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Old May 3rd, 2010, 07:36 PM
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Engine issue decided for me...

Well I have been going round and round deciding what engine to put in the Series Coiler and it seems that the whole issue has sorta fallen into place for me. Blame it on the weather.
Let's go back five years ago w hen I took on the infamous Jet Boat Project From Beyond Tomorrow. At that time I had two Ford 302 EFI engines built to go in this thing to power the twin jet drives. Since then, they have just been sitting gathering spider webs.
Along comes the winter of 2010 and the hull which these parts are to go in becomes another statistic in the toll of destroyed property from all the ice and snow piled up. I took a close look at it this past weekend and it's just not savable. So all the parts and materials that I have been stockpiling for this thing are now extraneous, including these two luvly engines. One of them is going into my current 23 footer and the other is going in the 2A. Sorry World, no diesel conversion happening any more. It's going to be Ford power mated to a truck ZF mated to a R380 all in a RRC LWB frame.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 08:37 PM
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It's going to be Ford power mated to a truck ZF mated to a R380 all in a RRC LWB frame.
Two gearboxes...... Maybe a transfer case would be a good idea....
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So a 2A body on a RRC chassis? Neat. We'll have to discuss this next HH.
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Uh, I meant LT230. I always get those numbers mixed up. I even call my cats by the wrong names.
It would be much easier for us mentally challenged folk if they referred to the transfer cases and gearboxes with names like "Torque Weeny" or "Lost Fortune"
Yes, it will be a Ford F series ZF 5 speed transmission. I already have a transfer case. Starting to look like Ron's or Quintin's place over there at the barn.

I promise not to make it a complete bodge like last time. Air suspension would be cool, but I don't think I can get the tires I want under it without at least three inch lift.
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Ive got one of those projects sitting in my garage.

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Which is a great segue to asking how long you expect this project to take?

Tell us about your's Jeff.
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Which is a great segue to asking how long you expect this project to take?
4 fuggin ever. If I can get help from all my Happy Hour chums (yeah right) the breakdown of both the donor and the 2A can be done in a weekend. I have room for everyone to stay over! OOooh, Rover sleepover with tool time! Bring the ladies along and they can go antiquing while we wrench.

I think tho, that the weather will be the killer. In a few weeks it will be so hot that nobody will want to work outside, so I think this will all have to wait until the fall.
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Ugh. Are you another one of these guys with a big shop filled with crap so you have to work outside? Call me a princess but I like to work under cover.

Timing is probably your biggest issue getting a wrenching party together, but I'd help out one weekend.

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No, plenty of room in the barn. 32x40. Oh, uh make that 10 metres by 13 metres. 17.5 feet height inside and 12 foot doors. Roll out the boat and the tractor and BAM! huge work area. Well, go to my FB page and look at the pics (facebook.com/william.t.adams). It could be made tolerable if we put a (large) portable Air Conditioner in there just to take the swampy air away.
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Oh that's perfect!
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boat engines- by chance is one of them counter rotation ?
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boat engines- by chance is one of them counter rotation ?

Used to be. Swapped cam and rear seal. Both now standard. Jet drives don't need counter rotation.

Might hang on to the drives. Never know, somebody with a crapped up old Bert that needs new everything might come my way. Seen one recently that went for stupid money. Really? 18 for an empty hull?
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