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    I know this a jet area, but hope you might have some insight, just bought a 81 daytona, v-drive, turbo 400, engine is so far back you cannot get to anything, port side, head is 2" from the boat, so everything is under the deck. want to move forward, just seeing if you have any thoughts, thanks Rob

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    Post this under the V-drive section, I am sure there are guys on here with the same boat. I have seen many Eliminator 21 v-drives and have not seen the engines that far back. Post some pics of the installation as well if possible.

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    I know this a jet area, but hope you might have some insight, just bought a 81 daytona, v-drive, turbo 400, engine is so far back you cannot get to anything, port side, head is 2" from the boat, so everything is under the deck. want to move forward, just seeing if you have any thoughts, thanks Rob
    Do you have pictures of the boat . When I left Eliminator in 1980 ,Eliminator would still send myself an Tom Stolarz the Daytona v drives to build. The boat you have was probably built at my shop in Anaheim. When we first started to put them together there was a number of combinations that we used to put them together. One of the problems that we incountered was if the engine was to far forward we had problems on the shut down so we kept the engine way back so it would not dig the right sponson on shut down. Later on we moved the engine forward after changing the strut angle which helped on the shut down.

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    here is a couple, taking boat apart now to re-rig, thanks for any help, Rob
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    also by the looks of the stringers, does look like this engine placement was original as far as I can see, no other holes or repairs

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    I would check for any history on the boat then run it out before you tear it apart. no need to re invent the wheel unless you can gain performance, safety or both.

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    heres a couple more showing how far back it is now
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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Do a water test, as Gregg said, engine is there for a reason. Great Ride!!!! Big Fun too!!

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    I understand that, but you cannot get to anything on front on engine and alt mount is a joke, forget about impellor change, hudinni could get to that...the few others I've seen are no where this far back.

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    I was just thinking about the impeller, what the heck, it looks like someone just wanted more room inside , but being that far back is ridiculous, inspection hath on the rear deck :0

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    Hell, setting the timing would be a challenge !!!

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    measure the strut angle, strut placement and length of your prop shaft. we can see how it stacks up to our 21's? I would still want to know how it run out as it sets if I were you. any idea who built it yet?

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    was waiting on Greg to get back with me, he was thinking he did ??, how would I measure the strut angle ?
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    I know old thread, but engine that far back maybe due to length of t-400 or trying to free up the hull a bit. 21'daytona with full interior, tranny, etc is not light and they do not like to fly without big hp. Mine is 18" min from engine to hull (can get exact dimension if you want) with a powerglide. With a mild, blown 427; hard to free up the hull in smooth water. Boat gets nervous if you get off it hard at 70+. Best to ease out of it when shutting down.

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