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Old    Patrick R (8point1)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-26-2007, 6:54 PM Reply   
Alright for the people who wanted the new thread with another name, here ya go.

For those who didn't see it, here is my 1990 Ski Brendella. I got a sweet deal from the guy who had it before because the engine (PCM Ford 351) has low compression on 2 cylinders.

I plan on doing a complete rebuild, and other than being bored .030" over (351cid + bored .030" = 357cid) it will be built to factory spec. As much as I would love to throw a nice cam and GT-40 heads on it, it's just not going to be practical. PCM 357 Mag sounds alright too.

I plan on getting this in the water in August sometime. I will be updating this as I go...here's my progress so far:


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Old    Luciano Grimblat (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-26-2007, 9:10 PM Reply   
nice, keep it posted!
Old    Chris (committed)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-27-2007, 8:25 AM Reply   
Sonny Crocket would be proud! Best of luck with the rebuild and congrats....and don't even think of changin the colors.
Old    Preston Hall (phall925)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-27-2007, 8:43 AM Reply   
Thanks for the new thread this will definately be alot of fun to watch the build.
Old    Darrel F (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-27-2007, 1:18 PM Reply   
Would be a perfect time to bolt on a set of GT40's or GT40p's...cheap horsepower.
Old    Nick (ironcross25)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-27-2007, 1:33 PM Reply   
Will you be wearing a sweet white sport jacket when in the boat seriously though sweet boat.
Old    Rich (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       07-27-2007, 1:45 PM Reply   
gotta get that theme song by Phil Collins for the maiden voyage

Looks good!
Old    Rick Johnson (midlifecrisis)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-27-2007, 4:40 PM Reply   
Sonny Crockett style!!
Old    TR (biz)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-27-2007, 6:48 PM Reply   
You need to change your username to some 'Vice' name to make it legit.
Old    Patrick R (8point1)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-27-2007, 7:12 PM Reply   
Alright, the block is at the machine shop as we speak, and I'm headed to the hydro races in Tri-cities for a long weekend of binge drinking...life is good!! Heres an update:




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posing some Porsche Twist 2 wheels...
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Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-28-2007, 8:57 PM Reply   
sweet! You staying with the same intake manifold?
Old    Patrick R (8point1)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-30-2007, 6:43 PM Reply   
yeah, though I will be adding a performer in the future, maybe next summer.
Old    Marc (wake_pirate)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-30-2007, 7:35 PM Reply   
I found a 21 foot 92 Brendella open bow. How is the wake? Nice project, love the colors, & the wheels.
Old    Steve™ (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       08-07-2007, 12:55 PM Reply   
Update?
Old    Patrick R (8point1)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-10-2007, 6:53 PM Reply   
just got the block back from the machine shop today... I'm a little pissed because they said it would be done in 3 days, but oh well, they did a good job. Start rebuilding tonite...pics to follow.
Old    Patrick R (8point1)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-13-2007, 10:17 PM Reply   
alright, here's an update. check out the before and after of the block...looks brand new. Unfortunately, the furthest we got was laying the crank...the rebuild kit that came was for a stock 4"bore (F$#&!!!) So back to waiting again.


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Old    walt            08-13-2007, 10:27 PM Reply   
What color are you going to paint the engine ?
Old    Patrick R (8point1)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-13-2007, 10:34 PM Reply   
not sure yet, any ideas?
Old    walt            08-13-2007, 10:42 PM Reply   
I like the way black looks but it can be hard to see oil leaks should you have one.
Old    Greg McNeill (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       08-13-2007, 10:44 PM Reply   
Did you have any work done to the crank?
Old    Patrick R (8point1)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-13-2007, 10:47 PM Reply   
no, it mic'd out okay
Old    Marc (wake_pirate)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-13-2007, 10:51 PM Reply   
What color are you going to pain the engine ?
Pain the engine??? haha ...Looks like its coming along. How the wake for this boat? Is it going to be worth it?
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-13-2007, 11:53 PM Reply   
What color? Like its even an option! Hot pink with baby blue valve covers and air cleaner!!! Cmon people.
Old    Steve™ (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       08-14-2007, 2:19 AM Reply   

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Hot pink with baby blue valve covers and air cleaner!!!



What he said!

-Steve
Old    Preston Hall (phall925)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-14-2007, 7:47 AM Reply   
Pink and blue all the way
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-14-2007, 8:48 AM Reply   
Marc, hell yes it will be worth it. can you say hole shot?

Block looks good. just when things were getting fun... wrong kit .

colors? was there ever a doubt? looking good. keep us posted
Old    Patrick R (8point1)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-14-2007, 11:02 PM Reply   
Man, I don't know if I could bring myself to paint this thing pink...even though it is a Ford, haha. But we'll see. I gotta get this thing together, then I will worry about colors.

marc- I don't know how the wake is on this boat, I haven't seen it in the water yet. And yes, it will be worth it!
Old    JHG (jhgsupra)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-15-2007, 4:59 AM Reply   
Go with gray block and heads with pink valve covers to match the boat. It'll exude confidence!
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-15-2007, 9:26 AM Reply   
Alright, then MAYBE a ford blue block with pink valve covers and air cleaner. That way you could repaint those to make it look normal later, lol.

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