Not new to boating or to rebuilding. Although I have never rebuilt a V8 I have rebuilt many 4's over a 35 year mechanic career.
Here is what I have that I know for sure. 79 Cee Bee Avenger 185 series that I bought from a private owner back in 1994. What I can remember, I was told that the 460 was built by an engine shop about 2 hours from where I live, can't remember the name so I can't contact them. Was told it was .030 over, 13.5:1, heads redone, and roller rockers. What I know for sure. Does have roller rockers, Weiand Tunnel Ram with two 4150 vacuum secondaries Holleys (not sure what size, thinking 600), Bassett headers, Accel dual point and Super Coil. 12JG pump with Jetovater. Pump balanced and blueprinted with stainless AA impeller. Have documentation, done by Don's Pump Service in Columbus Ohio. By the way block ID# D1VE 6015 -A2A, heads D3VE A2A.
Never had GPS on it but boat ran a max of 75 with mufflers in according to speedo. Mufflers out it would bury an 80 mph speedo maybe to 85-90.
Lost the engine in 09, not out of the boat but I can see it broke a rod, cam shaft, oil pan has some holes in it, lifter cocked in the bore and can't move it and piece of the block broken by the hole between the back lifter bores.
Was happy with the way it ran and would like to build it the same or slightly better than before. Was thinking maybe a slight stroke. Have found several D1VE blocks and a C9VE-B to start with. I saw the builds listed on another forum with HP ratings. What I'm looking for is someone knowledgeable that can tell me what HP rating I need to look at building to bring me at least to where I was using the same intake, carbs, headers and heads I have.