When I rebuilt the boat, I had a journal thread going over on Hot Boat and one of her original owners (AquaBoogie1) recognized her from the pics I posted of what she used to look like. Apparenly when he got her, she was sitting in a storage yard in Pittsburg with a non-running Olds 403 (I assume this was the original motor mine had). It had spun a bearing. From a Chilton's manual he replaced the crank and bearings and rebuilt her, then ran her for 2 seasons. As the story goes, he ran her aground at Lake Camanche and sucked up a bunch of sand, which overheated the motor.Same boat so its easy. Except mine has the original olds 355 currently.