Here's my 1970 Shuster Torino Tahiti, about 19 foot, with a Hardin Marine 454 BBC with a Berkley 12jc i believe. It seats 6 to 8. I bought it for $500 from a friend who gave up on it with a half dead engine and pump. I rebuilt the motor and pump 2 years ago. Ive got 15 hrs on it now. Upholstery is cracked and needs carpet replaced But its in good shape otherwise. I know Shuster is out of business, can anyone offer me any information on this boat? . I've had it 3 years now and love it to death. It's a very good looking boat, with nice lines. Its very good on the water and corners like its on rails. We have lots of fun in it, speeding and doing tight turns and donuts, Im getting close to 60 mph out of it at only 3000 rpm tho. Not sure the guy who rebuilt the pump matched the impeller to the motor, about 350 hp. I'm pretty sure it has a mild cam in it. After rebuild I put a short Edelbrock high rise intake and an 870 Holley double pumper on it. Its my first boat and probably only boat, we love this machine. I don't think the motor is much into it's power band at 3000 rpm tho...?? Just looking for advise and insight about this beautiful machine. Are there any tricks that will get me more a little more speed, other then spending a thousand or 2 on the motor. It has a standard intake grate for the berkley, no scoop or loader grate. Ive never played with these before now, but I'm very good mechanically and have done all my own exterior work on the engine, new carb, setting up cooling lines, I set up the ignition, and just about everything else on the outside of the engine. Any input appreciated.
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