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    Default Winter Project Started!

    Welp, finally got crackin on it. This week was a busy one for me so i was pullin this and that when i got time. Today i was able to get the motor and intake out. That focker was in there, i dont think it was ever been removed, i know it was never removed when my parents had the boat, so it's been in there for about 20 years. After some carful prying with some screw drivers, a weirld welders pick, and a sledge hammer it popped out. Not sure why i dont have a pry bar... need to add that to my "tools to buy list"...

    I'm not sure wth happened at one point in time but sombody poored/filled the rear of the boat with resin from the looks of it. WHen pulling the transom adapter this time i large chunk came out. I knew somthing weird was going on back there because i could feel it under the intake but i could never really see. Now i can, there was a fricken bottle cap in the hard resin mess... Jeez....


    If you look to the left of the picture on that chunk of broken resin, that yellow round spot is the bottle cap...



    The hole looks like sombody cut it who knew what they where doing.





    intake's not lookin so hot.






    The hull is nice and thick all the way around, going to try to drag it up to MPD on monday to drop off the intake for machining and get jacks opinion on how much of the hole i need to fill!

    Whens the races... march 21st... i got plenty of time...

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    The last time I used a pry bar for persuasion to remove an intake I broke the intake, nice work. I've removed quite a few of them and only one was "easy" to remove.

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    We took mine out with a floorjack and a rosebud tip on the oxy/acet torch. Warmed up the intake and it just popped right out,Simple

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    nice work shan keep that pace it'll be done in no time
    Its a FORD thing chevy's arent quick enough to understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by trently View Post
    We took mine out with a floorjack and a rosebud tip on the oxy/acet torch. Warmed up the intake and it just popped right out,Simple
    i had the boat jacked up by the intake, used a torch to apply some heat but it was just a propane deal.

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    Chipped out and sanded down all that resin that was sitting in the back. There was a ton, probably 3/4" thick in some areas. When i got it all out the box i put it in probably weighted a pound. I also sanded out all the old epoxy.

    Covered in fiber/resin dust... fun!





    Jack told me that the transom wood on alot of these boats goes too low into the bottom and that when he grinds that area flat it gets into the wood. So to save $$$ i cut ripped the wood out of that area and built it back up with glass. I built it thicker than he probably needed but i'm happy with how it turned out. The intake is knotched into it and i think it probably hads alot of strength back there.

    Here's a shot showign the glass area i built up and the intake notched into it.





    Pumps pretty far out, the handhole cover almost clears the transom!



    The intakes set, jack even drilled my intake for me to threw bolt the other two bolts. Originally i only threw bolted two of them. Jack said he did alot of blending with epoxy on the bottom. His words "The bottom of your boat is a roller coaster".... He had a hard time setting the intake, guess the lining it up with the strakes proved difficult with how outta wack my bottom was.



    I decided to just have him cut out the back section and epoxy it into the front with a plate, came out nice.




    Ride plate cradle mounted to the bowl...




    Now comes the fun part, gotta start putting this thing back together... Only have 4 weeks!

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    Hey Shaun what boal is that? Looking good!

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    It's the JC converted to a JG. I had MPD do it a few years ago. Powder is fresh from embee. Best it's ever looked and jeff wasnt too happy with how it came out. Guess it was bleeding alot of crap out of it.

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