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by wingridr
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Inboard engine builds
Replies: 40
Views: 8921

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: Inboard engine builds
Replies: 40
Views: 8921

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: 93
Views: 22068

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: 1882

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: 1882

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: 1882

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: 1882

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: 93
Views: 22068

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?
by wingridr
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: motorcycle boat launch
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Re: motorcycle boat launch

Very cute! I have a sidecar, but know that it wouldn't float like that! :D
by wingridr
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monte Carlo update
Replies: 180
Views: 35712

Re: Monte Carlo update

It's looking good John!

Zed, just in case John doesn't see this right away, if they are built per the plan, the beam is 7'6".
by wingridr
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 20870

Re: Olds cool down

Ah heck, that's to bad! Hopefully the water goes down, and you get back to finding her! Hopefully your Christmas is better!
by wingridr
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 20870

Re: Olds cool down

Been about a month, any progress in finding your boat Fergal?
by wingridr
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: G9 was very costly
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: G9 was very costly

As I have seen on other forums, they say pictures to prove it, or it never happened! :D

I would love to see some of the work you have been doing to that beauty!
by wingridr
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: When The Average Tow Rig Just Won't Do
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: When The Average Tow Rig Just Won't Do

I always figured if I won the lottery, I would build a nice custom tractor setup. The Cabovers were here way back when, when you could only have total length of 42 feet. By running a cabover, you got a couple more feet of trailer to make the final length. From what it was said, they rode a bit rough...
by wingridr
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Olds cool down
Replies: 85
Views: 20870

Re: Olds cool down

I Hope for your sake that is your cracker box down there. Interesting you have found 10 boats! Wonder why they were never recovered?

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