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My 19.5 tunnel hull jet boat didn’t make the wife happy so I decided to buy a 23”10 76 Hallett V drive. Now I have two old badass boats and can’t wait to finish the Vdrive.
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I already picked up a basic crate 454 with super low miles. Just need to source a pair of seats or make some new ones as the original driver and right side buckets were missing..


Jim Wilkes did the tanks and the turbo 400 and Casale 500 apparently it was an ex race boat called lickitysplit?? If anyone has any info on this old girl I would love to here it. It was originally fitted with a velvet drive and a borg Warner... the original owner was local here in Huntington Beach Ca.





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Welcome to the circus Ryan....bitchin sled


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Nice Hallett cruiser. I believe you have a split case Casale and not a C500, that's a good thing. I have an old Hallett cruiser, 1978 20' SS, and they are built like a tank. Look forward to seeing more pics.
 

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Got to cleaning today and just getting a general idea of everything
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so has anyone posted a thread in here in building there own seats? I’m sure I can build the frames just need two front seats.


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put up the bibini to find out its in perfect condition ! Stoked


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looks cool and very clean sir! Great guys on this site with a ton of knowledge, I am in long Beach and run a Sanger Flat and a Spectra Day Cruiser, you're gonna love the v-drive.
 

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you might want to see if you can catch Jim out his shop. I think hes still there a couple times a week, I think he was at least a year or two back when I stopped in there. I'm sure he can give you some more info if you bring him some pics. Hes a nice guy.

You can also maybe hit up the guys on https://www.performanceboats.com/v-drives/ there are more v-drive guys over there than over here (or maybe just more action, who knows)

I have a 21' rayson v-drive and am in Riverside.
 

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So I got the stereo done and some seats in.. thanks to Todd over at Tahiti boats he hooked me up with a nice set of front seats. I’ll eventually get them redone but for this season it will work..
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Nice lookin Hallett!! Gotta redo them blue seats though they stick out like a sore thumb!

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Great looking Hallett. Welcome to the party.
 

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My 19.5 tunnel hull jet boat didn’t make the wife happy so I decided to buy a 23”10 76 Hallett V drive. Now I have two old badass boats and can’t wait to finish the Vdrive. View attachment 720005 View attachment 720006 View attachment 720007 View attachment 720008

I already picked up a basic crate 454 with super low miles. Just need to source a pair of seats or make some new ones as the original driver and right side buckets were missing..


Jim Wilkes did the tanks and the turbo 400 and Casale 500 apparently it was an ex race boat called lickitysplit?? If anyone has any info on this old girl I would love to here it. It was originally fitted with a velvet drive and a borg Warner... the original owner was local here in Huntington Beach Ca.





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Well I was not the original owner but I did sell it to the guy you purchased it from. I have a lot of inside info on the boat. If you'd like after the holiday I can call you and answer any questions you may have. you are going to need to make some small changes to the set up if you're going to run a 454.

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My motor was pretty stout. 509" Built by Pfaff.
 

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Mocked up the emi thunder headers I’ll need to get some angle cut valve covers. Looking forward to moving forward on this big girl.


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Soooooouper expensive gears, very hard to swap said gears.

Gooofymotherfuckinmounting. That alone is enough of a reason.

Need more?

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Brian

Please explain the difference and what makes the C-500 an inferior drive unit.

Thanks, Brian.
 
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Then, I guess I would call that, inferior. Given the ease and availability of the "split case", Mr Beaverfab, sir. :)

Brian


Brian there not inferior there just a pain in the ass to work on , and gears are hard to find.
 

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Soooooouper expensive gears, very hard to swap said gears.

Gooofymotherfuckinassmounting.

Need more?

:)

Brian
Of the two, which will accommodate the most power?
 

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Considering I haven't seen a C500 in a fueler......I guess that answer is simple. ;)

A man of your stature, should already know that answer. :)

Brian

Of the two, which will accommodate the most power?
 

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What drive is in your Campbell?

Considering I haven't seen a C500 in a fueler......I guess that answer is simple. ;)

A man of your stature, should already know that answer. :)

Brian
 

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Last time I looked at a fueler it had a W-drive.

Considering I haven't seen a C500 in a fueler......I guess that answer is simple. ;)

A man of your stature, should already know that answer. :)

Brian
 

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I have some never used angle valve covers I would part with. $150.00 They are the cast ones like yours but angle. has a Oil fil, no breathers
 

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I have some never used angle valve covers I would part with. $150.00 They are the cast ones like yours but angle. has a Oil fil, no breathers
Where you located that would work for me shoot me a photo 7143505491


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As you can see they are top shelf. lol
They are at my shop in Placentia.
 

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The only "advantage" is that the C500 is quieter than the split case. You mostly find them in big heavy cruisers. Given a choice, I'd take the split case all day long.
 

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Advantage.

Noted.

The only "advantage" is that the C500 is quieter than the split case. You mostly find them in big heavy cruisers. Given a choice, I'd take the split case all day long.
 
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