Florida rampage build

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Av-mech
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Florida rampage build

Post by Av-mech » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:47 pm

Hello fellow builders

Just thought I would check in a drop a few pictures of my Rampage that I’ve started building.

I picked up some rough sawn mahogany in November which had been drying for about a year. I re-sawed and milled down that lumber to produce all the pieces for all of the frames. Then of course I built the frames using west systems epoxy.

I just finished bonding and cutting the motor stringers and am almost done with my version of the building form. I should have the engine stringers up this weekend with frames at least sitting in position.

While doing that, I found a Berkeley 12JC-A jet pump on eBay that was seized up. I spent 500 bucks for it, got it home and spent a couple evenings taking it apart. It’s in great shape, I stripped all the paint off and it’s currently waiting to go for powder coating. I have a master rebuild kit for it when it comes back.

While all that has been going on, I also got started on my 383 stroker for her. I picked up a good small block 4 bolt main .10 .20 block that has never been bored. Working with a local automotive machine shop, that block has been hot tanked, measured, machined .030 over and awaits a few more machine steps. I bought a new Eagle forged crank and rods and pistons along with a basket full of smaller parts. I still have to buy heads,cam, valve train stuff and carb. The engine will be a full roller engine and is being set up with a digital MSD ignition so that if I decide to add turbos later on I can change the timing curve using my laptop. The engine build is a known setup and I am expecting 450/500 HP.

Looking forward to continuing the build.

Arnold
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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by JimmY » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:02 am

Sounds like a real hot rod. The frames look great, looking forward to see how your build progresses.
-Jim
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Av-mech
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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by Av-mech » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:40 am

Thanks

I still need to sand and epoxy coat the frames before installing on the stringers. That’s gonna slow me down a bit.

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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by Av-mech » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:42 am

A few more pics
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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by Ga-Steve » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:36 am

Looking good. Nice shop. That is what I miss. Having to work outside, I am at the mercy of the weather. Keep the pics coming. Steve

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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by Av-mech » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:05 pm

Thanks Steve, lots of boats have been built outdoors.
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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by Av-mech » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:16 pm

Finally finished the motor stringers today. I have not finished my build form yet but almost. I couldn’t resist an opportunity to throw frames up just to see.
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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by denbrlr » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:43 pm

That will be a lot of HP for that boat but it will be fast. Enjoy your build :)

Lee

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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by Av-mech » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:31 pm

I always figured it’s better to have HP and not need it than need HP and not have it! :D

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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by Av-mech » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:27 pm

Building forms complete. Transom set and frames 2 & 3 aligned and ready for bonding.
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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by JimmY » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:57 pm

Not a lot of freeboard on that design! Looking good.
-Jim
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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by Av-mech » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:34 pm

No there is not. I was sitting on the couch while my wife got in a quick game of Ms Pac-Man and said to her “you sure don’t sit very deep in this boat”

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Re: Florida rampage build

Post by kens » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:06 pm

So, you in Florida? What part?
I'll be down Florida soon, I'm in coastal Georgia.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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