https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Soakem2.jpg 1101 880 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2017-03-19 06:30:352017-03-19 07:59:49Getting Scarlet Ready For Sunshine And Funnel Cakes!
Getting Scarlet Ready For Sunshine And Funnel Cakes!
On Saturday Jimmy Clif and I dropped Scarlett into the cold waters of the Chesapeake bay to get her journey started to Florida in 2 Days. We decided to swell her up for the drive since she has been sitting for about a year. That darn 430 VanNess Lincoln started right up and purred like a monster kitten.
Since she does still have her original bottom, we wanted to trailer her as tight as possible and plop her in the warm waters of Lake Dora for her final soak. The good news is she is a strong boat and looks like by last night things were getting tighter. Today is around 60 here in Reedville and we can work on her a little and enjoy the beginning of life here in the South East!
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Great shot Troy
That 431 is music to my ears!
I am not sure, and there is a bit of confusion on this. We always thought it was a 430 Lincoln, but I have also seen mention of the 431. When I looked up the 430, its an engine as well, for Lincolns. So which one is right?
Matt, I can not say this is absolutely accurate, but I have been told that Ford developed a higher performance version of the Lincoln 430 and that was the 431. That was the Lincoln engine that was marinised for Chris Craft and other marine applications. Maybe someone else will chime in on the accuracy of this explanatiom
Both were offered by Chris. Look on the manifold to see which one you have. They are very similar.