Roberta's Torpedo

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by trisailor » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:58 am

Hey Roberta- Something like this would get you noticed, in something other than red!!!
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:20 am

I'm thinking something like the lower scoop, maybe like my first car, a 63 T-Bird. We'll see!!!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by kens » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:56 am

trisailor wrote:Hey Roberta- Something like this would get you noticed, in something other than red!!!
Of course it would be Crusader Blue, right??
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:42 pm

Nah! Enough Crusader Blue under the hood. :lol: It will probably be wood and stained to match the King Plank and cover boards.

Got the Globe Drive saver hub in today and finished the mounting of the engine. We installed the Globe Drive Saver Hub. I like the way it mounts and the prop shaft hub bolts thread into the threaded inserts negating the need for to reach for nuts in the back of the flange when connecting the shaft coupler. Once that was all in we were able to measure for the prop shaft and give Gayle a call to order it.

Then I decided to install the rudder and support along with the steering ram. I drilled a recess for the bolt on the safety collar to make sure it would stay put.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D
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This shows about how much engine sticks up over the deck beams. I knew this would happen due to the engine and transmission I chose. A carbureted engine with a 71 or 72c tranny will sit down better. I plan on a hood scoop.
This shows about how much engine sticks up over the deck beams. I knew this would happen due to the engine and transmission I chose. A carbureted engine with a 71 or 72c tranny will sit down better. I plan on a hood scoop.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:45 pm

More install pics!!

Happy Thanks Giving,

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by sscobra » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:59 pm

Great progress Roberta! You make it look so easy. Thanks for the measurement. That will give me something to go on. Skip
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by rbrandenstein » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:39 pm

Great progress Roberta, and great pictures. I'm sure your documentation will help countless other builders skulking on the forum. I'm waiting for my Weber to cook our turkey.

I'm not sure I've seen this or how it would look, but could you raise the entire hatch slightly by building a raised frame around the hatch opening?
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:17 pm

Thanks, Guys!!

Bob, I had thought about using a cool looking scoop over the engine from the get go. What I will do is make the hatch as planned, but add a slight bump up in the engine area and make an air scoop rather than use some smaller chrome ones. This is a unique boat and I want to do some unusual things. I'm going to let my creative side run a bit wild.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by mrintense » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:47 pm

Roberta wrote: This is a unique boat and I want to do some unusual things. I'm going to let my creative side run a bit wild. Roberta :D :D :D :D
Does that mean a purple finish with yellow polka dots? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:54 am

Maybe :wink: :wink:

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by slug » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:48 am

Roberta; There is a very nice "hood scoop" on the Toyota smaller trucks (2014) that has a really nice (not too wild) shape to it. I plan on trying to mimic this on the Gentry.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:57 am

Lot of good ideas out there. Just have to see what will work out.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:53 am

Roberta

I kinda like something like Carl's picture, a rear facing scoop. A little less noise and less rain going in, when I get caught out in the rain. I can duck behind the windshield.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by kens » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:11 pm

Why need any scoop at all?
An engine as pretty as that should be shown, just let it stick out of the deck and show it, why not??

You could always add on a scoop later,
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:22 pm

But then I'd need to get more chrome, Ken!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Played around getting the intake strainer hooked up and the water seperating fuel filter in. That flexible water hose is not as flexible as I thought. I was planning on mounting the strainer to the stringers, but the hose needed a bit more room to bend, so I raised it a few inches and it was happy there. I'm using a Vetus strainer. I like the way you can see into it better and it mounts nicely. We'll see.

I also ordered a Livorsi water flow gauge kit to monitor the cooling water flow rate. Expensive, but worth it. I saw a boat nearly burn up due to the wet exhaust system going dry (raw water pump intake was obstructed) and the rubber and fiberglass tubing burn up. Don't need that to happen.

The flushing T and all the hoses went in very nicely and compact, but easy to get to. I will be wiring the ball valve shut and getting a cap for the quick disconnect fitting to make sure I don't suck any air.

Also getting ready to run the hoses for the steering cylinder. You can see one of the aft lifting eye anchors attached to the stringer in this pic.

Roberta :D :D :D :D
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