Okay, I had been posting in the boat spam looking for a good deal on a Jet that needed "some" work but not too much, I have a BBC motor that I could stick together in a week or two, and I have another boat, but it needs work, lots of it and it was olds455/jacuzzi and I really wanted BBC/Berkeley... Been a couple years since someone schooled me on jet boat stuff so I need to ask a few questions:
1. The 460 Ford (was in this boat, was blown up last year) motor plates and what not will not work with my BBC right? So I need a mounting kit, where should I go to get one, doesn't have to be "show" quality, just a kit that will get the motor in there.
2. Exhaust, not sure if it was through the transom or over the transom headers, so I need a pair of these, I prefer through the transom but if the boat does not have holes in it for them I am not cutting it out and will need a pair of over the transom headers, don't care about pretty, what would you recommend? If it does have holes for TT where is the best place to get standard type logs/snails etc for BBC?
3. Pump. It's a Berkeley pump, not sure what model, he said it was rebuilt last year by Gary Snow around Marble Falls area. He said he thought it was a Berkeley with a dominator bowl or something to that effect, again excuse my ignorance... LOL... He also said it had some kind of $600 ride plate and a $1000 impeller in it and that with his BBF it ran 80's-90 with this pump setup before the motor blew. Motor was NA I am pretty sure, with 1050 dominator, Aluminum Cobra Jet heads, etc... Does this all sound about right?
Any other advice, or questions I should ask the guy before I buy are much appreciated... Price is around $2000 (I know it's probably a steal, the paint and interior is great and the hull is solid... ) the guy is currently looking for the title, I told him I had to have the title..... Boat is in the pic attached to this post....