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    Default 1987 Mantra repower and make over

    Got a deal on this old girl but had to drive 500 miles to get it. Had a 454 but will have a 557 Ford soon. Doing the pump now. Kept the intake and installed my cav reducer and stainless AT imp., AT bowl, berk droop and new FTN place diverter.
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    Note red neck imp nut socket looks like crap made from old exhaust pipe and cut up socket in the dark and in a hurry but she works great lol
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    big ford in a Gullwing!!!! My kind of set up! Nice.

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    You sure did a good job on taking that berk transom adapter off. Looks like it never was on there.
    I am with Nick big ford in a GW perfect
    Good luck on your build.

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    Rails are in and steering is done, need fwd / rev cable and plumb trim cyl next.
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    Get a REAL steering extension. jmo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    Get a REAL steering extension. jmo.

    Wouldn't be a bad idea !!
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    [quoteget a real steering extension. Jmo. ][/quote]

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    Good 'Ol redneck ingenuity...slack and pinion steering adapter ! Looks good ! But yea , better do it right
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    That strange steering deal was on the boat bad part is I let a real one go with the old hull. Will turn one out in the shop or call HTP. The alt mount is the challenge now thinking upside down is the way as u can see the conventional mount would require a lot of material removal on the plate. Was thinking you guys may have some pics of clean set ups so i can R&D them. R&D = Rob and Duplicate lol
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    HTP has a nice little atlernator bracket that will get you out of that spot, might as well get the steering extension too.
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    Thats a Chevy set up need a Ford set up

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    Drilled and taped the motor plate, cut down the spacer, flipped the alt upside down and bolted it up. Made a new stud to hold the plate and adjuster bracket.
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