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    New to VJB and New Project Nordic

    Being my first post, I though I would share my newest project.

    I have been boating for years and in the past have owned SeaDoo & Yamaha Jet Boats. I have always wanted to do a ground up build of a Vintage Bubble Deck Jet Boat. I found a great deal on a 78' Nordic Bubble Deck.



    I am short on resources for parts and am still deciding on what type of motor to build. I do know that it will be on the bottle and this will be limited to a 2 seater. I have been looking at LQ4s with some high rise carbs and a plate system to start out with.

    I will post more as the project progresses, the initial inspection shows I need to replace the stringers and transom and then get to work on a motor build.

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    Don

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    Re: New to VJB and New Project Nordic

    Welcome Don, keep us updated on your progress!
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    Re: New to VJB and New Project Nordic

    Thanks for sharing Don! I would warn you about the addictive nature that these old boats have but it sounds like it is to late. Looking forward to seeing this come together.
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    Re: New to VJB and New Project Nordic

    Don, good to see another Ohio boy with a jet! I live in Hillsboro Ohio , bout 45 min. East of u! This site is great! Anything u want to know some one has the answer!! Welcome!!! P.s. Don't let advocate talk u into puttin a ford in it lol. !!!

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    I don't talk anyone into anything. It just seems that the smarter guys gravitate toward the blue oval? LOL I think its a natural selection principle type thing!
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    FYI, do a search on craigs list, (460 engine mounts and exhaust) in Sun City Calif. I'm on my tablet & can't copy & paste. It will give you a starting point if you want Ford power....Rich

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    Re: New to VJB and New Project Nordic

    Quote Originally Posted by "THE ADVOCATE" View Post
    I don't talk anyone into anything. It just seems that the smarter guys gravitate toward the blue oval? LOL I think its a natural selection principle type thing!
    What in the hell does natural selection principal type thing mean?? U smokin something?!! Lol!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye1620 View Post
    FYI, do a search on craigs list, (460 engine mounts and exhaust) in Sun City Calif. I'm on my tablet & can't copy & paste. It will give you a starting point if you want Ford power....Rich
    Red eye, you are supposed to talk him out of the ford engine!! U don't want him broke down all the time do u? Lol!!! I think we are the oldest guys on here!!!

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    Re: New to VJB and New Project Nordic

    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye1620 View Post
    FYI, do a search on craigs list, (460 engine mounts and exhaust) in Sun City Calif. I'm on my tablet & can't copy & paste. It will give you a starting point if you want Ford power....Rich
    I already have GM mounts for a BBC, along with a bell housing and some acc. I was really gravitating to an LSX style engine but if the right deal comes around for a BBC I will likely go that way.

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    Sorry Don, lets see that old girl hittin the juice. Can't wait! You are definitely going to want a big block, they have the displacement to provide the torque jet boats want.
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