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  1. GN7 On the Dyno
    First off, this is my first BBC as I have run 385 Fords until this boat. That said, I know the peculiarities that would make a 460 do this, but I'm lost on this 454. Sorry for it being so long winded. The boat is a 1991 Canyon tunnel and the engine is a 454 4 bolt marine engine original to the...
  2. Jet Boats
    The barge is a 23' Carlson with a Berk jet spinning an "A" impeller. Current engine is shot. Gonna do a complete 460 rebuild using big valve DOVE heads as a starting point. This my first 460 attempt & I want to get it right the first time. First question, (of many to come) did Ford ever use...
  3. V-Drives
    I have a brand new menkens 11"15 pitch 19% rake prop. This prop was to be use on my boat. Its a eagle flatbottom with around 900hp. The previous owner gave me a prop that is no good (cracked) to use as a reference. The prop measure 11 3/8" 15 pitch rake believed to be 17%. Here is some pics of...
  4. GN7 On the Dyno
    Can anyone tell me if the manifold is suppose to be smaller then the gasket in the back rectangle hole. Seems to me it should match.
  5. GN7 On the Dyno
    Running a bird on a BBC, blown, AV gas, 12#'s boost. I have a dedicated starter nozzle on a rocker switch to prime until the MFI pump kicks in. Few months ago took one last "leisurely" cruise before putting it on the trailer...but then legged it a little too much and ran low on gas causing the...
  6. GN7 On the Dyno
    Ok a few ? for some serious blown alky tuners. ?1. how much extra fuel volume/pressure is needed to go from 24# to 30# boost and does the answer to ?1 = the same for an engine running hat nozzles only compared to an engine running both hat and port nozzles. ?2 Whats the comparison in an...
  7. Jet Boats
    Had the boat out this weekend in some good wind and about 8-10in chop ( thunderstorms kicked up with 30-35mph head winds ) boat loves the air packs. my problem is When i get on it harder than 5k the rpms come up but i dont feel the increase in speed.Basically stops pulling after 5k . im pretty...
  8. PB Open Water
    I’m on a fact finding mission regarding the CALI gun laws as it relates to making your own guns (pistols/rifles/CALI legal AK/AR10/AR15’s)… Are there California specific laws/statutes that would prevent a California resident from making his own AR15 from a ATF legal semi finished lower receiver...
  9. Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I have my tx-19 at a reputable fiberglass shop and the bottom of my tx is so light and flemsy that they want to mold 1/4 round laying parralell inside the strakes and fiberglass over them for stength?? Someones previous work had paint sticks in there, wtf!!! Is this normal and the right way to...
  10. PB Open Water
    Need help finding my mom a nice hotel for the Parker races in October. Blue Water is booked. She has been looking at JT's on the Keys or Brandson's. Any preference or other ideas? Thanks in advance!!!!
  11. Jet Boats
    i pulled the bowl to inspect my new jet and have noticed the impeller is different from the few i have seen. i was curious because i can not hit my usual 5100 rmp (stuck around 4700) and the only change in boats is the addition from logs to OTT headers. the new impeller has an A stamp on it but...
  12. Jet Boats
    Just picked up a carrera 20.5 with a 455/berk. Previous owner put a single carb tunnel ram on it. I hate how it looks, but boat runs pretty decent. Im wanting to know if switching to one of the crosswind/torker, ect. Intakes will hurt performance much, if any. Unknown specs on motor, seems...
  13. V-Drives
    Im helping a friend with a hydro and have some questions. #1. Motor is bbc with an 8-71 injected on alcohol approx. 1200hp. lenco 2sp with 32 gears and a 11.5 x 17 prop. question #2. Will this work or am I way off. Tryin to make a bad ass lake boat. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks...
  14. PB Open Water
    Anyone here super familiar with the Delphi/MEFI v1-4 controller??? I'm pretty sure that this is the heart of the MERC ECU isn't it??? If so please ping me...
  15. PB Open Water
    My 5 year old PC took a dump a few months back so I decided to go with a new Laptop. Luckily I had all my music stored on my Ipod. Question is, I can get all my "Purchased" music that I bought off of Itunes back on to my new Laptop that I downloaded Itunes to but, all the music I have on it that...
  16. V-Drives
    Guys bought a 74 Sanger runner bottom with a 390 FE in her keen to keep the motor but after some plumbing pics to ensure I get everything right. Mainly around the water outlet from the inlet manifold to the original logs and from the Nicson cam pump to the original logs, if you can please post...
  17. PB Open Water
    Does anyone know the details as to smog requirements for say an 84 El Camino. I'm looking at one that has a 454, Ford nine inch ect. It has no smog at all!!! I cant find diddle about it, what was required, smog pump, catalytic conveter??? Some one said Arizona had a rolling type law that 20 year...
  18. PB Open Water
    I took my 1275 GT Mini to Sprint Races today, but was only given speed ran over 400 meters and 800 meters. How do I calculate elapsed time ran over 400m and 800m. The speed was as follows: 0 - 400m = 120 Km/h 0 - 800m = 144 Km/h Wikus
  19. PB Open Water
    Ok, I watch a lot of baseball, namely the D-Backs because I'm retired and they are on so I have become a fan, they're doing pretty well right now BTW but here's my question. In todays game in the ninth inning (D-Backs are visitors) they are up by 4-1 over the Marlins. Their closer is getting...
  20. PB Open Water
    I found an 2003 focus ZX3, 49xxx miles, in overall great shape. Hand crank windows, cruise control, cd player, AUTOMATIC, drum brakes in rear, disc up front, white, new tires. It seems to be priced very well. What are these cars notorious for? I don't know much about the 2.0 zetec engine...
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