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by wingridr
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt
Replies: 11
Views: 2851

Re: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt

Yes, pwc engines can be finicky, just like snowmobile engines. This build is really just to get a fun little toy out of the mix, and get me more familiar with the building process before I start the big boat project.
by wingridr
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt
Replies: 11
Views: 2851

Re: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt

That is a very nice looking boat! Appreciate the offer on parts, but I don’t have a clue what I will need for it yet.

We are in the midst of starting our house building project, so most other projects will have to hold on til I get to them.
by wingridr
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt
Replies: 11
Views: 2851

Re: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt

Well, I picked up the start of my Squirt project...
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It is a 1996 Polaris SL650. Cylinder 3 needs a rebuild, but it is all there, and was $150. Supposedly floats too!
by wingridr
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt
Replies: 11
Views: 2851

Re: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt

2-stroke PWC engines are incredibly powerful for their size and weight. It's all about having the room for it. If you can go triple, well..., that's pretty cool. I imagine they are very similar to snowmobiles, which I have a had my fair share of. It appears that a triple will work, and they sound a...
by wingridr
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt
Replies: 11
Views: 2851

Working on starting a jet driven Squirt

Hey All, I am slowly gathering info on building a jet drive Squirt. My BIL is Otter, who is busy building his Ski Bass, and I have the plans to build a Monte Carlo...have the engine for that one, but no room (yet) to build it. Which then brings up the Squirt. I had gotten Otter the plans to build on...
by wingridr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 66
Views: 31553

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

You know if you need any help with this, I am just a call or text away!

For those that may not know, Chris is my brother in law. We now have plans for 3 boats to build between the two of us! I think we should do a jet powered Squirt for us!
by wingridr
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 122
Views: 47471

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Awesome job! I can only hope my Monte looks as good!
by wingridr
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Inboard engine builds
Replies: 47
Views: 77991

Re: Inboard engine builds

Good to know that my thoughts were correct! I guess I am lucky in that the marine 440 most likely uses the same starter. One of these days I’ll find one to pull parts from.
by wingridr
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Inboard engine builds
Replies: 47
Views: 77991

Re: Inboard engine builds

I will try to incorporate my engine build into this thread. It is a Mopar 400 block with a stroker kit to bring it out to 470 ci. In street form, this engine built by someone else, has made up to 775 hp, and over 600 ft pounds of torque. This is spinning it to 7500 rpm, and the high torque hits abou...
by wingridr
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 122
Views: 47471

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Very nice!!!
by wingridr
Sat May 20, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Picked up my engine block...now what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 4881

Re: Picked up my engine block...now what to do?

Thanks for the replies everyone! I greatly appreciate the links you provided! I do have the book, but must confess, I read it when I first got it, and then forgot about it and tucked it away on the shelf. Will have to pull it back down and peruse it again! The 400 is a low deck engine, so shares som...
by wingridr
Sat May 20, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Picked up my engine block...now what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 4881

Re: Picked up my engine block...now what to do?

I am also starting to wonder what transmission I should use with this...being that I am not positive of what the total HP and torque will be, I hate to locate a transmission that won't be up to the task of driving it.
by wingridr
Wed May 17, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Picked up my engine block...now what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 4881

Re: Picked up my engine block...now what to do?

Thanks for the replies! I forgot to add roughly what the power would be at the crank. A moderately built 451 on an engine dyno will turn about 500-520 hp, and about the same amount of torque. The engine is designed to be non stressed, so I hope to make it durable and able to run for many years. I am...
by wingridr
Tue May 16, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Picked up my engine block...now what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 4881

Picked up my engine block...now what to do?

Hello All, Even though my Monte Carlo is still a box of toothpicks, I picked up an engine block. It is a Mopar 400 big block. I have been in some conversations with a fella that builds 510 stroker engines using a 440 block. He actually suggested the 400 block, and stroke it to a 451 (or 470), which ...
by wingridr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 122
Views: 47471

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Keep up the pictures! I am planning on building a Monte, but extending it out a bit. Did you keep it the length of the plan?

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