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#1 stroketeck

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:31 AM

well winter is coming upon us and i needed a project, so i am buying a 23' glasply hardtop, and building a new 4bt cummins to power her. i have 90% of the parts to couple a cummins to the mercruiser, pics to come as things progress, it is nice as this is a fiberglass stringer boat and a solid transum



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:48 AM

Wow that a great Project.  Me I bidding on enclose car hauler, to move the Packard out of the shelter so i have a place to do project this winter.



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:18 AM

I thought you sold the Packard?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:25 AM

So did I. ^

Dave this is gonna be really cool, I can't wait to see your progress.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:33 PM

Sounds like a fun project!  



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Posted 16 October 2016 - 06:38 AM

waiting on pic's already ... hurry   LOL



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Posted 06 November 2016 - 04:50 PM

well the first glasply fell through, but i found a nicer one for abit more money 

 

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and this was a bonus, it was not listed in the add

 

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 04:54 PM

so the cummins head and block is in getting wheelabrated and magged here is another picture of the boat, the gelcoat shines like a penny, and it has all the canvas, and a 5.7 vortec that i am going to be selling. this was a one owner boat, and always covered moorage

 

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 04:57 PM

i will be heading down this weekend to put the heads back on the chevy, pay the rest of the money and take it for its last gas powered ride, unless it has a full tank, then i might take it to Canada on the water. it specs a 80 gallon tank



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Posted 06 November 2016 - 04:59 PM

The Packard still waiting for the money.  The guy said he bought two other cars closer to him for conversion to limo service. and want mine next spring.  Think  he need to send a deposit to hold it.  


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 05:03 PM

Wow, nice score!

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 07:43 PM

So the Volvo Penta out drive is a good thing? That looks like it will make a nice weekend cruiser!

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 08:03 PM

that drive will be great



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 05:31 PM

that drive will be great


Most definitely!

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:36 PM

so i got my block and head back

 

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:37 PM

nice and clean

 

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:40 PM

and best of all it canadian

 

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and the water pump surface is real good

 

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no pitting between the cylinders 

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:42 PM

here is a before

 

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that was the bronco block but this one was identical



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Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:10 AM

sweet .. watching the build pic's !!



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Posted 09 November 2016 - 06:50 PM

I think the engine to drive adapter should be the easy part, just use a gm bell housing for the 4bt




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