1993 38' TOP-GUN - BEING OVERHAULED
This iconic 38’ Top-Gun was in such good condition we just couldn't resist making a resto-moded, “better than brand new" ‘93 Top-Gun. If you ask why we would do this, the answer is simple. Because we can and it’s going to be really cool. We will incorporate all of our upgraded parts and ideas to make this one cool ride.
Updates will include:
To the power:
Complete overhaul of engines, including a new Stroker Crank to increase cubic inch to 500.
All new rods, pistons, cam shaft, valves, springs and basically all new internals. We replaced starters, alternators, water pumps and the complete wire harness. We are staying with the small MerCruiser/Weiand supercharger for the stock and cool factor. Expected horsepower about 600. This should push the boat very close to 80 mph with an extremely reliable, easy to work on package. This engine setup is being done in Opa-Locka by Steve at Progressive Racing Engines. The engine will also get brand new Stainless Maine exhaust. We've also removed the stock water pumps and thermostat housings and replaced these with Stainless Marine’s stainless replacements.
We removed the drives and gimbals and are replacing them with brand new in the box Mercury HP gimbals and brand new XR drives. This will make our power package all modern day with much better reliability.
The engine room was stripped bare, re-finished with white Awl-grip and being completely re-rigged. The original battery cables were very small, the original wiring and plumbing was so-so. We removed the air-conditioning unit and have filled all holes. The transom was all updated with new Stainless Marine control cable system. The liquid filled Speedo tube has been removed and holes filled. We've also added brand new Stainless Marine sea strainers. The original battery charger has been replaced with a new Guest charger. The engine room will be “SHOW” quality.
The dash consoles have been removed and will be repainted a bright metallic silver. All new Black carbon dash panels with all new Livorsi gauges. We’re going to add a Garmin touch screen GPS. A brand new much upgraded stereo system will be installed. Pirelli flooring will be installed in the cockpit. Teak cabin entrance way will be removed and replaced with acrylic. All brand new cockpit upholstery.
Harold is making designs now for a retro, macho, muscle look complete paint job.
All the old cleats, fuel fills, fuel vents, thru hulls and other deck hardware are all being replaced with new style stainless hardware.
Brand new Fireboy system, fire extinguishers & brackets.
Carbon fiber fresh water flush panel with all new fittings.
Yeah, we know it’s a ’93 and 20 years old, but this is going to be way better than it was when it was new and will still be 20 years from now….