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    Default Motor upgrades ??

    New to outdrives, so not sure what I can do with the motor. I have a '79 Spectra, 24 footer, it has an all stock 330 HP 454 with a TRS drive. I am going to upgrade the fuel pump to an Edelbrock unit, add an aluminum intake and Holley or Edelbrock carb. I figured while I am at it, throw on some fresh 049 heads that have had some work done to them. If I'm doing that, what size cam should I put in it? I have a new 292 hydraulic sitting here, just don't know what that (if anything) would do to this tug boat.

    Suggestions, help?

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    No gearheads in this section? Should I put this in the dyno section?

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    I think you'll do much better with this question if it's moved over to the Dyno section. Your questions are not Prop or Drive related. If you've got a cam question you better be ready to answer a bunch of questions that will be asked.

    Off topic... Is your Spectra a 24 or a 24XS?

    Aloha

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    Don't know, it is actually 24 1/2', if that helps.

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    Does it have helm steering? Side windows? A mini-bar just under the deck?

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    Yep, yep, and yep.

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    It's a Spectra 24 and not a 24XS. Good luck on the build, they are great (heavy) boats! Before you drop a bunch of $$$ into the engine a basic tune up and a good hard look at the prop might be a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlohaJeff View Post
    It's a Spectra 24 and not a 24XS. Good luck on the build, they are great (heavy) boats! Before you drop a bunch of $$$ into the engine a basic tune up and a good hard look at the prop might be a good idea.

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    Yeah................no, sick of messing with the quadrajet, fuel pump went out. More than a tune up, just got the boat, haven't had it on the water yet. Have 3 different props, does me no good without getting the boat wet.

    Seems like a nice heavy boat, not my style thogh, need it running so I can dump it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangersam View Post
    Yeah................no, sick of messing with the quadrajet, fuel pump went out. More than a tune up, just got the boat, haven't had it on the water yet. Have 3 different props, does me no good without getting the boat wet.

    Seems like a nice heavy boat, not my style thogh, need it running so I can dump it!
    Get the carter mechanical pump.....1/2 price of the edelbrock and just as good, just not polished. Its rebuildable and you can rotate the base to make running your fuel lines easier. Good pump.
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