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by WoodRay
12 Apr 2024, 18:54
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Thunda Babe
Replies: 380
Views: 275496

Re: Thunda Babe

Its been a long wait for these. Hoping I might squeeze another 0.235 mph out her now.
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by WoodRay
02 Apr 2024, 20:06
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Powerboat name registration?
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Powerboat name registration?

I've googled "Thunda Babe" and was quite suprised what I found........................I don't want to meet her ever............
by WoodRay
02 Apr 2024, 07:22
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Thunda Babe
Replies: 380
Views: 275496

Re: Thunda Babe

Geewhiz Craig, there's a whole happening here. Is there a significant"step up" in the Vdrive? and that engine.....Amazing Work! It's a 9% gear ratio at the moment. The gear set is a Winters quick change arrangement and I can set it up to over or under drive if needed. There are lots of ra...
by WoodRay
02 Apr 2024, 07:19
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Thunda Babe
Replies: 380
Views: 275496

Re: Thunda Babe

Curious to know - why the change? I simply won't have the room to fit in a parallel shaft coupling between the gearbox and flywheel. Going to spline drive will allow me to run a thin damper plate style drive similar to a velvet drive arrangement. I'm actually going to use the centre out of a clutch...
by WoodRay
29 Mar 2024, 19:28
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Thunda Babe
Replies: 380
Views: 275496

Re: Thunda Babe

Another step closer. I've finally finished converting the gearbox input shaft to spline drive rather than the original parallel shaft.

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by WoodRay
24 Mar 2024, 18:21
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Keeping Busy
Replies: 18
Views: 30239

Re: Keeping Busy

Great stuff Ken. It's fantastic that you've managed to get it back. Obviously you have some fond memories of times with it back in the day.
by WoodRay
27 Feb 2024, 19:34
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Thunda Babe
Replies: 380
Views: 275496

Re: Thunda Babe

Getting a few things done in between other jobs this last couple of weeks. Have finished flood testing the new rear seal with good results and finally finished cutting the inlet valve spring seats so I can get the correct full lift travel needed for the new cam without going into coil bind. 42912493...
by WoodRay
24 Feb 2024, 23:19
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft
Replies: 324
Views: 1469392

Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Bloody nice Bob. Can't wait for tomorrow.
by WoodRay
24 Feb 2024, 19:37
Forum: Get Togethers and Events
Topic: The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally 2-3 Mar 2024
Replies: 36
Views: 34056

Re: The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally 2-3 Mar 2024

or those attending the The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally 2-3 Mar 2024 please see the attached updated rally program. For those doing on water runs please be aware of the mandatory driver briefings times. Thanks.

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by WoodRay
22 Feb 2024, 22:55
Forum: Get Togethers and Events
Topic: The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally 2-3 Mar 2024
Replies: 36
Views: 34056

Re: The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally 2-3 Mar 2024

Max and Valerie are in for dinner Darren.

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