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    STItaxi's Conversion Taxi

    Ok, not really a taxi, though it can carry a passenger...
    Just picked up a Millennium Edition GPR hull today. Apparently the ski sank a while ago so of course the inside and outside are a mess!

    At this point, I still need a donor RXP/T and a few odds and ends. The plan is to clean up the hull, do all the prep work and possibly paint while it's cold outside.

    Thanks to James and Steve for the inspiration to do this!

    Here she is, minus a few parts that I removed already.
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    Just powered up the gauge cluster... 17.4 hours on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by STItaxi View Post
    Just powered up the gauge cluster... 17.4 hours on it!
    What wires did you use to power it up?

    Found it..
    Checking steps:
    l Supply DC 12 voltage to the natural
    color six-pin connector (+: red, –:
    black) with a battery.
    l Disconnect the green two-pin connector
    (white/blue and black leads).
    l Connect the white/blue and black terminals
    with a jumper lead 1.
    l Connect the green and red terminals
    with a jumper lead 2.
    NOTE:
    If the jumper lead is installed for more
    than 30 seconds, the display will automatically
    turn off.

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    Much simpler way -

    On the 6-pin connector:
    Red to +
    Black to -
    Tap Green wire on + to simulate RPM signal

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    sweet!

    strip everything out of it until its completely bare (including the midwall) and then get some degreaser and a nice stiff brush with a long handle.
    My .02 is cut the midwall out with a cutting disc. Not worth the trouble of heating and pulling out IMO.

    For what you paid with a trailer youre in great shape. There is at least $100 in useless parts on it now you can easily flip starting with that nice low hour cluster.

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    Looks like theres going to be some friendly competition on the river next year - huh fellas?



    What are your speed goals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelvesorbetter View Post
    sweet!

    strip everything out of it until its completely bare (including the midwall) and then get some degreaser and a nice stiff brush with a long handle.
    My .02 is cut the midwall out with a cutting disc. Not worth the trouble of heating and pulling out IMO.

    For what you paid with a trailer youre in great shape. There is at least $100 in useless parts on it now you can easily flip starting with that nice low hour cluster.
    I'll be using the Beerdart/Addicted driveshaft... Do I leave the part of the midwall that supports the bearing in place or does it need to be moved relative to it's current location?

    I tried putting the hull in the basement but it was about an inch too big to go through the door! Argh!

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    The bearing support stays in the stock location.. Remove the door frame..

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelvesorbetter View Post
    Looks like theres going to be some friendly competition on the river next year - huh fellas?



    What are your speed goals?
    I can't wait until three old GPRs blow away someone's shiny new ski

    I'm thinking something in the low 80's should be good for now... I'll do the usual hull mods and see where that puts me, then possibly throw on an x-charger.

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