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    Default Please help with my bbf

    I recently just got my first boat which was a hand me down from my dad. It's a 78 Tahiti with a 460. The motor is stock except for an eddlebrock intake, 850cfm carb. I want to do a mild build just to freshen it up. I have D3ve a2a heads that I was told were junk...so I was looking for some new heads. Does anyone have some or point me in the right direction? Any suggestions for a cam I should use? Also what type of pistons, rings, and rods should I go with? I'm sort of on a budget so any help or good parts that you have for sale would be appreciated

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    Contact Paul. @ high flow dynamics. He goes by lakesonly here on the boards.

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    When all is said and done with the motor...should I have the pump gone through? I have Berkeley (not sure which one) with a manual place diverter

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    Call this guy. Dennis @ DSC Motorsport. 951-763-9765.

    His boat ran 8's @ 118mph 3 weeks ago, as well as last weekend(NO NOS, with 1 carb). It's a modified 460 Ford engine.

    He knows a little bit about Ford engines in boat applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smog Pump View Post
    Call this guy. Dennis @ DSC Motorsport. 951-763-9765.

    His boat ran 8's @ 118mph 3 weeks ago, as well as last weekend(NO NOS, with 1 carb). It's a modified 460 Ford engine.

    He knows a little bit about Ford engines in boat applications.
    Not to take anything away from Dennis and his knowlage, but I do believe Mike Miller built that engine...NO?

    X2 on contacting Paul, he has a grip of parts and heads and knows his combos.

    You could also talk to Dennis. He can get good deals on parts i hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFK View Post
    I recently just got my first boat...a 78 Tahiti with a 460. The motor is stock except for an eddlebrock intake, 850cfm carb. I want to do a mild build just to freshen it up. I have D3ve a2a heads that I was told were junk...so I was looking for some new heads. I'm sort of on a budget so any help or good parts that you have for sale would be appreciated
    If you are on a budget and you are targeting a "mild build" then D3VE's are your friend and most people these days that would still refer to them as "junk" is either way behind the times or not at all a knowledgeable BBF fan. New heads such as D0VE heads or aluminum heads will have the capabililty to support more power but they are also way more head than you need and also dictate further add-ons in the valve train area which unnecessarily increases your top end expenses by about $600 or more (if using quality parts).

    400hp is a very easy build with the factory iron heads and OEM D3VE valve train (more hp is possible from the same engine when using tubular headers, etc). If you want to call and discuss your goals I'll be happy to answer questions and then point you in the right direction...regardless of whether you buy anything from High Flow Dynamics or not. My only request is that you call rather than post question-after-question; talking over the phone is much faster than typing back and forth and I'm too busy over here to field all the internet Q&A. Have a pen and paper in hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    Not to take anything away from Dennis and his knowlage, but I do believe Mike Miller built that engine...NO?

    X2 on contacting Paul, he has a grip of parts and heads and knows his combos.

    You could also talk to Dennis. He can get good deals on parts i hear.


    Yes. Mike Miller assembled the engine. RiverRacer(Dennis) and Turtle maintain it and keep it in the pink. Dennis hasn't built an engine for 20 or so years that I know of, since Turtle and I were about 15-16.

    The parts were taken over to Mike after being pulled out of another shop as I understand it. They were chosen by Dennis as a specific COMBINATION. Assembly is VERY important, but so is COMBINATION and AVAILABILITY. Dennis has been doing Ford's ONLY for over 40 years that I've heard of, seen pictures of and been around on and off, and he can get parts that most others can't due to his position in the indistry, and the contacts he has made over those 40+ years.

    I'm sure either Paul or Dennis wouldn't steer anyone wrong, although they probably have slightly different viewpoints on what works, and what don't.

    Mike knows how to build an engine, no doubrt about that, as I'm sure Dennis would be the first to testify to.

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