So where were we? Oh that’s right, we were all standing in front of the blue tarp in Pops yard. The comments by the way yesterday were priceless, and kept me going through a tough day at the office. Folks in one of the many meetings would wonder why I would burst out laughing. In a million years I could not explain the jokes. And I pitty any new readers who wondered why a pile of old sticks from Chicken on a sticks was funny. The fact that we were driving Alex Watson crazy made the day all worth it. Oh, so you want to get to what was actually under the tarp.. Well.. Drum roll please.
HEMI’s thats right, not one, but TWO Hemi’s. duel carb marine Hemi’s out of the Matthews Martinique. Pop’s a while back got sick of replacing clutches and put in two 454’s. Which run very nicely I might add. But up under a tarp in the yard by the shed lie twin Hemi’s. I know, it’s not a Century Thunderbolt. Or Scripps. But to find twin hemi’s is a find.
I would imagine, that one runs in opposite rotation. So these are perfect as a matched set. The question has to be, is it worth rebuilding for the cruiser? Are they more valuable in the boat, out of the boat, parts? My advice to Pops was to keep them, so one day if he ever wanted to let the boat go, he had the original Hemis with it. You only get that chance one. And the Matthews aint going no place these days. She just had a new transom done, along with an entire refasten of her bottom. You could die of thirst in that bilge. So, that’s it. two sweet hemi’s in a yard. Dang..