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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    Commy v6 or vq series
    Won’t get the torque with a 4 cylinder
    The old Buick?
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    Yeah 3.8 not the shit 3.6
    Or vq30

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    The VQ had crossed my mind.
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    for exhaust cooling you could try tubing spiralling around exhaust coming from cooling water infeed taken off before heat exchanger ,just braze or solder tubing to manifold and use braided flexihose between take off point and manifold for easy removal of manifolds for any repairs .as for oil change fit some braided flexi line into sump plug hole with a tap on other end with a plug fitted into end of tap valve as a secondary stop for oil and purchase an oil sucker that fits down inside flexi line .just tie flexi line end up above sump bottom level then you can suck the oil out cleanly and easy without all the hassles of accessing sump plug and no room for oil pan under motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    Yeah 3.8 not the shit 3.6
    Or vq30
    VQ25DE suitable? Slightly lower power maybe a better match. probably the same weight and mostly the same parts as the VQ30DE. Good thing with the Nissans is the imports seem to rust out so are pretty cheap to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    Yeah 3.8 not the shit 3.6
    Or vq30
    VQ25DE suitable? Slightly lower power maybe a better match. probably the same weight and mostly the same parts as the VQ30DE. Good thing with the Nissans is the imports seem to rust out so are pretty cheap to buy.

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    Got a jet boat in the shed with a 3.8 buick, good power and simple/reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    ford sierra station wagon pops to mind.....
    Ford Sierra Cosworth! Pops into mine!
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    I would suggest choosing a motor renound for high mileage/reliability. Unfortunately this generally means old inefficient heavy slugs.
    Marine engines have a pretty hard life compared to the same engine mounted in a vehicle,there is no coasting or downhill just constant load.
    Also not usually the option to walk home.....

    I am not up with the play on modern engines enough to recommend anything but will say make sure it is well powered,always better economy/safety to have power in reserve.
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    Some vehicles really lend themselves to adding a different motor. Put a 1uzfe in an e30 once, man BMW made it easy in a lot of ways. Engine loom is completely separate, and battery lives in boot, so could push it in and out of shop into rain and still wind the windows up. Speedo was driven off the rear end, so no pissing around there. Only major issue was clearing the brake master and booster, which we solved with a Renault Cleo booster (same stud pattern) and a D21 Isuzu master (right everything else, and 1" vs 7/8"). Made all the headers and twin 2 1/4" exhaust from scratch. Went like the proverbial raped ape. Wasn't mine (boss's) but was insured as the courtesy car so several customers got home with a sweat on (no we didn't pick housewives for this treatment)
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I would suggest choosing a motor renound for high mileage/reliability. Unfortunately this generally means old inefficient heavy slugs.
    Marine engines have a pretty hard life compared to the same engine mounted in a vehicle,there is no coasting or downhill just constant load.
    Also not usually the option to walk home.....

    I am not up with the play on modern engines enough to recommend anything but will say make sure it is well powered,always better economy/safety to have power in reserve.
    Also, a lot of engines are getting hard to come by. If you want just a bit of pep but plenty of spare engine availability (cos they might get drowned) a 1ZZ corolla motor would be the go.

    Also, what size boat are you pushing, and what sort of budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I would suggest choosing a motor renound for high mileage/reliability. Unfortunately this generally means old inefficient heavy slugs.
    Marine engines have a pretty hard life compared to the same engine mounted in a vehicle,there is no coasting or downhill just constant load.
    Also not usually the option to walk home.....

    I am not up with the play on modern engines enough to recommend anything but will say make sure it is well powered,always better economy/safety to have power in reserve.
    Also, a lot of engines are getting hard to come by. If you want just a bit of pep but plenty of spare engine availability (cos they might get drowned) a 1ZZ corolla motor would be the go.

    Also, what size boat are you pushing, and what sort of budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Also, a lot of engines are getting hard to come by. If you want just a bit of pep but plenty of spare engine availability (cos they might get drowned) a 1ZZ corolla motor would be the go.

    Also, what size boat are you pushing, and what sort of budget?
    Im not pushing it!(maby toward the trailer when he gets it going?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Also, a lot of engines are getting hard to come by. If you want just a bit of pep but plenty of spare engine availability (cos they might get drowned) a 1ZZ corolla motor would be the go.

    Also, what size boat are you pushing, and what sort of budget?
    A short, heavy, fat fibreglass 17'/5.3m Vistacraft from about '71-'73 with a Volvo Penta stern leg. Was used commercially out of the sounds. Original B30 170HP engine was overhauled about 5 hours ago, but has been sitting a few years. I'm picking this should be run with lead substitute additive.

    Highest priority is reliability. Will always be used with a 5HP aux. Not sure on budget, want to do most of the work myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Im not pushing it!(maby toward the trailer when he gets it going?)

    Time for a photo of the heart transplant recipient I think @gadgetman
    See if I can find the photos on the PC. Was on Photobucket till that turned to custard.
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