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    Thank you! It has honestly been a lot of fun...

    Thank you! It has honestly been a lot of fun getting this project together and actually executing it and learning a whole lot along the way. Dave DeLaughter ported the cylinders according to the...
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    I had a pretty good weekend with the ski. I...

    I had a pretty good weekend with the ski. I spent all day Friday tuning the carbs and was able to tear it up around some buoys on Saturday. She's about 90% there...only pulling ~8020 rpm so she...
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    FS - Parts To the top. I'd like to get rid of this stuff.

    To the top. I'd like to get rid of this stuff.
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    Thanks, man! It's been a pretty fun build, even...

    Thanks, man! It's been a pretty fun build, even with my OCD kicking in lol. I wish I knew even 10% of all the little tricks the guys did back in the day for that slight edge over those XPs.
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    Oh hell yeah! It sounds crazy in person hearing...

    Oh hell yeah! It sounds crazy in person hearing it humming at those RPMs.

    I've seen a few MSD installations where the components were bolted directly onto the side of the hull and I didn't like...
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    Randy has been a lot of help for me as well as...

    Randy has been a lot of help for me as well as Ted. I've been very impressed with this ski and with the port work Dave did. I bought this motor from Bob / Lugs and it needed a lot of work. The crank...
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    I do have the 8 vane ready to go along with a...

    I do have the 8 vane ready to go along with a titanium stub shaft. I did try it out over last summer and it did seem to load the motor a lot harder but I must admit I had a VERY small exhaust leak at...
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    Here is the parts list: Engine / Ignition:...

    Here is the parts list:

    Engine / Ignition:
    Dave DeLaughter Ported Crankcase
    Dave DeLaughter ported Cylinders
    Crankworks Crankshaft, Welded
    Wiseco Pro 785 Pistons
    Wiseco Pro 785 Piston Rings...
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    Thanks! Really there is nothing on this boat...

    Thanks! Really there is nothing on this boat that is original. Every single part I've gathered.

    No strainer other than the pump nozzle screen. Never had an issue before on any of my skis...
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    Here is a little teaser of how far this project...

    Here is a little teaser of how far this project has come. She ran hard with the stock ignition and I can't wait to run it with the MSD total loss. Just gotta wait for this whole virus thing to pass...
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    Also check your crank phase to be sure it didn't...

    Also check your crank phase to be sure it didn't somehow get twisted. The quick way to check is to bring one of the cylinders to top dead center and make sure the other two are exactly at the same...
  12. Thread: 785 PROject

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    How does the spring work in that setup?

    How does the spring work in that setup?
  13. WTB - Parts Check out the Pro 785 Facebook page. I think...

    Check out the Pro 785 Facebook page. I think someone was selling Beach House sponsons on there.
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    FS Do you have any pics you could post?

    Do you have any pics you could post?
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    That is correct! I sprayed quite a bit of the...

    That is correct! I sprayed quite a bit of the cable lube in the bag so that gravity could work its magic. The tape of course was to seal the hole so it didn't completely leak everywhere...buuuuut be...
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    Here is a picture of how you can free up the...

    Here is a picture of how you can free up the cable using spray cable lube from any auto parts store. I do this for all my cables and it works very well.
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    Have you read the whole thread lol. Already a...

    Have you read the whole thread lol. Already a couple of suggestions [emoji102][emoji102][emoji102]
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    Your clearance sounds about right. If the...

    Your clearance sounds about right. If the cylinders looked like that before you got into it, the engine probably wasn't warmed up enough before dropping the hammer or was ridden in very cold water. ...
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    x2 from the guys comments above. I have WSM 750...

    x2 from the guys comments above. I have WSM 750 pistons in my limited boat and they have run well, even at 8000+ rpm. I did have an issue with a piece of skirt breaking off but it luckily went...
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    so very true!!!!!!

    so very true!!!!!!
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    I literally spent hours and hours and hours on my...

    I literally spent hours and hours and hours on my super stock 785 getting all the gaskets to match all the ports without any overhang, polishing the exhaust duct and matching the exhaust flange ID...
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    Could you post a picture of how this is routed in...

    Could you post a picture of how this is routed in your boat?
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    Head pipes and the actual pipes are aluminum. Do...

    Head pipes and the actual pipes are aluminum. Do NOT use muriatic acid to clean those. I had a head pipe clog up before and I tried vinegar as well but had no luck. I had to get a new head pipe...
  24. FS - Parts Damn, what old ass computer can even run that...

    Damn, what old ass computer can even run that program anymore? [emoji1787][emoji1787]
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    What springs and seats were you testing?

    What springs and seats were you testing?
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