now and she felt it was time. We loaded up the family that morning head to Prescott. Sure enough we got to grandmas and she wouldn't get up or eat anything so we spent a couple hours with her then took her to the Vet for the hardest decision i have ever had to make in my life so far. So I want everyone to know about Cannapet & Carnavora. It may not cure your pet but it will at least give you some extra quality time with your beloved pet and you can at least try to prepare yourself for the inevitable. Hope this helps anyone with a sick pet.

We love you and miss you Sara....

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Oh he likes it. Purple boats, big block fords and good whiskey make his pickle twitch.

SoCal Lakes / Re: Boat quarantine in Cali
« on: July 18, 2015, 02:59:54 PM »

You said common sense... In a government official? Are you on crack?

You got me on the in gear thing. It's simply retarded.  :screwy:

If someone asked my to start my boat dry on the road, I would simply load up my shit and leave, but not before writing Moonbeam a nasty letter stating my distrust in the people they have running the show.

But that would be my choice. Most of the time it is an interpretation issue... Sort of like Facebook, you can say one thing and more often than not it's taken a totally different direction.


You know why government officials lack common sense...

Like I indicated before... The system!
They are just there as puppets! They do what they are told- no common sense!

Exactly why so many jobs are getting replaced with robots

Some idiot above her told her you must do this this and this... And she does it. Without actually thinking about why the hell she's asking one to do such things!

Writing and appealing any of these irrational decisions takes a lot more time than I care to invest.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Carb
« on: July 12, 2015, 04:09:54 PM »
I got the carb to stop leaking some bolts were loose. Will see if it holds up. Boat started up and sounded alright

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Carb
« on: July 12, 2015, 02:23:13 PM »
Doesn't everybody? Been doing it like that all my life. Probably more than 200 carburetors.

It keeps the gaskets from sticking super bad and they stay soft and don't shrink nearly as much.

I have been able to pull the bowls on the a Southwind small blocks 750 double pumper and I built it about five years ago. Re-jetted it and used the original gaskets.

I thought it was pretty cool. My pop was blown away.


Uhmm, No. Seems simple enough and yet I've never even thought of it (but that's not saying much  :o ).
Scrapping gaskets of the carb bowl SUCKS. Holley has new blue gaskets that are better, but when I first got my boat,  :bang head:.

Thanks for the tip.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Carb
« on: July 12, 2015, 02:58:41 AM »
I've been doing that forever, works like a charm

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Pulling motor out
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:21:22 PM »
Thanks to you all.  It just needed a little encouragement. She finally came out.  Appreciate the help. 

The No Wake Zone / Re: biggest loser scjb
« on: April 26, 2015, 09:21:53 PM »
Life is sucking right now to be brutally honest.

The numbers are not bigger, but have not gone the desirable way either... Still the same 255.

That being said, I spent last night with some really great friends and had a blast. First time in a long while that I actually felt "normal".

I am not giving up, but I am going to admit that this is quite a lot harder than I thought it would be.  :banghead:

Updates as they happen.   :-\


Not much here either :-/ I could go on and on with excuses but I know I'm truly tired everyday after work. 7 years in the Marine Corps and that was my cardio every morning, I would run between 3-10 miles. I always battled weight restrictions and would often have to dump 10+ lbs for weigh in. Now that im out (been 7 months) I've still lost 15 lbs since being out but don't look or feel any better.

Really hoping when my cousin comes to visit next month he will light a fire under my ass... he left for North Dakota close to 14 months ago at 6'1" 280lbs. He is now 220 and lives for improvement. He started a youtube channel and I'll get some links up soon.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Rotella vs. VR1
« on: April 02, 2015, 09:01:56 AM »

From what I remember, I think piston planes use a non detergent oil.

Not sure about the zinc.

Interesting question. I think it deserves a look-see.


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Looked into this a little more in depth this morning and you're right GT, most of them are non detergent oil or ash-less dispersant oil. The Phillips 66 oil doesn't have any zinc in it, I'm not sure about the others but I assume they are the same.

After looking into aviation piston engines a bit more they are built to run on zinc-less oils. Now a lot of the newer light sport aircraft and home built stuff use subaru engines or rotex engine which are designed to be used with automotive motor oil. Shell makes an aviation grade oil designed for these engines but it's about 10 bucks a quart, might as well stay with vr1 or something similar.

I did find this page where someone tested a bunch of oils which is pretty interesting.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Casualties at Scjb opener
« on: March 30, 2015, 09:36:52 PM »

correct as always 780 hp then add a 300 shot. It will not be on the nos very often couple passes a weekend. The motor was built as a nos motor by Bostick racing so should be good. I will let you know how the two -8 work out. Thank for the conversation Glen. 👍🍻

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I had problems in the beginning with my first motor getting hot at idle. Switched from single -8 to single -10 dumps fixed, the problem. #hpproblems

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Gotta say It was a great weekend of racing.
My son Vance ran the boat for the first time.
All 4 races ran over 90mph. A top speed of 94.3 Sunday morning.
Looks like I lost my ride to him. Now I'm just the boat owner.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Help.. need good news..
« on: February 22, 2015, 04:33:00 PM »
Success! ! Heads are back on .. worked out bitchin. Thanks everyone for your input..

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Another milky oil thread ...
« on: January 19, 2015, 10:39:57 PM »
Took it out ran great definitely fast... Very fast
Header water off Significantly less milky oil!!!
It still seems like it's not firing perfect and is hard/reluctant to start... Cylinder #1 plug got pretty fouled up after runnin but it runs hard when it is goin !
I'm gonna pull the heads do gaskets and intake gaskets rebuild the carbs this week and I don't even know where to start to get the gelcoat looking better
Got new tires on the trailer for some peace of mind too today :))))

The No Wake Zone / Re: Wife's in of some thoughts and prayers!!!
« on: January 18, 2015, 07:03:49 AM »
I don't know why the worst things happen to the best people. But I tell my wife and kids that God is just recruiting angels. He must be because have you ever seen a bad angel?

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Wife's in of some thoughts and prayers!!!
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:07:10 PM »
Well she's got trough the first of chemo with flying colors minimal side effects and we're getting her pain managed. I want to thank all of you for your kind words and prayers. She's a tough strong woman and on her way to recovery.
Thanks again The Maloney's

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Blower vs nitrous
« on: January 03, 2015, 07:40:15 PM »

If it wasn't a 6 hour drive for me I would go to the TPM. Tried to get my buddy interested enough to fly down, but he has some sort of "thing" his wife wanted him to do LOL...

Well same to you GT! I knew you were a lil ways away but if you end up making it down we can go for a hot lap.


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