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by Doc
13 Apr 2020, 19:51
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Lewis boat bow piece
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: Lewis boat bow piece

Did your "Lewis" have a bow handle & plate to start with ? Not all did have one , some had a long bonnet trim . I can recall Marz with "Hustler" was chasing one , he walked into his hairdressing shop and here's a bow handle bolted to the door. One hair cut & bow handle la...
by Doc
03 Mar 2020, 08:10
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Single plane inet mainifold Rover 3.5 V8
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Re: Single plane inet mainifold Rover 3.5 V8

Chris
MaxWedge Performance in N.S.W 02 96513550 Bill Laney
Cast a new single plane manifold a few years back. worth a try.
Doc.
by Doc
15 Feb 2020, 15:05
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Prop location!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3458

Re: Prop location!!!

Usually 1" space back of prop to skeg. Fist width between back of rudder to front of prop. Highest point of prop to hull ,no less than 1 1/2". Just make sure you have enough space for a prop puller! Is the prop shaft the same taper to the prop, there are two. This could be stopping the pro...
by Doc
21 Dec 2019, 11:49
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Thunda Babe
Replies: 34
Views: 6130

Re: Thunda Babe

How about a motorbike muffler shield on each pipe [low side ] between deck and pipe. This will direct cold air to lower section. Maybe something small [ monkey bike ].
Doc.
by Doc
25 Jun 2019, 07:37
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Velvet Drive 71C 1:1 trannny suitable for rebuilding
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Re: Velvet Drive 71C 1:1 trannny suitable for rebuilding

Cassell Marine have just listed on Ebay Velvet/Drive 71c reco $ 2,180 or offer.
by Doc
19 Jun 2019, 17:19
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Original Motors : 272 heads have large welsh plugs located at each end. 292 heads have no welsh plugs. 312 motors most have 4 barrel manifolds. Casting numbers are the next step. Y- Blocks were used in f-100 f-500 trucks as well . There are alot of motors around with incorrect heads and manifolds.
by Doc
19 Jun 2019, 08:18
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

All Y-Block Fords 272 292 312 are flywheel end distributor. 3x rocker bolts ??? are chrome star fender badges. 2x rocker bolts which have large Sq. head nuts. Drive end is quite clear with water hoses from manifolds to " water pump cover " FRONT OF MOTOR " Most Fords are Front Dist. d...
by Doc
16 Jun 2019, 07:25
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Drive is off harmonic end of motor , y-block distributor end , flywheel.
Transom , 2x upper clinker planks left & right of cav. could be cover up of earlier exhaust holes of damage timber.
Doc.
by Doc
14 Jun 2019, 19:02
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Ford 351 4 bolt ????? Looks like a Ford Y- Block or am i missing something.
Doc.
by Doc
04 Apr 2019, 21:12
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Hi Guys
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Hi Guys

Hi Matt, Great pickup ! she looks like a early " Lewis " Dodge Q motor [big block] came out in small and big block. Notice ribs are close together [ a hint of being a race boat ] Twin post bollard and tapered nose plate on deck . timber water barrier in front of screen. [Lewis]. I've seen ...

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