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Old 01-18-2020, 04:42 AM
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I've had my 23 SCS for 2 seasons now, when I bought the boat it came with an old 454 out of a pickup with a marine cam. Gets up to about 62mph but it's getting tired now and ready for a repower.

I have my eye on a 2004 496Mag EFI motor that had had the oil cooler let go on it, so the boats warrenty bought them a new motor. This motor has been sitting full of oil since. I can pick it up for around $4500cad. Exhaust and all. Just needs oil cooler.

​​​​​Just trying to decide which route to go. Building a motor is also an option. I love the thought of building a blower motor. Whipple or 671. Obviously the more expensive route.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:42 AM
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SCS's are a cool little boat. Keep in mind the 496 mag is only 375 hp. If you are going thru the repower process, I would at least look for a Mag HO, or a decent power small block and shave a few pounds in the process
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SCS's are a cool little boat. Keep in mind the 496 mag is only 375 hp. If you are going thru the repower process, I would at least look for a Mag HO, or a decent power small block and shave a few pounds in the process
I heard that by changing the cam and a computer reflash you can basically turn it into a HO? Was also looking at Raylar heads for it.
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Looking forward to seeing how it goes.

Although I’m hopping to move up in size a bit this season, I currently own an SCS. I had a new motor built for it late last year. Merlin block 555 CI full roller. Don’t know how fast it is since I’ve only run a couple of break in hours to date.

Here’s a link to some video of It running: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...Ti2St6CpSB2rn8
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Damn that's a really nice SCS! Clean! I bet it moves along pretty good now.
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Thanks.

Hoping to get to Havasu in April to watch Desert Storm. Should be in a position to give it some throttle (at least way up river) before the weekend is out.
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Thanks.

Hoping to get to Havasu in April to watch Desert Storm. Should be in a position to give it some throttle (at least way up river) before the weekend is out.

​​​​​​I've always wanted to check out desert storm. Looks awesome. I don't think I'd have the willpower to hold back and do a proper break in
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​​​​​​I've always wanted to check out desert storm. Looks awesome. I don't think I'd have the willpower to hold back and do a proper break in
Got to say I was tempted however, I was at Lake Elsinore and there isnít really a ton of room there. Round and round I went at 2,500 to 3,500..
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