formula jr. thunderbird need info

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Ron F, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Tanguy Paris
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    HI guys Just a few word to introduce myself i live in Paris in an old Tjalk build in 1904 (dutch or holland boat) and i own a formula junior Thunderbird made in 1966 in US.

    My friends and i like this boat and is 145 volvo penta motor because it's nice to ski with it. she's nearly in perfect condition except the front window (sorry i don't know the exact word to say it in france we call it : pare brise ) which is missing.

    I'd like to complete this nice boat by a "new" one do you know where i could find it ?

    i ve read that this boat won a price in Paris in 66 there are only a very few of them in France and maybe it could be mine i think the boat was called BARRACUDA 5....

    thx for your help and if you come over do not hésitate to visit me - it's forbidden to use a wakeboard in Paris with the formula junior but it's so gooooood !

    May be youd'like to see it so : http://formula-jr-t-bird.weebly.com/

    salut les potes !

    tanguy
     
  2. NJChris
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    what a great looking hull!
     
  3. Phyllis L
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    1966 Formula Jr. for sale

    This is my first post. Can anyone give me and idea of what a 66 Formula Jr. is worth. It belonged to my brother who recently passed away. It is in good condition. It has a 302 Ford motor with 351 heads. Will clip at 70 mph if needed. You can contact me at phyllisdlee717@yahoo.com with any information.
     
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  4. plumrhumr
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    1965 18 ft thunder bird

    Hello I just purchaced this boat ,but i'm confused.The title says its manufactured by Plaster Fab,The hull # is CY6603C.It does'nt say anything about what model it is.It has a ford 302,with a 175 omc stearndrive.It has a small window in the windshield that opens , but not a walk thru.Can you shed any light on what I have.
     
  5. NJChris
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    i believe donzi.net would have some info on the formula jr
     
  6. plumrhumr
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    plumrhumr New Member

    Thanks for your reply,I'll check it out.Have a good night.
     
  7. plumrhumr
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    donzi.net

    Hello again.I tried to register with donzi,but I never recieved a confirmation email back.Does it take awhile?
     
  8. zplume
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    1966 formula jr with interceptor 289 and eaton

    Just happened to run across this post and thought I would add my 2-cents. I have a 1966 blue hull, white top with blue stripe and black interior formula jr. It has reverse rotation 289/302 with interceptor through hull exhaust and an eaton outdrive. I have owned it for 20yrs but the outdrive had issues when I first bought it and I repaired it once with some very hard to find parts for the extinct eaton out drive. The next time it broke I was a poor college kid and parked it in the field. I have always wanted to restore it since it is such a rare and cool boat. I just pulled it up to the shop and am deciding what to do. I believe I will find a doner boat with a ford/mercruiser or cobra set up to install this winter and get on with the restoration. looking forward to having it in the water next spring with any luck, zac alpena mi
     
  9. djwrb
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    Hi, I found this thread while looking for info on the Thunderbird Formula Jr. We have a Formula Jr and are interested in selling it for restoration. We have the trailer and the original windhsield with it. If anyone's interested I do have photos of it that I can post.
     
  10. F Jr
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  11. bertsboat
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    bertsboat bertsboat

    1974 14 Baby Donzi like Formula JR

    This is my Baby Donzi. I thought you may want to look at it. Is is sort of like the Formula JR
     

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  12. F Jr
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    baby donzi

    What engine does it have? Do you have more pics
     
  13. bertsboat
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    bertsboat bertsboat

    Baby Donzi 14

    It has a new Mercruiser 3.0 (4 cylinder) Alpha 2 drive. I will show you more later today.
     
  14. bertsboat
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    bertsboat bertsboat

    Another picture

    Boat going for the final wire job that I do not have time to do right now. I am hopeing to get to Tavaras (Mt Dora Florida) in 4 weeks. Anybody going??
     

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  15. bertsboat
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    bertsboat bertsboat

    And Another

    The engine compartment with Dana Marine power hindges.
     

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