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    Posted this in the "west coast" section too, but here goes:

    Just got a new to me Jetboat, and was told to come post on here.

    Pics here:
    http://forgotton.net/jetboat/index.htm

    Drove down to klamath falls, OR from Vancouver, WA to get it. The snow pics were taken up at Crater Lake. (Promised the wife we could stop since we were so close).

    The rest of the pics are from sunday after getting it home.

    I took it to work with me today and parked it in our last empty bay and started gutting it. Should have pics of that tomorrow. Forgot my camera today.

    Interior is out, carpet is out, the rotten floor is about half way out. Need to order up all new control cables. Needs new paint, but that will have to wait till next season.

    Drained the oil (milky from sitting for so long out in the weather) and will fire it tomorrow and do a double oil change to see if the milk goes away.

    pulled one valve cover, and the heads are SPOTLESS. No sludge, no burned oil, even the inside of the valve covers are spotless, and they are the original berkeley/pacajet 460 covers too!

    Im crossing my fingers to get it in the water in the next couple weeks.
    Daryl
    www.nwforddiesels.com
    www.forgotton.net
    1978 Marlin 18ft. 460 Ford. Berkeley 12JC-A

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    That's a pretty ambitious project, hang on to those exhaust manifolds (those are the good ones) lose the Macaroni tips though LOL. , good luck bro.

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    Previous owner claims he got dinged for sound violation, and so he put those on. But yes, my plan is to pull them off until I get dinged also.
    Daryl
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    Looks like great project ! "X2" on the losing the "turn down deals" , they could even be partially responsible for your "oil milk" problem Re the "noise" , hard to imagine a noise violation/complaint for a Ford/thru hull set up ,, if so God help the guy who shows up a that waterway with headers Welcome to PB Tom

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    You have a very good start!(everythings there) Looks like a fun project keep us posted! Good luck! WT


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    hey dude you joined here to thats kool im still liking the looks of that boat lol

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    The carnage begins!! Remembered to take my camera with me to work today. I also managed to enslave some free labor out of my carpool partner. Time he earned his keep for all those free rides to work he gets outta me!

    Interior is out, carpet is out, all the rotten plywood is out in the main seating area. Im not sure Im going to mess with the fuel tank. The wood "appears" to be in better shape then what came out from under the seats. Not pristine, but should be fine. Will get a better look at it tomorrow once the dust settles.

    Only piece that concerns me is the center "keel" wood. Looks like standard 2x4 on edge. The engine end is completely gone, and I went about 18" forward from the rotten section, and while its good and solid, its soaking wet. I think Im going to cut the glass off the top all the way forward and let it dry out some before re glassing it back together. I'll whack the rotten section back to more solid wood and epoxy in a new piece and glass back over that too.

    Still havnt had a chance to fire the engine. Wanted to do it today, but I got pushed to the back corner of the bay so that my new construction guys had room to lay out all the hull planking for their new boat. Maybe by friday...

    new pics here:
    http://forgotton.net/jetboat/carnage/
    Daryl
    www.nwforddiesels.com
    www.forgotton.net
    1978 Marlin 18ft. 460 Ford. Berkeley 12JC-A

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