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by Surface Scratcher
Apr 28, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: The Hydrostream Forums Lounge
Topic: This Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 642

This Forum

Some of you may have noticed that a few days ago this site was down. Just as I was about to give up on it I checked it again. This is one of my favorite sites and a big wave of relief washed over me when it came back up. Like a near death experience I made promises that, if the forum returned, I wou...
by Surface Scratcher
Mar 11, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi I am new to this site just bought a beautiful 78 vking
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Hi I am new to this site just bought a beautiful 78 vking

Hey! Welcome! Good looking ride. Your windshield and frame look to be in really good shape and that's a big plus. I looked pretty closely at your pictures and it dawned on me that your rig is extremely rare because at 38 years old it is extremely original...just as it would have been sold off the sh...
by Surface Scratcher
Dec 22, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 25 inch Optimax
Replies: 6
Views: 737

25 inch Optimax

I don't know. I saved the pic from the web when it was for sale years ago. Nice one though.
by Surface Scratcher
Dec 22, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 25 inch Optimax
Replies: 6
Views: 737

25 inch Optimax

If your going to set it up for any speed, you will need a lot of set back, and typically the more set back, the more the engine can be raised. So, you will need to jack it an additional five inches, also, keeping the center of gravity low is preferable. Is it to tall? Well, you can make it work, but...
by Surface Scratcher
Nov 29, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old guy from Minnesota
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Old guy from Minnesota

Welcome, a Panther is a great piece of Hydrostream history!

http://hydrostream.org/Specific%20Models/Panther.htm

Best of luck on your info search :up:
by Surface Scratcher
Nov 29, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Total rookie
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Total rookie

Welcome, and congratulations on your new Vulture. Post some pics, we'd love to see.
by Surface Scratcher
Aug 23, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New 1991 Vasserette Owner in Oregon
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: New 1991 Vasserette Owner in Oregon

Welcome, Like Bill said, you're asking the right questions. I think that the flush rig you are looking for is available at Bob's Machine Shop (online). As far as the quality issues in certain years, I've heard that too. The real question is...What shape is your core in? They are all susceptible to f...
by Surface Scratcher
Aug 23, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: General Hydrostream Discussion
Topic: Land and sea jackplate
Replies: 17
Views: 2293

Re: Land and sea jackplate

Welcome, you probably wont be able to post a pic til you have a few more posts. So what is your setup? power? :up:
by Surface Scratcher
Aug 23, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Hi there

Welcome to the board :D
by Surface Scratcher
Jul 27, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Restorations, WIP, Makeovers
Topic: 76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3489

Re: 76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

Hey, I want to say Hi to a fellow Texan. You have a nice piece of Stream history and it's a family boat too. Also you're doing a nice job documenting your rebuild on this forum, although you may never want to sell. :) Now for the rant: Would you put a new bell on your bicycle if the tires were flat?...