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« on: March 09, 2007, 02:43:49 PM »
So the project officially got started today. I needed to get the legal work taken care of first so I headed down to the DMV. After 2 hours, I left with the boat registered and the trailer has a temp registration so I can bring it in for them to verify the numbers on it since they could not find it in the system. (which is funny because the trailer has 2000 tags on it, the boat had '84). I need to re-wire the entire trailer before this is done. I am just happy I got the boat registered with no serious problems. She did try to change the Hull ID Numbers, but I talked her out of it since the ID Numbers hold historical value to the boat itself.

Also, last night I sanded down on the bow where there was some racer names painted. I revealed the boat's owner was Jeff Millet, the Captain was D.J. Millet, and the crew was K____ Millet. So does anyone know the Millet family? I'd love to get some pictures of this boat when it was in its prime.

The actual grunt work of this project is pretty far out. I wont get started on it for some time.

...more later...


Edit: Heres a link to a thread on hotboat where I found the original owner and he chimed in with a bunch of cool old stories about the boat...

http://www.hotboat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143406
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007, 03:27:16 PM »
Congrats on the registration and the detective work.  ;D

I know someone somewhere knows this boat 'cause it kicked their ass. It had a lot of good HQ parts on it before I got to it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007, 04:44:17 PM »
What all did it have on it?

All I can remember that you told me about (that is significant to mention) was the SS impeller and the transom holes have been bored out to 4" ports, along with the messy surprise under the bow.  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007, 05:56:23 PM »
All was very old school, probably assembled in/from the 70's. A rectangular port big block Chevy, tunnel ram, huge (unknown actual size) double pump carb, ss "B" impellor (high RPM's), ancient looking loader grate, a wedge on the pump to tune it's plane, ? 10 quarts of race oil in the bow, a really old school race scoop (which I have), and I don't know what else. It just seems that's a lot of high end parts when you consider when they were (probably) put on the boat.

Have you been able to talk with anyone who knew/may have raced against this boat?
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007, 06:37:39 PM »
ok Brad we need pics now dammit, i'm stoked for you bro. bring that damn thing out and race it like the good old days. ;D

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2007, 07:14:54 PM »
just saw the rogers over on the other site WOW that thing is BAD ASS im so f-cking jeolous Brad. i'd allmost give my left nut for that thing.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007, 10:07:22 PM »
I found the owner:

http://www.hotboat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143406

this guy has a bunch of cool stories about this boat.....well worth the read.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007, 10:52:21 PM »
Priceless...

"... We used to take co-riders back then and in my first circle race at Castaic I had my hi-school chum Craig Peterson in the boat. We had a good start and true to form, the Raspberry left the other boats well behind. We got to the first turn after the long first straight ahead of the pack and started the turn. The Raspberry dropped the nose, hooked and spun 360--twice. On the first turn, my co rider went out. Having a death grip on the steering wheel, it took me a little longer, and I went out on the second turn. Peterson surfaced yelling "my watch is gone" and then "my wallet is gone too." He also lost his shoes, but we found one about a year later in the bow of the boat. We didn't know any better, we just got into the boat street dress and all and raced. That was my first time in the water in a race. I was really sore for several days..."
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007, 11:03:57 PM »
Did you get your eyes on this





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i dont but im all for stuffin shit in her ass to make her go away :-*

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2007, 11:10:28 PM »
yeah, i just read that article rod....this guys stories are amazing.....im getting a whole hell of a lot more then i expected .....i sure opened a nice fat can of worms.

beerjet - yeah, i saw that boat.....my jealousy makes me go into a rage. it should be a crime to own a boat that sexy.
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2007, 12:37:20 PM »
Here it is....one of the first pictures I have gotten of this boat in its original condition...

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2007, 12:42:21 PM »
Wow , that is awesome!! Congratulations on getting a sick boat with such bad ass history!! (for dirt cheap)!!  :) :) :)
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2007, 04:02:35 PM »
Awesome!! You should paint it a gay ased color, put a windshield on it, and then a strap-on hanging off the back. Or, you could just restore it to what it once was. Hmmm...  ???

I'd also like to point out that it has a single four barrel tunnel ram on it. I got a single four barrel tunnel ram with it when I bought it. I wonder if it's the same one? I emailed Craig asking him but he never replied. It's on eBay (it was listed before you found the original owner) and it is eBay Item number: 110101415741 . Just thought you might want to see it.

Also kind of interesting, I got a really old school scoop with the boat, which I still have, and just knew it was the original scoop for that boat. It's not.  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2007, 07:21:52 PM »
that's a rad picture.  now that you found the original owner, the pictures will help with the restoration.  like a pheonix from its ashes, the Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry will rise again

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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2007, 08:26:33 PM »
This project is gonna be one for the history books . I'll have a single four TR for ya just to keep it period correct . You dont know how lucky you are to have found a previous owner.

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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2007, 09:01:00 PM »
"... single four TR..." WTF?   ???

Damn that thing needs a lot of work done to it, pretty much everything except stringer/transom replacement. But the potential, as a finished project, is huge!
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2007, 12:26:45 PM »
Today I got to hang out with Craig and Tom (The original owner and his childhood friend). They had many stories, pictures and magazine articles to share about this boat.

Here is a picture of craig, myself and the painting of the boat he gave me.



Some really cool guys with stories that go on forever.

Thanks again guys!
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2007, 12:40:42 PM »
That is a sick ass painting
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2007, 01:01:47 PM »
OMFG  :o  That is beyond belief! You have to be one in a million and totaly stoked for it!
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2007, 01:07:15 PM »
In the painting it shows a two carb tunnel ram (tr - got it  ;D ), in the old photo it shows a single tr, did you get any history on that aspect of it? Did you ever find out if that tr on eBay is the original tr for that boat? Has Craig shown any interest in getting the project from you? And lastly, I think you should paint it tan with gold sparkley trim.

LMFAO
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2007, 01:12:06 PM »
In the painting it shows a two carb tunnel ram (tr - got it  ;D ), in the old photo it shows a single tr, did you get any history on that aspect of it? Did you ever find out if that tr on eBay is the original tr for that boat? Has Craig shown any interest in getting the project from you? And lastly, I think you should paint it tan with gold sparkley trim.

LMFAO

he mentioned that it had several motors in it durring its time. I didnt get a chance to ask him about the TR that you have.

He hasnt shown any interest, but Tom cracked a joke about him being the 'Money Man' for the project.....Craig was quick to shoot it down referencing that hes already a 'Money Man' to his kids haha....

tan and sparkle trim? uhhhhhh yeeeeeeeeah, put down the crack pipe  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2007, 01:17:01 PM »
"... tan and sparkle trim? uhhhhhh yeeeeeeeeah, put down the crack pipe   ;D "

Hi marcsrollin!  ;D   ;D   ;D 
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2007, 01:51:52 PM »
"... tan and sparkle trim? uhhhhhh yeeeeeeeeah, put down the crack pipe   ;D "

Hi marcsrollin!  ;D   ;D   ;D 
Hey Rod stop trying to thread jack!!
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2007, 02:01:14 PM »
i i captain   ;D
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2007, 04:47:54 PM »
I can't help myself, but don't they kind of look like a father and his son?  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2007, 05:13:41 PM »
good job Brad now stop fing around and get to work ;D

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2007, 05:30:40 PM »
good job Brad now stop fing around and get to work ;D

I think he's still under that Wriedt, out wait - they built a dolley for it so I guess he's above it now.   ???   ;D
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2007, 05:22:14 PM »
If you guys havent been watching, theres a thread on hotboat that I started when I originally was looking for the original owner of this boat. Craig and everyone who has any memories of this boat has chimed in to share their stories....it is truly a priceless thread.

There is new stories being posted daily, so keep checkin it.

http://www.hotboat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143406

Tom, a childhood friend of craigs, emailed me some more pictures of the Raspberry...





Also, I wanted to welcome Tom to the site!
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2007, 06:10:11 PM »
more pictures!







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« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2007, 06:44:56 PM »
from the stories ive heard so far that thing was fast with that chebby, it would be cool if you could duplicate that motor.

so you gunna RACE it ;)

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« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2007, 07:18:46 PM »
so you gunna RACE it ;)

we'll see  ;D

I gotta get the thing restored first!
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« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2007, 07:40:14 PM »
Damn :( i cant wait to race with such a historic boat ;)

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« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2007, 08:41:05 PM »
Damn :( i cant wait to race with such a historic boat ;)
Great  ::) Just what I need . Another boat to chase around .  ;D

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« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2007, 08:32:27 AM »
Priceless pictures and stories. I'm surprised no one has mentioned anything about that weird looking pump.
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« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2007, 09:01:38 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2007, 07:19:55 PM »
Priceless pictures and stories. I'm surprised no one has mentioned anything about that weird looking pump.
as you mentioned weird i had to go back and look really hard, it looks like a droop with a homemade diverter.
pretty cool considering what year that was.

that water looks rough as hell.. i hope it's not that way next month... but those are bad ass pics

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« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2007, 07:37:43 PM »
"... i had to go back and look really hard, it looks like a droop with a homemade diverter.
pretty cool considering what year that was..."

Now I'm considering making my own droop snoot.   ;D
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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2007, 07:42:51 PM »
hotrod when you gunna step up and race with us?? ;)

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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2007, 09:03:56 PM »
Whats up with all the excuses !!!
Go grab a pair of .... and race

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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2007, 09:34:51 PM »
hotrod when you gunna step up and race with us?? ;)

I keep running into snags on the engine. I'm also rapidly running out of $.
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« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2007, 08:14:47 AM »
HotRod (and i think marcsrollin too) are headed over tomorrow to help wire up the trailer and digest some beers....so i decided to put some pictures up of its current state....as you can see, i have my work cut out for me....











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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2007, 08:19:03 AM »
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« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2007, 08:54:24 AM »
Ground up total rebuild definately. $ can buy a lot of things but it can't buy history like that boat has.
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« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2007, 01:50:42 PM »
Buy the way I was just thinking, how straight is the bottom? Take about a 6-8 foot straight edge and check the keel and each strake.  My guess is that over the years the old Rasberry has a bit of droop in her kaboose. With that big old prow hanging out in the front it would be well worth the check and less expsnsive than the life insurance required to keep your family thinking kindly of you after your passing.  I'm sure that Jeff Bennett would love to strighten her up.  I'll help too if the beers are cold

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« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2007, 02:11:57 PM »
One more thing, Hotrod talked about the wierd pump... Watch your mouth youngster!!!!  Even though we had lots of stories there were some real visionaries out there that our team was lucky enough to work with.  The short droop snoot and one of a kind up-down nozzel was fabricated by Jack McClure. He let us borrow the one you see in the closeup photos.  Later I thing Craig got one built for him by JAck.  This guy realy knows his stuff.  (i.e. he still does and still works in the industry). The inside of that dude was as smooth as a teflon skillet and I think that a Mr. Place vainly tried to copy it and still sold a bazillion of them, known today as Place Diverter.

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« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2007, 02:27:01 PM »
Wow somemore great history. Thank you for the info. Jack Mc is a great guy and has tons of good info. You can still see him peddling his cruiser up and down the pits lending a helping hand at the NJBA dragboat races. When I got involved in the sport Jack was one of the key guys that I got my info from.
So I bet Jack wishes he pattented that and or took it the route Place did.
I wish Jack would come out to some of our SCSC/APBA Nostalgia Jet races. You are more than welcome to come hang with Team SoCal Jet Boats at Parker on the weekend of the 21st of April.

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« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2007, 02:33:37 PM »
One more thing, Hotrod talked about the wierd pump... Watch your mouth youngster!!!!  Even though we had lots of stories there were some real visionaries out there that our team was lucky enough to work with.  The short droop snoot and one of a kind up-down nozzel was fabricated by Jack McClure. He let us borrow the one you see in the closeup photos.  Later I thing Craig got one built for him by JAck.  This guy realy knows his stuff.  (i.e. he still does and still works in the industry). The inside of that dude was as smooth as a teflon skillet and I think that a Mr. Place vainly tried to copy it and still sold a bazillion of them, known today as Place Diverter.

I'm 42 and haven't been called a youngster since my grandpa passed away.   ;D  As far as using the word "wierd" I didn't think it would be stepping on anyone's toe's, I guess I should have used the word "different". In reality, nothing gets my heart pounding faster than old school shit exactly like that which is why I'm building the boat that I have and the hot rod that I have. Perhaps my post reads differently than how I meant it to be read, but...

I have nothing but respect for you/those old time jet boater's, hot rodder's, and backyard engineer's.   ;)
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« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2007, 03:08:43 PM »
Hotrod

No disrespect intended on the age quip.  We did things to pumps back then that no one would believe today. I think we had one pump with 5 lbs of epoxy putty in it trying to smoothout the flow.  Jack's work was like looking at a 500 hp watch.

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« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2007, 03:56:23 PM »
I'm thinking about making my own droop snoot... but it would have to be out of metal.
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« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2007, 07:40:06 PM »
Buy the way I was just thinking, how straight is the bottom? Take about a 6-8 foot straight edge and check the keel and each strake.  My guess is that over the years the old Rasberry has a bit of droop in her kaboose. With that big old prow hanging out in the front it would be well worth the check and less expsnsive than the life insurance required to keep your family thinking kindly of you after your passing.  I'm sure that Jeff Bennett would love to strighten her up.  I'll help too if the beers are cold

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Thanks for the advice and I will take it. The entire boat is going to get an overhaul and no shortcuts are going to be taken.

I will keep your offer in mind. Beers are always on ice for anyone who helps out with the boat. Hotrod and marcsrollin are going to be the first to attest to it. Anyone from the Raspberry crew back in the day is more then welcome to swing by, shoot the shit, and help out or just watch us youngins put our blood, sweat and tears into it as you guys did in your day.

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« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2007, 09:53:54 PM »
I am hoping for less blood, sweat, and tears, and much more beer.   ;D
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« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2007, 12:38:35 PM »
hey rod.....

remember that weird hole in the passanger side of hte dash we were wondering about......well, i figured it out....

look at what was previously there....



some kinda pad  ???  ...part of the interior  ???
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« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2007, 12:59:13 PM »
Yeah! It had an "oh sh!t pad", not an "oh sh!t handle"!!! Sweeeet.   O0
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« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2007, 11:24:50 AM »
trailer is registered!
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« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2007, 02:16:29 PM »
No it was not an oh shit pad. We were all so buff and full of our selves that it was a back rest for the co-pilot so he could turn around and look back to the skier, tube rider or the competition while going 80+ and wavr by-by.

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« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2007, 02:23:27 PM »
No it was not an oh shit pad. We were all so buff and full of our selves that it was a back rest for the co-pilot so he could turn around and look back to the skier, tube rider or the competition while going 80+ and wavr by-by.

I took all of the interior out this morning before i dragged it to the Costa Mesa DMV.....when i got back home and put the interior back in....i set it back up as would have been....there is a few missing pieces including that pad. I am sure i can mock something up to what i see in the picture.

The main pieces are still there and thats whats important. I can use the old wood as templates for when I go to cut the new stuff.
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« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2007, 04:17:12 PM »
No it was not an oh shit pad. We were all so buff and full of our selves that it was a back rest for the co-pilot so he could turn around and look back to the skier, tube rider or the competition while going 80+ and wavr by-by.

You the man!!!   :o

Congrats on getting the trailer registered Brad.   ;)

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« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2007, 04:51:08 PM »
BTW, somehow   ???  I still have the doghouse for your boat.   ???   ;D

huh?  ???
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« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2007, 05:27:30 PM »
I heard someone somewhere call the uphosltered front engine cover/pulley cover a "doghouse" once. I have the doghouse out of your '71. When we cross paths again remind me - because I will forget - to bring you your boats doghouse. It's shot but it's still a real good pattern.
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« Reply #60 on: April 23, 2007, 08:31:55 PM »
Craig sent 2 more pictures today. His father found them and they believe that these were taken right as they sold it since they dont know the truck its hitched to....





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« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2007, 09:30:34 PM »
Brad , this thing was a gorgeous piece of craftsmanship. I'm in absolute awe . All I know is that I'm first on the buyers list if the RTR doesnt come to fruition. This has got to happen .

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i dont but im all for stuffin shit in her ass to make her go away :-*

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« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2007, 11:24:37 PM »
Brad , this thing was a gorgeous piece of craftsmanship. I'm in absolute awe . All I know is that I'm first on the buyers list if the RTR doesnt come to fruition. This has got to happen .

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trust me, it is going to happen. its just a matter of 'when'  :(

now that parker is behind us and there isnt any big scjb events/races coming up, the wriedt project is going to be back under full swing this week.
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« Reply #63 on: November 07, 2007, 10:19:10 AM »
well, its time to bring this thread back to life.

Here is a teaser picture....



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« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2007, 10:28:33 AM »
looking good, i hope it comes out the way you want,
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« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2007, 10:53:15 AM »

Very Cool, When is it's debut? Parker's only a couple of weeks away.

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« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2007, 10:57:00 AM »
Very Cool, When is it's debut? Parker's only a couple of weeks away.

It will be at parker if it kills me  ;)
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« Reply #67 on: November 07, 2007, 12:04:18 PM »
since im new here... ;D i thought you were getting kyles boat ready for the races"    
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« Reply #68 on: November 07, 2007, 12:30:00 PM »
haha...no...kyles boat is a relic and is being restored to be a lake boat with a sbc 350 in it.

this boat has no long term plans yet....just thrashing on it to make it to parker thanksgiving weekend.
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« Reply #69 on: November 07, 2007, 12:42:13 PM »
So what's the trick with the red carbs?  ;)

What motor set up you runnin?

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« Reply #70 on: November 07, 2007, 12:47:05 PM »
So what's the trick with the red carbs?  ;)

What motor set up you runnin?

no tricks here, all treats.
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« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2007, 12:51:10 PM »
So what's the trick with the red carbs?  ;)

What motor set up you runnin?
wheres the distributor at ;)

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« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2007, 12:51:36 PM »
no tricks here, all treats.

Well let's hear some motor specs!  ;D

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« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2007, 01:01:35 PM »
Well let's hear some motor specs!  ;D

nothing fancy or massive. the current setup is being revamped so i dont want to go into any details....just to give you an idea, this boat will run nostalgia, not comp.
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« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2007, 01:03:07 PM »
nothing fancy or massive. the current setup is being revamped so i dont want to go into any details....just to give you an idea, this boat will run nostalgia, not comp.

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« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2007, 01:14:49 PM »
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« Reply #76 on: November 07, 2007, 01:35:29 PM »
nothing fancy or massive. the current setup is being revamped so i dont want to go into any details....just to give you an idea, this boat will run nostalgia, not comp.

Looking real good! I like how low in the boat the motor sits.
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« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2007, 02:58:02 PM »
So are they going to just let me and you run in the nost class  ???

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« Reply #78 on: November 07, 2007, 03:03:09 PM »
So are they going to just let me and you run in the nost class  ???

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« Reply #79 on: November 07, 2007, 03:19:01 PM »
Thats it ! Your on ! I just dont know when .....  >:D

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« Reply #80 on: November 07, 2007, 03:50:06 PM »
Damn all these racers and their money lol

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« Reply #81 on: November 07, 2007, 03:56:58 PM »
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wheres the distributor at  :o

he has to drop it in the back there still..lol ;)
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« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2007, 05:03:28 PM »
he has to drop it in the back there still..lol ;)

yeahsure.  ;)
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« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2007, 07:44:09 PM »
Don't know if you guys have seen my 70 16' 6 weiman (rogers) but it looks almost identical ,kind of unique has a 428 ford FE .What do you think Brad suppose this could be a pre-cyclone?BTW this boat was stored in socal indoors for the last 14 years ,has original GC ,rug and upholstry  Tom


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« Reply #84 on: November 11, 2007, 06:47:39 PM »
well, its time to bring this thread back to life.

Here is a teaser picture....

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Brad, got any progress pics from this weekend? You have 11 full days before the season opener.

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« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2007, 05:40:11 PM »
Those are some big ass valve covers you got there. That is looking VERY clean Brad. Good job with the aesthetics of the motor. The black look is bitchin. Can't wait to hear how she's gonna run...



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« Reply #86 on: December 27, 2007, 11:07:00 AM »
i just realized i lost all the cool stories about my boat over on hotboat  :(
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« Reply #87 on: December 27, 2007, 11:24:40 AM »
There's still a way to get them by google or some other thing. I seen it on RD's. But you are more computer literate than me so I'm sure you know better than I do

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« Reply #88 on: December 27, 2007, 11:27:24 AM »
Those are some big ass valve covers you got there. That is looking VERY clean Brad.

Yeah Brad i was going to ask where you got them, They are sweet ;)

i just realized i lost all the cool stories about my boat over on hotboat  :(

That sucks :(

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« Reply #89 on: December 27, 2007, 03:50:08 PM »
i just realized i lost all the cool stories about my boat over on hotboat  :(

That suxs!  Give a call or email and see if you can get the stories back.  You'd think they'd understand how important that stuff it.......  Good luck Brad.......john

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« Reply #90 on: December 27, 2007, 04:54:37 PM »
i just realized i lost all the cool stories about my boat over on hotboat  :(
I read on RDP that they are preserving all the tech stuff. So it's a matter time now .

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« Reply #91 on: December 27, 2007, 05:33:31 PM »
I found all the cached pages on google...i will copy n paste them over here just in case they dont make the cut.
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« Reply #92 on: December 27, 2007, 08:25:25 PM »
Cool that you were able to "pull them up Brad" they got to be "priceless" to you ! Rumor has it HB will be back in action PDQ ,curious to see "whats up" Tom

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« Reply #93 on: December 28, 2007, 08:14:51 AM »
I found all the cached pages on google...i will copy n paste them over here just in case they dont make the cut.

I looked for the pages I wqas "saving" on google and it didn't work for me.  :(  A 517 HP recipe for a 454, a 700 HP BBC recipe, and of course the thread of skateboards, safety gear, and on the bottle.  :D
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« Reply #94 on: December 28, 2007, 08:25:12 AM »
I looked for the pages I wqas "saving" on google and it didn't work for me.  :(  A 517 HP recipe for a 454, a 700 HP BBC recipe, and of course the thread of skateboards, safety gear, and on the bottle.  :D

put this in the google search box:  site:www.hotboat.com bbc recipe


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« Reply #95 on: December 28, 2007, 10:22:10 AM »
I got pages 1, 3, 4, and 6 from the thread....can not get pages 2 and 5 out of cashe to save my life....hope hotboat brings that thread back online someday  :-[

The pages are in attachments below. I printed them to PDFs.
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