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by jWs
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Changing engine. GAZ53 out and ?? [V8] in.
Replies: 0
Views: 13397

Changing engine. GAZ53 out and ?? [V8] in.

Hi,

I am changing the engine to my Volga and planning to put an American V8 (chevy small block or some other). I'll post here some pictures of how it goes.

--Jouko
by jWs
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: autocad drawings for custom made traler and wings
Replies: 6
Views: 40395

Re: autocad drawings for custom made traler and wings

When I bought my Volga I got this trailer with the boat. It works ok, but getting the wings in the right places usually takes a few tries.

--jWs
by jWs
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: V-drive gear broken
Replies: 4
Views: 21932

Re: V-drive gear broken

Hi,

Actually the axle coupling was broken. It did not even have a grease nipple and was basically rusted to atoms from the inside. I had a new one made last winter and now it works.

jWs
by jWs
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spare parts
Replies: 4
Views: 23972

Re: Spare parts

Hi Mark! What engine are you planning on installing? I'm changing my GAZ53 out for an American V8 and in the same project I'm probably going to remove the original planetary gear and V-gear and replacing them with a ZF63IV as discussed in some other posts. The reason for doing this is reliability, e...
by jWs
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: News/Links
Topic: link to volga buylder site
Replies: 1
Views: 13118

Re: link to volga buylder site

Hi Daan,

Interesting! Thanks for the link...

Regards,

Jouko
by jWs
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Sell
Topic: GAZ 53L, V8 gasoline engine, gearbox and V-drive
Replies: 2
Views: 18831

Re: GAZ 53L, V8 gasoline engine, gearbox and V-drive

Hi George,

Did you managed to sell your engine. I might be interested in it.

Regards,

Jouko
Finland
by jWs
Sat May 02, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Your Hydrofoil
Topic: My flight time at the helm of a Volga70 and the many changes
Replies: 1
Views: 14664

Re: My flight time at the helm of a Volga70 and the many cha

Hi Doug! You have a very interesting story to share! Thanks for it. Would you happen to have any videos of the Volga doing 70mph? I am interested in what stability and handling is at high speeds. Have you had any issues with cavitation on the foils? Basically with enough lift at high speeds that sho...
by jWs
Sat May 02, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New users
Replies: 5
Views: 29669

Re: New users

Hi Soeren, Nice to hear that I was not the only one fascinated with this boat, I was lucky to get it. The bad this was that the original axle coupling broke at the end of last season and now that I've fixed that others things pop up. Propably all due to the boat not being used for a few year. Anyhow...
by jWs
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Hull & Wings
Topic: structural repair to Volga 70
Replies: 8
Views: 64819

Re: structural repair to Volga 70

Hi Olaf,

Can you upload also images of the work you do on your boat. It would be interesting to see how the boat can be repaired.

Regards,

Jouko
Finland
by jWs
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Your Hydrofoil
Topic: (Planetary) Gearbox surprise!
Replies: 6
Views: 42398

Re: (Planetary) Gearbox surprise!

Dear George,

Do you have any more pictures of the planetary gear box. My gear seems to be broken and I intend to pull it apart to check whats the problem. Would be good to know what I'm expecting to see.

Regards,

Jouko
by jWs
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: V-drive gear broken
Replies: 4
Views: 21932

Re: V-drive gear broken

Actually now that I looked into it I suspect that the reduction gear is the broken part. When having the gear in any position there is no resistance to turning of the axle. I will take the motor out to see how bad it looks. I have another gear that is broken on the output axle end so I should be abl...
by jWs
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New users
Replies: 5
Views: 29669

Re: New users

Hi Maurits, Yes the one it Latvia is the one that I bought. Here's a few pictures: LENOVO-PC - WIN_20140814_160247.JPG LENOVO-PC - WIN_20140911_192157.JPG WP_20140816_21_08_17_Pro.jpg WP_20140912_12_39_52_Pro.jpg The boat is in very good condition (except that the gear broke yesterday)... Link: Repl...
by jWs
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: V-drive gear broken
Replies: 4
Views: 21932

V-drive gear broken

edit: Fixed picture and link Hello All, I was cruising yesterday with my newly bought Volga (which has GAZ53 and V-drive). After cruising 30 miles to a near by port and then the same 30 miles back the V-gear broke, just as I was returning to port. It seems that it had leaked all the oil I added to t...
by jWs
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Fundation
Replies: 1
Views: 12678

Re: Engine Fundation

Looks good. Keep us posted!
by jWs
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New users
Replies: 5
Views: 29669

Re: New users

Actually what ended up happening was that I bought a Volga from Latvia. It has the original GAZ53 engine with V-drive. I'll post some pictures when I get around to taking them.