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detroitdonzi
10-13-2012, 01:51 PM
73381Just got back from a over 8 hour drive to pick this up.Cant wait to start on the resto.If anyone has any info on these let me know Its a 1966 with the interceptor package with a 289 holman moody eaton drive.

silverghost
10-13-2012, 09:16 PM
Congrats on your new project.
Formula Jr.s are great little close cousins to the Donzi 16. Very similar designs by the same boat desiger.

Do a forum search here on the search function above for threads on "formula jr" .
There are quite a few guys who have posted interesting threads on these great little speedboats.
Quite a few of these Forsmula Jr. boats have popped-up on the forum the last few years.

I also hope you have the entire complete Eaton outdrive~~~as parts, & complete old original first generation Eaton outdrives, are very tough to find today.

Keep us updated on your Formula Jr. project.
Good Luck !

detroitdonzi
10-14-2012, 12:51 PM
hey Brad thanks and I will update from time to time. I am still getting ready to gelcoat the magnum missile 2 years later.

OFFSHORE GINGER
10-14-2012, 06:45 PM
Jer , where did you purchase that boat......................location .

detroitdonzi
10-14-2012, 06:57 PM
hey Artie got it up in Alpena like I need another one of these oldies to work on?

OFFSHORE GINGER
10-14-2012, 07:04 PM
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ..................................that is twice now , and to think you got the boat for $ 600.00 , or less ............never again .....Bud !

detroitdonzi
10-22-2012, 12:25 PM
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f_inscreenname
10-22-2012, 06:32 PM
Love those little boats. Got a guy local that has one in much worse shape that wants a lot more then you paid. If he ever comes down I'll kick it to the front of the line and restore it.

detroitdonzi
10-22-2012, 08:16 PM
Yeah Mark I know about putting at the head of the line believe me.I just hope the line gets shorter,before I do

mattyboy
10-23-2012, 11:36 AM
good luck on the project if you have any Holman Moody numbers I can try and decipher for you. block casting numbers would help as well. the interceptor also came in a ford 260 the timing chain cover usually has the interceptor serial number

To my knowledge H/M never used the series 16 eaton or the interceptor badged risers

detroitdonzi
11-25-2012, 06:10 PM
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OFFSHORE GINGER
11-26-2012, 05:03 AM
Jer , very cool .................................................. .................:cool:

Glennyd
12-18-2012, 11:16 AM
I have a 65 Formula JR that I am looking to sell. Not sure where to list this and would like some help? It was modified to use an outboard. I will upload pics. Let me know your thoughts? I love the boat but to many projects right now

detroitdonzi
12-18-2012, 05:56 PM
Glen where are you located?

woobs
12-18-2012, 07:41 PM
He's inConnecticut.

BTW PM sent.

SanDogDewey
12-18-2012, 10:29 PM
I've never seen an outboard done like that!

ddjk
03-06-2013, 09:47 AM
I just bought a '67 Jr and started a thread last weekend
looking for pix or info regarding deck/floor liner and it's
original configuration...If you can help I'd be very grateful...
Thanks and good luck with your Jr.
ddjk (Dane)

Gerk
03-08-2013, 07:21 PM
I picked up my second Formula Jr and I 'm starting on that project as well. Ive got the interceptor package as well. Except volvo outdrive.
Picked it up in the middle of nowhere in some guys yard. He thought it was a sanger. -- Nope
Love these little boats. My buddy owns a very old marina up here and he was going through old barns and came across "Peckerhead". Someone left in there many many years ago. Sorry, pics are a little out of order.74865748667486874867

ddjk
03-08-2013, 09:00 PM
Gerk,
Can you please describe how the floor on your Jr is fastened to the hull or better yet, send pictures of yours...want to make sure I redo mine properly. I sent you a pm (today) and started a thread last weekend showing pictures of my floor set up.
Thanks very much,
ddjk (Dane Lewis)

Gerk
03-12-2013, 12:03 AM
Gerk,
Can you please describe how the floor on your Jr is fastened to the hull or better yet, send pictures of yours...want to make sure I redo mine properly. I sent you a pm (today) and started a thread last weekend showing pictures of my floor set up.
Thanks very much,
ddjk (Dane Lewis)


Unfortunately, my first was covered in carpet and it was glued down. The one I am working on now I believe the fiberglass was cut as to get into the fuel tank.

I can take a pic for you if you'd like. Heres a pic of my first one.74909

ddjk
03-12-2013, 11:32 AM
Gerk,
Thanks for the picture...it seems the floor does cover side to side and up to the bow too...not just under the liner like the older Donzis. Thanks very much.
ddjk