Torquewood

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4541 Andy
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Torquewood

Postby 4541 Andy » 16 Jun 2018, 12:39

G'day,
The restoration of Torquewood is underway,I have moved over here after posting the teaser photos, let's hope I can keep some interest in the board happening while the job continues. Had a visit from Ken through the week and learnt some valuable hints and information which has allayed my fears somewhat.From that point on about all that has happened is dismantling and sanding in preparation for refinishing.Heres a couple of polaroids
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Re: Torquewood

Postby Darren » 16 Jun 2018, 19:08

What a good looking boat, Andy
Looks really well built, do you know who built it?
Those exhaust outlets do have character, obviously tuned length copper ;)

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Re: Torquewood

Postby Greg » 17 Jun 2018, 14:33

Yes. Nice looking outfit Andy. And that hemi in that hull, fabulous.

Looking forward to watching the progress.

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Re: Torquewood

Postby 4541 Andy » 19 Jun 2018, 09:56

Hello Darren, the only hint I have to who built it is from the guru himself,Ron Meehan. Ron thinks it was built in Echuca by a man named Jack Prentice. Google says Mr Prentice was a cabinet maker and boat builder in Echuca after his return from WW2. If anyone has further information on this boat, as usual I would love to hear from you. It spent a bit of time at Picnic Point Mathoura on the Murray River and at one point in its life it wore triple Webern.

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Re: Torquewood

Postby rayza1 » 19 Jun 2018, 20:42

It's a good looking thing Andy, would certainly sit up and bark with triple webbers on it!

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Re: Torquewood

Postby WoodRay » 26 Jun 2018, 17:15

Looks a good one Andy. I notice numbered spark plug leads...………..that's a handy idea ;)

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Re: Torquewood

Postby 4541 Andy » 26 Jun 2018, 17:42

Any idea on the firing order of a Hemi Craig?

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Re: Torquewood

Postby WoodRay » 26 Jun 2018, 17:56

No not at all. Only Holden in this head full. Be the same as a grey motor wouldn't it? :)

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Re: Torquewood

Postby rayza1 » 19 Jul 2018, 17:33

Dr google Andy, 1,5,3,6,2,4

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Re: Torquewood

Postby 4541 Andy » 31 Jul 2018, 12:52

Hi Ray, I am back, got locked out of the forum again. Every inline 6 that I can think of hits on 153624,a particular trap for new players in boating is when the engine drives from timing cover, I have experienced several old red motors where they have set the leads as if no1 is at the front of the boat.


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