Starting my first build with a jet TNT

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Re: Starting my first build with a jet TNT

Postby DSR » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:53 am

Hi Denon,

Yeah, it's been a couple minutes hasn't it? :D

Still working on the TNT but progress has been slow on any actual building worthy of pictures yet. I've been spending a lot of time with the CAD program drawing up all the billet aluminum "bling" that i'll need for the TNT, like the intake mount flange and pump adapter assembly to make the pump one piece to go into the hull, mounts for the pump reverse bucket (since it doesn't mount to the pump nozzle like on your AT pump), engine mount rail kit to mount the engine to the stringers, fuel tank and seat mounts, etc., designing a custom 17-4 PH stainless driveshaft for the pump so I can put the engine and the pump in the right locations in the hull, and locating a shop capable of making it for me. I'm also prepping the engine and mapping out the wiring harness to switch from the factory Honda ECU (which is not able to be programmed) to a programmable stand-alone engine management system. So I have actually been working on it, but it's all been details, so not much to really show people yet......

My life has also jumped to the next level of crazy this spring and that's slowing the fun stuff down too. I ended up changing jobs and taking over management of a high performance / conversion / fabrication shop here local to me and after the previous manager spent 2 years screwing it up, it's ended up being a 24/7 job so far trying to get things turned around and back on track.
......Oh, and I also got "suckered" into pulling and rebuilding / upgrading a pair of 454 big blocks out of my personal shops landlord's 27' Magic offshore boat that a couple other "mechanics" had their mitts into beforehand, so I'm currently up to my eyeballs in that project too. Sooooooooo..........yeah. :lol:

........and I'm sure I'm missing some other things in the mix, So I definitely feel your pain about doing 2 jobs at once (it's so unfair how life gets in the way of boat-building isn't it?!?!)
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