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Old 09-12-2018, 08:50 PM
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What have you guys done for power with your 28 Cyclones with twins and what were your top speeds? I understand Purple Haze spent much of it's life with 1100's does anyone know how fast it was?
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What have you guys done for power with your 28 Cyclones with twins and what were your top speeds? I understand Purple Haze spent much of it's life with 1100's does anyone know how fast it was?
So nobody has motors in their 28's. I'm considering some winter mods or even repowering over the winter and looking to see what others experience has been.
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What have you guys done for power with your 28 Cyclones with twins and what were your top speeds? I understand Purple Haze spent much of it's life with 1100's does anyone know how fast it was?
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Agreed, they have been awesome to deal with. I am also looking to hear what some others have done with their boats. Thank you for responding.
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i'm running 557 cid motors about 650 each. gps 93 using 27 pitch 3 blades. 1.36 ratio bravos
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i'm running 557 cid motors about 650 each. gps 93 using 27 pitch 3 blades. 1.36 ratio bravos
Impressive speeds, no problems with Bravo's?
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i have not ran them in and out of the rough water hard. only have probably 30 hours one them, gear oil looks great with no metal on the plugs. here is the good part, they have 1000 plus hours behind some stock 454 mpi engines that i did run hard in the rough stuff. i was going to have them rebuilt but i'm almost afraid to touch them.remember our boats are small and much lighter than the guy killing them behind a 38 cigarette.
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i purposely built mine mellow , lots of torque, reliable, good idle, 91 to 93 octane gas. went for longevity over those last 3 to 4 mph. i dont want to break down and loose a summer.
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Originally Posted by SABER28 View Post
i purposely built mine mellow , lots of torque, reliable, good idle, 91 to 93 octane gas. went for longevity over those last 3 to 4 mph. i dont want to break down and loose a summer.
Nobody wants to break, I get that and have been there. On a previous build I did wind up upgrading drives, I was also in a light boat but made more HO and TQ. I've got an idea of what it will take to get where I want, now it's just deciding which of the options I want to apply to get it there. As you said I am more about it being turn key and reliable than every additional MPH.
My last build had six great years with simple maintenance running in the speeds you are just with a single.
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what kind of speed are you looking for?
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