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Bellinghamster
04-09-2008, 10:53 AM
A '78 (HIN is '79) SS followed me home over the weekend... whoo hoo!



Basically in good condition (considering the price), but needs some stringer work and a good cleanup. 60hrs on a new engine but hemoraging oil out of the rear main!. No worries.. it's gotta come out to work on the stringers anyway, and I have to remove the main bearing cap to replace the main seal so I'll get to look at bearing to see if the P.O. ran it out of oil (gulp! fingers crossed). Oil pressure is good (>30psi at idle), and compression is 140psi across all 8... and it's the smothest running v8 I've ever been around (running a "well oiled" damper plate probably helps quiet it down! ;) ).

Thanks for all the info on the site -
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coz
04-09-2008, 11:01 AM
A '78 (HIN is '79) SS followed me home over the weekend... whoo hoo!



Basically in good condition (considering the price), but needs some stringer work and a good cleanup. 60hrs on a new engine but hemoraging oil out of the rear main!. No worries.. it's gotta come out to work on the stringers anyway, and I have to remove the main bearing cap to replace the main seal so I'll get to look at bearing to see if the P.O. ran it out of oil (gulp! fingers crossed). Oil pressure is good (>30psi at idle), and compression is 140psi across all 8... and it's the smothest running v8 I've ever been around (running a "well oiled" damper plate probably helps quiet it down! ;) ).

Thanks for all the info on the site -

Very nice :D looks like a fun project, congrats.

TMCNo1
04-09-2008, 11:21 AM
Nice project, bring it back to life and enjoy!

wakeX2wake
04-09-2008, 11:25 AM
i'm jealous

stuartmcnair
04-09-2008, 11:28 AM
i'm jealous

I'll bet he'd trade....

shepherd
04-09-2008, 11:29 AM
That definitely looks like a boat worth saving. Good man!

Keep us informed.

whitlecj
04-09-2008, 01:43 PM
Look like fun. Keep us posted on the progress. Would love to see the rebirthing photos.

M-Funf
04-09-2008, 02:18 PM
Nice lookin' boat.............and WELCOME!!!

Cloaked
04-09-2008, 04:23 PM
Just call it a 79 if that is what the ID number calls out. :confused: :confused:

Nice looking machine.