I am just wanting to build an engine for my 19' Taylor SS. Its just a lake/river cruiser to have fun with, pull some skiers and tubers, and make a little noise But speed is always fun, as fast as realistically possible on my small budget. I am only looking for 5-600 horse, can't afford any more right now, and I am on a very limited budget (which is never part of the equation with boats). It seems if I look long and hard enough I can find what I need for a 496 to hold that power okay. But, there's some real good 454 forged piston rebuild kits out there for pretty cheap.
What do you guys think? I've always wanted to build a 496 and big cubes are fun! but is it really the right thing for what I need?
How much power/rpm are stock cranks good for? what about Scat 9000 cast stroker cranks?
I just read that build by obnoxious and it seems like a 468 would get me there, 496 would be even easier to get me there though?
Help me oh wise ones!