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Old 02-21-2009, 11:45 PM
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26 FARALLON Time to repower ?What to do ? 350 mpi 330 hp or carb 454 . the ford is a beast but parts not avaible big block small bloclk ?
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If you are used to big block performance, you might not like stepping down to a small block engine. I sometimes boat in places where there isn't much help available for repairing EFI motors, so I prefer carbed engines, as I know I can fix most anything that will go wrong.
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Diesel

Cummins power

If ya can't go Diesel then I would stay with the Chevy as parts a cheaper and easier to get for the Marine application.
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Rebuild the Ford, if it's that clapped out. Parts very available.
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yottyboy - 2/22/2009 8:09 AM

Rebuild the Ford, if it's that clapped out. Parts very available.



ever price a pair of manifolds for one? switch to a big block chevy based
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Crusader 6.0 385 HP.

Freshwater cooled manis and elbows.
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Whatever you decide to do make sure you get informed on ethonal in gas. Fuel injection would be best Carburators are a problem with ethonal in the gas. I would suggest that welder has the right idea about diesel but they cost more so if cost is a factor I would switch to the GM 6.0 and enjoy the power it produces. Don't go backwards and install a small block remember no replacement for displacement
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Although the 6.0 is a nice engine, I wouldn't label it a big block at 360 cubic inches The only true big block (496 ci) Crusader makes is the 8.1, $13,300 for 425 HP and much more torque than the 6.0:

http://dougrussell.com/Products/inde...ry=6&Brand=122
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you are correct Sleeper The 8.1 is a beast but it drinks too much IMO and the newer made 6.0 should do much better then the old 7.5 if he does injected.
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Find a 502 MAG.
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When you begin to look at the engines mount locations, the transmission bolt pattern and the wiring, you may decide that rebuilding the 460 is the least expensive in the long run. When you have the motor apart, have the EGR bosses ground out of the exhaust ports. The stock heads are very resticted on the exhaust side and need the flow improvement accordingly.

What is really required for a rebuild that makes it expensive.? Rings, bearings and a gasket kit don't cost a lot. Pistons are needed only if it is really tired and needs to be bored oversize, but even so, they are available.
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ford is not that bad to find parts for. my boat had twin 302's they where blown was going to go to chevy but boat came with 2 sets of stainless manifolds so far do not have that much in the engines still working on reverse one though

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fldmax - 2/22/2009 4:39 PM

you are correct Sleeper The 8.1 is a beast but it drinks too much IMO and the newer made 6.0 should do much better then the old 7.5 if he does injected.
agree the big engine can be a bit thirsty at high rpms but they are not bad at lower rpms. Remember they make almost 500 ft-lbs at 3200, the 6.0 doesn't make 400 ft/lbs at any speed. You need to gear and prop correctly to take advantage of the torque at 2800-3200 where the engine will get good economy.

8.1 MPI
Cruise 3200rpm
HP 305
Torque 492

Should also seem like a great fuel improvement to a 460 carb engine.
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if u want speed here u go
http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/1039661390.html

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