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Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by billnpat, Dec 29, 2009.
You two are idiots!
No their not..
Red ball jets......make you run faster & jump higher :lol:
We'll after i started this thread i was wondering if id get the answer to my question
WHEW!!! I must say i surely got it......... and then some.....:smt038
That is the good thing about this site. The answers are all over the place so pick the one that you like.:grin:
" Opinion's are like butt holes everyone has one.:lol:
My philosophy is along the lines of the late Smokey Yunick...one of the best Engineers and Mechanics that ever lived.
He had the belief that if you crowd any piece of mechanical equipment...you shorten it's service life. That applies to engines, brakes, transmissions, air frames, boat hulls, etc.
Some engines and equipment are designed to withstand more abuse than others. That being said, always know that if you push something repeatedly to its peak withstand rating it will fail.
On the other hand, these engines were designed to run. Having them sit around with little or no exercise can be equally as punishing if not more so.:thumbsup:
If you guys remember ??. I'm the the one that put 615hrs on my boat engines in one season :smt038. With not one breakdown !!. I guess it all boils down to... You run your boat the way you want to and I'll run mine the way I want to. :thumbsup:
I'll never sell it !!. I have 2 rebuilt 5.7's ready to go in it if needed. :thumbsup:.
Here to ya Capt. for keeping those small block Chevys together and strong for so long...they were born to run.:thumbsup:
Remember though...at WOT in your boat at maybe 4600~4700 RPM...you are only pushing those 350's to about 80%~85% of what they were designed to do...even in the standard performance configuration. That's not selling you short though...most guys do well to get 500~600 hours total from them over 10~15 years.:thumbsup:
In cars, I have cammed and fueled 327~350 Chevys to spin 6500~7000 RPM on a regular basis and I have never broken one at the bottom or cracked a piston or rod. I have broken some valve springs ...but no biggie...it lived to run another day.
BTW...how are those Cobras holding up? I have heard that they are very strong and OMC never got their due on those drives because they went out of business.I have never heard of one breaking.
They're great in the 22yrs they never been apart for repairs :smt038. Only for maintenance thats the key to Cobra's . :thumbsup:. PS. This is where i got my spare motors from. http://www.rapidomarine.com/default.aspx?p=/engines/default.aspx
Now that's funny, I don't care who you are
(quote:Larry the cable guy)
I actually laughed out loud with your responses,
Like my lovely wife said it is all about the fun not worring about what if, and IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FUN is the name that will be going on our boat. So"Hammer Down" when you need a little more wind in your sails.:grin:
You have a SMART Lady right there. :smt038. I rest my case.
Oh Man , I wore those All Stars through High school & college, they were the best and then they dissapeared.
Converse arrived at 8 times the price , crap......