DesmoDog wrote:I knew it was still on the stringers. I just hope I can get it loaded tomorrow. I'm taking along an engine hoist and tools... the hope is I can lift it and back a trailer under it.
A follow up and then I'll stop highjacking this thread.
It was a long day, but I was able to pick up the engine last Saturday. Around a six hour drive each way, plus it took me two hours to load the trailer. Long story short there are no horror stories to tell, the trip home was uneventful. The next day I pulled the engine and decided my main goal was to get rid of everything else as soon as possible. I listed the rest on Craig's list for free - pick up the remains of the hull and keep the outdrive. After a guy who lived about ten minutes from me flaked out and didn't show within two and a half hours, I called the next guy who responded and by about 8:30 that night it was gone. Yeah, I may have missed out some money but it was worth it to have the hull gone too. Now I just have to figure out how to get the engine from my garage into my (walkout) basement.
The only bummer so far is, when the engine was hooked up to the outdrive, someone modded the bellhousing to fit the outdrive's bolt pattern and they did a hack job of it, going at the existing bolt holes with a die grinder and making them sort of ovals. Not a terribly hard fix but still. I'll start a different thread when I get a bit more organized.
Now I'm trying to figure out what it will take to make a Ski King fit around it. Getting back on subject, sort of... what I'd really like to see is a bellhousing to use this engine in a flywheel forward configuration!