New Guy from Australia

Discussion in 'introduce yourself' started by Kesso, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Kesso

    Kesso New Member

    Hi Guys,
    Just signed up and hoping to learn a lot from this site. I'm from Sydney, Australia and my main interest is fast, inboard Ski Boats and Small Block Chevy engines.
    Regards,
    James
     
  2. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    Welcome to Grumpy’s James.
    It’s almost 12 midnight on the east coast so it might be 7 to 9 hours before this forum lights up, about 10 pm your time.
    What are you working on? Or what do you have with pictures?

    Thanks
    Rich
     
  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    welcome too the web site!
    got any pictures of your projects?"
     
  4. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum from Oklahoma !
     
  5. Kesso

    Kesso New Member

    D6F6154A-3585-4CB0-B731-FF6769AA22DA.jpeg C7F444B0-E317-4776-9E95-E86BC53A51AD.jpeg 2BBA85CD-5206-42CB-9A88-49CEFE3712C0.jpeg F906F71D-F2BD-4606-A8A2-92E516BF90B4.jpeg 9CA9F818-87F2-4FC8-8B6F-722CB88BDD54.jpeg 53FB7C7D-0FED-436D-A3A5-97B205813B83.jpeg B2809DCD-88A0-4E2E-AFE2-F6AB703F4949.jpeg B36AEA59-C50E-4840-A71D-2A7F460FBD20.jpeg Thanks for the Welcome guys, here are a couple of pics of my “Old Skool” boat and the beginning of the restoration project. First up, take out the engine and strip out the hull. Pull down the engine and check valve clearances with the new Edelbrock Heads. Currently, looking for a Cam to replace the existing one and give me a bit more top end Anyone got any advice on “Marine” Cams??
     
  6. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    Wow! Thank looks like pure fun! It must fly it’s so light
     
  7. Kesso

    Kesso New Member

    Yep, it’s reasonably light, the hull was built in 1971 and weighs about 800 pounds plus 600 pounds for the SBC. It was doing 54mph at 4,500rpm prior to stripping it out and after the restoration project with new heads, cam and intake I’m hoping to get another 1,000 revs and 10mph.
     
  8. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    A very interesting project! Ever think about going forced induction?
     
  9. Kesso

    Kesso New Member

    No, not for this project, the idea here is replicate how this type of ski boat looked and performed back in the day
     
  10. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Aw, I see!

    A very worthy project.
     

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