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davinci
05-05-2011, 08:46 AM
Hi gang, as most of you know i picked up a project boat last year, unfortunately I only came around to putting the engine and tranny in last weekend. Monday was the day of tightening clamps, finding locations of unknown wires (thanks Newty for your help) and the rest of all the little odds and ends. Yesterday I went out and bought myself a Fake-a-Lake (works well) charged the battery and fired her up ...here are the results http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrOpXWlIMEM
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Now it's time to move on to the esthetic's and Tower.

wolfeman131
05-05-2011, 09:31 AM
Nice work! I like the greasy/bloody thumbs up!

mmandley
05-05-2011, 09:33 AM
Nice man nice, i bet its a real since of accomplishment getting that engine in there and running. The best part is you really know your way around your boat now.

newty
05-05-2011, 09:46 AM
Congrats! Nice hurdle to be past eh?

brenpire
05-05-2011, 09:53 AM
Very impressive!!!

maxpower220
05-05-2011, 10:13 AM
To me, it looks like you put it in backwards.

mmandley
05-05-2011, 10:22 AM
I hope he did put it in backwards when referencing the front of the boat since V Drive engines are installed backwards lol.

dusty2221
05-05-2011, 10:25 AM
Congrats man, that has to be a huge sigh of relief!!!

wolfeman131
05-05-2011, 01:07 PM
I hope he did put it in backwards when referencing the front of the boat since V Drive engines are installed backwards lol.

Mike, check maxpower's signature. You'll get the joke.

moombadaze
05-05-2011, 02:49 PM
Congrats on getting it running

davinci
05-05-2011, 03:13 PM
Thanks guys...YES i feel very relieved !! But i have this crazy feeling about the tower search, I don't think it's going to go very well. I would love nothing more than the oem rad-a-cage but over $3000 is hard to swallow and New Dimension dose not have the templates to fabricate the tower for the XLV :(

wolfeman131
05-05-2011, 03:31 PM
Quite a few good reviews out there for the Monster towers.

davinci
05-05-2011, 04:28 PM
Thanks Wolfe..yeah i heard some great reviews but I really don't like the look.
The closest i came is the krypt pro air, but will require some serious mods /cutting/welding/polishing etc etc... I think I will go with that if I don't find one soon. I figured that with the new XLV tower (Malibu style) some moomba owners would swap out their old tower for the new one and could find a used one somewhere.....but that's not the case.

mmandley
05-06-2011, 10:04 AM
Mike, check maxpower's signature. You'll get the joke.

I was wondering if he maybe had an LS and that was the joke but anyhow lol

davinci
05-06-2011, 10:18 AM
We might have to wakeboard in reverse Lol

WaterBullDawg1980
05-08-2011, 07:20 PM
Very very nice. So how many man hours did the entire process end up taking ya? (Sorry if I missed that somewhere)

davinci
05-09-2011, 01:15 PM
Hey there BullDawg I slowly assembled the engine through the winter impeller/gaskets/sensors etc etc... To mount the transmission and drop it in took over 80 beers 5 guys BBQ sausage at lunch then BBQ ribs at supper in 1 Sunday. The wiring /troubleshooting/tuning etc.. took 2 days more by myself.

WaterBullDawg1980
05-10-2011, 06:13 PM
Hey there BullDawg I slowly assembled the engine through the winter impeller/gaskets/sensors etc etc... To mount the transmission and drop it in took over 80 beers 5 guys BBQ sausage at lunch then BBQ ribs at supper in 1 Sunday. The wiring /troubleshooting/tuning etc.. took 2 days more by myself.

Man that must have been a project. Good work davinci.

At least it sounds like you ate well. :cool: