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Kerts Project 1978 Glastron CVX16

Discussion in 'Dannyboy's Marina - Boats and Personal Water Craft' started by kert0307, September 2, 2009.

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    Very nice indeed. love to see a video taken from inside as zips along.
     
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  3. kert0307

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    I'll get a video up when I settle on a prop pitch. Right now I'm only hitting 4000 rpm WOT and I think the out-drive can handle a little more RPM (I know the 302 should be able to..)

    Interesting fact of the day. The merc 188 (Ford 302) had 351 heads and firing order from the factory.
     
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    More interior shots. I finally got the sun deck pads on.

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    I pulled the lower unit off because I was getting water in the oil. So I've got a seal kit and a Merc special wrench on the way to get it all sealed up!
     
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    Congrats on the boat. Looks great. What's top speed on that thing?
     
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    I still have some prop testing to do, but right now it tops out at 55mph at 4000 RPMs. It feels light, but stable at that speed. This is a 16ft and not a lot of people have pushed this model past 60mph. The 18 foot models of this boat can handle 70+MPH though.
     
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    Lower unit is all sealed up now. Here a nice picture from an evening ride I took with the wife last night.

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    I tried getting a video, bit it was a little rough out, so all I got was this video when the wife was driving. This is at about 30mph. The video is bad, but the banter is a little funny...

    http://youtu.be/5knKtx3CJf8
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for the glastron when you first got it.
     
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    Haha, too much after I tore into the mechanics of it. I payed $500 for the Glastron with trailer. I did buy another Glastron parts boat that was an outboard model with no motor that was torn up about as bad as this one with no trailer for $100. I took the windshield and swim ladder off it and gave it away on craigslist to get it out of the back yard because I think these boats are too cool to take to the junk yard like I did with the Larson I took the motor and outdrive out of.
     
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    Phenomenal restoration! My first thought was--I think I've seen 007 drive one of these. Upon reading the first page, looks like it was so!
     
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    Thanks for the complements! I'm seriously considering building up the motor a bit more... anyone want to donate some 347 stroker parts to the cause? :D
     
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    :thumbsup:sorry i dont have any 347 parts but i do have to say what a great job you did on that thing man that is nice:thumbsup:
     
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    Spy video from Lake Red Rock this afternoon.

     
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    Nice:thumbsup
     
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    Well, not going for a stroker, but I have most of my parts purchased I need on my list before this years boating season...

    The List

    Aluminum Edelbrock Performer RPM heads
    aluminum water pump
    Aluminum timing cover
    marine starter
    Carter marine fuel pump
    Edelbrock RPM copy aluminum intake
    1.6 roller rockers
    Lunati 10350701 cam and lifters
    and a prayer that the outdrive holds together :D

    Stay tuned for the build :salute:
     
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    Sounds like it will work good providing you don't blow up the outdrive. What you shooting for for power numbers?
     
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    I'm trying to keep it around 300, mostly for the outdrive. Also I'll probably limit the RPMs to around 5000 for that reason as well. Still pushing the limits, but it should last awhile.
     
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    Some spy shots...



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    Did someone say "treat?"

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