starlet engine and gearbox in transit roof!

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by tanslet, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. tanslet
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    tanslet New Member

    well how is everybody? its my first time on here and i would like to start off saying i know noting about boats! but i love fishing and hate padling so i cut the roof of a transit and put a starlet 1l carb engine and 4spd box in if! i used a cooling fan off a toyota hiace to drive it. but it was only doing bout 10mph in 4th at 60mph it didnt go any faster wen i reved it. i workd out wen the car is doing 60mph the wheel spins at 1200rpm is that enouf rpm for my prop? or is the prop not suted? or the prop is only 3/4 under water is thata problem? any help would be apricated!
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I can't make any sense of your post. You cut the top of a van and put an engine in it?
     
  3. tanslet
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    tanslet New Member

    ya i used a fiberglass roof upside down. i put a starlet engine an gbox in it and a cooling fan off a toyota hiace as a propller. it goes but only slowley
     
  4. wardd
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    wardd Senior Member

    i want to see pics of that
     
  5. anthony goodson
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    anthony goodson Senior Member

    Well done Gonzo!!! It took three days to find someone with the b@lls to reply to that.!!!
     
  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    The setup is very inefficient. At the very least get an old propeller.
     

  7. Dave Gudeman
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    Dave Gudeman Senior Member

    Me too. It sounds like an episode of Junkyard Wars. I love that show. Show us some pictures!
     
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