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Project Edge Stealth Jet

Fonz69

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Came across a vintage set of Bassett headers that have never been used and they are stamped 1980!
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I think they really fit nice even though they are not water injected.
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So the one thing I tried to reuse from my last go fast jet was the RacePump mechanical fuel pump and regulator I used on my blown 540 from around 2007. After not being able to get it to prime I found out the seals inside were shot and they no longer are made...well that figures so I ordered up a magnafuel pro star 500 which is good for 2000hp so I should be covered for a little while.
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All I can say is this pump definitely looks like it will do the job and seems well built, came with a filter that is removable to clean and reuse.
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New routing with the different pump arrangement but I was able to use my existing bracket to mount the new pump.
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Well after testing the new pump it definitely moves fuel....and right past my old regulator. I tried to reduce the pressure but it would only come down to 12psi so time for a regulator upgrade.
Installed a magnafuel regulator which of course required different fittings!
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Had the motor builder Shawn from “Big Block Shawns” in Eau Claire WI stop down and help with the initial startup and dial in on the carb and timing.
Was able to use my water recirculating pump to keep water in the block while doing all this and we’re able to achieve a steady 190 degree temp.
Setup the MSD grid so I am retarding the timing 10 degrees from 0 to 500 rpm to help with starting. Seemed to work great so far.
Here is a short video of that test day.
 

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Rob Ward who made my carbon fiber seats and paddle talked me into swapping out my homemade alucabond center panel with a nice carbon fiber one. I think it adds a nice final touch. 😎
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Had the finishing touches put back on the boat today. Wade from Hotrodstripes.com recreated the original painted on emblems that were gone by the time I bought the boat. I was sent some original pictures from a previous owner showing what they looked like. I think it turned out great!
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Looks and sounds great. Really love everything you have done with this boat.
 

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So today was the day it finally made it in the water.




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So happy for you, man!! That had to be exhilarating; I know mine was.

I’ll guarantee your son won’t ever forget that ride either.

Thanks for updating your thread, and enjoy your boat.
 

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congrats on finishing such a huge project and getting it on the water. it looks and sounds great!
 

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Looks and sounds great. Your attention to detail shows and this is truly a masterpiece. Those kids will always remember the rides you take them on.
 

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So I tried to get some data off my pressure gauges and it seems they do not like all the vibrations and waves going across the water and the batteries seem to wiggle around causing them to turn off.
So this is my second attempt.
Moved sensor input to the top and the out to the side.
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Still using the quick connect fittings that now lead up to the passenger seat.
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Picked up a foam filled case from Harbor Freight and cut out spots for the gauges and my cell phone. I really don’t want to drill a hole through the case yet as I’m able to lock the far side latch to keep the cover closed but test runs will prove if it all stays together.
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So the data log from each sensor can be downloaded to my phone in the future but what I found was more effective the first time out was to hit record the screen on my phone and after the pass I would have a short video I could edit.
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Here is all I was able to capture the first time I tried before the batteries shook loose in the sensors and disconnected.
 
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