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Forum: Formula 07-07-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
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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, 07:20 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 60,128
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, 06:09 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 60,128
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 60,128
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 60,128
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,039
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, 08:34 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,039
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.
Forum: Members On-line Video Section!! 04-05-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,039
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, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,039
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
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...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 02-14-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
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
Forum: Restorations & Upgrades 02-12-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
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, 08:48 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,039
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
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-08-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,619
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...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 02-06-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
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, 09:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,736
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....
Forum: Southeast US 01-23-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By sprink58
Boat and Trailer storage Ft. Lauderdale

I am moving my boat (255 Formula...trailer is 30" ball to prop in length) out of warehouse storage in a week. I am looking for an easy access in and out lot for my boat and trailer in the Ft....
Forum: Formula 01-18-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,039
Posted By sprink58
I had a similar situation with twins in my 255....

I had a similar situation with twins in my 255. My cure was removing any fuel line restrictions...but especially air volume in the bilge. It may not be the case here but with mine running twin SBC's...
Forum: Formula 01-17-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,039
Posted By sprink58
I think you're cheating yourself with the 19"...

I think you're cheating yourself with the 19" pitch...remember...the big advantage to that Big Block is the TQ so you can use that low end power to turn a bigger prop. I'm guessing a 21" Mirage Plus...
Forum: Formula 01-17-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,039
Posted By sprink58
There you go...

There you go...
Forum: Formula 01-17-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,039
Posted By sprink58
You know what ?....if you're going to be doing...

You know what ?....if you're going to be doing this...buy a good timing light !! It's a lot cheaper than running around not knowing where the timing is set...plus it will let you know when you have a...
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