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    For several years the owner of this Miller has been asking me off and on in passing to "come take a look" at his boat ! Finally today (son) Josh and I went for a "look see' This Boat has honestly been in the same spot since 1997 with the cover on . This gentleman bought this boat new from Miller in late 74' ! Ive know him for twenty + years and he was my wifes grade school principal . We blueprinted the jet 12 years ago and they ran it 30 minutes the following week , and on the way to the trailer his wife unfortunately got her hand between the boat and the dock and litterally crushed her finger :o . They never ran the boat after that , its not a 10 but probably an 8.5 the Gel and bottom are perfect and the rest of it just needs serious detail Very much original (shag rug and all) as produced by Miller ,This week we will attempt to "lite it up" (after oil change etc) . More to follow ! Tom
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    Very cool. I really like the lines of a Miller.
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    WOW WOW WOW!! I wished my Miller had looked like that when I bought it!

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    I hate You!!
    J/K, killer find.
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    cool miller, i like the gel can we see the funkadelic shag??
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    More pics to follow after I bring it to the shop, a little of that "rakeable long shag visable , lots of dust and grime but no rot , a little armor all and some scrubbin' Tom

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    hey Tom i have two of those drivelines,they are fresh rebuilt with new u joints... a olds flywheel and a olds flexplate, i have no use for them, if you have a use for them i can send them to you maybe you can use them for something??
    that boat makes me want a "rootbeer float"...
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    The Olds and the WJ, what a combo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post
    The Olds and the WJ, what a combo!
    Yeah Malcolm otta be a Barn Burner, the owner says its got a "3/4 cam"

    Gas smells like turpetine , I'll be curious to see if it will fire after all the years , we'll "soak" the cylinders with Sea foam or marvel, drain and pre-oil it and use some fresh fuel , step one is to get it running, if 12 year memory serves this Dub"J" has a Berk impeller and some internal bowl work Tom
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    Tom, can i see a pic from the side, that boat is really smooth....i dont think ive seen a miller like that before...
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    Heres a couple more ,( its not mine yet so I blurred the CF's) The Gels "near perfect" for a 34 year old Tom


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    That boat is soo old school and killer smooth lines....is it for sale? that boat screams sleeper and smooth....
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    lets see that motor in it'soriginal hardin marine trim!
    1992 Eliminator Daytona 21'
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    13 + years setting ... Spray lubed the cyls, charged the battery ,cleaned the points ,"pre oiled it" by cranking , (isolated the nasty fuel by pinching the line ahead of the pump) filled the float bowls with fresh gas thru the vents and "whacked it" with some ether! just couldn't wait Viola!!! Funny stuff cant belive it started up after all this time !! Tom
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