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    Default Tahiti Jet Boat

    Hello everyone. I just bought a Shuster Tahiti Jet Boat and I'm trying to find out what engine it has. I found some info looking at different sites and forums, but can't find anything exact. I believe it's a 70 Pontiac 455 but not sure. I need more info to know what parts to buy to rebuild it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tks and have a good one.
    Big Vic.

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    Ayuh,.... The Olds 455 was a pretty popular motor for jet-drives in those days,....

    Which jet-drive has it got,...
    Lotsa parts still available for the Berkleys(sp),...
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Default Re: Tahiti Jet Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Ayuh,.... The Olds 455 was a pretty popular motor for jet-drives in those days,....

    Which jet-drive has it got,...
    Lotsa parts still available for the Berkleys(sp),...
    Hey Bondo. After a lot more checking the web I found that my block #s are saying it's a 60 Pontiac 389 and 70 455 HO heads. Not sure on these yet but it's a damn good start. And it is the Berkley. Tks for the input.

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    Default Re: Tahiti Jet Boat

    Ayuh,.... Boats like yer's are a regional thing,...

    Super popular at that time, in southern Cal. 'round the Colorado river,...

    Only a few anywhere else on the planet,...
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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