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    Post Next year's boating season

    Who is getting ready for next years boating season any new plans for your boats?
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    A motor with all six rods in it
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    I took the boat in my avatar apart 4 years ago. I blew the motor up spraying it out in lake mead. I wanted to redo the whole boat instead of just putting a new motor in it. living in Vegas fucked the interior and the paint all up! DUMB FUCKING IDEA!!!!!! Don't get me wrong it will be nice when its done but just a waste of money. My pile of shit got a setback intake, a whole new pump, completely new engine, all new paint, interior, fuel system, ignition, exhaust blablablabla. It should be out in the spring. Just keep shoveling $ at it right?

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    2.8 z port motor, rebuild my speedies and that is it.

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    Still boating, the wonders of a canopy!! Next year, Mod U, a sub 9 second 1/4 mile on pump gas and have a different sst120 motor.

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    Putting the Spectra on a cradle, pushing it into my garage sideways, extension hoses # 8 AN in the sides of my block to drain my motor after running. One barely clears my dipstick tube right now and the other one is a Pain the Azz to open especially sunburned and intoxicated (who me ?)................................................ ....... Fix all the paint where the guy failed from the body shop failed, ......................................... reseal my rudder, maybe replace it, ck. strut bushing looked ok last time I checked it but if bad replace.......................... Ck. u-joints and powder coat my driveshaft tube and hardware...................................... Smoke test my fuel tanks, put rubber washers on all the mounting points, (they are currently solid and I'm afraid of the tanks eventually cracking). Tighten up some loose screws on my rubrail, maybe replace it all if I'm money'ed up and have a spontaneous burst of energy......................................! Antodize my grab handles and vent plates, or powder coat, they are looking pretty tacky. Change my carb spacer plates from aluminum to carbon fiber or bakolite or something that dissipates heat, they frost up like an old freezer when you hit the gas !!!!!! Take the secondaries up 2 steps richer and drop the power valves from 5.5 to 2.5. Or might even boost reference them myself, have to look into it a little more. They worked just O.K. all last summer, convinced I can dial them in better............................ I also have 2 more scoops I'm going to fit into the system so I can change the look quick, I'll post them up and take a vote.............................................. . Also hook up my oil cooler, maybe a GPS Speedometer would be nice with a tell tale. Got 1 seam on my rear seat coming apart, Maybe some grab handles under my rear seat for passengers, have to be careful putting them on the sides because people screw up their wrists holding on wrong............................................. ........ Send my old prop in have it magged and checked and buy a slightly larger diameter prop, have to talk to Bergman Marine in Arizona, Phil is my guy on that stuff. The boat didn't have any trouble melting the prop I have!!!. Change the oil, adjust the lifters. One more thing, I'm going to make an oil sling to put in front of the crankshaft timing gear, could not get my front timing cover seal to stop leaking last year. Tried to buy one, have had no luck. Would like to buy one if I could. ...................... That's enough for now and I have my list !!! So I won't forget !!!!!!
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    I have a dozen or so 1950's Merc's and Wizards to tinker with over the winter too. That is fun stuff with a few beers kinda thing tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HST4ME View Post
    I have a dozen or so 1950's Merc's and Wizards to tinker with over the winter too. That is fun stuff with a few beers kinda thing tho.
    and a 3.0 lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by drag120 View Post
    Mod U, a sub 9 second 1/4 mile on pump gas and have a different sst120 motor.
    good luck Tom,that would be a hell of an accomplishment with 153 cubes without sprayprob take some good air tho
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    Kevin, I don't remember saying 153 CI. Still working on the set up but starting out at 107 in 1000' so far. Long way to go but it shows promise! Hope to test again Friday.

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    I got a NOS system laying around in the garage from my drag racing days.....use to run a mustang with a 410" Windsor in it. Best time was [email protected] It's a big shot kit....200-400HP.....Hmmmmm, maybe I'll get a new plate for it and throw it on the Sanger if it doesn't sell.....that should put me in the Hundies.
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    Took it out today and did some prop testing and adjusting. Got it to run 115 mph with my 260 on pump gas. Still more to squeeze out next year. Working on a new sst 120 motor now. 2014 will be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drag120 View Post
    Took it out today and did some prop testing and adjusting. Got it to run 115 mph with my 260 on pump gas. Still more to squeeze out next year. Working on a new sst 120 motor now. 2014 will be interesting.
    its 40 out goddam

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    Quote Originally Posted by drag120 View Post
    Took it out today and did some prop testing and adjusting. Got it to run 115 mph with my 260 on pump gas. Still more to squeeze out next year. Working on a new sst 120 motor now. 2014 will be interesting.
    Thats damn impressive!!!!! Is it 260hp? Don't know that's why I ask. You find me someone that will run their plow truck motor over 100mph when its in the 40's outside I'll buy em a case of beer!!! You got a bad mo fo FO SURE!

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