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Old 04-17-2005, 01:33 AM
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Purely out of curiosity..... Are there any WWII aircraft V-12 custom boats around? I see they are used to some extent in tractor pulling. Has anyone put a healty Allison or Rolls-Royce (or what have you) in boat built for speed or show? Weight and engine placement seem critical as they may be twice as heavy as a typical Big Block Chevy.

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Old 04-17-2005, 02:09 AM
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I've seen them in some old large woodies.
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dont know about allisons but how bout this baby. its actually being restored somewhere up here in detroit. i did a concourse meet up in Bay Harbor MI an a guy had a bunch of info on it. back in 1933 it went 131mph.


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Awesome picture Glass
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:27 AM
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That is a great pic.
And thanks for the welcome!

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They restored the old Hot Boat shovel nose hydroplane a few years ago.
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There was a rayson craft flat bottom that was built back in the 60`s with an allison in it. It was sponsored by Hot Rod magazine which was boldly letterd on the side. It has been restored and Hot Boat magazine did an article on it a few years back.
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