Sims Super V : Full restore : New Turbo Charged Engine : 3 weeks time limit! *Pics*
Hi all. We have decided to start a thread on our last minute speed boat project. 5 of us decided 1.5 weeks ago that it would be fun to buy a speed boat for our Newquay trip on the 6th of august (just over a week away now). To cut a long story short, after looking at many, we won this on eBay, a 17ft super Sims V, which had been converted to a diesel (not what we wanted, although it didnt matter as by now we had plans for new engine).
We got back to the unit and started stripping it right away, and as we have gone along its now turned into a full restoration. Its basically now a fibreglass hull. It has a Pre-alpha stern drive on it which were keeping. Obviously its an inboard engine.
We are half way threw now, with one week to go, so will be updating most nights. Its current stage is... just about ready for everything to start going back in and started rubbing down for the respray.
Ill let the photos do the rest of talking, any questions or feedback would be great.
The engine we are putting in, is a freshly built Ford RS turbo engine running cosworth management. About 200 - 250BHP.
*The tasks done and todo are as follows:
*New engine build, with pistons, rods, head, block, turbo, cosworth management ETc
*Custom water cooling system
*New custom engine mounts
*New custom stainless fuel tank, swirl pot and fuel pump mounts.
*Completely rewired everything in the boat
*New custom made carbon fibre dash
*Custom clock set and dials
*New recovering of all panels, sides, top, engine cover, top panels ETC
*Complete top half respray in metallic red
*Full inside paint and new floor
*Sterndrive re-paint and new internal water pump
Lots more that i cant remember!
The first pictures are a few from the ebay advert and some outside the unit where were re-building it (NMS, Norris Motor sport : Ford engine specialists)
***How it "was" with the good'ol diesel engine in her
*** Started stripping it out to see what it was like (absolulty soddern)
The cooling for the turbo will be a charge cooler that utilizes the water being pumped up from the stern drive, some of this will obviously return to the water and some into the exhaust. The exhaust also returns down threw the drive/prop therefore mostly being underwater.
Yeh should go well! and yes originally was an ebay find.
Interesting choice of engine, going from a torquey diesel to a turbo 4.... How do you intend to prop it? I assume the turbo 4 banger makes all it's power and HP at high RPM: you may have trouble finding a prop that will get you onto plane, but still allow the motor to rev up into it's powerband. Are you planning on pulling skiers?
Great to hear from boaters on the other side of the pond. I am looking forward to the rest of the story.
Hi mate, the the diesel was very low power, and although yes they generate more torque it was only 60 - 70hp, this was also a transplant from the original engine by the previous owner. (for econemy and parts costs)
Our new engine, will generate most power about 4 - 6Krpm with the boost spooling in about 2 - 3Krpm
Proping were still looking into. Were a little unsure to what prop is actually on it, i belive originally it had a 2.5 murcruiser engine, (140hp).
And yes plan on pulling skiers.
lol, unfortunatly not... thats the joiner next door. Were in the Uk, midlands.
Hi all, just an update on last nights progress. New tank is now sprayed and finished aswell as sump and few other bits such as charge carrier ETC.
The boat is pretty much fully preped now, still a few bits to do then hopefully primed and painted this weekend!
Anyway, here some more photo's.
*** New fuel tank primed