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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Accusump, Holley electric pump
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:38:26 PM »

Roadrunner, If Noah passes put me in line.....

Hulls / Re: Help! What is this? Any good?
« on: July 14, 2013, 08:02:02 AM »
A few days late, but that isn't a 429. It's a Ford FE, 390/427/428 series of engines (and a host of other displacements).  Between the 2 center spark plugs there will be a casting number for the head, that wont determine size but could narrow some stuff down.  Also, look along the block right above the oil pan rail, if you see three bolts on each side that go into the block about where you think the main caps might be that would be good as it would most likely be a 427.  Else pulling a head is about the only way to determine the actual engine size. 

The No Wake Zone / Re: Anyone a jeeper?
« on: February 02, 2013, 07:39:35 AM »
Yeah, 1988 had it since 92.  Small lift, winch, Rubicon wheels/tires, Howell EFI, and a bunch of other stuff.  Lots of miles but still goes where I want it to.   Dont' get out nearly as much as I'd like........

Jet Pumps / Re: What is this part called??
« on: January 20, 2013, 09:33:09 PM »
If he rotates the arm 180 degrees then the shifter will be work opposite however it's hooked up now. 

Jet Pumps / Re: What is this part called??
« on: January 20, 2013, 08:15:27 AM »
Does it still work?  Because from the pic it looks like just the protective sleeve came out.  Judging from the angle it makes attaching to the shifter arm even if you put a new cable in it will do the same thing.  I think you need to lower the mounting point so the cable is more inline with the shifter arm.  As long as the cable itself isn't broken (or seriously bent at that end) you should be able to use it for quite a while. 

Hulls / Re: Which Rogers Hull do I have?
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:44:31 AM »
You have the Bonneville.  They were all bubbledecks from what I know.  The Bonneville TR is as stated 19 foot and has dropped chines.  (A Rogers Cyclone has a flat deck and a steeper keel, and the Super Cyclone has the flat deck with the Bonneville bottom).  Not sure if all those were available in 74. 

Jet Pumps / Re: Stainless steel Imp question
« on: May 06, 2012, 06:30:53 PM »
No.  It sounds like it's time to pull the pump apart and have a look at all the bearings, and also at the splines on the pump shaft an in the PTO.  How long has it been since any of that stuff was checked?  I'd say the thrust bearing is shot, won't know though without a teardown.

Jet Pumps / Re: Shaft and bowl.. wear..?
« on: April 12, 2012, 05:36:46 PM »
Yes, they are like a sleeve, I believe the proper term is cutlass bearing.  They aren't expensive or hard to get, I'd just give Tom at Jetboat Performance a call, don't know where you are but that's where I buy my stuff.  How were the packing seals?  That would be something else I'd replace.  If  they were hard as a rock that would definitely cause a leak, although there are other areas, around the transom seal, how are the hoses, etc. 

Jet Pumps / Re: Shaft and bowl.. wear..?
« on: April 12, 2012, 03:12:34 PM »
Doesn't look bad to me in the pics, you can always take a micrometer to it and measure if there is any significant difference between the area where the bearing/seals are and the part of the shaft adjacent to those areas.  Was it leaking?  The area where the bowl seal goes looks like it might be worn a touch but if it's not leaking then I would just go with a new seal and call it a day.   As far as frozen bowls that probably refers to something that had water in it, froze, and cracked.  I think they make a greasable insert/sleeve that goes into a bowl where the bearings go, after the bowl is machined of course.  I'd replace the bowl bearings since you have it out. 

Interior / Re: Upholstery
« on: February 02, 2012, 12:19:02 PM »
I use Garzas Upholstery in El Monte.  Cars and boats. 

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: Epoxy paint
« on: January 12, 2012, 10:16:24 PM »
What do you mean by fail?  I did m boat with automotive paint and helped a friend with his, came out fine. 
 What were you using?

Projects / Re: 74 Rogers
« on: June 03, 2011, 07:00:08 PM »
I also have a couple of 2x6's, think they are 10 foot, was going to redo the bunks on my old boat but never got around to it, if someone wants them I'll make you a good deal, as in you come get them and you can have them. 

Projects / Re: 74 Rogers
« on: June 03, 2011, 06:57:32 PM »
Got the scoop and caps back from the polishers, 55 bucks for all to have them done.  Not a bad deal.  Also painted the gas tanks with some trunk paint I had laying around, since normal paint wouldn't cover the sanding scratches there from getting the carpet glue off.  Came out ok. 

Projects / Re: bassett headers/water injection
« on: June 01, 2011, 07:33:54 AM »
have a new project and first set of water injected bassatt over transom headers....problem is they are rusted out and need to replace the sections where the water lines bolt up. Dose anyone know what size bungs to replace these with and also what kind of fitting is used to screw into them? Any input would be great. Thanks

I go them from Mcmaster Carr when I needed some.  If just one section was bad on one pipe, I'd say do it.  But when you mention sections you are going to be better off with another set of headers.   If you work at an exhaust shop, then maybe you could fix them so you dont have to keep repairing them. 

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Pesky intermittent issue
« on: May 28, 2011, 07:49:48 AM »
Do you have the starter that has a solenoid on it?  Some 460's did.  Or is it the standard looking Ford starter?

Projects / Re: 74 Rogers
« on: May 24, 2011, 07:29:44 AM »
Yes, the driveway was my "paint booth."  It gets some flaws in it from that but I have shot two cars in the same spot and they still look good.  I got lucky in that the afternoon wasn't breezy, usually the morning is better but I was busy taping it up.  All the stuff came from TCP Global, was reasonably priced.  I think I spent around 400 on paint and materials including tape, but not including a paper/tape dispenser, which I wish I had bought years ago, that saved a LOT of time. 

Projects / Re: 74 Rogers
« on: May 22, 2011, 09:21:39 PM »
Definitely Cole, think I'll be at the AVI the 18th, don't know if I'll bring this or the "family truckster," depends on how many of the normal characters go, I'll buy the first good to see both on the water!!!

Projects / Re: 74 Rogers
« on: May 21, 2011, 08:46:07 PM »
It totally changed the look of the boat.  I am very happy with it, especially since I couldn't stand the old color.  Finished buttoning up most of  the rest of it, the business end, the interior, etc.  Now just need to pick up the scoop at the polishers, along with the gas caps, hook up some fuel lines, redo the trailer bearings and to the lake.  Won't have any time to work on it til June though, just in time for summer.

Projects / Re: 74 Rogers
« on: May 21, 2011, 08:42:37 PM »
Not satisfied with that, some deep blue metalflake went in the first clear coat.  And the second.  I used medium sized flake, and also mixed in some holographic micro flake, so even when you aren't at a good angle you see flashes of colors other than blue. 

Projects / Re: 74 Rogers
« on: May 21, 2011, 08:28:42 PM »
And now.......paint.  Finally a good Friday and weekend, dry, warm, etc.  From that ugly blue to ugly gray.  Then Daytona blue pearl from TCP.

Projects / Re: 74 Rogers
« on: May 15, 2011, 10:29:48 AM »
Unfortunately, there was the forecast of rain this weekend, so spraying it was out of the question.  That, and the fact that I forgot to order the primer when I bought the paint............
So next weekend will have to do. 

Projects / Re: 74 Rogers
« on: May 15, 2011, 10:28:00 AM »
So, time for some paint, almost anyway.  Sanded all the blue color with 600, scuffed with scotchbrite, wiped with wax and grease remover, which took maybe an hour.  Then taping off the color, that took a bit longer........

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: bassett headers
« on: May 15, 2011, 09:15:33 AM »

There's a set of headers, dry though not water injected, out the Palm Desert way.  If you go to Bassetts site look for the ones listed for 427 Ford. 

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