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swb911
06-12-2012, 02:04 AM
The vent exit for my engine cover. 86 454 powerslot. Any of these around? Also, just in case there is one around, the rear bench seat. I know there are a lot of these in storage somewhere...

mikeg205
06-12-2012, 02:07 AM
got a picture of of where the thingy goes...?

tph
06-12-2012, 03:02 AM
I think he's talking about this thingy:

SkiDog
06-12-2012, 09:32 AM
Too bad he wasn't talking about THIS thingy!

mzimme
06-12-2012, 09:54 AM
What are people willing to pay for something like that? I've noticed lots of people looking for the doghouse vent, and front and rear air intake vents for the older 80s boats. I have the means of cutting these from billet aluminum, but it would have to make sense. Aluminum blocks aren't exactly cheap, so I guess I'd need to know what sort of budget people are on for something like this. The piece could also be powdercoated any color you'd like, or left a raw aluminum color. Anodizing would also be an option, as would chrome. Anodizing and chrome would add a bit to the price, but I'm just curious.

Are people willing to pay 50, 100, 150? More?

swb911
06-12-2012, 10:07 AM
I'd pay 50 easy. And thanks tph for clarifying my thingy...

mzimme
06-12-2012, 10:12 AM
Is anyone close to their boat today? Can you give me length, width, and depth measurements? We have this really cool tool that I can actually pull the vent piece off, and scan it with a laser to make an exact replica, but I'm not close to the foundry at the moment to use it. I have about every combination of CNC's, and other machining tools at my disposal, I just need to draw it in CAD and run the numbers on material cost, then make it worth my while. I sent an email asking for a rough estimate, I'll keep you posted.

mikeg205
06-12-2012, 12:18 PM
how many folks on TT with an 86? I like your thingy skidog....

dmminfla
06-12-2012, 06:46 PM
I had an 86 prior to my 97. I would like to see a pic of the BB

Cloaked
06-12-2012, 09:49 PM
how many folks on TT with an 86? I like your thingy skidog....
He's made quite a few of these. I snagged one from him for my 93 engine cover. Nice piece. The original part is no longer available.

Dog does good work.

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charrison327
06-12-2012, 10:11 PM
+2 for SkiDog....I got one made from him for my 96. It looks awesome and a lot better than the original IMO.

SkiDog
06-12-2012, 10:45 PM
+2 for SkiDog....I got one made from him for my 96. It looks awesome and a lot better than the original IMO.

Why thanks guys. Got me a new toy today and gonna be able to make these even better.:D Or should I say easier?!

occva
06-12-2012, 11:11 PM
I have a 86...

Loueee
06-29-2013, 10:41 PM
Wow, nice! I coulod use oneof these if you're still making them. I have a 1994 Prostar 205 and it looks just like this vent/cupholder.