Crackerbox conception

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by wickedwood61 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:51 pm

Engine is in and trammed. Mounts are not adjustable. You have to tap engine wedges fore or aft to get it right. Old school set up but it works
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by wickedwood61 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:42 pm

The small and large parts of a Gemmer gearbox cleaned up ready for reassembly and paint.
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:50 pm

That is the perfect engine for a Cracker Jack. Looks great.

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by mrintense » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:36 am

This is coming along quite nicely! Good thinking about angling the gas filler line to match the back deck. One of those small details that come to mind when spending time in the "thinking chair".
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by wickedwood61 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:01 pm

Hello again all. My Crackerbox build is still coming along nicely and actually nearing the home stretch. Here are some updated pics of the progress.
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by hoodman » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:08 pm

Dude, this is awesome! Love everything about it!
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by wickedwood61 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:56 pm

Well its been 9 months or so since my last post. My Crackerbox is all done and performs flawlessly. The 1954 4cyl. Gray Marine pushes her along real nice at a top speed of 32mph. Fast enough for me, I cruise at 21 to 25 mph.
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by wickedwood61 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:00 pm

more pics
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by Roberta » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:07 pm

Looks AWESOME.

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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by JimmY » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:32 pm

Very cool! I like the light colored stripe.
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by hoodman » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:57 pm

Wow, congratulations! Sweet ride!
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by Hercdrvr » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:46 am

Great looking boat!
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Gauge Cluster

Post by Alan71 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:56 am

Hi Pat,
I was admiring your Crackerbox in Manistee about a month ago.
Such a sharp looking boat and such fine workmanship on it!!!

I took particular notice of the GrayMarine gauge cluster in the cockpit. I'm curious where that came from... and it looks like it's been restored?? Might you share that info?

Again, a terrific looking boat!
And a great looking cockpit!

Regards,
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by kens » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:19 pm

That is a cool build.
I always wondered how one of those would go with small power. Now I know.
Where did you get the windshield brackets.??
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Re: Crackerbox conception

Post by denbrlr » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:59 pm

Very nice! Pretty build.

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