Just joined the forum, been reading and searching on here for a while though, might as well get right to it...
Ive got a 1987 Taylor LP, 454 (not sure 2 or 4 bolt as i havent pulled the motor out yet), berkely jet (not sure what model or impeller), and im looking to make it alot of fun.
Im quite ignorant when it comes to V8s and even more so jet powered marine motors so Ive come here for some good knowledgeable guidance. Ive built one harley motor and squeezed 123hp and 117ftlbs out of two cylinders, and that's on a 630lb bike so needless to say its fun. I want my boat to be just as fun.
The boat is going down to bare hull in november. I plan on making sure the floor amd stringers are in perfect order, she will get new paint, interior and electronics. So if there are any pitfalls or areas that need special attention Id love to hear about them.
Now to the motor... Id like to build a 468 or 496 (havent decided yet) blower ready and
squeeze 550hp out of it . Then after I have assured the motor is broken in properly and have had a chance to save up the cash Id like to put a blower on to really top it off. Also I REALLY like the look of a tunnel ram and two carbs with tall arrestors sitting ontop, just not sure how well they would work for what i want.
Reliability is important, I dont want to have to pull the motor twice a year to fix issues. Now I wont be racing this on the weekends but I love goin fast when I have the chance and my father has a 25' Baja outlaw sporting a 502 and Id really like to be able to flat walk away from him.
Any and all advice is greatly appreciated, I know its hard dealing with us newbs constantly. Also of anyone has a build like Im thinking of Id love to read your specs.
Thanks again in advance,
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