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Kerts Project 1978 Glastron CVX16

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Picked this up this weekend since we live less than a mile from the largest lake in Iowa, even though it isn't really that big... I really like the shape of these boats especially for the age of them. It currently has a 140 mercruiser inboard, but it won't be in there for long. Lets just say I found a Ford to put in. This is more for a winter project, so updates will be few and far between until the B2 is "done" (shooting for thanksgiving)
 

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Glastron had a big history in the movies back in that era, James Bond type stuff.

Be careful with the engine swap, that outdrive can only handle so much hp. Not sure if this is your first one but the acronym for boat is

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I say nix the fiberglass cover back there, and toss on a Shaker- perfect shape! :D

Nice boat- I do like those lines!
 




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Be careful with the engine swap, that outdrive can only handle so much hp. Not sure if this is your first one but the acronym for boat is

Break
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Thousand

Haha, ya I always heard they were money pits... I'm already starting to realize what I got myself into, the reason for swaping the engine (it's my fault I didn't look at it close enough when I bought it) was because the engine is frozen right now. As far as the outdrive handling it, I have a donor boat I picked up tonight thanks to CL with a good 302 and a mercury 888 outdrive. Still need to make some measurements, but it "looks" like it will work.
 




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be sure to post pics when ur all done with this 78 glastron
 




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Some motivation, Found the same model a couple of years older that someone put a v8 into. Enjoy

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Some pics to show what this will involve.

Current engine compartment.

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What needs to fit in there...

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There might be something in this picture that will make it into the B2 as well, if you can guess what it is.
 




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Pulled the engine out of the donor boat this afternoon when I got off work. I just had enough reach with the engine hoist by raising the hitch jack all the way up and airing down the trailer tires.

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Started working on this again. Not too many surprises (I was planning on glassing in a new floor), other than the metal flashing and flatbar used to secure the rear seats. :roll:
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Here's why the 140 is getting tossed and the 302 is going in.

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Nice boat! I am going to start a boat project this summer. I was curious how much did you get that donor boat for?
 




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The donor boat (Yellow one) I got for a steal... found it on Craig's list. Paid $200 for the boat with trailer, I got to hear the boat run before I bought it too. It was in great mechanical condition, but the floor was rotted so bad that you were wondering if you would fall through it when you walked on it. It also came with all titles and registration.

I literally stripped everything off of the boat possible, including stainless steel screws... Junked it at a local auto salvage and made the trailer into a nice little flatbed (6X8 deck with 4000lb axle)

Edit: Donor was a 18ft Larson. I think it was a 186 All American Bowrider late 70's era.
 




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found it on Craig's list. Paid $200 for the boat with trailer

Sweet deal! I am looking for a 350 Mercruiser but don't want to spend 1000.00 plus
 




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nice!!

so your lower unit will work with that new 302?

boats are awesome, floor repairs are always a real PITA

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the fuel tank is going BII?
 




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so your lower unit will work with that new 302?

I have a good Mercury 888 stern drive that came with the 302. It has the same transom bolt pattern as the mercruiser 140 that was stock with the boat. So All I have to do is modify the 302 engine mounts and it's pretty much a "bolt in" swap.

boats are awesome, floor repairs are always a real PITA

Ya, I'm ripping the floor out of the Glastron right now because I want to know that the boat is solid since i'm putting that 302 back there. I'm pretty much using the book "Runabout Renovation" by Jim Anderson as a bible since it seems to have good reviews on about all vintage boat forums.

the fuel tank is going BII?

I thought about temporarily using it while collecting parts for converting to propane, but now I think I'm just going to wait and only use propane on the B2.
 




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Trailer made from the yellow donor boat's trailer. Notice the Ranger 14" wheels and the tool box was a craigslist find for $60 :D

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Floor is pretty much out. I left the stringer in for now so i can get some measurements for replacement pieces.

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Parts of the removed flooring

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Cracks that will need to be repaired in the deck.

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Aluminum manifolds showed up.

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Gauges that will be used.

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