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    Default New project "Mini Baja"

    Hey guys new to the forum just thought I would post my new project and say hello. I am working on a 1994 baja blast 14ft had a 90hp force in it and a L drive. I bought the boat with no motor. I had. Older beat up 16ft jet boat with Berkeley jf drive on it. Long story short I am in the process of installing the Berkeley and a 350 rocket olds motor in the boat. I will post pics as I go along
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    This all was done in one day Now let the glassing begin the new pump mount and grate is bolted and screwed in several spots now have to glass the f$$k out of it all and shape and finish
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    Interesting project. Why the Olds motor? SBC is much more affordable to build.

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    The olds motor is being used because I already have all the polished manifolds and exhaust for olds and the mild 350 out of the donor boat, going to check clearances re gasket and pop it in. Just thought it would be neat to do the swap checked google and could not find anyone that has done it. The hull seems pretty deep and stable so it should be fun my main thing is everything is neat and done correctly

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    Dropped my mock up spare engine in to see what kind of room I am going to have and looks like everything is going to fit very well works out great that there is no water pump on the front and only a cover. Will have enough room for alternator and manifolds sure glad that its not a ford and the distributor is in the back
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    Mock up engine and exhaust fits excellent
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    guessing that thing is going to fly
    I had a Four Winns Fling with the 115 OMC in it for a couple of summers
    It will be interesting to see how this thing handles and flies !!!

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    I like your style. this is going to be one cool little sleeper.
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    Thanks guys I'm just doing a lot of glassing right now. It's unbelievable how the engine exhaust and components fit not cutting or not having to notch anything and besides the thruhull it will look factory, re building the engine between glass coats and drying. I am really looking forward to Seeing how it handles and holeshots. More updates after I get some glassing done.

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    Keep up the work man, looks like a cool project.

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    I see in your sig your just across the pond from me in Waterford I'm in Windsor. Do you ever run on Detroit river??

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    First coat of short strand glass and cut in the thru hulls
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    Just trying to get the exact shape with a final coat of bondo and spot putty
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    This is badass man! Very nice work so far! Can't wait to see more. Are you going to repaint/regelcoat it?

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