A huge thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Dick Dow, for sharing this great estate sale find. Ya gotta love some NOS finds. WOW. Of course Dick has some missing info and is looking for some fill in the blanks. Here is Dicks note.
Here are a few shots of an in-the-box Fageol 44 VIP I picked up a couple weeks ago. From what I can determine, it has never been out of the crate. These were used in a number of production boats in the late 50’s, but information on them is pretty thin and I am looking for an installation/service manual in case I decide to actually install it into something… The Dakota maybe? It would fit, but the boat runs so well with the Homelite 55, I think it would be more appropriate it end up preserved or in a boat originally equipped with one.
I got it from the estate of a friends father who used to race Midgets with Crosley engines – he had a couple complete Homelite/Bearcats and this. I got the lot out of his way. 🙂
Anyway, here are the shots and some images that are applicable. If I could find more info, or if you know anyone who can fill in the blanks.
So? Got some blanks you want to shoot today? They have value here. COME ON! You knew a Blank joke was gonna happen. Maybe a Dick Dow In A Box joke? This story was ripe for pervy puns, yet I tried to keep the high road going, until I could feel your dirty minds creeping in. And no way was I gonna give you that pleasure of being first.