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« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2016, 03:10:16 PM »

do they make a roller cam for a 455?


Yes they do. It's a whole kit. Cam, lifters, pushrods and rockers.


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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2016, 03:16:27 PM »

Yes they do. It's a whole kit. Cam, lifters, pushrods and rockers.


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heres my suggestion... take it with a grain of salt....

Sit down, decide what your end goals are for the boat, Crusier? Speed? Power?

Once you decide that, then pick a power plant that does not need a massive amount of modifications to live in that role.

You can probably sell your Olds stuff and absorb a lot of the cost for a swap to something else. Then choose somethign thats not going to cost you 5k to build and probably die again...
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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2016, 03:49:49 PM »
For sale $2500


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« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2016, 03:56:30 PM »
do they make a roller cam for a 455?

Haha, I had to look- Summit has 15 diff flavors, all Comp cams. Hooda thunk?

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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2016, 05:53:32 PM »

heres my suggestion... take it with a grain of salt....

Sit down, decide what your end goals are for the boat, Crusier? Speed? Power?

Once you decide that, then pick a power plant that does not need a massive amount of modifications to live in that role.

You can probably sell your Olds stuff and absorb a lot of the cost for a swap to something else. Then choose somethign thats not going to cost you 5k to build and probably die again...

I just want to get in the water. I'm sure this boat will be fast enough in stock form. I want to rebuild the olds but fix any issues known for these engines.


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« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2016, 07:44:10 PM »
I just want to get in the water. I'm sure this boat will be fast enough in stock form. I want to rebuild the olds but fix any issues known for these engines.


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I agree with Steve 86ta,
1- buy a big block Chevrolet
2-beat the hell out of it season after season.

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« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2016, 10:03:31 PM »
I agree with Steve 86ta,
1- buy a big block Chevrolet
2-beat the hell out of it season after season.

Well.... I'm not saying a ls engine won't work for him...
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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2016, 10:07:47 PM »

I agree with Steve 86ta,
1- buy a big block Chevrolet
2-beat the hell out of it season after season.

First off I will never buy a Chevy. My fist wife's name was Shevie, and yes, you can beat on it season after season but the reliability just didn't stand up. Next thing you know everyone is beating up a Shevie. I would rather build what I have and fuck a Chevy.


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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2016, 10:13:17 PM »
First off I will never buy a Chevy. My fist wife's name was Shevie, and yes, you can beat on it season after season but the reliability just didn't stand up. Next thing you know everyone is beating up a Shevie. I would rather build what I have and fuck a Chevy.


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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2016, 10:21:21 PM »
Lmao::)

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« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2016, 04:20:48 AM »
Haha guess I struck a nerve, just my opinion  trying to save you some heartache  building that olds. But do what you want.  If you couldn't  maintain shevie,  good luck maintaining a jet  boat. Don't let  a woman blind you from a logical decision but it's ur $. Good luck on shore with ur olds as I skate past you in my chevy

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« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2016, 04:55:38 AM »

Haha guess I struck a nerve, just my opinion  trying to save you some heartache  building that olds. But do what you want.  If you couldn't  maintain shevie,  good luck maintaining a jet  boat. Don't let  a woman blind you from a logical decision but it's ur $. Good luck on shore with ur olds as I skate past you in my chevy
Wow your pretty harsh on the Olds man lol ... Maybe we can line up one time. my olds may have more than your Chevy can handle .... Got 8 years beating the shit out of that 455 ... 😝


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« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2016, 05:02:04 AM »

heres my suggestion... take it with a grain of salt....

Sit down, decide what your end goals are for the boat, Crusier? Speed? Power?

Once you decide that, then pick a power plant that does not need a massive amount of modifications to live in that role.

You can probably sell your Olds stuff and absorb a lot of the cost for a swap to something else. Then choose somethign thats not going to cost you 5k to build and probably die again...

 Your killing me over here on the "ditching " the olds. It don't cost that much to build them  ... Bearing clearances make longevity jm2c


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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2016, 05:30:03 AM »

 Your killing me over here on the "ditching " the olds. It don't cost that much to build them  ... Bearing clearances make longevity jm2c


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The only reason I even suggested getting rid of the olds is because it sounds like to me that he wants to be able to sit the thing at wot for a long time. You and I both know you can't do that even with the best of the olds

That's why I said he needs to decide what he wants out of it. If he wants to cruise and have some damn good power. By all means go for the olds.

If he wants to sit the thing on the wood and run it for 5 miles. I think we can both agree that the olds is not the best choice for him.

If he's building a motor to sit at wot for that long, let's be honest an olds built to live at that rpm will not be anywhere near a cheap build. Neither would Ford or Chevy imo. But the track record for olds is nowhere near as good as it is Chevy, especially at high rpm.

Your olds is bad ass man. And it runs freaking hard, you know I respect it. I just think that he needs to decide what he wants the boat to do. Then he can decide what power plant will fit that the best. Be it Ford, Olds, or Chevy.

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« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2016, 05:41:00 AM »
Wow your pretty harsh on the Olds man lol ... Maybe we can line up one time. my olds may have more than your Chevy can handle .... Got 8 years beating the shit out of that 455 ... 😝


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I'd love to line up some time.  Not trying to be harsh on the guy but I thought this thread was about a rebuild  or repower  for his boat not his first wife. Don't have anything against olds  motors if they're done right I'm sure they are reliable . No disrespect meant if it was taken that way

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« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2016, 05:49:29 AM »

I just want to get in the water. I'm sure this boat will be fast enough in stock form. I want to rebuild the olds but fix any issues known for these engines.


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This is his goal  .... And the Oldsmobile is a good power plant for him. U just can't slap a olds together though


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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2016, 05:53:26 AM »

I'd love to line up some time.  Not trying to be harsh on the guy but I thought this thread was about a rebuild  or repower  for his boat not his first wife. Don't have anything against olds  motors if they're done right I'm sure they are reliable . No disrespect meant if it was taken that way
None taken man .... I love playing


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« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2016, 05:54:51 AM »
Devils avocet...... 😜


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« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2016, 06:44:24 AM »
First off I will never buy a Chevy. My fist wife's name was Shevie, and yes, you can beat on it season after season but the reliability just didn't stand up. Next thing you know everyone is beating up a Shevie. I would rather build what I have and fuck a Chevy.


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Lol! Holy shit! Just about spit my coffee out. A woman named Shevie?  There is so many jokes that could be made about unreliable, smell funny, dont run right. But you know what? I am not going to do it today. Lol
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« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2016, 07:35:42 AM »

Lol! Holy shit! Just about spit my coffee out. A woman named Shevie?  There is so many jokes that could be made about unreliable, smell funny, dont run right. But you know what? I am not going to do it today. Lol

Im a smart ass. I was just trying to get a chuckle out of you guys. Wasn't hating on any engine. Y'all just don't know me. I looked at a lot of boats and most of them had the olds power plants. To be honest though, im a ford guy. This is just a starter boat for me. I want to get out on the water and have some fun. If you have any good info on what I should do to this olds please chime in. (Besides use it as an anchor) good machine shop?


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« Reply #45 on: September 02, 2016, 07:39:19 AM »
Im a smart ass. I was just trying to get a chuckle out of you guys. Wasn't hating on any engine. Y'all just don't know me. I looked at a lot of boats and most of them had the olds power plants. To be honest though, im a ford guy. This is just a starter boat for me. I want to get out on the water and have some fun. If you have any good info on what I should do to this olds please chime in. (Besides use it as an anchor) good machine shop?


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heres a great article to read. This will tell you what needs/should be done to an olds to make it live.

Nothing wrong with an olds. They make pretty damn good power, and prepped right they can live a very long time. FWIW try to keep it under 5k rpm though for LONG periods of time

http://www.vintagejetboats.com/showthread.php?6963-Hot-Boat-Mag-June-2006-quot-Pratical-455-Olds-quot-build-article
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« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2016, 09:56:30 AM »
Im a smart ass. I was just trying to get a chuckle out of you guys. Wasn't hating on any engine. Y'all just don't know me. I looked at a lot of boats and most of them had the olds power plants. To be honest though, im a ford guy. This is just a starter boat for me. I want to get out on the water and have some fun. If you have any good info on what I should do to this olds please chime in. (Besides use it as an anchor) good machine shop?


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Curious as to what made you pick this boat if your a ford guy. First post said you had 3k to 6k for a budget and you buy a broken Oldsmobile. Which while surely push your budget and beyond. We are coming to end of the season. With 6k in hand and some patients you could get a really nice running ford powered jet boat.
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« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2016, 12:00:33 PM »

Curious as to what made you pick this boat if your a ford guy. First post said you had 3k to 6k for a budget and you buy a broken Oldsmobile. Which while surely push your budget and beyond. We are coming to end of the season. With 6k in hand and some patients you could get a really nice running ford powered jet boat.

I'm not really sure to be honest. It was the right price at the moment. I really didn't want to spend the money all at once. This way I can spend as I go and I will know exactly how it's going to run and last.


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« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2016, 12:13:48 PM »
I can respect that. At least you didn't buy it at full price and later find out its broken. If want to keep the olds just find a reputable builder of olds engine. Most importantly for a jet boat appreciate. There are many running in boats to this day. You know guys will be guys talking shit. Good luck i will watching your progress. We all love pics.
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« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2016, 12:15:23 PM »
I can respect that. At least you didn't buy it at full price and later find out its broken. If want to keep the olds just find a reputable builder of olds engine. Most importantly for a jet boat appreciate. There are many running in boats to this day. You know guys will be guys talking shit. Good luck i will watching your progress. We all love pics.
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