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    For Sale Re: 1977 Spectra 18' for sale

    Well I'm back again. Thought I would bump this thread.

    I didnt really push selling the boat since last I posted it and let the thread die (didnt post it elsewhere) I recently pumped all the old...
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    For Sale Re: 1977 Spectra 18' for sale

    The hot-rods are my main hobby my dad, brother, and myself all have a few and get together to wrench on them during the weekends.

    Block wasn't cracked. On my first run out in the boat a rod let...
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    For Sale Re: 1977 Spectra 18' for sale

    Id like to stay as close to $3,500 as possible but willing to entertain offers I honestly have no idea what the boats go for at this time.

    Thanks Dean, in my opinion it is clean for its age. The...
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    For Sale Re: 1977 Spectra 18' for sale

    Thanks for the heads up. My links were all old photobucket links I hadnt realized they no longer link back...

    I put new spicer HD u-joints while the engine was out too. The tanks are marine rated...
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    For Sale 1977 Spectra 18' for sale

    Putting my spectra 18 up for sale. I am the second owner of this boat I bought it directly from the original owner. I have every piece of documentation for the boat the original owner had and what...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    http://vid304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/CraigBurk/20160619_182656_zps3elrmcto.mp4
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Been quite a wait but finally got the block back assembled and installed. Ended up having to sleeve the cylinder where the number 1 rod decided to jump to but all is well. Got to fix my throttle that...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Me too, still waiting on the machine shop. Lot of power outtages with all the rain we've been getting down here in texas.

    Got the tanks mounted, I ended up affixing redwood to the sides of the...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Picking up all my engine parts this friday so should have the engine/boat back together this weekend.

    New fuel tanks showed up yesterday, very happy with the craftsmanship and turn around time. I...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    "jetboatperformance" over at performancejetboat.com made me a deal I couldnt refuse on a "armondo jet pan" 10qt so my oil pan problem is solved.

    This boat has a 3 point system, and Im just going...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    The pan isnt baffled it has a anti-slosh plate but thats it. BUT the engine cradle doesn't look like it will currently accept a larger pan, although I am going to modify it to work with a "hardin...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Few pics of the removal/destruction

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/CraigBurk/20160320_101554_zps8rqwzbwh.jpg...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Ive gotta do some more research, mainly on the crank balance. It had a 2YABC crank in it. Only aftermarket cranks with a stock stroke are from Eagle and Scat. Eagles is internal while scats is...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Engine is out, number 2 rod decided to let loose at the bearing cap and attempt to share number 1's bore.

    Block is usable, crank is toast. Block is toast.

    Im going to put it back together semi...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    A few bites over at performance boats, but too small. Apparently this boat has twin 29gallon tanks. So I ordered brand new tanks from atlantic welding should have them next week.

    Pulling the...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Anyone have a good source for tanks? Ive contacted a company called "Speedy Tanks / Atlantic Costal Welding" in New Jersey looks like they only do custom tanks anyone delt with them before?
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Much appreciated guys. Plan is to get it pulled and dropped off at the machine shop this weekend depending on the damage. Hoping the block is usable.

    I also plan to go ahead and install new tanks...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Is the spline yoke at the pump a slip style?

    I ask because I cannot take all the yoke bolts out to remove the u-joints before pulling the engine since its locked up. so ill need to pull the engine...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Yep, out of everything I was keeping an eye on the engine was the least of my concerns. Fortunately I have all the equipment to easily pull the engine out so hopefully wont be down longer than a...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    And my paddle broke in half.
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Oil pressure was holding about 35-40 down from 60 at time of launch.

    Not sure of temps the sensor quit reading. Im not certain the flexplate didnt crack and snag something im hoping for the best...
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Sad first run. 2 hrs out something started ticking which turned to a knock nearly made it to the marina before it seized up.
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    Thanks, i have a paddle. BUT if the need arises my plan is to sit on the swim deck and kick really hard.
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    Re: 1977 Spectra 18'

    If the rain holds put I'm putting her in the water sunday. Checked everything I can think of, runs great oils clean and full.

    Being new to jetboats anything else yall could recommend to check...
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    Awesome thanks for the replies. Mine bolted right in to the dizzy and fired right up. I marked timing before and after with no need to adjust.
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