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just wanted to thank don(hullshot) AKA SPARKPLUG @ highpower marine in disco bay for building me a very nice motor and getting my boat back on the water running awesome just down to prop testing :)devil

i killed my motor in shasta last year so needed a new one... i picked what was supposed to be a running hp500:rolleyes: . seller bought twin motors in a package which were supposed to be hp500's but were just gen 6 502 ho's(good thing it is a bowtie gm block) so he got burnt also and refunded a chunk of money. after some convincing from don he decided to build me one so the project was under way.don cracked the whip and had motor stripped down fast only thing good basically in good shape was the crank rods and pistons. long story short don polished a turd took a boat anchor and turned it into a great motor for my hallett we work the heads and bought all the right parts to build a great full roller gen 6 502 w/hp525 cam. he also canned all the factory bolt on stuff that hangs off of these motors. aluminum heads are in the near future :)devil first external steering:wink2: his first motor on his hand built engine run stand!

again thanks don for building me a runner of a motor and as always keeping me informed of everything that needed to be done and making executive decisions when needed to keep project rolling!
motor started its life like this
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azzholes n elbows

ALSO WANTED TO THANK TUNNEL T's SON (anthony)AP for taking care of my wetsanding and buffing delima gel looks great:)devil that is definitely some work that you need to be patient with and another turd that got polished:)sphss
sadly this is how it looked my swim step and upper gunnels looked the same
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after the wetsand and buffing
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lookin good

hey 707 your rigs lookin great and should run strong, always have a soft spot for Hallets. first flat 18 Hallet with 396 chev great ski boat called sundog. Had a full deck picture of Plutos face on the deck, kids loved it. good luck on your build:))THumbsUp
 

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Thanks fellas very happy with everything so far Got new snap in carpet made still waiting for some smaller sections i had done also and should have the sounds system done soon too.
 

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Thanks Ant. Took a bit but came out good. Glad your happy with all the new stuff.
Lets try a good 26 and see how that runs.
 

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Anthony - the boat looks awesome!!! :))THumbsUp great job by Don he is the best... (wish I could afford him:wink2:) nice job on the shine!!!!
thanks paul, i'm gonna get a few pieces on the engine powder coated to match the red valve covers...red,black n chrome is the goal then eventually do the steel braided water lines to finished it off, but for now i just wanna go motor boating
 

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How'd it go Ant?
went great, just messing with some props to see its happy place. only got 3.8 hrs on it so still need to run it for a few before laying the wood to it...
 

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Thought id share A couple other areas the "ol grocery" getter got some attention in...
Sanded and resealed the teak and new snap in carpet
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The pretty motor looked out of place so i Sanded and coated engine compartment floors to match grey interior.

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Bilge came out real nice. What a difference, and it didn't even look all that bad to begin with :))THumbsUp

Lookin real nice Ant.
 

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"Lookin Good" ............... It appears that you have the sickness. ;)
so far yes i do...next is the gelcoat do- hickey we talked about hoping to use one my neighbors shop bays so i can get out of the elements to lay it on with some half ass temp control!
 
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