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new member with a 78 viper

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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by Surface Scratcher » Oct 19, 2014 11:03 am

I suspect that water will be pressured out of those holes at speed. I've never seen that before. Possibly, they first closed up the upper holes and later added the cone but didn't close the remaining holes. :thinking:

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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by Hippie459MN » Oct 19, 2014 11:59 am

If you have a low water pickup you are going to want to plug all of the original water pick ups on the lower. Could also cause it to pull air also possibly. You could try it as is but keep a real close eye on your water pressure and temp.

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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by aaron78viper » Oct 19, 2014 1:28 pm

Will probably cover up the top holes. that will simplify using a hose at home when running the motor. Wondering about water pump kits and thermostats? where is a good place to buy? anything else I should know? Is there an easy way to rig up new controls to it?

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Post by aaron78viper » Jun 03, 2015 7:06 am

well I got motivated, I know I know, I cant make up my mind... but im doing work...
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Post by aaron78viper » Jul 28, 2015 4:29 pm

the seat and transom
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Post by aaron78viper » Jul 28, 2015 4:30 pm

14 inch wood steering wheel anyone? I think so
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Post by aaron78viper » Jul 07, 2016 6:06 pm

So I've been a little busy... Haven't done all the wiring at all.. But its running! Really light and very fast for a 150.. Needs solid mounts and a jackplate.. Also need to invest in some nice gauges

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new member with a 78 viper

Post by RussF » Jul 07, 2016 6:46 pm

:up:
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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by aaron78viper » Aug 08, 2017 1:12 pm


here is a link to my rig with a 2.0 running about 85. 30 cleaver and 3 inch setback with a 2:1 case and a lwp

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Re: new member with a 78 viper

Post by Hippie459MN » Aug 08, 2017 2:08 pm

Looks like that thing is really flyin. Very nice! :up:
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