Took the boat out for the first drive since swapping out the old D2VE heads for DOVE-C's and putting in the new Comp cam. I also added roller rockers, a 10qt pan and the Milodon oil pump/pickup.
After running the boat in the water, on the trailer for well over 30 minutes to break in the cam, changing the oil filter, and some putt-putt around the lake for a while, I decided to see what it could do.
Well, she screams pretty good, as you can see from the short vid.
Night vs day from the old heads.
This motor hits 5000 rpm's in an instant.
I don't think the top speed will be much more than before, but it gets there a LOT faster.
My pair of Holly 450's seem pretty much maxed out, so maybe an upgrade is in order when funds are available.
One thing does concern me greatly though...
I have a mechanical oil pressure gauge on the back of the block, as well as an electrical gauge on the dash.
Both were pegged at 100psi when I gunned it.
Back down to maybe 60psi when idling.
This cannot be normal, can it?
Nothing was done with the stock block other than a new timing chain and the new oil pump and pan.
Not sure if I should be worried, but I am anyway.
100psi seems ridiculously high to me.