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Thread: Selva F-1000 (F-4) soon to be delivered in Europe

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    Sam..I have sent an e-mail to Carl-Hampus..He race Selva in the F-1000 class.
    As soon I get an answer I post it here.

    Carl-Hampus use race number 13..!!!
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    Before Carl-Hampus raced F-1000 with the Selva 3 cylinder race engine..he raced a standard Selva in a smaller class.
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    The Selva 250 hp outboard is a Yamaha with Selva stickers..
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    Selva's foundry casts most of the outboard parts in Europe for all brands. I think they even fully assemble some motors other than their own - for the other manufacturers.

    Apparently their labor costs are good, their quality is high and their location is good for distribution.
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    I think Selva is the only outboard made in Europe/Italy and they only have a partnership with Yamaha outboards.
    Years ago Selva made some parts for OMC in Bruges-Belgium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark75H View Post
    I like this motor. Lars do you know if the current racing motor uses an older carburetor powerhead or the new fuel injected powerhead? Can you ask if you don't know? Can you ask for a picture of the current powerhead if its different?
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    Nine years ago - when I was still heavily involved in APBA Fred Hauenstein told me about this motor. Fred and I did some research and I convinced APBA that it would be worth buying one motor to test on a boat here. I contacted Selva and was able to purchase a motor and import it. That motor was on display at the APBA meeting that year. Shortly thereafter my day's of being involved with APBA ended (The whole Sea-Tac thing). I did though contact the OPC VP at the time about the motor and told him that they should at least get in on a boat and test it. That motor has passed from one OPC VP to the next and currently sits in Fairchilds shop. Its really a shame that after nine years it has never been tested - but that's APBA! At the time the motor was really, really inexpensive and I am sure it still is. It may even be a good fit in SST-60 - a class that continues to dwindle as more equipment leaves the sport. I thought it was a pretty solid little motor. Its a dual pinion race gearcase and the tower its adjustable up/dn - like the old Mercury midsections. It even comes with a wiring harness and gas tank.

    This would have been such a better option for APBA to pursue than the Formula Four project - and they already had one to test. If the motor in fact would be competitive in the SST-60 class with some parity rules - then you already had a great place to locate the new product.

    Still not to late to pull it out of the garage and try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    Sam..I have sent an e-mail to Carl-Hampus..He race Selva in the F-1000 class.
    As soon I get an answer I post it here.

    Carl-Hampus use race number 13..!!!
    They are racing this weekend in Sweden..Carl-Hampus is already on the road..
    Here is the fun thing..F-1000 and Formula Merc (F4S) are racing together in the same heat..!!
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    F1000 never really pickup in Europe because of the F4 70hp Yammie . Now that this motor is "dead" it may give a chance for F1000i. 'Cause let's face it the Merc 60 races I've seen are far from exciting, but it allowed some venues to be kept because it was a green engine...
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    Yes FrenchPhil..but F-1000 is pretty big in Sweden and Italy..but not the rest of Europe.
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