RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE STRIP DOWN AND REBUILD OF BN’s 1958 DOWTY JET BOAT

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The Ford Zephyr 2500cc straight 6 engine was in a bit of a state. The block was cracked and many other problems, which were all sprayed black to make it look better by the previous owner (top left). I obtained an ex military unit (top right) and rebuilt one from the two. The bores in the military engine were great. I exchanged the distributor for an electronic one which was encased in an original casing (bottom right pictures). The original engine block was only fit to be an anchor (top centre). The pictures are a bit messy, but they explain for the time being and until I can sort them out.

Distributor, new electronic (right) and above two pictures show the old and new. Hidden electronics, brilliant.