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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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    Just make one of these! Mounts on the intake. Use grade #8 bolts!

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    Have never seen one of those. Must attach to the thermostat housing?

    Doesn't look like it would bolt to the rear of an AMC intake very well, but looks linteresting.

    I need the one on the left here: http://www.performanceboats.com/atta...1&d=1310402233

    One that bolts half to the intake, and half to the bell housing.

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    Must attach to the thermostat housing?
    Yes it does!

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    I will look thru my stuff. I had one off my old boat.

    Let you know....

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterzach View Post
    I will look thru my stuff. I had one off my old boat.

    Let you know....
    Thanks, sounds good. I'll be watching...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblock View Post
    Thanks, sounds good. I'll be watching...

    Sorry. No luck finding it. I will do some more looking around when I have a little more time.

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    Default Ski tows

    I have about 18 ski tows, tall, short, factory, and custom. I am in Fallbrook
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    Quote Originally Posted by harlanorrin View Post
    I have about 18 ski tows, tall, short, factory, and custom. I am in Fallbrook
    HARLAN ORRIN
    Harlan, thats the response I've been looking for...

    Measuring between the rear intake bolts on my manifold is about 8" across CTC. I haven't measure the degree of angle.

    Measuring between the top two bell housing bolts is about 6" across CTC.

    The vertical drop from the intake to the bell housing is about 4"

    The horizontal gap between the rear intake bolts and bell housing bolts is about 3 1/2" +/-

    As far as tall, short, etc... I found this video of another AMC and anything even close to this would be fine:

    If you have anything that would work (I am willing to modify it) a picture would be nice. My thinking is that a SBC tow might work fine and with minimal manipulation or stretching. I measured a SBC and it seems I could stretch the intake arms slightly, squeeze the bell housing arms, and get close.

    I'm in Eureka, so if it works out, I am hoping you could ship at your convenience.

    Thanks for your time Harlan!

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