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    So the boat has been sitting in a hangar for a little more than two years. About a month ago I went out with a friend to see his Malibu. We were cruising along and a jet boat blows past us just staring us down! I thought to my self you SOB, now Its time to bring the Boat back out!

    So its been sitting for 2 years, old gas, frozen carbs & oxidation. Needs new water lines , bilge pump and I have brand new Basset headers for it that have been sitting also.

    I got the Carbs cleaned and the gas tanks cleaned out. I ordered a new Holly "Blue" fuel pump and regulator. Originally the Boost gauge was mounted in the rear and I am going to run it up front now. So I have to pick up all the lines and fittings. It does feel good to have the boat back at home! I also noticed when I pulled the gas tanks the vent lines weren't even attached!







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    Ive also decided to ditch the Mr gasket scoop and go with a Fiberglass Dragster style.
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    Damn.. I have a brand new Holly Blue sitting here in the box. I could have given you a good price on that. I used the regulator and went back to a mechanical fuel pump.
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    CRAP! ah well

    Got a Chrome Alternator? as you can see the one I have just doesn't look right!
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    Look at the little small block! With the little bitty blower on top of it!

    Looking good. Glad to see the jet boat coming out of storage!
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    ***FOR SALE*** 1978 19' Full Stringer Hawaiian Molokai Jet Boat w/ Berkeley 12JC-AB and Chevy 440 Tall Deck ***FOR SALE***

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    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    Look at the little small block! With the little bitty blower on top of it!

    Looking good. Glad to see the jet boat coming out of storage!
    Its not the size of it, its how you show it off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Btnhtillidie View Post
    Its not the size of it, its how you show it off!
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    ***FOR SALE*** 1978 19' Full Stringer Hawaiian Molokai Jet Boat w/ Berkeley 12JC-AB and Chevy 440 Tall Deck ***FOR SALE***

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    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.
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    Nice. What hull is that. I just finished working on my tanks. I made new larger pick-ups and a vent fitting. See my post on larger fuel pickups.
    T.J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Btnhtillidie View Post
    CRAP! ah well

    Got a Chrome Alternator? as you can see the one I have just doesn't look right!
    Hi-TechPerformance.com has chrome ones very reasonable....

    Ken F
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    Hi-TechPerformance.com has chrome ones very reasonable....

    Ken F
    I have also been looking on Ebay. You can get one for around $70 but i dont know the quality.

    as for the hull Its a Hondo.

    Ya know yesterday when I was leak checking the fuel lines and setting the PSI on the regulator. I stopped and was amazed that I could see the aluminum bottom in the fuel tank through the fuel. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal but they have never been this clean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Btnhtillidie View Post
    Ya know yesterday when I was leak checking the fuel lines and setting the PSI on the regulator. I stopped and was amazed that I could see the aluminum bottom in the fuel tank through the fuel. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal but they have never been this clean!
    I had a loose tank and since I was going to pull it out to get the hull and tank ready to remount, I noticed that my tanks were almost as clean as if they were new. That is cool.
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    well I got headers mounted, Scoop came in, Painted alternator, Most stuff shined up. I took a Fine Polishing compound and did the whole boat just have to wax it now. Also mounted the boost gauge up front and finally put my trim rings in. I'm still waiting on one more and a new ignition switch.











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