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    Removing Top Deck? (1987 JS550 Rebuild/Engine Swap)

    Sean Scrambles to Satisfy Standup Success (general assembly and progress update) Time Spent: 36 Hours (over a few days.) Tools Used: 90% of my stock Tools Properly Put Away: 54% Materials Used: Who knows at this point? I have sure as hell stopped keeping track of what it has cost... PPE...
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    Cooling Line Recommendations

    I have had issues on runabouts with the clear braided stuff getting hot and melting/deforming under the hose clamps. Do you know offhand what the part number for the lines you ordered were? It has held up okay so far? Sean
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    Cooling Line Recommendations

    I thought I remembered seeing that but since I didn't know what pressure it was rated for, I wasn't sure about it. Sean
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    Positive Tool Experiences

    In that line of thinking, do y'all have a recommendation for a decent grease zerk fitting? Not the one that goes on the part, but the one that goes on the gun? I have one that refuses to connect properly and it drives me insane. Sean
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    Positive Tool Experiences

    Does it damage the studs when you pull them? Some of them have teeth that can eat the threads. Sean
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    Cooling Line Recommendations

    I am running 3/8" OD SS thru hull lines in my js 750 swap but I need to be able to connect that to the pump/motor, is there a specific hose type y'all recommend for the soft cooling lines? I have used Venair reinforced silicone lines on my truck and runabouts but nothing smaller than 1/2" Found...
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    Big Pin 750 Reseal/Rebuild Questions

    I will probably end up yanking it and using some sealant on it just to make sure. Its easy to do at this point since the motor is out. Sean
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    Big Pin 750 Reseal/Rebuild Questions

    First time I had the exhaust blockoff loose so it lost 10 psi lol. Fixed that obvious issue and retried it which was when I posted ~40 minutes ago. It is currently down 2psi from where it started at 8psi. Sean
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    Big Pin 750 Reseal/Rebuild Questions

    Got the engine all the way together today, bottom end was done last weekend so the sealant is good and set. I am getting a very slight leak from the intake gaskets that seal the manifold to the reeds, the reeds to the block. Any advise on what to use to get it good and sealed? Everything was...
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    Helmet necessary??

    One of the scarier experiences that I have had where I was in no actual danger was the first time I hopped off a ski in a mx helmet and goggles to check an intake grate. I popped up above the water after dunking my head under the hull and then had to fight the urge to breathe while my helmet...
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    Positive Tool Experiences

    I grabbed a ball swivel one a few years back, it doesn't get used often but when you need one, nothing will replace it. Sean
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    Positive Tool Experiences

    I have been using the electric ratchets for years and love them. I didn't realize the right angle impact was out yet, I will need to check that out. Sean
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    Positive Tool Experiences

    Ratcheting crimpers are totally worth it. No more wondering if you squeezed tight enough or if your crimper is the right size/style. On the electrical front, I advocate using non insulated terminals then adding adhesive lined heat shrink over them. I also swear by marine tinned copper wire. I...
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    Positive Tool Experiences

    The white one in the set is a manual impact driver where you hit the handle with a hammer and it comes loose, the other set I bought are just "impact rated" 1/4" hex style drivers that go in an electric impact wrench/impact driver. I really should pickup a proper manual driver like you are...
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    Positive Tool Experiences

    I spent some time on the 4th rebuilding the carbs on my JS build and wanted to share how something went well for a change. I figure there are probably other must have tools for working on skis that are worth having that I may not have ever seen so I am putting this out in the hope of learning...
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