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Old 12-08-2012, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JRider View Post
Yeah, and that platform is definitely hideous. Not sure what baja was thinkin there. There are a ton of bajas out there and you may be able to find a platform without the hassle of fabbing one.
The fiberglass platform was all you could get on the Outlaws from 92' to 96'. The first model to get the aluminum platform was the first 29 Outlaw that was shown at IMTEC in Chicago that year. Both options were available for a few years after that.

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:21 PM
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I built similar engines for my boat, I don't think you're going to hit 500 hp with stock 088 heads. I'm running a 231/237 cam with 1.8 rockers on the exhaust and I'm making about 460 hp. When I consulted with Marine Kinetics, he said the cam is a touch large for a 454 but would work. If your building a roller cam engine call Bob at Marine Kinetics and he'll design your cam and assist with your build to get it right. If you go aftermarket heads 500 hp is very doable but not with stock 088's at least not if you want good dock manners.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:25 PM
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I see you want to use silent choice as well... I'm going to say 425 is going to be a safe number beyond that your going to have reversion issues. Either way call Marine Kinetics- he will give you an accurate HP number.
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Id go for some new Dart 308 Iron eagles for the money on that build. Unless of course you have the GM heads already and done. Most of the time, when you get done rebuilding the GM heads, your not too far from the cost of a set of Dart iron eagles. That head works nicely on a 454.
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I still need to find some exhaust manifolds and risers before I pick out a cam. I would like to use the silent choice if I can. Dont think dart heads are in the budget. A friend has a set of 088 heads I can get for $300 so i'm going to get them.
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I have a set of glm manifolds with hardin risers with a a/f bung installed on 1 riser , 3 years old , went to cmi $ 600.00 1/2 the weight of mer and better flow good for 600 hp can send pics
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Originally Posted by fastscarab22 View Post
I have a set of glm manifolds with hardin risers with a a/f bung installed on 1 riser , 3 years old , went to cmi $ 600.00 1/2 the weight of mer and better flow good for 600 hp can send pics
Not to get off the subject but I'm curious, how did you like the GLM manifolds? There is is a lot of noise out there about them and I would like some honest feedback as I was considering them
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got the speed bug, once your bit you can never cure it.
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