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The No Wake Zone / Re: Can't find my direction
« on: October 20, 2016, 12:24:58 PM »
Blatant threadjack  warning:  come next month I will have a 3bed/2bath house with pool and boat parking for rent in south Corona.  Quiet neighborhood and cool ass landlord.  Likely around $2000 mo.  Let's talk...

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Can't find my direction
« on: October 20, 2016, 09:39:40 AM »
Time is your ally right now.  Cali may vote to make it completely legal.  That may drive down your profit in the short term, but it may also allow you to have more success buying an affordable home.  Regardless of what you pay, always pay it off as early as possible and never be late.  Also double check what the taxes will be when they readjust.  The taxes on my new house will be double what the owner was paying last year.e

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Can't find my direction
« on: October 20, 2016, 08:56:21 AM »
LOL
I have two friends right now that live on big boats just because of the high cost of housing.  One in Dana Point for about a year now who is a foreman for one of the richest men in So Cal, and one in Long Beach going on 20.  Raised two kids on a 52' Chris Craft thru high school who both earned full ride scholarships for basketball.  He was a scrap metal dealer who never finished high school.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Can't find my direction
« on: October 19, 2016, 11:20:12 PM »
Too tired to give your comments the thought they deserve, but one thing in home buying that I touched on earlier.  When buying a house at these low interest rates we still went with a 30 year note.  I like the flexibility of having the choice of how much to pay each month.  Unless something monumental happens, every month I add an additional 15-20% to the payment to be applied against the principal.  Net result is paying off a 30 year loan in half the time but protecting myself some from the unexpected.  It is the smartest simplest thing any homebuyer can do for themselves is to get the house paid off as soon as possible.

I saw a headline just now that says you need to make 90K to afford the average 2 bedroom apt in OC.  It linked me to another article that give some insights that folks like Squirrel Master might like to read.
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/rent-658479-rents-orange.html

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Can't find my direction
« on: October 19, 2016, 09:39:41 PM »
GT you live in a very unusual area as far as real estate values are concerned.  $4000 a month rents a mansion most anywhere else in the country.  And home values gaining 40% since 2009 is pretty unusual too but is likely that many folks in homes found the values going down 30% or more pretty rapidly.
Owning a house is not always a good investment, but if you find something you feel like might be a "forever home" than that is a lot of intangibles that are hard to put a price on.  What I was suggesting to Squirrel Master is that because he seems hot to buy sooner rather than later is that when the economic bubble bursts this next time, and it will, the loan he took out for $400K he will continue to be on the hook for while the house is only worth $280K and there will be many in the area for sale.  If he has his cash in the bank, he can comfortably buy way more house than previously expected, which will pay off down the road.  The same goes for investing.  Smart folks are keeping their cash out of the market, waiting to jump in when stocks get cheap.  The window won't be open for long, but it will allow smart folks to minimize their losses.  At least that is my plan.
This next bubble popping will be different.  The government will not be able to print another 9 Billion dollars of stimulus like they did this time.  We will be burdened by Obamacare in full effect, we have half of the country on public assistance already and jobs continue to leave.  Stock prices are way over inflated now, they have a long way to fall.  And that is why I am using other people's money (rent) to pay for my new house.  I waited nearly 20 years to buy a second home.  Refinanced a few times along the way to get better rates while never taking out cash, and always paid biweekly so my 30 loan was done in 18.
Bottom line is that I was looking for a way to invest outside of the stock market.  I lost 35% in the Obama recession and I don't have time to make that up again.  At least with other people paying the loans on assets I own, just seems to make more sense at least in the short term while we see how the world is going to fix itself.   And congrats on the house GT, she's a beaut.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Can't find my direction
« on: October 19, 2016, 12:21:24 PM »
So many indicators saying now that the economy worldwide is about to tank, that it is hard to ignore the probability.  There is more cash sitting on the sidelines just waiting to see what happens, than anytime in the last 100 years.  Any house you buy in the future may very well be heavily discounted over its price today.  As a current owner of 3 houses, I can tell you that ownership aint all sunshine and smooth water.  Termites, tile, and taxes are all really expensive for owners but not renters.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Ford 460 cam Roller setup suggestion
« on: October 13, 2016, 12:48:01 PM »
I have a set of 14 Scorpion roller rockers for sale.  Just call Summit and buy one more pair.  Pretty sure they are 1.7s.   Make me an offer.

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: GC's Moving Sale
« on: October 09, 2016, 12:40:33 PM »
I just looked up the numbers and I think it is an 800 cfm.  #80466
It is a marine carb, one J tube is perfect and one looks to have been trimmed a bit.  It is a double pump with mechanical secondaries.  I am in Redlands but I drive all over in the afternoons.
It ain't pretty as someone painted it lime green but an overnight dip in carb cleaner will take care of that.  It has been on a shelf for years so it will need gaskets anyway.  Looks to be appx $650 new from Summit.  How does $350 sound?

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: GC's Moving Sale
« on: October 09, 2016, 10:56:42 AM »
Garage cleaning day.  Don't have room for this stuff in the new garage so it really needs to go.
Somebody needs this stuff.  Yeah even my Mopar shiz.  That is a dream boat that just isn't gonna get built anytime in the next decade.
Don't make me leave all this stuff on Crewchief's front porch or take it to the dump.  :banghead:

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Lower River / Re: McIntyre Park Trailer and Spot
« on: October 07, 2016, 01:12:28 PM »
That drive time from OC is a bit optimistic don't you think?    :screwy:

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WTB / Re: Looking for 460 short block
« on: September 12, 2016, 09:15:16 PM »
Any chance you live in Utah?   I have one I'd love to sell but it is there and I am not.   It could be brought back with enough warning.  What are you looking for?  Stock heads kinda deal?

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Damn missed it by a minute.   Awesome that it survived the dyno, now its OFF TO THE RACES !!!

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locos Ochos!
« on: September 09, 2016, 08:55:44 PM »
Are you going to be staying around afterwards?   Ill be  glad to buy you a beer or two after my dental appt. Monday.   Good luck at Westec.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Locos Ochos!
« on: September 09, 2016, 10:45:46 AM »
Are you going to be staying around afterwards?   Ill be  glad to buy you a beer or two after my dental appt. Monday.   Good luck at Western.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Boat cleaner
« on: September 08, 2016, 07:40:19 PM »
The Hot Sauce is good.  Works as claimed, but there are other products that IMO work with less elbow grease.  Now the Transom Sauce is the bomb.  I wouldn't use anything else back there.  The spray bottle suck ass though.  I have had half a dozen bad ones, and only 2 or 3 good ones.

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: GC's Moving Sale
« on: September 07, 2016, 08:36:05 PM »
I live in Redlands but work in Corona.  I cover a lot of ground every day.  Im sure I could meet you somewhere.

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: GC's Moving Sale
« on: September 07, 2016, 05:44:06 PM »
The throttle is a REX and it pushes the cable straight out the back.  It is a floor mount NOT stringer mount.  Works like new and no rust.


On the 850 Holley, I will have to look and it is packed away with the Mopar stuff right now.  I don't think it has the J tubes though.  It is an ugly painted green carb that I think was on Ralph's race boat.

The logs are just dirty from being in storage, they won't need much to be shiney like new.  The Ford ones I have are definitely not shiney and pretty but they are solid.  Pardon the duct tape on the windage tray, it is holding a bag of bolts.

Cadillac parts?  LOL       I did almost build a big ass Poncho motor for my boat early on instead of the Olds.

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: GC's Moving Sale
« on: September 07, 2016, 02:12:55 PM »
Did u say 440 dodge stuff too 😳


Noooo       I have been a Mopar guy since birth and have always had a dream of building a jet boat with the same kind of 472 stroker motor that I have run in my cars (550hp 575 tq).   The mounts and exhaust are cherry and $$$ but cash makes people do strange things.   Make me an offer, I gotta go up to Hesperia soon anyway.   Also understand if you ever get this built, I want a ride or 10.


Sent from my iPhone using SoCal Jet Boats

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: GC's Moving Sale
« on: September 07, 2016, 09:14:33 AM »
Sorry no puke tank.

Typical foot throttle, but I can't remember if it pushes or pulls. Good shape, no rust.
I will try to get pics up tomorrow night if I survive tonight's party.

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / GC's Moving Sale
« on: September 07, 2016, 06:38:47 AM »
After 20 years in the same place, I now find myself having to move across town.  I have collected a few things for "projects" along the way that I now just want to get rid of instead of moving them.  Pics will follow when I can get them out of my wife's camera (which may have just gone to Mexico to cover some off road race).

Olds 455 Logs and snails, polished    $100

Olds 455 windage tray w/ bolts         $40

Ford 460 MSD                                  $100

Ford 460 longbolt logs/snails  UGLY    Best offer

460 valve covers w/ some outside rust    $25

stringer mount foot throttle                 $25

460 PTO  ugly                                     $20

More details to follow at some point.   Still trying to decide if I'm selling a Holley 850 and my stash of Chrysler jetboat stuff.

Nice Mallory dizzy with Accel wires and looms  (forgot if it is Olds or Ford)  $100     

All items are in the I.E. and I would rather not try to ship most of this stuff.   Step right up, Operators are standing by.

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SoCal Lakes / Re: So cal lakes???
« on: September 06, 2016, 07:57:16 PM »
Perris feels really small at anything over 35 mph and smooth water is almost non-existent.  If you look at a map three fourths of the lake is a 5 mph zone.  Plus much of that area is only about 5 ft. deep.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Little olds help
« on: September 06, 2016, 07:53:51 PM »
I have an Olds windage tray with bolts if you want an easy painless way to minimize oil drag on the crank.  $40 + the ride.   :thumbup:

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WarZone / Re: Looking for a jet!
« on: September 01, 2016, 12:51:55 PM »
Tips & Tricks for an Olds?   There are a ton.  Lately there are a few guys here who seem to be having success running these engines.  Use the search feature and find the article that Timm wrote years ago, as it will give you more tips than you can use, but more importantly it discusses how to find the right machine shop.  Hopefully someone has it easily found and can post a link for you.
Long story short is that these engines were never meant for high sustained rpms.  They can't return the oil to the pan fast enough and starve the bottom end.  There are several ways to fix that luckily.   Good luck with it, and be careful as there are a lot of shady builders in the high dez.

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WarZone / Re: Looking for a jet!
« on: September 01, 2016, 10:07:04 AM »
My best advice is to get your money back.   Selling that boat will be tough as it is not a brand that many have heard of, and isnt "flashy" enough to make up for that.  Plus you are going to spend every bit of $6000 rebuilding that 455 properly.   If you take shortcuts on either the rebuilds, the parts quality, or the break in, and you will have to do it again.
Sorry, but you asked.

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: D3ve-A2A heads for sale
« on: August 31, 2016, 11:20:09 AM »
I live in Redlands but I work M-F in Corona so I cover quite a bit of distance most days.   Phelan isn't too far at all.  However the last two sets of heads I have bought have both been condemned by the machine shop for cracks.  The second set I got from a member here who promptly dropped out of sight.
 You sure these are solid?   What happened to the motor?

I will PM you my phone number and let's see if we can work something out.

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