A major part of the four-year restoration project of this famous power boat was to replace the original Ford engines and gearboxes with a power plant capable of replicating her original race performance.
Owner Richard Miller approached Hendy Power, who provided the original race engines in 1971 and iFTP N67 280 engines were suggested. The footprint and overall dimensions of the engines were considerably different to the original Ford engines, but Hendy could not have been more helpful. “Hendy allowed us to build a scale model of the engines beds in their Cosham workshop and helped us model the installation and then altered the fitment of ancillary items and provided custom engine feet so that there was sufficient clearance between the engines”.
If anyone else is considering repowering their classic boat I can highly recommend Hendy.