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    What can you guys tell me about a hampton 8-71 alcohol blower. Any good?
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    i have a hampton 8-71 blower on my setup. Runs like a charm. The only difference is that i am running gas and not alky

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    Nothing wrong with a Hampton blower. He is one of the old guys like Mooneyham, Mert Littlefield etc.

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    i have a retro 14-71 hampton...very nice piece!!!...nothing wrong with them.

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    Ya I called today and talked with Don personaly and they seem like good people. There is just so many different brands, cases, rotors, etc. I'm in the process of building a blown motor for my hydro. What size would you guys recomend going with, the 8 - 71 gas would suite my needs I'm sure but buying it new should I go big and never worry about wanting more. It going to be BBC either a 468 of a little over 5 cubes but nothing like a 580. These are question I know only first hand experience can ask but all input I'm putting into word and saving , thanks kyle so lets hear it, no reply is to long
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    Always a tough answer. But consider some things.
    Longer than an 8/71...you gotta run an offset mag. More expense.
    If you build the motor effeciently in the first place...you don't have to boost it that much.
    If you go quicker than 8 seconds in racing...you have to have a capsule.
    Only you know what performance you are looking for.
    You can always just add alcohol if you go injection for more power.
    If you can't hit 8 seconds with an 8/71 on blown gas in a hydo.....you are doing something wrong or it is a boat problem.
    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat48 View Post
    Always a tough answer. But consider some things.
    Longer than an 8/71...you gotta run an offset mag. More expense.
    If you build the motor effeciently in the first place...you don't have to boost it that much.
    If you go quicker than 8 seconds in racing...you have to have a capsule.
    Only you know what performance you are looking for.
    You can always just add alcohol if you go injection for more power.
    If you can't hit 8 seconds with an 8/71 on blown gas in a hydo.....you are doing something wrong or it is a boat problem.
    Hope that helps.
    The motor was sold to a seperate buyer. The boat did 154, with a lanco 48 gears, and a 7.90 468 chevy blown alc



    Answering some of the questions to help me narrow it down I'm putting a birdcather on, no carbs on this one. I think I'm going to just do vp fuel, alcohol getting pricey that way I could still putt around at the lake
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    So you got a proven boat....should be an easy deal.
    Here's maybe a little bit relative example of a hydro:
    "Drastic" boat (formerly the Drastic Plastic fuel boat. Heavy sanger)
    468 inches, TRW piston 8.1 / steel rod, cast iron 990 heads.
    6/71 hampton gas blower.
    2 speed owens but left in high gear only. No shifting.
    Boat ran 9.0's most anywhere. Blower OD % 10-14% over.
    If I let him shift the 2 speed...we could go 8.60's.
    Very basic motor..lasted for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat48 View Post
    So you got a proven boat....should be an easy deal.
    Here's maybe a little bit relative example of a hydro:
    "Drastic" boat (formerly the Drastic Plastic fuel boat. Heavy sanger)
    468 inches, TRW piston 8.1 / steel rod, cast iron 990 heads.
    6/71 hampton gas blower.
    2 speed owens but left in high gear only. No shifting.
    Boat ran 9.0's most anywhere. Blower OD % 10-14% over.
    If I let him shift the 2 speed...we could go 8.60's.
    Very basic motor..lasted for many years.
    Ok well with that being said I'm honestly thinking 518, hampton 8-71, gas, birdcatcher, hopefully the boat will still run respectfully .
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    i've got a birdcatcher set-up that i need to trade for a dominator set-up

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    i've got a birdcatcher set-up that i need to trade for a dominator set-up
    Whats the reason for wanting to trade the bird catcher as appose to carbs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Ok well with that being said I'm honestly thinking 518, hampton 8-71, gas, birdcatcher, hopefully the boat will still run respectfully .

    pretty mch the setup i have. except i hve to 850 holly's on top instead of the birdcatcher and have a richard lee innercooler. Your boat should run great

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    i wonder if Hamptons new curved rotor deal fits in the same housing?? nice stuff.
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    I had a 505 BBC w/ Dart alum heads and a Hampton 8-71 on this boat. Alcohol injected. It ran consistent 8.0's and ran as fast as 7.56. Similar to your anticipated setup. Then I built this motor 604 ci, 14-71 and I'm not even sure what to do with it now. Too much of something. dhttp://www.performanceboats.com//attachment.php?attachmentid=8568&stc=1&d=121090312 5o
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