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    Default Wanted: small block engine mounted Ski Tow

    Been doing a stock restoration of a 1979 Rowdy Manufacturing - Sandollar 17' for the last year, and hanging around Vintagejetboats and getting lots of help from the crowd there: 1979 Sandollar

    I've come up short finding an engine mounted tow for my AMC 360:

    I don't think anyone makes a tow specificlly for an AMC, so I am looking for a used SBC tow. I've taken measurements and It should work even if I have to modify it.

    Thought I would join up and see if any of you guys can help out.

    I found a thread here already about a BBC tow, and have sent a PM and inquired there as well: http://www.performanceboats.com/part...d-ski-tow.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblock View Post
    Been doing a stock restoration of a 1979 Rowdy Manufacturing - Sandollar 17' for the last year, and hanging around Vintagejetboats and getting lots of help from the crowd there: 1979 Sandollar

    I've come up short finding an engine mounted tow for my AMC 360:

    I don't think anyone makes a tow specificlly for an AMC, so I am looking for a used SBC tow. I've taken measurements and It should work even if I have to modify it.

    Thought I would join up and see if any of you guys can help out.

    I found a thread here already about a BBC tow, and have sent a PM and inquired there as well: http://www.performanceboats.com/part...d-ski-tow.html
    Those AMC packages were not that uncommon back in the day. I would think you could find one. Have you tried Tom at jet boat performance? That is where I would start anyway. Good luck in your hunt. That old AMC looks great! How about some pics of the boat?

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    I haven't asked Tom directly, but he has helped me with alot of questions durring the resto, and I got some gaskets from him as well. I think he is aware of what I need and would have chimed in at VJB if he had one.

    And thanks, its been alot of fun cleaning up that old AMC. No rebuild, still runs strong, and a bone stock setup. I did flirt with the idea of nitrous (100 hp Edelbrock kit), since I don't have the cash to make HP right, and Tom was one of the guys that helped explain that it isn't worth it.

    Plenty of photos before and after: Sandollar 17'

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    Just a thought but is there any chance that transom mounted ski tow on the boat now is the right pattern to bolt up to the bell housing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    Just a thought but is there any chance that transom mounted ski tow on the boat now is the right pattern to bolt up to the bell housing?
    Yep, it crossed my mind, and though I haven't actually measuerd to see if the bolt pattern matches (and I don' think its even close), the bell housing is far too low for the tow hook to be positioned above the transom anyway. And I have plans to make a small lid for that square hole in middle of the transom, and add matching cushion to the sides of the compartment as well. Even another flush mount that has a higher rise would not suit my vision. I'll order a new one if a used one doesn't surface by spring.

    Hello!!! Anyone?

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