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Old 03-24-2008, 10:31 AM
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Default Pick up 9.1 MPH, Bravo to Alpha

There is a thread on Scream and Fly about a small block 21 Shadow that picked up 9.1 MPH by switching from a Bravo I with an Imco lower to a cut down Alpha drive. I found this hard to believe, but I know some of the people who where there, and certified it with their GPS.

http://forums.screamandfly.com/forum...d.php?t=155117

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I think he better have a few extra Alpha's sitting in the garage!
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Sounds high, but It could be possible. I know my 20' Baja gained 5 MPH going from a stock Alpha to an Alpha SS. That guy is making his Alpha even shorter than the SS.
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dont alphas do OK with small blocks because of the tq difference? i was under the impression the bravos came out to handle the higher torque of the big blocks..

even if you had to swap out a few a year, itd still be cheaper than replacin one bravo! haha.
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There is a thread on Scream and Fly about a small block 21 Shadow that picked up 9.1 MPH by switching from a Bravo I with an Imco lower to a cut down Alpha drive. I found this hard to believe, but I know some of the people who where there, and certified it with their GPS.

http://forums.screamandfly.com/forum...d.php?t=155117

What do you think!!
That guy, TrippleDigits, has been banned from OSO and a few other sites. He made many outrageous claims, one of which was the fact that he had a PHD degree in engineering. Yet, he couldn't put a sentence together. Further, his claims of a cut down alpha exceeding 100 mph with a small block were never backed up with ANYTHING. When his feet were put to the fire for proof, he responded so belligerently that he was banned. I don't believe a word he writes.
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That Shadows not a bad look'in little boat.
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I find that very hard (OK, impossible) to believe!
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That Shadows not a bad look'in little boat.
Dave, you should see ours. Dry Sump 750 with a Bravo. Chickened out at 112. Trick is put the Bravo Duo prop setup in an Imco shorty. Yowza. Smitty
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Talking Drive Shortening !

I was circumcised and I picked up 10 mph.
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I was circumcised and I picked up 10 mph.
Quite the mental picture there.... Just before dinner also!!!
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