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The No Wake Zone / Sutphen Super Pacer fuel tank
« on: July 18, 2023, 06:35:45 AM »
Good morning looking to see if anyone has removed the fuel tank from one of these.
 I am just getting ready to put it back in the water and decided to pressure test the fuel tank to make sure it didn't leak.
 What I did was blocked off the fuel fill and vent at the tank. I set up a tee fitting to screw into the suction side that had a Schrader valve and gauge so that I could read the pressure and it would hold in the tank.
I can't seem to get over 1psi. I do hear air leaking but with soapy solution can't find it. My guess could be leaking from the sending unit or the tank itself.
Anyone be into one of these yet? 

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: 460 Berkely port and polish
« on: January 10, 2022, 11:38:03 AM »
Here’s some pictures

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / 460 Berkely port and polish
« on: January 09, 2022, 06:01:02 AM »
ok so I finally purchased a set of Berkeley center rise manifolds. I laid the gasket over the ports and found a lot of material that could be removed to help them flow better. I have included some pictures of how they look with one of the ports already started.

Projects / Re: New Engine Build
« on: January 09, 2022, 05:40:58 AM »
ok so to update an old post.... the engine is now done we made max torque 526@3800 over 510ft.lbs all the way out to 5200rpm
the horsepower came out to 500@5200 rpm. hp was still climbing up to 6500 but did not care about the numbers after 5200rpm.
Berkeley recommended an "A' cut impeller but use an inducer-
the specs for the engine are as follows,
460 .030 over
SRP flat tops 10.3:1
comp solid roller .634/.634 236@.050 110 separation
Performer RPM 60669 out of the box
Performer air gap intake
850 Holley flowed to 930cfm
exhaust is Berkeley Ported center rise manifolds that have been ported.
looking for a good cruiser to make some noise and go fast.

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: 429/460 Valve covers
« on: October 28, 2021, 01:29:39 PM »
I am not sure why they did that. The breather was located on the top of the port valve cover in the forward position and the PVC valve was located on the top of the STBD valve cover also in the forward position These holes would have been towards the back side of the engine .
I am not sure if they had fabricated longer tubes at one time for extended breathers or not or possibly they had tried to setup a catch can as you described.
 I was going to just use push in plugs but found a set of M/T finned aluminum covers which I like better.


Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: 429/460 Valve covers
« on: October 18, 2021, 07:30:31 AM »
here are some more details and pictures. These are 4.5 tall not sure why the wrinkle finish is different but they still look nice

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / 429/460 Valve covers
« on: October 17, 2021, 08:13:23 AM »
I have a beautiful set of Ford SVO ford racing valve covers. These are no longer available in this style and are vintage 1980 style covers. These are not high polished like most but are done in a black wrinkle finish, I can post pictures later looking for $300.00 shipping included. Sorry no Venmo payments just got burned so Paypal only accepted no friends and family.
Pictures coming soon

I have a set of Polished Hardin Logs and Glenwood Snails. The snails are 3.5 outlets also polished.  all new stainless studs and mounting hardware included along with the snail to log gaskets. looking for $500.00

Suggestions / Support / Re: got scammed looking for a moderator
« on: October 16, 2021, 07:10:07 PM »
sent one back at you.

Suggestions / Support / Re: watch out for breej
« on: October 04, 2021, 03:58:03 PM »
LOL the first person I ever dealt with was Jim Brock a true gentleman. I was hoping that I was dealing with the same class of individual as he but that was not the case.

Suggestions / Support / Re: got scammed looking for a moderator
« on: October 04, 2021, 03:54:48 PM »
yes Brad this is correct. breej did send me the link to
I asked breej if he had any dealings and he replied several

The money was sent via Venmo so I am out $350.00

I have tried breej on the board and told him I got scammed. No response from him. - another scumbag

I tried emailing but he no longer replies to emails. - another scumbag

Suggestions / Support / watch out for breej
« on: October 02, 2021, 05:49:15 AM »
Ok members be careful of who you deal with here I know it was a stupid mistake on my part trusting someone I didn't know.....
quick details are breej turned me over to his buddy selling a set of center rise BBF manifolds.( I contacted breej before doing any deals and he stated that he has dealt with him several times. 
long story short I spent $350.00 for nothing in return.
I have bought several parts from other members on this site with no problems and thought that possibly I was dealing with a real gentleman.

moderators please let me know if this is posted in the wrong location.

Suggestions / Support / Re: got scammed looking for a moderator
« on: October 01, 2021, 11:59:13 AM »
so have you guys checked you pms or should I post the details?

Suggestions / Support / Re: got scammed looking for a moderator
« on: September 29, 2021, 04:58:16 AM »
Bob I have sent  a pm to you in concern to this and to Brad. I don't want to start slander on another member until you verify on the member

Suggestions / Support / Re: got scammed looking for a moderator
« on: September 22, 2021, 04:24:46 PM »
just sent it in a PM for the time being before it becomes a visual post

Suggestions / Support / got scammed looking for a moderator
« on: September 22, 2021, 03:49:35 PM »
got scammed by a fellow member i would like to send out a warning

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: WTB: BBF center rise manifolds
« on: September 22, 2021, 11:33:32 AM »
Nick I may be interested in yours once I get my money back that has ben scammed. I had someone from the site contact me about someone selling a set but right now I'm out the money and no parts as of yet......would have figured that after 7-8 days they could have sent out tracking information so it leads me to the fact that I got scammed.
Who is the moderator so I can let them know?

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: WTB: BBF center rise manifolds
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:14:15 AM »
Good morning Nick I received your email thank you.

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / WTB: BBF center rise manifolds
« on: September 15, 2021, 08:32:26 AM »
Looking for a set of center rise manifolds like the ones pictured.

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / BBF 429/460 385 series engine
« on: September 15, 2021, 08:15:06 AM »
 I have a set of Hardin logs that are polished along with Glenwood polished snails that are 3.0OD outlets they are in excellent shape.
All new Stainless hardware included with sale for mounting to the heads and mounting the snails. New blue silicon hoses for the exhaust to the transom 4.0 long x  3.0 OD.
I also have a spare set of snails that needs to have the flange welded back on 
$1,000.00 or bo for all willing to separate if needed.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / BBF center rise manifolds
« on: September 14, 2021, 03:07:27 PM »
Looking for a set of center rise manifolds like the ones pictured.;attach=28107
I have a set of Polished Hardins With A set of Glenwood snails that are in very nice condition. The Hardins exit too low for my boat.
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Projects / Re: Sutphen Super Pacer
« on: February 20, 2021, 07:54:59 AM »
Road runner thank you for the information on the adapters. Hopefully I can find a set a bit more reasonable but if not I guess I will spend the money. What would you recommend for exhaust that may flow better than the Hardin logs? If I find a set I may just dump the idea of the Hardins and go with that.

Projects / New Engine Build
« on: February 09, 2021, 08:33:57 AM »
Hello new here to jet boats but not to building engines. I've got a 460 that I am redoing trying to keep it dependable but putting some decent parts in it. Block is going .030 over with a .000 deck, heads are Performer RPM 60665,Pistons are JE flat top -3cc, intake is an Air Gap Performer RPM, Holley 850cfm mechanical carb. I've heard about issues with oil pans so I went with a Dooley 9 qt.
OK so here comes the question Id like to use a solid roller cam but not sure about specs. I was looking at the Comp Cam site and thought the 34-803 or 34-850 looked a bit to much.
Anyone have any first hand experience other than to call comp?
Boat is a 20' Sutphen

Projects / Re: Sutphen Super Pacer
« on: February 02, 2021, 03:04:19 PM »
The exhaust sits fairly high.  I looked over all the engine parts and found a bunch of junk. stock heads,std valves single spring, hypereutectic flat top pistons and football rods. Intake was an Edelbrock air gap Holley 850 engine is a closed cooling system.
 combination of bent rods, pushrods and heads pretty rusty indicates it ingested plenty of water. No block when I purchased so I cant look at that.
The headers are rotted out at the first bend right after the flanges, It looks like they may of had too much water from the jet and no relief valve. new to this so I'm just trying to keep it simple.
 I have a virgin 460 block now at the machine shop getting squared up. The crank was junk so now I have a 10/10 factory one and the rods will be H or I beams. Pistons will be forged I'm not sure yet on which ones it will depend on the heads. I have a line on a set of Motorsport aluminum heads.-not looking for a lot of torque and HP I just want dependability with some performance.
 I've heard that they Bassett headers are not recommended for a closed engine compartment.

 Can anyone elaborate on this

Projects / Sutphen Super Pacer
« on: February 02, 2021, 06:57:19 AM »
Hello I m new here and new to Jet boats. I picked up a 77 Sutphen Super pacer with a 460. Previous owner had a set of Basset water injected TT headers on it. I dont think he had them set up correctly and filled the engine with water.
Here is the question,
It has 4.0 tips with internal baffles and I have a set of Hardin log manifolds and snails  I would like to install. The snails are 3.0 outlet and The Bassett had 4.0 outlets,do they make an adapter or different size snail or can I cut off the outlet and weld on a 4.0 aluminum pipe? 

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