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  1. Nikwho

    Help with 502 BBC build for my jet boat

    Yeah, I'm not looking to make the Tahiti hull go fast. I've been on the hunt for another hull. Likely a Sanger or Hondo V-drive.
  2. Nikwho

    Bill's Custom Engines in Havasu?

    I know that he is set up to surface heads and do some machining, just from what he told me and what I saw while I was standing in his shop. But, I was wondering if there was more to the shop, as he didn't have near the equipment that the machine shop has that I typically use here in Flagstaff.
  3. Nikwho

    Daytona 19' Jet performance potential?

    Here's the aforementioned photo (sorry if it is stolen from any of you fine folks!) I came across it in an older classified ad for a 19' Daytona. It was a white and red (BEAUTIFUL) boat in Havasu. I would credit the source, if I could find the ad again.
  4. Nikwho

    Daytona 19' Jet performance potential?

    Now that I've got the attention of some of the Daytona savvy guys here, what is specifically being discussed when "round vs. square keels" are being discussed? I hear about the round keel 'mod' being done. I even came across this picture, showing it. Can this be explained some? Is it...
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    Daytona 19' Jet performance potential?

    I love it! Thank you guys! So, depending on answers that I received, I was curious if I could get into any level of competitive blue collar bracket racing with this hull. Like a river racer class, 10 second bracket race type class of drag racing! That's way down the line, and would require...
  6. Nikwho

    Daytona 19' Jet performance potential?

    Damn. Okay, that's even quicker than I was guessing. I was thinking low 90's, but that was a totally arbitrary guess.. Good to hear that there's more potential there.
  7. Nikwho

    Daytona 19' Jet performance potential?

    Hey all, Looking into an older Eliminator Daytona hull, with set back Berkeley pump with Place Diverter. Would be running a 700-750 HP 502/540. Pump to be built for the combination. What are reasonable expectations for a family (buckets + bench) river cruiser? I know that this is a vague...
  8. Nikwho

    Berkeley 12-JC rebuild help

    Here's my boat.
  9. Nikwho

    Berkeley 12-JC rebuild help

    Hey all, I've got a '74 Tahiti Super Tiger. Currently has a pretty healthy Olds 455 and a Berkeley 12-JC pump, with hydraulic Place Diverter. Turns about 5200 @ 65 MPH. I am building a Gen 5 502, roller cam, tunnel ram, forged rotating assbly, Brodix "Big Brodie" BB-2 aluminum heads. Still...
  10. Nikwho

    Help with 502 BBC build for my jet boat

    Was looking at this Hydraulic roller from Comp. Pretty similar to the grind that @cyclone used in his 740 HP 502 with AFR heads, that ran on 91 octane and came in at 9.6:1 static compression ratio. For me to hit that SCR, I would likely have to have my heads milled down to 110cc chambers...
  11. Nikwho

    Holly carbs

    I have two Brawlers, and four total Quick Fuel carbs! I love them! I have a QFT Brawler 750cfm on my 383 SBC in my '59 Apache and a 650cfm QFT Brawler on my '68 Fairlane with a 347 Windsor. My 427" BBC in my '68 GM is pretty happy with its QFT Q-Series 850 cfm carb. Oh, and my boat has a QFT...
  12. Nikwho

    Help with 502 BBC build for my jet boat

    Yeah, I'd only look to run the logs/snails if I were to go with forced induction. I've seen guys successfully run them with boost. But, will likely go with a quality through transom header. I'm pretty pumped on my tunnel ram. It's the nicest one that I've seen in person. Someone did a...
  13. Nikwho

    Help with 502 BBC build for my jet boat

    Good night! A closed cooling system adds a considerable expense to the build! Seems like tons of guys run aluminum heads on the river without closed cooling systems, don't they? This boat will essentially only operate on the Colorado River. I do have a ready to run set of 088 heads, as well...
  14. Nikwho

    Help with 502 BBC build for my jet boat

    In the other thread, where I was wanting to build an iron headed 468 initially, another member reference this article that @cyclone wrote up. I'm tempted to more or less just follow his "recipe", but want to take into account any variance in parts. If the best route to take is a roots...
  15. Nikwho

    Help with 502 BBC build for my jet boat

    Hello folks, I previously started a thread, buy was leaning towards a 468/iron head build. You guys all helped me realize that my goals were not easily obtainable going that route. So, I have made progress! I've been collecting some parts. I've got a 502 longblock with 088 heads. BUT, I...
  16. Nikwho

    600 HP 468 build recipe for 18' jet.

    Funny, I think that I may have owned that Roger's hull, a few owners after Mike owned it. I bought it off of a now deceased WWE wrestler. That's a whole other story, though. I was thinking that these heads would be perfect for this 502 build. Was going to build a 496 with them initially. I...
  17. Nikwho

    600 HP 468 build recipe for 18' jet.

    Hoping that the heads will be a good fit for the engine. Will need to figure out what camshaft to run, too. I would not like to fall short of 650 HP, and would love to get to 750 HP! Shouldn't be too difficult to meet my goals with the 502 and Big Brodie heads, I would think. I'll update...
  18. Nikwho

    600 HP 468 build recipe for 18' jet.

    It's a Gen V or VI 502 from a boat. I believe I was told that it is the Mercruiser 525 HP engine. I didn't write down the casting number and I just left my friends shop. I'm picking everything up tomorrow at noon, so will have more information then. It's all forged (pistons/rods and crank)...
  19. Nikwho

    Bill's Custom Engines in Havasu?

    Hey all, While in Havasu last week, I stopped I and spoke to Bill, the owner of Bills Custom Engines in Havasu. He was very helpful (helping me get some Brodix BBC heads CNC machined). I was thinking about having him do the rest of my needed machine work and engine assembly. Have any of you...
  20. Nikwho

    600 HP 468 build recipe for 18' jet.

    Okay, a little update to my engine build situation. I just bought a complete 502 Longblock (I'm SUPER stoked!)! I have also purchased a set of Brodix "Big Brodie" aluminum heads (119cc combustion chambers) and a Weiand square port tunnel ram (part #1921). The 502 has forged pistons, rods...
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