- Jan 14, 2017
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Found a nice spot on the passenger side for the MSD, out of the weather and as dry as I can get in a boat...
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Thinking about how to mount it through the side panel as the shock absorbing studs won’t reach all the way through the panel, might try some cabinet/furniture locks we’ll see.
Nice to see you using your mill.
I’d like to make a suggestion based on experience:
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Don’t use that fitting with the wall thickness that thin. It’ll break and you’ll not only be mad, but potentially have fuel all over the place as well.
I’d suggest taking the filter adapter to1/2” NPT or see if Holley makes the cap you need.
I’d maybe use that fitting on the dyno but definitely not in the boat with the weight and vibration of the attached fuel line working on it.
Again, not knocking what you’re trying to achieve, but aluminum fittings that thin have a short fatigue life.
Glad you’re making progress!
Fonz,So I was able to learn a little history about the boat from a previous owner who also provided some pics. It seems the boat was built and sent out along with a green stealth to VA. During that time it had different blown bbc motors in it. One thing I learned was it had a “Edge Stealth” hand painted emblem on both sides that after looking closer I could actually make out where the red had faded ever so slightly and could see this on the boat! My plan is to try and replicate this as it looks great and would help restore some of the originality to the boat.
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If you look close you can see the stealth fighter jet at the end.
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I’m interested in any history you can find out! ThanksFonz,
First off remarkable job you are doing on this boat....seriously. I hang out with the Virginia crew every year and Performance Boats and family are part of that bunch. Pretty sure I can find out the history of your boat. You mention a green boat going out at the same time, Jack Weller has a boat called the Green Monster that Hass sometimes drives. I'll see if I can get one of those guy's to take a look at this and fill you in.
Should have known better, i guess your friends with Kevin Kilgour.
Trick paddle mounts are a unicorn, i have looked. One of these days i'll hit up a friend of mine for some nice fabbed ones...Looks good.So I had to find a place for the awesome carbon fiber paddle I got from Rob Ward so right behind the drivers seat made sense. I only used existing screw holes that were from holding the old wire loom in place. I am not sure if this is the final answer for the paddle as I might still look for some type of nice paddle clamp but for now I made this out of things laying around the shop.
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Lined the inside of them with a felt backer to help not scratch up the paddle.
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My plan is to purchase a nice pneumatic suction system to draw out the oil that will attach to that valve.Looking good!
I really like that EZ-101 oil valve. Wish I had something like that, I suck mine out the dipstick and it takes forever. I'm curious to know how that works and if it leaks at all.
We have the same band saw. Recently got mine and I love it. I made a fence for it last weekend and I just got some sanding belts for it. It sands pretty well.
My plan is to purchase a nice pneumatic suction system to draw out the oil that will attach to that valve.
The band saw works ok for a budget friendly tool, I lost the handle that tilts the saw on the way home from buying it, fell off onto the road somewhere