So I picked up a 1978 19ft tunnel hin id says its Makai marine I'm thinking it's just a mach 1. got it from the original owner who's passed away who but his wife said I could have it. Came from Huntington Beach he must have used it only a hand full of times. Since I can't front any scratched on the bottom of the hull. Since I picked it up I've built the motor it's now a 468 Chevy with the original Mickey Thompson finned valves coveres and edelbrock tunnel ram with 1965 396-427 closed chambered heads mildly ported and cleaned up. Heads were completely rebuilt. Kept it a flat tappet motor with hydraulic lifters.
Running a engine pro stage 4 cam
Flat top pistons
Dooley 1 off 12qt oil pan I got from Craig at Dooley.
Compression is 10.5-1
I'm running a single Holley 850 that J&j carbs rebuilt for me and flow tested to the engine specs.
So far I've polished the entire original gel coat back to its prime
Builts a set of transom plates out of scrap 3/16 and 1/8 aluminum from work
Had Chris at B1 overhaul the pump
Added a place diverter that I got from Greg at G&S stripped that and repainted it white.
Polished the transom plates
Did earls bulkhead fittings for the stainless hydraulic lines I'm having made for the place diverter.
Bought a set of buckets from Dan at canyon marine.
Got hooked up with some nice used parts from a fellow forum guy.
Polished my 67 us indy mags and got new tires for the trailer
Pics are out of order but this has been the most fun over the last 2 months getting this thing from a terd to cleaned up.
Hope to freshen up the trailer next. New wider fenders bunks and led lights
poor fuel distribution and lack of performance, not saying it wont work, but saying there are many better choices out there.
Im off of main and chapman
Nice maybe cruise by and give me a few pointers one of these days. I'm chapman and prospect
I really just like the cool old school look I know it's not going to make me anymore powrr but I'm going for that old rat gasser look and wanna keep it all In that era
Maybe down the road after I'll do a dual set up with that tr2 tunnel ram
I got boat motor and trailer and the rest basically for free so in honor of the original owner I'm keeping old school also one of the other reasons.
made a quick set of drive plate tabs to get me on the water. Once I have time I'll draw up a nice set in solid works and cut them out. This will work for now.
Also mounted the diverter pump off the transom in between the transom plate bolts tucked away and simple
My only concern is how much weight can the ass end of the boat have?
I was thinking of doing a panel on the opposite side to mount the starter solenoid off with the rest of my wiring harness going to and a few relays to even out the weight that the pump has on driver side.
The battery is bolted off the stringer on passenger side about 12 inches off the transom.
I'm using all weather pack style connections trying to hide as much of the wiring as I can. I would even like to hide the coil if I could.