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    I just pulled the motor out of my sst( needs more HP) the motor mount are sitting ( 3pt mount) on the edge of the tunnel with no stringers? how much horsepower is ok for this set up? I am going to be putting around 550 hp in it, any issues, I took it out last night with a gps and with 2 people ( easy 450lbs) going down river it pulled 70.1 @4900 rpm, I figure 200 more hp with new heads and roller cam I am hoping for 5-8 mph more @ 5500 rpm, does this sound right

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    Are the mounts actually thru bolted to anything?



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    I will find out in the morning when I pull the trailer out from under it, right now I see threads and double nuts holding the mount to the boat, pics tomorrow

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    got the boat off the trailer, motor mount bolts go thru the hull, found my leak someone put the seat lag bolt thru the bottom, heres pics
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    anyone got pics of theirs with motor rails etc. like to see what others have done, when it goes back together the 10 qt pan is just going to clear the bilge, you can see where the crank pull goes

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    was planning on just the top end of motor till I saw how they put the bottom end together, now its going to be bored and decked

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    looks kind of scary to me, but maybe thats how
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    Nice colors, my SST would run 93.6 on GPS with a 496 in it with about 600 to 650 HP. My engine mounts sat on a plate of aluminum that was like 10" x 12" and I never had a problem. I then stripped out the whole floor and put the balsa inlay and put stringers in it. I do not have any pictures of it and the boat is in LA now. If you do the pump work and the set-up on it is right the SST will run.


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    Very cool boats , yours looks like it has Great potential ! I'm inclined to want to significantly reinforce the mounting system however (build in stringers with rails like shotgun said) . particularly if you add Power ! (always wanted to rig one of these )
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    going after the leak now that will tell me how far I go this summer( I want it back in the water in a couple of weeks( after motor work) if I do rails it will be in the winter, nothing but the best to hold up the boat!!!!!!!!!

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    well found the leak, someone put to long of a screw thru the front seat and into the tunnel under the carpet bar, couldn't till boat off the trailer, the motor was not what the old owner said it was of course but I can get it back together for the summer and then stroke it this winter 496 will make next summer better!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hihosilver View Post
    well found the leak, someone put to long of a screw thru the front seat and into the tunnel under the carpet bar, couldn't till boat off the trailer, the motor was not what the old owner said it was of course but I can get it back together for the summer and then stroke it this winter 496 will make next summer better!!
    If you want to put just engine stringers in for the summer so you can mount a rail system in, I can and will help.
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    that will be a winter thing, need to stay wet!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hihosilver View Post
    well found the leak, someone put to long of a screw thru the front seat and into the tunnel under the carpet bar, couldn't till boat off the trailer, the motor was not what the old owner said it was of course but I can get it back together for the summer and then stroke it this winter 496 will make next summer better!!
    With that screw going through there more then likely all the wood is wet, mine was, that is why I ended up stripping it all out and putting in the balsa core wood. Made the boat lighter and looks better.

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