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Old 11-29-2002, 09:27 AM
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Hyper........
You are not going to want to here this,but.........

You have NO idea the problems you are going to see with this project !!!!!

Then....If & when you get it to work..You will have 0 resale on that boat !!!

Why not do some mild mods to that v6 ? Vortec heads, Cam ?

Save the big bucks for something built for a V8.......

Not trying to bust youre bubble guy....Just...Been there..Done that
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Old 11-29-2002, 09:41 AM
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Where can I get mods for the V6?? If I go that route, It needs to be a new engine, this one has somewhere around 1300-1400 hours on it!!!
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Should be able to find a Vortec in a junk yard....Lotsa of them out there......
Tear it down and start from there.......Rods,Pistons,valves =
Small block chev parts......Buy Dennis Moores book for good
advice......

You will still have to do some research.......Just easier than a
swap !!!

Lots of power to be found in those vortechs !!!
You don't need a ton of torque in that light boat...Them V6s
love to rev !!!!
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Old 11-29-2002, 10:26 AM
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I know that the 4.3 at 190hp will run next to a 260hp V8 due to all the added weight.
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Whatever you plan on spending, multiply it by two.

As for inconnel valves..........I do not think they make them for Small blocks

If you want a good valve, I would recommend Manley Severe Duty. However, I have also used competition products severe Duty valves. They are about 1/2 the price, and I had almost 400 hours on them, and I'm running a lot more cam & spring than you'll be. At my rebuild, I just touuched them up and put them back in. I'm running around a .600 in lift, solid roller. My springs are 200-210 on the seat & over 500 lb open.

Do a little homework while it's still cold out :-)
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Originally posted by WETTE VETTE
Inconel valves are not always necessary on naturally aspirated marine engines. I have been running high compression big and small blocks using Manley Severe Duty Stainless valves for years and have never had a problem. Again, only my opinion.
I don't have inconel valves in my 540's either---just a very good one piece stainless valve for my exhaust. I was told that I would NOT need the inconel valves. I think they are Ferrea brand valves. I run a DRY header/exhaust system---no problems.
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Hyper you can use PVC to make the hoses that are bent. The black stuff is better to use if you can find it.

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Old 11-30-2002, 10:22 PM
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Forget trying to make a Baja faster. It will still be a Baja. Im gona make some money over the winter and try to buy a Donzi 16 or 18 Classic.
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Old 11-30-2002, 11:13 PM
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Man, you are starting to talk about some serious cashola Hyper. You may want to take a hard look at getting a differ boat that will be more economical. Remember, resale is something you need to consider if you are going to start fabricating. Either way, have fun. Just remember, if you think you are going to spend 5K, better plan on atleast 6, if not alot more. You just nickle and dime yourself to death when you start getting into these projects. That is why I think you may want to go with a boat that has a little better track record with anything 350hp or so. Hate to see you sink all this dough and have a boat that won't let you run the power you have spent so much $$ to put in it. Odds are it would work out fine, but you never know. Food for thought. Later
 
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Whhoopps, looks like you guys beat me too the punch, sorry to repeat all the ab ove advice....
 
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