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  1. Thread: 76 440

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    Re: 76 440

    To the contrary, it is not impossible to find a '76(by vin) 440. rare, but they are out there. I have one. I guess it really depends on what you consider gives the ski its "birth year." The year it...
  2. Thread: 1974 Blue JS400

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    Re: 1974 Blue JS400

    I agree. Clean it up as best as possible and leave it! or spend the money to do it perfect.
  3. Thread: Wrecked Ski(s)

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    Re: Wrecked Ski(s)

    Crashed toys is legit. My dad bought a trailer from there a couple years back from their Minnesota location.

    Another good site for wrecked toys is www.crankyape.com
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    Re: Need some help 1970's kawi

    Anyone? Anyone have any idea what this ski might be worth? I got a handful of offers for more than I was asking and now have sellers remorse and decided to keep it. Still would like to know what I...
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    Re: whats my mistake gonna cost me

    Agree. that looks like a total loss hull to me.
    chitty deal man.
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    Re: Need some help 1970's kawi

    Ok guys... Thinking about selling this ski. Seems a waste to just let it sit in the garage and never get used... unless you guys convince me that it might be worth keeping for some value some day.
    ...
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    Re: Yamaha 500 parts feeler

    Ski's bring a heck of a lot more money around here than they do in CA.




    Not the point of this thread. I'm wondering if anyone on here has any interest in the parts...
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    Re: Yamaha 500 parts feeler

    I was thinking $800 to $1000 if I finished it, not parted out. I think, in my area it would bring that with custom paint, graphics, turf, upholstery and restored good running condition. (even if it...
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    Re: Yamaha 500 parts feeler

    Stock Yamaha 500's would work in any of the 80 or early 90's
    one seized but complete with carb, exhaust, etc
    one ready to run complete with carb, exhaust, electronics, etc
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    Re: Yamaha 500 parts feeler

    No racing around here. The idea behind rebuilding it was that I happened across it blown up and got it for pretty cheap. but needed to buy the replacement motor. I remember it being one of the first...
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    Re: Yamaha 500 parts feeler

    So its not worth the time and you are interested in the parts? Great!
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    Yamaha 500 parts feeler

    Hey guys... I have had this '89 yamaha wave jammer project sitting around for a few years now. Lost interest in it... I am debating whether I should suck it up and finish it and sell it for what......
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    Yamaha 500 parts feeler

    Hey guys... I have had this '89 yamaha wave jammer project sitting around for a few years now. Lost interest in it... I am debating whether I should suck it up and finish it and sell it for what......
  14. Thread: Surf Skimmer

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    Re: Surf Skimmer

    You have a late 1950's to early 1960's surf skimmer. Delagem is correct, they were made by Progressive products, INC in Minneapolis MN. What is the serial number of that board? Most had a chrysler...
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    Re: a little rare find...

    so you found them and the current owner (with whom you have withheld contact info) is willing to sell them? ooorrrr.... you now own them and you are willing to sell them?
  16. Thread: paint help

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    Re: paint help

    x3 line-x is a bad idea. rough texture and HEAVY.

    If you are going for the flat black look, keep in mind that it is nearly impossible to fix a flat finish because fixing paint (either problems...
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    Re: 440 Worth, May buy

    I'd say location will play a big part of the value. Skis go for alot more in my area than the do in other areas of the country. Where is LOZ? of thats where the ski is.

    I would say it looks like...
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    Sticky: Re: Vintage PWC Gallery

    Its a late '76. Its built in dec of '76 after they changed over to '77 models. I guess you could probably call it a '77 then if you want, but the (numbers matching) vin numbers show 76.

    Here is...
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    Re: Any Interest in Fluorescent/Neon Graphic kits?

    What I would love to see (although might not be the cheapest option)

    would be some 400/440/550 decals sets that replicate the style of the vintage race skis. I have worked quite a but with vinyl...
  20. Thread: Engine paint

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    Re: Engine paint

    Look at the build in my sig. I used 500* engine enamel for my motor AND pipe. Worked great and lasted very well.
  21. Re: 650sx whats the nipple on the intake manifold used for?

    Oil Injection
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    Re: where is the yamaha 500 and 500f owners

    What info are you looking for?

    Not a real desirable ski. Wont find much aftermarket support. Wont find many customs.
    PWCtoday search results: WR500...
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    Re: Look what i found!

    Thats just a customized 650 hull.

    I almost shaved the rub rails off of the 650 hull that I was customizing. Glad I didnt not after seeing this one. I started the project and then never got around...
  24. Thread: Wave jammer help

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    Re: Wave jammer help

    PM me your email address and I will email you a service manual.
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    Re: Looking for Info: 1960's Surf Skimmer

    I had a few free minutes this weekend to wash up the surf skimmer. Cleaned up pretty well. I decided to check for spark. good spark. I dumped a little fuel in the plug hole and it fired right up!...
  26. Re: Anyone try to make pump more like a propeller boat

    I agree, wont work. Impellers and propellers work very differently.
  27. Thread: 76' js400

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    Re: 76' js400

    Keep it as if it was a model A. hahahaha good reference.

    They obviously don't have much value around where I am, but do vintage skis have any value anywhere in the country/world? Or are there...
  28. Re: Anyone try to make pump more like a propeller boat

    Thats what makes it a bad design! haha. dangerous as hell.
  29. Re: Anyone try to make pump more like a propeller boat

    ^^^ bad design. propeller too high in the waterline
  30. Re: Anyone try to make pump more like a propeller boat

    do you meant putting a boat style propeller into a pump housing? I can tell you that wont work. an impeller and a propeller seem similar, yes, but act very little alike.

    What you should try,...
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    Re: '89 Yamaha WR500F Service Manual?

    Apparently I cant email it via my work email, but I can email it from another address. so PM me know your address and I can send it.
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    Re: '89 Yamaha WR500F Service Manual?

    I have a PDF version of one. Its 7.9mb and I have no way to email that size of file. If you can find a way for me to get it to you, I will get you a copy.
    Its for WR500/WJ500 and printed in 1987. ...
  33. Thread: 76' js400

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    Re: 76' js400

    Agree as posted above. Keep it as it. It appears that it is mostly original and stock. I WOULD, however, ride it once and a while. It is not in "mint" condition warranting you to package it up and...
  34. Thread: engine paint

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    Re: engine paint

    check out my build in my signature. I painted the engine components with autoparts store engine enamel. I did prime first though.

    as for the inside of the engine bay..... I used basic high...
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    Re: Looking for Info: 1960's Surf Skimmer

    My guess is simplicity and cost. But if you think about it.... this is air cooled, but its still under a hood while in operation! no longer "air cooled" at that point
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    Re: Looking for Info: 1960's Surf Skimmer

    Interesting video! I did end up buying it. The pics I took above were in my shop. Price was right where I am not going to be out any $$ if it turns out to be a flop because I got the rolling jetski...
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    Re: Looking for Info: 1960's Surf Skimmer

    Wtf. Something weird with pwct or is it my work internet being screwy? I cant reply from my work computer.

    Here's a few better photos. I sent the above suggested contact an email. That was...
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    Re: Looking for Info: 1960's Surf Skimmer

    wish this site would let you edit your posts for more than a minute after you post....

    anyway, a bit more info
    It was manufactured by Progressive Products for Surf Skimmer Lasmol, Inc....
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    Re: Looking for Info: 1960's Surf Skimmer

    well, I took a look at it last night. Was washed up on rocks at some point and has had some low quality fiberglass repair done to it. Motor and pump is all there... except the impeller is gone....
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    Re: Looking for Info: 1960's Surf Skimmer

    I have not yet purchased it, nor have I even seen it in person. These pics are directly from the guy selling it. I am going to go have a look, but just wanted to get info/opinions on whether its...
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    Looking for Info: 1960's Surf Skimmer

    I found a neat little piece of watercraft history for sale here locally for cheap and am wondering if it's a worth while piece to buy and restore. its a 60's surf skimmer. Does anyone know anything...
  42. Re: What is the purpose of these and do I need them?

    They also direct any water that DOES come into the engine compartment to the bottom of the hull rather than just showering the motor, carb, electronics, etc with water.

    buy them
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    Re: Need some help 1970's kawi

    I have not. It has been on the burner for some time now though. I use it as a cabinet for storage right now.
  44. Thread: fixed steer js?

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    Re: fixed steer js?

    Sort of fixed steer, I guess, But I would love to come across a typhoon for the right price....

    http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r198/laserman222/DSCN0625.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Vintage PWC Gallery

    My 76 440. All original. First time on the water since coming out of storage. Been in storage for 28 years!

    http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu222/wwiedrich/Shop%20Stuff/Z120.jpg...
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