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Another Ski Nautique 1 year 5 months ago #135774

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Tearing into another Ski Nautique, 1985. So far, we have the interior stripped out all the way to the bottom and the 351W R/R engine built, ready and waiting. She's got the GT heads, a performance cam and a lot of bolt-on goodies that should bring her up to 300+ HP.



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Another Ski Nautique 1 year 5 months ago #135776

I can remember when these were the bad boys of ski boats around the lake. Now there are all kinds of crazy looking wake boats out there. I like the old school look of the 'tique. Should change the name to Ski Antique. Lol.

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Another Ski Nautique 1 year 5 months ago #135795

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This will be another great thread. Any "before" pics? Ya gotta be torn apart on the motor. Deep in your subconscious you know you want to put a Chev small block in there. I used to have a Windsor 400 in an old '72 country squire. Strong running but a b&%^$&*))(* to keep tuned up.

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I keep a Restoration Photo Log on every boat we do. They're all listed in the left hand column of my website: NautilusRestorations.com Here's what I've posted so far on this latest SN: www.nautilusrestorations.com/1985CCSkiNautique.html

Actually, I've been warming up to these reverse rotation Ford 351Ws. I've done so many now that I "get it." Did you notice how perfectly the GM 1-wire alternator bolted up? I gave up on external voltage regulators long ago.

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"Never allow logic to interfere with a boat purchase." - J. S. Hadley
"Vintage quality beats new junk every time." - J. S. Hadley
"Anything supposed to do two things does both of them half-assed." - J. S. Hadley
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