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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/17/14 3:00 p.m.

I will start a build thread but really not much needs done, a newer stereo (modern music sources rather than the ancient cassette player)

Freshen up the trim, add a ski pylon, clean up and paint the trailer.

Buy some ski equipment...

The rest will be a collection of fun on the water.

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http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/more-grm-hole-in-the-water-fun/89841/page1/#post1588133

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/17/14 4:35 p.m.

I thought you were Australian? That thing needs a cage.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/17/14 5:27 p.m.

Naah, if it can't bite you where's the fun?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/22/14 9:11 p.m.

We got it wet today at Lake St Marys

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Everything works great, Charlie approves

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/22/14 9:12 p.m.

Cheesie grins all around

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grafmiata
grafmiata SuperDork
8/22/14 10:24 p.m.

Why are you choking Charlie???

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/22/14 11:14 p.m.

"When I say grin, you have better damn well grin."

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TRoglodyte
TRoglodyte SuperDork
8/23/14 9:56 a.m.

Boats have the same effect on me. Floating a boat puts a grin on my mug.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/20/14 7:38 p.m.

When we took it out we could see gases blowing out from the left bank head gasket from the rear when the engine was running.

We pulled the original heads off the engine after the boat trip and found they had been modified by a butcher to say the least. Each chamber had cracks between the valves and the intake was butchered as well. Time to fix it all.

New built aluminum heads, intake and new ARP head-bolts acquired. This goes back together after the holiday break, no rush until Spring at this point but it's good to be on track.

81cpcamaro
81cpcamaro HalfDork
12/20/14 7:52 p.m.

That's a lot of engine for a fairly small boat. I bet it is a blast on the water.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
12/20/14 8:11 p.m.

Not sure how I missed this the first time around, but it obviously has my seal of approval.

Awesome sauce!!!

jmc14
jmc14 Reader
12/20/14 8:53 p.m.

Nice!

ClemSparks
ClemSparks PowerDork
12/21/14 7:45 p.m.
Toyman01 wrote: Not sure how I missed this the first time around, but it obviously has my seal of approval. Awesome sauce!!!

This is pretty much my sentiment.

Much want.

84FSP
84FSP Reader
12/21/14 7:55 p.m.

So did anyone else zoom in on the text across the front of that motor? Seems appropriate for such a berklying fast boast

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle HalfDork
12/21/14 7:55 p.m.

LOL..

The script on the engine says "BERKELEY"

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/22/14 12:28 a.m.

In reply to OHSCrifle:

That Berkeley is the brand of the Jet and Marine kit for the 460.

gamby
gamby UltimaDork
12/22/14 1:02 a.m.

In reply to aussiesmg:

Well, it couldn't be a more appropriate front cover!!!

ultraclyde
ultraclyde SuperDork
12/22/14 7:15 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: In reply to OHSCrifle: That Berkeley is the brand of the Jet and Marine kit for the 460.

for obvious reasons.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
6/14/15 9:54 p.m.

We have had the 460 out, rebuilt it including aluminum heads, more cam, roller rockers and more, we are about to pick it up again, it shouldn't take much to get it back in the boat and us on the water, finally

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
6/15/15 5:55 a.m.

I expect video of the next trip.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
7/21/15 7:15 a.m.

About to be put back together, the freshened 460 with new heads, cam, pushrods and more, not crazy power just an upgrade, after all the hull is a 78 or nearly 40 years old and it did 65 mph on the hurt engine

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RossD
RossD PowerDork
7/21/15 7:23 a.m.

You're going fuel injected right?

Raze
Raze UltraDork
7/21/15 6:29 p.m.
RossD wrote: You're going fuel injected right?

+blower

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
7/21/15 10:56 p.m.

Carb with nitrous, of course

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
7/22/15 7:59 p.m.

So whos gonna be the first daredevil to waterski behind this thing? (not me!)

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