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Old Bingey
10-06-2005, 06:52 AM
Here is a marine engine for you:

(Check down to where Donn straightened it out for me "Durn Link")

Now all you need is a boat.

[ 10-06-2005, 04:41 PM: Message edited by: Old Bingey ]

Old Bingey
10-06-2005, 06:54 AM
Hell, the durn link didn't work on here. It works when copied into the "Address" place, though. Try that or search eBay for "Packard marine engine."

Gresham CA
10-06-2005, 07:17 AM
Donn :D

Old Bingey
10-06-2005, 08:05 AM
Durn

AngWood
10-06-2005, 10:31 AM
That would make a good auxiliary for my 700-foot sharpie.

Bob Adams
10-06-2005, 10:41 AM
If I had the bucks, I'd buy it just to have it! Looks like maybe they had it set up as a fire pump?

Peter Malcolm Jardine
10-06-2005, 11:15 AM
It would be good on fuel... :rolleyes: :D :D

Old Bingey
10-06-2005, 11:26 AM
My father was on PT boats during the war and wrote a book about them. He said that the engines were very high compression and an engineman had to stay down there with them when they were working so, in case one started detonating, he could retard the spark a little bit... whew.

Noah
10-06-2005, 11:34 AM
Sounds like they need a knock sensor, a crank position sensor, direct ingnition, and a way to regulate booost from the supercharger...oh wait, that's how modern cars do it...

If I only had a boat to drop that thing in. Suppose our Lyman would take it?

Old Bingey
10-06-2005, 12:34 PM
Suppose our Lyman would take it?

Yeah, to the bottom.

Noah
10-06-2005, 01:13 PM
Eehhh? Yee of little faith...Lymans are "Clinker Built" they can take anything...

The 40hp we have on there now just doesn't have enough push...

[ 10-06-2005, 02:14 PM: Message edited by: Noah ]

Old Bingey
10-06-2005, 02:18 PM
I got the faith Noah. My first boat related job was with a Lyman dealer. My second most memorable Lyman related experience was driving up to Ohio to get a load of boats in a 1952 International two and a half ton truck with no heater... in January. That was back when the biggest available engine was the old surplus cast-iron Storm Boat Motor. My most memorable Lyman related event was when I hit a stump with the foot of one of those engines and it busted the top board off the transom. Luckily the steering cables snatched engine into the boat instead of letting it flip off into the water but it wound up upside down on its flywheel and it was still running wide open. It did the hootchie coochie dance and so did I.

John Bell
10-06-2005, 02:29 PM
...and your most memorable Lyman experience? ;)

Somehow I doubt it was something a true gentleman would ever discuss! :D

AlanL
10-06-2005, 02:35 PM
Seriously :cool: motor

But having a PT boat would be just as cool

Alan

Kim Whitmyre
10-06-2005, 02:48 PM
We have a restored PT boat in the local marina at Alamitos Bay. . .The restorers have evidently done several of them, some for private use, most for commercial use.

Kim

AlanL
10-06-2005, 02:51 PM
OK, pics then :D :D

Tell us a story

Alan

Old Bingey
10-06-2005, 03:27 PM
Donn,

I don't know nothing about how to edit or post links or anything. I normally don't have a connection to the internet and won't have this setup long and I don't want to learn too many new skills. You know there comes a time when one's brain capacity is loaded and new information must boot out old to make room. I can't remember what I was hoping to retain, though. Anyway, as soon as this cursed hurricane induced red tide abates I am going back to my hideout. The participation in this forum has been interesting and I appreciate the chance to follow along. I especially like the pictures, particularly those with the shrimping up in Alaska. Wow.

Keith Wilson
10-06-2005, 03:45 PM
Didn't they run on high-octane aviation gas?

http://i17.ebayimg.com/02/i/05/0d/6b/7c_12.JPG?set_id=100D

http://i17.ebayimg.com/02/i/05/0d/6b/64_12.JPG?set_id=100D

[ 10-06-2005, 04:46 PM: Message edited by: Keith Wilson ]