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    Worked on putting the boat away yesterday. After re-trqing the heads decided to warm it up and and drain the watery oil out of it. Good and bad Found the drivers side head gasket it leaking water out of it. Looks like the head needs to come off this winter for a new head gasket.
    I guess I could run it in some sandy water and maybe it will plug.

    Anyway got the oil warm and then drained it, or pumped it out. I've had this pump for 21 year's it works great once the oil is warm:





    Oh, did a warm cranking compression test on 4 holes to see how it compared to the last cold one. The two hole's that cranked 175 psi cold cranked 187 psi warm and two that cranked 185 psi cold cranked 192 warm.

    So after I drained the oil I did a leak down test, I know Zero-Gap rings are out of favor now (these have been in the engines since 2000 they took a 4 year rest but they have been through several hone jobs now a bunch of Nitrous and seem to be holding their own) but it sure is cool to do a leak-down and see number's like this:





    Four cylinders at 0 % leak, two at 1%, and two at 2%. Just pisses me off I have to pull the head to fix the water leak :

    I'll back off the rocker's and work on it in Feb or March. Maybe I'll send the intake manifold off to get Jet-Hot coated while it's off.

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    man, those zero gaps make nice leakdowns don't they, the rings i run are gapped so big, i leak 8%

    so you're done for the season jon? i'm thinkin about yanking my motor for inspection, throw in some smaller dome pistons, and a better cam. drop the boat at ervin capps, drag the trailer home and go thru it. make it pump gas friendly for next season set the nitrous up to run on methanol over the winter.

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    I'm trying to get one more trip in before everything comes out of my hull

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    I started putting her away today. I am going to run it to drian the water and empty the bowls in the carbs. if I have 50/50 91 and AVGAS do I need to add some fuel stabilizer?

    Im also going to get a all weather cover.

    got some big plans for this winter!
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    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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    HEY SLEEPER , IM GOING TO GET ONE MORE BEFORE ITS TIME TO PUT THEM AWAY...

    WITH JUST 2 MORE RACES AND WINTER COMING GOT TO GO BACK ONE MORE TIME ,,BUT WE WILL HAVE ALL WINTER TO LAUGH AT STUFF LIKE THIS... WINTER SUCKS!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    Found the drivers side head gasket it leaking water out of it. Looks like the head needs to come off this winter for a new head gasket.
    Good thing you found the leak. The worst is knowing you have a leak but not being able to find it

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    Man those guys on those things are crazy,they look like they land so hard hurts just looking at it ouch

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    Congrats on the leakdown numbers Jon.

    Just where the hell did this dude think he was going IF he made it to the top?

    Lucky sumbitch he didn't get pinballed all the way back down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    man, those zero gaps make nice leakdowns don't they, the rings i run are gapped so big, i leak 8%

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    Congrats on the leakdown numbers Jon.
    Yes Tom, I think I'm done for the year. I'll work on it in Feb or March.


    Yes the Zero-Gap rings show some bitchen numbers, I know it's static but you have to admit it does look cool, great seal. Does it gain you anything at 6,500 or while dumping 250+ hp worth of Nos in the cylinder ? ??

    Since these number look so good I guess I have permission to up jet the system to 350 HP.

    Let's see, where did I put those 120/120 jets ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Kind Of Monster View Post
    Good thing you found the leak. The worst is knowing you have a leak but not being able to find it
    F-ing thing. It will give me something to do this winter. My wife told me I can do anything I want to the boat this Winter as long as it doesn't cost any money. Hummmmm. That was said after she saw all my carb's setting on the floor. Oops.

    So if the engine comes out, I send the intake manifold off to get Jet-Hot coated, flip the boat over to do the bottom and maybe replace the oil pan and oil pump (I don't like what the oil pressure has been since it got re-built in July about 10 psi lower than what it use to be) I wonder how much of that I can conceal ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    So if the engine comes out, I send the intake manifold off to get Jet-Hot coated, flip the boat over to do the bottom and maybe replace the oil pan and oil pump (I don't like what the oil pressure has been since it got re-built in July about 10 psi lower than what it use to be) I wonder how much of that I can conceal ?

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    All of it if you're careful/calculating.

    What pan are you running Jon. I'm thinking about making a change on my BBF this winter.

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    Mines out, ready for some upgrades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    bulb That was said after she saw all my carb's setting on the floor. Oops.
    Carbs?

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    Come on guys, it's still warm enough!! I know it's late in
    the year, but I'm finally getting wet this weekend........

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