Originally Posted by 46Chief
It was just used in saltwater and never really taken care of... Then it got picked up by a guy who thought it needed a head gasket and somehow lost the intake and set a bunch of nasty rusty greasy parts on the carpet tearing it down.
I'm confident the harness is good and the boat was never under water.
The hot rodder in me wants to build a carbed 383 stroker.
The mad scientist in me wants a Turbo'd Cummins 4bt to run biodiesel.
But the guy who just wants a reliable ski boat this summer prevails and is looking for a solution as close to oem as possible.
There has to be someone here on TT that has a engine or knows someone that has a period correct engine for a good price. Maybe Jim@BAWS can help out?