On Monday I got a call from Jimmy who has been trying to get parts for his 431 Lincoln Engine. Manafold, Heads etc. The engine in Scarlet is fine, but blew a manifold and while it was apart etc. But finding such a part, let alone a 431 Lincoln Engine is a trick and a half.
So, Jimmy bought two. Thanks to Seth Katzs at Katzs Marine, who happened to have two in stock. Of course one was attached to a killer 1965 Super Sport, so of course that came home with us.
Of course there was lots of catching up to do, drool to expel, and dreaming of a possible new purchase.
One of the most fun part of the trip though is always the trip and the ability to drop everything and go. That is the true luxury of life. Its a 5 hr drive to NJ so we left at as Jimmy says it. O’Dark Thirty as in 4:31 AM on the dot, we got to the marina around 9:30 and were loaded and headed back south by 11. A full day of Woodyness!
So, now that Jimmy is set with 2, 431 Lincoln Engines, or 4 Manafolds and 4 heads, two 4 barrels etc. The Super Sport will be re-powered with a brand new 350 Jimmy just rebuilt. It’s a nice user boat and will be a hoot to play with for the rest of the season. The best boating in the area is just ahead of us. September and October are perfect in Virginia. We pull our boats in Late November.