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Making some BIG BIG CHANGES... Starting with moving the drive up 1 1/4" Much more to come, hang on tight, your gonna TRIP !!!!!
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Cant wait for the next chapter. The glass and gel work look top shelf!
 

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I cannot imagine your talents have diminished, so i will definitely be following this one. Everything you’ve done on this boat has been beyond over the top. Cannot wait to see what all you have in store.
 
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:cool: looking good Jeff,that should equate into more speed and efficiency 👍
 

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@Orangegazm The motor mounts look great, who did you end up using for the machine work?
I used a shop in Morgan Hill to do the motor mounts... they got their asses kicked on this project. I don't know how, The wood mounts that I made fit perfect... they got them on the third try.

I'm using Brian at SB products for the new intake, should have CAD drawings soon. I definitely felt like we where on the same page when I left his shop.
 

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The hole in the inner edge is that for looks only or will you be running something through there?
 

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When they don't make orange LED dash lights.... You make your own
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When you buy the best fittings (XRP) and they turn pink and the MFG says its sun exposure.... the boat is stored indoors with a hatch and a cover, the guy just had to back peddle. So, me being the frugal guy that I am... decided to save some money and strip, polish and re-anodize what seems to be a trillion fittings. WTF was I thinking ???
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I have the long block back but I am changing everything.... going for a different vibe !!!
 

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When you buy the best fittings (XRP) and they turn pink and the MFG says its sun exposure.... the boat is stored indoors with a hatch and a cover, the guy just had to back peddle. So, me being the frugal guy that I am... decided to save some money and strip, polish and re-anodize what seems to be a trillion fittings. WTF was I thinking ???
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But are you doing them in orange?
 

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Still not a lot of progress but I am finding stuff to do.... sub grill painted and reinstalled, I went with semi gloss clear and definitely like it better than the billet look. It will be way easier to clean, polishing it was a bitch . LED's are all done in under cabinet fixtures, a ton of work but I can't just two side tape it up and call it good.
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I have the long block back but I am changing everything.... going for a different vibe !!!
Different vibe, as in ..... still going to be the hemi and psi right? Even tho a flat hatch would be sba with some 🐌🐌‘s under there.
 

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Upgrades galore, very cool. I can't wait to see the new power. As always everything you do is top notch.
 

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Looking great. On the motor mounts, do flanges bolt onto the feet or will they be welded?
 

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When you buy the best fittings (XRP) and they turn pink and the MFG says its sun exposure.... the boat is stored indoors with a hatch and a cover, the guy just had to back peddle. So, me being the frugal guy that I am... decided to save some money and strip, polish and re-anodize what seems to be a trillion fittings. WTF was I thinking ???
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You think about dumping the steel braid and go with the black cloth braid?
 

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You think about dumping the steel braid and go with the black cloth braid?
Probably will go black.... I like the steel braid, it looks racey but its been on the boat for awhile and after taking them apart the lines would have to be shortened. That would mess all the rigging up 👎 If I have to buy new lines, black is less expensive and is more modern looking.
 

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Probably will go black.... I like the steel braid, it looks racey but its been on the boat for awhile and after taking them apart the lines would have to be shortened. That would mess all the rigging up 👎 If I have to buy new lines, black is less expensive and is more modern looking.
I agree. On your rig it will look great. When we re rigged my Skater, my steel braid was a disaster.
 

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Probably will go black.... I like the steel braid, it looks racey but its been on the boat for awhile and after taking them apart the lines would have to be shortened. That would mess all the rigging up 👎 If I have to buy new lines, black is less expensive and is more modern looking.

I went back and forth on this on my build then opted for black. It's much easier to work with and it's soft so you don't have to worry about it scratching anything.
 

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I went back and forth on this on my build then opted for black. It's much easier to work with and it's soft so you don't have to worry about it scratching anything.
I still love steel braid but its kinda outdated, plus the getting stabbed by the lines sucks when cleaning the engine... add to that the chaffing can be a problem, I had one line almost wear through a fitting and I thought I had everything secured so that wouldn't happen.
 

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I still love steel braid but its kinda outdated, plus the getting stabbed by the lines sucks when cleaning the engine... add to that the chaffing can be a problem, I had one line almost wear through a fitting and I thought I had everything secured so that wouldn't happen.

Yeah, taking apart my old steel lines and getting pricked a couple times helped sell me on the black.
 

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I know it isn't feasible in every application, but man stainless hard lines sure look amazing! Makes me wish Cherry Performance hadn't gone out of business. Spent a few dollars there back in the day!
 

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I know it isn't feasible in every application, but man stainless hard lines sure look amazing! Makes me wish Cherry Performance hadn't gone out of business. Spent a few dollars there back in the day!
That would look amazing.... But the time involved would be off the charts !!!! I want to get it done in my lifetime 🤯
 
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