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spike morelli

Boat Engines for AFX's inquiry

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Hey AFX, you asked for boat photos...I own all these, and built the engines as well.   Yeah...…..just another sickness...….first 3 are my blown gas hydro,...second 4 are the dual engine unblown fuel flat,..next 2 are a 427 Ford boat I owned and built,  followed up with an all polished up Nascar 406 for my present ski boat, and finally, a shot of me in the  dragster.

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Great photos Spike as I used to "follow" drag boat racing and Unlimited Hydro racing back in the 90's and I really enjoyed it. I even worked with a couple of guys who owned and raced drag boats also.

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Impressive boats and engines Spike - thanks for sharing the photos.

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Nice tow vehicle too.

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In the late seventies and early eighties I used to go to Ming Lake in Bakersfield Ca. Always enjoyed the Boat Drags there.  

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4 hours ago, vamach1 said:

Nice tow vehicle too.

You know, I've ben towing with that '71 Mach 1 for 29 years.....prior to that car I was using a '70 Olds 442 W-30.  People get a kick out of seeing a muscle car tow. They have enough power, and all the trailers have brakes, so everything stops as well.

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23 minutes ago, spike morelli said:

You know, I've ben towing with that '71 Mach 1 for 29 years.....prior to that car I was using a '70 Olds 442 W-30.  People get a kick out of seeing a muscle car tow. They have enough power, and all the trailers have brakes, so everything stops as well.

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Tha is so cool.  It's rare these days to see an unmolested original Mach1.  I have had my 72 since 1981 and most of the some of the mods were options (wheels, stripes, spoilers) but the steering wheel, larger anti-sway bars and headers are not.

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Thanks vamach1,

                            Cool! Your car is like mine! My Mach has indeed remained darned original throughout my ownership. I have , however, added a trans cooler, shift kit, electric trailer brakes control, and changed the rear end from a 3.00 to 1 open nine inch, to a 3.50 to 1 traction-loc.....all in the interest of better towing and launch ramp traction. My Mach was built sans side stripes, wing, and chin spoiler, but some years ago was used in a movie, and they asked me to add the options as it gave the car more screen presence, and I've just left it all on. I mentioned that I used to tow with a '70 Olds 442 W-30 Ram-Air...….here's that car towing the same hydro. The 455 in that car pulled like nobody's business. Great car.

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