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Old 09-17-2021, 08:48 AM
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^^^That^^^
Some OE high performance blocks/engines had them.
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^^^That^^^
Some OE high performance blocks/engines had them.
The 454 mags we’ve built had them (88-90) but my 502s did not.
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The smaller bore blocks have more shrouding. 4..47” (502) and up don’t have significant shrouding.
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Exactly.
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Interesting… the gaskets still have the notch though not as pronounced (I just went and looked).
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The smaller bore blocks have more shrouding. 4..47” (502) and up don’t have significant shrouding.
i've bore notched 502's,not sure if it helped,,but it was quick and easy upgrade.
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Old 09-18-2021, 09:02 PM
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Put about 100 miles on her today down the York River. I parked my truck and trailer next to someone with an Active Thunder. His blue F250 and trailer were pretty nice. Too bad I never saw the boat.
She didn't miss a beat. Pretty psyched right now. About a dozen or more dolphins even came by to give their blessing. She's not fast, but she gets up on plane quick for a big boat. 4,200 rpms and 35 seems to be wot. I held her at 3,800 and 30 mph most of the ride.




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Glad she’s running good for ya!
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Glad she’s running good for ya!
Thanks Tom!
I noticed she's running a little rich when I was flushing on the muffs last night so it's time to start dialing the carb in a little better. The good thing is I burned through most of the old gas. I thought I was at a 1/4 tank when I got back last night, but it only took 54 gal. I put in 36 gal to top it off before we left. Can't really complain about that after a full day of boating. I'll have to look at my Autometer gauge set up, but I'd rather think I have less fuel than the other way around I guess.
Now to get rid of the greasy hand prints. Dawn didn't cut it. I'll try Simple Green next and then the purple stuff. Once I do that I need to get a good coat of wax on everything. I think it's been a couple years. I'm sure that's why I'm having a ***** of a time with the oil stains.
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