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    Default 1972 eliminator jet boat ??is it?

    hey guys first post here, I have what was told to be a 1972 eliminator jet boat, was told no hull id's back then etc. it does say eliminator on the side but its just a sticker.

    can anyone tell by the pics if it truly is ? it has full length stringers also. thanks for the help!

    any suggestions on upgrades to would be awesome too !
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike241 View Post
    hey guys first post here, I have what was told to be a 1972 eliminator jet boat, was told no hull id's back then etc. it does say eliminator on the side but its just a sticker.

    can anyone tell by the pics if it truly is ? it has full length stringers also. thanks for the help!

    any suggestions on upgrades to would be awesome too !
    Nice Classic Older Jet! just restored a similar one for a customer in Idaho last season

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    What's in the right upper transom? I can see a white area where the H.I.N. number normally is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike241 View Post
    hey guys first post here, I have what was told to be a 1972 eliminator jet boat, was told no hull id's back then etc. it does say eliminator on the side but its just a sticker.

    can anyone tell by the pics if it truly is ? it has full length stringers also. thanks for the help!

    any suggestions on upgrades to would be awesome too !
    What you have is an Eliminator flat deck when we Made the 18 bubble deck the flat deck went by the wayside and the molds ending up going to the dump. That design was used early on in the comp jet class and was a fast design. You got yourself a classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    What you have is an Eliminator flat deck when we Made the 18 bubble deck the flat deck went by the wayside and the molds ending up going to the dump. That design was used early on in the comp jet class and was a fast design. You got yourself a classic.

    What year did they go to the dump?
    My pops had a '74, looked a lot like this one. green and white, BBF, 'rich bitch'.

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    What year did they go to the dump?
    My pops had a '74, looked a lot like this one. green and white, BBF, 'rich bitch'.

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    Dan the best I can remember it was sometime in the late 70,s

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    Read up on Olds engines so you can make yours last.

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    I have a 73 Flat Deck Eliminator that looks just like that. A guy in Bullhead City gave it to me. It has been a very fun boat. Its been a test boat of sorts. There has been several small blocks in it, a 2.4 chevy vortec, and now a 6.2 LSA. What a good boat it has turned out to be.
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    Thanks everyone for your replies!!! Glad to have a classic ! Is it a good one haha? A lot of fun for me, full length stringers she's pretty solid!
    Thinking of swapping the olds out for a built 383 stroker (around 450hp? ) those 383s are torque monsters too, is it a easy swap? I've always wondered engine rotation on these olds are backwards correct?
    Is there an easy way to swap regular engines? Sorry if such a vague question I'm very mechanically inclined and a master outboard tech, but the jet boat world is new to me!

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldelmn8tr View Post
    What's in the right upper transom? I can see a white area where the H.I.N. number normally is.
    That would be a Massachusetts issued hull I'd number

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    What makes you think Olds engines run backward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike241 View Post
    Thanks everyone for your replies!!! Glad to have a classic ! Is it a good one haha? A lot of fun for me, full length stringers she's pretty solid!
    Thinking of swapping the olds out for a built 383 stroker (around 450hp? ) those 383s are torque monsters too, is it a easy swap? I've always wondered engine rotation on these olds are backwards correct?
    Is there an easy way to swap regular engines? Sorry if such a vague question I'm very mechanically inclined and a master outboard tech, but the jet boat world is new to me!

    Thanks again
    Mike the distributors in Olds V8s rotate opposite from Chevy but the popular engines for jet boats rotate the same , You SBC Idea along with mounts , drive line/adaptor and exausts is a direct simple swap, A small block despite it being a stroker motor may want a different impeller cut to work well. Honestly if the current Olds is running well just rock it

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