Monaco Caper

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Looks awesome. I like the very dark wood on the deck.
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Thank you!

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with the Velvet drive on the aft end (timing gear) end of the engine
Thanks for the pics, looks a lot like mine.

Does your bell housing mate to the oil pan? Did you have to custom fabricate it? If you look at mine the oil pan was cut to add a holes for the bell housing to mount too, I was wondering if that was standard or just a hack that the previous owner did to accommodate this velvet drive.

What is turning your water pump? Is there a gear in the timing cover?
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Sorry for the delay. The bell housing , oil pan were on the original 283 engine I got with the velvet drive attached. It was originally a Flagship engine. Flagship is currently in Punta Gorda Florida. I have more photos which I can send which show the original 283. When I scrapped the 283 and went to a 350 , everything transferred easily since both SBC engines, and it was less expensive for me to build a 350 from my machine shop than try to redo the old 283, even though I had found an identical 283 block in much better shape.

The Jabsco water pump is gear driven from the cam . If I recall, there was also a separate belt driven water pump on the original engine I am not using. Just the Jabsco for my raw water system.

Since the Velvet Drive and housing bolt directly to the "front" of the engine, there is no timing cover. I have added a photo attachment. I have many old engine photos including the oil pan if you need them.
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Re: Monaco Caper

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Launch of the Miss Maggie:

https://youtu.be/Hk5gB-dGgTk

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Congratulations on a great launch! Nice video. Skip
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Thank you !

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Congratulations on your launch of Miss Maggie! What a beautiful boat!
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Nice job! Enjoy the Summer.
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Thank you all!

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Fred - Great job on the boat!!!! Glad to see that the launch went well

Your launch video was very well done as well!
The Jabsco water pump is gear driven from the cam
That is a very cool setup that is drastically different than mine. I think your looks very nice!
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Fred - Do you have a schematic showing how you routed the raw water in and out of the engine and exhaust manifolds that you can share?
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Congratulations on the successful launch Fred. Always nice to see another boat make it to the water. She look's beautiful. Nice video by the way.
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Thank you Carl!

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Millhouse,

Here is some information on the thermostat I installed with my Barr Headers on the SBC engine. My first raw water routing didn't work well so went back to the drawing board. I thought I had some photos to share but will send later as going to boat today and will take some for you.

The following link is to what and where I purchased a new thermostat kit: http://www.hardin-marine.com/p-73955-po ... chevy.aspx . There is a pdf instruction sheet also at that product site.

But I will send a detail later today or tomorrow to you.

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