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Old 03-21-2008, 06:59 PM   #379
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Not alot to share tonight, mostly MH work.
Found these neat LEDs for anchor light, may leave exposed, since globes are not out there.
Could make one from shot glass...but not this one.



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Old 03-22-2008, 06:00 AM   #380
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:05 AM   #381
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A-Merry-Can = 3 Airstreams + 2 Hot Rods + 1 Feathercraft = Bad influence!


Actually, a great influence, but you know what I mean.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:22 AM   #382
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A-Merry-Can = 3 Airstreams + 2 Hot Rods + 1 Feathercraft = Bad influence!


Actually, a great influence, but you know what I mean.

i resemble that remark! haha! Just got another old coke machine off eBay to restore this weekend, too!

haha!

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Old 03-23-2008, 06:31 AM   #383
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Shocking Developments....

OK, I got the battery box mounted. I decided not to bother polishing all this stuff before the rally. I need to make sure it WORKS! Then make it look good... as the harley guy says...

"chrome don't get you home!"

Anyway, I drilled the holes for the main lines, added grommets, and a battery, of course, then mounted it to the floor. The tanks are going to mount on either side of that.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:34 AM   #384
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then, i fixed all the wires from the engine harness side of the ignition box back in their appropriate positions, with new connectors. The wire insulation is REALLY brittle. I think I'll be rewiring all this stuff a little later. Hopefully it will hold for this year, though!

Then, I mounted the box back on the rear transom, and attached the main leads from the battery. I can't find a fuse on this thing. There are 2 fuse blocks in the box, BUT neither of them has leads on both sides of the fuse. It's kind of confusing to say the least. I'm sure I'll need to add some sort of fuse in line with the battery, so any advice on that would be appreciated!
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:37 AM   #385
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All buttoned up....

... minus the lead that runs to the dash, at least! I wanted to see how the whole system looked with the covers on it. Very clean! I Love it! I attached the main power leads to the floorboards, so everything is nice and tight. Hopefully today I'll get back down to Autozone and get those few missing connectors to attach the dash leads with.

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Old 03-23-2008, 03:30 PM   #387
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How fast was I going Officer?

ha! 30 MPH! We won't be setting any records with THIS one.... but it sure looks cool! I spent HOURS this morning cleaning up that chrome. It's got pits.. but so does the boat. She's 50+ years old for pete's sake! Sometimes you gotta say enough's enough!

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and the BEST part... I GOT THE NOSE BACK ON!!!!!!! Nothing makes the boat look more like a boat... THan a NOSE! ha!

Bethy approves, after her thorough inspection...
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:40 PM   #389
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Gratuitous Artsy Shots of the motor.....
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:45 PM   #390
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It occurred to me, I haven't taken many pics lately of the whole kit and kabootle... most stuff recently has been detail shots... so here goes.... Here's the "little Miss Bethany" as she stands RIGHT now....
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:16 AM   #391
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Simply awesome man. You've done a wonderful job, very clean and finished looking.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:39 AM   #392
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Thanks! There's still a LONG list of stuff to do, though. Here's what I can think of off the top of my head (I'm writing it down here more for my benefit so I don't forget anything!)

Trailer:
• install wiring and lights
• locktite remaining bolts
• paint and install fenders
• paint wheels white (IF I have time)
• install shock studs and shocks (coming in this week... hopefully)

Motor:
• get ignition key and wire in for the big test
• troubleshoot as necessary
• build control base out of matching wood
• install controls and cables
• install fuel tank straps (Coming this week)

Boat:
• run wiring and switches for the lights
• run wiring for the horn (still need momentary switch for this as well)
• make front mount for horn
• run pick-up hose for speedo
• install bow brace/floorboard
• get plug for drain hole (VERY IMPORTANT!!!) haha!
• get missing pulleys for steering system
• run cables and test
• pay DNR fee so I can put it on the water!

• pick up oar... JUST IN CASE!

I'm still planning on getting the boat in the water on April 5th for her initial test run... We'll see how far I'll make it through the list above. Not ALL of it is mandatory.

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