A few of you know me from being part of the scene over the last 20 years or so. I haven't been around all that much. In fact, I looked at my old boat and saw that the last reg. tags were from 2005, and it probably never saw the water that year. Too sad.
So, a couple months ago I picked up the Hallett being sold by Are You Living. After hearing of the history of this boat, I figured it was my kind of project. There was definitely an X-Factor to what the motor really was. After pulling it apart and examining what was done... Well, let's just say it made a good core. After Bill's experience with a cam failure, the whole thing was needing to be disassembled and inspected. So, I start over.
Took it to Tim Morgan for his assistance in getting it prepared for a return to the water.
Basically, starting from scratch. Here are some pictures of the parts that have been prepared and are ready for re-assembly...
Heads should be ready soon. They are getting a pretty good going over. I'm excited to build this and get it out on the water. Should be stout.
If anybody has a proper 8 or 10 qt. oil pan for a BBF, I'm seriously looking. Trying to save a few pennies where I can. Definitely spending, I hope, in the right places.
Thanks for watching. I'll post more images as progress is made. I've got plans for the Monterey historics and such this weekend and I'm almost bummed by it because finding time to work on this beast is now a pressing matter.
Any helpful suggestions are appreciated. Tim Morgan has been fantastic to work with through this process. I swear he has spent about 7 hours with me talking through each phase and each decision. He really wants to build the motor you want to run, and he LOVES to build boat motors. I'm glad he's doing my work.