I've been lurking around here for about a year now after I purchased a '71 Cheetah jet last year in October almost to the day. It had everything there minus motor; this included rotted center stringer and floors. Whamplers is in a week and I just got my stringer board cut to fit the other night. I met up with Tim (ramair69gto) and Harley (Harley222) last night and needless to say they lit a fire under my ass! This thread is going to follow the (hopeful) completion of the boat in a week. When I say completion I mean, stringer, floor, motor, seats to make it float!
The motor (SBC) will be sitting on the stand Monday and hopefully mounted next week. I have two sets of motor mounts, a 3pt BBC, and a 4pt for an SBC. I also have a 1310 (I think) driveline and an H-bar from a BBC that matches the 3-pt bellhousing. This includes a top mount starter, or the starter that is already on the motor. I basically have to decide, through mix and matching, how the motor will get mounted in the boat.
The pump is good, spins nice, no play, impeller is clean.
Boat was last on the water in 2002.
I cleaned up the electrical a month ago so that should be plug and play.
I've done alot of research here and on other sites and met some really cool people so far. I appreciate everyone's support!
On to the pics!
When I bought it a year ago:
After I got it home and washed it: