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Old 10-04-2007, 10:06 PM
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I have a 24 scarab 1989 that has a bad 350.
do i repower 454
or re man 350
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has bravo ss drive
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where you located??
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get the 383 from BAM marine!
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where you located??
Does this have a bearing on which engine he chooses?
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Does this have a bearing on which engine he chooses?
now thats funny
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I' m guessing that your Scarab is a single-engine SBC. I would think you would WAY ahead repowering at this time with BBC. Even with a stroker reman, you're not going to be able to make as much torque as the big block.
Spend a little extra time and money in your search to ensure you get a BBC with the right forged internals and rectangular-port heads. You will find it a little more pleasing than the straight 7.4 litre 330/300 horse round-ports that are out there. You're really going to wake up that boat, and since you already have the Bravo, you aren't going to need to go through a drive change like so many that want to go from SBC to BBC that are stuck with Alphas that can't take the torque.
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What is a bravo ss I know they made a Alpha ss with gas prices a big inch small block is a good choice. If you can find one a 525 is sweet or a 500 hp fi is a good choice if you can find a nice fresh water one with low hours. Dont put so much money in the boat that you are stuck with it forever.
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Was the boat offered with a BBC?
If the boat was never offered with a big block, why would you want to use one without knowing how it was going to effect the handling.
A well built 383 stroker will give you lots of torque and power, and keep all of the benefits of the lighter motor.....
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What is a bravo ss I know they made a Alpha ss with gas prices a big inch small block is a good choice. If you can find one a 525 is sweet or a 500 hp fi is a good choice if you can find a nice fresh water one with low hours. Dont put so much money in the boat that you are stuck with it forever.
you are correct it is an alpha ss "I have bravo on the brain"
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a decent engine's gonna cost you &-10k.
the reman 383 will give you enough power, and a 2yr warr. avail. and you wont spend $15-20k on a 525... you'll never see it.
You will be lucky w/ a running engine to get $10 for the boat... not the smartest to pour $ into it, unless you plan on KEEPING IT!

And where he is located is very relavant if you are looking to rebuild that engine.

oh yea, and w/ an alpha, you probably dont want to be throwing 450-500ft/lb of torque at it.
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