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600+ HP thru an Alpha?

Old 06-24-2007, 11:47 PM
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Question 600+ HP thru an Alpha?

What's this thing's lifespan gona be?

Looks like a pretty interesting project. The guy shortened his own Alpha. Kind of like a homemade Alpha SS, but shorter.

ANyone know the owner or the boat?
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:55 PM
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Not long. Inside of two seasons I snapped a prop shaft and chewed up two sets of upper gears with a 420 hp supercharged 350 in front of an Alpha. I was running in fairly rough water - and that didn't help, but still, a Bravo is a much smarter move. The article was about going fast on a budget - which he will, just not for long.

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Old 06-25-2007, 12:39 AM
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That was a pretty good article. I'm with Corsa, don't think the drive will last. I have tried a BB in front of an alpha before with absolutely no luck. Eddie
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good ideas for me to play with. I would just go bravo if i went that far.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:46 AM
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I like modified stuff so I think that project is really cool........
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:41 AM
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Only chance it has is with a small block turning 7-8k rpms.....

They just don't have big enough gears inside and the clutch dog is only 2 inches wide...
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