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    Alrighty, so I recently picked up a 21' 1987 Pantera and got it all up and running. She's got a mid 80's 350 with a Panther jet, but I can only get up to around 55 mph. Being a male, I of course want it to go faster, but being only 20, I have a 'somewhat' limited budget so I was hoping to avoid replacing the outdated Panther (for now). I dunno, I'm still a total newbie and don't entirely know all the options that are out there. Just wondering if there are some more simple things I can do before playing with a new jet or trying to find an energizer for a Panther.

    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novocaine87 View Post
    Alrighty, so I recently picked up a 21' 1987 Pantera and got it all up and running. She's got a mid 80's 350 with a Panther jet, but I can only get up to around 55 mph. Being a male, I of course want it to go faster, but being only 20, I have a 'somewhat' limited budget so I was hoping to avoid replacing the outdated Panther (for now). I dunno, I'm still a total newbie and don't entirely know all the options that are out there. Just wondering if there are some more simple things I can do before playing with a new jet or trying to find an energizer for a Panther.

    Thanks guys!
    nothing I can think of. You're SOL. Save your money for major changes

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    First things first.
    Start reading the threads. Pick a subject...
    Fuel, Pump, Headers etc.
    You'll learn what NOT to do also!

    Once you have a grasp of what happens when you through money at the wrong problem you'll be able to plan and exicute modifications and save money.

    Just my learned experiance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novocaine87 View Post
    Alrighty, so I recently picked up a 21' 1987 Pantera and got it all up and running. She's got a mid 80's 350 with a Panther jet, but I can only get up to around 55 mph. Being a male, I of course want it to go faster, but being only 20, I have a 'somewhat' limited budget so I was hoping to avoid replacing the outdated Panther (for now). I dunno, I'm still a total newbie and don't entirely know all the options that are out there. Just wondering if there are some more simple things I can do before playing with a new jet or trying to find an energizer for a Panther.

    Thanks guys!
    Unfortunatly that 21 is a pretty big boat for the SBC , even as a fan of small block jets in 16's and some 18's with a boat that size (excepting alloys) it (the sb) just doesnt fill the bill IMO . The Panther Energizer or a full on Berk style conversion will help your top end,absorb more HP and will also give you the ability to add jet/hull trim and other Berk style bolt ons to enhance overall performance. But at the end of the day "Grunt" and Horse power will make the difference. Bear in mind even then that it takes a fairly significant increase for a relatively small gain in a jet Call us if we can help you Tom

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    http://www.jetboatperformance.biz/ca...a_project.html
    http://www.jetboatperformance.biz/ca...Dominator.html

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