I have a 1978 crusader mini day.
I have a basicly stock chevy 2 bolt main 454. has airgap intake hardin headers and a demon 800 carb.
anyway i have had the boat on the water for 3 years and i have blown up three motors.
i have used the same engine builder every time. so i think that is going to stop.
but before i spend more money on a new motor i am wondering if my boat could be causing this.
the motor is 3 pointed in the boat. has a panther jet so the bell housing clamps right to the pump and i put a bbc mount plate on the front.
I want to know if there isany way my boat is damaging the motors.
the first time i spun the bearings out of the motor cant remember what happend the second time and this time i found the cam broken in half and pieces of piston in my oil pan.
two weeks ago i took the boat to mead and it ran great. i did not notice any noise when putting it onthe trailer. i brought it home and the next time i tried to start it in the back yard. i heard a clucnk and the motor stoped. i thought the starter was stuck. but after digging into the motor i found it was blown up pretty good.
any insight would be helpfull. i can supply pics if you need them. thanks