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Old 10-11-2008, 06:20 PM
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I have nothing positive to say about Tom, the entire business experience from service, quality of work to integrity. Do your home work. You might try Tommy Hoffstetter for input.
What are your goals with the HP 500 heads? At a minimum, see what Jim V thinks about these castings...not sure there is a lot to gain.
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You need to call me to discuss aluminum heads in salt water. There is a BIG issue with bolting heads based on gen IV heads with round water passages on gen VI blocks with oblong water passages. Too long to relate to you on here but we can discuss. I have personal experience with this, you are right to be skeptical. Some people get away with aluminum heads in salt water but I did not and I will tell you what to look for.

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BTW there is a guy with the same boat as you on the board, WAGS382 that put AFR heads and Bob Madara cams and picked up 7 mph. Do a search.
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Look at this.

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BTW there is a guy with the same boat as you on the board, WAGS382 that put AFR heads and Bob Madara cams and picked up 7 mph. Do a search.
I talked to wag382 already but he runs in fresh water, I do like the numbers he gained. As for Bob he will be making me a Cam no matter what heads I use.
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I just looked at a set of Edelbrock heads with only 70 hrs on them only 2 years old and they need to be welded up and they maybe wasted. This guy flushed them out and used Salt away. He has not left the boat in the water over night and always said I need to go flush out the motors after we go out for the day. I don't know what heads I want to go with now. I was going with Dart Pro 1 but after looking at the Edelbrocks I may stay with Iron Heads .I don't want to piss money away I already have a boat enough money pissed away already.
The main thing to note here is " He used Salt Away"!

My engine builder; Joey Griffin, used Fel Pro gaskets. His thoughts are the Salt Away ate up the gasket on my motor and the guy that has the Edelbrock alum heads referenced above.
He used it EVERY time jusy like I did. My iron heads corroded out and I flushed my boat RELIGIOUSLY w/ Salt Away.
http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...31#post2712531

My heads corroded out around the oblong water passage. The one with all the rust is the one that let go, but the other head was "on it's way"
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The main thing to note here is " He used Salt Away"!

My engine builder; Joey Griffin, used Fel Pro gaskets. His thoughts are the Salt Away ate up the gasket on my motor and the guy that has the Edelbrock alum heads referenced above.
He used it EVERY time jusy like I did. My iron heads corroded out and I flushed my boat RELIGIOUSLY w/ Salt Away.
http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...31#post2712531

My heads corroded out around the oblong water passage. The one with all the rust is the one that let go, but the other head was "on it's way"
Scary stuff, that salt away. I've had a friend that has used it and he has had more than his fair share of corrision related issues!
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