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January 23 2018 at 9:29 AM
Rich Duane  (no login)

Hi Paul,
What happened to the access box for he archives?


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Archives (how to hunt)

February 3 2018, 10:52 AM 

Hi Rich,

Net54 will restore the search feature, I just have to follow up with them.

In the interim you can take our web site address which is and type site: (with the colon as shown) directly in front of that address without any spaces, and then give a space on the other end and add key search words to help find what you are hunting.

This is how it would look in your address bar if you were hunting for a Borg Warner 72c, as an example.

site Borg Warner 72c

The example above won't work as an active link in this post if you click on it because of html issues, but it will if you cut and paste or just enter the entire address as shown in the address bar that shows up at the top of your computer or smart phone. Be sure not to leave a space between the site: (5 characters) added to the front of the address.


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Here is what pops up when you use my example for 72c

February 3 2018, 11:54 AM 

Here is the list happy.gif

Chris Craft Commander Forum: Borg Warner 72c 10-18 for sale ... › Forum › thread
3 posts · 2 authors
Borg Warner 72c 10-18 for sale ( 1.52:1 gear reduction ) Maryland pick up only. April 13 2011 at 10:38 AM, Paul (no login) ...
Well I FINALLY got a good Borg Warner 72c 10-18 - Network54 › Forum › thread
Apr 5, 2011 · 7 posts · 4 authors
My first inclination was to offer a bit lower than the "buy it now" price on an ebay auction for a "NEW" Borg Warner Velvet Drive 72c 1.5:1 ...

Chris Craft Commander Forum: Borg-Warner Velvet Drive › Forum › thread
Jul 23, 2012 · 3 posts · 2 authors
Here are a few details about the 72c..much of this also may apply to the 71 series as well. [linked image] The Borg-Warner marine Velvet ...

Chris Craft Commander Forum: Just how much horse power does one ... › Forum › thread
Apr 25, 2011 · 2 posts · 0 authors
The Borg Warner Velvet Drive 72c 1018 is rated up to 450 or more horses. The 23 Lancer hulls work best with 1.5:1 and the stock prop ...

Chris Craft Commander Forum: Just Spoke with Jerry about ... › Forum › thread
Jun 11, 2014 · 6 posts · 2 authors
... so this is another reason I opted for the gear reduction, but had to go to the Borg Warner 72c in order to get something that would survive ...

Chris Craft Commander Forum: Testing 350Q - Network54 › Forum › thread
Nov 3, 2014 · 14 posts · 6 authors
If it were me, I would consider popping on a couple of Borg Warner 71c or 72c reduction transmissions (I purchased one not too long ago for ...

Chris Craft Commander Forum: Lancer Overnighter for sale in ...,+WI › Forum › thread
Nov 3, 2012 · 4 posts · 2 authors
A 454 would normally require a Borg Warner 72c transmission to handle the power rating but there are some that have survived racing duty ...

Chris Craft Commander Forum: Warner Borg LH change to RH › Forum › thread
Jun 14, 2012 · 7 posts · 3 authors
Warner Borg LH change to RH ... up that number and it " appears it is a 72c 1.5:1" which is exactly what you need for the big block power.

Chris Craft Commander Forum: What is the point of no return with ... › Forum › thread
May 14, 2013 · 3 posts · 1 author
And don't forget the Borg Warner 72C 1.5:1 necessary to take all that torque! Ehh, my Canadian friends would never blink at something like ...

Chris Craft Commander Forum: The Big Race - Network54 › Forum › thread
Nov 16, 2011 · 20 posts · 2 authors
When I saw the job Ron Holloway did on the Borg Warner 72c 1.5:1 RH I knew then that I would have to strive for a Keith Ferrio motor ...
Borg Warner 72 C | Find Borg Warner 72 C.‎

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Rich Duane
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Thanks Paul

February 4 2018, 11:23 AM 

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