Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

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Doc
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Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Postby Doc » 14 Jun 2019, 19:02

Ford 351 4 bolt ????? Looks like a Ford Y- Block or am i missing something.
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Alan
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Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Postby Alan » 14 Jun 2019, 19:31

Could be right there Doc, I just can't get over the transom.

Wildwoody1
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Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Postby Wildwoody1 » 15 Jun 2019, 22:22

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.

Doc
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Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Postby Doc » 16 Jun 2019, 07:25

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.
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Wildwoody1
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Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Postby Wildwoody1 » 16 Jun 2019, 11:08

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 .
There were FE engines of 352 ci but distributors are in the front of all FE engines.
Sorry but engine model and size remains unknown to me.

Doc
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Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Postby Doc » 19 Jun 2019, 08:18

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. drive , NOT Y-BLOCKS !

Wildwoody1
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Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Postby Wildwoody1 » 19 Jun 2019, 12:51

Thanks for the information . only unknown now is Engine capacity and we may never find out unless a Member purchases the boat.

Doc
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Re: Ski boat timber clinker - Lewis

Postby Doc » 19 Jun 2019, 17:19

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.


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