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We really need to have RD start some classes on bullying around here. I really hope @HydroSkreamin doesn’t keep being mean and bullying me around now!!
Pretty bolts.
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Not sure what came out better my needle nose or these AN washers.
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All done now, came out sexy and happy as all get out that @HydroSkreamin saw these and pointed it out to me.
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Than cleaned the intake with Xtreme Speed Mist, followed up with their Spray on Ceramic coat, Ultra Mist. View attachment 993323
Gotta get a few 5/16” next for the coolant tank and the throttle linkage. View attachment 993324
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Don't mean to point out the elephant in the engine bay but it's not shiny and doesn't look right between your shiny cap and bolts.
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Just step up and put a whipple on the damn thing already.. haha
 
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Just step up and put a whipple on the damn thing already.. haha
Still working with ProCharger and hoping to get that done. I really dig doing a little different and well this could be more fun.
 
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Don't mean to point out the elephant in the engine bay but it's not shiny and doesn't look right between your shiny cap and bolts. View attachment 993387
It’s not all that practical, no one sells one done, and it actually is a mount for the coolant tank, relay box, and the heat exchanger. So not only is it a serious pita to remove finding a chrome isn’t easy these days, so it could be powder coated but even then a lot of work.
 

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It’s not all that practical, no one sells one done, and it actually is a mount for the coolant tank, relay box, and the heat exchanger. So not only is it a serious pita to remove finding a chrome isn’t easy these days, so it could be powder coated but even then a lot of work.
I know I just really wanted to get under your skin hahaha. Your boat is awesome! You have a good eye for detail.
 

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Coolant tank
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The throttle bracket bolts were a little trickier, as they held on a piece of raw stainless, well an hour on the buffer later, i think i could get better but need different rouge as well another wheel to really cut it smoother then get a show shine, but it’s hardly visible so only one who will notice is HS 🤣
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Hahaha it appears hydro and I are chipping away! If anything with all this polishing you've done you have gained like 2 more mph's on the top end and cool points too! 😁
 

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Needed to tighten some bolts on the steps, decided to remove and clean up a little. The prior owner would get a slip for the weekend while out, so it had some bad build up on the ladder and the steps. Planning to pull all rear hardware this fall and pc is silver to match the graphics, but for now i spent a few hours in the ladder.
First pic was after already half an hour of lime-a-way and scrubbing. Not anything special but helps my ocd.
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And then back to the polisher.
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Peter, clarify if you would and probably already posted but you took your gauges out and sent them to ? and they rebuild or place new face and needle?
 

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Peter, clarify if you would and probably already posted but you took your gauges out and sent them to ? and they rebuild or place new face and needle?
No these are new from Livorsi. Old ones are still sitting there in the dash being old gauges. I don’t know of anyone who refurbs these style gauges, they are sealed etc Livorsi doesn’t even repair only replace.
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No these are new from Livorsi. Old ones are still sitting there i the dash being old gauges. I do t know of anyone who refurbs these style gauges, they are sealed etc Livorsi doesn’t even repair only replace.
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So you ordered all new gauges but you selected the colors. I recall your post displaying the different colors but thought you were doing it all yourself. Thx.
 

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So you ordered all new gauges but you selected the colors. I recall your post displaying the different colors but thought you were doing it all yourself. Thx.
Yes was still deciding exactly what to do. But yes custom orders from Livorsi are the only way to go. Not cheap but at that point what’s 300$ extra to make exactly what you want. They also powdered and printed a new trim indicator card for me so it’ll match perfect.
 

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Yes was still deciding exactly what to do. But yes custom orders from Livorsi are the only way to go. Not cheap but at that point what’s 300$ extra to make exactly what you want. They also powdered and printed a new trim indicator card for me so it’ll match perfect.
The new ones definitely look great. Sounds like I’d have to get a job to afford doing mine.
 

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So it’s all in the pics, but built a little jig to do the wiring then put that all together and ladida 8 hours later it’s done. I don’t see @DCB calling and offering a job wiring but i think it came out pretty good. Not sure how i could’ve gotten the solder and heat shrink smaller but it’s done and i don’t see myself redoing it anytime soon lol.
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Love following your threads sir. You have the sickness like me, although yours is way more!! Your Eye for detail is just crazy and I was really wish I could have bought your old boat because I know that thing was ULTRA SANO!
 

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Love following your threads sir. You have the sickness like me, although yours is way more!! Your Eye for detail is just crazy and I was really wish I could have bought your old boat because I know that thing was ULTRA SANO!
Thank you i appreciate that.

Got the gauges in the sun today, took an mid morning stroll while lil dude was in school.
Truly cannot be happier with how they turned out, was even better hearing mama keep saying how much she loved them.
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Guages look clean and simple. Love the wiring too!

Do you plan on tying in the orange from the pin striping at any point?
 

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Looking like I may want to upgrade and re-wire sooner than later


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Guages look clean and simple. Love the wiring too!

Do you plan on tying in the orange from the pin striping at any point?
So we thought about it at first, but I’m not a big orange guy anyway, and when DCB redid the interior they didn’t use any orange. Ideally even though the cost way outweighs the end look I’d love to ditch the orange for that candy purple that DCB used in this same time line.
 

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Got the holes from the front open bow pods opened up, for the new M2 Rockfords, i have to admit Speed of Sound Michael is a bad sob, how he made it look so easy to go from a 5.7” hole to a 7.1” hole.
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Removing those side panel/boxes i found more than i bargained for with this boat tho.... full carbon kevlar and vacuum bagged hull.
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Got all the wiring and controller from SoS as well.


Now tho to decide which grill i like better.
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These big bastards are insane loud and clear, the Pierced sounded good but all 6 of them I’d honestly have to say these two that are in so far are louder already.
 
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Got the holes from the front open bow pods opened up, for the new M2 Rockfords, i have to admit Speed of Sound Michael is a bad sob, how he made it look so easy to go from a 5.7” hole to a 7.1” hole.
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Removing those side panel/boxes i found more than i bargained for with this boat tho....
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Got all the wiring and controller from SoS as well.
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Now tho to decide which grill i like better.
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These big bastards are insane loud and clear, the Pierced sounded good but all 6 of them is honestly have to say these two that are in so far are louder already.
More great work... Option 1 IMO
 

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Those M2’s are badass. Wish they would have a did a white under the mesh option also. Both look good though. I went with the mesh.
 
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I like the white spoke ones personally. It might look generic but to me you don't have enough silver in your boat to tie in the mesh style. Either way your boat is nice. Keep up the great work!

Edit: I see your silver fabric now eyes didn't catch that before.... I'm a sucker for white but it's not my boat. And if you like the speaker lights I don't think that will show well with the mesh.
 
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Or you can take the white ones, spray them green to matchup with exisitng interior.......but think I'd do the mesh.
 

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Boss lady said white spoke so she got her way. Hopefully get the other four holes opened up this week if @SPL2K can squeeze me in. Got all the rgb wires ran and ready so cut holes, mount than tune the Alpine’s. I will say these damn M2’s in the bow are insane loud, and glad Michael convinced me to do these vs the JL or Kicker i was thinking to do.
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Early morning drop off with the stereo guru. Speed of Sound
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Needed the captain seat’s 8” holes cut then install and tune.
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So whoever had done the keels before did something goofy and that was why it was chipping in the rear, so Pedro decided to do the whole thing for me to fix the prior issue.
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So now she should be perfect from the bottom side.
 

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So whoever had done the keels before did something goofy and that was why it was chipping in the rear, so Pedro decided to do the whole thing for me to fix the prior issue.
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So now she should be perfect from the bottom side.
need same done to Buds Mach26 keels/edges are very rough,please pass on Pedro/Saleen contact info.I heard DCB had some issues with certain years of delamination on bottoms.ours is a 2002 Mach26 and appears someone did keel work to this one also..
 
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So whoever had done the keels before did something goofy and that was why it was chipping in the rear, so Pedro decided to do the whole thing for me to fix the prior issue.
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So now she should be perfect from the bottom side.
He definitely knows his stuff. Gives you all the info and options and allows you to make the decision based on what you’re looking for.
 

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Trailer brakes have been crap since “No Thanks stay away from Frank’s” painted my boat, i mean shortened the tongue on the trailer. I’ve tried bleeding it but it’s just never bled right by myself. Saw a kit on eBay said wtf why not, and ordered it. Was a little messy at first but that was my fault i was trying to use too much pressure. However i ran 1/2 quart out the furthest caliper to try and clean it all out then about 2-3 oz out of the other three. The brakes actually work now and work amazing. I’d definitely recommend this kit for the 85$ it costs.

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