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Old 12-22-2009, 01:23 AM
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I guess that is what was thinking of. I was just curious. I am not tired of the Gladiator yet. But when I am, I am going cat...like you.

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What Ford motors. Ive got a big ford in a Jet. Its been one tough motor. Bobby
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:27 AM
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I had a Ford motor in my boat too. 540/600. IMCO Powerflow headers with an adapter to mate up to the block.
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Voodoo, what do you want to know about your boat?? I've been close friends with the last three owners of that boat over the past 10 years and have coutless hours behind the wheel and in the passenger seat of that boat.

The boat originally came with Merc 900's. second owner (Jim Neeley / first owner was from Florida) blew the starboard motor at the havasu poker run in 04. Jim sold the boat to Tim McCray while the boat was at Teague Marine in Valencia. Tim had both motors totally rebuilt to 1000's with new blocks at Teagues.

Tim ran it a while and blew the starboard motor again at Havasu pokder rn in 05. Tim Had Teague go through the motors again. Boat ran 94-96 banging the rev limiters. Boat is/was under propped. We tested some different wheels but couldn't get the right ones (didn't have access to them).

Boat was shipped to Florida (Lip-Ship) in 05 and had all fiberglass reaired (minor stuff), color sanded and buffed. Phil also put all new interior in. Boat looked like a million bucks!

Tim had the boat shipped back out for the Desert Storm Poker Run in 06 and as soon as he got it in the water he blew a crank. he was pretty much done with it at that point and sold it to Justin Silvers, Who had a short time, sold it to the aire of Wrigley (yes, the gum, the baseball field) who owned it for about 6 months and who you bought it from (kind've....Wrigley used Justin as the broker).

I think with the twin 1000's, you should be able to see just over 100 if you're propped right. I've seen GPS speedo pushing 100 in Kenny Boyces Tiger, which was propped right with the Merc 900's. Kenny swears they weren't warmed but I hear otherwise

The drives on your boat are swapped to spin out. You'll pick up a bit of speed with the props turning in but you get more nose lift and a bit more ill tempered at the docks.

Twin 1500s?! I would think you should see 110+ with that power!

I told Tim about this thread...he is a lurker more than a poster...But If you want to talk to him I can give you his cell number. He's had a bunch of boats (including yours) and still has a 38 T/S Gun he keeps at TNT.

I absolutly loved your Tiger. I had some great times in that boat from the West to East coast! It's a monster!

I have a BUNCH of pics of it. Just can't post them since my membership expired!

But here it is running when Jim Neeley had it. Running in the Pacific with "Running with the Devil" and "Speed Racer" (and a notorious member that is no longer around "uncle Toys" in his 28 Daytona). Tiger comes in right around the 1 min mark....This is a great video either way!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OKUcb8DZnc

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Old 12-24-2009, 02:31 AM
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Hey Tank, great video !!! sounds killer !!! Got any more to share ???

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Yea, there's a few of those videos on Youtube under "SCOPE cigarette boats". You can also go to WWW.SCOPEINFO.COM , go to the video section and there's all kinds of videos like this one. Nort (universal chaos) is actually the camera man on that one as well as many of the others on there.

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tank open up a free photobucket account, you can upload them that way just a simple click to load too.
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I will go from memory here but I think mine was proped with Mercury 4 blades 17" diameter 32" running a 1.5 Gear ratio on Dry sump #6's

I just ran those numbers on Marc's prop slip calculator ( http://www.go-fast.com/Prop_Slip_Calculator.htm )and the numbers work, with a prop slip of 15 % gets us around 100 at 5800-5900 RPM.

If I get a second I will dig through my posts I am sure we had a discussion about this at one time or another with Kenny and another owner of this green tiger either in the Cigarette Forum or here in GD.

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FOund some while looking for prop information...


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