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    Default Better late then never.... Winter Project starting March 1st

    Well it took longer to get to then I thought it would, but I finally got around to pulling the engine so I can flip the boat and check the bottom.

    The Winter (maybe Spring) project for the Cal Performance includes bottom work, removing the transom adapter and building a plate so I can swap impellers easier, and cleaning up the wiring and back seat from the fire damage from last last year .

    While the engines out the heads are coming off to check the margins on the Ti intakes. I almost feel I want to just leave it alone, the leakdowns at tear down are 4 cylinders at 100%, 2 leaking less than 1% and two leaking 2%. And the cranking compression numbers are all high, as high as they've been in two years and higher than they were when it came off the dyno. On the Ti intakes I hope nothing is wrong with any of them because the last I checked about 4 months ago 2.4" Ti intakes were running about $ 110 ea. and that was a "good price" to me. EEEEKKKKKKK.

    I also plan on having the intake coated. Bottom for heat and the top coated like Jet Hot or another type. Anyone have the hook-up on coatings in So-Cal? I know there was someone on the Hotboat site that offered deals to fellow boaters but I cant remember who it was. Anyone know, I would appreciate it ?

    I think I'm getting a new oil pan ( long story, two guys know about it ) Got a new carb for Christmas to put on 1,200 cfm Pro-Systems. It should help it from pulling 1.4" of vac through the 1,050 at 7,000 rpms.
    If all goes well when the heads go back on I just might put it on the dyno again to see how much over 960 it can make. The last dyno shop closed and moved to Reno, JBA just installed a new DTS dyno here in San Diego ( I don't like the air flow through the dyno room) so unless they've fixed it I might be driving North. But that's a big ? ( question mark) I might be out of money ( the construction industry is getting it's ass kicked right now)

    I think that's about all I'm doing between now and Memorial Day if it gets done a month before great if not it might be getting bolted back together the Friday night before the Memorial day weekend and that's fine too.









    My friend Cliff dropped by while I was getting ready to pull the engine. His first words were " That's a damn interesting way to use a back-hoe". It was easier pulling it with his help, I've pulled it twice before with it by my-self.

    It will be damn interesting how the bottom will look after 20 years. From under the trailer a 4-5ft straight edge is pretty damn close the largest gap anywhere you can get a nickel under the straight edge most places maybe a dime. So we'll see.

    The project begins........... better late then never

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    That's one heavy duty engine puller you have there.

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    You trust those carb plates to lift your motor? I am a little leery of those myself. I just started using straps around the headers and lifting the whole thing out headers and all.
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    Good luck man. hope it all comes together fast.

    and please tell me what it is im seeing in the back ground in pic number three... More pics of that please!!
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    You have any advise on building a 460? getting ready to put my first one together. little scurd. And I know yours is a bad motha! any help yould be way cool

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    Powder 1 on Greenfield in El Cajon has great prices and great work.

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    It must be a bitch folding up that engine hoist and putting it away in that garage!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    Powder 1 on Greenfield in El Cajon has great prices and great work.
    Used to work there when I liked in Lksd... I know it's under new management now, but I think the coater might be the same... and he was pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    Powder 1 on Greenfield in El Cajon has great prices and great work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pw_Tony View Post
    Used to work there when I liked in Lksd... I know it's under new management now, but I think the coater might be the same... and he was pretty good
    I might check them out.. I think the guy on Hotboat was Embree ? or something like that. I remember people liked his/their work and he had good prices, I could be wrong on the name

    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    You trust those carb plates to lift your motor? I am a little leery of those myself. .
    I used to be and then three friends, Dan Crower, Geoff Mummert and Randy Walls, told me at separate times how many pounds a 5/16th ( ? on the size) bolt and threads can hold in shear strength the number is huge. Randy (I think it was Randy said he would bet me) told me even with my massive SVO block I could use just two bolts and it would lift it no problem that even with just two I have a huge margin of safety. After that I quit worrying about it. I never took him up on his bet.

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    It must be a bitch folding up that engine hoist and putting it away in that garage!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    I used to be and then three friends, Dan Crower, Geoff Mummert and Randy Walls, told me at separate times how many pounds a 5/16th ( ? on the size) bolt and threads can hold in shear strength the number is huge. Randy (I think it was Randy said he would bet me) told me even with my massive SVO block I could use just two bolts and it would lift it no problem that even with just two I have a huge margin of safety. After that I quit worrying about it. I never took him up on his bet.

    I WAS ALWAYS WORRIED MORE ABOUT THE ALUM THREADS IN THE MANIFOLD, JUST SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME TO DO THAT!!!
    DONE IT BEFORE BUT IT SCARES ME



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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    Good luck man. hope it all comes together fast.

    and please tell me what it is im seeing in the back ground in pic number three... More pics of that please!!
    It's my other baby, Acapulco Blue '69 Boss 302 one of 1,628 Bosses built in '69 ( 7,000+ '70's) I'm stressing about selling it, because at this rate I don't think I'll ever get it put together. I don't have an engine for it ( '69 Boss) but I have two Windsors ( 351's) that I could put in it as a mule engine.

    Two years ago I made the choice, either boat or Boss. The boat I can use with my brother and children and nephews, the Boss would have been just me. I'm glad I choose the boat ( some here maybe not ) I forgot how much I missed the river and horsepower the boat was parked for almost 5 years and the two years before that had only been out 3 times.

    If the economy wasn't so bad ( and the car market) it might be for sale, as it is it can sit until things pick up in 2014 when we have a President who knows more about business and the economy than community organizing





    I purchased it 14-15 years ago from a guy who didn't know what it was for $ 2,000 he was asking $ 2,300 and I got him down in price. It sat around of 5-6 years then I got it painted and now it's been sitting around again.

    If the right deal comes along I'll probably sell it and I'll hate me self for it for the next 40 yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desrtrat256 View Post
    You have any advise on building a 460? getting ready to put my first one together. little scurd. And I know yours is a bad motha! any help yould be way cool
    I have tons of ideals and love to spend other peoples money.

    PM me with what you have and what you want to do I'll be happpy to give you some idea's from budget to high end. There are some guy here that could even build it for you, I can just point you in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    I might check them out.. I think the guy on Hotboat was Embree ? or something like that. I remember people liked his/their work and he had good prices, I could be wrong on the name

    Thanks for the info.

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    I believe his name is Jeff from Embee and goes by Tiki on the boards.


    Nice engine hoist by the way

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