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  1. 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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  14. 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...
  16. 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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    With the kids of on summer break, I've been able...

    With the kids of on summer break, I've been able to put some serious work done.

    The deck has had the corners rounded over and a coat of resin on all sides. I also got the battery access cut. Not...
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    I put the cap on one last time to make sure...

    I put the cap on one last time to make sure everything is at the correct height. For the most part it is dead on. There in only one area where I need to shim the floor up 1/8".

    I was able to...
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    I personally would not unless you are ready for...

    I personally would not unless you are ready for an extensive project or you have been waiting for that boat model. From the description it is a complete gut job and rebuild much like what I am in...
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    Status update: 3/4" BCX plywood hurt the...

    Status update: 3/4" BCX plywood hurt the pocketbook at $70 a sheet, but progress must continue. 90% of the flooring has been cut to size. I just have the area under the helmet to cut.

    I took...
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    Progress is picking up. I cut up my old pylon...

    Progress is picking up. I cut up my old pylon assembly to free the original pylon and also to use the sides for backers for the new assembly. I also picked up most of the plywood flooring and...
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