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    I finally located a engine seerial number for my 1976 Nisqually Command Bridge I recently got. It's a metal plate stamped with Glastron Boat Co Austin Tx and the number is 30V98040. Does anyone know where I can find out how to decode this number? Tried surfing the web but no luck. Any help would be appreciated.
    1976 Nisqually Command Bridge (finally located the HIN!)
    1978 Delta LX-680
    1974 Eldocraft El Diablo III-really my son's but I put it together for him and use it more than him

    #2
    Glastron Boat Company?!
    Matt Train
    BOC Site Team
    Chicagoland, IL

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      #3
      Yeah that's what is printed on it. It's located on the top of the block right behind the intake manifold. A little 2 1/2 - 3 inch thin metal plate. The outdrive is a Glastron also. Forgot to mention, it's a Ford motor.
      1976 Nisqually Command Bridge (finally located the HIN!)
      1978 Delta LX-680
      1974 Eldocraft El Diablo III-really my son's but I put it together for him and use it more than him

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        #4
        Can't help but wonder if that might be a used replacement engine and outdrive from an old Glastron. Picture of the motor and outdrive might help solve the mystery.

        Greg
        Newport, Oregon
        South Beach Marina
        1986 3270 with twin 110 HP Hino diesels. Name of boat "Mr. Darcy"
        Past work history: Prototyping, tooling, and repair for Reinell,. General fiberglass boat repair starting in 1976.
        Also worked as heavy equipment mechanic, and machinery mechanic for over 30 years.

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          #5
          I'll take some this weekend and post. appreciate your input.
          1976 Nisqually Command Bridge (finally located the HIN!)
          1978 Delta LX-680
          1974 Eldocraft El Diablo III-really my son's but I put it together for him and use it more than him

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            #6
            "Mr. Darcy" post=826939 wrote:
            Can't help but wonder if that might be a used replacement engine and outdrive from an old Glastron. Picture of the motor and outdrive might help solve the mystery.

            Greg
            Was thinking the same thing.

            OP if your sure it's a ford engine you can find out what it is using the casting numbers on the block/ heads etc.
            Dave
            Edmonds, WA
            "THE FIX"
            '93 2556
            Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

            The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
            Misc. projects thread
            https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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              #7
              To the best of my knowledge, Glastron did not produce a SDN F/B boat.

              A 1976 Nisqually Command Bridge would have been a Brunswick boat..... i.e, Bayliner!

              Glastron did use their name on a limited production of Volvo Penta stern drives..... similar to Eaton and Chrysler in the earlier days.

              Glastron was also known for their use of the 335 series Ford Windsor Engines (289, 302 and 351 cu in).

              Pictures would be very helpful!



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              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                #8
                Ok, here are some pics of the motor and the ID plate


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                1976 Nisqually Command Bridge (finally located the HIN!)
                1978 Delta LX-680
                1974 Eldocraft El Diablo III-really my son's but I put it together for him and use it more than him

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                  #9
                  Yup, someone repowered your boat with an engine and drive out of a Glastron.
                  Matt Train
                  BOC Site Team
                  Chicagoland, IL

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                    #10
                    So my next question is are these adequate motors or junk?
                    1976 Nisqually Command Bridge (finally located the HIN!)
                    1978 Delta LX-680
                    1974 Eldocraft El Diablo III-really my son's but I put it together for him and use it more than him

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                      #11
                      What you have is a Ford Engine, and I will suggest that the narrow intake manifold says that it is likely a 302 cu in engine.

                      This series Ford Engine has exhaust flow issues (small cylinder head exhaust ports), so most likely this boat will be under-powered!

                      I am also seeing what looks like Barr universal exhaust manifolds and 3" elbows that do not allow for low rpm exhaust relief with the early 280 drive.


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                      Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                      2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                      Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                      Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                      Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                        #12
                        "2850Bounty" post=827309 wrote:
                        [color]blue wrote:
                        What you have is a Ford Engine, and I will suggest that the narrow intake manifold says that it is likely a 302 cu in engine.

                        This series Ford Engine has exhaust flow issues (small cylinder head exhaust ports), so most likely this boat will be under-powered!

                        I am also seeing what looks like Barr universal exhaust manifolds and 3" elbows that do not allow for low rpm exhaust relief with the early 280 drive. [/color]

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                        Wow, Rick! I would thoroughly enjoy spending an hour in your brain just to see where all this knowledge is stored, ...not that I would understand most of it. Amazing, and impressive!
                        "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
                        MMSI: 367637220
                        HAM: KE7TTR
                        TDI tech diver
                        BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
                        Kevin

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                          #13
                          I don't know anything about the OPs boat but I had a 1979 Sea Ray 22' cuddy that weighed 3600# dry with a mercruiser 888 (Ford 302 backed by a type 1 drive) and could water ski with no issues. The 888 only had a 2 bbl carb. Wasn't the greatest pulling a skier up but good enough.
                          1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

                          Mike

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                            #14
                            "Jip" post=827293 wrote:
                            So my next question is are these adequate motors or junk?
                            Im not a ford guy nor do have any experience with a VP drive but with what you have, the small block ford 302 is a great little engine, probably won't pop out of the water super fast or set any speed records but definatly not junk IMO. There's allways going to be a bigger better engine and drive combo........
                            Dave
                            Edmonds, WA
                            "THE FIX"
                            '93 2556
                            Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                            The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                            Misc. projects thread
                            https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                              #15
                              The OP's boat is a 1976 Nisqually Command Bridge......... I.E., a much heavier SDN F/B boat ( SDN F//B = Sedan Flybridge).

                              This is why I suggested that with the s/p drive and a small 302 Ford Engine, it will most like be under-powered.

                              The easiest solution would be to install a Duo Prop lower unit.

                              I once owned a 24 foot Fiberform Baja SDN F/B with a 5.0L SBC and Duo Prop.

                              The hole shot was excellent..... and it could top out at near 40 MPH!

                              It was a Dog with the s/p drive.

                              .

                              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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