In it to win it
- Sep 13, 2007
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Am I the only one that their mind instantly thinks how rad a pair of those things would be on a new 25 speedster!! Out side of not having any reverse would be an issue for most. I never back up anyways, always goin forward just sayin if I had FU money....
Not gonna happen. The boats are going to have to be bigger, I know mine in no way would put up with another 160+lard buckets on the back. Buuuuuuuuut the cash expansive f1h20 teams will eat this up and hopefully some more 2.5 parts return to the states,Bad ass......can't wait for the shiftable version!
I bet most of it comes from the lack of a trim cylinder and likely 20lbs at least from the lower unit.Under 500 lbs. Most of the 80lb weight savings is from shaving 8 inches off the mid section though... There is hope for small boat owners yet... An increase in compression from 10:1 to 11:1 brings peak rpm to 7000. IV SSM has no reverse or neutral. Good to know that there is 60 horsepower in the 300r with better airflow and a smaller flywheel.
The overdrive system sounds really interesting. They are trying to get it to compete with the 9600 rpm that the current 2 stroke produces. I would be interested in learning more about that.
Shit..... My reverse dogs were shaved before I bought the lower. I haven't had reverse in years. I do have neutral though so that is nice.Am I the only one that their mind instantly thinks how rad a pair of those things would be on a new 25 speedster!! Out side of not having any reverse would be an issue for most. I never back up anyways, always goin forward just sayin if I had FU money....
Make it a 4.6L N/A 2 stroke that didn't need to meet emissions regulations and it would be at 600 and lose some weight.It's still naturally aspirated. Throw a blower on it and your probably at 500 horses. The sst f1 and drag motors didn't have warranties either and they were strictly race only. I wonder how long before @randycorson has a pair of these strapped on the back of a liberator. I know why @HydroSkreamin added a bunch of flotation to the back of his eliminator now!
It will also last seasons and not 2-3 racesSeems like a gigantic overweight overpriced pile of shit that no mere mortals will ever get their hands on. I wonder if comes with a propshaft warranty that covers the prop?
An early '80s 2.4L or later 2.5 on a 12" mid would come in at more than 130lbs lighter than that and has the capability of more HP with the right guy building it.
Meh. An F1 race motor and all they found over their production stuff was 60hp? That's laughable.
Al Stoker, Monte, and anyone from 2nd Effort are likely giggling at this...
In the release from Mercury this morning they said this motor would only be available to race teams. I wonder how strict they will be with that?