Auto conversion or Marine package?

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Auto conversion or Marine package?

Postby Dave Grason » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:09 am

I know that I'm dreaming ahead at this stage because I am working on the Zip still. But, I've always been one to start gathering the pieces together for future projects too. So, right now, I'm satisfying my curiosity.

How much should I figure to spend on powering a straight shaft inboard boat with a Small Block Chevrolet?
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Re: Auto conversion or Marine package?

Postby psychobilly » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:02 pm

Here's motor, steering, trailer and more for 1795.00

If you shop around you can find something like this close. Looks like the tranny might require a lil work but it's a steal.

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Re: Auto conversion or Marine package?

Postby Dave Grason » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:31 pm

Where? Where?

There's no link.
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Re: Auto conversion or Marine package?

Postby psychobilly » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:45 pm

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/boa/5392101884.html


Duhhhhhh it's late here Dave. Sorry

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Re: Auto conversion or Marine package?

Postby Dave Grason » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:38 pm

That is a good deal! I wish I could make a move now. :(
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Re: Auto conversion or Marine package?

Postby gap998 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:55 pm

Ha ha - Glad I'm not the only one! - Haven't even started my Zip yet and I'm planning boats 3 & 4!

Same dilemma here; new engine packages require financing through the sale of internal organs on this side of the pond. So I've been looking at converting Auto engines with freshwater cooling - 2 litre Peugeot/Citroen HDi Turbo-diesel for boat #2 (I've owned two cars running these and they are bullet-proof & run forever), and Jaguar V8 or twin 2 litre diesel for #3 & #4.

Buying a donor boat would probably be cheaper in the end, even with a re-power exchange, but I like the idea of an unusual drive-train and there is a UK company that supplies marine parts for the earlier versions of both engines so should have help at hand.

At the moment, one of my cars has blown it's air-con, & recent high winds have blown part of the roof off my house, so dreaming is all I can afford to do for now!
Gary

Planning a whole fleet, but starting with a Zip...I think.

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