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    I bought this boat from a local buyer a couple months back. The pump was trashed. I have since replaced the 12JC pump ( old impeller was completley washed out) , installed bassett over the transom headers, rex marines rear block off plates, and an offenhauser tunnel ram intake. This is the first boat i have built, though i have built many presmog muscle cars. I am really pleased with this budget build thus far and look forward to enjoying this boat for a while
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    that's a really good looking Tiger just about all in it's original form! My first boat was a '75 Tahiti Tiger that was dark brown and gold metal flake with the same interior as yours.

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    nice to see another tahiti out there.

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    thanks for the replys guys, this is my first boat and i kinda stumled into it.... It has been a pretty fun float so far. It was a nice change having room working on something i was building as aposed to the crampness of cars.

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    Kinda curious as to during the fix did you do any thing to the bottom! I did some work on a 73 and woke the boat a bunch with one small change. boat trophied at an NJBA race in 1989 in the 60-70 mph bracket. Back peddling big time at the lights. M

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    acually all i have done to this thing is replace the pump assembly, installed the Tunnel ram, and installed the basset headers. A couple lil odds and ends like an electrial fuel pump. What did yu do to the bottom of the boat you are talking about.... to be honest this is all new territory for me

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    I will tell you it made the biggest MPH increase that I did to that boat. If you look at the bottom about 1 foot forward of the transom you will see about a 6-8 inch hook. If you can slide the boat back on the trailer and get a straight edge on the bottom you will see it. You can check it between the trailer bungs before you slide the boat back with the straight edge. Let me guess? that boat breaks water about 6 inches off your'e left shoulder? If you spend a few hours taking the hook out of the bottom you will pick-up about 5 MPH right of the bat.This will make you see white water off the side at about the flywheel of the motor instead of the back of the drivers seat. The boat will raise up about 6 inches and as you know have a diverter you can play with the attitude for water conditions. Good luck!!! M

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