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« on: August 17, 2017, 11:13:25 PM »
Dug this thing out of my old mans hay barn. Started on it Saturday. Been sitting about 10 years. Lots of work to do. Any input is appreciated. So far we've dug out about 10 buckets of dirt, removed all carpet, wiring, fuel tanks. And replaced all bad seats


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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 03:14:42 AM »
I've got a 78 miller and it had the same carriage bolts for motor mounts like wtf miller????? that's horrible!!!!!


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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 07:58:42 AM »
I've got a 78 miller and it had the same carriage bolts for motor mounts like wtf miller????? that's horrible!!!!!


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Challenger did the same thing...

I had a similar Miller at one point, was a great boat 👍 keep us posted on the progress.

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 09:38:35 AM »
I've got a 78 miller and it had the same carriage bolts for motor mounts like wtf miller????? that's horrible!!!!!


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So I think I am going to just reseal those motor mount holes, then use aluminum plate and I think it should be fine



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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 09:39:27 AM »
Challenger did the same thing...

I had a similar Miller at one point, was a great boat keep us posted on the progress.

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They are good looking boats for sure


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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 03:45:45 PM »
Glassing the tanks in after cleaning and new copper pick up tubes. As well as addressing other areas that needed sealed or glassed


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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 03:57:39 PM »
This should work? I think so


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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2017, 04:04:05 PM »
Change those suckers out to stainless steel


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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2017, 04:05:51 PM »
Change those suckers out to stainless steel


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What's wrong with the aluminum?


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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 06:43:38 PM »
Think he means the bolts,
They'll rust .

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 08:36:24 PM »
Seal them with dowels and fiberglass then get a rail kit in fact I have one for a ford for sale


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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2017, 05:32:49 PM »
Exactly, stainless everything


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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2017, 09:16:17 PM »
Found these pretty sweet boxes on speedway, figured I'd probably mount a second battery over the winter. The old box was a steel plate with steel angle... not good


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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2017, 10:27:35 AM »
Quick question? Alternator wire that goes to ignition has a diode, is that old points set up? I'm running HEI so is this necessary?


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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 08:59:27 PM »
Nice looking boat Miller's are a great boat  I've done a couple of them this is the last one I did

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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2017, 11:20:02 PM »
Carpet about done, came out pretty good


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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2017, 09:19:18 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2017, 07:02:21 PM »
Jet ski junked my shit. Second time out in the hot rod I'm pulling into camp, almost to a idle and a jet ski renter turned right into me. Guy was looking at the beach the entire time and never even saw me


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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2017, 07:06:04 PM »
I got it turned just enough that the guy didn't hit me at a direct 90. He was doing about 35 and probably would of put a hole right in my hot rod. Hit me so hard it spun the boat around. Found out this morning guy ended up with 3 broken ribs and punctured lung. Supposedly he is stable and gonna be ok. Scary moment


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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2017, 07:08:52 PM »
Wow that SUCKS! sorry to hear but glad everyone is going to be ok.

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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2017, 07:10:03 PM »
Ol Miller is pretty stout. New name is the battle canoe


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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2017, 03:05:32 AM »
Damn!!! That really sucks man! What a shame and what a fuckin jackass

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« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2017, 01:43:18 PM »
Wow, that sucks.

Millers are BAD ASS Battle Ships.

Glad nobody was hurt.

So, the rental Co. Is required to have insurance.

That would be my next step.

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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 03:01:48 PM »
Wow, that sucks.

Millers are BAD ASS Battle Ships.

Glad nobody was hurt.

So, the rental Co. Is required to have insurance.

That would be my next step.

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Right, they said they want to repair it without going through insurance. Which works for me. The guy on the ski broke 3 ribs and punctured lung. My buddy said he saw him earlier driving 3ft away from a hazard buoy.


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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2017, 05:22:35 AM »
Small world! Parquer and those guys were sending me pictures of the ski that hit you this past weekend. Sounded like a wild day!


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