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    Default horsepower for a alpha 1 drive

    just wondering how much horespower you can put to a alpha 1 drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinbrian5 View Post
    just wondering how much horespower you can put to a alpha 1 drive
    I have seen a little over 400. But don't hammer it out of the hole. I have heard of one other with a little more but did not see it.
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    Here is what I have run through my alpha, 383, 430 hp, 383,500 hp, 383,558hp. Never hurt the drive and I have never been nice to it.

    Now I run a alpha SS drive with a 600+hp 428 sbc with no problems. 3000lbs 18.5' powerplay.

    I guess sometimes you just have ta be lucky LOL!

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    Boat weight is important for longevity. Lighter the better, easy on the throttle and try not to grab air. Alpha's like to overheat and a drive shower is a must. Running a Alpha SS w/ 450 ponies and no problems on a 2800# boat.
    Last edited by Tombstone; 03-17-2010 at 11:13 AM.

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    Iam running a 22ft cole not sure of the weight preety heavy boat 21 prop going to put big block but probably have to go with a bravo drive what do you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinbrian5 View Post
    Iam running a 22ft cole not sure of the weight preety heavy boat 21 prop going to put big block but probably have to go with a bravo drive what do you think
    Heavy boat and torque from a BB, alpha is going to have a short life.

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