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  • Albert
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    Regular old Nason automotive paint from a spray can, same as most automotive paint stores sell for touch ups.
    I was going to go krylon but I figured this would hold up better once cured.

  • ZUL8TR
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    Excellent job, what brand and type of paint?

  • Albert
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    Not a boat part…but it didn’t come out bad for single stage paint. Shot in a dustbin of a garage.
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  • Albert
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    In my elbow. Version 2.0 could have an old socket welded into the end of the pipe.

  • ZUL8TR
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    Great job on the refresh, Mr Heat helps again!

  • ZUL8TR
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    Cool tool. Where does the torque wrench fit?

  • Albert
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    Thank you Dean.

  • DeanFHobart
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    Cool….Very innovative……. Great job.

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  • Albert
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    Y’a need them specialty tools sometimes.
    So I welded 4 pieces of bar stock inside some exhaust pipe.
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  • Albert
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    00225839-B781-4D92-9F38-6F79D7B3A709.jpeg Back in the bbq for 7 minutes.
    New roller bearings, new rear seal and new o ring on the cone. Feels nice and smooth and satisfying.
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    Last edited by Albert; 06-15-2022, 05:47 PM.

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  • Albert
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    What a debacle...
    We got there thinking we were ready to test. Then we struggled with getting my brothers throttle cable to work correctly, quickly checked timing on my brothers motor and it was way out, then someone leaned on my mag and discovered it wasn't bolted down as firmly as it should have been and had shifted, so retime that motor as well. Also found one of my clamps was stripped and had to find a bolt to use as a transom clamp for the test.
    Once that was we began to test. I set my motor way down to get it lots of water while breaking it in (just below 1").
    The good news is the basket case motor is working really well, much stronger than last year I think. I never held it for an entire straightaway but it turns faster and pulls harder from midrange. It still needs the carb dialed but I left it nice and rich for break in (next weekend well take a little fuel out).

    The really odd think was that with the motor deeper in the water the boat flew much higher than it ever did. I was able to get my turn fin out of the water by 2-3 inches (it would not do this last year with the motor set close to the legal limit.

    I'm still not thrilled with the flow or water out of the motor and its possible that it's the prop at this point. Going to try another prop next weekend as well.

    Unfortunately my brothers motor was running very poorly, by next weekend it will have new ignition components fuel filter and a carb cleaning. I think it's ignition and Carruthers thinks it's carb related but either way we'll need to get it sorted.

    Highlight of the day was seeing Carruthers fly by me in my own boat while I was testing my brothers. Seeing it flying straight and high like it never did last year and just generally looking awesome was tremendously satisfying (wish I had a picture).

    Lots to do yet, Motor #2 is coming along.

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  • Albert
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    NTK, I checked the box not made in china and yes they are c3 clearance as you suggested.

  • ZUL8TR
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    Looks good. What brand are the bearings? Are they C3 clearance?

  • Albert
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    11DE77D9-C86A-48E0-BF2A-E3A99714FD3F.jpeg A friend with a press lent a hand last night. Both the gear and the race pressed off very easily. New bearings are on the new shaft and the rest should go together when I get an hour in the garage.
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    Last edited by Albert; 06-10-2022, 03:31 AM.

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  • ZUL8TR
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    Luc
    Agreed new content would be a plus to HR. I recall during my APBA race years and thank those I received lots of help from - no HR then just person to person and the ability to take it and use it and pass it on to others. I never kept secrets from my competitors I let them know what I discovered and received from others and that made for better competition. I like a crowded field of 12 on the race course rather than the long boring string outs. I have many engine, race boat, prop, etc tech items/tips that would probably be helpful to some.
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