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    Been dying to come to a meet and hang with you guys this year but it just hasn't worked out. Been busier than Michael Jackson at a Chuckie Cheese Birthday Party !!! For starters, I sold the Schiada, It went to a good home in L. A. probably within 100 miles of where It came from!!............................................ .......... Been beating my brains out with my son's Checkmate Pacifica. Last year he put a 10 to 1 350 in it took it out about 4 times and turned it blue, overheated it to death........................... Then we put a 383 together and he overheated it so bad that it ruined the block and head, actually burned a crevace in between the cylinders........................ Found out that the guy that put the impeller in before he got the boat used too long of bolts on the housing, damaged it and at high end the motor wasn't getting enough water......................Got that all fixed, put another block together, ran it and 3 of the pistons broke, we figure they were crystlized from the previous overheat job because they broke rt. where it ruined the old block. We should have replaced them. We will have the new motor back this week, I found out that the last motor was probably running a little too much compression with the block decking and roller cam I think we were at about 10 1/2 to one plus we were a little on the lean side with the quadrajet, so this time, I lowered the compression to about 8 3/4 to 1 and bought a marine holley 650 double pumper all set up. Keep in mind that the kid has been doing all the work and ALL the driving, I only went for 1 ride to check it out the last time and it ran great, then he came home with 3 broken pistons. Just had some bad luck !!! You wouldn't think it would be this hard just to get a small block running !!!! I firmly believe some of it is pilot error however the kid is getting a REAL education. It's a lot cheaper than spending a year away at school and flunking out !!! Now for some good news !!!....................... Got my tanks made, mounts done and all bolted in my Spectra. Just have to fiberglass 4 bottom support wedges in it and I'll be ready to install the motor............................ Which will be on the back burner again because my daugher is getting married next weekend and I bought them a 17 foot Bayliner Capri with a 470 mercruiser that I'm getting ready for a wedding present !!!! .................................................. .............. Also, I went over to the other side and bought a 1974 Hydrostream Vecter with a 140 Wacker on it. I'll post some pic's this week........................................ Paging Lynn !!! need a prop !!!! ........................................... All my weekends are preplanned for me right now until the 2nd week after Labor Day.................................. Hopefully I can make it to the last meet.............................................. ................ Actually no complaints life's good !!!! Should have EVERYTHING running just in time to store them then finish the Spectra up this winter !!!!!!!
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    Damn! And we figured you just went golfing.
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    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Damn....you have been a busy boy
    "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance...Baffle them with bullshit"

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    if that vector has'nt been recored it will need to be

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