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Old 02-17-2008, 10:05 AM
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Member Tony has one on Donzi.net-
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:48 PM
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Gino, Volvo's stuff is great. It's just not as easy to find people who really know the ins/outs. That 7.4Gi is basically a 454 Ramjet with large oval heads (I think) and a mild cam. Wouldn't take much to get 450+HP out of it. Good luck!
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:32 PM
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IMHO... Stay with Merc on the Classics. Folks will try and justify the Volvo, but at the end of the day you'll only have buyer's remorse. The Volvo is a proven unit and would work well on a nice cuddy,but a limited package on up grades. And like Cuda said stay away from the small block Alpha drive! These boats need/like torque to push'um!
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:38 PM
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Gino, that's a brilliant all around package... is it local? if so, PM me and we'll help ya with opinion's.

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Old 02-17-2008, 03:14 PM
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yes it is a great pkg and will take some of the quirky handling stuff that all the single screw classics have plus the block is basucally a BBC so all the hi po goodies are available and put the power to it
the only remorse you'll have is if you don't buy it!
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Would not hesitate on this one. That is a great drive. Too bad the engine is not a mag but it ought to handle great with the counter rotatiing props. The Blackhawk is fun but can be a bit funky to drive.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:47 PM
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about the only handling issue you might have will be idle speeds are a bit high. Not terrible but it does keep ya on your toes, the DPX shifts well though.
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Gino/All ....Have no problem with the Volvo package. I'm just posting an opinion and was completely aware there would be some "Strong Headed" veiws. Do a poll here and on Donzi.net. for a better consenus!
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gb will you and pw be in doha??
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