My name's Matt, and I am about to begin a custom project. I will not mention what type of hull I plan on running, as I am sure people will look at me like I have seven heads, but the plan is to use a small 8 in a 14-15' craft. The engine I most desire to use as of now would be the Oldsmobile 215ci aluminum V8, made famous by the Y-Body GMs of 1961-1963. I plan to use an Olds mill because the Buick/Rover variant is a nailhead, and can be tough to find parts for, even in comparison to the Oldsmobile engine. Also, I have two friends who both have project cars which feature the plucky little alloy V8, and we could trade parts around.
The question is this:
Has anyone on PBF used an Olds 215 in a non-stock application, and what kind of luck have they had with it? I am also curious as to what type of hull it was in , the size of the hull, and the type/brand driveline used behind it. Details on the engine build are also more than welcome.