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  1. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Had some time to test this morning to try out my cut down impeller. The boat definitely liked it.
  2. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Thanks Mike! So for Father’s Day today my kids got me a killer shirt from a certain show that I always watch😎
  3. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Seeing as how I am not running the HP that I planned on when the keel was done Jeff suggested that I try a flat shoe to help lift the tail up more and free up the boat. Having MPD make a flat shoe is the right option however I need to send the one I have across the country to have a pattern made...
  4. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    So I tried to get some data off my pressure gauges and it seems they do not like all the vibrations and waves going across the water and the batteries seem to wiggle around causing them to turn off. So this is my second attempt. Moved sensor input to the top and the out to the side. Still using...
  5. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    So today was the day it finally made it in the water.
  6. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Little tuning on the garden hose.
  7. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Boat looks nice in the sun...it’s been awhile. Took it down to the landing for a leak test and all looks good, now just need the weather to warm up, the river to calm down and a chase boat.
  8. Fonz69

    Project StressEliminator Restomod-23 Daytona

    Congratulations!!! Sure looks like you guys had a blast and I’m glad to hear all the hard work was worth it!
  9. Fonz69

    Project StressEliminator Restomod-23 Daytona

    I can relate as after 3 years of building mine is ready for a maiden voyage but I live on the WI river and have seen way too many things float by this time of year to risk going for a spin, that and I would need a chase boat also which your right is tough this early on. The recent warm weather...
  10. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Had the finishing touches put back on the boat today. Wade from Hotrodstripes.com recreated the original painted on emblems that were gone by the time I bought the boat. I was sent some original pictures from a previous owner showing what they looked like. I think it turned out great!
  11. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Rob Ward who made my carbon fiber seats and paddle talked me into swapping out my homemade alucabond center panel with a nice carbon fiber one. I think it adds a nice final touch. 😎
  12. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Had the motor builder Shawn from “Big Block Shawns” in Eau Claire WI stop down and help with the initial startup and dial in on the carb and timing. Was able to use my water recirculating pump to keep water in the block while doing all this and we’re able to achieve a steady 190 degree temp...
  13. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Well after testing the new pump it definitely moves fuel....and right past my old regulator. I tried to reduce the pressure but it would only come down to 12psi so time for a regulator upgrade. Installed a magnafuel regulator which of course required different fittings!
  14. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    So the one thing I tried to reuse from my last go fast jet was the RacePump mechanical fuel pump and regulator I used on my blown 540 from around 2007. After not being able to get it to prime I found out the seals inside were shot and they no longer are made...well that figures so I ordered up a...
  15. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Came across a vintage set of Bassett headers that have never been used and they are stamped 1980! I think they really fit nice even though they are not water injected.
  16. Fonz69

    Project StressEliminator Restomod-23 Daytona

    I have also heard it explained like this, take 2 sections of glass and add a little water between them now try and pull them apart...not so easy. Now add a little imperfections such as a few grains of sand for example and the glass comes right apart. Heard everything from dimpling the bottom of...
  17. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    So I priced out the racepak for datalogging and to log the 4 sensors on the jet drive I would be looking at over $3500. That’s just not going to work right now even the racepak is an amazing system and I would love to run it I had to come up with a more economical solution at least for now to...
  18. Fonz69

    Project StressEliminator Restomod-23 Daytona

    Sorry to hear about your denali my 08 has slowly had parts fail like the heated steering wheel, rear defrost, rear air suspension however it only has 98k on it so I’ll keep driving it as it does pull the boat nice! That and the cost of a new one is ridiculous and cuts into my boat funds😅
  19. Fonz69

    Project Edge Stealth Jet

    Just a few little changes I swapped out the paddle clamps with ones that might hold it in a little better and swapped out the original drain plugs that had a pipe plug to drain to these type from Eddie Marine that retain the plug when draining.
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