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1976 Rogers Winter Project Completed

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BlackSheep:
That was a long stressful 7 months of chasing waiting working. Lake tested twice and she works well. 460 Ford block checked for cracks and pressure tested built by Britco Racing engines a reputable local shop. To shorten the build, everything new and forged with pump gas friendly 9.5 compression, full roller solid lift cam and rockers. Air gap manifold and Brawler 850 double pumper. She was broken in on their dyno with my boat headers and made. 472.6 @ 5400 and 553.3 lb. ft. @4000rpm, on pump gas. Hassler's custom paint repaired the dock rash. Longview upholstery did the seats. Skagen Marine did a complete rebuild of the pump with a new A impeller. I had the pump cover powder coated black. New wheel bearings fixed the wiring problems with solder/shrink tubing no crimp connectors. Wife went on the first lake test and I got a little wild, so wife sat out second lake test bummer. We have been together for 34 or 35 years I have forgotten for sure but I have ordered a new Nitro "weed wacker" bass boat. (actually, the 2019 are four cycle) I guess I may have two boats, after the work and money I don't want to part with my Hot Rod Boat; but going alone isn't much fun either...

08chevyguy:
Gorgeous!! I'm very glad that you stuck with it and got her back together and that it is running good. Should be good to go for a long time now I hope ya hold on to it

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BlackSheep:

--- Quote from: 08chevyguy on June 01, 2019, 07:08:06 PM ---Gorgeous!! I'm very glad that you stuck with it and got her back together and that it is running good. Should be good to go for a long time now I hope ya hold on to it

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Thank You, I really like the boat, said after the last V-Drive I was done with Hot Rod boats. Then you look in the mirror and wonder who that old dude is. So not going the route of some of my friends, (younger woman yikes) I went back to my younger days with the I thought I grew outa that stage stuff...

bobjthomson:
Sweet bro , glad u got all the issues sorted out and got her wet . Take the wife out again but let her drive . Thatís what I did with my wife an all good now lol


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BlackSheep:

--- Quote from: bobjthomson on June 03, 2019, 03:13:59 PM ---Sweet bro , glad u got all the issues sorted out and got her wet . Take the wife out again but let her drive . Thatís what I did with my wife an all good now lol


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Thank You, I have been promising not to run the boat so hard next time, at least with her in it. (she doesn't believe me) I got her a special large pair of glasses so she can see. I'm not sure she would run the boat, she did with the cruiser; however, that was a totally different situation.

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