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Forum: Formula
10-21-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 61,781
Posted By sprink58

This started it ALL !! ...

This started it ALL !!
https://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_2000%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_2000/MTY1NTg4MTQ1MjM5MzY4OTQ5/top-aronow.jpg
10-21-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,496
Posted By sprink58

Sad to see them go. I've owned 4 Formulas....all...

Sad to see them go. I've owned 4 Formulas....all deep vee I/O's. Taste and times change....but I think in the after market they will do well.!!!:cool:
Forum: Formula
10-10-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 61,781
Posted By sprink58

Here you go ...

Here you go https://www.formulaboats.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/1986-Formula-Cruiser-and-Sport-Fisherman-Brochure.pdf
Forum: Formula
10-09-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 61,781
Posted By sprink58

I had an '86. They were made in '84,'85 & 86 in a...

I had an '86. They were made in '84,'85 & 86 in a similar configuration to the 242 SF "Sport Fish". Here is a pic of my '86 the day I bought it new.
...
Forum: Formula
10-09-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 77,341
Posted By sprink58

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/1024x685/255_5_85d44b8317e0f5907b110da76a007021fb348c38.jpg...
Forum: Formula
10-09-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 77,341
Posted By sprink58

UPDATE: I paid the "Photobucket Fee" that opens...

UPDATE: I paid the "Photobucket Fee" that opens up all the Pics of this restoration. I hope this provides some inf to you guys working on these old Formulas. There is some good detailed...
Forum: Formula
10-09-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 77,341
Posted By sprink58

Probably because it's been sitting a while. Tell...

Probably because it's been sitting a while. Tell Justin to tap gently on the top and side of the fuel pump a few times with the switch in the on position. That will probably free it up. It may take 2...
Forum: Formula
06-12-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 77,341
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 77,341
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, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 77,341
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, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
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, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
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: 397
Views: 77,341
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: 397
Views: 77,341
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: 397
Views: 77,341
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: 397
Views: 77,341
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: 500
Views: 48,335
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: 500
Views: 48,335
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, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,389
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: 500
Views: 48,335
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: 1,258
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: 1,133
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: 500
Views: 48,335
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: 523
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...
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