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    Part # is L-3828. It's been machined to accept inserts, and the top steering-pin hole is cut for a woodruff key. I'm used to seeing diverters and have never seen one like this before.


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    It is a Berk "R" nozzle. Came on the "R" pumps or special order on other pumps. From the factory it had a small bolt on rudder. Same nozzle I will run on my Eliminator with a Place 1/2 droop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead View Post
    It is a Berk "R" nozzle. Came on the "R" pumps or special order on other pumps. From the factory it had a small bolt on rudder. Same nozzle I will run on my Eliminator with a Place 1/2 droop.
    I thought that may have been the case, though I'd never seen an 'R' nozzle up close.
    Is it worth anything? I'll be using my FTN diverter, so don't really need this nozzle. It does have a small area on the exit side that looks porous. No cracking anywhere that I can see.

    Was the ram-horn style reverse bucket featured on the 'R' pumps? Got one of those too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75 TX View Post
    Is it worth anything? I'll be using my FTN diverter, so don't really need this nozzle. Was the ram-horn style reverse bucket featured on the 'R' pumps? Got one of those too.
    Yes, it is a desirable piece for guys using a straight nozzle and not a PD. And you are correct that the rams horn reverse bucket was the factory reverse on the R nozzle.

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    Its a decent nozzle and its of some value, the first thing it needs is the holes for the reverse bucket pins need to be welded up so they dont leak, a true R nozzle has that done from the factory.

    There are also some other differences between that one and a true R nozzle but nothing major.

    Those are getting harder and harder to find, dont give it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    Its a decent nozzle and its of some value, the first thing it needs is the holes for the reverse bucket pins need to be welded up so they dont leak, a true R nozzle has that done from the factory.

    There are also some other differences between that one and a true R nozzle but nothing major.

    Those are getting harder and harder to find, dont give it away.
    Because race boats don't use a reverse bucket, right?
    Did these nozzles come machined for inserts? Looks aftermarket as there's some blending that's been done inside.

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    I have one...love it.



    To fill the reverse bucket pins, I had someone tap the holes with a pipe thread and plugged them up with threaded plugs. These nozzles normally came with ram horn style reverse buckets.

    that close up pic looks like it was just a bad casting area...doesnt seem too structure-ly important of an area.... i'd fill it with some JB weld or something and sand it down and paint it up.

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    Any pics on how the linkage for the fwd/rev ramshorn look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRG View Post
    Any pics on how the linkage for the fwd/rev ramshorn look?
    I remember to take pictures just after starting the disassembly process.
    Here's how it was set up.

    Not really sure why the spring-assist. I've never seen one like that before. Seemed a bit hokey.

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    ya, that is not looking like a stock deal to me, how is it connected at the rev bucket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRG View Post
    ya, that is not looking like a stock deal to me, how is it connected at the rev bucket?


    The pin (with cable through it) is sandwiched by two 'T' nuts.

    I have no idea what the steering would be like with the added tension of the forward/reverse cable. Don't think I'll use the ram-horn....stocker works fine for me.
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