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Eng. Parts Bassett Chrome Headers

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:36
Bassett Chrome Headers for 440 Dodge. Great shape!! Water injection with mufflers. Approx. 47" long, 16" tall, 26" of exhaust tip, 5" diameter collector. $200 No shipping. Thanks, Phil 925-323-9093 Attached Thumbnails  

Why rational people fear trump

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:52

Donald Trump is not the first mediocre president of the United States, Krugman reminds weary Americans in his Tuesday column. The problem, however, is not only that Trump feels the need to refer to himself as a "very stable genius," but that the president lacks two of the key factors that prevented the previous generations of mediocre men from laying waste to our democracy: first-rate advisers and a functioning system of checks and balances. Congress and the Supreme Court have historically been safety valves protecting the country from the president's worst impulses. Unfortunately, Krugman writes, "under the Very Stable Genius in Chief, the old rules no longer apply."

Does this "guy" remind you of anyone?

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 14:49


Under 23' 1965 Howard Flat Bottom 1970 454 Ls6 Chevy motor

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:08
FOR SALE: $8500
17' 9" 1965 Howard Flat Bottom Boat
1970 454 LS6 Chevy motor
73 hours on a complete v-drive restoration including wiring, gauges etc.
owned 20+ years and has always been garaged
Nice tandem axle trailer Attached Thumbnails        

Eng. Parts Ford Boss A441 Hemi Headers & BBF 429/460 Parts

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 09:58
I have a nice set of chrome headers for A441 heads, nice shape - $600
Aluminum 429/460 Bellhousing and flywheel, nice shape no cracks - $300
429/460 Magnesium front and mid plates, super strong and light - $200

All parts came off a Hydro boat. Prices do not include shipping. Call or text Rob: fiveone6 7nine 9 one 1 4 seven. Attached Thumbnails        

You've got to be kidding me......

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:35
The President called it like it is......and it's a big deal, as usual. He calls a Shithole a Shithole, and the Snowflakes freak. Personally I voted for him because, of his stance of Let's make America Great Again. A good place to start would seem to be, keeping undesirables from Shithole places, out of our country. To me his choice of the word Shithole, was straight to the a Shithole is a Shithole, and a Snowflake is a Snowflake, I don't care how you paint it. Come on Snowflakes, finish melting and just be gone..JMO...:yes:

N.P prop testing

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:06
Hey N,P, I was talking to a couple of whacker guys( these guys are fast) who run those 10 hp merc hurricanes and they said you should get away from those, 3 blade aluminum and try some of these new 2 blade brass, they even said there is this new thing, they called it cupping thing that they do with the 2 blade brass speed props, Hope this helps to get you where you want to be in your speed quest. No thanks needed:)hand

Charger Day Cruiser parting out

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:51
Decent hull, 12JC Berkeley with A impeller. Teak swim steps. 460 mounts & PTO in boat, salvageable interior for a season or two. All controls and steering. Nice stereo. Could be polished up. Not cracked. On a tandem trailer. Have pinks. $600. In Parker. Attached Thumbnails      

Parting out day cruiser.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:32
I'm going to send this to the junk after the first of February. It has 460 ford mounts, Wet logs, PTO, jet pan, chrome covers-$450. A Berkeley 12JC with an A impeller-$400. Big fuel tanks in the sides with fills and hoses-$100. I also have a really nice Weiand Stealth manifold with a nice 780 Holley on it for a 460-$350. I have a nice billet dist. 460 with 8mm wires in great condition- $150. I have a complete 440 Mopar mount set up with PTO, Wet Logs, jet pan and chrome valve covers- $400. Teak swim steps and brackets $75. 1989 Corvette wheels with good set of Goodyears- $500. I will sell the 20' tandem trailer after the boat is junked-$250. If you want the hull, trailer, jet, interior (not great), stereo, steps and all- $600 so I don't have to tear it apart. Have the pink for boat and trailer. Its in Parker. Its all OBO. Attached Thumbnails          


Engine Bbc 548

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:49
Bow tie block has not been assembled yet fresh machine work. Has .904 lifter bores , 55mm cam. Block is o ring with copper head gaskets. Edelbrock Pat Musi Cnc Heads that have been recever groved never ran. Ferrea intake valves. Manley exhaust valves, springs, and titanium retainers. Crower stainless shaft rockers and and sever duty lifters. Je Pistons 11.5 to 1 compression. Lsm cam re ground from bullet with ls firing order. Dart intake powder coated gloss black. 1350 king demon carb. Speed tec two stage plate kit. Moroso vacuum pump and manderal Asking 8000 obo Lodi 3079410963 I have more pics Attached Thumbnails          


Trans drive plate

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:01
Have no need for this(my trans is gone). 13 1/2' drive offer..... Attached Thumbnails  

President Trump Earns the Highest Presidential Approval Level of All Time

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:21
Check out the attached link to a non-partisan organization geared towards small business. The graphs don't lie.

As an amusing antidote to that (prompting the post's "title"), the following is an excerpt from Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame). As a self-employed person himself, the article obviously shows Scott's approval of Trump, but makes some interesting observations about REAL presidential approval polls. (so don't just knee-jerk dismiss Jim and cvx) Enjoy!

President Trump Earns the Highest Presidential Approval Level of All Time by Scott Adams
Posted January 9, 2018

The Small Business Optimism Index hit an all-time high. That’s the new Presidential Approval Poll.

In olden days (pre-2016), candidates for president were not so different from each other. I can remember pundits complaining endlessly about how similar the Democrats and Republicans had become. In that environment, you can easily imagine someone who voted for Candidate A warming up to Candidate B. In those simpler times, a presidential approval poll meant something.
Today, a “presidential approval poll” is little more than taking attendance. If you’re a Democrat, you disapprove of President Trump as a lifestyle choice. If you voted for Trump, you probably still approve of him because you knew exactly what you were getting. And if you are an anti-Trump conservative, you allow cognitive dissonance to rule your brain and you say he’s doing a good job but you disapprove of him anyway. David Brooks accidentally described this phenomenon in this article.

I contend that business optimism — and small business optimism in particular — are the new standard for presidential approval because “economics” captures most of what a president influences.

If a president starts a war, or threatens to start one, the economy flinches.

If a president starts a trade war, or threatens one, the economy flinches.

If a president is tearing apart the fabric of civilization in one way or another, the economy collapses.

If a big terror attack succeeds on the homeland, the economy flinches.

If immigration is allowed in large numbers, the economy feels it.

I could go on. The point is that all of the “big” issues directly influence the economy via their impact on our psychology and our resources. In a free, capitalist country, “the economy” captures all the goodness and badness of a presidency without really trying. And the measure that best reflects the future of the economy, in my opinion, is small business optimism.

Big businesses can do fine with a president who promotes policies that favor big corporations, even if the rest of the country is suffering. But when small business owners are feeling good about the economy, that means the president is doing a more bottoms-up job of getting things right. President Trump has focused on bottoms-up economics from the start, meaning jobs and lessened regulations. Apparently that is working.

I have been telling you for two years straight that psychology drives the economy, and that a Master Persuader such as President Trump can directly influence psychology and optimism. We see him doing that right before our eyes."

Trans oil cooler

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:12
Garage clean out.... w/brackets. Best offer Attached Thumbnails  

2017 Rock Proof River Rocket

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:20
2017 19 foot River Rocket tunnel hull custom built by ROCKPROOF Boats. 21 foot deck. UHMW bottom and sides for ultimate protection. Ultra strong bottom with extra stringers added for strength 200 hp Mercury inboard Sport Jet with less than 50 hours on motor. Custom camo wrap, custom hydro deck soft flooring. 36 volt Minnkota Fortrex trolling motor with built in transducer 4 batteries. 4 bank Minnkota 15 amp onboard charger. Minnkota 40 lb electric anchor. On board bait bubbler system. Custom LED lights front and rear to light up the lake. Custom ladder on rear swim platform. Extra thick trim tabs. Large live well with auto fill and auto recirculate features. Two large volume auto bilge pumps. Humminbird 1198 SI DI HD on console. Humminbird 998 DI on front. Custom BALZOUT heavy duty aluminum mounts. Tons of dry storage with drip proof hatches and drains. Custom 12 volt wiring receptacles for bait tanks. This is the best of the best in custom Jet Boats. Not another used boat on the market as nice as this one. Will run on plane in only inches of water. This boat is in perfect condition. No bumps. Only a bruise or two on the bottom from river fishing.
Custom full aluminum tandem axle trailer with NO wood. Spiffy Aluminum wheels to match trailer.
Selling due to 3rd new River Rocket on order. The only reason for the sell is I enjoy building boats!! Must see and drive to understand just how special this boat is!
Custom Rockproof boats are so well built that there is a 6 month wait for delivery so get yours TODAY!! This boat also has almost EVERY factory feature available and at a much lower price than many production built jet boats.

Which Full Hydraulic Steering System do you guys recommend?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:33
So the Twin turbo setup I am putting in my boat wont fit unless I get rid of the power steering bracket and pump.
So I want to go Full Hydraulic Steering. Which is the best brand?
1989 Checkmate Maxxum 229 with Bravo 1 outdrive.

Thanks for the input.


Steering Cable Length for 19 TPR/Cheyenne

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:30
I forgot to bring my old cable from the river and want to order a new one before I head back up. Does anyone know the cable length for this boat? Pump is set back with a snoot.

We have Term Limits, Why Not Age Limits?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:13
We have minimum age limits for running for office. Why not maximum age limits? Cut off should be at 65 years old for running for any office and mandatory retirement at 70, no exceptions.

I did a search and could not find maximum age limits, maybe I'm wrong. If so enlighten me.

In my opinion this will solve some of the stupidity going on in our government. I bring this up due to Arpaio at 85 wants to run for McCain's seat. Give me a fucking break! :)st

We don't need dinosaurs in government. What say you? :confused:

So much for cleaning the swamp

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:34

I understand those who support a politician may get favorable treatment, but I would think there is a limit as to how obvious it should be. Favorable treatment is one thing, but punishment is another, and that is 100% wrong in my book. Trump and his administration have no shame as they are using the White House to reward those who support him and punish those who don't. In this case, Trump is obviously punishing California and other states for not supporting him. They say Florida has recreational coasts, with the implication that other states don't.

So much for cleaning the swamp, it can't get much nastier or more swampy.

Other Tall, BAF, wing, needed

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:22
I need a tall BAF WING and a Large used lifeline chute jacket

Transcript Excluded Key Line From Trump.

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:25

Sometimes it appears Trump and the White House have a little trouble getting things right, like being honest.
White House Transcript From Immigration Meeting Initially Excluded Key Line From Trump.

Even though it was added back in, it was only done so after the media, you know fake news, caught the deletion of the lines and reported on it. The White House said it was an error, but those transcripts seldom contain errors, if ever.
The thing that makes one wonder is that what the White House deleted from the transcript was on live TV (media coverage) and a memorable exchange of words by anyone that watched.

More of TRUMPS fake news I guess.hil:)hil:)hil:)