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Offline Chippy

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2018, 06:26:30 PM »
Dropped off the vent to be imaged at the prototype shop. They tried to upsell me making it out of some crazy strong carbon plastic but I went with a cheaper but still stronger than original. They said will have a vent done for me to approve next week. They are working on making the posts or stand offs stronger than original. Pic of miniature motor block just one of the things they showed me to get an idea what they can do. Primarily work for oil and gas industry here.

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« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2018, 02:53:20 PM »
Motor ready to go back in I hope my remote filter clears the hood. Leg went together good.

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2018, 08:45:59 PM »
Looks nice, not sure on the filter clearance.  Should be ok, but I wouldn't slam the hood down first time.  Looks like great progress, when are you expecting to splash?
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
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2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2018, 09:19:33 AM »
I would agree on the filter location and it might not clear. On the other hand every time you change it you are going to split all the oil out of the filter. Is there a was to mount it upside down so the oil would remain in the filter when changing. Maybe mount it to transom or engine side panel once the engine is installed.
I think this has become an addiction.


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« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2018, 09:38:55 AM »
Oh it will be in the water for May long hopefully if the ice comes off here. As for the remote filter yes I totally agree the upside down version better I have had them on my Nautique tournament boats over the years which are PCM. this is a Mercury part. I can drop it down a bit yet for sure. I’m pretty good at setting up to minimize mess on oil changes I also have a quick drain hose on the pan to pull out through the drain plug.

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2018, 08:03:04 PM »
Motor back in and leg on. Dragging home and start putting chrome and interior back in. This is so much more fun than tearing it down!

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2018, 09:54:58 PM »
Did your Z come with a merc 228?  Noticed the qjet, but curious if still a 305?  Really looks great, shouldn't be much longer before your in the water.
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon
2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude

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« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2018, 10:15:27 PM »
Thanks and yes 228. I’m fortunate that the family owns a boat shop and has let me work with a mechanic to do this part of the project. He’s a really nice guy and kept saying he had not remembered some things as not work on a motor like this in 30 yrs. All new stuff now. Haven’t really posted till motor back in but been working on new seat frames and some other things. Weather is supposed to finally break here so will be working on it every day off.

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2018, 10:20:02 PM »
"  This is so much more fun than tearing it down! "

Aint' that the truth !
Looks GREAT !

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« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2018, 09:09:35 PM »
Weather been good seats made just sealing them up prior to covering.

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2018, 06:27:26 AM »
Any status on the blower vent?

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2018, 09:02:09 PM »
They had a problem printing the vent but were doing another one on a larger better machine. Should be ready by now. I will post when I get it back.
While Apholstery being done decided to tackle my crappy trailer changing it from rollers to bunks till I find a better one or something. The rollers too hard on the hull. But at least now I can re gel the hull and it should stay good.

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2018, 09:39:56 PM »
They had a problem printing the vent but were doing another one on a larger better machine. Should be ready by now. I will post when I get it back.
While Apholstery being done decided to tackle my crappy trailer changing it from rollers to bunks till I find a better one or something. The rollers too hard on the hull. But at least now I can re gel the hull and it should stay good.


Wish I had one of those lifts!
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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2018, 07:00:15 AM »
Lifts have come down in price over the years, you can find them new for $2500, used in the $1k range.  Seen plenty go at auction for decent prices as well. 
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
1980 CVX-16SS 140 Mercruiser
1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon
2001 Godfrey Sweetwater pontoon 115 Rude

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2018, 06:18:00 AM »
Very nice. Can't wait to see the new vents. You can pencil me down for a pair

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2018, 04:41:17 PM »
Finally got a vent printed and will be cleaned up and sent to the chrome guy. I don’t know if this printing will be good enough after cleaning up some of the edges but we will see. They take 36hrs on the printer.

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2018, 06:22:49 AM »
Wow.there it is. How much was it so far. The plastic looks stronger and vent looks narrower but it ust ight be an allusion because there's no chrome

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2018, 11:32:49 AM »
Size just illusion just gotta get it to chrome guy now see what he can do. Plastic is new type not brittle made out of same as pop bottle will resist bumps better but chrome probably not. Might try to wrap it first?

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2018, 06:54:27 AM »
So how much was it so far. I know of a good cheap chrome place

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Re: 1980 CVZ 18 restoration
« Reply #59 on: June 02, 2018, 05:38:37 PM »
Pardon my ignorance, but how do you 'chrome' plastic?
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