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Forum: Formula
06-12-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 72,578
Posted By sprink58

Just an addition to say that this thread is...

Just an addition to say that this thread is probably one of the best resources you will find on restoring and re-powering one of these boats(especially since Photo Bucket put all the Pics back Up...
Forum: Formula
06-12-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 72,578
Posted By sprink58

I was getting a bit nostalgic and wondered if...

I was getting a bit nostalgic and wondered if anyone had seen or heard anything about my old '79 255 Formula Liberator? Had a lot of fun putting her back...
Forum: Formula
09-16-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By sprink58

Times change...you do what you need to do.

Times change...you do what you need to do.
Forum: Formula
09-16-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 72,578
Posted By sprink58

Let me know what you do... You never know...

Let me know what you do... You never know LOL:bananalove:

This is what has kept me busy for over a year......
Forum: Formula
06-14-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By sprink58

The boat you are looking at is not a 255. I had a...

The boat you are looking at is not a 255. I had a 255 for 6: years and it measured 25'-5" at the centerline and 27'-6" with the swim platform.
Forum: Formula
07-07-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By sprink58

Did it on a 255 Liberator...You change just about...

Did it on a 255 Liberator...You change just about everything...transom plate, coupler, bellhousing, add external raw water pump and on and on. Look up my thread: "'79 Formula 255 Liberator Update"...
Forum: Formula
05-06-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 72,578
Posted By sprink58

I am so glad someone who cares got my 255....that...

I am so glad someone who cares got my 255....that sweet boat deserves some "young blood" to finish what I started...looking forward to your progress.
Forum: Formula
04-26-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 72,578
Posted By sprink58

Not sure. Got my eye on a sweet Corvette C5...

Not sure. Got my eye on a sweet Corvette C5 Convertible ...but we will see!!
Forum: Formula
04-23-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 72,578
Posted By sprink58

So after 5 years and Thousands of views this...

So after 5 years and Thousands of views this Chapter comes to a close. I have learned a lot in building/restoring this boat and I got a bunch of good times out of this old girl.She's been across the...
Forum: Formula
04-23-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 72,578
Posted By sprink58

OK...so there comes a time in life when it's time...

OK...so there comes a time in life when it's time to move on. I have sold my Formula 255 Liberator to Dustin C. of Wisconsin. Dustin had followed this post for a while and found out I may be selling...
Forum: Formula
04-08-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 47,229
Posted By sprink58

If these guys won't ship them to you how in hell...

If these guys won't ship them to you how in hell do they expect to sell them ? I've bought stuff site un seen...sent checks and luckily never had a problem.
Forum: Formula
04-06-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 47,229
Posted By sprink58

I wish you had that same prop in a 21" pitch to...

I wish you had that same prop in a 21" pitch to compare. I predict it will be a dog out of the hole with a load. I hope I'm wrong.
04-05-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,285
Posted By sprink58

Seven Mile Bridge

Took a business trip to KW Friday ad shot this short video. We may decide to move there if this job materializes.

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvwsTbrA-ac
Forum: Formula
04-05-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 47,229
Posted By sprink58

That's great!! Looks and sounds like you and your...

That's great!! Looks and sounds like you and your family are really enjoying the lifestyle !!

Have you tried a Mirage Plus 21"...I'm thinking that may be your best all around prop for that boat. I...
Forum: Formula
04-03-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By sprink58

I have seen it done...and yes...to do it properly...

I have seen it done...and yes...to do it properly a transom re-work is required. Everything is different.
Forum: Formula
03-20-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,103
Posted By sprink58

It's just as bad on my 255 Liberator with Small...

It's just as bad on my 255 Liberator with Small Blocks. When I replaced the original engines I made sure I used small High Torque starters on the new motors. The port motor is not as bad as the...
Forum: Formula
03-19-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 47,229
Posted By sprink58

Has the water warmed up yet up your way? High...

Has the water warmed up yet up your way? High seventy degree surf temp down here...
Forum: Formula
03-15-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By sprink58

You know you are looking at a total Transom...

You know you are looking at a total Transom "Re-Do". Might not be worth the effort. Be very careful with the balance on an older Formula...they are sensitive to changes in the running angle of the...
Forum: General Q & A
02-15-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,200
Posted By sprink58

I run that same 264HR in both my 355 Vortec...

I run that same 264HR in both my 355 Vortec motors. I'm running stock Vortec heads with reliefs cut for Beehive valve springs.I also am running stock MerCruiser exhaust thru prop. the engines make...
02-14-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By sprink58

Where to buy Starboard

I plan to replace all of the old plywood on my Formula with Starboard.

I know ZERO about this stuff !! Where to buy and how much does it cost compared to marine plywood?

Thanks
02-12-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By sprink58

I've been doing the cockpit and cabin in my '79...

I've been doing the cockpit and cabin in my '79 Formula 255 Liberator....lots of plywood. All of the plywood is being replaced with Starboard...which is impervious to water and is quite a bit...
Forum: Formula
02-09-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 47,229
Posted By sprink58

Depends on your Zip code and latitude...seems...

Depends on your Zip code and latitude...seems perfectly normal to me. It was 87* here yesterday and 68* last night. LOL
02-08-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,404
Posted By sprink58

I've been using Dawn Dishwashing liquid for 40...

I've been using Dawn Dishwashing liquid for 40 years and it works great !! There's something about the chemistry of Dawn the neutralizes salt but is not severe enough to cause any problems. It's a...
02-06-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By sprink58

I centerterd mine on twin SBC's. I had to get a...

I centerterd mine on twin SBC's. I had to get a model of the Johnson pump that had the same size mounting holes as my crank pulley. They both run smooth and true.
Forum: Formula
01-28-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,548
Posted By sprink58

1979 Formula 255 Liberator towed by 2016 Yukon...

1979 Formula 255 Liberator towed by 2016 Yukon with Max Tow. She drives and handles great towing 7500# with 600# tongue weight....
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