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Count down clock question

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 22:51
What is the time between each number on the countdown clock for the sanctioned dragboat races?
Is it 1/2 second or something else?


Fri, 10/09/2015 - 21:42
BBC 345cc runner 112cc chamber BBC aluminum rectangle port heads used, fresh valve job fully assembled setup for hydraulic roller
Contact Adam if interested (714) two six 4-6429
Looking for $1999 OBO .

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Under 23' 1984 miller open bow 20'

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:03
*new rebuilt MARINE BBF 460 less than 20 hours (by machine shop) .Custom ground 292 marine cam with 520 lift ,flat top pistons 9.7:1 compression. Marine HEI distributor by Davis unified ign. 10qt mildon oilpan ,edelbrock performer intake all new and holley 750 double pumper with new kit . Dominator pump with A impeller and aggressive loader and place diverter. Has a custom made teak swim platform that is 23"x72" with self locking ss/self locking ladder .Boat has new insta trim hydralic trim tab set up.It has a big air wave tower/ forward swooping custom powder coated yellow with orange accents to match the boat and interior . it also has 5 color bimini that rides on top of the tower.Stereo marine jvc head unit 750 watt amp 2 10" polk audio subs ,2 6x9 infinity ,2 8" tower loud speakers It rocks! .This is the boat that the guys that spent $100,000 on there boat are giving a :))THumbsUp every time we go to the lake. It is truley a one of a kind boat.

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BBC 540-632 Build Questions

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:11
To start with I know there are a million questions and possible answers on this subject.... and asking a question about 'engine building' in this forum is like a dick swinging contest - its all about egos with builders.... but lets set aside all that for just a moment and have a simple conversation about engines and reliability. There is so much information out there about all this stuff its just overwhelming so I figured Id ask all the experts in here which I trust. You know who you are....

And anybody else that has an opinion - drop it in the mix, but have something to back it up please....

OK the premise for the motor; 540-632", 750 +/- HP, Street engine, Fun day driver, and some track time. Want it to last 5 years + at least.

First off Im pretty sure that all of you can agree that machine work is the base foundation of any good motor build - yes? and a motor builders knwoledge plays a huge part in that. got it.

Next is the rotating assembly and its manufacturers - which there are many... but the main players it seems right now is Eagle, Scat, Callies, for somewhat budget builds. These are the ones some of the suppliers are providing with these budget build short blocks and assembly kits. Ive heard alot of good things about Callies but have no experience with them. Seems like the best route for the money for reliability. But what about forged steel SCAT vs. EAGLE? I see alot of drag racers using this stuff in bracket racing engines, (and yes they probably rebuild them alot). But which is a better choice for 1) Reliability 2) Handling HP 3) Handling NOS 4) Street-ability in that order....?

Rods - "I" Beam or "H" beam? which is better for what use? and for the sames choices 1-4 listed above?

Pistons - many many choices here, whos part is GOOD, BETTER, BEST in the budget world?

Bearings/Rings - Is it so much a manufacturer as it is the assembly process that makes the difference here? again whos part is good , better, best?

Balancing - Internal or external ? does the use of the motor make this more of a critical choice or is it just a matter of making all these parts 'sing' the right note together at the same time?

Well I think that covers the short block and all I need for now .... will come back with more later

Thanks !

current republican politicians

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:00
When God Created Virginia

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel,found him, resting on the seventh day.

He inquired, "Where have you been?"

God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the
clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, and I've put life on it.

I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."

God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth.

"For example, northern Europe will be a place of great
opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor.

Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over
there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things."

God continued pointing to different countries.

"This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be
very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel , impressed by God's work, then pointed to aland area and said, "What's that one?"

"That's Virginia , the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains. The people there are beautiful, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world.

They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving,
carriers of peace,
and producers of good things"

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked,
"But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

God smiled, "Right next to Virginia is Washington , D.C. ..
Wait till you see the idiots I put there!"

1966 Lavey - For Sale !!

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:30
I have a 1966 Laveycraft (boat only) for sale ! It has had all hardware removed, but much is included. Casale "Top-loader" V-drive, strut (10 degree), prop shaft, some steering, cavation plate and hardware, and some misc. hardware is included. There is no trailer.
Boat is in So. Calif and stored in an enclosed trailer, which makes it deliverable. Asking $1200.00 if picked up, or delivery may be arranged in So. Calif. Contact Lynn @ (626) 375-4286 (cell - voice only!)
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Question for Nor Cal guys

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:17
What are the best RV parks up north on coast? Looking to do a week stay this winter. Or any nice lake parks? Need full hooks and room for 40' trailers/mo ho's. Looking for ideas for a group of us.:))THumbsUp:))THumbsUp


[Wanted] Wanted : '55-'57 Chevy Fiberglass Doors

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:54
Looking for a used pair of fiberglass tri-five Chevy sedan doors...old, beat, and broken are fine...thanks

New guy just south of Nashville Tn

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:53
So one of the few things I really never thought Id do was own a boat... and well, Im here now so I guess its obvious what Ive done.

So a few years ago a guy that moved in next door to me from las vegas had his garage door open and inside was a shabby white corvette and this old crazy colored retro looking boat (hardin marine carribean). Well I tried to buy it many times to no avail and one day he priced it to me for 12k!!! I thought, well thats nuts so I offered to help him sell it to keep it from just rotting away in storage. So, pretty quickly he realized it was over priced and he came to me again and offered it at half his asking.. to which I said ehhhhh okay let me check it out first.

Well, hooked it all up and got an external fuel pump (wasnt getting fuel from the mechainical one) and WHATDYA KNOWWW cracked block! lol

I guess living in vegas he never had to worry about winterization? Anywho, I just picked it up finally for what I think is a steal and I plan to bring it all back and run it, hopefully sooner than later. The upholstry needs some attention and the wood in the conch needs to be replaced as well but other than that shes in pretty good shape!

Pfm/gale banks turbo kits turbo upgrade

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:55
I have an old draw through twin turbo/single carb pfm kit sitting in my garage. The rajay turbos are trashed, and as far as I have seen they are nearly impossible to find and expensive for how out of date they are. Is there any way to use newer turbos without a BOV or waste gate? Like a turbo that's small enough that I'll never get over 5 pounds of boost? My goal isn't to go as fast as possible or get as much out of the turbos as possible, just add 50-100hp and stay reliable.

Blower Cam

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:54
Open for suggestions on a cam for a new engine. It will be in a Kurtis hydro with a 2 speed Lenco 25%. The engine is a 4.5 X 4.5 572 ci BBC 360cc heads, shaft rockers 1.7:1, 1471 hi helix retro case with a Buzzard hat.
I would like to get 8500 rpm tops. And stay around .820 max lift.


[Question] Motor Swap from Olds 455 to SBC/Vortec

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:00
I have a 1976 Checkmate with 455 Olds and Berkly Jet, last refresh was 2001, and it has been sitting for just over 10 years now since last ran. I know the motor needs to come out and get rebuilt again. The motor has log manifolds with over the transom exhaust and is not family friendly for tubing. I no longer need to go fast with this boat in as much as I would like to use it for family tubing. I was thinking of repowering with a new/used Vortec V8 and through hull exhaust. I am willing to spend the money on the project because I would rather keep the classic and tow my kids safely w/o a prop in the water, no doubt I can go buy a small bowrider or CC for less money then it will cost to give this old classic a family deserved rebirth. Looking for advice/opinions open minded please chime in

Thanks !


Does this surprise anyone at all?

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 06:58
Ex-Chicago public schools chief to plead guilty in contract kickback scheme

Gotta love those libby controlled cities and states.....

Five Countrys Attack Hillerys Server

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 22:27
Even though Jim says Hillery's server has never been hacked it was announced today that five country's have been found out to have attacked (hacked) her server. This has happened in 2014. Oooops, I guess maybe she was wrong for having a personal server after all, but what the hell do we know after all?


Looking for Miller or Rogers

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 21:01
Hi all!
Newbee here, looking for a boat to purchase. Specifically looking for a 72' - 78' Miller or Rogers 19' jet. Well cared for original, or well restored condition, BBC or BBF, Berkeley Jet. Turn-key.
If anybody out there has something like that they would be willing to part with, or know of someone that does, I would be very interested.

I am in SoCal, but willing to travel (been to Mariposa, Phoenix, Havasu/Parker, looking at various boats, but have found nothing that fits the bill yet...).

I have a budget that can go as high as $10,000 for an excellent ride. :):):)


1988 Eliminator Daytona 19' with Mercury 260

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 20:02
The boat is gel and looks great, and shines. It is in really great shape. I'm really picky and honest, so if you are interested I will tell you about every nick and ding on the boat. Most people travel to buy these boats, so I won't have you travel for something that is not clearly represented.

Interior is original and beautiful. The gauges and bezels are a couple of years old. Small kicker deck that plugs into apple products, Alpine front speakers and powered sub under rear seat. Boat has full fitted cover (less motor) and a storage cover to protect fitted cover.

Boat can be sold less motor. Rigging for for EFI motor included as well along with the hydraulic jack plate. You get all rigging except for the motor. Put a 260 on it and it is a fast tunnel.

Last photo shows motor with hydraulic jackplate and painted lower unit. Both are currently on boat.

Without motor $11,500.

Will sell the boat with a Mercury Racing 1994 2.5 260. Price with motor is $17,500. I will not sell motor before boat is sold.

Boat is just North of Dallas, TX. Geoff 417-209-4323


Thu, 10/08/2015 - 19:44
Any major differences between the different molds? Youngblood, Condor, Jimmy Johnson, Sunkist, Warhawk?

Not balsa core, a honeycomb paper?

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 18:22
My jet boat provided many years of great service, but I could tell the boat was not as stiff as she should be. Now was the time to replace the stringers.

But, in pulling up the floor, the inner hull laminate felt like the core was rotten, so I cut a hole to see how rotten. Found what looks like a paper core. Looks like the smart thing to do is retire the boat. What is the recommended fix for this? Cut out the inner core where its bad and replace with balsa?

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Fundraiser to benefit Sean Naffziger (HOTWATER), his wife Ashley and their son Brody

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 18:08
Sorry for the late notice, but I got this flyer and then got Ashley's permission to post it here.
I don't know much but Sean is home after another trip to the hospital.
Sean and his family need our help. For those who do not know, Sean was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.

Wayne Hart has organized a fund raiser to benefit Sean, his wife Ashley and their son Brody (see attached flyer).
Proceeds go directly to the family.

WHEN: OCTOBER 17, 2015
8am until whenever

WHERE: Ranchos Cafe - 37193 Ave 12, Madera, CA 93636

This started out for motorcycles (Hogs for Hotwater) but it is evolving. There will be a Poker Run for those who are interested - $25 per Rider or $35 Per Rider & Passenger.
Folks can register for the Poker Run between 8-10 am and the Run begins at 10am. Wayne expects the Run to end back at the Ranchos Cafe at about 1pm.

Wayne says you can participate in the Poker Run in your car or Hot Rod or whatever (I'm not sure on the registration fee in that case).

Or, you don't have to participate in the Poker Run at all.

If you just want to show up during registration in the morning, they will be selling Run Pins for $5 and T-shirts for $15 while they last.
There will also be 50/50 Raffle tickets and tickets for a separate Raffle with some great prizes - You will not have to be present to win.
You can also donate CASH to the family.

At about 1pm, there will be an after party at the Ranchos Cafe with music and you can get a meal for $5. I believe this is when they will be drawing the raffle tickets and awarding the prizes.

Some of the raffle prizes donated so far include an autographed item from the American Pickers, $1000 of concrete work, $700 gift certificate for Boot Barn, a one week stay at a cabin in Shaver, a free chimney sweep and lots more.

Wayne encourages anyone who can, to donate more prizes to be raffled off to benefit the family.

Contact Wayne Hart -
Wayne's phone is 559-479-1430 but he is very busy at work during the day so it might take him some time to respond.

This is all I know right now. I will update this if I learn more.

Let's see how much we can help Sean, Ashley and Brody!

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Boat races and car show in Antioch

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 14:19
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