Lakeracers Crackerbox build

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Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby lakeracer69 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:30 pm

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

Postby Time » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:46 am

wow there's a lot of these being built at the moment!
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby fergal butler » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:49 am

Looking good ready for the water now. :D
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby Time » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:33 pm

Hahaha thats a brilliant photo fergal!
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby lakeracer69 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:52 am

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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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby Time » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:57 pm

EFI - Solved carbie problems......
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby lakeracer69 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:49 pm

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

Postby RichardB » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:34 am

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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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby fergal butler » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:52 am

O yea :D

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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby lakeracer69 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:56 pm

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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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby leakcheck » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:26 pm

Wow! That looks sweet!! Great job! She is shiny already!
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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby fergal butler » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:23 am

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

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Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Postby travis24 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:26 pm

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

Postby lakeracer69 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:22 am

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

Postby fergal butler » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:18 pm

Ooooo that engine will be sweet :D


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