Your ride sounds nice, i been looking at much smaller blocks (5.7 Lit) with not much work at all, the whipple suggestion was just a quick way to up the ante a bit paired with some new water cutters perhaps?

I have still got a long way to go b4 purchase time. am considering joining up just so i can see all the piccies everyone adds to posts.

Shame there is not much more choice in performance boats in Australia, apart from importing from the good old US. But $$ play alot as always