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    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.
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    01-20-2018, 07:49 PM
    78_Tahiti replied to a thread AC/DC the hard way in General BS
    good stuff T8er S.
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    01-20-2018, 07:41 PM
    hmmmm, Steve=Captain Captain=Rev (at Sea) Steve=Rev. :happy2:
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 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:
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    01-20-2018, 01:52 PM
    T8er S. replied to a thread Twisted words in Wide Open
    :boxing:
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    01-20-2018, 12:09 PM
    http://www.vintagejetboats.com/dto_garage.php?do=viewvehicle&v=1269 That's Brians boat, very pretty!
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  • "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
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    01-19-2018, 08:50 PM
    Those 73 to 76 Eliminators look nice! Good score!!!
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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    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:
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    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.
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  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 11:59 AM
    Wow, I am Honored, thanks David.
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    01-14-2018, 11:43 AM
    78_Tahiti replied to a thread Engine rebuild 460 in Engines
    I'm running a zero decked, 4.3 stroked, .040 over BBF, at about 10.2 to 10.6 to 1. Ported 1970 police interceptor heads, and a custom solid lifter cam, Mine slams the rev limiter, I have set at 6100 rpm. I am running an A/B at the moment, but could prolly use an AA to get the most out of my new little monster.
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    01-14-2018, 11:32 AM
    78_Tahiti replied to a thread Cam timing advance? in Engines
    I think I'm starting to get a feel for what you are talking about. sounds like the engine goes flat after 3500 rpm. or as we say "lays down" ,Almost every time this situation is present. It is a Carb issue. Holley DP's for the most part, are pretty fat {rich} out of the box. Sounds like when all the way in it, you may not have enough fuel volume, to support your engine demands, this is where an O2 sensor is nice. but with a clean set of plugs, a warmed up engine, make a hard pull up to 4400, hold there for about a minute, then shut the key off, and take a plug reading. a fuel pressure gauge, will help you see if your fuel system is up for the task as well.
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  • T8er S.'s Avatar
    01-14-2018, 11:28 AM
    Thought I went to the wrong site for a minute there... Sweet pic Steve dig the float too! :boater:
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  • 78_Tahiti's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 11:16 AM
    really cool info.
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    01-14-2018, 09:00 AM
    T8er S. replied to a thread AC/DC the hard way in General BS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7XdnYiQKjQ :36_1_55:
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    01-14-2018, 08:58 AM
    T8er S. replied to a thread AC/DC the hard way in General BS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIQK4-9YFW0 :violent-smiley-089:
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  • AG6's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 08:28 PM
    AG6 replied to a thread Cam timing advance? in Engines
    So, your saying it needs to warm up 22 degrees just to be zero degrees??? I’m thinking your boats not the only thing with a degree issues....❄️❄️❄️ Someone needs to let Al Gore know his theory is DEAD!!!! Hang in there a Bob, I’ll take pics of the Billy B’s Boat/Rod show in February for you. And to think it was 79* here today....sheeesh!!
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    hey david guess we can take the stolen boat off here cant get any word from sheriffs dept on it
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    David< I have a video on here some where and I am trying to put it on my page. Any suggestions? Thanks Dave
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    This new site is kicking my ***!! WTF? I was having a hard time with the old one, then was on my boat all summer log, then you screw it up even worse!!Im soo sucking at this! I'm great w/comps , but somehow you just made it so you need to be a hacker to navagate this site!! what happenneed?
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    Gracious Amigo!!!!! Some of those old pics make me wonder why I couldnt spell my own boats name right! LOL!
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    hello david we spoke yesterday on the phone. i have just noticed i cannot find my thread on the cove. it was the one that said newbie with a '75 challenger etc.
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