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I thought panther intakes were glassed into the bottom of the boat(part of the hull), do you mean suction housing, I bet Tom @ JBP can hook ya up.

No....Panthers can be split into 3 main sections......The intake, drive housing (suction housing) and the stator housing. Panther's have an insert that is fiberglassed into place for mounting the pump only. The intake is bolted in and but all reality it is actually a grate.
 

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if you want to switch to a berkeley, i have a complete JC i am cutting out of my old boat soon. was working good, just the motor (455) blew. $450 complete.

Thanks for that, I already have a JC in good shape in the garage. I will be doing the swap this winter, with buying the converted JC bowl from JBP. Made some changes to the Panther, including machining some material off of the teeth of the Panther Intake and it is overstuffing the pump, which is lifting the ass end of the boat and creating a bow steer condition at 51 mph GPS. The boat whipped around on me once....DO NOT WANT TO DO THAT AGAIN.

FOr those looking for an example of a Berk to Panther, I have approx 500 hp going to the otherwise healthy Panther in my 21 ft Omega Mini. My F-In-law has the Carrera Elite Same hull/mold as my Omega with a tired, original Hardin Marine 454 with a JG and he had 12 mph on me via GPS. Granted, the bow steer condition limited me from getting it wide open.

You get the idea. Anyways, thanks for the info. I have found an intake as well.
 
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