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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    Quote Originally Posted by jshlee3 View Post
    It's looking nice ... I curious what the final design is on the ski.
    I'm gonna guess something along these lines


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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    Yes sir, only thing is I don't have skill to get the red and gold in there. I really wanted to get em. So I'm gonna stick with blue and white. Other design differences are it's gonna have blue/black/red jet trim mats and chin pad. my cf nos is gonna be where the riders name usually is. Got odi black and blue locking grips. Ģonna have a silver lighted water proof switch for bilge. I just gotta figure out where I get the racing no and sponsen logos resonably priced.
    Last edited by stixx925; 06-23-2017 at 05:22 AM.
    90' 550SX "Shaved head, .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, SBN 44, Kerker exhaust, Mariner waterbox, WestCoast OS Gas Tank, extended ride plate,(440 pump) 16deg SS Skat imp."
    WIP - 83' JS550 " .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, WestCoast: Head, rc520 reed cyl, 7 Ring Exhaust, Ext Ride plate, Ex Manifold, 2x Velocity stack, waterbox, Westcoast Dual 38 intake, Dual SBN 38s, 440 pump and a 16.5 degree SS Skat imp. Lightend flywheel"
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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    Bottom of hull cleared, has heavy orange peel. I'm thinking I shout scuff bottom ONLY with like 180 paper so it sticks on hard turns.
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    Last edited by stixx925; 06-24-2017 at 02:02 PM.
    90' 550SX "Shaved head, .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, SBN 44, Kerker exhaust, Mariner waterbox, WestCoast OS Gas Tank, extended ride plate,(440 pump) 16deg SS Skat imp."
    WIP - 83' JS550 " .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, WestCoast: Head, rc520 reed cyl, 7 Ring Exhaust, Ext Ride plate, Ex Manifold, 2x Velocity stack, waterbox, Westcoast Dual 38 intake, Dual SBN 38s, 440 pump and a 16.5 degree SS Skat imp. Lightend flywheel"
    97' Tigershark Monte Carlo 1000 fresh top end and runs finally! ---SOLD---

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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    I just trued my hull, used 80 grit. I believe Jeff Jacobs used 40-60 on his hulls


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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    I did all the truing before all the paint, I sealed up the hull extensions too, I was getting hard hull roll at high speed on this boat, and it would always lean right. people suggested it was taking on water in extensions, some suggested sealing them others removing them all together. So sealed and kept them.
    90' 550SX "Shaved head, .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, SBN 44, Kerker exhaust, Mariner waterbox, WestCoast OS Gas Tank, extended ride plate,(440 pump) 16deg SS Skat imp."
    WIP - 83' JS550 " .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, WestCoast: Head, rc520 reed cyl, 7 Ring Exhaust, Ext Ride plate, Ex Manifold, 2x Velocity stack, waterbox, Westcoast Dual 38 intake, Dual SBN 38s, 440 pump and a 16.5 degree SS Skat imp. Lightend flywheel"
    97' Tigershark Monte Carlo 1000 fresh top end and runs finally! ---SOLD---

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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    I started to get the motor together, I tried the OEM Headgasket and my pistons were hitting it, so i had to change it to a a Ocean Pro Copper gasket designed for a .5 over.. the pistons cleared it. I then pulled the exhaust manifold, of my old block,, put it on the new block.
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    I then Wetsanded the entire hull. 800, to 1000 to 1500. The hull had very bad orange peel, from the paint drying before it hit the hull on those hot days.
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    Aftert all the wetsanding, arms are so sore. I then pulled the buffer out and used the 7000 wheel and cutting compound on about 1000 RPM( low and slow)with McGuires Cutting compond. I didnt finnish the hull yet I'm gonna finnish it in the morning, but I did get front and the hood. after all has been bugg/cut i'm gonna hit it with Polish to really get it to shine!
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    Last edited by stixx925; 06-29-2017 at 02:52 AM.
    90' 550SX "Shaved head, .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, SBN 44, Kerker exhaust, Mariner waterbox, WestCoast OS Gas Tank, extended ride plate,(440 pump) 16deg SS Skat imp."
    WIP - 83' JS550 " .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, WestCoast: Head, rc520 reed cyl, 7 Ring Exhaust, Ext Ride plate, Ex Manifold, 2x Velocity stack, waterbox, Westcoast Dual 38 intake, Dual SBN 38s, 440 pump and a 16.5 degree SS Skat imp. Lightend flywheel"
    97' Tigershark Monte Carlo 1000 fresh top end and runs finally! ---SOLD---

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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    I finishihed buffing /polishing. then i followed up With some wax to really get it to shine.
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    I did a quick sanding in the hood seal channel to give glue more to grab. I used gorilla glue around the seal and followed up with taping here and there... I cut the excess off and put hood on and put weight onto the hood to help it stay put.
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    just waiting on a few more gaskets and a 3/8th npt tap for the upgraded water fitting. once i get the gaskets i'm going to perform a leakdown test., once i get the tap i'll put in larger water outlet, and then install the pump and then put in jet trim.
    90' 550SX "Shaved head, .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, SBN 44, Kerker exhaust, Mariner waterbox, WestCoast OS Gas Tank, extended ride plate,(440 pump) 16deg SS Skat imp."
    WIP - 83' JS550 " .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, WestCoast: Head, rc520 reed cyl, 7 Ring Exhaust, Ext Ride plate, Ex Manifold, 2x Velocity stack, waterbox, Westcoast Dual 38 intake, Dual SBN 38s, 440 pump and a 16.5 degree SS Skat imp. Lightend flywheel"
    97' Tigershark Monte Carlo 1000 fresh top end and runs finally! ---SOLD---

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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    Hi all, Im in the final stretch. This will probably be 1 of my last 3 updates. Where I'm at,, finish and ride test if all goes smooth ride test will be tomorrow.

    Last night i had all kinds of problems with drive shaft alignment. my 550 pump bolted right on with out any shimming. so I assumed the 440 would be the same, I was dead wrong.
    I did this mod
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    so it was forcing the drive shaft to left and down..
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    i spent half the day dremmalling it a bit larger.
    I got it pretty close, but i didn't have the right shims and on a time crunch.... i'll adress it later when i get a shim kit probably next week or so.
    I uses some thick washers between pump and tray. one impeller stopped rubbing on where ring i tightened everything down.
    after everything with drive line got addressed, i started on rebuilding the carbs the reeked of old gas.
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    I upped the jetting from P65 to p75, and the H105 to h125 in both carbs. and threw in some carb kits.
    todays agenda Lean bed plate, finish putting togeather pump, throw in bild, run the wiring for switch etc
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    Last edited by stixx925; 07-04-2017 at 12:44 PM.
    90' 550SX "Shaved head, .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, SBN 44, Kerker exhaust, Mariner waterbox, WestCoast OS Gas Tank, extended ride plate,(440 pump) 16deg SS Skat imp."
    WIP - 83' JS550 " .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, WestCoast: Head, rc520 reed cyl, 7 Ring Exhaust, Ext Ride plate, Ex Manifold, 2x Velocity stack, waterbox, Westcoast Dual 38 intake, Dual SBN 38s, 440 pump and a 16.5 degree SS Skat imp. Lightend flywheel"
    97' Tigershark Monte Carlo 1000 fresh top end and runs finally! ---SOLD---

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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    the worst happened, i was mounting the handle pole and the bracket cracked! of course things wouldn't go smoothly. picked up another bracket for 5 bucks but it wont hit water tomorrow or even the weekend so disappointed.
    90' 550SX "Shaved head, .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, SBN 44, Kerker exhaust, Mariner waterbox, WestCoast OS Gas Tank, extended ride plate,(440 pump) 16deg SS Skat imp."
    WIP - 83' JS550 " .5mm+ Wiseco pistons, WestCoast: Head, rc520 reed cyl, 7 Ring Exhaust, Ext Ride plate, Ex Manifold, 2x Velocity stack, waterbox, Westcoast Dual 38 intake, Dual SBN 38s, 440 pump and a 16.5 degree SS Skat imp. Lightend flywheel"
    97' Tigershark Monte Carlo 1000 fresh top end and runs finally! ---SOLD---

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    Re: Westcoast Themed 550

    I have this same Westcoast dual spark and dual plug head with domes to go with it if you really want to add that to your RC520.

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