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Nordie

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So I been thinking
« on: December 18, 2008, 08:20:59 am »
I know this is going to stir some shit up guys, but oh well i like the mix going on

Anyway so i been thinking about the nordic project lately and how its got that pos omc hanging off the back, and im thinking i want to convert...I want to go ahead and put a berk in it, but im still thinking its going to keep the small block in it, and since the small block is a 385 stroker, and the pistons are 10cc dished im thinking about putting a huffer on it...now my questions are how much would the conversion cost me, and what pump/impeller size to run, and tons of other questions i just cannot trust the omc with even a 400hp motor...i know that the bottum end on this motor is stout and can hold down some power "terry knows too"...any suggestions opinions and estimates and places of buisness would all be great starts for me thanks guys..i know that the fiberglass work would be alot of work because omc makes a big friggen hole in the transom, unless there is an adapter out there made for it, also would like the pump to be setback

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« Last Edit: December 18, 2008, 08:24:54 am by 1980Nordic »
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 08:33:45 am »
Talk to Tom, he's probably got all the pump stuff there in stock. As far as the big hole cut for that OMC, with the set back pump you just need a larger transom plate. Probably best to send the boat over to Tom and have pump set up.
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 08:51:52 am »
i know you guys have seen alot of these pictures but heres some repeats i guess for new people and input on if this is a good idea or not...



Billet Main caps


See that Big ASS hole that omc makes

brand spakin new crank everything was all balanced internally i paid the extra coin for that hope it was a good idea


H-Beam rods .40 over forged pistons dished


i think that i can put some nasty power through this small block and have it hold up and still be reliable im thinking 550 range would make me comfy i want it to be turn key and reliable and the omc is not going to do that for me time for me to wake up and smell the roses i guess im willing to do the rail kit...i have access to a water jet so im thinking about having it made up nice...also the block is the high nickle and tin content block if that means anything
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 09:42:06 am »
also some transom shots of nordics would be nice preferably with jets haning off the back
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 10:07:08 am »
bring it over I got a chainsaw, we can make that hole as big as ya want!! Nah, but prolly slow the boat down. How 'bout a nice V-drive?  ;D. Seriously, we would neet o shitcan all that movable engine mount stuff an get some plates, clean that whole deal up....lets look at it!?
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 10:44:31 am »
yeah i would love the cleaned up look of a jet setup this outdrive with the full size water pump, and ot headers has more friggen water lines then i could care to look at and worry about springing a leak shit one of the hoses is a normal radiator hose size its ugly now if i could find me a pump with a split bowl
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008, 10:45:03 am »
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2008, 04:01:52 pm »
whats wrong with the ones i got they are perfect?
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2008, 04:37:43 pm »
uh i dunno.....didnt remember ya had any 
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 12:00:58 am »
you seen the boat before
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2008, 12:55:25 am »
Hey, it's been awhile, hint hint, coudnt remember
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2008, 04:02:44 pm »
Hey Nordie Bro heres a pic of mine
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2008, 08:05:36 pm »
We've done Sterns to jets, Sterns to V-drives , v-drives to jets,  Panthers to Berks , set backs etc etc happy to help call me Tom





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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2008, 06:24:39 pm »
wow i didnt know boats came with manholes in them tom...ill be in touch ...i knew that hole was going to look alot bigger without something going through it god damn thats crazy looks like i got some work to do
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2008, 10:25:58 am »
Jus take the boat to Tom and we'll get a huffer on that motor for ya
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2008, 10:28:48 am »
Ya know, that  383 w/ blower would be really nice in my Aquacraft flatty. thought of putting mine in there....for a minute. It's going in a '33-'34 coupe.
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2008, 02:59:40 pm »
8-71 huffer i want a small block jet beating up on the big block boys
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2008, 05:42:30 pm »
There used to be a guy who raced NHRA Top Alcohal Dragster with a blown small block. He used to run against Blown Alcohal Hemies and unblown Hemies on NITRO. Did pretty good, regular qualifier.
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2008, 05:44:40 pm »
i think i remember seeing something on that
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2008, 07:37:28 am »
What kind of HP are the OMC stern drives good for?
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2008, 10:00:19 pm »
i beleive the top dog for omc stringer was 270hp and it is an unreliable pos and parts are way more coin then a jet...i just dont feel it i could only imagine how much weight i will be saving as well...i think i will be putting both outdrives up for sale soon...also a 4 bolt main sbc 010 block msd hei other misc bs
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2008, 10:26:58 pm »
i beleive the top dog for omc stringer was 270hp and it is an unreliable pos and parts are way more coin then a jet...i just dont feel it i could only imagine how much weight i will be saving as well...i think i will be putting both outdrives up for sale soon...also a 4 bolt main sbc 010 block msd hei other misc bs

FYI the weak link in the OMC Stringer drives are the vertical tower shaft and the POS waterpump shaft (really small splines on a 7/8" shaft).

I did a OMC to Dominator conversion about 1998 and used the same engine, worked pretty good, did about 50 MPH with the stock 260 HP SBC.

This will be a project worth doing IMHO..

GT
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2008, 08:23:55 am »
also the tilt mechanism with the clutch deal is no bueno...mine works great then halfway through the day it wont work anymore...the motor will not be an under rated small block pushing the jet so im hoping for some good speed...idk how everyone elses nordic buble deckss are but mine is pretty thin and light...this transfer will happen its gonna be a while though
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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2008, 10:06:24 am »
Nordie heres the Campbell Stern to v-drive we modified and rerigged  a couple years back , shows how the hole can "dissapear" completely !




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Re: So I been thinking
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2009, 11:05:44 am »
All same pics Tom. Hey Nordie, here ya go:

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/987481450.html
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