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The No Wake Zone / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: Today at 08:30:22 AM »
Says vid not available lol , typical ford .... broke down pos lol


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The No Wake Zone / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: March 28, 2020, 04:18:18 AM »
Thinking about Aqua, Bob and chevy guy



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Nice that ur think of us bro . Just make sure thatís all ur doing lol


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Jet Pumps / Re: Berkly pump repair
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:50:02 AM »
Sent u his info


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The Parker Strip / Re: First trip Parker/Havasu
« on: March 22, 2020, 10:51:43 PM »
Nice float


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The Parker Strip / Re: First trip Parker/Havasu
« on: March 22, 2020, 04:31:52 AM »
Donít launch at site 6 . If u do u better have ur game on lol . Launch at Windsor instead . Do ur self a favor an google hecklers at site 6 lol


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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: WTB: HOLLEY SECONDARY BOWL
« on: March 21, 2020, 10:17:40 PM »
Lol I work in Redondo . Can u guess where ??? Give u a clue . Everyone in Redondo hates it lol . Sucks as I just got rid of my spare bowls . Just got the carbs redone at C and J engineering.


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The Parker Strip / Re: First trip Parker/Havasu
« on: March 21, 2020, 10:11:36 PM »
If going to Parker , launch from pirates . Launch ramp is in a lagoon and no current. Way easier to recover as well . When in April are u going ??? I might be there to lend a hand .


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Lol. That is hilarious. Saw the picture before I even read anything and was like "EWE, I hate those yuppy drinks"!!!

Then I read it and it's about me. Lol

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He is alive lol


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Wine cooler and white claw for ford lover lol perfect heheheheh


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No boat!!!! Oh well I got beer for you


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U better lol . Will bring my cooler down as well . But it will be full of white claw lol jk


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Looks like I will be going , but will not have the white sled 🤬 motor has a rear main leak and will be hitting it this weekend. Will roll on down to bluewater and drink allís yer beer lol .


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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Pound for pound
« on: February 26, 2020, 04:58:04 PM »
Like having a tournament ski prop on a hotrod flatty. It works, but isn't ideal.

It's like comparing apples to French poodles.

"The power is in the pump"

In certain drag racing classes, jets routinely line up with V-drives, and it's all up to the driver. No clear advantage.
V-drive guys don't like hearing about that.

On the river, in my experience, a few v-drives had their asses handed to them by a (my) ditch pump.
Likewise, I've seen the transom of more than one v-drive. (My junk only gps'd 72 mph)

The one clear advantage is cubic dollars- how fast can you afford to go?

That's all I got.

Dan'l
Lol loved that comment bro . When I run with some of u jet guys they get me out of the hole and get 100-200 feet on me and then I run them down lol . I will run with most guys unless I know the set up lol but if I see a BIG ASS blower then itís meh itís cool u less they will run a mile straight then I will . My sled loves chop lol more chop the faster she runs


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WarZone / Re: Need help plumbing
« on: February 26, 2020, 04:50:25 PM »
We used this regulator in the place Diverter orange boat . Tied in the inlet off the pump and set a T on the outlet that we to the engine and the other to a pressure gauge . On the outlet dump use a ball valve to help control engine temp . Itís a fine tuning game brother .


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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Pound for pound
« on: February 26, 2020, 07:14:40 AM »
Soooooo , first question that should be asked is how much rpm u running wot??? Thatís where u want to start , that will tell u what impeller u are running , 4200-4500 rpm with stock 454 that will tell u that u have a AA or A cut impeller. 
Split bowl will give u more options for Diverter stuff . Droop , HPH . Ride plate , insert nozzle . Then u could get an inducer to help pre load the impeller. Next would be a shoe for the intake . And loader . Itís a tuning game with jets . Have to set it up for the hull u are running . Best way is to talk to Tim place and tell him what u want the boat to run and he will point u in the right direction. As for V-Drives . They rule lol .


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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: What distributor with a TR on a BBC
« on: February 22, 2020, 08:07:54 AM »
Running a magneto on my setup


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Jet Pumps / Re: Jg pump problems
« on: February 13, 2020, 04:36:39 PM »
Thanks guys , got the pump pulled today sending it to George at ARS, he built it before , hoping  the housing is not messed up this would be my 3rd in 4yrs last housing cracked because of a broken piece of metal from a bad assembly line loader scoop , so we'll see ,appreciate  the help , George has always been good to me ,parts fail I understand  plus I'm hard on my equipment  I'm always checking everything  but shit happens if  the new motor fires up and works out I should be ready to rock and roll for the June race



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The No Wake Zone / Re: Where are the molds ??
« on: February 08, 2020, 04:13:10 PM »
ahh yes, I see your point clearly.
Here is the original 1979 invoice
for my present jet boat (hard to see its, $9065.70)
Although probably a big ticket (recreational)
purchase in its day, fast forward to
2020 and your easily 30 - 40g +


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Nice lol , going to restore my boat from stringers up . All new gel and so on and I have friends that are gona hook me up and itís still gona cost about 15-20k to do it lol . Thatís why itís gona be a 4-5 year build lol


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Jet Pumps / Re: Jg pump problems
« on: February 08, 2020, 09:00:41 AM »
Thanks Bro appreciate the words ,yes I was real bummed out ,pulled the droop snoot found gear oil in the bottom of the bowl in the vanes weird, seal? I always left the pump stuff to the pros ,George has always been good with everything,  just getting frustrated  2 motors and a pump in one year my friend pork chop got a Kurtis 500 v drive wondering if it's time for a change?
Oil in the bowl is not a big problem, seal leaked or possible that it came out due to shaft travel . If want the pump done to race spec then contact place Diverter and controls and talk to Tim place . He once had the fastest jet boat in the world and knows how to build pumps . He has a bad ass pump ready to go . I posted here in SoCal Jetboat . Call him and maybe he will give u a deal for it .


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The No Wake Zone / Re: Where are the molds ??
« on: February 08, 2020, 08:54:07 AM »
The thing is with this question is that it would cost u over 50k to build an squirt boat now . Whatís the point when there is a bunch of cheap boats out there turn key for under 10k . There is a guy in northern Cali that has the mold for my boat and just finished the hull , wants 16k for bare hull . Now add in all the rigging and motor and now ur easy into 30k and thatís if u do all the work . But I know that eliminator has all the old molds sitting somewhere and I know they would build u a boat if u wanted but as I said itís gona cost you .


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Jet Pumps / Re: Jg pump problems
« on: February 07, 2020, 08:07:35 AM »
Sorry to hear that bro , George might be right on the bearing but 1/2 run out on the shaft ???? That allow the impeller to hit the suction housing???? Also that would push the shaft into the driveline and possibly push the crank ??? , better  check the driveline . Best of luck brother


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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Berk pump for sale
« on: January 30, 2020, 05:52:42 PM »
Berk pump for sale , all new rebuild kit installed , new A cut impeller , bowl done by jack at MPD . New sleeve installed to make it a grease style bowl , new powder coat . Ready to put in boat . Price is firm . No wiggle room on it lol so donít even try lol .$1500


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Jet Pumps / Re: Pump rebuild inland empire
« on: January 28, 2020, 07:45:40 AM »
What he said lol , best to pull the pump out and take it down to Tim and Scott as this will save u $$$ on labor . Most of the labor goes into cleaning all the silicone off and prep to install. Call Tim , Scott place and they will hook u up


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Hulls / Re: Southwind 18í
« on: January 28, 2020, 07:42:59 AM »
@bobjthomson

Anyway you can get some good/detailed pictures of how the fuel tank brackets are shaped? If they're similar tanks to mine the tanks and the brackets were made by Lightening. I talked to Jan a couple years ago he said he only built them for a couple years. So once my brackets needed to be replaced (I through my old one's a way); I didn't know at the time that there wasn't a real good replacement part so I just used IMCO's not knowing that they were different.

I think that is Yard Dogs old boat. He said to come take a look at it but I was never able to come see it before he sold it. Is the new owner on the boards?
Wish u sent this before Saturday lol boat left that day . I think the new owner is on fb SoCal jet boat ,his name is bill , nice guy . Said he bought the boat in havasu I think . As for the brackets for the tanks I canít remember how they were installed ???? But it would be hard to see as there is carpet in the way . Reach out to bill on fb , will get his last name when I get back to place Diverter today .


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WarZone / Re: Setting in and out water valves
« on: January 27, 2020, 07:46:40 AM »
This is easy , the valve that is coming off the pump is to control water temp in ur block . Run the valve closed and then turn it back to about half , the one on the other side will help with the temp as well as u want to keep the water in long enough to have heat transfer. Now if the other valve is for the headders then u donít open them till the motor is running and switch the valve closed when u about to shut down .


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WTB / Re: Wtb oil cooler
« on: January 26, 2020, 08:10:12 AM »
I run dan Olsen oil cooler and it works bitchin . Also run a trans cooler as well lol also run a double oil filter set up as this helps with cooling .


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