Hey guys, I just bought my first boat and I have a million questions that I hope some of you seasoned gearheads can help me with. It's a '76 Glastron Carlson CVX-20 with a locked up 460 and Berkley pump with a Place diverter. I have another 460 I was building anyway so that's why I bought the boat. The motor I'm building should come in at right around 550hp. So, on with my questions--
The I.D. plate on the jet says 12JE-A. Is that good? How much power can they handle?
I have "regular" through- hull manifolds on it. Is there a way to run headers in a closed engine compartment without melting everything?
It has a "regular" hand throttle on it. It it hard to convert to a foot feed?
What kind of speed can I expect from this hull?
Are there any low cost tweaks I can do to increase performance?
Does anybody know of any good boneyards in the central Texas area?
Im pretty handy with some wrenches and I've built many, many fast cars, but this my first foray into boats. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Budget is obviously a big factor, but I wont rule anything out. Also, I apprentice at a machine shop, so I've got the motor handled. Thanks in advance. I look forward to chatting with yous guys.