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by RiverRacer
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project
Replies: 40
Views: 7538

Re: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project

JasonG wrote:Ford "m" engines. The "M" stands for modified.
Sorry, "M" stands for "Midland"...
by RiverRacer
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project
Replies: 40
Views: 7538

Re: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project

Ok just wondered, because if you were going racing there are rules and specs to follow, but for just a play toy no sweat, and no biggie to get 400hp with the Ford and hardware is readily available, Ford just cost more that's all!... Good luck with the project!...
by RiverRacer
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project
Replies: 40
Views: 7538

Re: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project

Hey, Im there too! Die hard oval guy. Been staring at these cracker box plans and researching this stuff for a year now. LOTS of planning, and its a little tuffer with ford stuff. I was just researching "velvet" drives when I saw your post. I have located a old Malibu ski boat that has a ford motor...
by RiverRacer
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project
Replies: 40
Views: 7538

Re: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project

JPM98Keydet wrote: Looks like I need to get educated on electrical systems, re-installing the plugs and compression testing!
No problem there!... :)
by RiverRacer
Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project
Replies: 40
Views: 7538

Re: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project

That's a good sign if the plugs popped out, doubt if the block is cracked but it wouldn't hurt to pressure check it!...
by RiverRacer
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: SC V6 or MPI V8?
Replies: 116
Views: 22243

Yeah just for starters!... :D
by RiverRacer
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: SC V6 or MPI V8?
Replies: 116
Views: 22243

Yeah it should be fun alright, but if you plan on any type of speed it will need modifications to the rigging to make it a fun safe ride!..
by RiverRacer
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: SC V6 or MPI V8?
Replies: 116
Views: 22243

Yep it's an oldie alright, don't remember seing that one before??, but if you plan on building it totally period correct, a bone stock 460 is the most you want to put in it because that's all it was designed for, like those pics show it's a ski boat, it's got some nice lines to it though!....
by RiverRacer
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: SC V6 or MPI V8?
Replies: 116
Views: 22243

I was actually thinking about a 460 Ford. I have a place in my heart for these engines. I guess it's because I've owned so many of them and own 3 now in my work trucks. I'm an FE guy myself, but there's nothing wrong with the "385", damn can't think of his name right now, but this is the place to g...
by RiverRacer
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: SC V6 or MPI V8?
Replies: 116
Views: 22243

Dave Grason wrote:I ask these things because the Dragster plans allow for up to 1100 lbs for the engine and trans.
Ok, ejumatate me here please, what is a "Dragster", sounds like a race/hot rod type of boat am I right???, An iron head BBC is only around 700lbs or so, keep it as light as you can!..
by RiverRacer
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: SC V6 or MPI V8?
Replies: 116
Views: 22243

Is turning these boats a problem? If he's running the engine from the harmonic balancer end, then the propellor would be a right hand as well. Am I right? Dave, there is no problem turning the boat it's all about the prop torque, driving off the flywheel will torque to the right, driving off the fr...
by RiverRacer
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: SC V6 or MPI V8?
Replies: 116
Views: 22243

Dave, Arts dizzy looks like its on the front of the motor because his motor is mounted wrong....lol...just kidding Art. His motor is mounted flywheel aft. The torque tube is actually driven off of the harmonic balancer. This helps the boat turn better to the right, I think that is the direction. :o...
by RiverRacer
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: SC V6 or MPI V8?
Replies: 116
Views: 22243

Only the mid 90s you say. Gee that's just too bad. I bet you feel like a totally worthless piece of poopy. :lol: Yes it is embarrassing when you go to an event and everyone else is running 105-110 with the same typical setup,LOL, I've always maintained that if it looks fast it needs to GO fast!.. :...
by RiverRacer
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: SC V6 or MPI V8?
Replies: 116
Views: 22243

Glad you made it over there Dave, it is a good place with no BS and drama, just a bunch of good people!.. As far as motors go most are just big block Chevys, no bouyancy problems, LOL, in fact the POS in mine is a total dud, on it's best tune up it'll barely hit mid 90's, LOL... http://img236.images...
by RiverRacer
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Ford engines & the planning stages of my project
Replies: 40
Views: 7538

Quite welcome!. 8)

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