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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: fuel rail
« on: December 21, 2014, 08:10:51 PM »
I need this ... call/text me (949) 870-5773, consider it sold.

The No Wake Zone / Brad ... call me
« on: January 04, 2010, 07:27:38 AM »
Yo, need a small decal made up before this weekend. Give me a call, I misplaced your number

949-870-5773 cell


Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: April 16, 2009, 07:55:50 AM »
Its not making enough power and changes need to be made.   >:D

That's what I'm talking about!

Boat looks great!

My question ... did you leave the motor where I had it? I had to move it that far forward due to the blown alcohol dealio to keep the nose down (weight forward). If you left it there, you might be fighting gravity (boat starts to get on plane behind the rocker and then is too heavy due to motor placement and drops back down? then the porpousing starts?)

I still would like to help if you can ever make a trip down. You should plan a trip to lower river this summer!

Again, looks great! You have a blast with it.


Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: December 13, 2008, 02:46:34 PM »
WOW Brian, You really had that motor set forward !!

I told you I did ... but it needed it.

I'll be glad to see it on the water again. It'll be cool.

I'm really glad you got her and are finishing her up.

See you in a few weeks!


Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: October 28, 2008, 05:25:33 PM »
Old School:  ;D

Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: October 04, 2008, 07:48:14 AM »
She turned out real nice. Like I said before, I am glad you saved her from my brother-in-law's driveway. It was bound to sit there forever waiting for him to put it together.

Great job, now lets see some running shots! And for heaven's sakes, don't sell her! She'll treat you right on the water.

Many, many good times in that ride for years and years, now it's your turn.  ;D

Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: July 24, 2008, 07:45:33 AM »
Wow Jeff ... it's coming along quite nicely!

Sorry for all of the headaches  :-\

It sure does look good though, you're doing a great job!


Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: June 04, 2008, 08:53:02 PM »
looking good Jeff!

Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: April 30, 2008, 08:58:34 PM »
My vote would be to black out (paint or flow coat) the stringers, bilge, bulk head and transom and carpet inside/outside the stringers with grey carpet. Of course you'll need to add a bilge board between the stringers at the front of the engine area ... black that out too  ;)

Projects / Re: flipping day cruiser
« on: April 16, 2008, 04:31:38 PM »
Im not totally sure what a day cruiser is,

Well a 21' Daycrusier is a bit bigger & heavier than a 18' Bahner ... here's what a Daycruiser usually looks like:

Projects / Re: flipping day cruiser
« on: April 16, 2008, 07:14:54 AM »
Apparently Busby has no idea where Golden Valley is!!!  If its people you need 702 i can come out for a little bit to help.

No I don't ... just have had bad experiences in the Bullhead area, that's all. I do have some friends who live out there, and meant no harm, it was all kidding around.

I did start a thread on the other site with good results for you though, here's a link:

good luck with your project,

Projects / Re: flipping day cruiser
« on: April 15, 2008, 08:00:27 PM »
beers not hard to find its people not to many strong ones hanging around way out here im 20 miles east of bullhead any one thirsty                                                                                                                                                                                        DAVE

Shoot, I'd say round up the locals but in Bullhead, you'd have to worry about the crackheads knowing what you had ... glad you're 20 miles out.

There used to be a thread on Hot Boat about dual cherry pickers and flipping a boat. I would ask on the other site in just jets ( ... I think squirtcha? (his screen name) had the information on it ... I'll start a thread over there for you and ask.


Projects / Re: flipping day cruiser
« on: April 15, 2008, 05:05:22 PM »
    anyone have any good ideas as to flipping over a 21' daycruiser so i can redo the bottom

yes ... get lots and lots of people ... it's gonna be heavy

Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: April 14, 2008, 07:26:14 AM »
I took it out because I wasn't going to be running on the river with it, it was going to be less than 30 second passes in it.

I would glass one back in. It won't be a structual piece, more of an insurance to keep water/oil out of your carpet in case of a motor issue deal. (hopefully that won't happen)

Having the bilge board will keep any water where it belongs ... in the bilge area (make sure you drill a 3/4" hole in it for a removeable transom plug)

Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: April 08, 2008, 06:18:23 AM »
Just a thought when plugging holes I was told to mix in some cabosill in with the resin so it fills in the cracks n such.  Cabosill (sp????)  Thickens up the resin so it is easier to shape, and stays in the hole better. It makes the resin the constancy of peanut butter depending on how much you mix in.


Yeah ... Cabosil is a lightweight silica thickener used to reduce the flow of epoxies on vertical surfaces, as well as filling pinholes & holding plug in place ... they created it for the aircraft industry back in the 50's.

Mix it into your resin mixture to the consistancy of pudding and it will give you a nice sandable filler (once cured) to put in holes along with the dowel plug.

Looks good Jeff ... now you need to block out those stringers and paint them glossy black! Blacked out stringers are sick!

Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: April 07, 2008, 08:50:47 PM »
hmm, i need a dolly trailer, where are the axles?

I put them on my Hydro trailer and the Hydro's axles onto the Jet trailer.

Dycorp in Anaheim sells them for something like $125 each? They sell all the parts needed to do the swap, I'll come by and help if you want ... super easy.


Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: April 07, 2008, 09:07:49 AM »
Now for a question !
 I'm a little confused about were to place the motor in this boat.  In my old boat the back of the motor is 16'' from the transome, but Brian said he had his motor 30'' from the transome in this boat and it liked it there.  Of course he had something like 1700 HP (blown alcohol motor) and I will only have around 500 to 550 for now.  So what do you guys think would be a good place to set the motor ?   I dont mind it being forward , its only going to get 2 seats and one fuel tank (between the stringers behind the seats) .   Some people say set the motor as far back as possible, yet at the races I noticed some boats like lilricks with long driveshafts and the motors set forward  ??? ???

I would put it at about 25" ... putting the motor forward will assist in getting the weight off of the back of the boat, placing the center of gravity (CG) forward more. Back in the day (70's and 80's) drag boats used to have to "fly the nose" to air out the boats for less drag. Now we have learned that moving the motor forward and changing the hardware, it will allow the boat to run flatter while still being able to create enough lift to have little to no drag.

So, be it a circle jet or drag jet, having the motor forward more and as low as possible will be better for the CG, therefore making it a safer and better handling boat.

did you get the dolly trailer with the boat? never mind i remember about the fenders coming off on the freeway

That's the same trailer, and it's still set up for being a dolly ... he just needs narrower axles  ;D

Looks good Jeff!

Projects / Re: Eliminator Sprint
« on: April 03, 2008, 07:33:04 AM »
The previous owner had carpet, and had used some SERIOUS glue to hold it down. I think it was tile adhesive (or at least I swear it was something close).

I got pissed and took the easy way out. If you have the time and tools ... it would look great with sanded floors, I do not think yoiu will find delamination ... if you do, it will be very small.


p.s. ... looks like a good start

Boat Showcase / Re: Something new
« on: April 03, 2008, 07:26:34 AM »
Strange thing is it got better mpg on the way home pulling the boat !  :screwy:

That's because you didn't have your foot in the throttle as much  ;D

Boats For Sale / Re: Schiada tunnell TWIN TURBO
« on: April 02, 2008, 06:55:40 PM »
Schiada River Tunnel's are the one of the most bitchen boats on the water IMO ... I would say it is probably worth $30k easy if all new & fresh ... but $40k is a bit high.

You will not find a better river boat for all conditions ... period. If I had the cash, I'd have this bad boy.

Man, twin turbo too ...  :banghead:

Boat Showcase / Re: Something new
« on: April 02, 2008, 05:37:15 PM »
So ... did the truck ever start???

Is it over being pissed off???

Pictures my man, we need pictures ... I know you've had to be messing with the boat already!   ;)

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: BBC Heads
« on: April 01, 2008, 03:17:46 PM »
For what it's worth Omar I put my peanut port BBC heads on Craigslist for $75 and I sold them 2 days later for $50.


I ended giving 3 sets away to a guy because they were taking up shelf space ... contact a local truck repair shop ... they're good for rebuilds ... not HP ... maybe a stock ski boat motor?

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / 454 BBC Long Block $500
« on: March 31, 2008, 08:40:06 AM »
Std Big Block Chevy it belongs to a neighbor of mine ... pulled out of a truck. Needs rebuild, but if someone wants a good complete motor ... here it is ...

1977 chevy 454 long block STD. high performance pass. $500 949-786-3771 ask for Lou 
Tell him Brian his neighbor (the Torco guy) sent you ... it's also on orange county's craigslist item # 615995598

I want to say it's a 2 bolt main, good up to 600hp or so.

I have no pics.

Project Boats For Sale / Re: Eliminator Sprint for sale (Comp Jet?)
« on: March 31, 2008, 08:18:57 AM »
Brad (and Jim I guess) are correct that this isn't the best boat for drag boat racing. At 115+ it's a hand full ... and I told Jeff that when he picked it up.

All v-bottoms will become flighty once they're aired out. But because of a v ... no matter how deep ... it will turn good, unlike a tunnel which is better for drags ...

And remember, there are 2 Eliminator Sprints ... an early and a late. The early boats were more rounded and the late more square ... earlier more designed from the racing happening then and the late more for ski boats.

This is what I was told from Tom Papp who was working on them at the races back in the day before he died. He was trying to tell me this because I was trying to drag race it & it was becoming unsafe with the HP I was building ... he said it was designed for circle racing or would be a great lake/river boat... plain and simple.

Either way, Jeff, have fun  ;D

Project Boats For Sale / Re: Eliminator Sprint for sale (Comp Jet?)
« on: March 30, 2008, 09:43:27 PM »
Thanks for the kind words Jeff ... helping other boaters out is what it's all about right?

And that boat was designed to turn ... I was told that the original Sprints were made for circle racing by Tom Papp ...

I know it will turn on a dime ... it was very responsive, but demands respect ... will pick a line and make sure you're awake if you're not paying attention (at speed, 70+)

Good luck with her and have fun, glad you made it home safely ... sorry your truck is jealous  ::)

no take that bitch circle racing, I'll even come crew for you  ;D

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