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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Oil leak help.
« on: July 03, 2018, 06:13:24 PM »
Valve cover breathers?

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Clogged water jackets.
« on: May 22, 2018, 07:53:40 PM »
Keep it simple first. Did you pull the t-stat housing yet? Are you running a t-stat?

Jet Pumps / Re: Motor is out got only one trip new motor
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:48:15 PM »
What happened was last year I heart 2 Pistons.
The shop that usually works on my stuff was very very busy.
So a friend said I know someone he's a machine shop he can do it for you.
So I figured honing it out pistons and rings rebalance new bearings I'm done ready to go.
This guy took it on himself saying he didn't like my bearing clearances and he freaking change them so when I was at the river for the first time at the SoCal meet I had barely any oil pressure.

This guy didn't like that he open my bearings for the rods 3.4 to
And the main store 4.4 I had no oil pressure that was way too loose.
As well.
Brand new motor my rings didn't see. I don't know what he did I have 25% leak down on every cylinder.
So I'm very upset I pulled my motor out and that's where we have it he's going to put the bearings back to the main 3.2 the rods 3.0 and new rings.

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You sure you want him touching your motor again?

Sorry to hear bud. Hope it gets resolved quickly.

Hulls / Re: 21í liberator
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:38:49 PM »
Pretty sure they are the original 21í Daytona hulls. Got any pics of your keel with the conversion?

I use a fuel/water separator with no other inline filters along with a Clay Smith mechanical fuel pump.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Kill switch / dead man ?
« on: February 04, 2018, 11:03:37 AM »
This is what Iím using now. Seems to work well. Havenít been pitched lately so no real world experience but testing is flawless lol

V-Drives / Re: Just another v-drive on scjb
« on: January 10, 2018, 04:10:36 AM »
It looks like the same as my hull , I have a 19í schiada, the lines look the same . Would of loved to talk to the guy

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Yes, itís a Schiada. His screen name is 500bbc over on RDP if you want to contact him.

Lower River / Re: Big River area land lease
« on: December 29, 2017, 01:48:20 PM »
Thinking of buying a place in Big River.  I know the master lease expires in 2029 so its a little bit of a gamble...  Anybody have info on this area or how the lease deal works?   I would be a little skeptical to invest big money into something that may go away in 11 years....

Itís definitely a gamble when youíre talking about negotiating with C.R.I.T. for land lease deals.

We are in Big River and love it but itís definitely something in the back of our minds. Itís likely the Indians will renew and all is well but theyíre very unpredictable too.

I think youíre kind of answering your own question if your gut is already hesitant.

Unless itís an unheard of deal where itís worth the risk I probably wouldnít be dropping a bunch of coin into an investment you might not have in a decade or two.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Oil pan questions
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:55:25 AM »
I️ run a Dan Olsen 13 qt. and itís been a great pan. I️ like the Stephís as well.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Marine motor parts
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:51:09 AM »
Fuel vapor can/will settle in the lowest part of your bilge, covered or not.

Anything not insulated can make things go boom. I️ cannot see a downside to using marine rated equipment.

Of course we did it for years without marine grade items and all survived but now that theyíre readily available, and required, why wouldnít you?

Boat Showcase / Re: Lets See Your Rides
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:21:11 PM »
My junk...

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Low Oil Pressure?
« on: August 03, 2017, 01:34:56 PM »
Where do you tap in for an oil temp gauge?

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Weld a bung and temp probe on your oil pan.

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What type of exhaust are you running with this setup? Any specifics (collector length or any other special features) that you can include about the exhaust would be greatly appreciated. CK

HiTech built my pump and supplied my headers. They're the jacketed stainless steel with the so-called anti reversion tubes on the website, maybe a 14" collector. Scroll down from this link.

I wasn't sure what to expect from a quality standpoint but 5 years, 1100 horse, and they're run really hard and they still look and run like new. No leaks or cracks and no reversion issues.

Im running a solid roller Lunati .254/.259 duration, 112 lobe separation, .703/.693 lift on a 1071 blown 509" and zero issues on reversion.

Anything can get reversion if your not thorough with your setup but blower motors don't tend to have that issue much.

The surge is cool the first one or two times but sucks for any kind of decent dock manors. I'm going to dial back the surge when the motor goes back to the builder for a health check up this winter.

Boats For Sale / Re: Craigslist & ebay boats
« on: July 28, 2017, 02:22:51 PM »
It had a 468 BBC when I owned it. I sold it less motor and new owner put the LS and painted it.

Definitely a fun boat!

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Boats For Sale / Re: Craigslist & ebay boats
« on: July 28, 2017, 12:46:18 PM »

A blown LS would be cool

My old boat. Tom Papp (RIP) had his hands all over it.

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Boats For Sale / Re: 21 Eliminator Daytona
« on: June 25, 2017, 10:12:14 AM »
Love it!

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Jet Pumps / Re: Hi helix impellers
« on: June 22, 2017, 09:11:52 PM »
We are below Parker in Big River

Jet Pumps / Re: Hi helix impellers
« on: June 22, 2017, 08:45:05 PM »
I run a Hi Helix B in a 21' Bitz. 1130 horse and a best of 117mph on GPS.

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Boat Showcase / Re: Time to go efi
« on: June 06, 2017, 05:04:31 PM »
What kind of exhaust, wet or dry? Is it a closed loop circuit type setup? Just trying to learn where guys are mounting their O2 sensors without getting wet if it's an open type circuit where it's monitoring vitals and adjusting parameters as it reads them.

Fabrication / Re: What's the scoop
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:41:58 AM »
How many beers did he have? lol

The arrestor probably does more to block the air flow than any air flowing back up to the front of the scoop.

Probably need more motor info. Any motor remotely stock I doubt would see any real world benefit that you could feel. You probably would end up having two ugly holes in an otherwise nice scoop and no noticeable gains.

Boat Racing / Re: Ideas of how to gain mph?
« on: May 24, 2017, 06:38:29 AM »
I'm not sure what pump set back means but I see it a lot or mentioned a lot . What exactly do I need to be looking for as far as the reverse bucket causing drag and what to I trim? Do I want the bucket  to open further than it does etc?

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It's not the bucket but rather the part where the water flows backwards when you close the bucket when putting in reverse. You can mill it down to reduce drag. But for every action you will have a reaction. Most likely you will lose most if not all reverse capabilities.

I have mine milled down and reverse is gone but I also don't need reverse and was looking for every mph I could get.

With your package I don't see it making any noticeable difference. You're not running speeds where it has much of an effect. You have a nice cruiser, enjoy it for what it was designed to be and put the effort into the Chevy/Berk package.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Ceramichrome headers
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:54:36 PM »
Coating can cover up imperfections so just check them out really well. Not saying this is the case in yours but just make sure the usual spots like the weep holes and inner areas around the collectors were prepped well before coating.

One benefit to the coated pipes is that they will be quicker to cool off. The heat tends to stay more insulated inside the pipe. I could touch mine in half the time I could when they were chrome.

The coating will never have the natural chrome look but will outlast any chrome header.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Ceramichrome headers
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:41:08 PM »
You're going to pay for what you get. Not all coating companies are created equal.

I had it done on a set that I ran dry, no water injection. A very high end hot rod shop sent them out for me to the only coater they will use. The prep work was where the money was well spent.

I ran them for over a year and they literally looked new when I sold them. No dulling or greying (which they tend to do).

They will last a long time with nothing more in maintenance than a wipe down. Do yourself a favor and make sure you don't shop a coater based on price and you'll be happy with their longevity.

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: Sub floor vs stringers
« on: May 05, 2017, 02:41:44 PM »
I do want to go aluminum. They don't seem to be in bad shape. I've just never been a fan of fiberglass tanks

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If the tanks are good stick to ethanol free and/or AvGas. Ethanol and fiberglass tanks don't mix.

Sweet boat. Looking forward to following along.

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