So my buddy picked up a small jet boat and a 2 bolt 454 block that looks to be std bore and has 049 heads. It's his first boat, he doesnt want to go nuts but wants somthing that will perform decient, have decient parts, and not kill the bank. I told him i would start a post and get your feed back.
To start the impeller is a stock aluminum berk A, boats a heavy 18ft tahiti.
Pistons is what he needs to figure out so he can drop this thing off at the machinest. These heads i guess have a large CC, he was wanting to get the compression up around 10:1 (like mine). Forged is expensive, he was looking at the KB hyper's. How will these do for a mild build in a marine app thats probably going to turn in the low 5000 rpm range?
Cam, i beleive he wants to go roller, not sure hydrolic or solid. Lifters where expensive when i got mine, are there a decient set of roller lifters that are not too expensive?
Then there's the cam, any advice there?
Basically looking to put together a nice sized parts list here of a budget very mild 454 build.