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OBD Port

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:59
I have a 2004 Cobalt with the 496 Mercruiserbig block engine in it. Where is the OBD computer hook up port? I have been having some random power loss, and shuttering issues. The symptoms will disappear as soon as they appear. The cam sensor and crank sensor have been replaced. Almost seems like a "bad gas" symptom. Suggestions?? I wanted to see if any codes have been thrown, without being raped by a dealer or marina.

Brand new 1976 Kindvater Flat Bottom Boat

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:13
Brand New Hull Never Rigged strut and Skeg mounted from factory Has metal fake imperfection on deck from factory
boat is on a tandem trailer. $4000. price is firm Any questions call or text Tim 508-902-8528 Attached Thumbnails          

WTB - Hallet emblems

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:48
Looking for 2 emblems like these. Any condition.

Let me know what you've got.


Casale top loader popping out of gear

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 15:57
It pops out of gear only sometimes when at part throttle cruising around... not really only when I left off... will just be cruising around and will pop out of gear. Does not do it under heavy load and does not do it at idle. Only at part throttle. It is a top loader.... what is needed to fix this? Can I do it myself? Is there a bandaid solution like a locking handle?

I assume it is worn from some idiot putting it in gear while running.

We need more guys like this

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:46

To step up and tell it like it is with no bullshit at all. I love this guy.

Eng. Parts F/S Lightning headers

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:01
Im new to this site so bear with me, I have a set of lightning headers dark blue powder coated, thru transom Big block chev..Headers are in excellent cond. each side has small chip in powder coat on bottom of header...$900 bucks plus shipping.

Mt. McKinley renaming

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:24
Just after he renamed Mt McKinley Obama showed everyone his new namesake mountain.


Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:22
Has anyone ran any of their parts through a wheelabrator? Friend of mine said he ran an old manifold through one (a nameless acquaintance of his has one) and it came out looking more like brand new than I've ever seen. I'd like to know more about it and if there's any contacts with one in So Cal. I have a couple of late 60's Weiand pieces that I want to run on my 426 Hemi but I want them looking new.

Any info is appreciated.


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BG fuel regulator

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:19
does anybody have a BG bypass regulator part#171021 that would like to trade for a BG part#170023 4port+ i bought it thinking it would work for me as was told it was a bypass turned out its not it is in like new condition not a scratch or faded annodizing ..

25 Daytona

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:31
1999 25 Daytona less Engine. Boat is set up to go fast, drop your engine in and go. Re-rigged in 2013. Detailed transom. Brand new Livorsi gauges. Weldon fuel system, JL stereo, trim pump, hoses, alt, headers, oil cooler, sea strainer, etc...all new. 3 batteries, dual stainless hatch rams.

Trailer fully re-rigged last year with new everything. Swing away tongue, Leds, tires, etc.

5 hours on drive, XR with 2" SC shorty. 1.34 gears. 32 pitch prop. Everything is included tomake it run. Stored indoors in Havasu, but is currently in So Cal. Gel is in nice shape as is interior. Boat ran 130mph with 1130 HP quad rotor. Sure it had more left in too.

I would like to keep the engine that was in it, but may consider letting it go if the deal is right. May take a dyna - or sportster for the wife as partial trade.

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A "Epic send off"

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 19:54
So here's what I want to do at the Pirate Cove Boat Show this year. Two years ago with the help of all that attended. We lit off the engines for 1 minute in a memorial send off for our fellow V-Drivers. Chris "4 sec" Blevens & Lonnie Dye. Both were taken to soon but not forgotten.
This year I want to do the same thing. In honor of Mike Fry & Pete Kimball. Both of these guys were great supporters & attended our V-Drive events. Every year I can think of no better send off then the sound & smell of what they/us love..... So be prepared to help honor our friends on Saturday, Sept 19 @ Pirate Cove. If there are any other "Hot Boaters" who have passed that I'm unaware of. Please accept my condolences. This "Sound of Music" will be for them as well.

I will greatly appreciate all your help in making this a epic send off......Thank you, BB :))THumbsUp

1977 Sanger Bubble deck jet

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 19:19
1977 sanger bubble deck jet boat
460 ford, needs carburetor to be complete
Can turn engine over, not seized up
Bassett headers
Clean hull and clean interior
Engine said to be bored .060 over but not positive, just what previous owner told me
Berkeley jg pump with A impeller and 2 degree wedge with manual place diverter
All cables, steering, throttle, diverter work good
Trailer in good condition, two brand new rear tires on it
Any questions feel free to ask, work most days so text is usually easier but feel free to call also
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New gn video

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 18:28
My new sponsorship request video. Hope you all dig it. If interested in helping out let me know. Thanks Andy.

RaysonCraft 21's at Defir marine, going way back

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 15:40
Cleaning out some files I found this picture Ray DeFir sent me when he was building my boat.
If I remember correctly, these hulls came from Rudy Ramos and Ray was bringing them to his shop in Arizona.
Thought it was a cool pic:

My boat, ~2001-2002 in Oregon:

--Jerry Attached Thumbnails    

21 Rayson Major Trouble

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 14:40
A huge congrats to my buddy Cole Noble on the purchase of his first boat and a bad mofo at that. I can't wait to see him and his pops Mike get this thing together and run it a while
learning the boat and see him out there on the course with us eventually tearing it up! A huge thanks to Armen for passing the torch to the new young blood to get involved in the sport that we all love.
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Chevy TH400 & Ford 9" 58" WMS-WMS (early Bronco)

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 13:38
las stated above, I have a Chevy TH400 (I believe that it's out of a '79 c20 pickup) & Ford 9" housing. It is 58" WMS-WMS. From an early Bronco, but spring perches and shock mounts were cut off. They were cut off with plasma cutter and ground flush. Was prepping for my '53 GMC, but I ended up narrowing a newer 9".

Asking $200 each, o.b.o. I would prefer local pickup, but I'll ship on your dime, if it's worth while for you.

Nik C.

P.s. - I have other adds with more parts (Mark IV 454, 781 heads, Holley carb, etc). I would love to make a good package deal with someone looking for a drivetrain for their hot rod and have someone just come pick it all up!

Play day @ cfw?

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 13:38

Mark IV BBC 454. Plus Edlbrock intake and Holley carb

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 13:28
Hello all,
trying to thin out some more BBC Stuff before I move. I have the following available:

late 70's Mark IV 454 casting # 14115445, 2-bolt mains. (+0.030"/-0.010"/-0.010"). Has 781 heads that are in good shape. I believe these cc'd at right about 119cc when I poured them. No sunken valves, etc. seem to be in good, solid condition, but I have not taken them in to have magnafluxed, etc. bought from mechanic friend that took in trade for some machine work. Has tag brazed onto oil pan with build info out of a shop in the LA area and has all engine rebuild warrantee heat tabs in place, not melted. Unsure of exact hours/miles of use since full rebuild, but seems to be pretty low. Certainly could be run as is. Has stock style flat top cast Pistons, +0.030". I yanked the heads to inspect when I purchased. I also pulled the oil pan. All seemed to look good. Asking $650 as is for long block.

Edelbrock performer RPM intake manifold. I had started the process of polishing, removing casting flash, etc. and decided that after I started, that I was going to have it powder coated, so as to be lower maintenance. Can run as is, finish polishing or powder coat. In very good condition. Asking $100

Holley Truck Avenger carb, 0-90670. 670 CFM pulled from running engine about a year and a half ago. And kept protected in cabinet. Should not need rebuild or work. Should drop on and run! Asking $200

i may have more parts to list as I clean up and pack for move.

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Trailer tongue swing?

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:55
Looking to add a trailer tongue swing to our trailer. Was wondering what styles the vdrive guys use and who might be doing these fabrication in nor cal Livermore area ? Thanks

Speed Pro Forged BBC Pistons & rods

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:48
Hello all,
I have a set of L2399 Speed Pro BBC Pistons for Mark IV Chevrolet BBC. They are +0.060". I have 8 Pistons that ran for a pretty short period of time in an engine that let go of some valves. So, there are some dings on the tops. My engine guy checked them out and said that they could be run w/o issue. No rings included. Uses standard ring pack. My engine builder and I had determined that I would buy one replacement piston (about $85 each from Summit), just to error on the side of caution. I have NOT bought the new one, so you can decide if you want to run them or replace one. They are still readily available for purchase as single Pistons. I also have a set of stock BBC rods w/ ARP bolts, that have been lightened & balanced (with a different set of Pistons). Good, solid set of forged Pistons for cheap!!

I am am looking for $225 SHIPPED to lower 48 states.

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