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Not sure this shot was supposed to get out, as I think its magic how the carbon gets in there??? but I think this is going to be an interesting combo, black carbon over gray with wood??? I heard the wood is going in today??? not sure what kind???
 

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Not sure this shot was supposed to get out, as I think its magic how the carbon gets in there??? but I think this is going to be an interesting combo, black carbon over gray with wood??? I heard the wood is going in today??? not sure what kind???
If that's the gray boat (mine) the wood should be white oak. I do like the idea of the gray inside with the carbon, goes with the motor.:D
 

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I believe that is your boat and I heard the wood went in today and looks awesome!! I'll post up some pics as soon as I can sneak into the skunk works and get some!!!!

Whats the word on power ??? Please share.
 

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Holy schmoly!!! that is sum pretty motor!!!!!
Thanks, but not all the pretty is on the outside! Just got the heads back from Grose Racing Engines and they're gorgous! Joey did a helluva job on the ports and chambers. That picture is just a mock up to make sure everything fits. Just as an FYI, The motor is 14:1 CR, Cam is Howards 4/7 swap, duration @ .050 is 277 deg. intake and 283 exhaust, lift is .810 int/.765exh . We are going to go with Jesel shaft rockers (1.7:1 ratio) because of spring pressure (250 seat/800@lift). The manifold is an Edelbrock Victor Ram 2R that Joey ported to match the heads, carbs are Holley 0-80920 Gen 3 Ultra Dominators. These things are infinately adjustable and I think we're going to need that to de-tune it!!! Ignition is all MSD, Pro-Billet distributor, 7al-2 box, coil is an HVC. We have yet to call Lemons to get the headers made but that's coming soon! Now you know just about as much about the motor as I do!:yikes
 

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I have a pretty decent flat, when I see pictures like this I can't help but be happy for the owner, just bitchen.
 

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It's a good thing I don't live closer to you guys Rickybobby! I'd be another "Hang around" at the shop hoping to get patched! :D

The work these guys put out is absolutely incredible. I would LOVE to volunteer my spare time just sweeping the floors at the shop HOPING some of their knowledge would come my way.

You're a lucky guy; you have a great opportunity being able to spend time with these fellas.

Thanks for posting and keeping the rest of us in the loop!

Henry
 

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It's a good thing I don't live closer to you guys Rickybobby! I'd be another "Hang around" at the shop hoping to get patched! :D

The work these guys put out is absolutely incredible. I would LOVE to volunteer my spare time just sweeping the floors at the shop HOPING some of their knowledge would come my way.

You're a lucky guy; you have a great opportunity being able to spend time with these fellas.

Thanks for posting and keeping the rest of us in the loop!

Henry
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Man you nailed it on the head. These guys blow my mind most of the time when they start talking and I just sit there and soak it up, I just wish "work time" would stop getting in the way of my "hang around" time!!!:D
 

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Hahahaha! I think the fact that they allow you to show up and snoop around the shop and take pictures and ask questions is the COOLEST thing ever!

That's a testament to the type of gentleman you are spending your time with. Men like them with that amount of knowledge and an easy-going personality are hard to come by. You are definitely lucky! ;)

I finally read this entire post from the first page to the last and their work is incredible! As always, thank you for posting up!

Please give my thanks to them for allowing you to be there and to share their abilities with us.

Henry
 

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RB, I talked with Pete last Friday, said the stringers were going in and he would try to pursuade you to get some pics posted up, PLEASE! He said you were working nights and it was a bit tough to get over there (I worked nights for 25 years so I know the drill lol). Thanks for all the pictures, Dave.:kewl
 

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It has been kinda of crazy with work and such. I will try to go by today or tomorrow to get some updates. You are lucky to get one of the really fast ones !!!! :D:D
 

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Can't wait to see how badass the stringers are going to be on the gray boat!!! Never seen this done before on a flatty!!! Pete and Sean thinkin outside the box again.... Nice work guys.
 

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That is HOT! Doesn't seem real yet and won't until We get it home. Thanks for the pics Bob:D:D:D
 

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I heard the stringers went in for good this morning!!!! What colors you going with inside?? Power ???
 

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That's cool! By colors do you mean the hardware? Probably going to be purple or black haven't decided yet, we still have time tho. As for the engine, we got our shaft rockers, had to send intake stands back to Jesel to get taller ones because of longer valves. Once we get those back we can get pushrods and button it up. Still have to get some small stuff for it but I think we're going to wait to get the boat before we do that so we get it right the first time.
 

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Man I wish we lived closer so I could see the thing going together in person. I'm assuming that's the gray boat deck in the mold? Thanks for the pics:D
 

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I work the next couple of days, but, yes that is your deck getting layed up and your hull is almost ready for the world to see (I peeked today and she looks awesome!!!!) As soon as I get the green light to post up the super secret pics of your custom stringers, I will.... until then, take my word for it..... she is awesome !!!!! :)
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Here are the latest on the black drag racer, catching some rays outside!!! getting closer to moving on !!!!

Rumor is the other black racer will go to paint soon and start going back together.... all her jewelry has been polished and anodized... she is going to rock!!!!
 

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Oh please get the OK to post our stringer pictures, I so do want to see them.:D The ones that you posted are HOT, is the billet V-Drive for the black racer?
 

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The billet V-drive is for the black racer... she is moving along nicely....


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who builds boats on Sundays anymore anyway??? :D:D:D
 

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Those stringers rock!!! It almost looks like they're a composite center with wood laminated to either side, very trick, can't wait to see them done and in person:D
 

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Thanks for posting the update pictures RB! These gentleman truly are craftsmen and their work is incredible. Please share our appreciation! ;)
 

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Went by the shop today and the boys were busy on your boat. She is getting more glass and resin and the stringers and floor look amazing (sorry no pics today!!).

BL
I will share your kind words with Pete and Sean. They are an amazing source of v-drive and go fast knowledge. I asked Sean to look at Jr.'s cav plates to see what we could do and to improve them. They were all over it!!! :):)
 

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KF lots going on.... On my final night of 7 in a row!!! Trying to get it all done so I can go play at the lake soon!!!

Rumor is, your deck is done but still in the mold and hull should be wrapped up in the next week. The last time I saw your hull she looked puuuurity.!!!

I think this V-Drive is for one of the black boats!! Pretty cool stuff.
 

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RB Thanks for the info, sorry to hear about the week without a break, go and recreate!!! By the By, that's a ton of gear in that box!
 

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The Blown Alky boat went to the paint shop and I will post pics of it as soon as I get some. In the mean time, all the hardware has been polished and plated and waiting to go back together!!!
 

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Pics from today, some new hardware for the other black boat. I heard the motor for it is in the works and will be BADASS!!!!


KF's hull was weighed today and everyone like what they saw numbers wise. The deck is ready to go and she should go together soon!!!
 

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The strut looks awsome!! I'm assuming the sanding going on is prep for the clearcoat, Thanks RB:D
 

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I think they were planning on a laying down a couple more layers before the final clear coat, but she is moving right along. The deck is done and just waiting for the hull. I was there the other day when they weighed your hull and the seemed pleased with the numbers they saw.
 

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I'm guessing that they are trying to get the weight right at what Pete and I discussed, WOW that's attention to detail! We can't wait to see it out of the mold so we can start making our minds up as to what colors we're going to do hardware and graphics in. The wife says purples & blues,my son says purples, grays, and something bright, me, hell I'll be happy to have a boat again (sold the Kurtis back in April). I know that the engine is black & gray with a bit of polish. Decisions Decisions!!! RB, thanks again for posting up all the build pics, can't wait to see what some the others look like. Dave
 

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I heard Purple!

It's not the "Purple Headed People Eater" , but it is my little piece of Giroux heaven!

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I'd be trembling cutting that first hole lol.

Awesome thread and beautiful boats. Those boys know how to get it done
 

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Damn!

Thanks guys I have a visit scheduled with my dentist tomorrow morning!

Although he's a way more brutal than Sean with a drill.... Lol!
 

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Alright, we're falling into the depths of despair, nobody posting, no pics, no nothing. Anybody have anything???
 
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