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  • 76 marlin dolphin's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 08:22 PM
    I ran my ford powered boat without a thermostat for a while . But I was always messing with the gate valve . The stock panther 460 has a devider in the water neck and you can't fit a t stat . I milled out the housing and fit a 160 deg. T stat with two 0.1875" holes drilled in it for some flow all the time .
    7 replies | 80 view(s)
  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 07:59 PM
    78_Tahiti replied to a thread AC/DC the hard way in General BS
    https://youtu.be/Q7aOWIFgIZQ steady as she goes.
    597 replies | 81305 view(s)
  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 07:49 PM
    78_Tahiti replied to a thread AC/DC the hard way in General BS
    good stuff T8er S.
    597 replies | 81305 view(s)
  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 07:41 PM
    hmmmm, Steve=Captain Captain=Rev (at Sea) Steve=Rev. :happy2:
    14 replies | 578 view(s)
  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 07:36 PM
    The reason to run a thermostat, or not. Is going to depend on what the assembled clearances in the Build are. Cold block build (no t-stat) large main and rod clearances, larger bore clearances for ring and piston growth. thicker viscosity oil, The rotating components and oil get rid of most the engines heat. Oil cooler and larger oil pan recommended. Warm block build, run thinner oil, tighter clearances, marine bypass thermostat, regulate cooling system pressure. this type is also more prone to detonation, watch your compression and timing.
    7 replies | 80 view(s)
  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 07:26 PM
    Brians boat is an Eliminator Sprint, I believe. but the color scheme is very close. love that old flake.
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 07:14 PM
    at the Lake Powell Challenge, Deb took the ladies for a spirited ride, in my Tahiti cruiser, Marcee, has an accurate perspective, I believe.
    1 replies | 27 view(s)
  • T8er S.'s Avatar
    01-20-2018, 02:22 PM
    So Marcee says "Why do you spend so much time shining that boat?" Jason says "So it will look good sweety". She says "If you build it right, the only thing they will ever see is the back of it" ;-))) :drv:
    1 replies | 27 view(s)
  • T8er S.'s Avatar
    01-20-2018, 01:52 PM
    T8er S. replied to a thread Twisted words in Wide Open
    :boxing:
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  • "THE ADVOCATE"'s Avatar
    01-20-2018, 12:09 PM
    http://www.vintagejetboats.com/dto_garage.php?do=viewvehicle&v=1269 That's Brians boat, very pretty!
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • 429CV23's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 11:52 AM
    429CV23 replied to a thread Thermostat? in Vintage Jet Boats only
    I don't run one on the current BBF, but did run one on my last jet (454) and it worked great. Just make sure you use a system designed for the application.
    7 replies | 80 view(s)
  • johnf's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 11:15 AM
    johnf replied to a thread Thermostat? in Vintage Jet Boats only
    Old Blue has a thermostat and it runs 155 water temp and 210 oil temp cruzing for hours. After10-20 minutes at 4700 RPM (all in with AA) the water is 160ish oil is 230ish. Idle is 155 water oil 185ish. Great luck with mine. Johnf
    7 replies | 80 view(s)
  • Exterminator's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 04:07 AM
    Hey that's the twin to my boat check out my deck. By the way whats the model name of that hull design
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • Exterminator's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 03:33 AM
    I've refitted the reverse bucket I'm in the process of gettng it back to some sort of functional. I live in Victoria, Australia. I'm only ten mins from a lake in the middle of the state. Its got resignators fitted that run water through the pipes. Its not too loud till ya get i pumpen. Its all original but for the carby. Its got guardian marinising equipment.
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • "THE ADVOCATE"'s Avatar
    01-19-2018, 08:58 PM
    No thermostat in my BBF, no way. Like Kreg said oil temp is the factor. Optimum is around 180 to 210
    7 replies | 80 view(s)
  • "THE ADVOCATE"'s Avatar
    01-19-2018, 08:50 PM
    Those 73 to 76 Eliminators look nice! Good score!!!
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • AG6's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 07:49 PM
    That 27 footer had some serious freeboard on it. Great for headroom too, instead of being hunched over. Us 6ft plus tall guys struggle with that. All sharp looking hulls too.
    6 replies | 143 view(s)
  • AG6's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 07:25 PM
    Looks like the reverse bucket is missing there too. Easy fix if you don’t have it. I have a jet o vator (rooster tails) with reverse nozzle for sale too. Nice looking boat too. Do they require mufflers up there in Canada?
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • GA JET SR's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 03:36 PM
    GA JET SR posted a visitor message on GA JET SR's profile
    Heck I just saw you post from 2016 and its 2018! Didn't ignore you just didn't see it. Maybe this summer we will see each other. Not many jets on Hartwell! My email is jbhibbitts@yahoo.com
  • GA JET SR's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 03:31 PM
    Stay away from long periods of high rpm's , like above 4000......If it's a stock automotive style pan you can suck all the oil out of it and engine failure will surely follow.
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • H20MOFO's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 12:54 PM
    H20MOFO replied to a thread Thermostat? in Vintage Jet Boats only
    On any given day of boating my oil temps will be 210 ish....my water temp wont move off rock bottom unless at a long idle. IMO water temp is almost irrelevant. If I did add a thermostat it would drive my oil temps higher than desired. This debate has probably been discussed/argued more than any other single topic. No thermostat for this guy.
    7 replies | 80 view(s)
  • 76 marlin dolphin's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 11:13 AM
    I have this 4 port bypass setup on one of my boats . It keeps the engine in the 160 deg range all the time even in 34deg water . http://www.performancejet.com/cooling.html scroll down the ford stuff is at the bottom part of the page. My not work with the big hei distributor. A pressure release valve is very important , The ford 460 does not like a lot of cooling system pressure . I like to keep it under 13 psi .
    7 replies | 80 view(s)
  • dave flynn's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 10:51 AM
    Having my 460 built to a Marine 528cid Stroker by Barnett racing. With the jet drive providing cooling to the motor so do you run a thermostat like you would in auto application ? These pic fr earlier last year motor at Barnett now so I'm doing research. With this much money invested please explain proper cooling. Thanks so much. Sleekcraft Streaker
    7 replies | 80 view(s)
  • Exterminator's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 08:17 AM
    The guy who had it before me putpowerd by chevy but its an olds 455...
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • Redeye1620's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 07:21 PM
    Redeye1620 replied to a thread 460 oil pan capacity in Engines
    You're too kind Steve. Watching you create a work of art is true craftsmanship
    16 replies | 1858 view(s)
  • AG6's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 03:49 PM
    Hey there, Welcome to the Family!!! There’s a lot of cool boats and folks here, to help with almost anything you need help with. All you gotta do is ask... post up some pics or video links too. We all love that stuff. Dean. :hi::4_6_100:
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • Exterminator's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 05:28 AM
    I just bought a 74 eliminator with a 455 olds and a berkeley jet unit i dont know the design name of the hull. I just spent a week fixing the leaks in the transom and took it out for a run. Just love the BigBlock power.
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 11:11 PM
    78_Tahiti replied to a thread 460 oil pan capacity in Engines
    don't let Redeye fool ya though. his workmanship is top notch.
    16 replies | 1858 view(s)
  • 78_Tahiti Girl's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 07:31 PM
    Yippee Jason! Rev Steve? LMAO
    14 replies | 578 view(s)
  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 11:59 AM
    Wow, I am Honored, thanks David.
    391 replies | 16924 view(s)
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