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    Participating User Chris94L's Avatar
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    Vehicle after Lightning?

    Seems like it has been forever since I have been on this site. How is everyone doing? Here is the new Hot Rod...




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    I like! So when & where do I show up for my ride?

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    We are usually on Lavon. This is from yesterday. 9 jets were out there.



    Run 63 on GPS yesterday got it back to the house found out it was only firing on 6 holes. Put a FP gauge on it and found out it was only running 5.5psi to the carbs. He ran it way lean and burnt up 2 electrodes on the plugs. I'm hoping/expecting mid 70's out of it with the motor tuned right then I will start tweaking the ride plates on the hull. Too wet right now need to get it up out of the water some more.

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    any luck catching fish out of her?

    Dana

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    it looks faster than 70.....

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    Well duh, why do you think its tied up instead of out running around

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    Sweet lookin' ride. Boats always look faster than they are, especially jets. But they sure do look and sound cool.

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    Was trying to locate reason behind excess crankcase pressure and low speed. Pulled plugs and found 2 of the electrodes consumed. Ran compression test and found same 2 cylinders were at about 30psi with the rest between 160-170psi. Both of those holes had the headgasket blown out into the lifter valleys. Guy changed the FP regulator on it and didn't put a gauge so I have to assume the pressure was way too low causing it to lean out and blow. Switching from the tunnel ram and dual 4's for a little simpler setup Dart intake with a Dominator 1050. Will find a dragster scoop and paint it probably the same color purple that is on the rest of the boat. Should be a runner when its back together hoping for around 500-550hp, and might go ahead and add a little 'mo just in case but that will be a ways down the road. My friend was pissed as hell at the guy I bought it from but really what are you gonna do? One of the joys of buying someone else's project/Hot Rod

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