Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:19 pm

I have made some progress over the winter. Engine is installed. Waiting for the driveline to arrive to do my alignment. Plumbing, blower and electrical done. The first time I turned on the batteries I was expecting a fire or nothing to work, but amazingly every light, bilge, blower etc all turned right on as designed! That was followed by turning the key to make sure it would crank over and it did. So now I can breath a small sigh of relief and move on to the deck. I wanted to get it in the water for a test run first, but not warm enough yet so I am plowing ahead.
I actually thought all of the mechanicals were going to take me longer to do but it went quicker than expected. Looking forward to working with wood again, a bit more familiar for me.
Decent chance of it floating this summer but we will see...
JT
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:29 pm

JT

Great Job! Mech. and Elect. checkout is a BIG step!

I just got the stuff that I didn't do on the Bartender straightened up.

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 pm

Thanks Bill...
The driveline arrived today so I began the alignment process. I tried to order it over the winter but they weren't making new shafts until now so I probably got a little ahead of myself trying to keep myself busy continuing on the build without it. Turns out I installed my strut about 1 or 2 degrees off of where I drilled it. So I am enlarging the shaft hole slightly and I think will be ok.I should have waited for the driveline to arrive to install the strut, but live and learn.
There is some slight natural flex in the driveline so I am hoping I will be able to still get a good alignment and balance taking this into account. Getting my .003" feeler gauge out makes me wonder if I will ever get it perfect!
I sure make a lot of trial and error mistakes. I think I could build a second boat in half the time as this one!

-JT

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Sat May 05, 2018 6:55 pm

Did water test last week. Everything amazingly worked perfectly. No adjustments needed. Got up to 50 mph without thinking!
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby tysman52 » Sat May 05, 2018 7:01 pm

Time to finish things off! Not looking forward to the sanding and varnishing and repeating and repeating
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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby jenko » Sat May 05, 2018 9:13 pm

looks great and looks like it goes well .Great work :D

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Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Postby mrintense » Sun May 06, 2018 3:27 pm

Very cool JT. Now that you've had a taste, the sanding and varnishing will fell even more like a labor of labor.
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