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Old 03 October 2006, 14:19   #11
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Ian that looks really good. Looking forward to seeing the finished pics
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Old 03 October 2006, 16:40   #12
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great looking project, love the hull finish

are you going to fit the tubes ?

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Old 03 October 2006, 17:31   #13
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Great boat, and great pics.

can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 04 October 2006, 07:17   #14
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Ah...so you beat me to the £800 set of new tubes...
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Old 04 October 2006, 08:54   #15
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My searider 5.4 build project

cheers for the comments, you may have noticed a few spelling mistakes in my previous threads, this is down to the fact that i had a day off and shared a few beverages down the pub with friends, So leason learned.

Yes Bedajim i will be fitting the tubes myself, i am a bit nervous about it but i have done everythink else so why not.

Sorry Neil, neville had 3 sets of tubes @ £800 i was lucky myself to get the last ones.
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Old 19 October 2006, 11:01   #16
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My searider 5.4 build project

At last i have the engine!!! the engine i purchased for £1500 complete with speedboat, had No throttle responce and very poor tickover.

After some time at Redline at Abingdon it was ready, all that was wrong was the badly set up carbs, a good clean needed & a top end service, i suspected that was all is was going to be after smelling the fuel from the filter, (thank god)

I also sold the speedboat for £400 so im pritty bloody happy!!!

I have now fitted the cushions & seat backs, battery box & battery and most of the electrics. I have spent some good money in this department as i found on my old searider after 1 year some of the connections had started to rust.. so ive soldered all connections and sealed them in there own waterproof box.

The A frame went on with a bit of adjustment and ive cut the holes to take the cabling for Nav lights & spotlights. Problem is i went to fit the steering cable would not fit A frame in the way, got to take it all off again. See what happens when you rush.

Both Steering cable, control cables & battery cables are all to short so ive put them on ebay, i will source new ones from redline as hes got them in stock..
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Nice one so far Bargain on the engine!

If you want cheaper and better battery cables get some from a welding shop. You can get tinned flexible welding cable which is better than the normal stuff Mike sells. The connectors he has in are the best ones I've used so far though.

If you want to keep the electrics box nice and corrosion free give it a good spray round with this stuff AFTER you've assembled everything. It's bloody magic.
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Old 19 October 2006, 12:22   #18
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cheers Nos, not heard of it before is it off the shelf??
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Old 19 October 2006, 12:45   #19
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Hi Matt,

Whats the price of that stuff and where do you get it ?
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I got hold of some on Ebay a couple of years ago.It's so good I switched to using it (and the grease for all grease nipples) rather than WD40 for spraying up under the cowl too.

The only thing to watch is not to use it as a lube to force fuel fittings on to pipe with or get it IN your fuel at all it smell like burning plastic if you do(found this one out by experience)
and prob. isn't too good for your engine.

http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/sear...orrosion+block

The small bottles go quite a long way.Grab one and try it out
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