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Old 04-10-2019, 08:51 AM
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Hoping for a little guidance here - thanks in advance.
1991 Cigarette Cafe Racer, Bravo 1, Currently spinning Bravo 1 4-blade 26P.
Rev limiter on new engines has been set at 5800 but I am barely seeing 5000. Depending on conditions / trim that will get me to low 70s. This is with fresh 550ci motors - dyno sheet below.
Wondering what direction to go in, if any.

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Somethings seems off, at 640hp only spinning a 26p 5k..are the drives 1.5 ?
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Somethings seems off, at 640hp only spinning a 26p 5k..are the drives 1.5 ?
As far as I know, yes they are 1.5
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What exhaust did you have on dyno and in the boat?
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You may not have enough air flow into engine bay.
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You may not have enough air flow into engine bay. I had this problem last year.
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What exhaust did you have on dyno and in the boat?
CMI headers. same on Dyno and in the boat. Dry tails because we were seeing water reversion at idle.

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You may not have enough air flow into engine bay. I had this problem last year.
How did you remedy the problem? Scoops on top? Ducts on the side?
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Also, I should mention, it seems like the last few clicks of throttle position towards WOT do nothing to increase RPM or speed.
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I opened the decorative unoperable scoops on the side of my boat. I learned this was th problem by opening the hatch a crack and then test riding.
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