Looking to buy an eleminator with a 455 olds and a drake pump. AM I CRAZY? Any advise would be great. Will try to post picks later.
Drake jets were made in very limited and a couple different "maturations" ,There Beefy and strong and When they work they work pretty well , because of the low production numbers (highest serial number we've seen was 200 ish) There almost no "spares" anywhere except used , some internal parts are bearing and seal house items, I actually had Three of these till yesterday but sold one with a trim unit in the afternoon, We have swapped out several for Berkeley style jets over the years Good Luck TomLooking to buy an eleminator with a 455 olds and a drake pump. AM I CRAZY? Any advise would be great. Will try to post picks later.
Its fair shape, $1500 needs new interior but hull is good ,trailer is good need to check the motor to see if it turns over. But all in all its fair. Just not a fan of the 455, and didn't know anythink about the drake pumps.How much is the boat? What condition is everything else in? Trailer? Title?
Just made a one off wear ring for a Mercury Jet , very similar to your "basic" Berkeley , Drakes more closely resemble Jacuzzi WJs in build and design , I don't think Drakes Jet numbers exceeded production much past #200 ish and within that there were a couple maturations , including a "trim" , Have a couple in the JBP "museum" , OK performers , strong and beefy , cant give them awayIf you ever get a chance, take some pics of that pump....I believe somewhere I have a xerox of a Trailer Boats magazine test of the MercCruiser jet- Now I'm gonna have to go digging for that test. And that Dale Drake connection.....WOW! I had no idea....The history of that Drake/Offy engine is absolutely amazing.