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    Indeed, I found some 42" hoses on SkiDIM that...

    Indeed, I found some 42" hoses on SkiDIM that would work perfectly to get the cooler in front of the engine and below the trans oil sump. According to the Borg-Warner service manual the cooler is...
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    Engine is aligned [emoji2]. I got a few goodies...

    Engine is aligned [emoji2]. I got a few goodies for Christmas, namely fuel pump, relays and some other bits and pieces. I have been working on wiring. The old wiring had strange routing and some...
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    Glad to see it moving closer to completion. :cool: Once they lay down the new gelcoat you won't be able to see it. I have a few things to learn about finishing my repairs..
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    I had another go at the alignment. Not sure what...

    I had another go at the alignment. Not sure what I was thinking before but I had everything reversed. The trans mounts were topped out and the engine mounts were bottomed out.

    Now that I got the...
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    Update time Thanks to the wiring diagrams and...

    Update time

    Thanks to the wiring diagrams and a little luck. I got the SBC running. Considering the amount of rust in two cylinders it runs pretty good, though one cylinder is down on...
  6. Welcome back. :) Isnít true for all of our...

    Welcome back. :)

    Isnít true for all of our rebuilds or restorations. They are never done
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    Email has been received. Much appreciated. I have...

    Email has been received. Much appreciated. I have since found a few service manuals and such but not a lot of good schematics
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    Hey MySupra, Looks like the forum downsized...

    Hey MySupra,

    Looks like the forum downsized the image and is too blurry to read. Going to PM you my email to see if email is any better.
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    Well I havenít got it test fired. But I have got...

    Well I havenít got it test fired. But I have got the engine assembled and dressed. Due to the backyard rebuild, I threw whatever oil I had laying around and hooked up the distributor to a corded...
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    The ramp is definitely the steepest one on the...

    The ramp is definitely the steepest one on the lake minus the sailboat specific ramp. The kids understand that it takes time fortunately and fall sports keep their mind off of it. Post like ours...
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    81 Sport Restoration

    To commemorate the 41st anniversary of my boat, we took it for a float test at the neighborhood boat ramp. All I need to do is tighten the shaft packing just a little more.

    As a note the factory...
  12. Good to hear that you got some time to get away. ...

    Good to hear that you got some time to get away. Props to the shop, their work is top notch.
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    On my last boat, at idle the water pump sucks...

    On my last boat, at idle the water pump sucks less water than what the hose flows. 1800 rpms would be close to the flow from the hose.

    If water is coming out the exhaust, your raw water pump is...
  14. Hey Mischief, Do you have any updates on your...

    Hey Mischief,

    Do you have any updates on your restore? I have just about run out of popcorn and I want to see how it comes out. :)
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    I roughly priced what it would take to put in an...

    I roughly priced what it would take to put in an LS vs rebuild the SBC in mine.

    Just about all the marinization companies (PCM, Crusader, Marine Power) offered the 6.0L in the mid to late 2000's...
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    Here is the way I broke it down: Wood vs...

    Here is the way I broke it down:
    Wood vs composites
    - Do you want the boat to last more than your lifetime guaranteed?
    Yes - composite
    No - Wood, though when done properly wood can last a...
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    Seems like I take 3 steps forward and 2 steps...

    Seems like I take 3 steps forward and 2 steps back.
    Went to secure the cap to the hull and either the cap shrunk or the hull grew in the bow. I ripped out the floor and stringers in the bow to give...
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    I'm glad you were able to make the most of it. ...

    I'm glad you were able to make the most of it. Kinda glad my rebuild was not complete yet. At some point I would like to attend a meetup or Supra reunion.

    Any clue why most boater reunions are...
  19. First off beautiful boat. I count 7 possible...

    First off beautiful boat.

    I count 7 possible aftermarket modifications, not including your phone. Though I would not call myself a guru or expert on early Supras.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using...
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    Despite record heat here in Texas work continued....

    Despite record heat here in Texas work continued. Deck is done and cap is placed on the hull. I'm glad I test fit the cap as it looks like I knew what I was doing. eBay Seadek went on sale and I...
  21. My 2 cents is, don't wait to long before...

    My 2 cents is, don't wait to long before beginning the restore. Reason being is that if you wait too long, it will be hard to make replacement parts when the originals are turned to dust. For my...
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    There could be a number of different locations...

    There could be a number of different locations that water could be leaking. While it could be the shaft packing, it could also be leaking exhaust, rudder port or leaking water hose.

    Best bet is...
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    I would check Acme propeller as they have a prop...

    I would check Acme propeller as they have a prop selector tool that will help find the prop based on the parameters you give it. Or I have heard that OJ props has great customer support. Also...
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    Work continues. Got the flooring faired and just...

    Work continues. Got the flooring faired and just have to sand a few spots smooth. I got the bilge and pylon holes cut. With all this recent progress I feel like I am actually working on a boat and...
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    A Borg Warner Velvet Drive 71c would have been...

    A Borg Warner Velvet Drive 71c would have been the transmission used. What prop are you using? It would be much cheaper to put a lower pitched prop on than trans and prop.
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