Like Tree0Likes

496 vs 496 HO

Reply
Old 03-03-2004, 09:22 AM
  #11
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CAP071's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,430
Default

why even make both, Just make a 496 HO anything less go with a smaller CID motor. which would be what ? a scorpion?
CAP071 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 09:42 AM
  #12
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
CigDaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
My Boats: Cigarette 35 Cafe Racer
Posts: 21,346
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by rtaylor
So how much would one expect to spend on the 496 complete engine all the way to prop? I'm not much of an engine guy and get confused when prices are qupted, thinking certain pieces are missing.
This should give you a ballpark figure:
http://www.affordablemarine.com/merc_io_packs.htm

This is for engines only:
http://www.affordablemarine.com/merc...eng_prices.htm
CigDaze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 09:44 AM
  #13
Fuelish Pleasures
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

When I bought my 496MAG it was about $4K more than the 6.2L and $4K less than the HO (never priced the Scorpion). Figured I would use that $4K I saved later to change the cam and look at other mods and possibly get a better bang for the buck. Check out http://www.raylarengine.com/ for some possible upgrades.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 10:07 AM
  #14
Registered
 
rtaylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.
Posts: 575
Default

Thanks fellas:

These prices include exhaust and and everything else I would need?
rtaylor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 12:32 PM
  #15
Registered
 
bikinilover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Haslet, Texas
My Boats: Boatless for know
Posts: 628
Wink

Quote:
Originally posted by R Addiction
3mph!!! Is that top speed ?
Sometimes it feels like it.
bikinilover is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 05:14 PM
  #16
Registered
 
suncoastdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: southeast
My Boats: 2007 30 Spectre
Posts: 294
Default

496ho all the way.
suncoastdave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 05:44 PM
  #17
Member #154
Platinum Member
 
Indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SW CT & Long Island Sound
My Boats: Missing my PowerPlay
Posts: 6,756
Default

I didn't want an engine that wasn't running at its optimal configuration, I got the HO. I don't think I'd have been happy knowing that there were a few more horses to be had for a few extra dollars. You get over the dollars quick, but knowing there's more to be had for the lifetime of your boat isn't worth it...go for the HO.
Indy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 08:46 PM
  #18
AT Cult Member #3
VIP Member
 
R Addiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pa.
My Boats: '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
Posts: 20,687
Default

Thats what I'd say.......GO FOR THE "HO"
R Addiction is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 08:52 PM
  #19
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Dano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
My Boats: Cigarette Gladiator
Posts: 543
Default

It's about $1800 actually...best money you will spend in this sport. Get the HO...50ponies and no doubt 2-3mph in whatever hull it's in. You would be very shortsighted not to.
Dano is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 08:56 PM
  #20
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CAP071's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,430
Default

Problem is it's a 2002 left over boat, as is, out the door. seems like a good deal just it has a 496 plain not HO


Maybe i can just whipple the Byach
CAP071 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
TeamPSI
General Q & A
23
12-10-2007 06:23 PM
apexer
General Q & A
11
07-20-2007 08:24 PM
westcoaster
General Q & A
3
08-08-2005 12:24 PM
bn
General Q & A
4
01-15-2005 08:40 AM
NVRENOUGH
General Q & A
3
02-18-2002 01:25 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:30 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.