Bob - I am putting together a 496 for my Hallett 19ss and need some advise on a cam selection / solid roller lifter recommendation and the correct fuel system setup using the Clay Smith pump you have recommended in the past. I have:
10.2 block 4.25 x 4.310
8.5 - 1
Dart 355 heads or Merlin iron 320. (I have both, both done right)
B & M inter cooled 420
AED 950 carbs
Over the transom headers
Also trying to figure out what to run for a prop, gear and rudder, boat came with a 11.5 x16 3 blade, 40 gears and a 12 inch long SK style rudder that looks too short to my uneducated eye.
Boat will be setup with 2 seats and a small bench for lake use,
Thanks very much for your sound advise.