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  1. #21
    Here's Mike checking the specific gravity of the 91 octane pump gas. One of the guys asked why I wasn't running it with race gas. My reply was how would that help tune and determine how it was to be normally run? The engine got run for a bit to build some heat, and run a bit with a mild load to help seat the rings. There's also a couple of shots of the computer monitor. I tried to catch one at peak horsepower, but wasn't that quick on the shutter.

  2. #22
    I somehow opted to set the timing at 34 degrees total for the first pull, even though I would normally think about 36 degrees. Coupled with the custom Quick Fuel 850 CFM carb that was built to match this engine's specs, right down to cam size, jet boat application, RPM range, and even my guess at horsepower, the first pull on the dyno was almost equal to the best we made for the day. A second pull so that Mike could have a better feel for the torque of the engine netted a best of 606 horsepower at 6300 rpm, and 566.9 ft/lbs torque at 4800-5000 rpm, with torque numbers over 500 ft/lbs between 4000 and 6000 rpm.

    We did pulls with 36 degrees of timing,, and also jetted down a couple of sizes looking for more heat and power, but both dropped a little bit of power.

    I chose to run Torco Racing Oil for the dyno runs since it was available right there, even though I normally would just recommend running something that is easy to get anywhere, such as Vavoline Racing Oil,, which many regular parts stores still sell. The dyno oil will be drained and the oil filter changed before it leaves to go into the boat.

    The ratio of horsepower to cubic inches worked out at almost 1.3-1. I think we could have pulled more power with a touch more compression (remember this engine is only 9.6-1), but for what it is, it makes a lot of bang for the buck! I am pretty sure some guys with tunnel ram engines are going to be left scratching their heads when this clean little sleeper runs past them.

  3. #23
    So,, Dave picked up the finished product today:

  4. #24

    Re: Mild pump gas 454 build and dyno test.

    Looks good Barry. love the valve covers

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  5. #25
    Now this is what I'm talking about. Good stuff Barry. You've got talent!!!

  6. #26
    Senior Member GoFastRacer's Avatar
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    Big River, Ca
    Looks good Barry..

  7. #27
    Thanks William, Wendi and Art.

  8. #28
    Very nice Barry, thanks for taking the time to post it!

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeler View Post
    Very nice Barry, thanks for taking the time to post it!
    Thanks for taking the time to look!

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    Senior Member niceguyeddie's Avatar
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    Costa Mesa, CA
    Very cool build!



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