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Tech Talk => Projects => Topic started by: jrork on September 16, 2007, 08:09:41 PM

Title: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 16, 2007, 08:09:41 PM
Though we're damn near 2000 miles from Socal and at the request of some of the folks here, I'll offer up my project for grins


We picked up this 78 18’ Brendella in Oregon about  5 years ago as a bit of a basket case. It had a stock big block Chev and a Panther pump. It’s a full stringer boat that looks to be splashed from a Southwind (isn’t everything?) and seemed to be very solid. The motor ran but that was about it, Paint looked good from a distance but was pitiful up close. Interior was really nice except for some cheapo black Astroturf for carpet which I replaced right away.
I put together a nice rumpity 468 balanced big block and  threw some Bassetts on there along with a ton of Stainless Steel lines and ran it in this configuration for a number of years. This thing was as turn key as they come. I know many have struggled with MSD setups but my complete MSD setup worked like a champ. One thing I found out talking to folks is that grounds are a pain on these systems so I ran separate grounds to the box, alternator and starter. Never had a problem.

Here is what it looked like for a number of years we used and abused it.
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Unfortunately, like many Panthers, excessive rpms were an issue. Cavatation was a killer for me. No matter what I did I couldn’t get over  67 mph @ 5900 rpm (where I had my rev limiter set)

I had been following the Panther Energizer concept from the initial mockup through the design and into the production and  thought I might give it a try as an alternative to a complete swap of the Panther. I talked Tom at Jet Boat Performance and we came up with a plan.

One of the things that many have told me are an issue with Panthers  is a  limit of around 500hp. With this new Energizer that is no longer an issue so I have started to gather up parts for a new blower motor I had in the back of my mind for awhile. We're stepping it up well over 500hp  ;D.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_7194-1.jpg)

Since the blower belt will intrude into the seating, I’m gonna have to  fab up some new seating but am going to really try to keep the same style as what it has.

cont......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 16, 2007, 08:10:36 PM
Continued..
With a new pump, new interior and a new shiny  blower motor, the paint was gonna be an issue for me. I was bitching about it when my wife walked into the shop and said “if it’s gonna bother you, why don’t you paint it?”. That did it, that was noon on Sunday and by 4pm it was off the trailer and on a dolly I had just built.

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I picked up some 4” razor blades and proceeded to take the paint off. It was pretty easy since there were a number of different paint jobs stacked on top of each other.

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Thru this I did find shadows of license numbers from Nevada and Montana so this boat has been bounced around a bit. Wish this thing could talk and tell me of the fun it had back in the day.

I carefully pulled the rubrail off only to find that this boat was seamed so nice that you couldn’t even see a seam at first. The thing looked so sexy that I made the decision it wasn’t going back on.

Here's a closeup picture of the seam where the deck meets the hull. It was this way almost everywhere on the boat.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_6935.jpg)

Through the advice of a number of folks on this board and others, I came up with a plan on how to cap it for good. I used West System epoxy for the entire project and though spendy, it’s really nice stuff.

I took my 4” grinder with a 80 grit flapper wheel and ground into the seam and out approx 2” to 3”. Then I took my little air angle grinder and fine tuned it a bit with a 40 grit speed lock and then finished it with 40”grit on my DA. Right about now is when my wife had to hide the guns cause I just took a cool looking boat and ground the shit out of it……..

Wiped everything down real good with acetone and then wetted the seam out. I followed that with some narrow fiberglass tape and  laid that into the seam. They suggest all kinds of tricks to work the bubbles out but I found  my finger did the best.  I followed that with multiple layers of epoxy mixed with some Colloidal Silica and wider runs of tape till I had only a slight groove left. I filled this in with some epoxy mixed with microballons and smoothed that out. Hot Damn! That looks good.

Ignore my hands in the picture. I put them there so get some contrast so you could see the shape. As far as the ripples, thats just water. This thing is smooooooth.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_7333.jpg)
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I also filled the thru the transom exhaust holes, decked the boat of the stern and bow light, fixed some slight cracking on the deck , filled a notch in the gunnel that they had cut to clear the old exhaust and a bunch of miscellaneous holes on the dash..

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Cont.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 16, 2007, 08:11:35 PM
Been messing around with some ideas of what to do paint wise. After seeing what the original gelcoat was, I was thinking along these lines.

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Punk kid of mine thought this was funny......

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_7538.jpg)

I wiped the boat down real well and shot some MP170 epoxy primer to seal up everything real well and then laid some Evercoat Rage Gold on a few areas to get some of the roughness out. Blocked that out and then shot  MP282 2K High Build primer reduced 10% and blocked that down with some 180 grit.
I’ve since followed that up with some wet sanding using 400 grit

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0147.jpg)
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By the way, my wife is a gem. That's her trimming the hedge in the back ground while I get to play boat. I havent had to mow the lawn or nuthin since I started this project..... wonder what it's gonna cost me? :eek:

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0156.jpg)

Other than some pin holes in the bottom that I’m currently addressing with some UCS Icing, the bottom is ready to shoot and the sides are damn close and will only need a slight touch up when I get ready to shoot them and the top.
I’ve talked to many folks and pretty much everyone universally recommends a single stage urethane for the bottom. The rest of the boat will be Base Coat / Clear Coat.

Well, that's it for now. Hope you enjoyed the pics......John
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on September 16, 2007, 08:22:45 PM
That is one sexy lookin boat John. Keep the pics coming. Love that motor. Next summer you will have to make a trip down to Socal and go out boating with us. We got a great crew.

Bob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 16, 2007, 08:31:51 PM
Thanks Bob. Man would I love that but jezus if you guys could do something about making California a bit shorter, that would help a bunch of us out. Did a road trip down there this summer checking out the beach and by the time we gotdone with all the sightseeing and driving back, it was almost 4,000 miles...........

Thanks again......John
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GlassCutter on September 16, 2007, 08:40:28 PM
Man you do nice work. You are doing all yourself, one guy? It sure is coming out sweet tho. I think it would be a same not to add a bit more pizzaz to the color scheme, at least 3 or 4 different colors. Make that boat get noticed! Thanks for sharing the pics.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 16, 2007, 09:12:53 PM
Hey John,  Nice work and I'll keep watching and learning.  I think I need to get s et of those twisty tuned headers.  They look so cool!   :)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 17, 2007, 06:48:17 AM
Thanks guys. Yup, it's a one man show (even got it down to where I flip the boat by myself (scary though)). As far as the colors  ;D, you might in deed find something like that! I'm pretty much a keep it simple kind of guy but I gotta admit some of the color combos I see coming out of that Socal gang is pretty damn cool.

Thanks again
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: pw_Tony on September 17, 2007, 05:51:02 PM
Just something to think about.

The boat looks great, way better than anything I've done lately. But I noticed you wetsanded the primer with a 400 grit.

There's a give and take when it comes to sanding primer. The finer sand paper you use, or wetsanding, then the glossier the panit will be with the least amount of orange peel. But if you used 320 grit without wetsand, then the paint would hold to the primer a little stronger, but will have a final outcome of more orange peel.

Like I said it's a give and take, you get shiny, easier to buff paint, but not as strong.

Or stronger paint that's more difficult to wetsand and buff.
Just throwing it out there.

You are doing a bitchin job and doesn't look cheap by any means, I wish I could do something like that!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: beerjet on September 17, 2007, 06:01:01 PM
You are doin some killer work up there ! Dont short change yourself . You NW's have some awsome water up there .

-beerjet-
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: n8dawg on September 17, 2007, 07:05:01 PM
Good read man! Makes me want to go out in the garage and start tearing down my boat!
Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 2savage4you on September 17, 2007, 07:29:59 PM
Really looking good. Do you have some pics of the stand you built? I think i need one of them ;D



2sav
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 18, 2007, 05:34:26 AM
Just something to think about.

The boat looks great, way better than anything I've done lately. But I noticed you wetsanded the primer with a 400 grit.

There's a give and take when it comes to sanding primer. The finer sand paper you use, or wetsanding, then the glossier the panit will be with the least amount of orange peel. But if you used 320 grit without wetsand, then the paint would hold to the primer a little stronger, but will have a final outcome of more orange peel.

Like I said it's a give and take, you get shiny, easier to buff paint, but not as strong.

Or stronger paint that's more difficult to wetsand and buff.
Just throwing it out there.

You are doing a bitchin job and doesn't look cheap by any means, I wish I could do something like that!

I really appreciate the advice. I havent done this stuff for 15 years and EVERYTHING has changed. When I was told to wetsand the primer with 400 I did a big gulp too. Seems awfully smooth. I remember the days with you did 220 to scuff it up and call it good. I'll talk to some peeps about the 400 and get back with you. Once again, thanks for the advice......John
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 18, 2007, 05:36:50 AM
Really looking good. Do you have some pics of the stand you built? I think i need one of them ;D

2sav

Nutz, I really dont have any good pictures. There was really nothing to it though. My boat is a full stringer boat so I just built it so I had a couple 2X6s that spanned the stringers.  Just slap one together and go for it. I love pictures of boats upside down in the garage. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 18, 2007, 05:37:37 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys. I apprectiate it. Makes me wanna get back at it but that's gotta wait for the weekend
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: CHROMEY on September 18, 2007, 09:36:12 AM
looks like u got a few toys up there.....a layed out chevy extra cab, and a monster lifted 4x4, and a huge azz garage, you could just about work on anything there....looks great and good luck
!!!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TCRUSH on September 18, 2007, 12:05:57 PM
That looks awesome.That's exactly what I need to do to mine.What's the best way to cover up the bass boat flake? Also what do you use to fill stress crack? I have a 6 inch da sander.Do you think it's the best tool for sanding the boat? Sorry for all the questions,but thanks for the help.You can see my boat here.It's the Trophy custom.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 18, 2007, 01:28:17 PM
See Johnny I told the folks would love your Project  here ... Tom
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 18, 2007, 06:39:26 PM
looks like u got a few toys up there.....a layed out chevy extra cab, and a monster lifted 4x4, and a huge azz garage, you could just about work on anything there....looks great and good luck
!!!!!

Thanks but show me one garage that isnt stuffed to the rafters with stuff. mine sure it. As far as the rigs in the background, they're my sons. We put a 6 link cantilever air bag setup in the back and fast bags up front off of an engine driven pump. The blazer's got a rumpity 406 sbc with 1ton running gear, no interior but a couple buckets. Both are pretty damn cool but I tend to go to the older stuff to match my age

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Of course, he's trying to get me to go this route now which I gotta admit I think looks pretty cool

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/Yahbuddy.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 18, 2007, 06:51:35 PM
That looks awesome.That's exactly what I need to do to mine.What's the best way to cover up the bass boat flake? Also what do you use to fill stress crack? I have a 6 inch da sander.Do you think it's the best tool for sanding the boat? Sorry for all the questions,but thanks for the help.You can see my boat here.It's the Trophy custom.


As far as advice from me, I'll be the first to admit I dont know anything and stumble my way through everything I do. Just ask Tommy...

With that said, I'd be happy to help you anyway I can but I'm sure others on this board have more knowledge than I do. Please let me know if there's something I can do to help.......John

Yep Tommy. This is a damn good board, just a looooong way from home...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on September 19, 2007, 09:06:04 PM
all i can say is WOW, you are doing some fantastic work on your boat, i can't wait to see the finished product :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 20, 2007, 08:35:12 AM
Jrork wrote:
"This is a damn good board, just a looooong way from home..."

John ,Cali is a hop skip and jump from Wa just hook up that trailer you & Jan can camp out in my back pasture (homemade beer ,Santa Maria BBQ & Hot Rod Boats what more could a guy want? Hell if you retired you could get the Brendella done real quick   lol ... Tom
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 21, 2007, 08:51:55 AM
John Josh wants to know whos silverado is in the first pic ,hes got a bitchen steel cowl induction hood he'd like to oft... Tom
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 21, 2007, 09:11:48 AM
John Josh wants to know whos silverado is in the first pic ,hes got a bitchen steel cowl induction hood he'd like to oft... Tom

Sorry Tommy, I've been traveling on business and didnt see your emails and stuff till this morning. The truck in the background is my son's Ian lowride. I'll let him know about it.

Keep a spot mowed in your pasture for us. You just might get sick of us.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GlassCutter on September 21, 2007, 01:07:43 PM
(homemade beer ,Santa Maria BBQ & Hot Rod Boats what more could a guy want?

Next time I'm in Paso I'm going to have to disable my boat.  MMmmmm homemade beeeer . . .
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 21, 2007, 08:52:28 PM
John  Its too dry for sh*T to grow and so long as you don't block my satellite dish we'll be fine lol Tom

Glass cutter "homegrown drinks best"  ;) Tom
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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 21, 2007, 09:04:26 PM
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/beer/AnchorCheckerAle1.jpg)

Tom.....
It's the water my a$$.  It's the HOPS!!!  :D  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 23, 2007, 11:51:57 AM
Prior to getting ready to shoot some single stage on the bottom I thought I would mock up the old housing just for grins and I saw a gap between the hull and the housing. It's located dead center and the tightens up to no gap on the sides. The drill bit is a 3/64 and it's a touch smaller than that to give you an idea.

Now I realize that we bed the housing in some goey stuff but is that gap gonna be too much? I'm tempted to close it up but thought I would run it by you all and see if Rork's being too picky again..........

Also kinda wonder if I found my cavatation problem on the old pump, hmmmm......

Here's a couple pictures

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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 23, 2007, 11:52:54 AM
Crap, couldn't stand it. Layed some epoxy and cloth in there. Layed on some PPG DP40 epoxy to seal it all up and I think all I'll need is a thin skim of some Evercoat Rage Gold to make her purdy. Bound to be better if there's no gap to fill with goey stuff.

Here's a pic of it with another layer of glass and epoxy and then another after the DP40 applicaton...  gotta love that itch from fiberglass dont you?

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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 23, 2007, 12:59:38 PM
Crap, couldn't stand it. Layed some epoxy and cloth in there. Layed on some PPG DP40 epoxy to seal it all up and I think all I'll need is a thin skim of some Evercoat Rage Gold to make her purdy. Bound to be better if there's no gap to fill with goey stuff.

Here's a pic of it with another layer of glass and epoxy and then another after the DP40 applicaton...  gotta love that itch from fiberglass dont you?

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0167.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0168.jpg)


I'm sure glad you posted that last photo.  The rest were all optical illusions to me.   :o  Nice work!!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 23, 2007, 03:30:16 PM
Much Better!!!   O0

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0185.jpg)

Little bit of Rage Gold and then some Icing around the edges and it's smoooooooth

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0188.jpg)

The 3 quarts of Single Stage and the Speed Coat is ordered for the bottom so we'll be kruzin soon..

 ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 23, 2007, 03:53:32 PM
John,  It looks great!!  You're going to have your boat re finished and I won't have the motor back for mine.   ;D 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 23, 2007, 05:22:19 PM
Thanks Greg. Appreciate that compliment.  I'm pretty much standing down till the paint and speedcoat I ordered comes in. Then all hell breaks loose.
Can't wait to get some paint on there that I'm not planning on sanding off (for a while  ;D)

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Also for those of you who are interested (which I suspect is none besides me), here's a picture of the "spoon" that is molded into the stock Panther intake.

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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: beerjet on September 23, 2007, 06:18:09 PM
Also for those of you who are interested (which I suspect is none besides me), here's a picture of the "spoon" that is molded into the stock Panther intake.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0202.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0200.jpg)

Thats been the point of many descussions and it's nice to see one correctly done versus someones interpretation .

Your project is coming out very slick .

-beerjet-
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 23, 2007, 07:25:32 PM
Thanks Beerjet. I would really like to search this concept out as in theory I think it's a great idea. Clearly I dont think the "conventional" mod's will produce the same results as a Berk intake but deep down, I really think the concept is good.  With that said, I've been wrong more times in life than I've ever been right....

Stay tuned and thanks again..........john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 23, 2007, 07:57:11 PM
John LOOKIN good!! Nice work on the intake area Tom
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on September 23, 2007, 10:44:16 PM
I was woundering how the boat builders could have such a deep inlet run, but with the spoon, it all makes sence ;)
Excellent work, look forward to more of the progress!  Keep them pics coming
Hopefully one day I'll make it your way and play in your neck of the water  ;D

Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 24, 2007, 06:46:31 AM
Hey Rebel. Please do make it over to the mainland sometime next summer. There's a ton of get togethers already in the works.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 30, 2007, 07:09:08 AM
Ok John,  It's time for you to upload some more photos of what you got accomplished this week-end.  :D  So far so good!  You are inspiring me to get busy on mine but got to get a shop first.  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 30, 2007, 07:42:59 AM
Very soon oh impatient one, very soon.......... >:D


On a wonderful side note, our stereotypical weather is here. 4 to 6 inches of rain, high winds......yuk
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 30, 2007, 08:40:11 AM
Very soon oh impatient one, very soon.......... >:D

 ;D  You are doing a fine job when you consider where you live and how you have to travel or mail order just about everything you need.

On a wonderful side note, our stereotypical weather is here. 4 to 6 inches of rain, high winds......yuk

I know how you feel.  Seems we haven't had much of a summer here either.  We haven't had the rain or really high winds just cooled way down really quick.  So much for global warming.   >:(
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 30, 2007, 04:33:00 PM
Okay, here's an update

First is with the sealer. It's PPG DP40LF with some 401 catayst and a splash of DT860 Reducer to seal everything up. As Greg has pointed out, supplies are limited in this neck of the woods so I settled with what they had (DP40) instead of the DP48 which would have been white and would have allowed the bright white to cover that much quicker

I let that  cook off for 2hrs and then began  laying on the Concept Singlestage. Crappy weather (4" to 6" of rain and wind) makes it so I have to snap the pics inside the shop but hopefully it'll give you an idea of what it looks like. I gotta admit, it looks gray in the pictures but iit's n fact is bright white.

Here it is with the DP40

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And here is is with the Concept on it

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Next step is the application of the speedcoat and then flip this boat over for the last time (hopefully)

Thanks for watching this come together.......John
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 30, 2007, 04:41:26 PM
Okay, here's an update

First is with the sealer. It's PPG DP40LF with some 401 catayst and a splash of DT860 Reducer to seal everything up. As Greg has pointed out, supplies are limited in this neck of the woods so I settled with what they had (DP40) instead of the DP48 which would have been white and would have allowed the bright white to cover that much quicker

I let that  cook off for 2hrs and then began  laying on the Concept Singlestage. Crappy weather (4" to 6" of rain and wind) makes it so I have to snap the pics inside the shop but hopefully it'll give you an idea of what it looks like. I gotta admit, it looks gray in the pictures but iit's n fact is bright white.

Here it is with the DP40

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0219.jpg)

And here is is with the Concept on it

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0228.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0237.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0239.jpg)


Next step is the application of the speedcoat and then flip this boat over for the last time (hopefully)

Thanks for watching this come together.......John
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 30, 2007, 04:41:58 PM
Looks pretty DAMN NICE TO ME!!!  Great job!!  Thanks for sharing!  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 30, 2007, 04:44:31 PM
Thanks Greg. I appreciate it. This is backyard/rednecking it at it's finest.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 30, 2007, 04:47:49 PM
Kinda makes what I'm doing very superfluous.  Oh well every little bit I can get done now will be that much less later on.

Nice job!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 30, 2007, 04:51:45 PM
Keep after it. If I'm fortunate to be able to make this come out okay in the end, ANYBODY can do it!   Hell, I'm making  this stuff up as I go so there's no reason why somebody else can't do it (and have it come out better) so keep after it.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 30, 2007, 05:19:52 PM
Keep after it. If I'm fortunate to be able to make this come out okay in the end, ANYBODY can do it!   Hell, I'm making  this stuff up as I go so there's no reason why somebody else can't do it (and have it come out better) so keep after it.

Oh, I'll keep going since this is all I can do for right now anyway.  I was hoping to get in the water at least once when the motor gets back but who knows what the weather is going to be like in a week.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 01, 2007, 06:20:16 PM
Here's the latest with the speedcoat. The weather isn't quite good enough for me to risk it outside so hopefully this'll do. Besides, its time for Monday night football...

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0242.jpg)

By the way, this stuff is NASTY......yuk. Definately gotta have respirators and crappy clothes
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 01, 2007, 07:17:04 PM
Here's the latest with the speedcoat. The weather isn't quite good enough for me to risk it outside so hopefully this'll do. Besides, its time for Monday night football...

By the way, this stuff is NASTY......yuk. Definately gotta have respirators and crappy clothes

Well, I guess I'll pass on that process.  Looks DAMN good John!!!  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Marcsrollin on October 01, 2007, 09:06:03 PM
What kind of pump goes in that thing? Is it set up for a JE pump?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 01, 2007, 09:11:30 PM
What kind of pump goes in that thing? Is it set up for a JE pump?

I think he's putting a Pantera in there.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 05, 2007, 12:35:34 PM
What kind of pump goes in that thing? Is it set up for a JE pump?

It’s a Panther intake and Tom at JetBoatPerformance hooked me up with a American Turbine Energizer setup for it. Essentially, the only thing that remains Panther is the suction housing. All other parts are American Turbine.

Thanks for checking out my project page.......John
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 05, 2007, 12:45:38 PM
It’s a Panther intake and Tom at JetBoatPerformance hooked me up with a American Turbine Energizer setup for it. Essentially, the only thing that remains Panther is the suction housing. All other parts are American Turbine.

Thanks for checking out my project page.......John

Hi John,  How are things going this week on the boat or do you have to wait for the week-end?   I can hardly wait to see what you accomplish this week-end.  You've about got the bottom done.  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 05, 2007, 01:09:30 PM
Bottom is done Greg. But don't know what if anything I'll get done this weekend other than maybe getting flipped upright.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 05, 2007, 02:20:17 PM
Bottom is done Greg. But don't know what if anything I'll get done this weekend other than maybe getting flipped upright.

John,  How much time do you think you've worked on just the bottom?  A couple of weeks off and on?  Not bad for doing it in your spare time and on week-ends, not to mention the weather.  Great job!!!  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 06, 2007, 10:10:14 AM
Just the bottom? Hmmm, that is a good question. I have way more time in the fiberglass/epoxy work on the transom and cap (not to mention all the stupid holes) so I guess when you set back and think about it, 3 or 4 weekends is about it for the bottom. Very rarely do I get an opportunity to work on it during the week.

As far as the weather, yah, it suxs again. 40 sumthin degrees, light mist, blowing wind and fog'd in. God I love it up here.........

Oh well, here is a side and top shot so you can see where I stopped the speedcoat. I know, way too far back considering it's a Chevy and it's got to move my fat butt (and it's just a Panther)....... :mrgreen:

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0252.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0257.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 06, 2007, 11:16:46 AM
John,  Darn nice job!  I hope I can do half as well when I get down to do mine.  We've turned cool here too but the sun is shinning.  :)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on October 06, 2007, 03:33:53 PM
As far as the weather, yah, it suxs again. 40 sumthin degrees, light mist, blowing wind and fog'd in. God I love it up here.........

 ;D  I feel for you John...  lucky the Pacific North West has some beautiful women to keep us warm ;)

only 214 days till summer, only 214 days till summer, only 214...

Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 08, 2007, 07:42:27 AM
only 214 days till summer, only 214 days till summer, only 214...
Rebel

You have summer up there?  :D  The times I've been to Washington it was always a Wash-Out.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 09, 2007, 07:47:21 PM
We dodged a big storm today. Looking at the satilite (sp?) we would have gotten our butts handed to us. They were talking heavy rains and 70mph winds. Thankfully it stalled off the coast and is headed toward Northern BC/Southern Alaska

Hope it misses you Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 14, 2007, 07:54:40 AM
Boat is back right side up, washed, masked and ready for the sealer. 

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0274.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 14, 2007, 09:34:45 AM
Wow John, You are moving right along.  So is the bottom completed?  Looks great!  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 14, 2007, 11:06:12 AM
Yup, the bottom is done and setting on the cart with some super soft carpet to cushion.

Here it is with the DP48LF as a sealer. Next stop is some Rage Gold to smooth it out and then lots of 2K primer to make it puuuurdy.


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0284.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0282.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0279.jpg)

Gonna let it cook for a few days and then start smoothing it out.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 14, 2007, 11:17:28 AM
Wish I had been there to watch you flip it over.  Did you take any pics?  Maybe one of these days when you have time you can sit down and do a start to finish thread so all the steps are there and a list of the products you used and in what order.  Fine work there John,

Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 14, 2007, 02:19:48 PM
You know I didnt take any pictures. All it reallys takes is two lift points, some rope & a ton of beer to ease the nerves........

Sure, I can do the product list. What I cant do is the cost ($$$) to buy the products cuz Jan might find out and she'll try to use that as excuse as to why we've eaten Kraft Macs & Cheese everyday for the last 2 months........... 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 14, 2007, 03:38:01 PM
You know I didnt take any pictures. All it reallys takes is two lift points, some rope & a ton of beer to ease the nerves........

Now that 's a good excuse for getting drunk!!!  :D :D :D  But Honey, I had to flip the boat!

Sure, I can do the product list. What I cant do is the cost ($$$) to buy the products cuz Jan might find out and she'll try to use that as excuse as to why we've eaten Kraft Macs & Cheese everyday for the last 2 months........... 

That works for me.  Don't forget to list where you bought it.  :)

Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 20, 2007, 03:37:53 PM
:mad:  I was scuffin the epoxy sealer down to get ready to spray some 2K primer when I caught out of the corner of my eye what looked like a crack!

Ground it down and found what almost looked like an air bubble in the glass.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0290.jpg)

Layed it back and wiped it down good with some acetone. Damn I hate that stuff. It'll find any knick, cut and sratch in your hands and burnt he crap out of you. I guess I could wear gloves but that might get in the way of my beer drinking.

Did a Wet Out with some West Systems epoxy and then followed up with some strands of glass buried in another coat of West Systems.

Scuffed that down and it' looks good now. Hope it never comes back.......



(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0291.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0292.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0296.jpg)

Gonna squirt some DP48LF to seal it off and then I'll lay some 2K primer over everything to start to blocking......stay tuned.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on October 20, 2007, 03:48:29 PM
Don't you just hate it when that happens?  Well, one of these days I'll be doing what you have already done and what you are starting to do.  Who knows what all I'll find.  I did find out that SOMEONE had completely change the way the fuel tanks are mounted and it's ALL wrong..  Thanks to John Miller for his information.

You're doing a fine job there John!!  Keep up the good work and keep the photos coming.
  ;)

:mad:  I was scuffin the epoxy sealer down to get ready to spray some 2K primer when I caught out of the corner of my eye what looked like a crack!

Ground it down and found what almost looked like an air bubble in the glass.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0290.jpg)

Layed it back and wiped it down good with some acetone. Damn I hate that stuff. It'll find any knick, cut and sratch in your hands and burnt he crap out of you. I guess I could wear gloves but that might get in the way of my beer drinking.

Did a Wet Out with some West Systems epoxy and then followed up with some strands of glass buried in another coat of West Systems.

Scuffed that down and it' looks good now. Hope it never comes back.......



(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0291.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0292.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0296.jpg)

Gonna squirt some DP48LF to seal it off and then I'll lay some 2K primer over everything to start to blocking......stay tuned.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on October 21, 2007, 12:59:10 AM
Ground it down and found what almost looked like an air bubble in the glass.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0290.jpg)

At least you found it before you put top coat down and then have something happen  ;D

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0284.jpg)

Were you doing some spray gun pattern tests on the paper along the side of the boat  ???  ;D

Looking Good  ;)   ...and is that a lake I see in the back ground???   :o  I'm so jelous now  ;D

Rebel 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 21, 2007, 09:18:09 AM
Ya, when I was spraying my last coat of epoxy the gun started spitting a bit so I was trying to get it settled out. Not quite sure what happened as it cleared out really quick.

The water in the background is Dyes Inlet here in Silverdale. I love it out there but it is saltwater so I can't talk any of my buddies to run there boats there. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: hotrod56cars on October 21, 2007, 09:53:59 AM
... Layed it back and wiped it down good with some acetone. Damn I hate that stuff....

FYI, be carefull with that sh!t. It sits in and then stays in your lungs while it eats them slowly away.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on October 22, 2007, 07:29:57 PM
Thanks Hotrod. I agree, that is some nasty ass stuff. Thanks for the tip and I'll keep that respirator handy like (though hopefully, I'm done with the acetone)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on October 30, 2007, 12:41:43 PM
Looking REALLY good.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 01, 2007, 09:09:58 AM
Looking REALLY good.

Thanks Undone but you wouldnt have thought so last Saturday.  I washed it down, masked it off, tacked it once and went to my bag of white rags that I have to wipe some precleaner on. Unfortunately, I was out so I went and grabbed what I "thought" was a clean one. Wiped the boat down with that and then tacked it one more time.

Mixed up some 2K primer and started laying that on....... WTF :o

Everywhere I sprayed I could see the wipe marks from the cleaner. Must have not been as clean of a rag as I thought >:(

What a stinking mess.  After I got done throwing tools, drinking all the beer I could find and bitching at anything I could think of I closed the door to the shop and walked away.

Here's a pic of what it looked like. WARNING, not for the weak at heart.....

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0312.jpg)

Got up the next morning and wet sanded it down smooth again, wiped it down with nice clean paper towels as recommended by a number of folks and sprayed on a new batch of 2K. Yahoo! smooth as a babys butt...  Let's hope that's as bad as it gets. I'm just thankful I made that mistake when I was just squirting primer and not the clear coat...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on November 01, 2007, 09:59:08 AM
I just had the new bimini top made, new headers put on. And like an idiot I went through a LONG 5 MPH zone without water running through the headers... Needless to say it burned a big hole through my bimini and it's cover.............. Don't feel too bad, you're not the only one who has shortcomings.

bimini = $300, DOH!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 01, 2007, 10:48:08 AM
Ouch!  I guess I dont feel so bad. Misery does love company doesnt it.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on November 01, 2007, 10:56:20 PM
WTF :o
Everywhere I sprayed I could see the wipe marks from the cleaner. Must have not been as clean of a rag as I thought >:(

What a stinking mess.  After I got done throwing tools, drinking all the beer I could find and bitching at anything I could think of I closed the door to the shop and walked away.

Got up the next morning and wet sanded it down smooth again, wiped it down with nice clean paper towels as recommended by a number of folks and sprayed on a new batch of 2K. Yahoo! smooth as a babys butt...  Let's hope that's as bad as it gets. I'm just thankful I made that mistake when I was just squirting primer and not the clear coat...

That so sucks to have to do it twice.  :(
Did you have to sand it all off again?
Glad you kept your cool and only took it out on the tools and some beers  ;)
Have you figured out what your final paint colors scheme will be?
Inquiring minds like to know John  :D

Ouch!  I guess I dont feel so bad. Misery does love company doesnt it.....

I'm miserable I can't go play on the lake yet  ;) does that count  :-\

Rob

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 03, 2007, 09:24:55 AM
Nope, I only had to sand it smooth.   I got up early Sunday morning after letting it dry all night and then wet sanded it with some 400 grit. Really didnt take that long and I was spraying late that afternoon.

Okay, I'll spill the beans on the colors and layout. This was not easy and I sketched many different colors and styles but I kept coming back to how much I like the old days in drag racing and loving reading and hearing about Ronny Sox row that 4-speed in the Sox & Martins cars. All of those were painted Red White & Blue.

(http://www.draglist.com/artman/uploads/daily_pictures/start_002.jpg)


Then in the late 70's I was involved with a buddy on his ProGas Camaro and it to was painted Red White & Blue.  This was actually a 1970 car but we hung the the 78/79 (can't remember which) to make it look new. Nice car and that was the end of my racing days (kids, job, house, etc...)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0345.jpg)



So, here it is give or take. It's liable to change a bit but this is what I'm thinking. I may pull the swoop a bit further up and back (or I may not).

May not be for everyone but I think it'll look pretty cool. Obviously the trailer will be painted with some cool wheels and tires attached

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/BluewithRed.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on November 03, 2007, 09:36:12 AM
Nope, I only had to sand it smooth.   I got up early Sunday morning after letting it dry all night and then wet sanded it with some 400 grit. Really didnt take that long and I was spraying late that afternoon.

So, here it is give or take. It's liable to change a bit but this is what I'm thinking. I may pull the swoop a bit further up and back (or I may not).
May not be for everyone but I think it'll look pretty cool. Obviously the trailer will be painted with some cool wheels and tires attached

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/BluewithRed.jpg)

That's a nice looking boat.  Clean! 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 03, 2007, 09:49:58 AM
Thanks. That's definately what I'm shooting for and I think that shiny blower motor will look bitchin back there.  That is an old photo that I modified. I have a polished aliminum and white steering wheel that I've been running for awhile.

The old black steering wheel has moved on to bigger and better things.... It's mounted in this Unlimited Light Hydroplane....  Probably wishes it was back home

Please excuse the jackass that's laughing in the background and teaching his son how to be a dick in public. 

http://media.ulhra.org/video2007/Silverdale/UL-6Flip.wmv

Thankfully Kerry was okay.... Boat took the beating better than he did
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on November 03, 2007, 10:15:30 AM
Thanks. That's definately what I'm shooting for and I think that shiny blower motor will look bitchin back there.  That is an old photo that I modified. I have a polished aliminum and white steering wheel that I've been running for awhile.

The old black steering wheel has moved on to bigger and better things.... It's mounted in this Unlimited Light Hydroplane....  Probably wishes it was back home

Please excuse the jackass that's laughing in the background and teaching his son how to be a dick in public. 

http://media.ulhra.org/video2007/Silverdale/UL-6Flip.wmv

Thankfully Kerry was okay.... Boat took the beating better than he did

OUCH!!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on November 03, 2007, 02:44:08 PM
I like the striping, its a little different (a good thing), and you can't go wrong with red, white and blue.

 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 09, 2007, 07:49:37 AM
Thanks CC, I've guidecoated it one more time and am blocking it with 400 (again). I may squirt some 2K on a couple little spots and block that out but frankly, now I'm just being stupid.

I've began the color chip hunt for the perfect colors.  The White is PW7 (Dodge Bright White) to match my pickup, the Red will be Chevy Torch Red WA9075 and the Blue remains a mystery. I have the color in my mind but I havent seen it yet.

Jan and I may go hang out in the mall parking lot and check out cars. Actually it was her idea and a damn good one.  Jeezus what a peach...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on November 09, 2007, 07:57:17 AM
Thanks CC, I've guidecoated it one more time and am blocking it with 400 (again). I may squirt some 2K on a couple little spots and block that out but frankly, now I'm just being stupid.

I've began the color chip hunt for the perfect colors.  The White is PW7 (Dodge Bright White) to match my pickup, the Red will be Chevy Torch Red WA9075 and the Blue remains a mystery. I have the color in my mind but I havent seen it yet.

Jan and I may go hang out in the mall parking lot and check out cars. Actually it was her idea and a damn good one.  Jeezus what a peach...

John,  I saw a really nice metallic blue on a Toyota the other day.  I saw a Corvette red that really looks sharp too.  Just my 2 cents.  Greg 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 09, 2007, 01:44:12 PM
Yup, it's gonna be a challenge. Then I gotta figure out how much of each color to buy. I blew it big time when I ordered the SingleStage for the bottom (and the SpeedCoat). Ended up only using half what I had.
With the price of this stuff I HAVE GOT to get my amounts needed more figured out. As it is, I'm into this for over a grand and I haven't even bought the topcoats and clear yet........groan...........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: pw_Tony on November 09, 2007, 01:53:59 PM
I would buy extra, you could always use it on other stuff down the road!

"You say you want some scallops? Let's do it!"  ;D

I would stick with a paint code off of cars or trucks. That way when you need to touch it up from now you can get it easily.

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 09, 2007, 02:24:05 PM
I would buy extra, you could always use it on other stuff down the road!

"You say you want some scallops? Let's do it!"  ;D

I would stick with a paint code off of cars or trucks. That way when you need to touch it up from now you can get it easily.



Uhhh, I'm sorry Tony. I was staring at your avatar. Did you say something?

Yep, a little extra is fine but given the price of this stuff, I don't want to end up with LOTS extra....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on November 09, 2007, 04:04:00 PM
When I painted my old 76 F250 black, just the paint and clear cost me close to $800.... Not to mention the $13k in the engine compartment.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 10, 2007, 07:23:12 AM
When I painted my old 76 F250 black, just the paint and clear cost me close to $800.... Not to mention the $13k in the engine compartment.....

Yup, sounds about right. When you add all the sealers, epoxy's, 2K surfacers, fillers, cleaners and sandpaper, this is not a cheap project.  I've started to price some of the paints and it's scary.
1 gallon of PPG Basecoat in white is about $350.  In a color like red or blue its about $550.    Gulp!!!  Thant's not even including the clear......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: beerjet on November 10, 2007, 10:13:53 AM
Good shit aint cheap, and cheap shit aint good ! Keep up the spectacular work J !

-beerjet-
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 10, 2007, 03:38:16 PM
You guys suck!!!!  I was ready to spray and now you got me going back over it again. Ended up putting a thin skim of icing over where there is some slight (so stinking slight that you cant feel them but the black guide coat sanded with 400 over the gray shows them) depressions on the deck that line up where the bulkhead underneath runs. I've scuffed that down and am gonna let it shrink for a bit. I'll shoot some 2K tomorrow but I'm telling all you azzholes right now, it's your fault and you're gonna buy me a beer if I ever finish this POS and come down to the SoCalJetBoat.com region........ pricks

On a side note, I started penciling out the swoop. Right away I can see I'm not a Rteest........ Gonna have to get Jan out there for that one I'm thinking
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 2savage4you on November 10, 2007, 03:57:16 PM
Your boat is not a POS by any means!

Now get back to work ;D

2sav
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on November 10, 2007, 05:08:38 PM
As they were ringing up the paint for me, I noticed a good 20-25% of the cost was in taxes and hazardous waste fees!! Needed 1 gallon of black, 2 gallons of the Lexus "smoky granite mica" and 1 gallon for acrylic lacquer clear... Black was two base coats, smoky granite micah was the third coat, then the clear. I know next to nothing about painting a vehicle, but it looked really deep once it was done. I think I have 1 gallon of the Lexus "smoky granite micah" color left, only used less than one gallon...

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 10, 2007, 05:39:01 PM
Hah! If aint a POS now, it will be when I get thru with it.

After much scribbling on the boat and finally getting Jan out there in the scooter stool, we ended up with this. I love it and it's exactly what I had in my head. I just couldn't draw it (how come women are so good at that artsy fartsy stuff?).

I admit, you gotta squint but you get the idea. You can still see the straight line I drew from the back corner at an angle to check symetry (sp?) and she nailed it!

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0388.jpg)

Undone, I know what you mean. This stuff is too expensive to buy extra but it's hard to figure out how much you "need".  Your boat turned out stinking awesome. I'm thinking you know alot more than "next to nothing"....

I've got a roll of tracing paper and will tape it on the side of the boat and trace the line out. That way I can reconstruct this when I'm ready to spray and make sure each side matches......  Stay tuned and thanks again for the words of encouragement and watching this disaster come together.....john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on November 10, 2007, 05:54:45 PM
I didn't paint anything, they gave me a list and I just bought it... On my boat or truck. I did a great job of ruining the paint on my old truck... The boat was the original paint from the manufacturer in 1985. I only did minor stuff with the engine and stereo. Cam, intake manifold, and carb were all done by Teague marine at the same time they replaced the engine... Scoop, MSD 6AM ignition, headers, oil pan, gauges, place diverter, impeller. Simple bolt on stuff, that's all I did.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 10, 2007, 06:03:30 PM
Smart man!  Your boat is so over the top, the rest of us are just trying to make believe....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on November 10, 2007, 06:10:24 PM
John, You're doing pretty good for a sick man,  :D 

Undone, where's a photo of your boat?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on November 10, 2007, 06:17:01 PM
in my gallery I have pictures of my old boat... I'm not sure he's got the right guy with the over-the-top boat... I just have a waterskiing direct  drive towboat now. Had an 18' Caribbean before that. Nothing too special, just a Gen V 454 all prettied up, with a nice little bump to it.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on November 10, 2007, 08:55:06 PM
in my gallery I have pictures of my old boat... I'm not sure he's got the right guy with the over-the-top boat... I just have a waterskiing direct  drive towboat now. Had an 18' Caribbean before that. Nothing too special, just a Gen V 454 all prettied up, with a nice little bump to it.

So what are you driving now?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on November 10, 2007, 09:05:40 PM
I just have a waterskiing direct  drive towboat now. Had an 18' Caribbean before that. Nothing too special, just a Gen V 454 all prettied up, with a nice little bump to it.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 11, 2007, 07:34:08 AM
in my gallery I have pictures of my old boat... I'm not sure he's got the right guy with the over-the-top boat... I just have a waterskiing direct  drive towboat now. Had an 18' Caribbean before that. Nothing too special, just a Gen V 454 all prettied up, with a nice little bump to it.

Whoops, my bad. I did have you confused....sorry about that
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on November 12, 2007, 04:34:45 PM
Not sure what your figuring for the paint, but... 2qt's blue and one qt red should do it. Depending on how thick you lay it on,
most first time paint jobs guys lay it on thick and run out. You only need enough to coat it for colour, two medium wet coats ;D
I'm guessing you already figured out from the botom how much you will need for the top in white...  unless you done that already  ;)
At least you will have a little red and blue left over for the trailer details if you paint it white to match.
Like the preview look! can't wait to see your progress next.

are you laying the red and blue over white? of just primer ?

Rob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 17, 2007, 10:28:06 PM
Okay Rebel. You've tipped everybody off that you've painted before. Hop the phuckin ferry and get your butt down here to finish this thing off.   ;D

I'm planning on shooting a white epoxy as a sealer, then followed with a couple coats of white base. After that, I'll then start laying out the lines and shoot the red next and then cover everthing up and shoot some blue.  I added a wrinkle today by buying my wife a 00 brush and directions to practice up laying out some lines. She's really gifted in the artsy stuff and I'm thinking could stripe the colors before I shoot the clear. It would be really cool if she can pull it off. If she can't oh well, the whole damn boat will probably look like a disaster anyhow so whats to lose?

On a side note, I've blocked this thing till I'm blue in the face and it looks really good.  Given that the blue might show any flaws I layed 2 more wet coats of 2k this morning and am going to block that out to make sure I've got everything.  Next step is the final masking of the floor and bottom and the construction of a temp paint booth inside the shop..  Stay tuned

ps........hope these stupid storms aren't tearing you up on the island. They've worked us over pretty good down here in Washington

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 18, 2007, 10:43:02 AM
Here's the latest pics. Not much but ultimately, I'm done sanding and now just need to get it, the garage and my head ready to spray some color.....

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0390.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0391.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on November 18, 2007, 11:23:31 AM
That is DAMN PURDDY!!!   ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 18, 2007, 11:44:14 AM
Thanks Greg.  As folks alot younger than me say, I'm stoked!  Couldn't be any happier. Sprayed one more batch of really thick 2K (mp182 this time) and blocked it out.

Pushed it outside now and am putting away all the sanding and painting supplies that I don't plan on having to use again anytime soon.

Now it's time to scrub the garage up.........yuk
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 82daytona on November 18, 2007, 11:47:05 AM
nice :o :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on November 18, 2007, 12:02:39 PM
Thanks Greg.  As folks alot younger than me say, I'm stoked!  Couldn't be any happier. Sprayed one more batch of really thick 2K (mp182 this time) and blocked it out.

Pushed it outside now and am putting away all the sanding and painting supplies that I don't plan on having to use again anytime soon.

Now it's time to scrub the garage up.........yuk

The clean up - the worse part of any hobby project.  :D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 20, 2007, 07:56:45 AM
Quick correction after I talked to some folks. You don't put your pinstriping on before you blow your clear on. You put a couple coats of clear on and let that set up and then wet sand it, lay on your pinstriping (this allows you to wipe off the stripe and start over if you screw up) and then blow 2 to 3 more coats of clear over everything to bed in the stripes... 

Stay tuned
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on November 20, 2007, 08:39:49 AM
Quick correction after I talked to some folks. You don't put your pinstriping on before you blow your clear on. You put a couple coats of clear on and let that set up and then wet sand it, lay on your pinstriping (this allows you to wipe off the stripe and start over if you screw up) and then blow 2 to 3 more coats of clear over everything to bed in the stripes... 

Stay tuned

It also allows everything to look really deep.  You'll get a 3D look to the entire paint job as well. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 09, 2007, 01:25:48 PM
Picked up my paint yesterday.  Colors are Bright Red, Pure White and Viper Blue Metallic Pearl.  Also all the fixings to make 4 gallons of ready to spray clear....

Put in for time off between Xmas and Newyears to get this done........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 09, 2007, 01:32:07 PM
Picked up my paint yesterday.  Colors are Bright Red, Pure White and Viper Blue Metallic Pearl.  Also all the fixings to make 4 gallons of ready to spray clear....

Put in for time off between Xmas and Newyears to get this done........

Get the shop warmed up, John's on a roll!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 09, 2007, 07:46:22 PM
Were just happy you didnt have to row that Hot Rod to saftey, Happy to see the rain let up a smidge ! Tom
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 10, 2007, 08:59:50 PM
 ;D ;D ;D  No rowing for me, too fat......  It's all good but I really feel sorry for some folks.

Now the big battle is because of the 1000s of dead livestock and what to do with them all. Yuk.......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 10, 2007, 09:04:42 PM
;D ;D ;D  No rowing for me, too fat......  It's all good but I really feel sorry for some folks.

Now the big battle is because of the 1000s of dead livestock and what to do with them all. Yuk.......

If you get to them quick enough you could fill your freezer.  :D  Export them to China, they like eating tainted meats!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on December 11, 2007, 07:39:05 AM
Elaborate a bit on the dead livestock? Haven't heard anything about this...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on December 11, 2007, 08:07:10 AM
yes please fill the rest of us in  :) ???
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 11, 2007, 04:42:01 PM
Well, many large dairy and horse farms were flooded.  The water came up so fast that they didnt have anywhere to go. Dead cattle, horses, pigs, etc.... You kinda get the picture..... I dont even like watching the news anymore. The quantity is so great that the health department doesnt want them burying anymore because of health concerns. 

 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 11, 2007, 04:55:26 PM
Well, many large dairy and horse farms were flooded.  The water came up so fast that they didnt have anywhere to go. Dead cattle, horses, pigs, etc.... You kinda get the picture..... I dont even like watching the news anymore. The quantity is so great that the health department doesnt want them burying anymore because of health concerns. 

 

How about a big Texas size Bar-B-Q?  The horses???  Not sure what to do with those.  :D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on December 11, 2007, 06:49:11 PM
Well, many large dairy and horse farms were flooded.  The water came up so fast that they didnt have anywhere to go. Dead cattle, horses, pigs, etc.... You kinda get the picture..... I dont even like watching the news anymore. The quantity is so great that the health department doesnt want them burying anymore because of health concerns. 

 
that sucks sorry to hear about it
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 11, 2007, 07:59:37 PM
Hey John sorry for all the Bullsh*T the weathers been given you folks Maybe watch Brads "Charlie Browns Kwanza" it will definately make you laugh   O0 "T"
 http://video.google.com:80/videoplay?docid=-8874174111671979147
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Ralph Brunt on December 11, 2007, 08:07:57 PM
tom where do you find that shit, its great
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 11, 2007, 09:18:49 PM
Ralph thats Brads discovery/cotribution  ,I've been sendin' (offending) everyone I know with it I was laughin' so hard the other nite I damn near had a convulsion,rhonda thought I was loosin it  ,check out some of the other vids on that same site  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 15, 2007, 10:26:49 AM
Jeezus K-rist Tommy, that is some funny shit.  Glad I didnt click on that at work.........  Where the hell is Jan, she's got to listen to this.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 15, 2007, 12:05:53 PM
Okay, I've modified the layout a dozen times and as much as I've tried, I haven't knocked this one off the top of the list.

Yah, you gotta squint a bunch but hopefully you'll get what I'm thinking.

12 days till the spraying begins....................... >:D

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/Winner1.jpg)

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 15, 2007, 12:14:08 PM
JOHN!!!  Now that's looking pretty cool!!!  Can't wait to see the finished product.   Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: pw_Tony on December 15, 2007, 12:28:06 PM
Looks like a great idea man. Can't wait to see the finished product
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 15, 2007, 12:38:23 PM
You and me both guys.....  Got 4 gallons of clear setting on the bench to blow on it when I get some color layed so it better be shiny then I'll be pimpin...... like you SoCal guys...O0

Ok, maybe not.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Marcsrollin on December 16, 2007, 12:59:53 PM
Red , White and Blue! I love it!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on December 16, 2007, 01:20:26 PM
Okay, I've modified the layout a dozen times and as much as I've tried, I haven't knocked this one off the top of the list.

Yah, you gotta squint a bunch but hopefully you'll get what I'm thinking.

12 days till the spraying begins....................... >:D

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/Winner1.jpg)


Thats one sexy boat
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 16, 2007, 03:06:31 PM
Thanks Boost, hope it still looks good with.............

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_7190.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_7194-1.jpg)


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Merry Christmans to me, Merry Christmas to meeeeeeeee   O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Hava Al on December 16, 2007, 03:10:37 PM
sweeeeeeeeeeettttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on December 16, 2007, 03:24:42 PM
Thanks Boost, hope it still looks good with.............

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_7190.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_7194-1.jpg)
Hands down your the man

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Merry Christmans to me, Merry Christmas to meeeeeeeee   O0
 
hands down your the man
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 16, 2007, 04:03:12 PM
no, not really, but I keep telling everybody I am.  By the time I'm done with the project, I'll have a paint job with lots of runs in it that probably looked better before, and a motor split in half cuz I ran too much boost/timing......... ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 16, 2007, 04:59:25 PM
Think POSITIVE!!!!!  :D :D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GlassCutter on December 16, 2007, 06:28:28 PM
I think that is going to be one great looking paint scheme. How do you think she'd look with a splash of color across the deck? Just thinking out loud...
The motor is over the top!  Your gonna be posing for pictures whenever you hit the water, better get used to it. Thanks for sharing the process.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on December 16, 2007, 08:48:45 PM
that is going to look bitchen ;D, can't wait to see it done
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 82daytona on December 17, 2007, 04:35:32 AM
looking good
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 17, 2007, 02:08:26 PM
You guys are adding to the pressure!!!  If you only knew how badly I'm making this up as I go, you'd never post on this thread again.

As far as color on the deck, there is some internal debate on that subject. I'll run it solid white and then if I get a hair up my butt later cuz it's too plain, I'll do something there too.  I just really liked the old paint job with the white.  I'm hoping my white that I picked is going to be bright enough to cause permanent eye damage........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 17, 2007, 08:10:00 PM
Sooo now that the weathers settled down a bit whats new ? T
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 17, 2007, 08:22:37 PM
All the paint and 4 gallons of clear are setting on the bench.
Went with Viper Blue Metallic Pearl, SPI Red (gorgeous color) and Pure White (which is actually the pure white pigment with no other colors added).

I have the time between Xmas and New Years off of work so I wont be rushed..... 

Been cleaning the shop to remove any dust.
Ready to build my cheapo Sanford & Son spraybooth inside.

Put all new tubes in the florescent lights and picked up some additional lights to set on stands on the floor so I can see down low.

Still gotta pick up my Fineline and some Sharkskin for the taping and masking but I'm close.

I'm be sure to post up pics good or bad..........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 17, 2007, 08:38:26 PM
John,

I'm sure glad you are catching all the flack....  That way when I do my boat(s) I can just read through your trials and tribulations and learn from your expereance.  I won't start until spring time so I won't have near the cold weather problems you are having.

Keep up the good work and the spirit!!!  Really, we are all pulling for you!!!

Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 17, 2007, 08:45:08 PM
I was thinkin about you John really I was but ... Tom
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Misc/img011.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 17, 2007, 08:45:51 PM
No flack Greg.

Tommy and me are......uh.....okay, Josh and me are cool......Rhonda too.... ;D


Yo, cupcake...post up pics of that badazz Ford you picked up in SD.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 17, 2007, 08:52:42 PM
No flack Greg.

Tommy and me are......uh.....okay, Josh and me are cool......Rhonda too.... ;D


Yo, cupcake...post up pics of that badazz Ford you picked up in SD.....

NO!!  I was just saying I'm glad you are doing all the leg work and being told what you are doing wrong and not me.  :D :D  I guess I was in another time and place when I wrote that.  Ya Know what I mean Vern?????   ;)

Tom and company..  I consider them VERY cool and friends.

I wish I were as close as you to painting.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 17, 2007, 09:07:56 PM
Hey I would have been back to help sooner but I had to fight thru 66000 fans who were nuts about "spankin" Detroit Then there was the "post game" party ,back in action now though Hey Greg that "double throw down" very cool steering wheel showed up today ,Dude what a impreesive piece !! (on its way to you) Tom
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Misc/img010.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 17, 2007, 09:10:23 PM
Hey I would have been back to help sooner but I had to fight thru 66000 fans who were nuts about "spankin" Detroit Then there was the "post game" party

Feel for ya, we really do...... 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 18, 2007, 10:08:52 AM
Hey Greg that "double throw down" very cool steering wheel showed up today ,Dude what a impreesive piece !! (on its way to you) Tom

Hi Tom...  Looks like you are having too much fun.  :D  So I selected good huh?  I can hardly wait to see it.  I may just save all the new parts and put them in a next boat.   ;D  Enjoy yourselves!!  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 18, 2007, 08:39:13 PM
Greg The best part is when you get everything all "gathered up" and start assembling and then ... it all starts to take shape   Tom
sorry for the thread jack  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 18, 2007, 08:56:59 PM
Tom,  Check your email.  Greg   ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on December 20, 2007, 06:20:02 PM
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_7190.jpg)


I'm so Jealous....   and look at the angle of that shadow,  lol...  haven't seen one of those in a couple months.

by the way...   the motor looks nice too  :P  and for Christmas you got your wife a new...     ?    lol

-Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Hava Al on December 20, 2007, 07:06:24 PM
no shadows up there? wow....it was 67* down here today....took the boat out for a couple of hours....Ahhh being retired is good.... ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 20, 2007, 07:47:16 PM

look at the angle of that shadow,  lol...  haven't seen one of those in a couple months.

-Rebel

You are not kidding. The older I get the more I hate this weather........  You guys have gotten worked over pretty hard up there too havent you?

Hey Hava Al, better keep it to yourself or some of your Northern neighbors like Rebel and I might show up on your doorstep...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Hava Al on December 20, 2007, 07:54:38 PM
anytime.....but I might not be home.. ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 20, 2007, 08:36:36 PM
anytime.....but I might not be home.. ;D

I'll bet all they would have to do is head for the lake!!!  :D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 20, 2007, 08:36:52 PM
anytime.....but I might not be home.. ;D

Smart move on your part.... After all, Rebels a Canadian and I'm damn near a kissin cousin....  Hard to say what we'd do down there
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on December 21, 2007, 06:47:18 AM
You northern boys need to visit Havasu in August  >:D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 21, 2007, 04:40:23 PM
You northern boys need to visit Havasu in August  >:D

Well, I'd be easy to spot cuz I'd never get out of the water....holding an umbrella over my head to keep from burning my dome..
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on December 22, 2007, 02:37:00 AM
You are not kidding. The older I get the more I hate this weather........  You guys have gotten worked over pretty hard up there too havent you?
Can't complain too much...  at least this year only a couple dumps of snow, monsoon rains, flooding and high winds...  about normal,  lol. Much like you  :D ;)

You northern boys need to visit Havasu in August  >:D

Oh how I would love too...   but like John said...  lobsterfest unless I get a summer up here to prep the tan  ;) ;D

Damn John, made me threadjack your own post, Lmao  :P

-Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 25, 2007, 08:43:10 AM

Damn John, made me threadjack your own post, Lmao  :P

-Rebel

It's all good Rebel.  Merry Christmas
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 25, 2007, 09:26:18 AM

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 26, 2007, 05:40:07 PM
To all my friends at SoCal............Can you say Pilsbury Doughboy????


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0568.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0567.jpg)

And one for Josh and Tommy............ O0

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0573.jpg)

The insanity has begun.......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Brad @ SCJB on December 26, 2007, 05:41:58 PM
nice teet n bum!

lets see some pics of its progress  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: pw_Tony on December 26, 2007, 05:45:39 PM
HAHAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 26, 2007, 07:34:33 PM
To all my friends at SoCal............Can you say Pilsbury Doughboy????

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0573.jpg)

The insanity has begun.......

HEY!!!  That AIN'T a spray gun!!  Get Busy!!!  :D :D :D  O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 26, 2007, 08:23:09 PM
Go Johnny put some color on that bad boy !! T
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 27, 2007, 09:07:02 AM
That's the epoxy sealer in the pic. Now the white base and some intercoat clear where I'm going to tape out the other colors.  Doesn't look too bad.  Keep your fingers crossed.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 27, 2007, 09:10:19 AM
That's the epoxy sealer in the pic. Now the white base and some intercoat clear where I'm going to tape out the other colors.  Doesn't look too bad.  Keep your fingers crossed.....

Looks like a nice gloss on there already.  Are you just getting up and around to do this?  What the heck have you been doing?  Get busy dude!!!   ;D  Keep up the good work.  -  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on December 27, 2007, 09:23:08 AM
he had to use the timer on the camera....not even the wife would endulge the dirty picture fantasy!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 27, 2007, 09:45:11 AM
John,  You got any paint on that thing yet???  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 27, 2007, 11:11:49 AM
he had to use the timer on the camera....not even the wife would endulge the dirty picture fantasy!

Bingo......... >:D

Looks like a nice gloss on there already. 

That's the white sealer I layed last night. Sprayed pretty smooth.

You got any paint on that thing yet???  ;D

Yup, it's all white now and looks pretty damn good iff'n I do say so myself. Not evne close to perfect but it looks really good in the base coat white that I picked. The cap job looks bitchin....... Stay tuned as I get ready to shoot some intercoat where I have to lay out my lines......

Pics to follow later today....................  ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 27, 2007, 11:17:11 AM
GREAT GOING JOHN!!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 27, 2007, 03:47:41 PM
Okay, here we are at the moment.  The boat is all white base coat. Part of that will stay white and part of it will serve as the undercoat for the color.  To keep from marking up the white, I sprayed some Intercoat Clear in the areas where I'm going to be taping.  Jan and I are going to start laying out the graphics tonight.

The Intercoat gives the boat a nice satin look which I really think looks cool.....hmmmm

Here it is before the intercoat.  I know the picture suxs but since it's snowing there is no way in hell I'm gonna take the boat out for a better picture.


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0584.jpg)


And here it is with the Intercoat on it......  Taping  comes next.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0601.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: pw_Tony on December 27, 2007, 03:51:05 PM
I think you photoshopped OC2vegas' avatar lol.

Looks great, can't wait to see some more color
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 27, 2007, 03:51:49 PM
Great work there John!!!! 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 27, 2007, 08:28:21 PM
John got your email ,went to the shop today to work on the PC and wait for the AT boys (coming to visit JBP) Nice work on the Brendella Anxious to see it progress Too Bad about LBB ?? (RIP)  Tom
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on December 27, 2007, 08:52:36 PM
I think you photoshopped OC2vegas' avatar lol.

Looks great, can't wait to see some more color

For letting him use pictures of my boat, he is coming to my house to paint mine! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on December 27, 2007, 10:08:57 PM
boats looking great, i love the titty mug, i have one just like it, my mom made it for my dad about 30yrs ago
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 28, 2007, 07:45:14 AM
I think you photoshopped OC2vegas' avatar lol.

Looks great, can't wait to see some more color

You're not kidding! That is crazy.  Started laying out the lines a bit last night and will finish today. Hope to have the other colors on by tonight.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 28, 2007, 07:51:12 AM
Hey John,  What are you going to use so that you get the design the same on both sides?  I'm sure anxious to see the colors on the boat.  Great job, so far!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 28, 2007, 07:51:40 AM
boats looking great, i love the titty mug, i have one just like it, my mom made it for my dad about 30yrs ago

Ah the titty mug,.  My wife hates it but it's such a beauty, how can you get rid of something so nice.......

Thanks for the compliment
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 28, 2007, 09:01:07 AM
Ah the titty mug,.  My wife hates it but it's such a beauty, how can you get rid of something so nice.......

Thanks for the compliment

Yeah once you get your hand on something like that its hard to let go  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 28, 2007, 11:20:37 AM
Yeah once you get your hand on something like that its hard to let go  ;D

Zactly Tommy.

PS. for the record, I SUCK at taping graphics >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 28, 2007, 03:05:00 PM
Okay, you gonna hear it first. My son bailed my ass out!  I was struggling trying to lay out the tape and I could see that it was NOT gonna happen.  I was even thinking of just keeping it white when he came out, modified the design and then proceeded to tape the thing out in a 1/4 of what I would have taken.   

He's a good kid......thanks son
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 28, 2007, 03:55:05 PM
Okay, you gonna hear it first. My son bailed my ass out!  I was struggling trying to lay out the tape and I could see that it was NOT gonna happen.  I was even thinking of just keeping it white when he came out, modified the design and then proceeded to tape the thing out in a 1/4 of what I would have taken.   

He's a good kid......thanks son

Yeah!!  Thanks Son..  Now John get the paint on it!  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 28, 2007, 04:47:23 PM
I am beat!  That was by far the most stressing thing of this entire project.  The design isn't going to be like what I had sketched but it looks really good in person. Now if I can just do my part with the painting side of thing.

Here's my #1 son bailing his pops out....

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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 28, 2007, 04:51:55 PM
I am beat!  That was by far the most stressing thing of this entire project.  The design isn't going to be like what I had sketched but it looks really good in person. Now if I can just do my part with the painting side of thing.

Here's my #1 son bailing his pops out....

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0631.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0634.jpg)

John,  Is that where the blue is going to go?  That looks COOL!!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 29, 2007, 08:28:30 AM
WOW major progress !! lookin sweet !!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 82daytona on December 29, 2007, 09:17:17 AM
lookin damn good  :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 29, 2007, 07:18:31 PM
Let me be the first to say I would starve as a painter and couldn't carry the jockstrap of anybody that is one.  
After pulling my hair out yesterday trying to tape out the graphics only to waste mulitple rolls of Fineline tape and having to have my son bail my ass out, I started spraying color today.

Shit, Houston, we have a problem. I got some serious crazing in the blue......double shit.

So, sanded it back and tried it again. Much better but I still have one spot that isnt right so I'll need to do some fine tuning.
Probably not going on as even as I had hoped but it's gonna still look pretty cool (from 1000 feet).
Here's some quick pics of the base coat.  It's Viper Blue Metallic Pearl.  Very nice color.
Still gotta shoot the red and then the clearcoat but you can kinda see what it's gonna look like hopefully soon.


 
You can start giggling now........

 
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/CopyofIMG_0656.jpg)

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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on December 29, 2007, 07:43:31 PM
NICE John !!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 29, 2007, 08:12:17 PM
John,  It looks good from what I can tell.  I got the paint chips from Barry today and that blue is cool.  I think I'll use that on my boat too, along with the pure white and the flame red.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on December 29, 2007, 10:07:24 PM
looks nice, can't wait to see more pics ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on December 30, 2007, 01:57:31 AM
I cant wait till john comes to my house and sprays my boat....hint hint
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 30, 2007, 07:14:49 AM
I cant wait till john comes to my house and sprays my boat....hint hint

Thanks guys but OC, you DO NOT want me to spray your boat.  I've pretty much lost all my confidence after yesterdays Crazefest.  It's sanding out fine but yikes, that was a bummer.

Oh well, back at it today......thanks again everybody.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 30, 2007, 07:23:00 AM
Thanks guys but OC, you DO NOT want me to spray your boat.  I've pretty much lost all my confidence after yesterdays Crazefest.  It's sanding out fine but yikes, that was a bummer.

Oh well, back at it today......thanks again everybody.

Hi John,  Any ideas as to why it went crazy on you?  Give Barry a call.  :)  You're doing fine!!  Even the best have days where nothing goes right.  I sure do like that blue metallic.  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 30, 2007, 09:27:26 AM
Barry is the best!

I was on the ledge getting ready to jump when I thought, they about the tech line, what's the chance of getting a hold of somebody? 

Well, not only did I get someone to answer, but I got Barry (owner/chemist of SPI) while he was shopping at HomeDepot and instead of pointing out what I did wrong, he just said "well, then this is what we have to do" and proceeded to talk me not only off the ledge but also how to fix it.  What a fantastic guy and I highly recommend SPI. Not many paint companies have a tech line available 7 days a week let alone the owner/chemist!  Won't get that kind of service from PPG or Dupont

What I most likley did was when I was spraying the epoxy on as a sealer, I layed it on a bit too thick right on the capped area to make sure I had a good smooth base. Most likely, I trapped some solvents and as soon as I put the base on the solvents trying to escape didnt like the base coat.

Just sanded those areas back and went back over it. Worked perfect except one area where I need to do a bit more sanding.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 30, 2007, 10:33:08 AM
I'm sold!!  :)  ;)  Glad he could get you off the ledge!!!  He also answers email! 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 30, 2007, 03:00:48 PM
Who's your Daddy???

This blue is regoddamndiculas!!!  The pearl is laying so nice now...  One more coat and then going on to the Red.

Ian and I have been over it with a 1000 Watt flood light and let me tell UUU, I'm feeling a might bit frisky......for my birthday an all..........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 30, 2007, 03:03:38 PM
Who's your Daddy???

This blue is regoddamndiculas!!!  The pearl is laying so nice now...  One more coat and then going on to the Red.

Ian and I have been over it with a 1000 Watt flood light and let me tell UUU, I'm feeling a might bit frisky......for my birthday an all..........

BIRTHDAY????
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 30, 2007, 03:24:04 PM
Yup!  I be the birthday boy...

Best part is that Jan probably wont have to sleep on the couch to get away from me tonight.  I admit, I was probably a prick but I was so disappointed.........

Off to spray one more coat of blue and then unmasking for the red.... That "should" be a piece of cake compared to the metallic pearl........ O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 30, 2007, 03:33:12 PM
Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Wish they would come out with a deep red like the blue they have.  Have fun!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 30, 2007, 09:20:10 PM
He'res the lastest,

thanks son

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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: beerjet on December 30, 2007, 09:22:14 PM
That is sexy as hell !

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0786.jpg)

-beerjet-
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on December 30, 2007, 09:25:52 PM
that looks fukin hot
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 30, 2007, 09:33:06 PM
Thanks guys  but it'll look even better with a blown bigblock........ ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I still gotta blow some clear on it, color sand and buff, buff buff,  but I really am happy with the looks especially the cap job.

Thanks again.......john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on December 30, 2007, 09:53:26 PM
What more can I add?  It looks great!!  Nice work John!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on December 30, 2007, 09:59:57 PM
What more can I add?  It looks great!!  Nice work John!!!
Same as above and above, cant wait to see the motor in it great job.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on December 30, 2007, 10:24:06 PM
Thanks guys but OC, you DO NOT want me to spray your boat.  I've pretty much lost all my confidence after yesterdays Crazefest.  It's sanding out fine but yikes, that was a bummer.

Oh well, back at it today......thanks again everybody.


what do you mean I dont want you to do it....from where I am sitting, thats a damn good looking paint job! Give yourself a pat on the back!

Happy Birthday ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on December 31, 2007, 06:40:51 AM
Bitchen
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on December 31, 2007, 07:52:50 AM
Thanks guys. Got some wet sanding to do and then she'll be ready for some clear...... Man I can't wait to get back to the mechanical part.  I'm sick of sanding/spraying....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: hotrod56cars on December 31, 2007, 01:08:27 PM
Looks fockin awesome.  :o 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Hava Al on December 31, 2007, 02:51:40 PM
That looks really nice.......really nice
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on January 01, 2008, 12:39:44 AM
Well belated Happy Birthday John...  and yes...
You will be proud of all the hard work of sanding and spraying when your done!  She'll shine awsome  ;D

She's looking real good so far!  8)  like a Vintage Jet Boat should  ;)

-Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on January 01, 2008, 10:14:39 AM
John, that looks killer from where I'm sitting! How do I get in line to have my boat done? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on January 01, 2008, 10:43:39 AM
Something tells me that John may of just started a new career >:D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 01, 2008, 10:54:42 AM
John,  DO you have enough hair left for a career change? ???  ::)  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 01, 2008, 11:07:57 AM
New Years resolution

1.  Listen to the doctor and loose 30 pounds and my gut......  Yah right, it took me 49 years to get it and now he wants me to get rid of it??

2.  Give up drinking beer.............refer to #1.......ain't gonna happen

3.  Exercise more........refer to #2 & #1...............pass

4.  Promise to never paint another boat.........Ding,Ding,Ding.......Winner, Winner, Winner



Happy New Years everybody and thanks for all the misguided support........ps, I sanded the deck and blue back and am respraying.....I know, I'm a dumbazz but there were a couple nits that bugged me :-\ :-\ :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 01, 2008, 11:45:07 AM
New Years resolution

Happy New Years everybody and thanks for all the misguided support........ps, I sanded the deck and blue back and am respraying.....I know, I'm a dumbazz but there were a couple nits that bugged me :-\ :-\ :-\ :'(

DAMN!!!  There goes more hair!  :D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on January 01, 2008, 02:59:47 PM
Note to self : DON"T visit Johns physician  ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 01, 2008, 03:42:26 PM
Note to self : DON"T visit Johns physician  ;)

;D ;D ;D  you and me both Tommy. Sumbitch does nothing but insult me and then sends me a bill for his time............ 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 01, 2008, 03:50:25 PM
;D ;D ;D  you and me both Tommy. Sumbitch does nothing but insult me and then sends me a bill for his time............ 

Better be careful, he may be reading this and start making you pay at the door.   ;D ::)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 01, 2008, 03:51:08 PM
Where's the latest photos???
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 02, 2008, 06:26:57 AM
Nuthin much to show other than me back at work...... :(
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 02, 2008, 06:36:25 AM
Well John,  You've accomplished a lot in a short period of time.  It's looking great!

Batten down the hatches, the storms are a coming in again!   Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on January 02, 2008, 01:56:15 PM
Happy New Years everybody and thanks for all the misguided support........ps, I sanded the deck and blue back and am respraying.....I know, I'm a dumbazz but there were a couple nits that bugged me :-\ :-\ :-\ :'(
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Just curious John, what size tip you are using for spraying the clear and base?
Plus some of the paints are very low hiding and require more than two coats to get coverage...  was that a problem?
They sould have told you if the paint was low hiding before you bought it!  and if you find any little dust particals in the clear when your done,
Don't wory...  they will buff out, just do it before your clear hardens fully.

-Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 02, 2008, 03:22:52 PM


Just curious John, what size tip you are using for spraying the clear and base?
Plus some of the paints are very low hiding and require more than two coats to get coverage...  was that a problem?
They sould have told you if the paint was low hiding before you bought it!  and if you find any little dust particals in the clear when your done,
Don't wory...  they will buff out, just do it before your clear hardens fully.

-Rebel


Thanks Rebel. I'm using a 1.4 tip. The blue was very low hiding but after talking to them and getting a tip by 1/2ing the reducer and using some activator it covered much better. Unfortunately, I had some issues of the SharkSkin overspray plastic marbleing the blue that I just can't let slide. Sanded it back with some 1000 grit and am going to fog on 1 or 2 coats to see if I can bury the marks left from trying to get rid of the marbleing.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on January 02, 2008, 08:33:59 PM
Johnny ,your a frikken Rembrant Buddy !!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on January 02, 2008, 09:56:49 PM
Thanks Rebel. I'm using a 1.4 tip. The blue was very low hiding but after talking to them and getting a tip by 1/2ing the reducer and using some activator it covered much better. Unfortunately, I had some issues of the SharkSkin overspray plastic marbleing the blue that I just can't let slide. Sanded it back with some 1000 grit and am going to fog on 1 or 2 coats to see if I can bury the marks left from trying to get rid of the marbleing.

Well, not that it can't be done, but the norm for baseclear is a 1.6-1.8 tip, still, you should make a beauty job with that tip.
Wish they told ya about the low hiding, and a extra coat of base always looks better with hardner  ;)...   now as far as plastic goes
GRrrrrrrr is all I can say. Unless its cleaned well, specialy after sanding (it releases the oils inside) it always makes a mess. Even the pro's
sand it down from time to time to build on again. Seems some people don't tell their painters they used Armorall on the Tires  ;D   (BIG MESS)

Still have to say your boy did a great job of taping...  and once that clear hits the flat base you lay down, You'll be smilin at all that hard work  ;D
She's going to look great...    can't wait to see what else makes her shine,  lol.
Did someone say...  BLOWER?    nice  O0

-Rob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on January 04, 2008, 07:33:46 PM
John whats on the agenda for this weekend ?

Rob ,you "snowed in" ?? Tom

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on January 04, 2008, 07:47:40 PM
John whats on the agenda for this weekend ?

Rob ,you "snowed in" ?? Tom


If It rains any more here at my house I"m going to launch my boat off the driveway.LoL :o ::)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 04, 2008, 07:54:42 PM
That's what my wife told me we were going to have to if it doesn't stop raining soon.  :)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on January 04, 2008, 10:02:55 PM
10 - 4 on the rain ,I was thinkin of the "Ark" for my cruiser but I only got two dogs and two cats and I know the frikken Cats will piss in the boat  >:( Tom
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 04, 2008, 10:08:38 PM
10 - 4 on the rain ,I was thinkin of the "Ark" for my cruiser but I only got two dogs and two cats and I know the frikken Cats will piss in the boat  >:( Tom

Screw the cats!!!  Let 'em swim or sink!!!  :D 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 05, 2008, 08:38:12 AM
John whats on the agenda for this weekend ?

Rob ,you "snowed in" ?? Tom



Hang in there guys with the crappy storm. We got our butts handed to us last night but it looks better and should be perfect Washington weather (rain & wind) by Kickoff time for the Hawks vs. the Redskins.

Blue is sanded and is ready to be re-applied. The repair was so minor but I just couldnt let it slide.  I'm thinking one coat will probably cover but I'll probably shoot another just to be sure the metallic is laying properly.  Then it's time to lay on the clear. 

Take care everybody and keep your head down....

Rob,
You doing ok up there on the island?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 05, 2008, 08:40:12 AM
Johnny ,your a frikken Rembrant Buddy !!

Thanks Tommy but I think I'd prefer to be a "frikken Ralphbrunt"........ ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on January 05, 2008, 12:27:41 PM
No worries guys...   if the rains don't stop...   I've got a boat  ;D
Might be nice (and faster) to boat to work and slip into the loading bay to park  ;)...  keep her out of the rain  :D

Just a small curious question John...  but are you spraying back to back (within 30 minutes or so) between coats...  or sanding?
FYI it's always best to go from coat to coat... then clear without sanding, given enough time between coats!  Stronger bond and all.
As long as the product is of same chemical make up,  thus base clear!

and No...  lol, not snowed in Tom,  whew...  just alot of liquid sunshine here  ;D

Can't wait to see your next pics John!

-Rob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Hava Al on January 05, 2008, 12:45:12 PM
not a drop here....I was thinking about taking the boat out today...... ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 05, 2008, 01:24:56 PM

Just a small curious question John...  but are you spraying back to back (within 30 minutes or so) between coats...  or sanding?
FYI it's always best to go from coat to coat... then clear without sanding, given enough time between coats!  Stronger bond and all.
As long as the product is of same chemical make up,  thus base clear!

-Rob

No worries Rob.  I've got a timer in the shop and I set it for 45 minutes per the manufacter between coats. All of this material is SPI and I love it.  Barry Kive is the MAN! Not only the owner and chemist of SPI, but has a ton of experiace spraying and has been a huge help to me.  I'm to the point where if Barry says to shoot my watchmacallit bright orange, I'd do it in a heart beat.

Next step clear...........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on January 05, 2008, 01:42:30 PM
No worries Rob.  I've got a timer in the shop and I set it for 45 minutes per the manufacter between coats. All of this material is SPI and I love it.  Barry Kive is the MAN! Not only the owner and chemist of SPI, but has a ton of experiace spraying and has been a huge help to me.  I'm to the point where if Barry says to shoot my watchmacallit bright orange, I'd do it in a heart beat.

Next step clear...........

Good to know you got the right contacts  ;)   
*waits for more pics  ;D

-Rob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 06, 2008, 11:40:31 AM
WOW!!!

I blew the clear on and I'm telling you, I'm so goddamn revved up I can't stand myself. This stuff hides your sins like you guys can't believe.

I've got the furnace on and the lights off and am gonna let it set for a week before I mess with it any more.

Many thanks to all of you guys for the support/encouragement.  If I can do it, anybody can.......john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 06, 2008, 11:45:14 AM
PHOTOS - PHOTOS - PHOTOS   ;D ;D ;D ;D   A whole week???? 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 06, 2008, 12:12:19 PM
Here you go guys!
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/CopyofIMG_0826.jpg)
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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 06, 2008, 12:15:33 PM
Now that is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 06, 2008, 12:27:51 PM
Thanks Greg.  I'm so pumped I can't even stand myself........  Next week I'm gonna color sand it and then get ready to buff it out.  That should really make it shine.. ;D

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 06, 2008, 12:33:37 PM
I think I would put a couple more coats of clear on there just to have something to do.  LMAO!!!!   >:D  ::)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: hotrod56cars on January 06, 2008, 12:39:16 PM
Absolutely beutifull work. Breathtaking.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on January 06, 2008, 01:10:20 PM
John stop being so dam lazy and get the boat finished! >:D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 06, 2008, 01:18:56 PM
OOoops!!!!  :o  John, You missed a spot!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Marcsrollin on January 06, 2008, 01:24:54 PM
Wow , That looks amazing! I wish I had the dedication to pull something like that off. After everything is all said and done , what is the grand total?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 06, 2008, 03:03:42 PM
Wow , That looks amazing! I wish I had the dedication to pull something like that off. After everything is all said and done , what is the grand total?

Shit, if I can do it anybody can.  I've never even remotely attempted anything this complex and it still turned out in a good ole fashion garage with none of the fancy equipment. $80 LVLP gun, Sears compressor and a ton of advice from folks here and elsewhere.

As far as cost, hmmmmmm,  including all the epoxy for the cap job and glass work......... I guess I'd say around 2K. What's tough to tell is all the other stuff that you use.  Sandpaper, Masking Tape, Gun Filters, Spraying suits.....paper, Sharkskin plastic...ect, ect. ect.......   It all adds up quick .  The paint was surprisingly cheap compared to everything else.


PS.........as it set's the the shop it's gettin shinier and shinier (sp?)........ O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 06, 2008, 03:06:17 PM
PS.........as it set's the the shop it's gettin shinier and shinier (sp?)........ O0

Are you kidding????
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 06, 2008, 03:08:34 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

YUP!

Many thanks to all of you guys for the encouragement...........  Who knows, maybe Jan and I can make a road trip south to boat with some of you...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 06, 2008, 03:18:45 PM
;D ;D ;D

YUP!

Many thanks to all of you guys for the encouragement...........  Who knows, maybe Jan and I can make a road trip south to boat with some of you...

Wait til it warms up a bit, OK?  :)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on January 06, 2008, 06:00:46 PM
congratulations on a job well done  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Hava Al on January 06, 2008, 07:58:17 PM
That turned out beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 07, 2008, 05:27:07 AM
Thanks so much guys. I will admit, I'm pretty damn happy with the way it turned out.  That clear is amazing. I'm gonna color sand and buff the deck but I don't think I'll do anything with the hull since it's gonna be in the water.  We'll see

Thanks again
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 07, 2008, 06:17:34 AM
John,  I'll bet you can't wait for the week-end and you'll be out there today or tomorrow night color sanding and then buffing.  :D

Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: SLCKREG on January 07, 2008, 08:00:00 AM
Wow, that sucker shines, looks great Jrork.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 07, 2008, 08:26:56 AM
Best part is I get to empty that shop out and clean it. Look at all the crap I've got thrown in the other stall.  It's gonna take me a week just to clean and hose it all out so it can start looking like something I'm proud of instead of a pig pen

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/CopyofIMG_0824.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/CopyofIMG_0814.jpg)


Thanks for the compliments. Hoping to push it outside one of these evenings if I can get home before dark.......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on January 07, 2008, 08:42:26 AM
Outstanding job Buddy !
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 07, 2008, 05:36:14 PM
I don't know how but that clear has gotten shinier and shinier. Almost a shame to have to sand and buff it but unfortunately I got some dust in the deck that is not gonna work.....crap

Never the less,  here's the bow this evening.... ;D

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0853.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: pw_Tony on January 07, 2008, 05:37:46 PM
NICE!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 07, 2008, 05:43:55 PM
I don't know how but that clear has gotten shinier and shinier. Almost a shame to have to sand and buff it but unfortunately I got some dust in the deck that is not gonna work.....crap

Never the less,  here's the bow this evening.... ;D

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0853.jpg)

DAMN JOHN!!!  I'd know you anywhere!!  :D :D  I can't wait to get going on mine.  That and the powder coating I'm going to be doing, it's just going to like fine!  Maybe not as good as yours but I'll be happy.  Upholstery and carpet will have to be replaces as well.   Way to go there Buddy!!!!  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 07, 2008, 07:54:53 PM
It's a crappy pic but the best I have for a side shot.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0849.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0856.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on January 07, 2008, 07:58:59 PM
 DAMN, that looks fucin killer, congrats on a job beyond well done, cannot wait to see it done :)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 07, 2008, 08:07:33 PM
Thanks very much.  It's the cap job that I'm most proud of.

There is no way in hell this boat will ever have a rub rail on it again. It was a ton of work but looking at how that metallic pearl looks on that rounded edge......gives me a chubby. ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Nordie on January 07, 2008, 08:17:05 PM
A week or so ago i saw this thread come up...I took the time to read it all and i think we should make a motivational poster for this guy...the only word i could think of is "perserverence" (probaby spelled that wrong)...i think this is awesome such a well documented build...you should be damn proud of what you have done and shown us on SCJB, this is awesome and the almost finished product of the hull is simply amazing keep up the good work...these are my 2 cents AWESOME JOB
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 07, 2008, 08:20:26 PM
A week or so ago i saw this thread come up...I took the time to read it all and i think we should make a motivational poster for this guy...the only word i could think of is "perserverence" (probaby spelled that wrong)...i think this is awesome such a well documented build...you should be damn proud of what you have done and shown us on SCJB, this is awesome and the almost finished product of the hull is simply amazing keep up the good work...these are my 2 cents AWESOME JOB

I told John he should write an eBook and sell it on the web to those novices, like myself, in how to do it right.

Nice job John!!!!   :P
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on January 07, 2008, 11:41:23 PM
I don't know how but that clear has gotten shinier and shinier. Almost a shame to have to sand and buff it but unfortunately I got some dust in the deck that is not gonna work.....crap

I know how you feel John...  but wet sanding is breeze compared to what you've done already... 
and the boat looks great in the profile shot!    She'll be even more shiny after you polish her  ;D
Safe to say the reflextion will look deeper after buffing too...  the flatter the clear, the better the reflexion  ;)

Love it so far John...   a real HotBoat in the making  8)

-Rob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 08, 2008, 08:28:44 AM
Thanks Rob for all the help along with everybody else here.  I've learned alot and made more than my share of mistakes but it's turning out okay so I'm happy.

I'll try to sand it this weekend........gulp!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 82daytona on January 09, 2008, 03:39:27 PM
Good job bud  O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on January 10, 2008, 09:51:01 PM
That touch of blue towards the bottom really sets it off. Looks really good!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 11, 2008, 04:12:34 PM
FINALLY, it stopped snow, raining, blowing and freezing long enough that I felt "comfortable" rolling it outside.  I can pick it apart inside under all the bright lights but outside, this thing (and that Pure White SPI) is damn near blinding!!!!  

I am absolutely not beating my own drum when I say this thing outside revs me up.  Many thanks to all of you and the others on the "other board" and to Barry Kive as Southern Polyurethane Inc. for helping me through all of this. If any of you are ever tempted to paint the boat, I cannot recommend Barry more highly.

I still have to sand and buff it but given what I saw this evening, I am done, done, done, done.  Next is installing the pump, coming up with a rail kit/4 point mount and finishing that blower motor.  

They arent the best of pics but here it is outside (really quickly as it's only barely above 40 degrees)

PS... for some reason the pics are way compressed so I don't know if they come across correctly. Kinda looks like a 14' boat for some reason....hmmmm ???

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0868.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_087311.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0861.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: hotrod56cars on January 11, 2008, 05:15:07 PM
Awesome, looks killer.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 11, 2008, 05:55:02 PM
Looks good John!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 20, 2008, 04:57:49 PM
Okay, here's an update.

Sanded it with 1000 grit then 1500 and then finished it off with 2000 grit.

Here it is after the 1500

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0881.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0879.jpg)

And here is is after the 2000

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0885.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0887.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0884.jpg)

Went and bought a cheapy Harbor Freight buffer and with some Mequirs #2 fine cut compound, here it is now.  This buffer is so easy to use neither my son or I had ever used one and it spoils you (for $29)......

Can't wait to get some swirl remover and polish on it but it looks really good as it sets if I do say so myself

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0900.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0909.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0913.jpg)
(http://[http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0900.jpg/img]
[img]http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0921.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0922.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0919.jpg)
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(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0917.jpg)

Thanks again for all the support and watching this mess come together......john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 20, 2008, 05:02:53 PM
John,  That is just out of this world!  I can't wait to get started on mine.  FAN-DAMN-TASTIC Job!!  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on January 20, 2008, 05:03:32 PM
John, you two look like pros. Great job  Ron
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 20, 2008, 05:17:26 PM
Thanks guys but if you only knew how many times I screwed up you'd be shaking your head in disbelief!  With that said, this paint and clear makes it all worth it.

The pictures don't do the paint justice. That metallic pearl on the blue in the sun is breathtaking. Can't hardly see in except for direct light but you gotta trust me. It's really really nice.

I'm gonna color sand the transom some more and then hit it again with the buffer as there is still some orange peel there but otherwise, it's tiime to start working on the trailer... O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on January 20, 2008, 05:19:47 PM
John-
I've been watching this transformation from day one, I am in awe of the way it came out, you and your son deserve a pat on the back.

Skip
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 20, 2008, 05:23:01 PM
Thanks Skip. For a couple of schmucks that have never attempted this before, working out of a garage, I'm really really happy.  Best part is I got to have some fun (and arguments) with my son.... wouldnt trade it for nuthin....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 20, 2008, 05:24:26 PM
That metallic pearl on the blue in the sun is breathtaking.

What's the metallic pearl you are talking about?  Is that from SPI as well?  All I saw was a SPI Blue that is metallic.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 20, 2008, 07:20:45 PM
What's the metallic pearl you are talking about?  Is that from SPI as well?  All I saw was a SPI Blue that is metallic.

Viper Blue...  Barry can mix it up for you.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 20, 2008, 07:23:59 PM
Viper Blue...  Barry can mix it up for you.

It must be new as I have the latest paint chip samples and I've got a really dark blue that has some flake in it, but Barry told me that it was his SPI Blue.  I'll have to ask him about this viper blue.  Sure looks nice there Buddy!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jimbo on January 20, 2008, 07:38:13 PM
Looks awesome John , like everyone else I've been watching this from the start you guys have done a great job. That beer is gonna taste so good from shore looking at that bad boy ,again awesome!! :) :) :)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on January 20, 2008, 07:48:57 PM
WOW :o, that looks incredible, great job, can't wait to see the motor in it >:D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on January 20, 2008, 07:58:57 PM
Motor AND Bitchen jet pump !!! Tom

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Panther%20Prototype/DSC05971.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 20, 2008, 09:09:33 PM
It must be new as I have the latest paint chip samples and I've got a really dark blue that has some flake in it, but Barry told me that it was his SPI Blue.  I'll have to ask him about this viper blue. 

#2004-4 Viper Blue Quart

I will warn you that he has modified it a bit since mine, so not completely sure the match but I will tell you this stuff is purdy!!!

Motor AND Bitchen jet pump !!! Tom

Ya Tommy, I can't wait to try that thing out.  Gonna have to switch the rubber for SS Braids though..... you know how I am... O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 20, 2008, 09:28:36 PM
#2004-4 Viper Blue Quart

I will warn you that he has modified it a bit since mine, so not completely sure the match but I will tell you this stuff is purdy!!!

Motor AND Bitchen jet pump !!! Tom

Ya Tommy, I can't wait to try that thing out.  Gonna have to switch the rubber for SS Braids though..... you know how I am... O0

I sent Barry an email asking him about it.  I'll hear back something tomorrow, I'm sure.  I wish he'd come out with a gold like his silver.  I was wondering about that black hose too....  Stainless all the way.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Brad @ SCJB on January 20, 2008, 11:46:40 PM
I am going to be painting my boat white here pretty soon....i will be rooting through this project thread for any tips or tricks i may be able to pick up. do you have any that you would like to add?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on January 21, 2008, 12:11:10 AM
Motor AND Bitchen jet pump !!! Tom

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Panther%20Prototype/DSC05971.jpg)

Oooooooooooooh,   it's shinny !    ;D

John is so going to enjoy that toy  ;)  let me guess, a few add on's for this too?...   Hmmm John?  ;D

-Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 21, 2008, 12:12:04 AM
I am going to be painting my boat white here pretty soon....i will be rooting through this project thread for any tips or tricks i may be able to pick up. do you have any that you would like to add?

Brad,

Go to the SPI forum and read and ask questions.  Barry, Jim C, Chad S, and some of the others are more than willing to help out.
http://spi.forumup.org/index.php?mforum=spi  A great bunch of people over there.  I'm sure John will tell you the same thing.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 21, 2008, 08:38:43 AM
I am going to be painting my boat white here pretty soon....i will be rooting through this project thread for any tips or tricks i may be able to pick up. do you have any that you would like to add?

Hi Brad,
You know, what I found in my little adventure is that no matter how many different folks you ask, you're gonna get that many different answer as well.  I went from the extreme of folks telling me that if I don't spend $600 per gallon of clear, it was gonna look like trash to, you gotta have a $600 spray gun for your base coat and another separate (but equally expensive) gun just for your clear.

I did neither. I researched all the different paints and watched mulitiple boards and ended up over with Barry Kive at SPI. His paints are very reasonably priced (about $130 a gallon for clear), easy to spray and the product appears to be fantastic.  In case you think his might be a cheapy paint, many magazine cover cars and all the Year One show cars have been painted with SPI.  The only limitation is that you don't have many colors to chose from at this time. From what I was told by my jobber, many of his custom folks mix their own by buying concentrate from places like House of Kolor and then use the Intercoat clear and mix their own shades.
With that said, if your lookin for white, reds, blues, oranges, yellows.......he's got you easily covered.

Other tips, I went with an Astro LVLP gun.  It's a low pressure & low volume gun that doesnt put out much overspray at all and hardly uses any air. For schmucks like the most of us, this is a biggee as the other guns easily overwhelm our smaller compressors.  Cost me something like $85. It's available in a 1.4 or a 1.8 nozzle. All paint companys are different but Barry pretty much recommends the 1.4 nozzle for everything but his primers. Just check your tech sheets for the paints you want to spray

For primers, I went with a varity of stuff (primarily PPG or their kissin cousins) and though I loved the PPG cuz that stuff went on like peanut butter and sanded off really easy, but, it was just too darn thick to shoot through that 1.4 nozzle.  Omni (cheaper cousin of PPG) has a product called MP282 that you add a splash of reducer to and makes it super easy to spray with a 1.4 and fills the scratchs very well and sands super.  With all that said, Barry also has some 2K primers and I'm sure if you talked to him he'd help you on tricks to make it more sprayable for a 1.4. I just hadn't discovered Barry yet.

I used SharkSkin overspray plastic for my masking.  This stuff comes in a huge roll and is wide enough to completely cover the boat. It kinda clings to the boat like saranwrap and makes it much easier to do your masking if you're trying stripes or something.  Another nice feature is this has to go on one way and is labeled "paint this side". Reason being is that it attracks the overspray like you can't believe and holds it there so you don't have the possibility of the overspray blowing off onto your wet 2nd or 3rd coat. If you put it on backwards the opposite is true from what folks that have made that mistake have told me.
The bad thing is that this stuff is as thin as saranwrap and I must have had some small holes in it as I now see after I have the clear buffed that there are two spots where I have some light bleedthrough of blue up on the deck. Not near my taping but in an area where there was just the plastic.  It's very light and can only been seen in the shop and if your'e really looking for it.  I'll mess with that next winter cuz nobody is ever going to see it but me.  Must have had some very small holes or something in the plastic.  No biggee

As Greg had mentioned above, Barry is the best. From what I understand he was the chief chemist at a couple of the big paint companys and decided to do it on his own with his son.  The best thing is that he provides you his cell phone number in case you get into trouble.  I was spraying my Viper blue and it started to craze on me in one spot. Instead of jumping off a bridge, I figured I'd try calling Barry but since it was a Sunday morning I kinda doubted that he answer. Not only did he answer but he must of spent 30 minutes talking to me about how "we" are going to fix this.  Not only that but he was in a Home Depot at the time.  He also told me to let him know a day in advance when I was going to spray the clear as he gets between 100 and 150 calls a day. He wanted to make sure he was off the phone so I could call him when I was ready to spray.  He wanted to talk to me through how to not only set up the gun property to spray the clear but also wanted to be online with me after I made my first test pass to make sure I was doing it right.  This stuff went on so nice that it's a crime that it's only $120 a gallon.

Needless to say, I'm now a huge Barry fan and have already swung Greg over there and I'm confident that you and your check book will be very happy with SPI.

Sorry for the SPI commercial but I got so many runarounds from the local jobbers on why thier paints are better than so & so's and that if you don't spend thousands of dollors on just the colors, you're going to have a disaster.  I'm sure thier stuff is really nice but not in my budget.

There  are so few family owned businesses anymore and when you find quality companies that customer service is still a priority like it is with SPI, Jet Boat Performance and Skagen Boats.....I will always prefer to do business with them and have yet to ever be disappointed.

Good luck and never hesitate to ping me if you have a question.  I genuinely don't know what I'm doing but will gladly share what I did right or wrong.         John

Here's the link to SPI......http://www.southernpolyurethanes.com/homepage.htm
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Brad @ SCJB on January 21, 2008, 08:52:11 AM
John,

How many gallons of primer/white/clear did you buy? and how many feet is your boat? im trying to figure out a rough estimate for my budget.

-Brad
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Marcsrollin on January 21, 2008, 09:02:44 AM
When it comes to building a boat , the budget is easy! Just plan on spending all of it!  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 21, 2008, 09:19:56 AM
When it comes to building a boat , the budget is easy! Just plan on spending all of it!  ;D

Plus 30%   :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 21, 2008, 09:32:10 AM
John,

How many gallons of primer/white/clear did you buy? and how many feet is your boat? im trying to figure out a rough estimate for my budget.

-Brad

Brad, you've got a PM
I bought 1 gallon of Pure White and one gallon of Universal Clear. These mix 1 to 1 so you end up with 2 sprayable gallons of each.  I sprayed about 1 gallon of white and 1 gallon of clear on the top, sides and transom.  The bottom I went with SingleStage and shot 2 quarts of that on the bottom.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 21, 2008, 09:37:05 AM
Brad, you've got a PM
I bought 1 gallon of Pure White and one gallon of Universal Clear. These mix 1 to 1 so you end up with 2 sprayable gallons of each.  I sprayed about 1 gallon of white and 1 gallon of clear on the top, sides and transom.  The bottom I went with SingleStage and shot 2 quarts of that on the bottom.

Is that mixed or are you saying you could have bought 2 qts of each, giving you one gallon of sprayable paint, and did the job? 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 21, 2008, 09:58:17 AM
Is that mixed or are you saying you could have bought 2 qts of each, giving you one gallon of sprayable paint, and did the job? 

Yup, 1 gallon of sprayable would have been fine but at the price from SPI, it's about the same for a gallon and I've got plenty for the trailer and touch ups... ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 21, 2008, 10:44:16 AM
Yup, 1 gallon of sprayable would have been fine but at the price from SPI, it's about the same for a gallon and I've got plenty for the trailer and touch ups... ;D

That's a good idea.  How much of the blue and red did you get?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 21, 2008, 12:33:47 PM
That's a good idea.  How much of the blue and red did you get?

1 quart of each... Blue is gone but I have plenty of red left
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 21, 2008, 12:37:46 PM
1 quart of each... Blue is gone but I have plenty of red left

I'll bet if you hadn't had the few problems with the blue that you had, you would still have some of that left too.  Not bad my friend.  Nice job, I hope I can do half as well.

Now, when are you going to do the airbrush work? ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 21, 2008, 02:41:02 PM
Now, when are you going to do the airbrush work? ;D

Who needs and airbrush, just put something on there and let it shine.......... >:D >:D >:D

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0936.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 21, 2008, 02:45:15 PM
Who needs and airbrush, just put something on there and let it shine.......... >:D >:D >:D

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0936.jpg)

Now that looks cool!!  Ooops, you missed a spot!!  LMAO!!  Nice work!   :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 26, 2008, 10:27:29 AM
Went and picked up the trailer last night.....  Yikes, I've got my work cut out for me. 

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0957.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0959.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0956.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0960.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GlassCutter on January 26, 2008, 10:31:01 AM
That paint job really is a work of art. It looks to be worth every hour you put into it. You are going to be a happy guy.  Now get that CL outta there and replace it with a real beer.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 26, 2008, 11:27:08 AM
Went and picked up the trailer last night.....  Yikes, I've got my work cut out for me. 

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0957.jpg)


It doesn't look all that bad.  I think I would lower the fenders some and do that section on the back channel to make it less likely to drag.  Other than that, prep it and paint it!.  You'll have it done in no time.

Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on January 26, 2008, 11:31:42 AM
I wouldnt do that just yet (lower it), the weight of the boat and massive motor will probably lower it just right.  Looking good John , keep it up!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 26, 2008, 11:54:44 AM
I wouldnt do that just yet (lower it), the weight of the boat and massive motor will probably lower it just right.  Looking good John , keep it up!

I hadn't thought about the boat dropping it down.  Sorry about that.  :-\
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on January 26, 2008, 05:13:52 PM
It doesn't look all that bad.  I think I would lower the fenders some and do that section on the back channel to make it less likely to drag.  Other than that, prep it and paint it!.  You'll have it done in no time.

Greg

I have to agree. Replace the bunks and a little paint and I think your money. If you were closer you could bring it by Brad and Kyles trailer shop. They do good work. ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 27, 2008, 08:43:29 AM
Check your trailers!!!

After reading the stories of trailers getting away and talking to Konabud and how his trailer broke the tongue off going down I-5, I really went over ours closely.

A number of places there were poor welds, broken welds or no welds at all! All of them were covered under a thick layer of plastic filler (bondo) so you'd never see a a crack if one developed.

Here's one pretty significant crack

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0968.jpg)

The tounge was the most unsettling as it was just two peices of channel butted up to each other to make a box and welded only welded at the coupler.  

Beveled the seam back and then welded them together into a solid tube.  For safety sake, my son fabbed up a fishplate and welded that in over the top to further strengthen and spread the load.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0962.jpg)

After the beveling

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0964.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0972.jpg)

Fishplated

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0998.jpg)

So, here it is at is sets this morning and definately a much safer trailer.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0982.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_0983.jpg)

Little more welding to do and a little more sanding and I'll be ready to shoot some epoxy.....can't wait



Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 429heads on January 27, 2008, 09:43:44 AM
Safety chains I was stop ed once and the officer looked my trailer over was going a little over speed limit he looked at safety chain and told ME I can write you a ticket for that safety chain I said why it was 1/2 trucker HI/ten chain he said OK be smart take trailer lose from truck he said now leave safety chain on if you trailer hits ground it is not legal. I drop ed trailer and chain held it up he told me at that time I should think about putting two chains on trailer in a cross form  so that way trailer if it were to come lose it would be supported in the cross of the chains and would never hit ground if done so trailer would stay with tow vehicle till you stop. One of my boy friends lost a boat  trailer and killed some people hit them head on (two chains crossed under trailer tongue is best
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on January 27, 2008, 10:15:20 AM
Damn son. You guys know how to get busy. I have loved watching this thread. Doing a great job. You have to make the trip to Parker with us and show that sexy trhing off. Great job!

Bob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on January 27, 2008, 12:05:16 PM
you really don't fork around do you :o, great job and the boat looks f'n awesome
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 27, 2008, 03:59:06 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

I worked my ass off yesterday and the kid did great on the welding.  With that said, my butt is dragging today. Pretty much all I did was finish sanding and cleaned the shop.....  Not very productive

On a more unfortunate note, our washer died this morning, so instead of spending $2K on the boat, we got to spend it buying a new washer and dryer.....damn it!!!!

Oh well, it's only money (that I don't have  :'()......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 27, 2008, 04:05:51 PM
Don't that just AGITATE you?   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 27, 2008, 04:07:44 PM
You have to make the trip to Parker with us and show that sexy trhing off.

Bob

Bob, I won't lie, one of Jan and my dream vacations is to drag our wreck down there and hook up with some of you guys.  The trip this last year was just a trial run to see the area and enjoy the ocean.  With that said, we'd love to head east from there and check out the Colorado River but damn, California is long, long long and the 55mph speed limit sucks!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GlassCutter on January 27, 2008, 04:11:54 PM
It is a long haul but most of I-5 moves along much faster than 55mph.  Still you do have a trailer so caution is advised.  I have been dreaming of making a motorcycle series that runs in Chehalis, Washougal, and a few other places but DAMN that is a long haul.  We would love to have you with us tho.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 27, 2008, 04:22:00 PM
Cutter, The Nationals at Washougal is a gotta see.  I can't imagine a cooler place to watch a race. 

Don't rule the Rork's out just yet for a trip south.  We did just under 4,000 miles last summer on our adventure. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on January 27, 2008, 04:32:43 PM
California is long, long long and the 55mph speed limit sucks!

Head East into Idah, South to Nevada and you're in bidniss! 70 & 75 MPH all the way!!!
See you in June
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on January 27, 2008, 04:34:14 PM
Bob, I won't lie, one of Jan and my dream vacations is to drag our wreck down there and hook up with some of you guys.  The trip this last year was just a trial run to see the area and enjoy the ocean.  With that said, we'd love to head east from there and check out the Colorado River but damn, California is long, long long and the 55mph speed limit sucks!

If you come thru Idaho, Utah, and Nevada the speed limit for trailors is the same....70 mph most of the way!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 27, 2008, 04:38:26 PM
The reason for the 55 mph in CA is because the roads and freeways are so bad.  So many potholes to bounce you into the next county.  Our tax dollars at work...  Politicians living high off the hog on our money!    >:(
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 27, 2008, 04:47:39 PM
Hmmmmm  70 & 75 is much more doable.  That 55 is regoddamndiculas.  Hell, our school zones are 55........ well, maybe not but you know what I mean. 

June might be a push as this year is filling up (new grandkid coming) but next year is definately a possibility.

Greg, I agree, I-5 was in horrible shape from Sacremento south......damn...just about beat us to death...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on January 27, 2008, 04:57:00 PM
Then you would just love 80 East until you get into Nevada.  I don't think they've done anything to that stretch over the pass since they laid the first strip of concrete.  We've got the high gas tax and the poorest roads...  guess too many studies as to why our roads are bad and too much money under the table for doing nothing.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on January 27, 2008, 06:56:16 PM
Sh*t Chuck Norris walks across freeways with 55 mph traffic ! HUH Omar  ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 03, 2008, 10:43:51 AM
Trailer is painted.  Ending up shooting the exterior and fenders with Pure White and  then 4 THICK coats of clear. For the interior rails I painted it with some of that cheap brushon bedliner material.  I had big plans for this trailer but once I saw how poorly it was finished/constructed, I decided to just treat it like a trailer and not go stupid on it. It would have taken a month and a half to get everything straight.  Not worth it.

It's cooking off in shop now and I'll snap some updated pics when I have a chance..

Many thanks to Ian for spending hours out there grinding and rewelding his Pops trailer and doing what they should have done better in the first place.  I feel sorry for him being out of work cuz of the snow and rain but glad that he was able to help me out. ;D

Time to go crash on the couch and try to beat this crud I managed to pick up....I hate winter
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: beerjet on February 03, 2008, 11:07:20 AM
Sh*t Chuck Norris walks across freeways with 55 mph traffic ! HUH Omar  ;)
;)

-beerjet-
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on February 03, 2008, 05:13:42 PM
Many thanks to Ian for spending hours out there grinding and rewelding his Pops trailer and doing what they should have done better in the first place.  I feel sorry for him being out of work cuz of the snow and rain but glad that he was able to help me out. ;D

Got to love family...  :) 
and as far as your next trailer goes...  maybe aluminum for the northern climate and weight  ;) ;D

Time to go crash on the couch and try to beat this crud I managed to pick up....I hate winter

Only 45 more days till Spring  ;D  Hang in there John!
I'm so with you on this winter stuff...  getting older and joints hate it, lol...  but lucky for me, no colds yet  ::) knock on wood.

-Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 07, 2008, 08:29:35 AM
Yah Rob, I'd love a nice shiny aluminum one but hang on to your $$$$

This winter can not end soon enough. The kid worked two days this week and then it dumped snow again last night so they had to pull off........   Hmmm, wonder if he'd like to finish the trailer  >:D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 08, 2008, 10:25:06 AM
Boat will be on the trailer this weekend!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on February 08, 2008, 10:55:09 AM
Boat will be on the trailer this weekend!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D

Let's see the trailer!!  :D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 08, 2008, 04:08:48 PM
Let's see the trailer!!  :D

Nuthin special to look at.  Here's some pics before Jan carpeted the bunks for me and I painted the axles and leaf springs.  

It's just Duplicolor bedliner on the inside of the rails and then 3 coats of Base Coat Pure White  and 4 coats of Universal Clear.  All SPI stuff.  

I figured lay the clear on thick and I can color sand and buff scratches out till I'm sick of the trailer.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1065.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1064.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1070.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on February 08, 2008, 04:31:59 PM
What's your lug spacing on that? 5 x5.5 perhaps?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on February 08, 2008, 05:14:33 PM
Looks good!!! 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 08, 2008, 07:46:37 PM
What's your lug spacing on that? 5 x5.5 perhaps?

It's 5 X 4 1/2  which I think thats the old Ford pattern
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on February 08, 2008, 07:54:28 PM
You sure know how to pick up a hobby and show a bunch of us up! :sly:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 08, 2008, 09:14:46 PM
You sure know how to pick up a hobby and show a bunch of us up! :sly:

Not hardly, I'm making this stuff up as I go and many thanks to folks here and on other boards to keep me pointed in the right direction.

Also have to give huge thanks to Jet Boat Performance for always being there for me.  Nobody even comes close to customer service that Tommy, Rhonda & Josh provide.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 09, 2008, 10:53:17 AM
Tada!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1072.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1073.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1075.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1077.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1078.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1079.jpg)]

Need to adjust the bunks a bit but I'm thrilled to have it back on the trailer now...... O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on February 09, 2008, 11:01:53 AM
Looks DAMN nice there John!!!  Way to go!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 09, 2008, 11:26:29 AM
Thanks Greg.  I couldn't be happier.  Wanna find some old Cragar SS wheels for the trailer and that should finish it off.  Isn't it about time that you started a project page of yours???  Times a wastin
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on February 09, 2008, 11:38:28 AM
Thanks Greg.  I couldn't be happier.  Wanna find some old Cragar SS wheels for the trailer and that should finish it off.  Isn't it about time that you started a project page of yours???  Times a wastin

One of these days I'll get busy and do just that.  Problem is, I'm not sure where to start...  From the time I picked it up til the day I got it wet, cussing the whole time because of the B.S. that this classic boat has been through or just go from the hull work only.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 09, 2008, 12:40:17 PM
Here is the latest and greatest.

Stainless water dumps are in, and the pump is mocked up O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 ;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1098.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1091.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1089.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on February 09, 2008, 12:46:40 PM
You're going to have to put a flag on that pump if it gets any longer out the back.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on February 09, 2008, 12:56:14 PM
I'm just so proud ^-^  looking good  O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 09, 2008, 01:09:36 PM
I'm just so proud ^-^ 

You should be Josh, though you had a rubber on, it's clear you are the father of this......... O0

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSC05968.jpg)

As they say, proof is in the puddin
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSC05966.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on February 09, 2008, 01:19:12 PM
That reminds me of something I saw on Dirty Jobs and had something to do with horses or cows......  or was it pigs???  :D :D :o ::)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 09, 2008, 02:22:56 PM
That reminds me of something I saw on Dirty Jobs and had something to do with horses or cows......  or was it pigs???  :D :D :o ::)
Actually, reminds me of my last doctors appointment.............. >:D  :mad: :banghead: :screwy:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on February 09, 2008, 02:26:27 PM
Actually, reminds me of my last doctors appointment.............. >:D  :mad: :banghead: :screwy:

DAMN!!!  MAN!!!!  My Dr. only uses his finger!!!   :o ::)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on February 09, 2008, 03:03:40 PM
that sure is a sexy boat, damn nice work  :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on February 09, 2008, 04:51:51 PM
Some how I new those pictures would resurface  :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 09, 2008, 05:01:07 PM
DAMN!!!  MAN!!!!  My Dr. only uses his finger!!!   :o ::)

I pay extra for the whole fist.  Of course, that's just me. That's how I roll................................... ......................
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 09, 2008, 05:02:41 PM
that sure is a sexy boat, damn nice work  :o

Thank you very much.  It's been more than a little challenge but I'm stoked that I've turned the corner and can start putting it together. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: UNDONE on February 10, 2008, 06:36:17 PM
Well I have a set of 5 lug rims that fit the Mustang's and F-150's with 5 lug configurations. They're either 18 or 20 inchers.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on February 10, 2008, 07:02:34 PM
Thats got to be one of the nicest Brendella's out there. Whats next rigging the boat or are you going to light up that trailer?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Hava Al on February 10, 2008, 08:05:39 PM
I sat here for a couple of mins. looking at your boat and all of a sudden I thought damn it really does look sweet....you've done a really good job
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on February 10, 2008, 08:26:41 PM
Thanks very much guys. It's been a ton of fun but I'll be honest and say that I'm glad that's behind me and I can start bolting parts back on it. That ended up being alot more work (and $$$) than I was planning on...

Take care and thanks again......john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on March 07, 2008, 10:52:43 PM
havent seen any updated pics in a while John. What's up?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 07, 2008, 11:06:21 PM
havent seen any updated pics in a while John. What's up?

I think it's a combination of things, weather, work, and health...  This flu that's going around has hit some people pretty hard.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on March 08, 2008, 09:22:58 AM
Hope everybody out there is healthy. I had that damn coughing flu thing for for about 2 weeks. That thing kicked my ass!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on March 08, 2008, 09:25:05 AM
Hope everybody out there is healthy. I had that damn coughing flu thing for for about 2 weeks. That thing kicked my ass!!!

I told you not to be kissing Tim.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on March 08, 2008, 09:26:01 AM
Too sexy. Couldnt help myself. :P
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 08, 2008, 11:12:37 AM
All's cool guys.  I took a step away from the boat and worked on some other things for awhile.  Cool thing is that I've got some of those sexy motor plates that Tommy and Josh are building coming this way and will start fabbing it up as soon as they get here.  

On a WAY WAY cooler note, we got word last night that I get to be a gramps for the second time next weekend!!!!  They're going to induce Sara Friday night and I get to hold that little bugger very soon.....Yahooo  ;D

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Brad @ SCJB on March 08, 2008, 11:15:10 AM
very cool....congrats!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 08, 2008, 11:20:51 AM
All's cool guys.  I took a step away from the boat and worked on some other things for awhile.  Cool thing is that I've got some of those sexy motor plates that Tommy and Josh are building coming this way and will start fabbing it up as soon as they get here. 

On a WAY WAY cooler note, we got word last night that I get to be a gramps for the second time next weekend!!!!  They're going to induce Sara Friday night and I get to hold that little bugger very soon.....Yahooo  ;D


Great news there John.  Congratulations!!!  Just wait until you can start all over again and THEN you get to be called a GREAT grandpa!!  My 2nd Great Grandson is on the way.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on March 08, 2008, 11:21:37 AM

On a WAY WAY cooler note, we got word last night that I get to be a gramps for the second time next weekend!!!!  They're going to induce Sara Friday night and I get to hold that little bugger very soon.....Yahooo  ;D



Must be somethin in the water ;D  Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 08, 2008, 11:53:26 AM
Thanks so much everybody.  As much as I love my granddaughter with all my heart, I'm thinking I've got room fer another lil one...

Congrats to you as well Greg.



Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 08, 2008, 11:56:08 AM
Thanks so much everybody.  As much as I love my granddaughter with all my heart, I'm thinking I've got room fer another lil one...

Congrats to you as well Greg.


Thanks John!!  Hey, there's always room for one more!  Love is a funny thing, there always seems to be enough to go around.   ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 08, 2008, 12:48:21 PM
Couldn't agree more Greg.  I'm not a real warm and fuzzy guy, but those little guys get me everytime
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on March 08, 2008, 12:56:13 PM
Love is a funny thing, there always seems to be enough to go around.   ;)

True, but food and money are a different thing ::) ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 08, 2008, 01:42:46 PM
True, but food and money are a different thing ::) ;D

Boy, you got that right!   ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 08, 2008, 01:43:20 PM
Couldn't agree more Greg.  I'm not a real warm and fuzzy guy, but those little guys get me everytime

LMAO!!  You looked warm and fuzzy to me.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 08, 2008, 03:12:22 PM
LMAO!!  You looked warm and fuzzy to me.   ;D ;D ;D

It's my new avatar isn't it?  I really liked the guy flipping off the world but finally accepted that's not really my style.... so I went with a fluffy bunny.  Now how cool is that?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 08, 2008, 03:48:05 PM
It's my new avatar isn't it?  I really liked the guy flipping off the world but finally accepted that's not really my style.... so I went with a fluffy bunny.  Now how cool is that?

HAPPY  EASTER!!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on March 08, 2008, 05:57:19 PM
congrats on the little one :)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on March 08, 2008, 08:11:28 PM
Hey John is that new avatar really what you made those fuzzy Bunny slippers out of you said you wore at nite   ?? Tommy

Congrats in advance Grampy John !!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 09, 2008, 04:13:28 PM
Hey John is that new avatar really what you made those fuzzy Bunny slippers out of you said you wore at nite   ?? Tommy

Congrats in advance Grampy John !!

Yah Tommy, you know me. I'm not really the type to pull of the crazy phucker flip you off kind a guy.  I'm a way more soft and cuddly kind of guy anyhow
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 13, 2008, 05:21:51 PM
HOT DAMN!!!!  


I got off early tonight and when I got home I found setting on the table waiting to be opened was a box from JBP!!!!  


Felt like a kid at Xmas as I tried to ripped the industrial strength packing tape open..........  


There, got it off.........


Opened the box and pulled away all the foam packing fabric...................


HOLY MUTHA F>CKER...........


Two drop dead gorgeous water jetted engine plates for my motor........... ;D


Tommy, those thing are awesome.  I'll try to post up some pictures but the quality of these things are NICE!!!

Folks, iff'n you're in need of some and don't have the talent that Ralph and his Pops have, don't hesitate to pull the trigger on these.  They're very nice..........(typical JPB quality)

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on March 13, 2008, 05:45:05 PM
HOT DAMN!!!!  


I got off early tonight and when I got home I found setting on the table waiting to be opened was a box from JBP!!!!  


Felt like a kid at Xmas as I tried to ripped the industrial strength packing tape open..........  


There, got it off.........


Opened the box and pulled away all the foam packing fabric...................


HOLY MUTHA F>CKER...........


Two drop dead gorgeous water jetted engine plates for my motor........... ;D


Tommy, those thing are awesome.  I'll try to post up some pictures but the quality of these things are NICE!!!

Folks, iff'n you're in need of some and don't have the talent that Ralph and his Pops have, don't hesitate to pull the trigger on these.  They're very nice..........(typical JPB quality)


Hello we are Jet Boat Performance and we approve this message. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 13, 2008, 06:17:12 PM
Hello we are Jet Boat Performance and we approve this message. ;D ;D ;D

I think someone has been watching or listening to too many political commercials!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on March 13, 2008, 06:40:10 PM
I think someone has been watching or listening to too many political commercials!!!

As though I have a choice  :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 13, 2008, 07:22:29 PM
As though I have a choice  :banghead:

Nope and none of us do!  Too bad the weather isn't better we could all be out working on our boats or going to the river.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on March 16, 2008, 08:30:06 AM
Nope and none of us do!  Too bad the weather isn't better we could all be out working on our boats or going to the river.

Better weather...  it was like 12*C yestarday, practically almost summer up here  ;D

-Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 16, 2008, 04:00:10 PM
congrats on the little one :)

All's cool and Mom, Baby and Dad are good (don't know about grandma and grandpa though).  Little shaver was born way late last night and he's a stud. I'm already trying to pester Tommy to get some little shaver t-shirts with JetBoatPerformance logo on them.  Gramps is gonna make sure this kid has tools...........

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on March 16, 2008, 04:09:06 PM
Congrats grandpa. Glad to hear all is well. Now....get that boat done ;D

Bob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 16, 2008, 04:09:40 PM
All's cool and Mom, Baby and Dad are good (don't know about grandma and grandpa though).  Little shaver was born way late last night and he's a stud. I'm already trying to pester Tommy to get some littler shaver t-shirts with JetBoatPerformance logo on them.  Gramps is gonna make sure this kid has tools...........

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone

Congrats!  GRANDPA!!!  :)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 30, 2008, 04:18:53 PM
I'm not one to brag but check out this size of my shaft.............

Yah buddy, I'm gonna be really popular

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1285-1.jpg)  
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on March 30, 2008, 05:02:16 PM
I'm not one to brag but check out this size of my shaft.............

Yah buddy, I'm gonna be really popular

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1285-1.jpg)  

2 bad it wont be with the ladies! ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 31, 2008, 05:12:26 PM
2 bad it wont be with the ladies! ;D

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Kids. that is exactly why you shouldnt drink! I was thinking that I was being so phuckin clever and now two peeps point out that that is the FEMALE end and therefore I should be receiving..... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Okay, to boost my masulinity(sp?),  I'll offer this up Bitches..... ;D

Dbl key'd 180 out 1/4 key fully degree'd and drilled for a blower pulley...... O0

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1290.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1289.jpg)

Tommy, I'm hoping this tub makes your shop proud...... Cuz I'm getting stoked.....

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on March 31, 2008, 05:19:29 PM
Very nice, your going to have a great boat on your hands! but your still on the receiving end!  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 31, 2008, 05:39:55 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

How's this........

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSC05965.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on March 31, 2008, 05:41:25 PM
;D ;D ;D

How's this........

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSC05965.jpg)
It would be great if your shaft wasn't in my hand :-[
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on March 31, 2008, 05:42:50 PM
lol, classic!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on March 31, 2008, 05:43:44 PM
Not as if it matters but I have since switched to black gloves..........and I'll never go back ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 31, 2008, 05:51:59 PM
It would be great if your shaft wasn't in my hand :-[

Josh, you damn near made me spit out my beer on that one.....  Should we tell grumpy ;D that you have MY shaft in YOUR hand............
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on March 31, 2008, 06:04:41 PM
Should we tell grumpy ;D that you have MY shaft in YOUR hand............
Who do ya think took the picture..
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on March 31, 2008, 06:06:00 PM
Who do ya think took the picture..

Starting to 2nd guess sending you guys my pump, makes me wonder what kind of kinky sh** you guys will be doing to it!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on March 31, 2008, 06:09:37 PM
Starting to 2nd guess sending you guys my pump, makes me wonder what kind of kinky sh** you guys will be doing to it!
.................................................nevermind
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Ralph Brunt on March 31, 2008, 06:15:57 PM
Who do ya think took the picture..
glad you are keeping it in the family  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 31, 2008, 06:57:10 PM
This thread has got me laughin out loud and Jan is staring at me with the WTF look......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on March 31, 2008, 07:11:13 PM
This thread has got me laughin out loud and Jan is staring at me with the WTF look......

Oh hell, give her a beer, slap her on the a$$ and tell her to read the forum.  LMAO!!   ::)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on March 31, 2008, 10:42:31 PM
I was going to go on about ribbed for her pleas.....  but my better half stopped me  ::)

Course she liked the joke Josh made  ;D     she can't wait to see what new toy you whip out  >:D

-Rebel 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 01, 2008, 07:05:31 AM
I was going to go on about ribbed for her pleas.....  but my better half stopped me  ::)

Course she liked the joke Josh made  ;D     she can't wait to see what new toy you whip out  >:D

-Rebel 

 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on April 01, 2008, 07:19:45 AM
Josh, you damn near made me spit out my beer on that one.....  Should we tell grumpy ;D that you have MY shaft in YOUR hand............

JUST WHO YOU CALLIN' GRUMPY ANYHOW !!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/images1.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on April 01, 2008, 11:23:32 AM
JUST WHO YOU CALLIN' GRUMPY ANYHOW !!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/images1.jpg)
he says he thinks he knows you ;D







"I love inside jokes.  I'd like to be a part of one someday" -Michael Scott "the office"
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 01, 2008, 06:15:42 PM
JUST WHO YOU CALLIN' GRUMPY ANYHOW !!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/images1.jpg)

Just callin em as I sees em Cupcake........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on April 01, 2008, 08:47:18 PM
Heres you cool motor blocks my Brutha  O0
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/jrork1/DSC09813.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 02, 2008, 06:57:02 AM
Hot Damn!!! Cupcake, those are fricking awesome..  Thanks so much
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: stc315 on April 16, 2008, 05:06:02 PM
Just finished reading this thread and was impressed with how the paint turned out. Makes me want to tear mine apart and start painting. Mine will have to wait till next winter. Got too many other projects going!!!

Once again, Nice Work!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 19, 2008, 07:57:14 AM
Appreciate it STC.  I've slowed way up but have been collecting some parts in the meantime and am anxious to get going again.  Good luck with your boat and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I made about every mistake a person could and would be glad to keep you from doing the same.

John
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 01, 2008, 07:34:10 PM
I hear crickets, this thread is so quiet...  Gonna have to get busy huh...   Actually, I've been fiddling but working on the motor mostly. Had the crank cut for a 1/4" key 180 out from the stock key and now have the short block back together.  Just nuthing purdy to look at (yet)...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on May 01, 2008, 09:08:20 PM
Where ya Been Bro ??
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 02, 2008, 07:49:59 AM
Where ya Been Bro ??

Oh man cupcake, it's prolly only half of what you, R&J have to deal with daily but work has has buried me.  Hope to tinker some on Sunday..
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on May 02, 2008, 09:14:04 AM
Aw you know me  9 to 5   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 02, 2008, 05:00:27 PM
Aw you know me  9 to 5   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Yah, right
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 04, 2008, 07:55:47 AM
Okay, I'm ready to begin the rail kit install.  I have the two gorgeous water jetted plates & 6 pillow blocks from JBP, 8' of 1/4" 2X2 angle , 8' of 1/4" by 2" flat bar for the outside of the stringers, stainless bolts, flat washers, lock washers and Knuts....

I'll need to narrow the plates about an 1/8" on each side for them to set down between my stringers.  This is only necessary cuz I'm a dumb azz and dont want the rails to be flush with the tops of the stringers as my stringers have the most gorgeous radius on top (borderline sexy) and prefer to mount the rails just below that radius....

I will also have to open up a spot on the front plate because I want to run a mechanical pump. I'll be putting a porthole for that.

PS... the extra two pillow blocks are for a pump reinforcing plate that JBP is cutting for me so the pump & motor will all be tied to the rails making one hell for stout solid unit.....ps......this is a full stringer boat

Stay tuned gang and wish me luck............john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on May 04, 2008, 08:03:29 AM
Looking forward to some good information coming from this next adventure.

Good luck
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 04, 2008, 08:03:44 AM
Hey John,  What brand of fuel pump are you going with?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on May 04, 2008, 10:31:20 AM
 Good luck John, looking forward to some pics later. I gotta get back to wiring my dash :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 04, 2008, 12:44:08 PM
Okay guys, for you guttons for punishment here you go.....(I'm taking a break and havin a cold one before I pester Tommy or that punk azz kid of his for tech advice..)

Figgr'd since I needed to trim the plates a bit I'd try to make a poorboy millin machine  (i.e.  router and straightedge)

Picked up a carbide router bit

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1514-1.jpg)

My straight edge and some WD40

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1515-1.jpg)

Are you shittin me, this actually may work!!!

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1519.jpg)

Pop's old router he left me when he passed was not up to the portamill idea

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1521.jpg)

Off to Homedepot and picked up this badazz mofo

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1523.jpg)

Like butter......this thing is making me look like I may actually know what I'm doin (though we all know better)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1524.jpg)

Due to the design of my 10qt oil pan the plate lightly touch a portion of the pan. To keep from vibration potentially rubbing a hole in the pan from the plate, I decided to fire up the Portamill one more time.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1527.jpg)

Bitchin!!!!!  Works regoddamndiculasly well

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1528.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1529.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1530.jpg)

As it sets, the pump is at 1 degree, motor is at 4.5 degrees and it's about 2.5" too high (I think).  Next step is to call Tommy......stay tuned


Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Ralph Brunt on May 04, 2008, 01:11:10 PM
start trimming the bottom of your plates (a little at a time)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 04, 2008, 03:45:25 PM
Yep Ralph, I'm more of a measure a dozen times and cut it once but this time around I took baby steps and took a little off at a time like you suggest. I appreciate the advice and you were spot on!

Talked to Tommy (thanks cupcake and sorry to pester you on your "day off")

Leveled up the pump per Tommy and took some more measurements and fired up the "portamill" which from this day forward will always be refered to as the "PuertoMill".

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1531.jpg)

It's still a touch high (maybe 1/4") but the angle of the dangle is spot on!!!!

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1533.jpg)


Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Ralph Brunt on May 04, 2008, 04:06:27 PM
i got to get me one of those puertomill's
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 04, 2008, 05:18:23 PM
Yah Ralph, this thing is the shizitsh!  I don't have many good ideas but this is one of my better ones.

Called Tommy and between him and that punk azz kid (Josh) in the background, I did some more fine tuning.  Got it as low as I can go and still have some room between the pan on the hull and less than 2 degrees high in the nose so with that, I'm gonne drink beer and try to get some of this 3 lbs of aluminum shavings out of of everything.....crap what a mess but it's in there... 

Now I gotta blow it apart and cut the extra metal off, porthole it for the fuel pump and then buzz it with my DA. I'm not going for a full polish look. A nice satin look is what I'm after........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 04, 2008, 05:25:18 PM
Is this your blower motor?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on May 04, 2008, 06:32:31 PM
John, that looks great. Now if you want to ease the edges get the 1/8" radius bit and route them too.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 04, 2008, 06:40:25 PM
John, that looks great. Now if you want to ease the edges get the 1/8" radius bit and route them too.

Damn you guys.......  I'm so phuckin tired I'm draggin my ass. This fat boy don't work for a livin and messing with this has wore my ass out..   Yah, I'm gonna "soften" the edges a bit.

Yup, Greg, this is the block and stuff for said motor with blower on it.  Next winter is will be a whole nuther animal if the cards are right.

Hey Josh,,,, just want to to say you suck.  The Kid was not even a glimer in Rhonda eyes and now the punk is callin me out........... course, I love every minute of it but don't tell him...... ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 04, 2008, 08:04:14 PM
What???  No boat this summer?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 05, 2008, 06:49:50 AM
Boat will definately be in the water this summer. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on May 05, 2008, 11:02:39 AM
Hey Josh,,,, just want to to say you suck.  The Kid was not even a glimer in Rhonda eyes and now the punk is callin me out........... course, I love every minute of it but don't tell him...... ;D
::) got me thinkn twice about giving you pointers.........if you install the blocks on the back sides of the plates, it makes future removal of the engine easier.   You don't have to lift the plates over the blocks when you pull the engine thus the drive line doesn't bind and slips right out.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 05, 2008, 02:14:37 PM
Boat will definately be in the water this summer. 

With the blower motor?   ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 05, 2008, 02:15:18 PM
::) got me thinkn twice about giving you pointers.........if you install the blocks on the back sides of the plates, it makes future removal of the engine easier.   You don't have to lift the plates over the blocks when you pull the engine thus the drive line doesn't bind and slips right out.

Good point there Josh. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 05, 2008, 02:54:43 PM
::) got me thinkn twice about giving you pointers.........if you install the blocks on the back sides of the plates, it makes future removal of the engine easier.   You don't have to lift the plates over the blocks when you pull the engine thus the drive line doesn't bind and slips right out.

Okay fine!!!  Yes, I am very thankful for the tips and support you continue to provide me and accept that I am not worthy of such treasures. 

That better???  ;D

In all honesty, I really do appreciate the help Josh and I like your idea about the blocks.  I'm thinking that this rail kit is gonna make it incredibly easy to remove and install the motor.  Very cool

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: ironman on May 06, 2008, 07:44:29 PM
Nice to see those plates installed. Your whole project is turning out bitchen. A little tip for ya, when cutting the aluminum with a router give the area you are cutting a little shot of wd-40, helps the aluminum from welding itself to the carbide bit and a better edge. keep the pics coming :)

Ironman
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 06, 2008, 07:47:35 PM
I'm thinking that this rail kit is gonna make it incredibly easy to remove and install the motor.  Very cool


Hopefully you don't have to do that very often.   ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: hotrod56cars on May 06, 2008, 07:50:27 PM
Hopefully you don't have to do that very often.   ;D

I think he's running a Chevy.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 06, 2008, 07:52:35 PM
I think he's running a Chevy.

Well, I guess that would explain it.   >:D 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 10, 2008, 09:43:27 AM
Nice to see those plates installed. Your whole project is turning out bitchen. A little tip for ya, when cutting the aluminum with a router give the area you are cutting a little shot of wd-40, helps the aluminum from welding itself to the carbide bit and a better edge. keep the pics coming :)

Ironman

Thanks for the compliment and Welcome to the board Ironman and I take it from your signature that you were that Waterjetter Supreme that cut em.  If so, they're beautiful. You do fantastic work. As far as the WD40.....oh yah, I used a ton.  I'd lay a heavy coat ontop of the plate and whether it was the air being blown around by the router or the heat generated I don't know but whatever it was, the WD40 would wick right to where I was cutting so I had a nice steady "stream" of lubricant flowing to the cutting surface. Found that out by accident but it worked nevertheless.  Thanks again.........john


Hopefully you don't have to do that very often.   ;D
I think he's running a Chevy.
Well, I guess that would explain it.   >:D 

Come on guys, where's the love?????    ;D

Well, I'm back in town now from traveling and looking foward to firing off the "Peurto Mill" and trying and idea.  Gonna try it first with a scrap peice I cut off and see what it looks like first.  
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: ironman on May 17, 2008, 01:19:48 AM
That would be me, and thanks for the complement(sp). I think I am getting ready to cut another part for ya also, well for Tom at JBP ....Keep the progress pics comming...

Ironman
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 18, 2008, 07:08:25 AM
That would be me, and thanks for the complement(sp). I think I am getting ready to cut another part for ya also, well for Tom at JBP ....Keep the progress pics comming...

Ironman

Saweet!! That would be my pump brace and the last piece to this puzzle I need. Can't wait to see it too. This hopefully will be a nice showcase for what you and Tommy are able to provide folks.

I finished my trimming and then used a 3/16" carbide tipped roundover bit in the PuertoMill and it really did a nice job rounding the sharp edges.  I then just buzzed it with my DA and some 220 grit for a uniform finish.  I think I'll step it up to around 600 grit before I call it done though as it's a touch to rough of a finish just yet.

Motor is going back together...yahooo!!!

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1597.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: MORBEER on May 18, 2008, 07:38:49 AM
DAMN  good work!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 18, 2008, 08:22:48 AM
Looking good Mon!!!!!    ;D  8)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 25, 2008, 11:27:02 AM
Just for grins I blocked a portion of the back plate with some 400grit and it really puts a nice finish on it quickly.
The bad news is my son then just grabbed some buffing compound on a rag and leaned on it for a second and it gave it a killer shine .  Might have to do that someday but I think I'm gonna stick with the 400 for now.
 
It is starting to look like something though....
 
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1637.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 25, 2008, 12:03:37 PM
Just for grins I blocked a portion of the back plate with some 400grit and it really puts a nice finish on it quickly.
The bad news is my son then just grabbed some buffing compound on a rag and leaned on it for a second and it gave it a killer shine .  Might have to do that someday but I think I'm gonna stick with the 400 for now.
 
It is starting to look like something though....
 
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1637.jpg)

You mean to tell me that's all you've gotten done this week-end??   >:D  Looking great there John!! Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 26, 2008, 06:47:11 AM
Nope, I've been busy, steering is in, gauges are in, ignition and aux bilge switches are in.  Took the rails back out for a final sanding with some 400grit on my mudhog and reintstalled.
Sanded the plates with 400 then switched to 600, 1000 and then 2000 wetndry. Gonna pick up some polish today and go at them.

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 26, 2008, 07:25:58 AM
Nope, I've been busy, steering is in, gauges are in, ignition and aux bilge switches are in.  Took the rails back out for a final sanding with some 400grit on my mudhog and reintstalled.
Sanded the plates with 400 then switched to 600, 1000 and then 2000 wetndry. Gonna pick up some polish today and go at them.

It's those kind of things that really don't show but are more work than an engine install that does show up.  I've got a few wires yet to run and that's going to take time and no one will notice that 3 or 4 hours of work.  Keep in there swinging.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 26, 2008, 07:47:50 AM
Oh, and I'm going to try to paint my transom and bilge today...just black though.  I can't hang with Ron and his killer Rogers project......That boat is over the top!

Here's a pic of my rails with some 400 ran over them

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1641.jpg)

And here it is with the plates...

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1647.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on May 26, 2008, 07:57:46 AM
damn that is nice ;D keep up the great work
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 26, 2008, 08:09:21 AM
Thanks but it's slooooow.  Of course, we're still in the crappy weather so it's not like I'm missing much....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 26, 2008, 08:25:57 AM
I'm hoping that by me coming clean you guys can learn by my mistake so you do repeat it someday.

We've all bought things that as part of the directions they provide a template for proper alignment of holes/cuts.

I recently used a similar template for the boring of some holes in my transom.  I carefully marked by true vertical and true horizontal and used a pencil to mark those. I then carefully taped the supplied template using those lines to ensure that my alignment was spot on.

Took more measurements and when I was positive that all was in alignment, I bored my holes through my shiny transom.

Went to mount up the part and much to my dismay (read I was phuckin furious!!!) I found that the holes were in the wrong place.  Dropped the tool on the ground and walked out the garage....

After Jan completely emptied the garage of anything sharp, hid the dog so I couldnt kick it and called 911 so the SWAT team was standing by, I was allowed back in the garage to view the horror.

Quick measurements of the template found that instead of the 3" spacing as spelled out on the template, the template actually measured 3.4"....

Further inspection I found that this was likely not the manufacturer either but in fact the settings of the printer I used to print out the template. I've since printed it on 3 different printers at work and all came back with a different actual measurement. ........shit!

So, I would like to offer advice to all of you when using a supplied template. Please double check all measurements in advance and DO NOT assume that the measurements are correct like I did.

For those of you with strong stomachs I'll offer a picture of the carnage.....

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1605.jpg)


I had one of the kids at work knock out in AutoCad a template that provided an additional 3/8" that I could have cut as a bezel and would cover the misalignment. Though it looked good, it was too much bulk for this little boat.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1608.jpg)

Here it is with at paper bezel to see what it'd look like........

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1612.jpg)

Didnt like that so I tried to rotate it vertically and just use the misdrilled hole for my diverter cable support.....nah, I've worked too hard to keep things symetrical (sp?) and that wasnt gonna cut it.......  :screwy:

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1617.jpg)

So, after yapping with Cupcake (ie Tommy) we came up with a plan.....

Cut the cable support triangle portion off and then machine (read, belt sander cuz I don't got any fancy tools) it round to match the radius

Gentleman, we have a winner!!!!!! ;D

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1643.jpg)








Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on May 26, 2008, 09:02:01 AM
Auto-CAD, thats the way I do emblelms on cars
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on May 26, 2008, 09:32:39 AM
Wow, Good save  :o

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Ralph Brunt on May 26, 2008, 09:40:51 AM
Wow, Good save  :o


x2
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: hotrod56cars on May 26, 2008, 09:46:40 AM
Wow, Good save  :o



X3

BTW, I like the way your "save" turned out better than the way it was designed to look. Excellant thinking!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: pw_Tony on May 26, 2008, 09:51:16 AM
Good job! That was a close one, never would have thunk to do that
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 26, 2008, 10:34:52 AM
Thanks guys. Just please promise me you'll double check templates BEFORE you cut/drill.   I never would a thunk I needed to but I've learned my lesson
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on May 26, 2008, 10:49:15 AM
Good save John. I doubt anybody will ever know what went wrong ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 26, 2008, 10:54:43 AM
Thanks guys. Just please promise me you'll double check templates BEFORE you cut/drill.   I never would a thunk I needed to but I've learned my lesson

Great advice there John.  Even check the templates that come preprinted for parts cutouts.  If it's a gasket that all you have, check that too.  Your best bet is to cut it out in cardboard and then make adjustments.  My wife frowns every time I grab a file folder as she knows it's going to turn into a lot of cut up pieces.  But the part (lights or whatever) fit when I get done and ready to cut on the boat.

Great save there John, and I think it looks better!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 30, 2008, 03:43:12 PM
THE MOTOR WILL BE IN THE BOAT BY NOON TOMORROW!!!   Yes, I'm yelling cuz it's been a loooooong road to get to this point.  ;D

There's a hotboat show this coming weekend that the peeps are headed to but I don't think I'll be anywhere ready......shit :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Brad @ SCJB on May 30, 2008, 03:46:52 PM
THE MOTOR WILL BE IN THE BOAT BY NOON TOMORROW!!!   Yes, I'm yelling cuz it's been a loooooong road to get to this point.  ;D

There's a hotboat show this coming weekend that the peeps are headed to but I don't think I'll be anywhere ready......shit :banghead:

awesome.....parker is the weekend after next ...have it ready then!  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 30, 2008, 05:14:03 PM
THE MOTOR WILL BE IN THE BOAT BY NOON TOMORROW!!!   Yes, I'm yelling cuz it's been a loooooong road to get to this point.  ;D

There's a hotboat show this coming weekend that the peeps are headed to but I don't think I'll be anywhere ready......shit :banghead:

Hell, it's too damn cold up there anyway!!!   ;D ;D  Take your time and DON'T blow it now.  ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on May 30, 2008, 05:54:11 PM
Damn I thought you of all people would have their boat done by now...Your barge is damn good looking take your time, dont rush it and then run it down here!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 30, 2008, 06:11:07 PM
Trust me guys, I'm not gonna rush it..... everyone accuses me of being OCD......I suppose them might be right

PS......couldnt stand it and plunked the motor in a bit ago....it looks so goddamn good I can even tell you.  The rails are sanding with 400grit on a mudhog and the kid worked his ass off polishing the plates (though I though he was wasting his time) and let me tell you it is KILLER!

Pics in a bit cuz we're headed out to chow down on mex food and margaritas.........  Still 60 degrees in the sun but I'm feeling it...... :screwy:


PS........Jan and I would LOVE to come down  but at $5.00 a gallon for diesel and the distance to you guys, it's not gonna happen very soon.......still, it is one of our dreams to boat with you guys, Josh, Karen, Rhonda and Ol what's his name..........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 30, 2008, 08:38:23 PM
While it's difficult to reach the keyboard (iff'n you know what I mean), I'll offer the following..........

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1669.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1666.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1664.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1661.jpg)

Yah, the interior is a mess but I wanted to throw out a thanks to my son for polishin up the plates.  I was gonna roll the satin on the finish but he worked his ass off blingin out the plates.........thanks Ian (i.e. Punk Ass Kid)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1667.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on May 30, 2008, 08:45:48 PM
GREAT JOB John. Looks killer. When does the rest of the interior go in? Not that I am rushing you or anything ;D

Bob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GlassCutter on May 30, 2008, 08:52:03 PM
You sir are to be congratulated.  That is coming out awesome.  Too bad you live in BFE
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 30, 2008, 08:52:28 PM
When does the rest of the interior go in? Not that I am rushing you or anything ;D

Bob

Damn,,,,,I'm still sportin from getting the motor in. Give me some love (time) would ya? ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 30, 2008, 09:14:14 PM
 ;D ;D ;D You guys are not kidding, BFE is my mailing address and the artic north is our climate. Clouds cleared about 6pm just in time to make it cold this evening...I'm jones'n for some sun and warm.........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: hotrod56cars on May 30, 2008, 09:15:51 PM
That looks killer. Bad asssed. The sh!t.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on May 30, 2008, 09:38:58 PM
What I think is really cool is that John is building such a bad ass boat that he will never get to use because of his shitty weather, he will sit it for months making vroom vroom noises, that he will finally get fed up and put it up for sale. One of us will get a kick ass boat that we got to see everything on the rebuild!

Thanks John for building one of us a damn good looking, kick ass boat! Have you thought of a selling price yet? ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on May 30, 2008, 10:08:39 PM
John, I could make some smart ass remark but there's no need.  All I can say is You're doing a fine job there.  You have set the bar pretty darn high.   ;)  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 30, 2008, 10:10:16 PM
What I think is really cool is that John is building such a bad ass boat that he will never get to use because of his shitty weather, he will sit it for months making vroom vroom noises, that he will finally get fed up and put it up for sale. One of us will get a kick ass boat that we got to see everything on the rebuild!

Thanks John for building one of us a damn good looking, kick ass boat! Have you thought of a selling price yet? ;D

You know, you're prolly not far from the truth.......hell, I've had the coupe for over 20 years and still don't like driving it. It's been thru so many different versions and I've just decided that messing with it blows my skirt up.........so I keep it for my family instead......  I know, lame huh.

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on May 30, 2008, 10:14:12 PM
Hey John....finish it and drive the hell out of it!

Either way if you do or dont like to ride in it, you will know (as well as all of us) that your built one HELL of a boat!

You have skills! ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 31, 2008, 01:59:57 PM
Hey John....finish it and drive the hell out of it!


Oh yah, we're gonna run it for sure and thanks
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: pokerboat on June 08, 2008, 11:12:55 AM
Wow your project is looking awesome. When do you figurer on getting her wet. Make sure you keep us posted on how your energizer kit works. . Grate Job!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 08, 2008, 10:04:16 PM
Will do pokie. You have got to hook up with the Washington bunch. Bitchin boats and no attitude.  Good people.

Here's some of the latest fiddlin.........

Hat's off to the Punk Ass kid of mine.....he pointed out that the Bassetts weren't even and stuck out too far....he's so regoddamn anal about things I have no idea where it comes from... ;D  Man I love this kid.....


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2015.jpg)


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2027.jpg)

What a difference and they are knats ass straight with the lines of the boat...........

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2045.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2046.jpg)

Interior of what use to be in the boat.......not gonna clear the blower and goodies

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1984.jpg)

Sectioned 8" to make room for the blower belt and some additional room for fat boy (me)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2002.jpg)


Caught Jan making vroom vroom noises so she's getting stoked to get this wet.....

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2051.jpg)

Took a week off over the 16th so I can thrash on the boat.  First thing is gonna be to transfer the wood patterns over to new wood and resin them up then it'll be off to the upholster.  It's getting close........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on June 08, 2008, 10:36:46 PM
Your an inspiration to all of us, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Beaveretriever on June 08, 2008, 11:04:15 PM
I use AutoCad all day at work and i have it on my laptop. If anyone needs any work done just PM me.

The Beav
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: ironman on June 08, 2008, 11:38:32 PM
Here is a pic of your pump brace John, it will be goin out this week.. comming at ya ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 10, 2008, 05:45:19 PM
Here is a pic of your pump brace John, it will be goin out this week.. comming at ya ;D

Plate looks great Billy. Can't wait to see it. That's the last piece to this puzzle of mounting the big stuff permanent.  Thanks for the help
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on June 10, 2008, 06:07:28 PM
Your boat is sick Jork. Top of the line craftsmanship. What did you punk ass kid use to cut the headers. It looks like a large tubing cutter in the picture. Hard to tell though. Great job.
  T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: maddogg20 on June 10, 2008, 07:08:41 PM
lol is that a piston ring compressor that ur sons using on the headers?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 10, 2008, 07:47:52 PM
lol is that a piston ring compressor that ur sons using on the headers?

Bingo!!! We have a winner.  It's something I used on his old motocross bike to do his top end on and it's been setting in the tool box ever since. I'd love to take credit but it was all his idea and it worked fantastic.  Cut it with a good old fashioned hacksaw and then slipped in my silencers that were perfectly square and used a portable belt sander to make them perfect. Worked like a champ....Knew that thing was too good to throw away (I have tapered compressors now, only way to go.)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2014.jpg)


 ;D ;D ;D  Thanks for the compliments...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 13, 2008, 09:30:42 PM
Billy, the pump plate showed up today. Looks great. Thanks. 

I've got to fire up the PuertoMill to trim it a bit and then round the edges before I go after it and get it bliingin.  Pics soon......john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on June 13, 2008, 10:11:21 PM
Thanks Billy !! John read your email Bro ! (ride plate)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: ironman on June 14, 2008, 12:48:48 AM
sorry it took so long to get it to ya
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 14, 2008, 07:51:19 AM
Thanks Billy !! John read your email Bro ! (ride plate)

Got it Tommy, I just need to see if mine is worth saving/modifying given it's more bent up than I had realized or if I just need to make a new one.  I also have some ideas to make the fins a bit swoopier (is that a word?). 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 14, 2008, 01:26:01 PM
Thanks Billy !! John read your email Bro ! (ride plate)

Phweew, that thing was K-rooked.  Got the stock fins cut off, ground down and straighted.  Took way too much time.

Here's what I'm thinking Tommy, on your and Corndogs fins, how deep did you make them?  I went 3" and obviously a touch longer.  Whatcha think oh wise one???

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2100.jpg)

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: ironman on June 14, 2008, 01:54:10 PM
You might want to use a touch more duct tape and it should be good to go ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 14, 2008, 03:43:20 PM
No need Billy, I silicone'd it too. I figg'r the extra floatation that the silicone gives me is gonna make so it really airs out!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on June 14, 2008, 04:39:51 PM
I'd add a drop or 2 of Super Glue just to fill in the gaps.   ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on June 14, 2008, 07:37:01 PM
John everything is looking Great ! not sure how/what the rounded rears of the fins will or won't do ?? leave enough room on the outboard edges to get a strong weld (consult Billy maybe?) Tom
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 15, 2008, 08:05:04 AM
Thanks Tommy, next step is to find somebody up here that can weld aluminum like a mutha. I'm thinking if it broke it'd be a bad bad thing..
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: ironman on June 15, 2008, 06:07:33 PM
I still think the duct tape and silicone will hold

Ironman
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: propless on June 15, 2008, 06:46:25 PM
 Wow, look at that Billy / ironman is all the way up to 34 posts (post whore) ;D

 John, just a thought about the fins.  Would it be posible to weld the fins to a small piese of flat plate (to forn an L) than mount them to the top of the ride plate ? That way you could make a few sets and try different shapes and sizes without much work.

 BTW, sorry about the drool marks on your pump brace  :-[ .  It just looks cool !!  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on June 16, 2008, 09:57:37 AM
Thanks Tommy, next step is to find somebody up here that can weld aluminum like a mutha. I'm thinking if it broke it'd be a bad bad thing..

Wow I wish I was closer.
  T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on June 16, 2008, 10:37:35 AM
Wow, look at that Billy / ironman is all the way up to 34 posts (post whore) ;D

 John, just a thought about the fins.  Would it be posible to weld the fins to a small piese of flat plate (to forn an L) than mount them to the top of the ride plate ? That way you could make a few sets and try different shapes and sizes without much work.

 BTW, sorry about the drool marks on your pump brace  :-[ .  It just looks cool !!  ;D

Now theres an idea, but insted of welding it get some Architectural angle so you can make them out of one piece, then  just inlet the sides of the plate the thickness of the material. 

Heres some 3 x 3 x 3/16 all the way at the bottom
http://www.metalsdepot.com/products/alum2.phtml?page=aangle&LimAcc=$LimAcc (http://www.metalsdepot.com/products/alum2.phtml?page=aangle&LimAcc=$LimAcc)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 16, 2008, 09:23:58 PM
Wow I wish I was closer.
  T.J.

You  and me both. Your welds are second to none!


Now theres an idea, but insted of welding it get some Architectural angle so you can make them out of one piece, then  just inlet the sides of the plate the thickness of the material. 


Okay, I'm gonna have to fly the rooke card here and admit you guys have cornfused me.  Can you explain it more???   PS...incase it's not obvious, I havent cut any fins yet. That is just a foamfiber board that I use to make my templates before I start cutting. They use it to protect documents/photos when their shipped and I always grab onto some when it's handy.  The shapes of the fins are completely up for debate.

Thanks everybody......ps...I got the pump plate wetsanded and polished, the wood seat interior framed up and have begun laying on resin and glass to lock it together and started laying the new carpet before I ran out of energy and gave up. I'll post up pics tomorrow..
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: propless on June 16, 2008, 10:38:00 PM
 I'm not to good at explaining things, but I think this is somthing like the idea that Josh was talking about.  That look about right youngster (Josh).  ;D

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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 17, 2008, 07:17:19 AM
I'm not to good at explaining things, but I think this is somthing like the idea that Josh was talking about.  That look about right youngster (Josh).  ;D

(Attachment Link)

What a dumbass I am, that makes a ton of sense!  Thanks very much.  Looks like it's time to bust out the PuertoMill again.... ;D O0 :P
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 17, 2008, 01:09:21 PM
Now theres an idea, but insted of welding it get some Architectural angle so you can make them out of one piece, then  just inlet the sides of the plate the thickness of the material. 

Heres some 3 x 3 x 3/16 all the way at the bottom
http://www.metalsdepot.com/products/alum2.phtml?page=aangle&LimAcc=$LimAcc (http://www.metalsdepot.com/products/alum2.phtml?page=aangle&LimAcc=$LimAcc)

Okay, Parts are on order........ Many thanks to Propless and Josh for the help and ideas.  I'll keep you all posted on this disaster.  

I will offer that the interior framework is done, Glue n Screwed, Resin'd n Glassed.  Ended up taking 8" out of it and redoing all the wood but the seat backs.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2120.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2116.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 17, 2008, 03:38:17 PM
Carpet is in (thanks Jan)......I think the black sets off the aluminum really nice.  Bolted up the linkage to the scoop and couldn't stand the anodizing on the brackets (purple) so sanded those down (crap what a job) and color sanded and buffed the pump plate (pics to follow soon).

Punk Azz Kid got home early from work so he's out there wailing on the ride plate......thanks Ian...........Yeehaw, we're getting there (got an order going together for you too Tommy)........stay tuned

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2128.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on June 17, 2008, 04:52:44 PM
Carpet is in (thanks Jan)......I think the black sets off the aluminum really nice.  Bolted up the linkage to the scoop and couldn't stand the anodizing on the brackets (purple) so sanded those down (crap what a job) and color sanded and buffed the pump plate (pics to follow soon).

Punk Azz Kid got home early from work so he's out there wailing on the ride plate......thanks Ian...........Yeehaw, we're getting there (got an order going together for you too Tommy)........stay tuned

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2128.jpg)

Next time you need to strip anodized parts go to Lowe's/Home Depot and get a gallon of Greased Lightening.  Mix it 50%. drop the part in and watch it change colors.  WHere's the photo??? 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on June 17, 2008, 08:06:04 PM
that boat is looking bitchen.   keep up the amazing work and the pics :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on June 17, 2008, 09:06:02 PM
Hey jrork! is that one of those new lightwight, liquid filled tachs, or is that enthusiasm in a can! ;D

Bitchin' ride, can't wait to see it completed (bet you can't either).
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on June 17, 2008, 09:09:05 PM
BTW, I've always used Easy Off oven cleaner on anodizing, takes it right off but do it outside, don't use the overnight crap.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 18, 2008, 07:58:10 AM
Thanks guys.....Ah, enthusiasm in a can. There's been plenty of that consumed on this project.


Thanks for the tips on getting that anodizing off. I'll remember them if I ever have to do that again....which hopefully will be never... :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on June 18, 2008, 07:47:15 PM
This is pretty funny, my little niece (she's 5) saw the picture of your boat engine and yelled out "Wally!".

Without having a clue what the hell that meant, I Googled it, here is what I came up with ..

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I think you now have a name for your boat.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on June 18, 2008, 07:52:37 PM
Next time you need to strip anodized parts go to Lowe's/Home Depot and get a gallon of Greased Lightening.  Mix it 50%. drop the part in and watch it change colors.  WHere's the photo??? 
lookin good
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on June 18, 2008, 08:01:25 PM
There it is John..... On the back of your sled it should be like this:

(http://170h.com/blog/webmsg/media/993/3897_walle_t.jpg)

Without the Disney part!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 19, 2008, 07:24:15 AM
Aw Man!!!!  I'm building a cartoon boat.... :banghead:

Actually, that's hilarious.  You can really see the simalarity.  Your neice is pretty sharp.  I'm thinking the boat has found a name (that won't be painted on that back  ;D)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on June 19, 2008, 05:12:52 PM
I showed my wife the pic of your boat and I asked her what it looked liked...she said Wall-E!  I think we have a name!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on June 19, 2008, 06:23:25 PM
Hey Brad, I feel some trick lettering coming on! ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 20, 2008, 08:53:03 AM
That doe's it! I'm turning my scoop around backwards roundyround style.......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on June 20, 2008, 08:56:03 AM
That doe's it! I'm turning my scoop around backwards roundyround style.......

I think I would paint eyes on the butterflies.   ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on June 21, 2008, 04:29:31 PM
I think I would paint eyes on the butterflies.   ;D

I can't help but laugh...  thats too funny!  ;D

Great work John...   she's going to turn alot of heads ;)

Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on June 21, 2008, 09:10:41 PM
Don't kill me, but here it is!  I didn't know robots drank Coors light! Who knew!!!

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Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on June 21, 2008, 09:30:09 PM
That's just wrong  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on June 21, 2008, 10:51:41 PM
That's just wrong  ;D
That funny roll with it
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 22, 2008, 08:44:57 AM
I gotta admit, that is really funny.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: bkplesh on June 22, 2008, 10:40:11 AM
that's funny  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on June 22, 2008, 08:02:47 PM
Who made that wheel? Nice piece...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 22, 2008, 08:11:56 PM
Who made that wheel? Nice piece...

 ;D  Thanks.  Money was no object as I searched the globe for that wheel......actually, I got it from REX 3 years ago for some regoddamndiculas price.  I bet Tommy can come up with something similar. I can't remember what it cost exactly but it was real cheap.


Well, I pretty much wore myself out this last round but it feels good to be this far. Bad news is that my upholster is not returning calls or emails with a bid to do my interior and LuckyStiff is looking in to see if he can help me out.  Thanks LS

I did get a chance to hook it up to the truck and jockey it around the driveway/shop.  It does look good on the road if I don't say so myself. Now, if Tommy would just make a bigger sticker for my windows so I can do a better job of advertising..........

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2145.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2144.jpg)

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on June 22, 2008, 08:19:14 PM
Interior dudes get busy this time of the year, but not returning calls is just plain rude!

I have a guy down here (SF Bay Area) who does some awsome work, very expensive but worth the money/wait...

Looks like thats about all you're missing...that thing looks pissed, even without Wall-E ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: COORS HEAVY on June 22, 2008, 11:35:06 PM
THAT IS A VERY NICE PIECE THERE, I CANT WAIT TO SEE SOME PICS OF IT ON THE WATER PLUS THE GPS INFO. KILLER BOAT
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on June 22, 2008, 11:57:17 PM
Got to say that WALL-E is looking pretty damn good! You and the punk ass kid do good work!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on June 23, 2008, 12:05:01 AM
Sorry about the Wall-E thing, still think thats funny stuff. ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 24, 2008, 07:33:46 PM
Interior dudes get busy this time of the year, but not returning calls is just plain rude!


Yup, called my "former" interiour dude two times, sent him pics of the wood, emailed him 3 times.....told me on the phone that he'd get back to me in a flash (1 week ago).... I done with him.

PM'd Lucky Stiff (The Great Stiff One) and he responded instantly with suggestions and answer to my questions, has called me a couple times since with ideas and advice and is all over it.  Needless to say, he got my business.  Great guy and I can't wait to get the stuff posted up in the hull.  It's gonna look killer!!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TCRUSH on June 26, 2008, 09:35:16 AM
Awesome work. You and your family members have some great skills. All your work has gotten me motivated to work on mine again. Can't wait to see more progress pics.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on June 26, 2008, 04:36:48 PM
John-

I talked to the upholsterer today, said there may be a bit of a hang up as he has no thumbs to stitch with!
Check it out
(http://www.firstshowing.net/img/wall-e-poster1-big.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on June 26, 2008, 04:54:01 PM
John-

I talked to the upholsterer today, said there may be a bit of a hang up as he has no thumbs to stitch with!
Check it out
(http://www.firstshowing.net/img/wall-e-poster1-big.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Now ain't that a B-ITCH!!!   :screwy:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: blackbeard on June 26, 2008, 05:14:50 PM
Nope that ain`t a bitch
that there is just F**** funny as hell.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 26, 2008, 06:35:59 PM
John-

I talked to the upholsterer today, said there may be a bit of a hang up as he has no thumbs to stitch with!
Check it out
(http://www.firstshowing.net/img/wall-e-poster1-big.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That does it!!!  You've tipped me over..

I went online trying to find an appropriate picture of a cartoon showing somebody "shooting themselves in the head" to represent my thoughts and found that you don't necessarily want to google that...... a bit more graphic than I had anticipated.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 13, 2008, 01:34:03 PM
Hot damn! Pulled into the driveway coming back from vacation and opened the box that was shipped from Lucky Stiffs company.

While it may not look it in the pics, the colors are spot on and the material is NICE!!!  

LuckyStiff not only gave me a great product but he went out of the way to make sure I was not only happy but that I was in the loop as far as progress and shipping.  I figured that if I was half as happy with the seats as I was with his service I was gonna be thrilled. Turns out the seats are BITCHIN!

He spent hours on the computer and phone with me trying to find a color and grain pattern that I liked that matched the colors (Viper Blue Metallic Pearl and Pure White) and let me tell you, he nailed it!

Thanks Skip, you're a class act ............john

Seats are just mocked up but it gives you a hint of what it's gonna look like.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2743.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2745.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2748.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2750.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on July 13, 2008, 01:44:31 PM
John- I am beyond stoked that you like them! Let me know if you need anything else, or if you just want some more pics of Wall E.

Did you like the Shipping tag?  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on July 13, 2008, 01:48:26 PM
Those are perfect!, nice work....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: skee on July 13, 2008, 02:44:36 PM
Hot damn! Pulled into the driveway coming back from vacation and opened the box that was shipped from Lucky Stiffs company.

While it may not look it in the pics, the colors are spot on and the material is NICE!!!  

LuckyStiff not only gave me a great product but he went out of the way to make sure I was not only happy but that I was in the loop as far as progress and shipping.  I figured that if I was half as happy with the seats as I was with his service I was gonna be thrilled. Turns out the seats are BITCHIN!

He spent hours on the computer and phone with me trying to find a color and grain pattern that I liked that matched the colors (Viper Blue Metallic Pearl and Pure White) and let me tell you, he nailed it!

Thanks Skip, you're a class act ............john

Seats are just mocked up but it gives you a hint of what it's gonna look like.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2743.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2745.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2748.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2750.jpg)
Damn Jr...That boat has turned out absolutly BITCHIN!!! That thing is just sweet.... ;D   :P
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on July 13, 2008, 03:15:59 PM
John, With some editing of this thread you could write a book onm how to restore a 30 year old jet boat!  What you have acomplished should be an insperation to all of us and to anyone whoever comes across this thread! ;)

by the way...saw the movie WALL-E the other day...and all i could think about was your shinny motor! ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: propless on July 13, 2008, 04:47:29 PM

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2743.jpg)


WOW !!!!! That looks perfect !!!!   Now I wish new seats were in the budget for my boat  :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 13, 2008, 04:48:58 PM
Thanks so much guys.  While I'm in the land of Offshore boats and Jet's are a rarity, the folks like Skip at HotSeat and Josh, Rhonda. Grumpy at JetBoatPerformance and Tony & Jerry at Skagen Boats have not only helped me make this happen but have encouraged me along the way.  Hat's off to all of them, they've gone beyond a supplier of service/parts and are now part of this POS family.  Jan has already started thinking that she wants to put together a Thank You board that lists everyone. That is in no way intended to slight that fact that all of you that are 2,000 miles away have welcomed me into this gang of misfits and provided me the encouragement to keep at this even though I'm WAY over my head.........

PS.....Just got an invite from a guy that is willing to tow me by water to a Performance Boat Redevous that he puts on if it's not done by the end of the month. Regardless, if I go I'll make sure these fine folks mentioned above get plenty of props in a sea of 36' cats and 40+' V's that tend to show up for it..........


John (ie, soon to be wet)



Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on July 13, 2008, 08:33:21 PM
John, the whole project is looking sweet. That interior definitely compliments the rest of the boat. Looks like your only couple of days away from getting her wet.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 13, 2008, 09:26:57 PM
John, the whole project is looking sweet. That interior definitely compliments the rest of the boat. Looks like your only couple of days away from getting her wet.

I wish but thanks.  Decided to drop kick the wiring (that I did a number of years ago) to switch it over to tinned marine wire with a ton of Painless Wiring waterproof connects. Still gonna take a bit to get thru all that but I'm close. Also gonna modify my SS lines a bit to clean things up. That killer plate tha Tommy and the gang got me for the pump is serving as a nice mounting point for a number of things like the filter/water separator. Just gotta redo the SS lines.

Regardless, I'm so close I can taste it............john

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on July 14, 2008, 09:02:41 AM
boat is turning out incredible, great job and i can't wait to see the pics of it in the water.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 14, 2008, 08:20:14 PM
i can't wait to see the pics of it in the water.

Trust me, you are not alone. I can't wait either and thanks.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 21, 2008, 05:46:43 PM
Groan, well, I'm still struggling with this.  My chance of just mounting it to the plate is gonna strike out cuz it would be on the drivers side where the exhaust port is too close to the case of the alternator.

Can't move it to the passenger side of the plate cuz there is not enough metal to mount to due to the plate design.

Aesthetically (yah it's a word that means bitchin looking. I looked it up), I'd prefer to mount it similar to what I have fabbed up for the pic but not quite as ghetto.

Anybody seen a mount out there that puts the alternator roughly in this location or am I on my own and gonna have to fab one up myself?

Thanks for the help guys..... I'm so close I can taste it....John

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2801.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2802.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on July 21, 2008, 06:00:55 PM
John, my boat's not nearly as sano as yours but here's how I did mine

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/luckiestiff/DSC01324.jpg)

Bolt through the alt into the head, generic alt mounting arm bolted to lower plate, swung into position to hold alt in place, hasn't let me down so far.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 22, 2008, 05:29:39 AM
Thanks Skip, that's so simple I'm gonna try it.  This is like trying to stuff 30 pounds of shit in a 5 pound sack.... No room for nuthin
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Ralph Brunt on July 22, 2008, 06:39:11 AM
same but different
(http://www.socaljetboats.com/cpg/albums/userpics/10041/DSC05908.JPG)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 23, 2008, 05:17:18 PM
I'm liking this approach. Also, Ralphs bolt on plate mounted tension piece.   Hmmmmm, might give that a try this weekend.

Many thanks to Skip and Ralph, I think that's gonna work.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on July 23, 2008, 07:33:58 PM
I'm liking this approach. Also, Ralphs bolt on plate mounted tension piece.   Hmmmmm, might give that a try this weekend.

Many thanks to Skip and Ralph, I think that's gonna work.

John,  Be careful,  That's Ford set up and people will start to wonder about you.   ;D  Nice work there!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on July 26, 2008, 01:01:03 AM
Hey John, I will be up in Seattle/Bellvue area for 4-5 days near the 20th of August for a wedding that my wife is part of. I was thinking one day while shes off doing wedding stuff I could come by and take a look at WALL-E!  How far are you from Seattle? I know there will be a boat trip involved.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 26, 2008, 09:09:49 AM
Hey John, I will be up in Seattle/Bellvue area for 4-5 days near the 20th of August for a wedding that my wife is part of. I was thinking one day while shes off doing wedding stuff I could come by and take a look at WALL-E!  How far are you from Seattle? I know there will be a boat trip involved.

Fantastic!
Piece of cake (I work in Bellevue) to get from there to here.  Go to the Seattle waterfront and either take the ferry to Bremerton or Bainbridge Island (Bremerton run is 1 hour or the Bainbridge run is 35 minutes).
We're about 15 minutes from Bremerton or 30 minutes from Bainbridge Island.

Keep in touch and we can grab some grub and tell lies.....john


Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on July 26, 2008, 10:45:26 AM
John, you just gave me hope that I may actually enjoy part of this trip! Cant wait to see the absolutly incredible hot rod that you've built!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 26, 2008, 06:22:39 PM
John, you just gave me hope that I may actually enjoy part of this trip! Cant wait to see the absolutly incredible hot rod that you've built!

Don't set your expectations too high... 

Looking forward to hooking up with you and being able to hear what real jet boating is really like compared to what we have here..... take care and talk to you soon
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on July 27, 2008, 11:46:18 AM
Don't set your expectations too high... 

Looking forward to hooking up with you and being able to hear what real jet boating is really like compared to what we have here..... take care and talk to you soon

Anthing that has to do with boats is better then having to stick around for some of that wedding crap!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 03, 2008, 07:08:01 PM
Been a while.  The boat is now wired up and I used Painless Wiring connections. Nice stuff that shrinks and seals the connection

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2832.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2833.jpg)

I hate the wires from the Alt to the starter but have some old SS nitrous lines that I may cut up and pass the wires through to "hide" them a bit.  Never the less, the thing is wired and plumbed.

Thanks to Tommy and Josh, and Lucky Stiff for all the help and advice.  This is coming together really nice.

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 19ftCheyenne on August 07, 2008, 11:22:00 AM
looks awesome!!!  :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on August 07, 2008, 11:41:39 AM
pull the whole thing and put in a Mag, loose the coil too. J/k looks great boss
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 07, 2008, 06:54:47 PM
pull the whole thing and put in a Mag, loose the coil too. J/k looks great boss

 ;D ;D ;D  Thanks for the compliments.  I've been frustrated as hell cuz I've been testing the wiring and was getting some backfeed that I couldnt figure out.  Turns out I was a dumbass and wired up by voltmeter like a moron and it was backfeeding me.  All fixed after enough swearing to piss off have the town. 

Hoping to fire it in a few days......stay tuned as this thing either starts or blows up.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on August 07, 2008, 07:17:44 PM
John-

Looks freakin' great! Your seat cover is in the box and heading for UPS in the morning.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 07, 2008, 08:18:27 PM
John-

Looks freakin' great! Your seat cover is in the box and heading for UPS in the morning.

Awesome Skip.  I really appreciate you scrambling for me. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 07, 2008, 08:24:16 PM
;D ;D ;D  Thanks for the compliments.  I've been frustrated as hell cuz I've been testing the wiring and was getting some backfeed that I couldnt figure out.  Turns out I was a dumbass and wired up by voltmeter like a moron and it was backfeeding me.  All fixed after enough swearing to piss off have the town. 

Hoping to fire it in a few days......stay tuned as this thing either starts or blows up.

You better get some clean underware ready, 'cause you're gonna need 'em when it fires and runs!   ;)  Looking goo John.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 09, 2008, 08:53:44 AM
Your'e assuming a big IF as in IF it runs...... :-\
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 09, 2008, 08:54:43 AM
Your'e assuming a big IF as in IF it runs...... :-\

John!!!  IT'S GOING TO RUN!!   ;D 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on August 09, 2008, 09:00:12 AM
John-
Your seat cover left yesterday via UPS, she said it should arrive Wednesday 8/13. Let me know when you get it and PM me how much you paid to ship it down here so I can get that back to you as well. Thanks again for your business.
Skip
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 09, 2008, 10:56:53 AM
John-
 Let me know when you get it and PM me how much you paid to ship it down here so I can get that back to you as well.

Shut the f^ck up.  You're not paying for that and frankly, I wanna know what I owe you...... 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: marceldawson70 on August 09, 2008, 11:59:57 AM
Wow, i came home sick from work today and followed this from page 1! this is way insane! this could be published as a do-it-your-self manual! I can see people reading and DROOLING! My hat is off as I fall to my knees and start chanting, WERE NOT WORTHY!!!!  major props to you.... If my boat wasnt at work I would go in bolt on the exaust and fire it up! I'v only been on mine for 1 1/2 month! but I work for a Rinker dealership (no insperation!) ok but now!!!     You da man!    Marcel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 09, 2008, 05:10:11 PM
Wow, i came home sick from work today and followed this from page 1! this is way insane! this could be published as a do-it-your-self manual! I can see people reading and DROOLING! My hat is off as I fall to my knees and start chanting, WERE NOT WORTHY!!!!  major props to you.... If my boat wasnt at work I would go in bolt on the exaust and fire it up! I'v only been on mine for 1 1/2 month! but I work for a Rinker dealership (no insperation!) ok but now!!!     You da man!    Marcel

Aw man, while I appreciate the thoughts and kind words, I'll be honest with you and say that I'm making this stuff up as I go and have learned a TON through this project.  Folks like Tommy, Josh and Rhonda at Jet Boat Performance and guys like Skip at HOTSEAT have helped more than you can even imagine.  If this thing ever runs will be a miracle but regardless, I've enjoyed ever minute of the journey.

Now, back to business.  wired in the new Optima battery. picked up two waterproof inline fuses. One feeds the bilgepump that is triggered by a mercury float switch and is always on, ant the other that feeds the line that runs to the dash. From the dash it feeds a fuse panel that  is mounted under the deck (silicone adhesive and short screws that were scary to run into the wood of the deck).

Also modded the wire from the alt to the starter.  I think it looks better.  Ran heat shrink connectors, and mulitple layers of heatshrink before I ran the wire in the old nitrous line. I also sanded the SS braided line back from the edge of the nylon line to remove the risk of rub through.  Should  be killer and IMHO, looks much better.

Thats a -10 cushion clamp and a -4 cushion clamp tied together is a SS allen bolt.  Way overkill but I think it looks better......

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_2882.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 09, 2008, 06:05:35 PM
Yah Buddy, it turned over (easy like)

Still a ton to do before I light it but hell yah! As Jan said........It's alive............
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 09, 2008, 06:50:56 PM
Yah Buddy, it turned over (easy like)

Still a ton to do before I light it but hell yah! As Jan said........It's alive............

I Like those plugs and plug wires, where can I get some?  They sure won't burn!!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 12, 2008, 05:44:48 PM
It's Alive!!!

Lit off right off the bat (actually surpised me) and I ran it at a nice trot to give everything a nice splash of oil

http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/?action=view&current=MVI_3142.flv (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/?action=view&current=MVI_3142.flv)

Unfortunately, the dizzy hits the manifold so it's pain in the ass to try to time and for some reason I can't get idle to settle below 1500 rpm.  With that said, this thing is regoddamdiculasly loud.................gonna have to do something......(ps...the vid doesnt do it justice)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 12, 2008, 05:46:53 PM
CONGRATS John!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 12, 2008, 07:14:19 PM
Thanks Greg.  Actually I have a new issue.  For some reason I all of a sudden have no fuel pressure (mech gauge) and the motor isnt running.  I had a bitch of a time getting it to prime earlier even though my tanks were 1/2 full.  As soon as I filled the tanks to full, the pump started working instantly.

I opened the caps thinking that the new ones might not be vented,,,,,,nuthin.

So, I'm starting to wonder if I have a leaking pickup tube that is letting me lose my prime.  I think I have a -8 plug and will try to separate the two tanks and see which is the problem child. otherwise, I suppose I'll throw some more fuel in it tomorrow and see what it does.

Stay tuned........... :-\
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on August 12, 2008, 09:38:01 PM
sounds way louder than mine out the pipes, any muffs in there?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTq7FZNC-Q
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on August 12, 2008, 09:40:44 PM
congrats, sounds killer, the small bugs will be easy for you to work out ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on August 13, 2008, 05:05:06 AM
Thanks Greg.  Actually I have a new issue.  For some reason I all of a sudden have no fuel pressure (mech gauge) and the motor isnt running.  I had a bitch of a time getting it to prime earlier even though my tanks were 1/2 full.  As soon as I filled the tanks to full, the pump started working instantly.

I opened the caps thinking that the new ones might not be vented,,,,,,nuthin.

So, I'm starting to wonder if I have a leaking pickup tube that is letting me lose my prime.  I think I have a -8 plug and will try to separate the two tanks and see which is the problem child. otherwise, I suppose I'll throw some more fuel in it tomorrow and see what it does.

Stay tuned........... :-\

You may also have too small of pickups for that beast and or like you are saying one fell off. Also where the fiitting screws into the tank make sure you are not sucking air there.
The first thing I did with my tanks was modify them for future mods to my engine...aka 8-71.
I have post about this as well. You will find it good luck.
  T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 13, 2008, 07:08:47 AM
Thanks guys.  I'm really happy that it started as quickly as it did.  And in that video, no I didnt have muffs in there but later I put them in. Certianly takes the edge off but it's still terrible loud. Ear protection from the blower whine is gonna be a must I can tell.

Given all the trouble I had getting the fuel pump to prime I'm really leaning towards a broken or leaking pickup tube.  I had to fill the tanks almost completely before it would pick up fuel.  Today I'm going to separate the two lines and blow into them to see which might be sucking air.

TS, yup I remember your post and am planning on doing something similar (wish you were closer). This motor/setup was primarily to rig and setup everything along with a maiden shakedown (easylike) of the boat over Laborday weekend.

The idle issue has me stumped a bit. So I'll fiddle to make sure the blades are closing as I pulled out both idle speed screws and it still ran at 1500. 

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 13, 2008, 08:37:51 AM
Rork, you are such a dumbass!!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

My super duty whiz bang double throw down fuel filter/water separator has four 1/2 fittings.  Two I'm using for my fuel lines and the other two I have plugged with 1/2 pipe plugs...sorta

After being a contortionist (sp?) and separating both tanks and enjoying a morning fuel chaser with my coffee, I determined that both pickups are functioning correctly.

What I didnt notice till after all that was that one of the 1/2 pipe plugs had vibrated out of the filter head and the other was fingertight...... :mad: :mad: :mad:

Needless to say, the fuel pump has difficulty pulling fuel if I'm missing a 1/2 plug.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on August 13, 2008, 08:56:26 AM
Glad you found the problem. Now let's see it the water kickin a rooster... ;D

T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 13, 2008, 09:05:05 AM
Glad you found the problem. Now let's see it the water kickin a rooster... ;D

T.J.

I wish T.J.  I still have plenty of issues to work out.  Idle is way too fast so I can't time it and even if I can get it to idle down, the dizzy is hitting the blower manifold so I'm gonna have to pull it and try clocking it a bit. 

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on August 13, 2008, 09:06:58 AM
imagine adding the  whine of a v-drive, lets go for a ride:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcTRZOR4dWY

On the Holleys you can close the secondaries with a little set screw to get you into the idle curcuit on the primaries.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 13, 2008, 09:45:30 AM
imagine adding the  whine of a v-drive, lets go for a ride:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcTRZOR4dWY

On the Holleys you can close the secondaries with a little set screw to get you into the idle curcuit on the primaries.

Ohwee!!!  Wild!   Thanks for the tip on the set screw.  I've pulled the linkage off and have reassembled it.  I might have had them fighting each other.  Gonna fire it in a second and see....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on August 13, 2008, 09:50:27 AM
Now i'm talkin holleys, yours should be close, BGs right? On the holleys you have to puill the carbs and adjust from the bottom. Save yourself some time and shit can the screws and put in Allen set screws from the top for future adjustments
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 13, 2008, 12:57:22 PM
HD, you nailed it!!!  Pulled the carbs and found that the secondary screw on the front carb was way in.  Backed that out and bingo, I now have a boat that'll idle.  

I know some don't like the surge dealio but to me, that's music to the ears.

Many thanks to Josh for jumpin on the phone with me and to my son Ian for helping Pops out.......

http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/?action=view&current=MVI_3151.flv (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/?action=view&current=MVI_3151.flv)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 13, 2008, 01:04:17 PM
John!  What I said before!!  CONGRATS!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on August 13, 2008, 01:20:33 PM
Good deal, glad i could help.  Sounds BITCHEN! mine idles pretty smooth, if i fatten it up a bit it surges.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 13, 2008, 01:29:55 PM
Thanks guys.  Yup, it's a bit fat but I'd rather be there at the moment that lean till I shake this thing down.  Plus I like a surge.....I know, gay
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on August 13, 2008, 01:54:36 PM
no no no, absolutly not. i love it. mine just seams to run smooth, kinda bummed me actualy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OGn2CK8dOo  .....classic
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on August 13, 2008, 05:28:32 PM
John,
That sounds soooo bithcin. You should be very proud of what you have done with that boat. Now...bolt some interior in that bitch and get er wet ;). just make sure you have some video of the maiden voyage.

Bob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 13, 2008, 05:38:16 PM
Thanks guys.  I'm certain there will be plenty of footage given that the maiden voyage will probably be the Mardon trip where we currently have 77 boats registered and likely will approach (or surpase) 100 boats.

I've got my killer interior setup that Skip (i.e. LuckyStiff) hooked me up with that is super comfy.  I'm currently just cutting some aluminum seat pans to mount them to my stringers. Probably not necessary given how nice these seats are built but I figg'rd I might as well make it super stout to hold my fat ass.

Thanks again and stay tuned.......john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on August 19, 2008, 11:38:23 PM
alright John will be on a plane at 6:35 Wednesday morning (7 hours from now) on my way to your neck of the woods.  Hopefully I will get to see your beautiful ride while I am there!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 78CoLe on August 20, 2008, 08:18:53 AM
your brendella is the same as my cole even had a panther i got drunk cut it out put a set back berk in it way better than any think you could do with a panther by the way that motor sounds awsome keep it up
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on August 20, 2008, 09:26:30 AM
Jeremy ,Johns jet is no longer a panther either Its been "energized"  ;) (Dominator internals and Bowl) Tom
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1602.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Panther%20Prototype/DSC05971.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 20, 2008, 09:38:23 PM
alright John will be on a plane at 6:35 Wednesday morning (7 hours from now) on my way to your neck of the woods.  Hopefully I will get to see your beautiful ride while I am there!

Oh man, I gotta feel sorry for him.  He likely flew in just in time to enjoy our cold temps and 1" of rain that we just endured...... Now we have a splash of wind to round it out.

Iff'n you're out there in cyberland, give me a call and we'll hook up
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 20, 2008, 09:40:09 PM
Jeremy ,Johns jet is no longer a panther either Its been "energized"  ;) (Dominator internals and Bowl) Tom
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_1602.jpg)

Yup, Tommy and Josh hooked me up with a super sweet pump. Really looking forward to giving it a work out once I get the boat dialed in.  Thanks again Jet Boat Performance......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on August 20, 2008, 09:43:54 PM
Oh man, I gotta feel sorry for him.  He likely flew in just in time to enjoy our cold temps and 1" of rain that we just endured...... Now we have a splash of wind to round it out.

Iff'n you're out there in cyberland, give me a call and we'll hook up


Dude, you're in Washington, I was always told you get an inch of rain every 45 minutes then between rain the wind blows and the temps fluctuate, not true? ;D

My Grandmother always joked around that when the sun was shining it's becaue the hole in the ozone layer was over your head.. 8)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on August 20, 2008, 10:53:38 PM
Oh man, I gotta feel sorry for him.  He likely flew in just in time to enjoy our cold temps and 1" of rain that we just endured...... Now we have a splash of wind to round it out.

Iff'n you're out there in cyberland, give me a call and we'll hook up

Not to bad, plane got delayed leaving San Fran 20 minutes because of rain at Sea-Tac. Went to dinner and walked around Seattle till about 830. Left the parking garage at 840 and it was POURING like I hadnt seen in forever! Love it! I am staying in Issaquah.  I dont know the plans yet but will let ya know. PM me ur number and I will give u a shout.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on August 20, 2008, 10:54:52 PM
Oh ya, what are all those tall green things that are all over the place up here?  ???
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on August 20, 2008, 10:58:11 PM
Oh ya, what are all those tall green things that are all over the place up here?  ???

Organic Sasquatches ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 21, 2008, 04:58:02 PM
You guys are killing me and if you think that squal was sumthin, you gotta hang out here in the fall and winter.  In November of 2006, we had 18"s of rain in a 36 hour period......NOW THAT IS A RAIN SHOWER!!!

PM is on it's way
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on August 21, 2008, 05:08:01 PM
You guys are killing me and if you think that squal was sumthin, you gotta hang out here in the fall and winter.  In November of 2006, we had 18"s of rain in a 36 hour period......NOW THAT IS A RAIN SHOWER!!!

PM is on it's way

any rain is cool by me, I live in Vegas where when someone spits on the ground they issue a flash flood warning.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 21, 2008, 10:27:14 PM
any rain is cool by me, I live in Vegas where when someone spits on the ground they issue a flash flood warning.

 ;D  You, my friend have come to the right place then.  Actually, go over the mountains from where you are and the high desert is killer nice. Gets a bit breezy but always nice.

See you soon
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on August 21, 2008, 10:50:08 PM
Wait !!!! GEEZUS Its raining where Jrork lives ???? WTF ,Jeremy  what on earth  did you do ?? cause some sort  meterological disturbance or somthin? :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 22, 2008, 10:09:07 AM
Wait !!!! GEEZUS Its raining where Jrork lives ???? WTF ,Jeremy  what on earth  did you do ?? cause some sort  meterological disturbance or somthin? :banghead:

Though it's hard to believe Tommy, I gotta admit, it does rain once in a while...........and pours the rest of the time
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 24, 2008, 02:01:22 PM
Ian and I took the boat to the local lake (where they don't allow our kind of boats) to float it and see if I have any leaks, and make sure everything works.

Fired off instantly

Pump took a bit to get rid of the air and start moving water thru the motor but it got there.

Forward worked good

Reverse worked good

So, I figured I'd idle away from the dock for a second before coming back in

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_3214.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_3219.jpg)


After doing a nice number of circles trying to figure out why it wasnt responding to the steering input I realized sumthin

Yup, steering was backwards!!!!!   Some dumbass (that would be me) installed the steering rack backwards...........Sumbitch

Do any of you have any idea how difficult it is to steer a boat into a very small boat launch and onto a trailer with backwards steering? 

Now add a nice little audience to the scene and you'll have a general idea........
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 24, 2008, 02:05:17 PM
John,  You got it wet and it didn't sink.  Just flip the rack to the bottom side of the helm and you're good to go.  4 bolts and a flip.  Good going there my friend!  Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on August 24, 2008, 02:05:37 PM
Looks fantastic on the water  ;D

Even with the steeing mishap I'm sure the audience was impressed with that beautiful boat.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on August 24, 2008, 02:14:46 PM
John,  You got it wet and it didn't sink.  Just flip the rack to the bottom side of the helm and you're good to go.  4 bolts and a flip.  Good going there my friend!  Greg
if you flip the helm your going to have to drill new holes do a 180 on it i believe it three holes don't four just my o2
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 24, 2008, 02:23:31 PM
If it's Teleflex, and I think it is, the rack should hang from the bottom of the helm's pinion gear.  Four bolts and flit it over.  I took photos before I disconnected anything and when I put it back new I just reinstalled everything like the photos and it was right on.

(http://gregaw.home.comcast.net/Rack-n-Pinon.jpg)

This is the before photo.  It sure use to be a mess under there.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: skee on August 24, 2008, 02:25:02 PM
if you flip it your going to have to drill new holes do a 180 on it i believe it three holes don't four just my o2
Not sure which unit you have but I did the same thing  :banghead:  :mad: Luckily,I noticed it before hand and all i did was unbolt the 4 bolts and flip it.....All Good!  ;D  ::)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 2savage4you on August 24, 2008, 02:28:40 PM
Didn't B-rad do the same thing  :D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on August 24, 2008, 02:32:54 PM
Not sure which unit you have but I did the same thing  :banghead:  :mad: Luckily,I noticed it before hand and all i did was unbolt the 4 bolts and flip it.....All Good!  ;D  ::)
just like you said what about the helm?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 24, 2008, 02:34:14 PM
If the helm pinion is facing down you don't have to do a thing to it, just flip the rack over and reinstall the bolts. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on August 24, 2008, 02:43:04 PM
If the helm pinion is facing down you don't have to do a thing to it, just flip the rack over and reinstall the bolts. 
I see what your saying but the racks gear is only exposed one one side of the rack so if you flip it theirs no gear make scene are am i wrong.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 24, 2008, 02:50:51 PM
I see what your saying but the racks gear is only exposed one one side of the rack so if you flip it theirs no gear make scene are am i wrong.

You can flip the rack over and then the rack/gear is facing up.  really an easy fix.  The rack housing is made to spin on the cable housing end.  I'll go take a few photos of how the rack will flip over and the cable housing never moves.  If that will help.  The rack spins too.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on August 24, 2008, 03:00:29 PM
You can flip the rack over and then the rack/gear is facing up.  really an easy fix.  The rack housing is made to spin on the cable housing end.  I'll go take a few photos of how the rack will flip over and the cable housing never moves.  If that will help.  The rack spins too.
sound good you probably right over look that good job your the man
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 24, 2008, 03:08:51 PM
The Rack end of my old Teleflex type system.  As you can see the cable stays the same but the rack housing and thus the rack flip over.  Now you can't just keep twisting the rack end, it has a limit of maybe 180 or so degrees.

(http://www.norcaboa.com/001vsm.jpg)
(http://www.norcaboa.com/002vsm.jpg)

Sorry about the high jacking of the thread John.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on August 24, 2008, 03:13:25 PM
The Rack end of my old Teleflex type system.  As you can see the cable stays the same but the rack housing and thus the rack flip over.  Now you can't just keep twisting the rack end, it has a limit of maybe 180 or so degrees.

(http://www.norcaboa.com/001vsm.jpg)
(http://www.norcaboa.com/002vsm.jpg)

Sorry about the high jacking of the thread John.
thread jack sorry bro i'm sure it was helpful make scene to me
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 24, 2008, 03:19:34 PM
No worries guys.  I just flipped my helm (had to drill 3 small holes) and I was good to go in a matter of minutes.  I just thought it was funny that after all this, I put the steering in backwards......
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 24, 2008, 03:21:19 PM
No comment.   ;) 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on August 24, 2008, 03:25:30 PM
What...No video? ???. J/K John. Great job man. You gotta be stocked. Be very proud of yourself. You did an amazing job. Now, get back out on the water and haul ass.!

Bob
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: BOOST on August 24, 2008, 03:26:29 PM
No comment.   ;) 
when is it going back in the water, good luck
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on August 24, 2008, 03:57:02 PM
DOH!!   (http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/images1-1.jpg) Sorry Johnny ,should have coached you better !
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on August 24, 2008, 05:01:22 PM
John, it looks even better in the water. Nice work, you and your son must have been stoked. A few years ago I replace my rotary steering with the rack and did the same thing. I decided to stay out, we wakeboarded and skiied for the most stress filled 3 hours of my life. :screwy:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 24, 2008, 05:33:24 PM
Yah, I'm really pumped.  Have a small oil leak up by the timing cover but other than that, no issues.  Since it started to rain soon after that the next stop is Potholes Res. in Eastern Washingto where we have over 80 boats confirmed and likely will exceed 100 over the Labor Day weekend.  Should be an awesome time and we're really looking forward to just chillin on the beach and motoring around easy like checking for loose bolts and stuff.

Yah Tommy, I was sure you hooked me up with one of the steering racks that you sell to the folks south of the equator cuz the only way I was gonna be able to run it was standing on my head.

On the other hand, Ian enjoyed laughing at me as I tried to uncoil my 6'3" 250lbs fat ass out of the boat to take a look at what was going on.  Sheesh that thing seems smaller than it use to

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_3222.jpg)


Thanks again everyone for the support........this is a great site
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on August 24, 2008, 07:43:22 PM
Ron you have better Mental acuity than most I've been told that its is impossible to drive the boat this way ,no matter how hard you try ! (I did this to a customers boat years ago !)

John  hope you have a chance to run it again befrore the big weekend ,very curious to see how it works ! Tommy
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 24, 2008, 08:54:48 PM
Ron you have better Mental acuity than most I've been told that its is impossible to drive the boat this way ,no matter how hard you try ! (I did this to a customers boat years ago !)

John  hope you have a chance to run it again befrore the big weekend ,very curious to see how it works ! Tommy

No chit, I couldnt drive that thing for nuthin with the backwards steering and big ass surge. I genuinely had no idea where I was going.

I wish I could make one more run Tommy but you know my hours of work.  I won't probably get a chance to touch the boat till Thursday night and we're hooking up with the convoy Friday morning at 6am.  So no more shakedown opportunitys for me.

PS....no worries on the ride plate.  I used 3" aluminum angle inset (thank you PuertoMill) into my existing ride plate and held in place with 8 - 5/16" grade 8 button head bolts with grade 8 nylocs.  It's not going anywhere and we're planning on taking it really easy over the weekend. No speed runs this trip, just shake it out, throw a rooster or two and watch all the others with their motors set on Kill run it out.

They'll be plenty of pics I'll share for sure.......thanks again for all the support guys.........john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on August 24, 2008, 09:05:55 PM
Hey jrork, I drove a boat up a river at over 85 MPH for over 38 river miles with backward steering do to an engineereing boo boo. Major challenge X10, boat looks badass, very nice work, you can normally measure a project success by the amount of adjustments needed to make it work, I would say you were most successful. Great job!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 24, 2008, 09:11:07 PM
Hey jrork, I drove a boat up a river at over 85 MPH for over 38 river miles with backward steering do to an engineereing boo boo. Major challenge X10, boat looks badass, very nice work, you can normally measure a project success by the amount of adjustments needed to make it work, I would say you were most successful. Great job!

I genuinely can't imagine, hell, I was about to yell abandon ship coming to shore and just jump to save myself.  Leave it up to Ian up to his ass in COLD water to save his Pops (again) and get me straightened out.

Thanks for the props.  Best part was a couple guys test driving a new Ford car with the salesman followed us down the road and sat and BS's with us at the ramp about the boat (and the speed/noise limit at the lake)..... ::)

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on August 24, 2008, 10:24:24 PM
damn that looks good in the water, congrats on a killer job jork :o
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 25, 2008, 10:48:54 AM
Thanks FU.  Really looking forward to spending some time with it this coming weekend. Gonna go really easy given this thing has been in a thousand pieces.  Lots of tightening bolts and fittings I'm thinking. Still gonna be fun and with luck I'll post up some pics and videos

Thanks again
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 2savage4you on August 25, 2008, 10:54:20 AM
Alright i think there's something fishy here...........

he says his boats done and in the water.......I dont see a vid........do you ?

I think its photoshopped  :D

Looks good...... really good
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on August 25, 2008, 12:59:07 PM
I know what you mean about getting around in a small boat when I am around 6 2 and 225. Everthing is in the way no matter how you bend or contort yourself. The worst is getting back in the boat when at a sandbar or something. I have to lay on the bow and pull myself up and over the dash sliding like a snake cause of all the wax. I know peope watching me at the sandbar are saying looks at that dork. Your boat looks sweet in the water. Can't wait to see Vids.
  T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 25, 2008, 04:38:53 PM
Alright i think there's something fishy here...........

I think its photoshopped  :D


 ;D ;D ;D  Trust me, if I was gonna photoshop it, I would have made myself look a lot younger and a whole lot skinnier......  Maybe I could be the Brad Pitt of Jetboating....

Instead, me and Tommy got the corner on the old and ugly issue..(sorry cupcake)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Brad @ SCJB on August 25, 2008, 05:24:39 PM
glad to hear i wasnt the only one to make the backwards steering mistake  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 25, 2008, 05:58:03 PM
glad to hear i wasnt the only one to make the backwards steering mistake  ;D

Yup, misery loves company doesnt it?   :banghead:  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: skee on August 25, 2008, 06:00:07 PM
Yup, misery loves company doesnt it?   :banghead:  ;D
X2  :o  >:D  :banghead:  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 02, 2008, 02:59:20 PM
Groan,,,,,,,,,,,, 4 days, 107 boats, 26,000 acre lake, sandy beaches and a sheriff that was cool......  OH, and my motor is HURT!!!!!!!!  My liver might be as well..........

Pics, when I recover. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on September 02, 2008, 03:09:11 PM
motor is hurt? wha' happen'?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on September 02, 2008, 03:52:28 PM
 :o INFO MAN INFO
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 02, 2008, 03:56:07 PM
motor is hurt? wha' happen'?

Full blown 1/4 race course marked out, 107 boats......I started out at damn near 6000 rpm with my son and I and two full tanks of fuel. By Sunday, I was down to 4800 wide open with just my son in the boat and blowin oil the whole pass.  We had a radar gun on Sunday and even hurt, it went thru the traps popping snorting and banging at 74.5 mph at 4800...... One bank it blued headers almost the end of the collector and a nice clean rusty red inside, the other bank is a more typical black carbon and a heat ring way up the collector.........hmmmm.... Didn't get to radar gun it when it was running hard but it felt.....gooooooooooood....(as long as it lasted) ;D  
A nice fresheining up and some good fuel with a nicer mix of pulleys and we'll be doing the wild thing.............



Shit, Skip....it's only a hop skip and a jump from down there......come on up next Labor Day.......what a blast

Pics to follow when I recover....

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 04, 2008, 06:23:27 PM
Here's a link of all the pictures taken and posted up so far.........john

http://www.skagenboats.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1324 (http://www.skagenboats.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1324)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on September 04, 2008, 06:46:01 PM
are your carbs progressive?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 04, 2008, 07:02:15 PM
are your carbs progressive?

If you mean progressive  between primaries and the secondaries, yes. If you mean progressive meaning it runs of one carb and then the other, no (if that's a silly statement, please excuse as I grew up in the tripower days with progressive carbs).

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 04, 2008, 08:28:04 PM
John Bummer about you Mill , It'll be back barkin in no time ! Tommy
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 05, 2008, 06:19:28 AM
No worries Tommy, My ultimate goal was to bring back the boat in one peice, if I was able to bring it back with all the parts still inside of the engine that would be a bonus.........instead, I ran the piss out of it and it performed fantastic.

Pulled the plugs last night and they looked good other than the boots were burned up on some of the wires due to blowing the exhaust gaskets and forcing all the exhaust down onto the boots.

I'll pull the valve covers tonight and take a looksee there and run a comp test to see what happened.  I'm really encouraged as I fully expected one or more of my plugs to be a tattletale of bad things internally.

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 05, 2008, 08:06:46 AM
Beg borrow or steal a compression tester and cylinder leak down tester (more importantly) Call  me when you get time I'm on the road today T
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 30, 2008, 12:45:43 PM
Don't be hatin on my movie skills......   :-[

Here was some running but to be fair, it was rough as a cobb

http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/Mardon/?action=view&current=Abitwindy_0001.flv (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/Mardon/?action=view&current=Abitwindy_0001.flv)

Motor is out and a more blower specific motor is in the works.  Picking up a set of ported 990's in a couple weeks (merry Xmas to me)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on November 30, 2008, 01:29:00 PM
Sounds good. So, what happened to your motor?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on November 30, 2008, 02:53:47 PM
Sounds good. So, what happened to your motor?

Nuthin bad. #4 exhaust is no sealy anymore but given that this motor was a mule motor to get things running and sorted out, I'm happy.  A buddy has some ported 990's he's helping me out with and since this was a cast crank/hyper piston/hyd flat cam motor, an upgrade is certainly in order.  I'm keeping my eyes out for parts up here but the pickins are slim. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on January 02, 2009, 09:41:59 AM
John, anything happening up there or is it too cold to even think about working out in the shop?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 03, 2009, 07:34:37 AM
Got forced air gas furnace in the shop...... ;D

With that said, havent done much as I've been working on other stuff but did pick up a nice virgin block the other day for the foundation of a new more blower specific motor.

Gotta wait till after we find out how bad we're gonna be beat up in taxes this year before I begin spending any money........ :banghead:

How bout you?  Any progress??
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on January 03, 2009, 07:13:29 PM
Forced air , a virgin and your garage .... hmmmmm what a country if your fridge is full of beer your SET John !!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on January 03, 2009, 07:18:30 PM
Forced air , a virgin and your garage .... hmmmmm what a country if your fridge is full of beer your SET John !!

You forgot talks of being "Blown"  >:D

 ;D GT  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 04, 2009, 08:37:43 AM
hmmmmm what a country if your fridge is full of beer your SET John !!

Well, it was until some of the Skagen crowd showed up last night.  Not sure what the "beer" status is now...... ;D


Blown just has a nice ring to it doesnt it GT?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 15, 2009, 04:44:02 PM
 ;D ;D ;D  There is going to be a new addition to the project and I'm so stinking stoked I can't stand myself.  The boat will now be representing the SoCal neck of the woods too ;D ;D ;D

Stay tuned cuz it's gonna be oh so sweet!!!!!!!! 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on January 15, 2009, 08:08:22 PM
New addition ??? is the Brendella gonna have a "dingy"????  :screwy:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: SLCKREG on January 15, 2009, 09:15:02 PM
Spill it :o ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 16, 2009, 09:55:33 AM
New momo being assembled down there.  ;D

Also, gonna have to do a bit more shopping with Tommy to make this new one work with my setup.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on January 16, 2009, 08:41:08 PM
New momo being assembled down there.  ;D

Also, gonna have to do a bit more shopping with Tommy to make this new one work with my setup.....

What's a momo?    ???
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on January 16, 2009, 08:44:45 PM
What's a momo?    ???

Same as a Vroom Vroom.... ::)   Duh! ;)

GT

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 16, 2009, 09:02:20 PM
 Duh! ;)

GT



 :D :D ;D  That's f'n funny GT.......it's okay Skip..   You're still okay in my book
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 19, 2009, 05:54:30 AM
Okay, I'll spill the beans.  Barry Obler of Obnoxious Racing Engines (Obnoxious001 on the boards) have been talking back and forth for a while and I've finally pulled the trigger.

This motor will be very modest by his standards but I'm really looking forward to it.  It'll be based on a Gen 6 502.

He mentioned that he would probably post up the build on RiverDaves like he has some of the his more recent builds. 

I'll copy and paste it over here once he starts............Gonna be fun
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: SLCKREG on January 19, 2009, 07:27:06 AM
Barry is a great guy, he worked with me for months to put together a combo(that I could afford) for my short block.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 19, 2009, 08:07:13 AM
Glad it worked out for you.  I've been impressed with him from the first time I talked to him.  Definately not a cubic $$$ kinda guy if it's not warranted. I'm really looking forward to this.

Of course, new motor means new goodies for my pump so Tommy is gonna get into my wallet too...... ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on January 20, 2009, 03:33:58 PM
Can't wait to see this thing run of yours. Keep up the good work.
T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: beerjet on January 20, 2009, 04:03:49 PM
Barry has never done work for me but you'd never know it by how willing he is to help out .
Super cool guy, and he knows his turbo stuff really well .
He worked for Banks in the 80's .

-beerjet-
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 20, 2009, 06:08:13 PM
Yep Omar, Barry is a great and patient guy.  I really have enjoyed my conversations with him in the past and they the primary reason why I went with him.  Definately knows his stuff, nice guy and looks for ways for his customers to save a little $$$ when possible instead of being a cubic dollar kinda guy.
Very similar to Tommy and JBP.  Quality people all the way around.


T.J.
Appreciate the kind words but I'm doing nuthing but writing the checks on this one.  I've had good luck building my motors in the past but for this one, I really wanted something that will live.  Not gonna be a monster by any stretch of the imagination but I hope bulletproof.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 21, 2009, 06:58:30 AM
Please ignore,dble post
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 14, 2009, 06:02:55 PM
Here's an update.  Hope to finish the plumbing of the carbs Friday night and then trial fit it in the boat this weekend.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN0435.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: SLCKREG on April 14, 2009, 06:27:02 PM
Congrats John, that cheby is looking killer. Those valve covers are the chit too.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: nathan72 on April 14, 2009, 06:28:09 PM
that motor gives me a boner  :P
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on April 14, 2009, 08:41:27 PM
that is f'n bad ass right there >:D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on April 14, 2009, 09:39:56 PM
Damn john!, trying to make up for something else?  ;D  That aint Wall-E anymore is it? Nice, really nice.

GT
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on April 14, 2009, 10:11:54 PM
Holy Crap John, are you sure you're going to be able to float that monster?
Thats a work of art, congrats.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 15, 2009, 07:09:10 AM
Thanks guys. Yup, Wall-E is all grown up now. I'm so proud....

With luck this project is coming to a close other than some misc. Setup/tuning with help from Tommy and Josh.
My son and I are really looking forward getting after that Sanger he picked up. He's been buffing and polishing and really has it looking good.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 18, 2009, 06:45:02 AM
Though Barrys work is worthy of the dining room table as a center peice, I prefer it in a boat......

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN0507.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN0517.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN0494.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on April 18, 2009, 07:53:49 AM
That's just SWEET looking!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on April 18, 2009, 08:53:25 AM
Very Nice my Friend , you are a craftsman !
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: kohensdad on April 18, 2009, 09:55:54 AM
john, that boat is beautiful! 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on April 18, 2009, 10:33:58 AM
WOW!
 8)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 19, 2009, 06:22:09 AM
Thanks guys.  It just doesn't get any better than this.  

Hanging out with my son in the driveway wrenching on boats............... so damn cool!!!!

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN0593.jpg)


Well, maybe is does get better..   3 generations of Rork's wrenching on boats.  NOW IT DON"T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT!!!!!

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN0652.jpg)

Please ignore the mess in my boat.  I've been thrashing to get it together.    
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on April 19, 2009, 11:27:42 AM
That's awsome John...But you're from the Northwest and the sun is shining  :o

I think now it doesn't get any better  ;)

That's a lot of Hotrod you have there....

GT
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 25, 2009, 05:59:01 PM
Glenn, there is no place better when the sun is out but damn, I wish it showed up more often.  Fired off the sprinkler system today and found that it had froze and broke (again) even though I winterized it.  So much for having it "professionally" installed.  Now there's one more thing in the way of my boating....

Now back on topic,  I picked up some used Borla upswepts SS headers that had been coated but needed some TLC.  Scotchbrited them, followed by wetsanding with 2000 grit and then some Mothers polish and they turned out pretty damn good iff'n I do say so myself!!!  (Please excuse the mess, it's been a bit of a thrash)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/Project1.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN0814-1.jpg)


These are the big cans that quiet the idle way down (the noise cops are clamping down up here) but bark like a mutha when you stand on it.  The look is not for everybody but I think they are okay for the boat.  May need a chiller sooner rather than later if for no other reason than get the proportions correct. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: bertus on April 25, 2009, 07:08:44 PM
wa wa wee wah....i's very nice  O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on April 25, 2009, 07:10:55 PM
     
SIK!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 26, 2009, 05:25:13 AM
Thank You  It's coming together really well now.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on April 26, 2009, 11:26:07 AM
John I'm guessin the DL worked ? Boats looking sweet Very nice work !
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 26, 2009, 12:37:48 PM
John I'm guessin the DL worked ? Boats looking sweet Very nice work !

Thanks Tommy.  Yup, the DL is gonna work good.  Gotta get this impeller swapped and finish some last minute plumbing (pressure taps) and a 1000 other little misc. things and we'll be back to buffing and polishing.    Thanks again for all the help.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Luckie Stiff on April 26, 2009, 05:46:21 PM
Holy crap John! That thing is freakin' beautiful! If you ever feel the need to redo my Hallett, let me know, I'll happily tow it up there for ya!  ;D ;) ;D

Great job, great job on the UFO too, that is a neat old boat.

Skip
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 29, 2009, 05:21:07 AM
great job on the UFO too, that is a neat old boat.

Skip

Yah Skip, we can't wait to get this thing floatable so we can get after the UFO. Such a cool boat.  Already have reservations for Burley so we can pester the heck out of the CJ bunch and try to learn sumthin.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Nick on April 29, 2009, 07:00:11 AM
John do you know who makes that scoop you have? And do you know if they make one for a single carb set up? I really like the way that thing looks.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on April 29, 2009, 07:47:00 AM
your boat is just baddddasssss, keep up the awesome work on it, any ideas as to when it will get wet again?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on April 29, 2009, 05:50:27 PM
John do you know who makes that scoop you have? And do you know if they make one for a single carb set up? I really like the way that thing looks.

Speedway Motors makes them.  They can  be used with a single or double setup by just using both or one of the carb adapters.



your boat is just baddddasssss, keep up the awesome work on it, any ideas as to when it will get wet again?

Thanks very much.  I would expect I'll fire it in the next week or so.  Gonna be a while before it's wet as it's still pretty cold and gloomy up here.  Once in a while we have a nice day this time of year but not very often and NEVER when I have the time off from work..... :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: IRRebel on April 30, 2009, 11:24:26 AM
Just one word

WOW!

That is a piece of art!

Ray
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 82daytona on April 30, 2009, 07:29:46 PM
SEXY TIME  O0
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 23, 2009, 12:52:03 PM
Well, after fighting fuel and blower gasket issues (that damn near burned up my boat)....it actually runs.

Many thanks to Barry (Obnoxious001) for building me such a kick ass motor. 

Please excuse the mess.  I have a ton of cleaning to do but regardless, I can't wait to get it wet.

http://www.vimeo.com/4801158 (http://www.vimeo.com/4801158)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on May 23, 2009, 04:01:51 PM
Looks GREAT. Better get used to that polishing thing, I get MOTHERS in five gallon buckets now. The Meguires seams to give it that high luster tho.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 23, 2009, 06:03:34 PM
Crap, the link to the video didnt work.  Should be better now.

Let's try it again....  http://www.vimeo.com/4801158 (http://www.vimeo.com/4801158)

Yup, lots of polishing is in order.......along with replacing the carpet that burned from my fuel fire... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on May 23, 2009, 07:47:11 PM
I can't wait to get it wet.



Now theres a quote I like ! Good Job Boys (John and Ian) !!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on May 24, 2009, 07:21:13 AM
Sounds like its ready for busuness John, just looking at that beast scares me. How much HP does it put out?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on May 24, 2009, 08:01:05 AM
Crap, the link to the video didnt work.  Should be better now.

Let's try it again....  http://www.vimeo.com/4801158 (http://www.vimeo.com/4801158)

Yup, lots of polishing is in order.......along with replacing the carpet that burned from my fuel fire... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:




...carpet?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 24, 2009, 08:56:01 AM

...carpet?

Yah, I know....lame huh.  I like my comfort though since we use this as a motorized air matress.


Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on May 24, 2009, 08:57:39 AM
Yah, I know....lame huh.  I like my comfort though since we use this as a motorized air matress.








Just ribbin ya.... ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on May 24, 2009, 09:01:19 AM
That's what I do, just cruise around @2500-3000. Only used 12 gallons of feul at temple Bar. At cruising speed we're running a 8:1 454, I noticed your boost gauge, You'll be in the same boat. THEN when ya wanna spool her up to 4500 or so, hold on.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 24, 2009, 09:04:38 AM
Sounds like its ready for busuness John, just looking at that beast scares me. How much HP does it put out?


It's getting there.  We didnt dyno it and are currently massively underdriving it so I can figure it out first and then we'll creep up on it a little at a time.  Barry and Louis (Schlinder) are coaching me a ton on what to do with this thing.  Great guys...
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 24, 2009, 09:08:48 AM
That's what I do, just cruise around @2500-3000. Only used 12 gallons of feul at temple Bar. At cruising speed we're running a 8:1 454, I noticed your boost gauge, You'll be in the same boat. THEN when ya wanna spool her up to 4500 or so, hold on.

Yah, I'm running almost 13% underdriven at the moment.  Blower is likely using more than it's adding at the moment.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on May 24, 2009, 09:14:28 AM
The Eliminator will "cruise" on plane at  2200 rpms (15 gears 15 prop) (about 34 mph) The 256  blower takes a lot of RPM to make boost so 2 to 3 K is max efficiency  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: HDriderTH on May 24, 2009, 09:22:37 AM
I'm running 10 over and still pull vacume at cruise speeds. Prolly gotta go 20 over w/ a 671 before it gets crazy, gonna make heat at that point tho.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on May 24, 2009, 11:50:41 AM
I'm running 10 over and still pull vacume at cruise speeds. Prolly gotta go 20 over w/ a 671 before it gets crazy, gonna make heat at that point tho.

Been reading re the theory of "less heat when more compression and less boost" 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 24, 2009, 01:40:58 PM
Had a line on a Chiller earlier in the year but the funds just were'nt there.  Maybe next year......    In a perfect world, a chiller, and some go juice to stay as far away from detonation as possible is my hopes..
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on June 06, 2009, 08:32:32 PM
Been reading re the theory of "less heat when more compression and less boost" 

Yup, Barry hooked me up at 8.75 for a ratio.  More compression and less boost.

Well, after having massive issues with my manifold being decked by a blower company incorrectly and leaving a uneven surface and having put the blower on and off far too many times in the last few weeks, the motor is back together for good. The company felt bad about the issue and offered to fix it but to be honest they didnt impress me over the phone and since they messed up once, I was reluctant to let them mess up again.  :screwy:

On the other hand, Marv Hineman at BoostPower and Don Hampton at Hampton Blowers were fantastic guys and will get my business from now on.  Just like our friends at JetBoatPerformance, outstanding service and tech advice without the attitude that I recieved at some of the other blower shops.

Barry Obler at Obnoxious Racing Engines was fantastic and had nothing to do with the screw up by the other company. 

Now that the boat is back together and sounds so bad ass, I'm gonna clean the shop out and start to detail this pig out.   
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on June 07, 2009, 03:54:44 AM
Looks great there John!!!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 02, 2009, 05:47:11 PM
Tomorrow............................... ......... ;D ;) ;) ;)


PS.....Marv Hineman is from BoostDaddy and is freakin awesome.  Don't hesitate to talk to him along with Don Hampton at Hampton blower.  Bad ass service and fantastic guys....................
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on July 02, 2009, 09:01:43 PM
Call me Grandpa and let me know "whats up" hope ya got your steering going R/L this time , I'll be having fun movin more sh*t (wowser wowser)  :banghead:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 03, 2009, 08:39:00 AM
Will do Tommy.  Maybe if you would sell some of that crap heavily discounted to your fellow SoCalJetBoats.com members, you wouldnt have to pack it.... ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 04, 2009, 10:20:11 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Had a great day on the water yesterday.  Given the motor, wiring, fuel system and impeller were all new I didnt have much faith but am thrilled with the outcome.  No drama (other than a couple loose bolts).

Followed 95% of Barrys breakin instructions but messed up on the plug reading so I'll do better next time (sorry Barry).  Most of the boating was in the 3500 rpm range but I did run it to 5000 rpm for one short run (see video) and couldnt be happier with the results. I was no where near hard into the pedal!!!

Am going to change the oil and pull the valve covers to make sure everything is good and do a solid plug read day next time. 

Many thanks to Barry Obler of Obnoxious Racing Engines and Tommy, Josh and Rhonda at JetBoatPerformance.  I appreciate the friendship I've made there. 


Here's a quick video
http://vimeo.com/5450875  (http://vimeo.com/5450875)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_5293.jpg)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_5253.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on July 04, 2009, 10:56:09 AM
The video sounds great, but it looks like you left the lens cap on  ;D  (there is no picture, only sound).
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 04, 2009, 11:10:44 AM
The video sounds great, but it looks like you left the lens cap on  ;D  (there is no picture, only sound).


 :banghead:  Try it now!!! 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on July 04, 2009, 11:16:43 AM
   :thumbup:

Looks great  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jamesgib on July 04, 2009, 11:57:46 AM
Nice Boat!  What lake were you on?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on July 04, 2009, 12:11:54 PM
I guess I better get busy so I can catch up.  Great looking and sounding ride.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 04, 2009, 01:22:32 PM
Thanks guys. I'm really happy with it so far.

Nice Boat!  What lake were you on?

That's Dyes Inlet just below our house here.  Good news is there's a fantastic boat launch and endless water with little to no attention paid to noise.  The bad news is it's saltwater.

Smooth Salt water a minute away versus  fresh water over 1 hour away and all but un-boatable on a weekend not to mention the noise police are everywhere.

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on July 04, 2009, 01:26:59 PM
I'm glad you decided to boat close to home.  Now you can go just about any time you feel like it.  Just wash down and flush out and you're good to go.  I wish I were so lucky!  ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: povertyjet on July 04, 2009, 01:37:52 PM
Nice!!!  Any preliminary numbers?

p-jet
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 04, 2009, 02:20:11 PM
Nice!!!  Any preliminary numbers?

p-jet

Nah, I didnt bring the gps as I really had doubts that it was going to be trouble free.  For what it's worth, that run in the clip was at 5000 rpm.  Seemed to carry the nose really nicely. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on July 04, 2009, 02:37:52 PM
So those Borla muffler/collectors work pretty good?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on July 05, 2009, 08:59:54 AM
Oh my God I'm were are so stoked for you Grandpa You did good ! Looks graet sounds good Ride looks absolutly bitchen !! Congratulations Bro !  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 05, 2009, 09:53:46 AM
Oh my God I'm were are so stoked for you Grandpa You did good ! Looks graet sounds good Ride looks absolutly bitchen !! Congratulations Bro !  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Thanks Grumpy.   Yah, I can't wait to lean on it once I get more comfortable with it.  From the vid it looked like it was riding pretty dry huh?  May not have to run a droop???
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Ralph Brunt on July 05, 2009, 10:48:40 AM
man that thing turned out niceeeeeeeee :thumbup: cant wait to see final #'s
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: OC2Vegas on July 05, 2009, 11:20:32 AM
Damn John that looks and sounds really good. Regret not being able to find the time when I was up that way last June to come by and see it  :banghead:

Congrats!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 05, 2009, 05:02:36 PM
Hell, with luck maybe we can come south with this pig and hang out on your turf and work on our tan..........

In the meantime,  another project is in the works.........

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_5337.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN0294.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN0553.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on July 05, 2009, 05:47:20 PM
Nice work. Sounds great. What impeller are you running. I know you posted it somewhere but it would take me forever to find the post. Once again. Nice Job.
T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 05, 2009, 05:58:53 PM
Nice work. Sounds great. What impeller are you running. I know you posted it somewhere but it would take me forever to find the post. Once again. Nice Job.
T.J.

Hey TJ, Thats a AA Stainless from our friends at JetBoatPerformance.  Barry set the motor up so that it would cruise in the mid 5Ks and when I leaned on it it would spin to a range of 6200 following the charts that Tommy has.   I'm running the blower WAY underdriven with a 61 on top and a 54 on the bottom.  I may fiddle with them some day but for the time being, this is way faster than I need and I havent taken it much over 5 grand.  Too fat and old...... :screwy:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: IRRebel on July 05, 2009, 10:05:12 PM
That is RADICAL John, good work! Looks like the Boy's boat is already taking shape and looking good! Wondering about the UFO II thing though, does that mean that UFO I was identified?  >:D

Look forward to seeing you make a run down south. I think Crewcheif is still trying to set sumpin up in October for a big gathering.

Ray
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on July 30, 2009, 04:41:00 PM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Thanks Grumpy.   Yah, I can't wait to lean on it once I get more comfortable with it.  From the vid it looked like it was riding pretty dry huh?  May not have to run a droop???

To Droop or not to Droop?   that is always the question...  I think it would look sooooo sweet with a rooster tale!

Rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on July 30, 2009, 05:22:38 PM
To Droop or not to Droop?   that is always the question...  I think it would look sooooo sweet with a rooster tale!

Rebel

 ;D  Yah, that will prolly be something I pick up over the winter.  Still getting use to it at the moment.

Here's a cool shot somebody took when I was taking Brian for a ride on the Columbia River.  He just blew up his blown 468 and is in need of a new motor.  Thought I'd give him a ride in mine so he can see what mine is like.  I stepped on it from a 2500 cruise and it hauls ass.  Great fun but too many rollers and bumps there to stay in it.  I did see a 3 lbs of boost at 5500.  Will probably need to swap some pulleys real soon once I get use to it.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_5497.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: rebel on August 10, 2009, 10:44:32 AM
Sounds like someone is getting a feel for the need for speed   ;D
Looking real good !!!  now if I can get time to work on getting mine wet this year  :-[

rebel
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on August 10, 2009, 10:47:53 AM
now if I can get time to work on getting mine wet this year  :-[

rebel

I know that feeling!!! 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 14, 2009, 08:12:31 AM
Come on you guys.  Get after it!!!!

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 21, 2009, 07:22:55 PM
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_6055.jpg)

Grandkids are the best.........

Hey Tommy, my grandkids are cuter than yours.................. ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on August 21, 2009, 09:07:57 PM
OK but mine can drive a Blown Day Cruiser so NAAA !
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Eliminator%20V-drive/ResizeofDSC00312.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: crewchief22 on August 22, 2009, 02:59:07 PM
The future looks brite if these kids get the drive you guys have.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: IRRebel on August 22, 2009, 03:11:49 PM
The future looks brite if these kids get the drive you guys have.  :thumbup:

I think they already have that, from the pictures, not afraid of the boats!

Lord help us old farts 'cuz those toddlers are gonna kick our A$$es in the very near future,  ;D

Ray

And they're all 3 adorable, you guys need your bifocals on!  >:D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on August 25, 2009, 05:47:17 PM
I think they already have that, from the pictures, not afraid of the boats!

Lord help us old farts 'cuz those toddlers are gonna kick our A$$es in the very near future,  ;D

Ray

And they're all 3 adorable, you guys need your bifocals on!  >:D

Yah, grandkids are great as Tommy can confirm....... as far as bifocals....hell, I'm thinking I need trifocals.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: IRRebel on August 26, 2009, 02:49:39 AM
Ok, Gonna get you both eye exams, BUT Tom, gotta ask!

You know how we ALWAYS see the un-obvious (If that's even a word) in all pictures.

In the picture of Hannah, whats the entire name of the boat with the cover half-lifted off?

Looks kinda humorous to me!

Ray

(If it's $hit $andwich I'm gonna lose it! Has to be someone from Tandy Corp that was in one of my meetings!)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 09, 2009, 09:23:17 PM
Okay, I'm a bit frustrated.  Seemed like over the weekend I couldnt keep the damn thing in the water long enough to keep it loaded.  As a recap, this is a Energized Panther with a SS AA impeller. No droop and the ride plate set at 2.4 degrees.

Any ideas of where I might be able to start???
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 09, 2009, 09:34:48 PM
John is this a "hopping" or "porpoising issue" some thing new since last year?
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 09, 2009, 09:45:54 PM
John is this a "hopping" or "porpoising issue" some thing new since last year?


Here's a short video. 6 seconds into it you can see that damn pump intake.  Unfortunately, when I was making the bulk of my passes, nobody was filming but we do have this one. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

It seems to be brandnew. Didnt seem to have it earlier in the summer and I'm sure much is due to the rollers that we all were dealing with BUT, everyone else seemed to be able to work thru it but me.  This was in the second notch from the top on the diverter. I also tried it on the third notch but that clearly was dragging the nose more. 

http://vimeo.com/6512433  (http://vimeo.com/6512433)




Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on September 09, 2009, 10:15:02 PM
Hang on Tommy. I'm trying to download a video.  Unfortunately, when I was making the bulk of my passes, nobody was filming but we do have this one. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:





John,

How high be the bow matey..(Practicing for pirate day  ;D) .

I'm certain it's not a lack of grunt.... :screwy:

Sometimes I have seen loaders make an insane difference in how the hull rides and keeps the pump suckin'...Just a WAG though...

GT
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 09, 2009, 10:21:53 PM
RRRR, bring me the cabin boy and the boy butter.......whoops, too much info huh???

Here's a video Glenn

http://vimeo.com/6512433  (http://vimeo.com/6512433)

I cant recall if this pass is in the second from the top or third from the top on the diverter handle but you can see that about 6 seconds in, you can damn near see my intake.....

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on September 09, 2009, 10:25:20 PM

Here's a short video. 6 seconds into it you can see that damn pump intake.  Unfortunately, when I was making the bulk of my passes, nobody was filming but we do have this one. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

It seems to be brandnew. Didnt seem to have it earlier in the summer and I'm sure much is due to the rollers that we all were dealing with BUT, everyone else seemed to be able to work thru it but me.  This was in the second notch from the top on the diverter. I also tried it on the third notch but that clearly was dragging the nose more.  

http://vimeo.com/6512433  (http://vimeo.com/6512433)

I think I have rabies or something, can't get the vid to work (it's Mikes fault  ;D)

It is time to let it hang  :thumbup:   Sorry, read Droop... :thumbup:

GT
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 09, 2009, 10:30:57 PM
What a dumbass, I had it set to private.  Now try it
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 10, 2009, 08:37:48 AM
Crap, didn't work again but NOW it does....



http://vimeo.com/6512433  (http://vimeo.com/6512433)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GAWnCA on September 10, 2009, 09:41:03 AM
Hey John,  That looked pretty cool.  It looks like the waves were causing you the problems.   Greg
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Josh@JBP on September 10, 2009, 11:57:41 AM
Okay, I'm a bit frustrated.  Seemed like over the weekend I couldnt keep the damn thing in the water long enough to keep it loaded.  As a recap, this is a Energized Panther with a SS AA impeller. No droop and the ride plate set at 2.4 degrees.

Any ideas of where I might be able to start???

Do you normally get to drive it solo like that, or with a passanger?  The extra weight of a passenger could make the difference between  porpoise and no porpoise.  Just a thought
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 10, 2009, 12:02:08 PM
Do you normally get to drive it solo like that, or with a passanger?  The extra weight of a passenger could make the difference between  porpoise and no porpoise.  Just a thought

Hi Josh,
I "almost" always am solo when I run it hard.  I did run it hard with Droppy in the boat so between my 6'3' 250lbs and Droppys 6'6' 290lbs weight, it definately stuck to the water better. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 10, 2009, 12:12:30 PM
And now thinking about it and this pic from a previous post of mine, you can see how high my boat is riding with the diverter down even more (check roost)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_5497.jpg)

Hmmmmm,
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on September 10, 2009, 06:41:46 PM
And now thinking about it and this pic from a previous post of mine, you can see how high my boat is riding with the diverter down even more (check roost)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/IMG_5497.jpg)

Hmmmmm,


You have yoo much bowlift....Down wedge?

You don't need to make a huge roost to go fast, in fact it's quite the contrary..

The highest roost our 90 MPH river jet made (vee hull, not tunnel) was about 5-6' tall, the hull really aired out to the point of hairy....

Do you have a ride plate? looks to me like a degree or two of down ride plate would do wonders.... ???

GT
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 11, 2009, 07:39:37 AM
You have yoo much bowlift....Down wedge?

Do you have a ride plate? looks to me like a degree or two of down ride plate would do wonders.... ???

GT

Agreed Glenn, this thing carries the bow like a mutha and runs so dry it's wierd.  I'm not a big fan of the roost either and usually have run it in the 3rd from the top notch on my diverter handle which put the diverter inline with the pump.  The shot with Brian in the boat is actually one click down on the diverter. 

I do have a ride plate that's set 2.4 degrees in relation to the keel.  I don't have a wedge or droop.

The search for the good tune continues......   Thanks again...........john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on September 11, 2009, 08:24:34 AM
Agreed Glenn, this thing carries the bow like a mutha and runs so dry it's wierd.  I'm not a big fan of the roost either and usually have run it in the 3rd from the top notch on my diverter handle which put the diverter inline with the pump.  The shot with Brian in the boat is actually one click down on the diverter. 

I do have a ride plate that's set 2.4 degrees in relation to the keel.  I don't have a wedge or droop.

The search for the good tune continues......   Thanks again...........john

Is that 2.4 degrees up or down ? I am running my Nordic 2.0 degrees up and I think I need a droop.
T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 11, 2009, 08:28:56 AM
Is that 2.4 degrees up or down ? I am running my Nordic 2.0 degrees up and I think I need a droop.
T.J.

Thanks for catching that TJ.  I'm 2.4 up on my plate. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on September 11, 2009, 07:51:08 PM
Thanks for catching that TJ.  I'm 2.4 up on my plate. 

IMHO I would start to inch it down (the "inch" not being literal  :sly: )

I think it would react well to either "0"* or slightly down. worth a shot and virtually free.  :thumbup:

GT
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 15, 2009, 06:15:33 PM
Thanks Glenn.  You've jumpstarted my memory (which isn't easy).  This year with the new motor I moved the ride plate up to it's present location (2.4) thinking (there I go again) that with the new momo it would love to lean back and let her eat.  Maybe with my boat, the pump setup AND the new gorrilla behind the seat it's too much lift...... 

Now I need some decent weather to try it out....

Thanks for the help......john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 15, 2009, 08:52:13 PM
You've jumpstarted my memory (which isn't easy). 

Thanks for the help......john

Dont worry Big (Old) guy  there is hope : http://www.aricept.com/?source=google&HBX_PK=s_aricept&HBX_OU=50&o=23060039|165867467|0

But seriously John when you make multiple changes LOTS can happen did your "differences come with the new AA impy as well ??
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 16, 2009, 07:28:32 AM
Yep Tommy. Now that I think about it, new mobigger motor, AA impeller, slid the motor forward 3" and set the rideplate at 2.4 up. 
Crap, I hadn't realized how much I changed at once till after Glenn got me thinking.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 16, 2009, 08:57:12 PM
John weight distribution is vastly critical on these boats , also the AA will IMO create "tail lift" along with the bigger bite and hopefully a Mad holeshot (with all that new Blower motor power your makin) so its "back to the drawing board" Grampa Jrork !

just think this way , unless your serene with the status quo , and want to leave it that way (stock boat stock jet etc etc) Everything on these boats to some degree will be an expirement (trail and error)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 17, 2009, 06:42:54 AM
John weight distribution is vastly critical on these boats , also the AA will IMO create "tail lift" along with the bigger bite and hopefully a Mad holeshot (with all that new Blower motor power your makin) so its "back to the drawing board" Grampa Jrork !

just think this way , unless your serene with the status quo , and want to leave it that way (stock boat stock jet etc etc) Everything on these boats to some degree will be an expirement (trail and error)

Pops, the weather up here has gone in the toilet (for the most part) so I gotta have something to do over the winter.  Let's talk about next steps.   PS, the holeshot is BADASS....... ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 17, 2009, 08:33:57 PM
Pops, the weather up here has gone in the toilet (for the most part) so I gotta have something to do over the winter.  Let's talk about next steps.   PS, the holeshot is BADASS....... ;D

Your weather "up there" ,no wonder Krut Cobian did wht he did , between the weather and Courtney geez .........
any way I'm thinkin nozzle size (larger) to relieve some of that "charging" and a few other minor changes we'll work it out!! have ya drilled and tapped the suction yet Bro ? Bad weather give more time to "chill" and play with the babies anyhow  ;)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 18, 2009, 07:09:33 AM
Yup, the weather does suck. Actually gonna be in the 70's today and sunny but turn to rain by Saturday.. :mad:

Yup, my intake is tapped top and bottom......just havent taken readings yet
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: farmergord on September 20, 2009, 09:07:13 PM
Hi John I have just read your entire storey and it has inspired me. I just picked up a 1976 Pioneer (pics in boat showcase) and am starting a complete renovation like you have done on a smaller scale. No major motorwork or pump work at this point but from the wheels up everything else totally redone. I am chemically stripping the hull first and then lots of paint and my artist wife has designed graphics as well. I was real interested to read about polishing paint as I have never done this and was considering having someone else do it but now I feel that i will try it Im sure that I will need to pick your brain alot this winter .I had already ordered all my paint from tcp Global before I read your story  Thanks Gord
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 21, 2009, 08:59:39 PM
Thanks Gord and welcome to the site.  I would be tickled pink to share whatever I can to help you.  I think I've made every mistake somebody can make so with luck, we can keep you from making the same.

Good luck and keep in touch..........john
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jet boat performance on September 22, 2009, 09:43:16 AM
John below is an example of a boat carrying the bow pretty well , when this boat made a pass this weekend it was Smokin pretty bad and the "Blower" wasn't even working hard  ;)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/09misc/image0021.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on September 26, 2009, 12:09:35 PM
Nice Tommy!!!!

Here's some video from our day on the water yesterday. 
http://vimeo.com/6768569
Both Ian and I found that in fact, it liked the diverter full up but still we had porpous issues.

Seemed like with the diverter up, I could power through the worst of it......to a point....

Best I could pull the AA impeller was 5400 and was scratching my head where my extra HP went till when I was cleaning the boat I found #4 plug wire off.    Ran pretty damn hard on 7 cylinders  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/DSCN1579.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 16, 2010, 04:16:25 PM
For an update, have the rails, plates and blocks at AHP powdercoating to be cleaned things up a bit.

My crewchief and #1 grandson has decided that the top pulley is screwed up and needs to be smaller (there was zero coaching. He grabbed a ratchet and went straight to the pulley), so we may be turning up the wik a bit this year.  Since I couldnt keep the boat in the water last year, I have no idea what is gonna happen but lets be honest, you can never have too much power

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/0109101351.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/0109101350b.jpg)

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on January 16, 2010, 04:42:05 PM
John,

Get that kid a step stool and some Mechanix gloves and teach proper ergonomics....Sheesh!, you Northwesterners always trying to do more with less..... :screwy:

GT  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: farmergord on January 16, 2010, 07:41:32 PM
sweet looking motor john. does your crewchief do sanding and does he charge alot my arm is getting sore and Im thinking of recruiting some day labour ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on January 18, 2010, 07:05:28 AM
sweet looking motor john. does your crewchief do sanding and does he charge alot my arm is getting sore and Im thinking of recruiting some day labour ;D

Hah, it's getting across the border is the tough thing.  Besides, my crewchief got in trouble with his mom cuz he fell on the garage floor and chipped a tooth.  Poor little guy.    :(
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: farmergord on January 18, 2010, 09:15:51 AM
sadly thats probably the easiest thing we let anyone across the border or so it seems :screwy:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on January 18, 2010, 10:56:12 AM
sweet looking motor john. does your crewchief do sanding and does he charge alot my arm is getting sore and Im thinking of recruiting some day labour ;D

You could probably hire a Haitian for about a bowl of food and some water for a day.. :screwy:

I apologize, those poor people....They had their nothing taken away... :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on January 20, 2010, 07:31:38 AM
John,

Looks great. And nice that you have eager help too. I found when swapping pulleys I indicate it to spin as true as I can. I called Dyer about this (when I ordered a spacer) and he said you really do not have to. Mine was out over (.005”) 5 thou. Dyer said the center hubs are machine tight to allow only (.0035”) 3 and a half thou. of run-out. I called him out on that and he said, then maybe it was a good idea. I was able to get mine down to (.002”) 2 thou. by clamping an indicator to the belt guard and setting the pointer on the very small smooth lip on the front of the pulley. Snug the bolts every so slightly and re-check, you can get a “feel” where to “tighten” the bolts to get a closer run out. It takes many steps but really does not take that long. I know this is splitting hairs and may get flamed for it but every bit helps.
 
 I have a helper too. My Dad (73 years old) and he knows his shit. He is the one who gave me this suggestion as he fixed many blowers and turbos in his diesel trucking days.
T.J. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 06, 2010, 03:04:52 PM
New setup.  Will be adding some water/meth to it soon.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/009.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GlassCutter on March 06, 2010, 03:27:13 PM
That motor setup is soooo bad ass.  Luv the scooop.   Hell luv the whole boat actually.   What a shame you guys have a 5 week long boating season.  :screwy:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: IRRebel on March 06, 2010, 05:20:06 PM
That motor setup is soooo bad ass.  Luv the scooop.   Hell luv the whole boat actually.   What a shame you guys have a 5 week long boating season.  :screwy:

And LOVE the Zoomies! Completes that boat perfectly! Congratulations John!

Ray
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 06, 2010, 06:54:02 PM
Thanks guys.  I'm really digging the zoomies.  I loved the sound of the Borlas, but I could never warm up to the look.  The zoomies are gonna be LOUD but the looks are too flippin cool....   
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: IRRebel on March 06, 2010, 07:56:57 PM
Never see them Borlas down here. Sparks an Idea, you want rid of 'em?

Ray
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 06, 2010, 09:09:48 PM
Never see them Borlas down here. Sparks an Idea, you want rid of 'em?

Ray

Sorry Ray.  They were gone within minutes of me putting the word out up here.  They're very popular up here and for sound, I dont think theres anything that sound cooler.  For certain style boats, the style would work very well as well but just wasnt sumthin that I took a liking to for my boat.  Another boat, sure. Just not by POS.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 06, 2010, 09:12:18 PM
Im diggin it!!!!! ;D  Little billet pulley on top, ARP stainless 12 point bolts, BDS belt guard I got from Jim Brock, some custom standoffs machined by Brian Wehrer (thanks again Brian), linkage fabbed up to make the scoop funtional and a bitchin set of big tube zoomies. 

Only thing left for this ol girl this year is a Meth/Water injection system. 


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/jrork/007-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: 76 Bonneville on March 06, 2010, 09:54:32 PM
John
That is nothing but cool. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Nordie on March 06, 2010, 10:21:11 PM
nothing like zoomies my friend  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: propless on March 06, 2010, 11:54:25 PM
Love the zoomies John !!  I'm going to need a set of those for the secret project.  ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 07, 2010, 07:01:17 AM
Thanks guys. I'm now searching for some baffles to run in them when we go to those spots where we can't let it howl.  



Love the zoomies John !!  I'm going to need a set of those for the secret project.  ;D

Proppy, I agree. That project would look SICK with them on there.  
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: FORKEDUP on March 07, 2010, 06:35:57 PM
badass as always John :thumbup:
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: IRRebel on March 07, 2010, 10:49:17 PM
Thanks guys. I'm now searching for some baffles to run in them when we go to those spots where we can't let it howl.  



Proppy, I agree. That project would look SICK with them on there.  

Gimme a sec....had a link to a guy on Ebay selling some individuals for each tube.

Here it is...Kinda pricey IMO, $200 for a set, but a few emails may solve that! I was thinking of a set for mine as well, how I found it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330180753736&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

Ray
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: GT Jets on March 07, 2010, 11:06:57 PM
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:thumbup:

GT
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 08, 2010, 04:44:20 PM
[yt=425,350]-6CyOiceZ60[/yt]
:thumbup:

GT

Hahahahaha.  Schwing!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 25, 2010, 05:30:51 PM

Only thing left for this ol girl this year is a Meth/Water injection system.  


I received the system Rodney of Alcohol Injection Systems spec'd out for me and let me tell you, his stuff is bad ass.  Great guy to talk to and pick his brain.  Asked a ton of setup questions on my boat and spec'd out such a cool system.

When he says it comes complete, he is not kidding.  I can't think of anything he might of put in the kit other than a couple of beers.  This system is COMPLETE!!!!  

Pics to follow soon.....
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on March 25, 2010, 06:49:44 PM
I received the system Rodney of Alcohol Injection Systems spec'd out for me and let me tell you, his stuff is bad ass.  Great guy to talk to and pick his brain.  Asked a ton of setup questions on my boat and spec'd out such a cool system.

When he says it comes complete, he is not kidding.  I can't think of anything he might of put in the kit other than a couple of beers.  This system is COMPLETE!!!!  

Pics to follow soon.....

Very nice. Pics are cool but a video is what I want to see. Man I got a lot of work to catch up to. My engine is still apart. Time to get crackin. You are an inspiration for me to get to work.
T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on March 26, 2010, 07:59:05 AM
It's gonna have to be a whole lot warmer up here before I crawl outside and get some boating video. 

How come your motor is apart TJ?  That boat of yours needed NUTHIN!
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: TJS Nordic on March 26, 2010, 05:29:42 PM
It's gonna have to be a whole lot warmer up here before I crawl outside and get some boating video. 

How come your motor is apart TJ?  That boat of yours needed NUTHIN!

Didn't like the MLS headgaskets. They leaked. Took the heads off, and the pan to check the torque on everything. Also had to replace the front snout gasket on the blower. It was seeping a tiny bit. Also swapped the pulleys and going over driven. Making the bugcather a two hole-er instead of a one hole-er and getting a dyno tune with an EFI guru.
T.J.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Ralph Brunt on April 25, 2010, 08:47:36 AM
where did all the pics go in this thread?
i was trying to reference back to it like an old school book
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: propless on April 25, 2010, 10:00:50 AM
where did all the pics go in this thread?
i was trying to reference back to it like an old school book

 Looks like someone reorganized there Photobucket account. If you move the pics around over there it breaks all the links to them.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Brad @ SCJB on April 25, 2010, 10:32:13 AM
Looks like someone reorganized there Photobucket account. If you move the pics around over there it breaks all the links to them.

thats why i dont promote the use of any external pic hosting services....i know my site isnt the easiest place to post pictures, but it avoids stuff like this :( ...im still looking for simpler solutions.
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 02, 2010, 07:22:15 AM
Sorry guys. It's even worse than just organizing them.  I somehow managed to delete all my online photos other than some misc. ones.  The thought of going back and rebuilding it does NOT sound like fun and I didnt really know if there was any interest to make it worth it. 
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: Ralph Brunt on May 02, 2010, 07:26:14 AM
John, i beleive it is worth it :thumbup: for the new guys trying to get info, as well as reference for any body trying to do the work you have done..
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: farmergord on May 02, 2010, 11:16:35 AM
I know it would be a lot of work but I have spent hours reading your thead for inspiration and ideas and Im sure many others down the road will want to do the same ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 02, 2010, 12:37:54 PM
Crap!  You guys suck....  Okay, I'll do it but right now I'm enjoying a serious buzz from lighting off this thing INSIDE the shop.  Didnt expect it to fire quite so quick but let me tell you, a blown 500"r with zoomies will cure anything...  Huh, did somebody say sumthin?    Nice way to clear the dust from the rafters though.... ;D
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: IRRebel on May 02, 2010, 06:27:20 PM
Yeah, OK, we suck. Now get the damn pictures back up, oh, and add some vids of the engine running while you're at it!

LOL on getting your bell rung. I remember setting Nordie up with some headers, his old ones had the baffles welded in. Told him "I notice no difference with or without the baffles, you want the baffles?" He said no.

Called me a few hours later calling me everything but a white boy saying "You F-In Liar!!!!!!! My ears are still ringin!"

Ray
Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: jrork on May 08, 2010, 02:55:57 PM
Haven't gotten around to reloading the pics but I did get this accomplished..... ;D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M82LrtBdFk8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M82LrtBdFk8)

Title: Re: Here's my 78 Brendella
Post by: flytime on May 08, 2010, 03:28:09 PM
Sounds very healthy John. Great job........