Thanks everyone .
Tejas Raz, THanks for the offer !
Well we got in the water ,ran about 2 miles to a friends house , changed the trailer boards that were rotted , set the timeing and headed out with a 45 Sonic as an escort .(Just in case )
Motors ran pretty good . THey need a little fine tuning but it's a good start . Water temps were down alot from the old motors . LAst year it was up around 180 -190. This time it was 120-130 ! OIl temp is way low .Barely makes 100. Or it could be the gauges ?? The only real problem is my mufflers are getting too hot and smoking ....... Yes, I have rubber mufflers that are awesome ! But the pipe right before it is not cooling right due to some changes I made this year in the cooling system .I got the engine water temps down but I need a bit more water in this one small pipe to cool it and hopefully that will keep the mufflers cool .
So ,anyway , I know ,I know ,,,, HOW FAST ? right ??
Well I had it on a short leash . I don't have my intercoolers hooked up yet as one is leaking so I had to run easy. Also the tanks are full of gas that is almost 1 1/2 years old , I have copper head gaskets that must be retorqued , AND , I have one distributer thats got a minor problem that I didn't want to over rev.
We ran south on the bay at around 2800-2900 @ about 60mph. Later We ran north with about 6 people at 2300 rpm's at about 40-45 mph .Not too bad ........ Thats when we noticed the muffler getting hot . THen of course a half dozen smart asses had to come cruising by at about 80mph and get me fired up !! So I pushed it up to about 80 nice and easy under 4000 rpm's and lots of throttle left and only about 4-5 lbs boost. THen I calmed myself and pulled back . I don't need to blow another one . THats what happened last year when someone temped me .RAn too hard , detonated ,and BOOM !! Don't need that again .
SO it worked out pretty good . Need to retorque heads , fix distributor , get new intercooler , fix heat problem in exhaust and then she'll run !
So who were the smart asses that went blowin by my in those V bottoms thinking you got one on the big cat !!?? I think I saw a Fountain , OUterlimits , And maybe a cig . And a few more . YOu guys looked real good cruisein by at a high rate of speed right off my starboard side ! And I would say the Fountain was the instigater ! He came in from behind for the kill ! He cut right right through the pack to up to me and make a point ! THat was cool to see so up close and personal ! It was very temping to teach you all a lesson ! BUt then I figure I let you go home with a good story to tell about how you spanked that big CAT ! HOpe to see you all again . YOu know you owe me a shot at the title ......... Here is an old piture of my mufflers . Notice the short 6" pipe just infront of them . THat one is getting hot and almost melting the muffler flange . I'll figure something out .