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    First thread and first post on this forum. I thought I would share some pics. of my new to me 76 Spectra 20. I bought it in September and ran it once for a shakedown before I gutted it.
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    This is 2 days after the in water pics.
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    Nice Boat ! Great project ! Welcome to the PB boards ! JBP

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    Progress so far
    The trailer just got a folding tounge and is being blasted and painted. Right now the boat is on a old bass boat trailer I borrowed so as soon as I get it back on the Fotografix trailer the motor is going in
    I'm replacing the old 454 with a 509 ci. with 10.5 to 1 pistons,640 lift Comp Cam,tunnel ram with 2 650 Holleys and Lightning headers.
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    Nice cruiser. Good luck on the build.



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    Nice project! Rare to get one that nice, for starters. Look like you have your game plan together

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Nice project! Rare to get one that nice, for starters.
    Thanks I've been looking for a while to find one in this condition. I'm the 3rd owner and the guy I got it from has had it since 79. He took great care of it and always kept it garaged.

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    Nice boat! Always good to see another Spectra going together.

    I did some thru-transom headers on my 18 but left the tips down low (under the swim step). Made it only slightly louder than the old logs.
    Malcolm

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    Cool project. The old Spectra's are solid. I restored my Schiada two years ago and it was a lot of late nights and weekends but was all worth it the first time she hit the water.

    Travis

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    Finally got the trailer finished after waiting a month for the first painter to get too it and then he tells me he doesn't want to mess with it. The second guy knocked it out in 2 weeks and did a better job than the first one would probably have done. So it worked out for the best. Floated the boat back on it this afternoon. Motor goes in tommorow
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    Here's a couple of before pics. of the trailer
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    Man that thing really is in nice shape. Looks like someone has done some rigging before?

    Nice work.


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    nice job looks great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Electric View Post
    nice job looks great
    That front motor mount polished out nice. I'll post some pics. of it tomorrow with the motor in. My driveline guard wouldn't work on the bellhousing so one my neighbors might end up using it on a project he's putting together.

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