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by Wildwoody1
16 Jun 2019, 11:08
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis
Replies: 8
Views: 3056

Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Photo appears to show distributor at the rear of engine which made me think that to be a Ford it had to drive from the flywheel end of crank shaft. Some T-Bird engines of 312 ci had the distributor at the rear .Picture seems to show 3 Rocker Cover hold down bolts, most Y-blocks only had 2 bolts . Th...
by Wildwoody1
15 Jun 2019, 22:22
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis
Replies: 8
Views: 3056

Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

That just has to be an original prototype Lewis Transom , a One Off Collectors dream.

More likely the Transom was done by a "Customizing Shop "for that special Boat Show ?
Driven from Flywheel end of crank which is a little unusual for a Ford using direct drive.
by Wildwoody1
19 Apr 2019, 15:24
Forum: Main Room
Topic: HISTORIC RACING
Replies: 1
Views: 974

HISTORIC RACING

https://www.facebook.com/bob.heaney.777 ... zMzMzkwNTY

When Lakes were full and Boats were plentiful. Well worth a look.
Many thanks to those who take the time to share with us.

Wild Woody
by Wildwoody1
29 Mar 2019, 13:50
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 56533

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Fair enough, I thought that you may have had a major problem , prevention better than cure.

Wild Woody
by Wildwoody1
29 Mar 2019, 11:18
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 56533

Re: 1962 Seacraft

After nearly 20 years of running 6 cylinder Holden engines in Ski Boats and Hydroplanes without ever fitting a Balancer I am wondering what has occurred for you to need to fit one in your Seacraft ?

Wild Woody
by Wildwoody1
20 Nov 2018, 11:37
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Wooden hull on Gumtree
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Wooden hull on Gumtree

by Wildwoody1
20 Nov 2018, 10:51
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Lewis
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Lewis

Always thought Happy Hooker was a Holley Craft , the memory is not always as good as it once was.
by Wildwoody1
19 Nov 2018, 17:45
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Lewis
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Lewis

Lewis Skiff-abouts were more in the size of 16 to 17 feet in 1965. The larger 18 feet hulls I recall came around 1970 and were Fibre glass bottoms with either wooden or glass decks and then were all glass so believe it would be closer to 1970 than 1955.
by Wildwoody1
19 Nov 2018, 09:51
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: Lewis
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Lewis

You would be correct to doubt the year and rear engined boats in the fifties is questionable also.
Lewis did not believe in rear engined boats even in the middle 1960,s when Everinghams started to win in this style , they still built big Skiffs like Ronda Babe.

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