Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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About ready to get this project going again.
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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wow there's a lot of these being built at the moment!
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Looking good ready for the water now. :D
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Hahaha thats a brilliant photo fergal!
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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Ok having a MAJOR problem with 350 Chevy intake manifolds. The new consensus is that the big manufacturers cut the carburetor mounting flange at an angle that is not parallel with the intake or heads. I need to use a carb tilt shim to accommodate the angle that the engine is installed and allows the carb (Holley 4150) to be level.

With the tilt shim installed on the manifold the carb attachmnet bolts are splayed inward, and I have lost a couple of degrees of shim because of the angularity of the carb flange on the intake manifold.

This is more of a warning to someone trying to use a "new" dual plane manifold on a motor set at an angle.

There is not enough material to flycut the manifold carb flange and use inserts for the posts, before getting into one of the intake runners.

Intakes tried Brodix HP-1 and Edelbrock RPM "air gap"
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EFI - Solved carbie problems......
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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Transom mock-up, cavitation plates and turnbuckles. Probably more precision hole locations than on the whole boat. 8)
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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Is a V8 recommended for a Crackerjack? seems a whole lot of engine for a small boat, it would definitely pull a sailor of your sister.

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O yea :D

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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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Transom mock up almost complete. I just need transfer punches to arrive so I can drill the holes for the outboard rudder bracket. I'm liking it, 3 1/2" dual exhaust.
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Wow! That looks sweet!! Great job! She is shiny already!
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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Looking good, I think I will need them on the front of my boat :lol:

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Couple helpful pics and yes it's Tom D'Eaths boat this was at a show in Algonac Michigan. The last pic shows beefed up stringers for all that power. You might want to consider the same if you're running a V8.


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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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A couple of pictures. Building form and frame mock-up, and engine 350 Chevy with Brodix heads and Lunati roller cam.
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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Ooooo that engine will be sweet :D

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