Well Jeff the only mod I am makin is to use my boat more:laugher: I have been working some much the last few years that I didn't use my boat more than 2 or 3 times in the last 2 years. But this year I have alredy been out 5 or 6 times and that is just the start of the fun to come
Oh yea I forgot I really do love this site keep up the great work thanks Jeff!!!
The FA18 Hornet is my favorite jet. I've always want to fly in a Hornet - bad!!! I have a pilot's license and an instrument rating but don't fly any longer. When Philly expanded the TCA and you had to squawk just to take off from the FBO where I learned to fly I thought enough is enough and flying was just getting too much like work and not enugh fun.
Nowdways I have a job that occupies me 12 to 14 hours a day 5 days a week and the forum to keep me busy. In between Karen and I use the boat and ride bicycles - we live a beautiful area.
The SITE is going to get a hell of a lot cooler - guaranteed. I am working on some features that will totally blow you away.
This site is a labor love and you guys (and girls) make it all worthwhile. Don't think the a minute that you don't. It would be a desert without all of you making it so much fun.
Putting the Whipple on my 502. Sure would like to know how it might work out in a Sunsation 288 (hint, hint, - wink, wink) in case you know somebody who might be able to fill be in on performance with a roughly 625 HP Whipple charged motor.
Well I'm having a race fairing made , finally I can get rid if the dorky windshield.
An XR upper to my standard Bravo.
And if I can get all the parts to make it work I will be putting a Imco extention box, this one is like the Land and Sea Stern jack. If that gets me some more MPH then I will also add a Imco shorter lower.
I broke the 80mph barrier last summer now it's time to assault the 85mph !
All this with a naturally aspirated motor
:gunner: blowers...we don't need no stinking blowers !!
I had Tyler Crocket do my install He bought two Gen 5 engines, re-built them and added the whipples. He did do more than just re-build them though. He re-worked the heads with bigger valves and bronze liners. Inconnel exhaust valves and extreem duty intake valves. New cam roller lifters and valve springs. He milled the deck a little to raise the compression to 9:1:1. On the lower end he put zero gap rings and align bored the crank. Also he uses different head gaskets because of the extra pressures of the screw charger. He cleaned the block checked tolerances and re-assembled.
The whipple setup Tyler uses is slightly different than the standard "Kit" that whipple has. Tyler replaced standard 8 injectors with 50 Lb ones and did away with the assist injectors the Whipple provides for the throttle body and their regular Throttle body . He also uses a larger Throttle body and a reprogrammed ECU by Arizona Speed and Marine. He also fine tunes the ECU when on the dyno too.
He also did all the rigging on the boat including New hydraulic steering, Aeromotive fuel pumps, Plumbing of the intercooler dumps and re-mounting the oil filters with the top up.
A few things I dont like about the install:
1) He used Gen 5 engines instead of Gen 6 no big deal except I would rather have the more popular Gen 6.
2) He did not put shut off valves in the sea-strainers he installed
3) He mounted the diverter valve and filter for the hydraulic steering under the engines in a inaccessable spot.
4) He was way beyond schedule but he did always keep focused on doing things in a quality manner.
MY setup while using the Whipple screw chargers, plenums and accessories is similar to the "Kit" it is far from the same. I Talked to Dustin at legnth about this setup and he says many engine builders just buy components and do their own thing. He also states he would be available for any technical questions and would honor the warrantys on the whipple components. He also spoke highly of Tyler and his abilities.
Overall it is a quality setup. I would like
to find a shop with someone that has
enthusiasm about their work. What I
mean is, a person that has vast
experience doing Whipple installs, and
has ideas to apply that allow for a very
reliable system with more power than
just the basic kit. Sounds like Tyler is one
of these fellas. Too bad he is in MI and I
am in TX. There is a reputable guy down
here by the name of Lil Bill that has just
the kind of experience needed. Coming
up with the $$ is another thing!
What did Tyler do about the lean-out
problem above 5,000 RPM? Just curious
if that has been worked out yet.
It'll be much easier for me since I only
need one blower, and have tons of room
under the hatch. I had plans to do the
install myself and ideas about adding
oil temp, boost and pyro gauges, and
I had read other Whipple installs that
go the extra mile with bigger injectors
(lean-out with a blower motor is a NO
NO!) Also upgrading to a Bravo
XR, adding external steering adds a
lot of $$. I'd almost rather find a nice
used boat above 32' with twins,
preferrably one that someone else
has already done mods like you did
to yours! Right now all I can afford is
my little single screw 25 Outlaw but
it's a really fun boat for the money.
You have a really hot boat! I always
liked PowerQuest. Nice website too.
Thanks for the info Ray. I'm still in the
"design & engineering" phase of my
project. Contemplating also whether
to keep my Kawasaki ZRX1100 and just
live with my turn-key 502 stock or sell
the ZRX for the money to buy the Whip.
No engine mods this year. That'll happen next fall. This year it's tunes in the boat and a depth sounder. Doesn't have either one yet.
Brown just delivered the Gaffrig depth sounder with a red bezel a couple days ago. Still doing research in the tunes department. Only got 4 more Fridays to figure it out....'cause on the 5th Friday it's the first cruise of the year!