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  1. [Question] Need a little advice on cooling water routing.

    Jet Boats
    I recently took over ownership of this boat from my dad who passed away. This past weekend I rebuilt the engine. It was having problems when it was put up last summer with moisture in the oil. Those issues should be fixed (evac system and gaskets). Right now (No idea if it is correct), I have...
  2. Biesemeyer Restore......Need Some Advice

    This is my first post, and be forewarned....It may be a little wordy. A bit of a backstory, and how I ended up with this boat. My old man has always been into hot boats. Took my first ride in his Allison drag outboard at 6 months old, I am 32 I am no stranger myself. But, he always...
  3. Tunnel Ram advice

    Jet Boats
    I have a couple tunnel rams and wondering if ones better than the other. Its a mild BBC 468 that was in my Southwind but its going in a 19' CP for next season. I ran the Edelbrock last season with a couple Holley 1850 600's and plan to run the same carbs. The other one is a Weiand I believe Hi...
  4. Sure Could Use Some Advice On Rigging

    Jim Wilkes
    I sure could use some advice on rigging this boat I made - It is an exact copy of a RC boat that was unbeatable - so It works well- but with outboard steering strut etc-- no time for that and unnecessary on this build - this boat im keeping and the only racing it will do is up and down the...
  5. prop size/pitch advice

    Im wondering what a good prop would be for my set up,,since i damaged my old one i will keep it but id like to get another prop as a spare so the boat is a 71 aqua craft shark 18ft , 12 degree casale with 18% gears and a 454 chevy about 400-450 horsepower. The prop I have now is a really old o &...
  6. Advice and Questions

    Hi Guys! So, this retired fireman in SoCal used to have a 1961Mandella with a 331 Hemi. That was about 40 years ago and a faded memory except to know that it was a fun boat. I’m to the age now that I’m ready for some more flat bottom fun but this time I am looking for something much faster...
  7. 496 tuning advice needed

    GN7 On the Dyno
    I have a 496 BBC with a Holley HP 950, single plane intake, Dart Pro 1 335 aluminum heads, 10.5:1, nitrous/blower solid roller cam... 114LSA... 110CL...255/262 duration @ .050"... .652 intake/exhaust, MSD 85551 dizzy, MSD 6ALN and a Blaster 2 coil. I'm looking for some base points to start...
  8. Need advice!!!

    Political Rhetoric
    I really need your advice on a serious problem: I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs: if the phone rings and I answer, the caller hangs up; she goes out with the girls a lot. I try to stay awake to look out for her when she comes home but I...
  9. Ugh I was Backed Into (81 Vette Origional Owner) Need Advice Please Read!

    PB Open Water
    So, it's December 3'rd around noon, I'm returning from putting BD-Flowers on my Mothers Grave, I pull into the Parking Lot at my local Pet Smart (my Pup is with me) and I'm just sitting in a parking spot for a minute or two with the engine off and in 'park' Next thing this older Dingbat from...
  10. [Question] Getting a Boat and need advice please?

    PB Open Water
    I am looking at Performance Boats for use in Lake Michigan, Around New Orleans and Florida; Maybe California as well as Havasu and everywhere else I guess in the world. I do not know what the upkeep would be and don't know if a Performance Boat will be the right boat for me. I am looking at...
  11. BBC Advice needed

    I have a gen 4 468 2 bolt main. It's set up already for v drive with pan and been running in my 76 Howard bubble deck. I recently came up on a gen 5 502 high output (short block only) with standard in board out board set up oil pan. I am trying to decide if it's worth the time and effort and...
  12. Need advice on what trans to put in front of a 460 ford TT

    I have little room and would love to use a C4, however I have never seen it used in a boat. There are adapters that will adapt a TH400. Just not sure which way is best and why. Help would be appreciated. Thanks much, Jack
  13. Need advice on lash setting

    GN7 On the Dyno
    I have a 454 with a solid roller cam of unknown make (engine is assembled and installed), 990 heads, iron block, with 1.7 rockers valve lift at .600". This creates a bit of an issue determining what to set the lash at since I've seen anywhere from .014/.016" for tight lash cams to .028/.030'...
  14. Prop Advice

    I am running a stock 496 in a 26' closed bow cat. I am running a Bravo 26P prop and my buddy has a Bravo 28P he wants me to try on my boat. I am afraid it will be too sluggish out of the hole for me with only having a stock 496. Any thoughts?
  15. Need advice

    Would this make a good lake/drag boat? 1969 Howard Drag Boat With Trailer
  16. Need advice please

    I've been around boats my entire life, outboard pleasure and outboard racing (circle tunnel & knee boats), but my fascination has always been with racing flat bottom v-drives. Recently, at 64 yrs of age, I got around to purchasing one. It really is intended for my son to shoe. He/we have been...
  17. Looking for advice on gearing for KX450F in the dunes.

    Off the Water
    Just bought a 06 4 speed KX450F and will be purchasing a new rear wheel to mount a paddle tire on and will be heading to Pismo. (Willing to buy a used wheel if anyone is parting with one). Looking for advice tooth count for the paddled wheel. Was thinking I could go a bit lower. Thanks David.
  18. New pool leaks around the equipment pad... need advice.

    PB Open Water
    Just built a new pool in Havasu ... We haven't even used it yet. 3 weeks ago we saw that the area around the equipment pad was wet .... the builder said " oh ... My guys just washed down that area" . That area is still wet and the builder now is trying to blame the new sprinkler system installed...
  19. Marlin 16fot, with 305 sbc, Need advice on set-up

    I have finaly gotten the flatty in the water, yey!, but speed was not what was hoped for. Thought I test this forum for help and maybe there is also sombody that could tell me something about it's history. I can see that I have 2012 Florida registration tax paid... Current set-up is: 305 sbc...
  20. In need of some tech advice.

    I have a Miller flat bottom V-drive boat. I have had it for quite some time and have kept it pretty much stock. I am in the middle of over hauling the entire boat pretty much: seats, tanks, motor, drive train, ect..... Anyways to my point, I have had a hard time finding good tech help out there...