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The No Wake Zone / Fool's Gold
« on: May 17, 2008, 04:10:29 PM »
This is in the No Wake Zone.  ;D

Basically, I ran out of money before I bought all of the correct parts for what I want to achieve (engine only). All the parts I have are correct except for the heads (way too small runners and way too small valves). I'm thinking about getting a Summit card, 360 days same as cash for purchases over $500 (monthly mininum payment  required) which means when next year's tax return comes in I can pay them off and still have cash left over from the return. It sounds too easy and like a kid in a Candy Store I have to be not thinking straight on this idea that I have. The heads that I'm looking at come "loaded" with all the parts I would be buying even if I bought them "unloaded" (titantium locks, retainers, 7 degree, triple springs handle 800 lift, ss big valves, etc...) and are less expensive than buying them unloaded and buying the valvetrain seperately.


The No Wake Zone / OT cool pics
« on: May 15, 2008, 04:29:02 PM »
One is like a hall and the other is a bathroom, painted ceiling/floor...

Jet Pumps / fwd/rev control ?
« on: May 14, 2008, 08:38:02 AM »
Yesterday when I changed my forward/reverse control's cable I found that the control itself has some weird slop in it. The control moves in and out a 1/2" from it's gunnel mount (green arrow in pic). I found a aluminum nut that took care of the slop (blue arrow) and it works great now but it "ain't right". I'm guessing it's missing a part or something? Idea's?

The No Wake Zone / OT women
« on: May 12, 2008, 04:31:01 PM »
Another cpoy and paiste of a email, it made me laugh at the end of my sh!tty day so here it is:

When girls don't put out!!

I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ so much. And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing. I have never figured out why men think with their head and women with their heart.


One evening last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into bed.  Well, the passion starts to heat up, and she eventually says, 'I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me.'

I said, 'WHAT??!! What was that?!'

So she says the words that every boyfriend on the planet dreads to hear...

'You're just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man.'

She responded to my puzzled look by saying, 'Can't you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?'

Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep.

The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to spend time with her. We went out to a nice lunch and then went shopping at a big, big unnamed department store. I walked around with her while she tried on several different very expensive outfits. She couldn't decide which one to take, so I told her we'd just buy them all. She wanted new shoes to compliment her new clothes, so I said, 'Lets get a pair for each outfit.'

We went on to the jewelry department where she picked out a pair of diamond earrings. Let me tell you... she was so excited. She must have thought I was one wave short of a shipwreck. I started to think she was testing me because she asked for a tennis bracelet when she doesn't even know how to play tennis.

I think I threw her for a loop when I said, 'That's fine, honey.' She was almost nearing sexual satisfaction from all of the excitement. Smiling with excited anticipation, she finally said, 'I think this is all dear, let's go to the cashier.'

I could hardly contain myself when I blurted out, 'No honey, I don't feel like it.'

Her face just went completely blank as her jaw dropped with a baffled, 'WHAT?'

I then said, 'Honey! I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while. You're just not in touch with my financial needs as a man enough for me to satisfy your shopping needs as a woman.'

And just when she had this look like she was going to kill me, I added, 'Why can't you just love me for who I am and not for the things I buy you?'

Apparently I'm not having sex tonight either....but at least that b!tch knows I'm smarter than her.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Alcohol vs. Gas
« on: May 08, 2008, 07:48:20 PM »
I need to make a decision and stick with it and incorparate my decision into my plan. I'm debateing (sp?) on whether or not to run alcohol, E85, or race gas in my jet boat. I'm trying to consider safety, HP, fuel consumption, and cost. I really don't care if I have to bring extra fuel with me on my trips to the water.

When alcohol burns I've been told there aren't any visible flames, I'm not sure if I like that idea for my (hopefully) fast lake boat. I think running alcohol gets more HP but I have no idea how much more HP. Alcohol engines, I've read, use 30 - 60% more fuel. I don't want to drive to the sandbar and immediately have to turn around and head back because the boat's running out of fuel. I'm also not expecting to drive my boat for hours and hours of play. I can get more fuel in the boat by switching tanks but there has to be a point where it isn't cost effective, fuel is heavy. I have no idea how much alcohol fuel costs.

With E85 there is 15% gasoline in it so at least I should know if some of it is on fire. I have no idea if running E85 makes more HP. With E85 I've read that fuel consumption goes up 30 - 50%. E85 is the least expensive fuel that I know of, about $3 a gallon.

Lastly is race gas. Definately produces smoke when it's on fire. Fuel consumption is less than alcohol or E85. Cost of the fuel is $6 a gallon minimum. I believe that it makes the least HP compared to the other 2 types of fuels mentioned, but I really don't know for sure.

I need some advice/input from people that have the answers on different types of fuels, I know there are a few people on here that run or have run alcohol, and if the advice/input has with fast lake jet boats in mind it's even better. Thanks!

A couple of side notes:
I did talk with TIMINATOR on the phone for quite some time on the subject and his answer was definately race gas.
I typed in the word "alcohol" on SoCal's search bar and there are far too many topics with alcohol in them.  >:D

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / 1972 Ford 460 w/all hardware
« on: April 15, 2008, 07:09:58 PM »
This is a 1972 Ford 460 in excellant condition. Cylinders and crankshaft are all standard sized and all in excellant condition. All new gaskets, seals, and timing chain. All jet boat marine hardware is included. The Holley 600 carb needs to be rebuilt. $2,000. This is also listed on eBay starting at one penny with no reserve!

The No Wake Zone / OT Weather Report
« on: April 12, 2008, 09:12:49 AM »
Another infamous copy and paiste...

""Black" hurricanes...

Well, it appears our African-American friends have found yet something else to be pissed about. A black congresswoman, from Florida , has complained that the
names of hurricanes are all Caucasian sounding names.

She would prefer some names that reflect African-American culture such as
Chamiqua, Tanisha, Woeisha, Shaqueal, and Jamal. I am NOT making this up!

She would also like the weather reports to be broadcast in Language that street
people can understand because one of the problems that happened in New Orleans
was, that black people couldn't understand the seriousness of the situation,
due to the racially biased language of the weather report.

I can hear it now:
A weatherman in Miami and Tampa says...

"Wazz up, mutha-fukkas! Hehr-i-cane Chamiqua be
headin' fo' yo ass like Leroy on a crotch rocket!
Bitch be a category fo'! So grab yo' chirren, yo'
Ho, be leavin yo crib, and head fo' da nearest
guv'ment office fo yo FREE shit!"

The No Wake Zone / 460 Ford
« on: April 11, 2008, 09:36:13 PM »
I put together my first 460. FYI, you want to put the timing chain cover on before you install the oil pan. Working with the 36 year old crap cast timing chain cover was a pain in the asss in general for me as well. Otherwise, real simple and easy to put together. Hopefully it runs and doesn't leak.  :D
cell phone pic

Project Boats For Sale / 1974 Southwind
« on: April 10, 2008, 02:39:36 PM »
1974 Southwind 18' v hull jet boat, Berkeley 12JC, no engine or hardware, single axle trailer, pinks for both hull and trailer, $800

WTB / WTB Agressor 9 vane bowl
« on: April 04, 2008, 03:44:22 PM »
I have a friend who is looking for a Agressor 9 vane bowl. PM me, thanks...

Random Boat Parts For Sale / Aggressor Bronze B
« on: April 04, 2008, 11:44:26 AM »
Posting for a friend, Aggressor bronze B impellor for sale, excellant shape, $350

Cars / Automobiles For Sale / spam trade 4 jet boat
« on: April 03, 2008, 09:26:27 AM »

I was curious so I watched a '30 Ford sedan rat rod and a '30 Ford coupe hot rod on eBay, the rat rod got 6K more than the nice hot rod.  :banghead:

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / What's missing?
« on: April 02, 2008, 02:58:21 PM »
So I have a pile of parts I'm going to eventually call a BBC. What's missing from the pile?

Here's what I have:
block w/freeze plugs, main caps, & cam bearings
pistons assembled with rods
oil pump w/drive & pickup
pushrods w/guides & studs
Terry has the heads
valve springs, retainers, locks
rocker arms
valve covers
timing chain
timing chain cover
oil pan
Terry has the water inlets and outlets
intake manifold
spark arrestor
electric fuel pump
mech. fuel pump block off plate
throttle plate/bracket
HEI distributor
gasket set

I know I'm missing:

What else am I missing/forgetting?

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / looking for 460 Ford specs
« on: March 30, 2008, 01:18:43 PM »
I need torque specs, sequences, etc... for a 460 Ford, from the bottom to the top and everything in between. Is there a web site or??

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / water cooled oil pan
« on: March 25, 2008, 03:58:14 PM »
  I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing... but I can tell you it's an old school way of doing things. Water cooled oil pan, has tubes running around the inside of the oil pan that are fed by the water pump (v-drive), looks like it took some time to make.

You can see where the cooling lines hook up at.

This oil pan has a huge AN oil plug on it, the hole is probably ? 3/4". I emptied about 3 1/2 gallons of water out the drain plug and that's all that came out. So I removed the oil pan and BAM at least 8 quarts of very old sludgey oil all over me, my tools, my hot rod, and my garage floor. Took me hours to clean it all up. When dissassembling an eninge that's been together for a long time stick a screwdriver or something into the oil pan's drain hole and break up the sludge that's sitting in there. 

Projects / Southwind 18
« on: March 22, 2008, 12:46:46 PM »
This is probably going to be a real short thread but here it is anyway. Southwind 18, Berkeley 12JC RTR, Ford 460 we just found out is full of water  :banghead:  and we (my friend Don's and my project)don't think we're going to have enough $ to get her going again. MSD marine box, seats upholstory is good but the wood is shot. Sound hull with excellant stringers, could use a new floor but not mandatory.

Anyone out there, local to me, have a 429/460 Ford they want to sell?

Here's some pics.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Ford starter bolts?
« on: March 22, 2008, 09:26:02 AM »
So today I'm going to start working on the Southwind. It's got a 460 in it and the starter has been removed. I know that Olds and Chevy V8's use special starter bolts with knurls on the shank, do Ford 460's use special starter bolts and if they do what do they look like? Thanks.

Cars / Automobiles For Sale / 1996 Ford Escort
« on: March 18, 2008, 03:41:22 PM »
1996 Ford Escort, 4 door, auto, power steering, power brakes, new: timing belt, water pump, brakes, passed smog last week, I'll post pics and mileage up later... $1,400 obo

Random Boat Parts For Sale / Interior 4 sale
« on: March 18, 2008, 08:19:31 AM »
A friend of mine asked me to post this up for him. An interior out of his Holmes jet boat. Probably a good fit for a mini day cruiser but may fit others as well. This has got to go it's taking up too much room in my backyard. Measurements will be posted later. The bottom cushions are starting to come apart, some more than others. Engine cover included. Nicks here and there. $100

The No Wake Zone / Go BIG or stay home
« on: March 16, 2008, 05:40:05 PM »
This is what I've been working on today. It's a one way ticket to the ER.  :D  Go BIG or stay home!

8' tall, 9' radius, 23 1/2 feet long.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / cams
« on: March 14, 2008, 09:09:57 AM »
I'm going to buy one of three cams, not sure which because i don't know what I'm looking at.  :banghead:  Originally I was going to have a cam designer/builder custom grind me a cam, but thats no longer an option ($$$). They're all really close to being the same... but a little different. Headers are dry SS. Looking for max HP, the lower in the RPM range the better.


261/271 @.050
108 lobe sep.
110 centerline

260/270 @.050
110 lobe sep.
110 centerline

114 lobe sep.
110 centerline

Like I said, they're really close to being the same. Just wondering what numbers move the peak HP/torque lower in the RPM's.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / checking valve springs
« on: March 12, 2008, 06:29:33 PM »
This is probably going to sound really stupid, but...

How do I check to see if a set of valve springs are good for a certain lift? (0.690)

Can I bolt the head to my bench and put a crowbar on the phoker and measure how far the valve will open?

WTB / WTB BBC valve covers
« on: March 12, 2008, 12:08:44 PM »
I'm looking for some BBC tall valve covers that I thought would be easy to find but apparently not. Aluminum, tall, plain (no: fins/names/flames/designs/etc.), not intersted in the new type of sheetmetal/fabbed valve covers. With NO breather/oil fill holes. Thanks!

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