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1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 11:50 am
by CamKing
Finally got my 1963 Buck Smith flat bottom running 100%.
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Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 1:40 pm
by Fordracer347
Looks nice! Hope it makes for many happy weekends on the lake.

Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 9:45 pm
by PackardV8
Beautiful boat, Mike!

I'm sure you have enough years and miles to handle her well. There's fun and then there's flying with a hard landing; I've seen more than one of those endo with the wrong combination of throttle, wave/wake and wind. Could have been a few beers in the equation as well.

Wish you weren't on the wrong coast or I'd bum a ride. A boy never really grows up.

Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:46 am
by CamKing
Thanks,
It's only got 350hp, but it's plenty fast for me.
I've got the parts to build a 450-475hp 383ci, but I'm not sure I want to.
I've been driving this style boat since I was 13, but anyone can get hurt, if they're not careful. My dad was known as one ot the greatest circle boat racers of all time, and he busted his arse, in a boat just like this, with about 500hp.

Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:42 am
by nickmckinney
Really really really nice boat!

Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:46 am
by Notchback
Beautiful!

Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 11:04 pm
by dave brode
Very nice boat. Too nice to tear up.

Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:54 pm
by claysmoker
Very nice! I had a Hondo with a BBC back in the 60's. Fun times for sure.

Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:18 am
by Old as Dirt
CamKing wrote:Finally got my 1963 Buck Smith flat bottom running 100%.
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Nice looking "Buck"
Just now getting my Sanger put back together.. fresh roller 496..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7t--R8pUPM

Re: 1963 Flat Bottom V-Drive

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:24 am
by PackardV8
claysmoker wrote:Very nice! I had a Hondo with a BBC back in the 60's. Fun times for sure.
A Studebaker friend of mine in SoCal is restoring a Hondo/BBC and may get it done someday.