Ray, I live in Vegas and need a freshly built 455 olds jet boat motor. The owner of the boat wants it now! We are about to buy a motor from remanufacturedengines.com and do the external drainback mod to the new motor when it it gets here. However, I would much rather run one of your motors. The old motor is a good rebuildable core. call me if you are interested, 702 339 1869.
Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I have had everything done to the block that was in Timinators article. Just barely got it back now to start assembly I got a eagle crank stock stroke with 2323f pistons eagle rods a 268H comp cams camshaft lifters and heads rebuilt with all the springs and retainers necessary for that cam. rotating assembly has been balanced with a new harmonic balancer on it and now on to assembly hope to have it done by May. In the boat with the pump back in just took the pump out of the boat yesterday and am hoping to have it rebuilt shortly. Hopefully I get a 4 point mount kit so that I can replace the crossmember type car mount on there now which is stopping me from getting a 10qt. pan. Will update as soon as I have more info. Would appreciate comments on what else I might do to make this a better build for cruising and pulling me behind it.