In any case, Tass, we're all anxious to see the progress so keep us posted!!!!
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Thanks to everyone for thier interest
Just a couple of notes on the project:
I will go ahead with it and I will see it through all the way to the end. I agree it's not the best engine for a jet application but I'm hanging my hat on the the concept that the factory had some sucess with it so it's not a completely foolish idea.
I'm a 928 collector so I see this as more of cool thing to showcase a 928 engine. I have a selection of these engines on hand and they are what I'm mechanically the most familiar with.
Yes, I have the actual factory parts. Somebody pulled the engine from a boat and used it in a car. I have everything that was removed. And it's a BIG pile of stuff. I don't think I will bother with the closed circuit cooling because it adds weight, complexity and frankly, ugliness. This will be a strictly freshwater boat.
The engine I have selected is fairly rare. It's a 1981 "euro" engine that was chosen for it's 300HP output (US cars only had 220hp). It also has a completely mechanical bosch fuel injection system that does not need to be supported by any computers or electronics. I'm running this set up in a car right now and the injection system has no trouble compensating for mild boost levels (I'm using centrifugal super charger) of 5-6lbs.
I'm waiting for the sunshine here...hoping to get pictures of the boat today.
Well, that certainly looks like a good platform to showcase some different power with a cool ride.. Will you be keeping the metal flake finish? The flake finishes are cool .. J
I think that motor will look pretty wicked in the boat. Even if you cant get it to hit the 70mph mark, you will get a lot of conversations out of the power plant. If you get it clean enough, it would be neat to have a lexan window showing it all off
That should look pretty sick in there. I bet it will sound nice too.
Will it run fine with open exhaust?
I like flake finishes, they have a nice nostalgic, period correct look to them. I have a good friend who is a proffesional glass guy. He is going to check it out and give me an opinion on how savable the original finish is.