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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    For those that may have written this resto off and considered the thread dead... IT IS STILL ALIVE!! The project, that is...

    We are now in year six of the 'Winter Engine Overhaul' I never...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Short block assembly pics


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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    ** Quick Update **

    We are still working on the engine rebuild. Holy cow,how the time slips by!!

    We have the short block assembled, .030 overbore, Keith Black pistons, Scat H Beam Rods and ARB...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Update,

    The boys and I have started dedicating Tuesday Evenings to the boat project. This has helped move things along a bit.

    The block work is done, well, almost. Still need to do final...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Wow, how time flies!!

    I am sure I am not the first to tear down a boat engine, then fall victim to the time and budget crunch. We are a year and a half in to the engine rebuild project. Making...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Well,

    Teardown weekend went well. We did not find any major issues, worn cylinders, worn bearing, etc. Here are some photos.
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/Sidewinder
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Interesting, I am finding the sidewinder / clones story to be quite fascinating.
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Sidewinder was the first to come out with this design. Then there were a number of boat builders that came out with very similar hulls (the Clones.) All culminated in a big lawsuit in the late 70's...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Headed back out to the lake place this weekend to tear down the 460. Added some nice micrometers and a dial indicator to the toolbox, so we can do some measurements. Will post an update on what we...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    1233312335123341233612337 Engine is out. Rebuild coming over the winter months.
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Also, looking for a used Place Diverter for a Berkeley JG pump. Geez, they are tough to find used. Will have to go new if I cannot locate one by spring.
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Well, we’re back at the cabin this weekend. Over the last part of the summer, the boat ran about as well as can be expected from a 34 year old tub with an 800 pound steel horse in back.

    The plan...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Well, we had a pretty good 'last weekend of the season' with the boat. I meant to post an update right away, but life grabbed hold and sucked a whole week out of me.

    Our plan for the last weekend...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Thanks, we'll be doing some more testing this weekend.
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Test Results from the Labor Day Weekend Compression Test
    Cyl #1 124 psi
    Cyl #2 124 psi
    Cyl #3 124 psi
    Cyl #4 135 psi
    Cyl #5 125 psi
    Cyl #6 125 psi
    Cyl #7 120 psi...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Compression check was 120 on all but one cylinder. Carb and ignition timing are next on our list
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    The boat has a Ford 460/Berkeley JG Pump. I do not believe it has ever been rebuilt. Somewhere along the line an Edelbrock 650cfm carb was added. I have a feeling the throttle cable may be...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    The first weekend we had the Spoiler in the water, we found that the steering cable was seized tighter than a drum. Replaced the cable on weekend #2 and finally got a taste of what we had. The boat...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    We are also looking at replacing the old points ignition with electronic. Would love some feedback and recommendations from the VJB team. And we are looking for a Place Diverter. Anyone...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    Well we had a great Labor Day weekend. Replaced the exhaust manifold gaskets, leak is better, but found that one of the manifold logs is warped. Might need to have it machined flat again. Engine...
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    '78 Wriedt Spoiler :: 1978 Wriedt Spoiler 19

    '78 Wriedt Spoiler :: 1978 Wriedt Spoiler 19 (2013-09-07 22:51:17)
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    I understand. I think the previous owner used the beast as a logging raft. It is pretty incredible how scratched it is. Looks terrible. If the wet sanding does not go well, we will just have to...
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    Re: '78 Wriedt Spoiler 19 Jet

    David, You will be happy with the new addition we picked up tonight. Needs a little TLC, but the boat will look much better in its new ride... 11723
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    Re: Ever wonder what's at the bottom of the lake?

    I found the trailer!!!!! Shorelander tandem axel boat trailer - $750 (Excelsior)

    http://images.craigslist.org/00707_1NsKJqLN76E_600x450.jpg ...
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