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    Things don't add up. Engine has a front sump pan on it. Oil filter is 1/8th from sitting on stringer. Starting to wonder if it came with a 460 in it. Or did one of the other owners put this motor into this boat. If it came with a 460 where is the correct oil pan? And did it come stock with a remote filter setup?
    Anyone out there know more about the 79 Tahiti 21 foot limited and what engine was in them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylP View Post
    Things don't add up. Engine has a front sump pan on it. Oil filter is 1/8th from sitting on stringer. Starting to wonder if it came with a 460 in it. Or did one of the other owners put this motor into this boat. If it came with a 460 where is the correct oil pan? And did it come stock with a remote filter setup?
    Anyone out there know more about the 79 Tahiti 21 foot limited and what engine was in them?
    My old '77 Sanger Super Jet came from Sanger with a Ford 460 with a stock front sump oil pan. You will need to get a 10qt pan and run the oil pick-up to the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylP View Post
    Things don't add up. Engine has a front sump pan on it. Oil filter is 1/8th from sitting on stringer. Starting to wonder if it came with a 460 in it. Or did one of the other owners put this motor into this boat. If it came with a 460 where is the correct oil pan? And did it come stock with a remote filter setup?
    Anyone out there know more about the 79 Tahiti 21 foot limited and what engine was in them?
    Daryl what you described is "status quo" for a "production install" in the 70's you can use a shorter Ford filter (#43 ,I belive) , often theres enough room to "snake" the full size ph8a filter in and out and no it did not neccesarily come with a remote unit , Try putting a freezer baggy around it when removing and reinstalling , re the Oil pan , the front sump was the norm and honestly with moderate power and conservative use that 460 will give years of service as built. Popular Engines used in production were Hardin , Harmin, Guardian, Panther amoung others Tom

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    Thanks all. That drops my worry's down alittle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylP View Post
    Things don't add up. Engine has a front sump pan on it. Oil filter is 1/8th from sitting on stringer. Starting to wonder if it came with a 460 in it. Or did one of the other owners put this motor into this boat. If it came with a 460 where is the correct oil pan? And did it come stock with a remote filter setup?
    Anyone out there know more about the 79 Tahiti 21 foot limited and what engine was in them?
    It might be an optical illusion but it doesn't look like there would be enough clearance between a rear sump pan and the pump intake on your boat. Should you decide to change pans, you may have to raise the engine up which could possibly cause other issues with engine to pump alignment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Daryl what you described is "status quo" for a "production install" in the 70's you can use a shorter Ford filter (#43 ,I belive) , often theres enough room to "snake" the full size ph8a filter in and out and no it did not neccesarily come with a remote unit , Try putting a freezer baggy around it when removing and reinstalling , re the Oil pan , the front sump was the norm and honestly with moderate power and conservative use that 460 will give years of service as built. Popular Engines used in production were Hardin , Harmin, Guardian, Panther amoung others Tom
    Yeah Tom the shorty is a fram # ph 43 and cuts about 1 1/2 inches of the filter for ease of replacement And then there is a ph16 which is smaller diameter and even shorter with the same thread count and gasket surface area. Just do it more often, OR do the remote? M

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    Cas is probably right as well as Tom. I didn't have an problems with the stock front mount until I built HP. Ran it for quite a few years stock. Look like you have a 3 point mount which could make it tough to add a standard 10qt pan.
    IMO, switch to a WIX filter.

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    Like already said go with the short filter and most all the ones I know about came with the 460 3 point mount, My wife and kids loved the 79 tahiti boss day cruiser we had


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    Anyone out there know more about the 79 Tahiti 21 foot limited and what engine was in them?[/QUOTE]

    Thats a Tahiti 21 Boss Cruiser not a Limited

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oracer View Post
    Anyone out there know more about the 79 Tahiti 21 foot limited and what engine was in them?
    Thats a Tahiti 21 Boss Cruiser not a Limited[/QUOTE]

    Could that be the reason it says Limited on the sides of the boat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylP View Post
    Thats a Tahiti 21 Boss Cruiser not a Limited
    Could that be the reason it says Limited on the sides of the boat?[/QUOTE]



    Could Be any more pics of your Limted Tahiti? , I have never herd of a tahiti limited, Not saying that they didnt make them, Just curious I would love to see what the hull looks like
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherWolf View Post
    Could that be the reason it says Limited on the sides of the boat?


    Could Be any more pics of your Limted Tahiti? , I have never herd of a tahiti limited, Not saying that they didnt make them, Just curious I would love to see what the hull looks like


    It looks just like yours. Maybe different seating arrangement.
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