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Old 01-04-2010, 09:29 PM
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Here we go again. I just had my 62nd birthday 2 days ago. I am in the process of getting my 40th boat project going. I say this in all humility because you must be pretty dumb to this 40 times. I admit that I am including 4 jet skis, 3 flatbottoms, 4 pontoons, a variety of bass boats (some ran over 100mph), 6 Hydrostreams (I turned one of these over backward and almost died), 4 Allisons, a 119mph Mirage tunnel with a 280 Merc, 1 Blown small block Stingray, a 565 Whippled Lavey Craft cat, a 24 Nu Era Lavey with an Ilmor 710, etc. My wife of 41 years has been patient to a fault. This is, I hope-she hopes, my last. I don't mean that in a fatal way.

The plan. I have purchased an engine that Dustin Whipple just finished getting off the dyno today. A 509 bbc, 4.0 Whipple, big throttle body, Brodix heads, MOAC, CMI Big Tubes, forged crank, great rods. I will post a build sheet and a dyno sheet when I get them. I take no credit for this set up. Mike Pyle and Dustin did the whole thing. The hp number was 1023 at 6400 rpm. I don't know the torque yet.

I am ordering a, hopefully, light weight Lavey Craft 2750 midcuddy. An IMCO SCX upper and IMCO SC lower and an IMCO box complete the outdrive. I will do pictures and more info as it becomes available.

So, there you have it. Time will tell. Quent
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You're bragging in the right place I'm only on my third.
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Very cool. Look forward to following the project......
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quent,62 years young and on boat number 40,wow,im impressed,i hope you never loose your fire.sounds like a really kool project.i am 55,and on boat number 9.it is a 31 american offshore.i just finished at the dyno shop the 540,s i built[950 hp each],i have 2 fresh xr drives ready to go.i hope to have the motors back in by the end of january.once this gets in your blood,it never goes away.good luck,and keep up the good work.
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Quent,

Well Happy Birthday to you!!

That is going to be one bad a$$ setup I can't wait to see it done.

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40 boats, WOW congrats, I thought I had the boating diesase bad, (I'm 51 and had 9 boats)
Q, your the man!
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Forty boats is easy.....

Forty-one years of marriage on the other hand, now yahh got something!
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Forty boats is easy.....

Forty-one years of marriage on the other hand, now yahh got something!
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Very true, we just hit the 10 year mark in Dec. 09, and she still puts up with my BD, (Boating Diesase) and all my other quirks!

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Agree, 40+ years of marriage is wonderful and undeserved, but I'll take it with gratitude and a big smile. Quent
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Agree, 40+ years of marriage is wonderful and undeserved, but I'll take it with gratitude and a big smile. Quent
Plus your in Tennessee, where their are loads of awesome babes all over the place... Tough neighborhood to stay on the path...
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