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  • Well lets just say the F version small block motor is LH rotation
    • Paul (no login)
      Posted Jul 30, 2010 10:43 AM

      I went back and looked at your earlier photos and I see clearly this is a flywheel aft (F) motor with distributor aft as well as we would all expect to see. At some point the power for these 23' Lancers transitioned to the Q series and then all bets are off regarding rotation, etc.

      Since this is an F motor I think you have the option to install the aluminum Edelbrock Performer intake, that Wes indicated he liked very much, so that's an option now and later too. I am considering such a swap, already have one on my 327H powered wood speedboat and it works well.

      The Essential Guide indicated the a 283 or 307 with no designation regarding whether it was an F or Q motor, but this one is clearly an F from the photos. My question is did you replace the long block with a 283, 307, 327, or 350 and if so, do you know what compression ratio you will be running ?

      Really good to see you are making this kind of progress, will be a new boat when you're done, would cost $60,000 or more new on the showroom floor.

      Regards,

      Paul
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