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Old 10-14-2011, 10:49 AM
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My point is that a bone stock V10 is pushing 600...getting to 700 with some modifications is a pretty simple situation on pump gas. These engines DO respond amazingly to mods and a skilled builder can make that happen.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain YARRR View Post
My point is that a bone stock V10 is pushing 600...getting to 700 with some modifications is a pretty simple situation on pump gas. These engines DO respond amazingly to mods and a skilled builder can make that happen.
Yes, but if you take that 600 hp stock engine and put it into a boat, it will not last long. Make that 600 hp engine live in a boat, and then make it live and run pushing 725 hp. Nothing easy or simple about that.
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Give me a break. My Viper is making well over 550 at the crank and all I have is headers. Squeezing out 50 more HP through minor modifications is not going to severely weaken an already stout engine.

Taking a new Viper engine, making it breathe and making some small changes does not make a grenade waiting to happen at 700.
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Might not be easy or simple but Ilmor seems to make the engines live no matter the loads placed on them at all the HP levels. I would not hesitate to put an Ilmor in a new boat or buy a pre-owned boat with an Ilmor.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by A.O. Razor View Post
Yes, but if you take that 600 hp stock engine and put it into a boat, it will not last long. Make that 600 hp engine live in a boat, and then make it live and run pushing 725 hp. Nothing easy or simple about that.
That's exactly what's impressive about Ilmor's 650 and 725 engines.
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