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1986 Eliminator Liberty rebuild...

ChrisV

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Put some graphics on that motor!!!!!

Dude, interior is bad ass. Did I miss who you said did it? Reasonable?
Thanks dude! Ill get all the stickers situated soon. I keep forgetting but ill take a pic of the business card.
 

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Damn looks good and you covered the whole color spectrum between white and black!! Haha have fun on your trip!
Thank you! I wanted simple. Debating what color I should coat the trailer once I build it. Probably be in the winter though.
 

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Added a meter hr. 5hrs of break in and gotta keep it below 4500. 😒
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My Daytona is all white and sits on a gray trailer, painted by the previous owner. It's not bad the way it is, but I'll probably change it if I decide to add some color to the boat. Red keeps calling my name, simply because one of my trucks is red....but the other is white. So......hence, my dilemma. 😁 Slick install on the hour meter. 👍
 

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My Daytona is all white and sits on a gray trailer, painted by the previous owner. It's not bad the way it is, but I'll probably change it if I decide to add some color to the boat. Red keeps calling my name, simply because one of my trucks is red....but the other is white. So......hence, my dilemma. 😁 Slick install on the hour meter. 👍
Silver is actually what i wanted. I already picked up the metal and stainless fenders. Just need to figure out what wheels and tire size to run before building it.
 

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Okay cool boat! But what’s up with the cars in the background?
a bunch of gtrs?
 

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Maybe its the angle of the pic, but I would trim the threads that hold the Hot Foot peddle bracket, or send them through the stringer the other way. Killer progress!
It it long. I'm missing the beauty washers thats going to add .25 each side. Will stop by Marine Industries West today.
 

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Thos thing look out of this world fast. Post a thread about that stuff too! My sons favorite car is a gtr.
the boat looks awesome. Makes sense if you fabricate totransform the boat to what you have done so far! You got some skill man.
 

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Thos thing look out of this world fast. Post a thread about that stuff too! My sons favorite car is a gtr.
the boat looks awesome. Makes sense if you fabricate totransform the boat to what you have done so far! You got some skill man.
thanks! Yeah kinda have a problem leaving stuff alone.

Couple street race cars.
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I had a problem with water shooting up on the old jack plate when taking off. Built a block off so hopefully this will help.
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I'm in the same boat as you, no pun intended. On our Daytona, water would force it's way up through the plate, and right up over the transom. We almost sank the boat it was so bad!! Nice fix! Let us know how it worked out for you when you get a chance! 😉👍
 

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Congrats! That's gotta be a great feeling after all the effort you have put in.
 

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Congratulations! Isn’t it a great feeling?

Looks great on the water, and looks like it floats well.

Nice work! 👍🏾
 

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Congrats on a successful first run out! The interior turned out great, has me second guessing all white on white too. 🤔
 

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Congratulations! Isn’t it a great feeling?

Looks great on the water, and looks like it floats well.

Nice work! 👍🏾
Yes sir it is!

But there some bugs thats driving me crazy now. I feel like I don't have enough negative trim so it takes forever to get on plane.
 

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Weekend recap.

Spent about 90 gallons of fuel and racked 14hrs on the engine.

Did many laps the island at Lake Perris. A lot.. haha
I thought this would have a good holeshot out of the water and I was wrong. Its a dog and takes forever to plane. Once its on plane it's fast as shit. Had a great time with the family but when home kind of a disappointment. Called the prop guy yesterday and I guess he said the prop needs vent holes.
Another problem is the rpm over shoots the rev limit. Meaning I need a bigger prop. So Augie at Cutting Edge Propellers is making me a new one thats 30p with vent holes. Hopefully have it by the weekend and go testing again. This time with my draggy to measure speed and acceleration.

Didn't take many pics.
Also, added the Eliminator logo and hull numbers. Kinda wanted the old design but happy with the new design.
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