Engine size for a CVX20 jet
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread:
Engine size for a CVX20 jet

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Roanoke Va
    Posts
    4

    Default Engine size for a CVX20 jet

    IM new at the sport and building my first boat a Glastron cvx20 and thought that i maybe could get away with running a small block chevy 350 in my boat will this be big enough to push my boat alot of people told me that it wont work I just need a little advise please

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    use a BBC to pull a BBC devanwon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    portland oregon
    Posts
    337

    Default

    the small block doesnt have enough torque to do it, it will but very slowly and sluggish.. need a big block. toss in a BBC and your ready to rock!
    hey

  4. #3
    Resident Ford Nut Sleeper CP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    San Diego County
    Posts
    10,074

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by devanwon View Post
    the small block doesnt have enough torque to do it, it will but very slowly and sluggish.. need a big block. toss in a BBC and your ready to rock!
    Didn't Glastons come with BBF's

    S CP

    "Dark Sarcasm"
    Going fast is only half the fun ... what you make go
    fast is the other half.
    " A Government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have"

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Resident Ford Nut Sleeper CP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    San Diego County
    Posts
    10,074

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RatRod View Post
    IM new at the sport and building my first boat a Glastron cvx20 and thought that i maybe could get away with running a small block chevy 350 in my boat will this be big enough to push my boat alot of people told me that it wont work I just need a little advise please
    Got any pictures ? a few people here have some very nice looking ones. I'm sure one of them can help you out. A 350 won't do it....now a stroker smblk at maybe 410-430" just might work, but i think a BBF would work great.


    S CP

    "Dark Sarcasm"
    Going fast is only half the fun ... what you make go
    fast is the other half.
    " A Government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have"

  7. #5
    Senior Member eliminator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Roanoke VA
    Posts
    854

    Default

    Every person you talk to will tell you something different , you are the one that knows your budget and how fast you want to go . So make a plan and stick with it , dont waste your money buying a bunch of parts that wont fit , small block chevy then switching to big block ford then to oldsmobile . Run what you can afford ....A running slow boat , beats the hell out of a pile of crap in the garage floor collecting dust ...
    Spider Monkey Racing
    FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS DRIVE EGGBEATERS

  8. #6
    History Repeating Storz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Posts
    596

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eliminator View Post
    Every person you talk to will tell you something different , you are the one that knows your budget and how fast you want to go . So make a plan and stick with it , dont waste your money buying a bunch of parts that wont fit , small block chevy then switching to big block ford then to oldsmobile . Run what you can afford ....A running slow boat , beats the hell out of a pile of crap in the garage floor collecting dust ...
    Excellent advice!

    Does it have a motor in it at all right now? If it does then I would go with exactly whats in there, either a rebuild or crate type engine.
    '84 Laser LTV - Restoration in progress
    '77 Caribbean

  9. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    400

    Default

    i had a532 t-ram ford in mine a few years back 68 mph on gps....heavy boat,but very nice riding boat...

  10. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Roanoke Va
    Posts
    4

    Default thanks for the differnt advice

    thank you all for the advice hope to get it together by the end of this year sorry dont have any pics on here yet but hope to have them soon

  11. #9
    Senior Member jetboatperformance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Atascadero Calif
    Posts
    7,464

    Default

    Our Family (Son and FIL) currently two of these Great boats , One purchased new Josh bought a couple years back , The original 460 Ford Mill produced a little under 350 HP and these boats run around 55 to maybe 65 WOT(65-70 with some mods ) stock and although they are called 20' these hulls are actually only 18' (2 feet of "turtle deck) Would love to see one with a late "state of the art SBC , maybe a L\S (as is now becoming increasingly popular) Follow your heart and your pocket book, Good luck and Welcome to the boards Tom

  12. #10
    Senior Member GA Jet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    246

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RatRod View Post
    IM new at the sport and building my first boat a Glastron cvx20 and thought that i maybe could get away with running a small block chevy 350 in my boat will this be big enough to push my boat alot of people told me that it wont work I just need a little advise please
    privious owners of ours ran a 302... We bought it sans engine and will be dropping a 454 in it

  13. #11
    Mr SEXCLAMATION
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Upland, CA
    Posts
    79

    Default

    Nothing under 530" is found acceptable

  14. #12
    Senior Member CK7684's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    550

    Default

    I've seen them powered by 350's before and they do OK. Not that they are super fast, but better than one might think. If yr just trying to get it on the water and have fun, I think it would be fine...

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95