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    Default Arias 8.3 573 Cubic Inch Short Block Price Reduced

    Arias 8.3, 573 Cubic Inch, short block assembly. No windows, water block, 4 1/2" bore, 4 1/2" stroke. Bryant Racing crankshaft Donovan gear drive. Was formerly a Blown Gas Hydro drag boat motor. Needs freshening. Comes with oil pump and V Drive oil pan. $4500. Have several closeup pictures for seriously interested buyers. Call 480 204-6579.
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    Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
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    Part trades? Big and Ugly? 1471?
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    I am told the water passages were made to cool the heads only. I am not that familier with Arias engines so I don't know for sure. If anyone out there would care to offer more info, I would be happy o hear it. Thanks, Mark
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    I ran an 8.3 back in the 80s and yes you were told right.
    all you need now is a set of heads.
    i have one head 3 push rod and 2 valve covers with 2 brethers
    also a enderly injection old school if you are intresded?
    if ya don't have fun it ain't worth doin...
    just remember we ain't got alota time left...
    so enjoy the hell outa it...say's cap'n nice!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostnormal542 View Post
    I ran an 8.3 back in the 80s and yes you were told right.
    all you need now is a set of heads.
    i have one head 3 push rod and 2 valve covers with 2 brethers
    also a enderly injection old school if you are intresded?
    I talked to Fred at nickariasjr.com for a long time yesterday.Super nice guy! He gave me some info about the motor. It is basically a Chevy style Hemi. I will post later what the main bearing size is. He told me something to check, and I will do that today. He thinks that quite possibly it is a water block (instead of just cooling the heads) and he told me where to look. The deck height is 11.2" It is an earlier block that actually was built for Arias by Rodac. It will accept both an internal or external oil pump. It will also accept a Chevy style rear magneto or if I understood himm correctly an external angle mount mag as well. I have found a couple of sets of heads floating around out there on the internet and also the correct intake manifold along with some valve covers.
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    Arias baby. You know you want it.
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    I think the problem is everyone on here know how much you paid for the boat, motor and all and are not willing to give your money back on just the motor.
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    I have no idea what he paid for the boat and I am interested in the arias. But I want to be able to use it for a lake hot rod some and I need a block that has water jackets. It wouldn't matter to me what he paid for it if I felt it was a good deal for myself. Its just an old piece and will take the right buyer.
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    I was also instrested in the arias short block....whatever Mark paid for the boat, the engine is priced fair. It just won't work in my junk
    "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance...Baffle them with bullshit"
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    Quote Originally Posted by boat 569 View Post
    I have no idea what he paid for the boat and I am interested in the arias. But I want to be able to use it for a lake hot rod some and I need a block that has water jackets. It wouldn't matter to me what he paid for it if I felt it was a good deal for myself. Its just an old piece and will take the right buyer.
    Thank you for your response. I do have a little more info on the water block issue and it may be could news for you. I have been working all weekend and have not had time to do much else.

    As for your comment Matt, I respectfully disagree with you. If you or the other folks you are speaking for don't want to buy the motor for whatever reasons, then don't buy it. Don't even look at my postings for that matter. If you think the motor is priced unfairly that is your opinion. I have done my research and I happen to think it is priced fair. Does someone want to make me an offer? Sure I'll take a look at offers. Since I am a new kid on this website I am not here to make enemies but everyone has their choice on what they think is a fair deal. I have bought and sold stuff all my life and was in the motorcycle business for 20 years. Some purchases are better than others. You sell stuff on this site. You know that. I don't think that gives you the right to make a posting for all readers, whether they are your buddies or not, to read and get the impression that I am trying to bone somebody on a sale just because I had the balls to buy it and made the effort to go pickup the boat and put a little elbow grease and research into my resale of items that I won't be needing. I am no Arias expert and I take it neither are you. If you were, you would know that to the right buyer I am offering a fair deal. We all know that a good deal is when the buyer and the seller both walk away smiling, and both feel good about their transaction. It doesn't matter what anyone pays for anything. I am noi here to get in a pissing match with anyone. I will sell this motor someday whether it is on this site or somewhere else. One thing for sure is you will never see me posting on someones ad whether I think their price is right or not.that is none of my business.
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    Just seamed like you were wondering why a bunch of people are not interested in the motor. Mark it may help you sell the motor if you pull it down and see what kind of shape the crank is in, how much it has been turned if any,what kind of shape the bores are in they look rough, i bet there is a few thing people are wondering about the motor looks like it may have seen some weather. Why dont you pull a few rod caps off maybe a main cap it may answer a few questions.
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    Mark I almost bought your fineline. I hope all turned out well when you got it home and dug into it. all I want to see is a few progress pictures as you get her back on the water. I'm also putting a fineline back on the water ( the reason I wanted yours) so if you come accross related parts please let me know. I would really like to see pictures as you go if possible. who cares what you paid for it, you had the balls to step up and I hope you enjoy it.
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    Thanks for your comments. So far I have gutted the inside of the boat. Pulled out all the old wiring, cables, airlines, etc. I pulled the capsule and roll cage. Pulled alot of the aluminum rails, V Drive, Trans, steering, etc. They all had scaling from sitting for years. I have taken alot of the stuff to the glass beader and he has cleaned it up to look like new. I bought a new roll cage and I will post some pictures to show you how the technology and the advancements have changed since this boat last ran. I pressure washed everything and got all the years of dust and dirt off it so it isn't looking too bad. It is a shame when they stole all the stuff off it, they weren't gentle on the paint when they did it. To me the paint job is ugly anyway so it will look way more badass when I am done with it. I had to replace both rear hubs on the trailer as they were junk. This week am setting everything back in place to take to the finals to have Henry with LDBRA Tech have a look and see where we are at safety and tech wise. I think I have located a clamshell setup to replace the one that was stolen. I am still looking for a longer rudder and I think I have my rudder sold. Got a steering wheel to replace another one of the things that was st olen. Basically they took everything they could remove fairly easily and carry out the side door of the trailer it was stored in. I would really like to see myself drive this boat one day. To me Finelines are the best looking and best handling hydros on the water. I will post a few pics later in the week when I have everything mocked back up in the boat.
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