Need help with a 460 rebuild. what should a rebuild cost.

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« on: September 19, 2018, 07:37:45 PM »
Hey all. I got this boat on a trade on a chopper I built. its a 20' Tarva Berkeley jet  Got 3 runs on it and ended up with a hole in my #2 piston.
Took it in to a local shop and they said it looks like it had been rebuilt but not to marine specs.
doing a mild cam, intake, carb, ignition  and dyno im looking at 6200. Thats a mild rebuild maybe getting 400 hp.
does this sound about right? I just want a nice family boat more on reliability than hot rod.
Ive gone into the shop a few times and it seems like every time I go in the price creeps up a few hundred bucks. it's just tore down and I haven't committed to the rebuild in the shop yet.
Thanks in advance!   



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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 11:40:02 PM »
Sounds kinda high...i guess depends on whos building it

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 05:08:13 AM »
Do you have an estimate or a list of what is being done?  It really depends on the extent of work being done and what new parts are being used and what can be reused.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 05:39:15 PM »
Iím wondering the same...just want a reliable bullet proof engine to cruise the lake without any worries...I believe Iím almost there...can someone help me figure this out as I will be yanking the motor out this winter... a little on the engine is itís a 460 d1ve block d3ve heads comp cam and lifter kit 280/280 lift .530/.530 weiand tunnel ram kit from summit... pump is a jacuzzi wj/b .... she runs pretty good but still am having milk shake oil... runs about 4400 rpms wot... is still normal? Should I change anything or make any adjustments??


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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 05:40:51 PM »
Iím wondering the same...just want a reliable bullet proof engine to cruise the lake without any worries...I believe Iím almost there...can someone help me figure this out as I will be yanking the motor out this winter... a little on the engine is itís a 460 d1ve block d3ve heads comp cam and lifter kit 280/280 lift .530/.530 weiand tunnel ram kit from summit... pump is a jacuzzi wj/b .... she runs pretty good but still am having milk shake oil... runs about 4400 rpms wot... is still normal? Should I change anything or make any adjustments??


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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 09:46:30 AM »
6200 seems high and 4400 Rpms seems low. I don't know your hull/pump set up. I bought a 521 Ford shortblock for around 4k. That was internally balanced and set up for a boat application.  Just to give you perspective of your options and cost.   

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2018, 09:48:47 AM »
Running wet headers? T valve? Gate valve? How much water coming through headers at idle?

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2018, 11:20:05 AM »
Running wet headers? T valve? Gate valve? How much water coming through headers at idle?

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Running wet headers yes no water at idle only when boat is going and I have a t valve and gate valve ... Hull is 78 Tahiti with a jacuzzi wj with diverter.... I just remember as a kid my uncle had a older Sanger with a 351 and it seemed to run all day with no problems and seemed pretty reliable...  is a tunnel ram and double carb needed or smaller intake with single carb good enough? Sorry for being a rook owning is new to me but been raised on the lake and love to wrench on things!!


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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2018, 11:20:39 AM »
Running wet headers? T valve? Gate valve? How much water coming through headers at idle?

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Running wet headers yes no water at idle only when boat is going and I have a t valve and gate valve ... Hull is 78 Tahiti with a jacuzzi wj with diverter.... I just remember as a kid my uncle had a older Sanger with a 351 and it seemed to run all day with no problems and seemed pretty reliable...  is a tunnel ram and double carb needed or smaller intake with single carb good enough? Sorry for being a rook owning is new to me but been raised on the lake and love to wrench on things!!


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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 02:46:52 PM »
Hey all. I got this boat...Got 3 runs on it and ended up with a hole in my #2 piston.
Took it in to a local shop...doing a mild cam, intake, carb, ignition  and dyno im looking at 6200. Thats a mild rebuild maybe getting 400 hp.
does this sound about right?
Thanks in advance!
We specialize in Ford 460s and the factory iron-block-and-head performance builds that we execute usually get quoted at $1500 per 100 horsepower for a long block.  Therefore, your quote of 400 hp for $6200 sounds right to me.  This assumes the shop is competent and knows these engines very intimately and down to every detail.

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