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  1. willowvalley

    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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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. IMG_2255.jpg IMG_2478.jpg IMG_2484.jpg IMG_2489.jpg

    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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  2. willowvalley

    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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    Oh by the way I’m Ryan I’m from the city of Orange!


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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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    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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    Got to cleaning today and just getting a general idea of everything IMG_2652.jpg IMG_2653.jpg IMG_2654.jpg 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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  6. willowvalley

    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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    IMG_2665.jpg put up the bibini to find out its in perfect condition ! Stoked


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  7. 74 spectra20 v-drive

    74 spectra20 v-drive 74 spectra20 v-drive

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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.
     
  9. willowvalley

    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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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.. IMG_0225.jpg IMG_0021.jpg


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  10. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Nice lookin Hallett!! Gotta redo them blue seats though they stick out like a sore thumb!

    RD
     
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    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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    They sure do! Thanks river Dave !


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    throw an orange towel over them and your good to go
     
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    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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    Haha already got a few!


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    Great looking Hallett. Welcome to the party.
     
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    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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    Got the motor done need to get some angle cut valve covers still.. FD7D1ED3-237E-4CB4-BCEB-221FD2F9EEA6.jpg


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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    Subscribed. :)
     
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    Correct.....and waaaaaaay better than a C500. ;)

     
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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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    BUSTI Well-Known Member

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    IMG_3579.JPG My motor was pretty stout. 509" Built by Pfaff.
     
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    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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    FD7D1ED3-237E-4CB4-BCEB-221FD2F9EEA6.jpg

    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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    Wheeler Well-Known Member

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

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

    Ps where did you get the picture for your avatar, love it. JJ
     
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    Soooooouper expensive gears, very hard to swap said gears.

    Gooofymotherfuckinmounting. That alone is enough of a reason.

    Need more?

    :)

    Brian

     
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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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


     
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    Of the two, which will accommodate the most power?
     
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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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

     
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    Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    What drive is in your Campbell?

     
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    Wheeler Well-Known Member

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

     
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    Howard.

    Sadly, a c500.

    Brian
     
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    Twin props yes, but Id gather you never saw one with a 500.

     
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    Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    You should machine a billet box and change it out.

     
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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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    Where you located that would work for me shoot me a photo 7143505491


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    FB4713EE-D88F-4405-855A-7CD925092E0A.jpeg As you can see they are top shelf. lol
    They are at my shop in Placentia.
     
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    Rad I’ll swing by shoot me a text with an address


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    Sweet Performance Products
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    Um, I don't know where you have been, I already do. ;)

     
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    Hope you have two as I might be in need.;)
     
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    I have probably made 100 sets.

     
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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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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    Advantage.

    Noted.

     
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    willowvalley Well-Known Member

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    So I finally got around to stabbing the heart in this beast 58361745958__5B59E99D-E3CC-406B-B5C4-D572F3BEC092.jpg 610B9A44-5CCB-40BD-AF4B-838ED0143694.jpg


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