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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / replacing steering
« on: January 07, 2018, 01:02:03 PM »
so I pulled out the old steering which is a sternmaster mark 111 I can't find the exact replacement .dont know if they even make it anymore..reason I want to replace with the right one is i want to be able to use the original bezel and steering wheel adopter. any input on which replacement part would be best .
boat is a 21ft open bow Advantage

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / ISO fiberglass bucket
« on: September 27, 2017, 08:41:03 PM »
any one out there have a Fiberglass bucket they can let me borrow for a few weeks. my uncle is needing one for mock up on his restore of his 1979 cole. his seats r out foe upholstery and he just wanting to get a head start on a few things while they r out. will need them for a week or so. his seats are a month out in upholstery shop
willing to leave deposit

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / New HEI distributor and now this
« on: July 25, 2017, 08:23:41 PM »
installed a new HEI distributor on the BBC while getting the timing set I noticed a little smoke coming from this "part"(white insulator block thing) not sure what it's called exactly but  it was very hot to the touch . I know it has a orange wire from the starter a purple wire from ignition  then purple wire goes to electric choke on carb. so I took orange and purple wire off the white block aka "part"  and went to fire the engine, the engine would fire but not run. so I guess my questions are. is this common for this to get hot  or is it cause my new distributor. and  what would be the best fix since when I disconnect wires from the block my engine will not run. The old ignition was a Mallory "marine" point style

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WTB / 3 3/8 Tach sale trade or borrow!!!
« on: July 05, 2017, 09:48:24 PM »
looking to see if any one had a extra tach laying around. need one to get me through until I can order my guage set. thanks

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / BBC REC Port tunnel ram 4sale
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:19:56 PM »
gett this outta my garage please 220 takes it home. it's dirty  but you know it will clean up nice

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / oil on spark plugs
« on: May 27, 2017, 12:50:23 PM »
replacing plugs on my buddy's boat 2 of the plugs had a good amount of oil on them. is this pretty common or is he looking at something worse. also does he need the vacumm hose from the valve cover to carb or can he eliminate them and put breathers on?

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Boats For Sale / Rare 19ft Wildercraft lite lay up tunnel
« on: April 07, 2017, 02:38:30 PM »
don't really want to but it's time to sell her. family getting bigger and boat is getting smaller.
19ft Wildercraft tunnel hull lite lay up
468 BBC with maybe only 15 hours onfresh build
edlebrock performer rpm aluminum heads
edlebrock performer intake
Harland rockers
clay Smithcan
Holley 750
TRW forged pistons
excel HEI dizzy
Dooley pan
SS BRAIDED water and fuel lines
dominator set back pump with manual brand new place diverter
new wiring throughout the whole boat
new guages
steering rack and pinion new. engine was built by Barry Olber at obnoxious racing engine. boat ran high 70s with 3 guys and icechest
everything on the boat is brand new just did a restore on boat last winter and wasn't expecting to have another baby so I need N bigger boat. I'm sure I'm forgetting some details .  but feel free to call me 714 366 3911
10500$  or obo

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Boats For Sale / Wtf open bow
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:28:11 PM »
Looking for a open bow family cruiser around 12k with BBC. Anyone know of one please let me know

The No Wake Zone / Is Tom Papp memorial gonna happen?
« on: November 28, 2016, 10:02:45 PM »
I know the lake has been down right disgusting this year but is there any talks about the annual meeting taking place ?

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Batteries and charging?
« on: August 30, 2016, 10:47:44 PM »
So how do you all "maintain" your battery during the on/off season. Do you use a "maintainer" type charger with float monitor all year round or only in winter time? I know most batteries liked to be charged different.  I'm in the market for a new battery and just wondering  what going to be the best bet. I've all used a maintainer on my battery whenever  it's not in use and never had a battery problem. Just curious how some of you go about?

Hulls / Lite lay up?
« on: August 18, 2016, 04:53:46 PM »
Just curious to see what some of the experts think about them. Are they practical for recreation use or are they simply something that should only be ran early in the morning and late in the evening and treated as a "drag" boat? Thanks in advance

Interior / Bimini top
« on: July 07, 2016, 07:37:34 PM »
Wheres a good place to purchase a top not looking for anything custom colors just woukd like some shade for the little ones

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Exhaust/ water lines/ valve?
« on: June 29, 2016, 06:29:22 PM »
My uncle just purchase this boat. in the pictures below r the waterlines for the exhuast. The waterlines have a valve on the end (after the inlets) that can be opened or closed. His question to me was "do i run the valves closed when running and or slightly cracked?" 

Boats For Sale / ISO open bow BBC turn key
« on: May 31, 2016, 08:24:08 PM »
Have a buddy in the market for an open bow .  As fars as options on boat i guess that cones with price but he definelty wants a bbc with at least a berk or dominator pump. Nothing more then 12k if anyone knows or sees one give me a PM . Thanks in advance

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Exhuast leak
« on: May 02, 2016, 08:56:24 PM »
Anyone ever get their logs (manifolds) decked/surfaced before. I have a exhaust leak and am thinking the logs might have a little warping going on. Looking for a machine shop near me to get it done in a timely manner.  Im in Fullerton Ca

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Ticking from rocker arm
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:15:09 PM »
So i cant get rid of a "ticking" coming from cylinder 1 exhuast rocker arm. I know the roller rockers tick but for some reason this one seem to be the loudest.  My buddy and i have pulled the valve cover while its running to make sure its getting oil out of its peep hole which it is...checked to make sure it was  Adjusted it to zero lash and still ticks loud. Its a 468 bbc  any thoughts? 

Random Boat Parts For Sale / Teleflex bezel & wheel adapter
« on: April 19, 2016, 10:33:42 PM »
I have a brand new Red anodized  bezel and adapter for sale.  Purchased the wrong ones for my style helm. 50$ for both will ship.  Brand new just not in package from Hardin marine

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / What a starter shouldn't look like
« on: April 19, 2016, 09:06:03 PM »
My buddy pick up a boat for super cheap and every minute we find another reason why!!!

Jet Pumps / Pump rebuild time
« on: April 11, 2016, 01:29:30 PM »
My thrust bearing is bad so its time for a rebuild.  I know a lot of you guys recommend B1, Gs and a few other names floating around. My question is has anyone ever used Marine Industries West, in Anaheim. I have used them to get parts and the guys all seem super friendly to help. Wondering if anyone has any experience with these guys

Projects / My float is finally ready.
« on: April 07, 2016, 06:38:27 PM »
A little over a year ago my father in law handed this boat down to me for a good "family deal" we pulled his engine and everything else in the boat and he left me with the hull and pump only. Well at that point it was time for me to get busy trying to put together all the missing pieces.  Long story short its been a busy, expensive and stressful last 12 months. Im glad i finally got it to the point it is at many sleepless nights and beers went into doing all the work by myself.  I feel exceptional proud kniwing my father in law (who passed away before he coukd see it finished) woukd be super stoked to see tbis boat finally hitting the water again after 20 years of sitting in the garage. RIP Bud this ones for you!
19ft Wildercraft
468bbc  pump gas deal
Edelbrock performer heads and intake
Edelbrock hydraulic lifters
Harland sharp rocker arms
Claysmith cam
TRD forged pistions

Dominator split bowl

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / We been hacked.
« on: March 17, 2016, 01:19:44 AM »
It's the government not wanted loud jet boats taking over the world

Random Boat Parts For Sale / BBC PARTS FOR SALE
« on: March 12, 2016, 10:43:45 PM »
Here a few items I have for sale 2 different oil pans, fuel filters, exhaust tips, steering wheel, shifter, flywheel with 1359 pto, engine cradle.  If interested give me a shout.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Guages and sending units
« on: March 07, 2016, 06:11:51 PM »
So is it true if u have autometer guages you need autometer sending units and so on and so forth for all  other guages out there on the market?

Miscellaneous / Spam / Yamaha R1 4 sale
« on: March 02, 2016, 03:53:23 PM »
2000 Yamaha 4 sale. 1200 obo.  It Was my father-in-law bike . He passed away (no not on the bike) have no need for one of these in my life!

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Turnbuckles
« on: February 22, 2016, 08:54:47 PM »
Any one know where I can find turnbuckles like the ones in the picture around Fullerton Ca. I've already been to mcfadden dale and a few other auto stores. I want one like this to adjust my alternator

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