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I am correct about the block but maybe wrong about the max. HP. I think they went up to 90 . . . not certain.
Look for Rotax engines. They should fit.
Or cannibalize one from a jetski as we did.
You have to find a bell housing and transmission.


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jacquesmm wrote:
But you are going to put that 500HP turbo charged V8 in there, correct?
LOL :lol: is that even possible? first ride would probably be the last one also 8O

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Found some pics of her, beautiful boat imo, when you look in the engine compartment it looks like the side panels does have a camber or is that an optical illusion? Also looks like a V8 is possible :lol:
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Yes, the engine hatch has camber.That's easy: build the deck in one piece with camber and cut out. I thing there are pictures of how we did it with the jetAbout.

Nice pictures.I wonder what engine that is.
They have a standard bell housing and a Borg warner tranny in there, probably a 1:1, again easy to find. I wonder what that intermediate plate is, maybe an adapter for the bell housing or then they have super duper flex plate damper thicker than normal. Nothing that even a small machine shop can handle.

Peter, it's time that you make friends with a guy that owns a machine shop.
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I wonder what that engine is. Some flat head V8. I see 8 leads coming from the distributor.
It must be tight in there because they moved the fuel pump to the top. That's too hot = vapor locks.
And that thing in the front looks like a magneto, no alternator.
I would look for something lighter.
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Flathead Ford series 8BA, made from 1949 -1953. 100 HP.

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Thank you. It's great to have engine connoisseurs on the forum!
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keysrat wrote:Flathead Ford series 8BA, made from 1949 -1953. 100 HP.
Thx

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jacquesmm wrote:Yes, the engine hatch has camber.That's easy: build the deck in one piece with camber and cut out. I thing there are pictures of how we did it with the jetAbout.
Yes but I was talking about the side panels
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What a beautiful looking boat. I love the idea of this in stitch/glue. Seems like it would be another great boat to use a jet ski donor motor. Definitely on board with this idea 8)

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