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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    DITTO THAT!!!
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    OMG!!! I am about to be back on “THE PROJECT”!!!’n
    Had a ROUGH road to cross (personal crap!) but......... it’s going to start up again!!!! Hope to be posting update pix soon! So sorry to have...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Forgot to mention that Danny lives in Charlotte, 2 hours north. Maybe he's a member on here!
    Danny, if your on here, I want to thank you in advance, brother! !!!
    Looking forward to meeting you!!!...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Sorry for the loo oolong pause! The deal on the block in Augusta, was NOT a 4 bolt, like he said, and NOT anything I could use, so the search continued........
    And continued.....
    And continued.......
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    YEAH!!!!
    Found a 4 bolt .030 over block in great condition in Agusta, for $350! Driving South Friday night!!!!
    Monday the new block will be in the machine shop, and progress WILL start again!!!!...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Sonic, that paint job is SICK!!!!!!!!
    Probably THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!!!
    WOW........ JUST WOW!!!!!!!
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    THAT''S GOOD TO KNOW!!!! What HP range are you at? I can find 2 bolt blocks all day long! There's even one already machined for 496, fresh out of the shop, for $700 obo...
    And a couple I've found...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Good to know, but I have a BBC build..... are the BBC 2 bolts still as strong as a 4 bolt at 650hp?
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    77 sonic, do you have any pix of yours? Haven't found many Sonics like ours out there!
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Exactly, Rob. They didn't like what they saw after sonic testing, but told me they COULD bore to .060 if I absolutely wanted them to, since it's right on the line, but felt pretty strongly that with...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    OK, so another set-back.... the shop has been swamped with work, and trying to play catch up on the back log of work, and since I wasn't in a rush, he just now started on my project. Seems my block...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    I wish!!!
    It's still in the shop..... they were backed up pretty good on work, and as of this week, are starting back on my junk.
    LOL!
    Looks like my goal in spring now....
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Not much to update right now.... the engine is still at the machine shop being worked on, but I did pick up a nice small body Mallory magnetic breakerless distributor for the tunnel ram!
    Hoping that...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    That's awesome! You make me feel a lot better about running my aluminum impeller right now with my similar setup.
    My cams close to yours, with justhe a bit more lift, so I'm praying I can get some...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Just north of the 85 bridge on the state line......Chickasaw Point, T-72
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    I hope so! Aiming for the end of summer, I hope! Atlanta Speed Shop is going to have a big group of hot boats and jets coming to Hartwell Labor Day weekend, and since they're helping me with this...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    THANKS, 78!!!!!
    You guys are without a doubt, the greatest wealth of knowledge on jetboats, anywhere!!!!!!!
    I wouldn't feel confident enough doing this project, WITHOUT Y'ALLS HELP!!!!!
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    THANKS, CARERADUDE! !!
    That was some GREAT info!!! What cam are you running?, Is your inpeller ss or aluminum?, sounds like your setup is EXACTLY where I'm headed! My boat too is a bit heavier, and...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Oh, btw.... here''s the pix of me loaded to drop off..... lol!
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Ok, I'm still waiting on getting the engine block n stuff to the speed shop, since last Thursday morning, after I had loaded everything into my truck to drop off, while working in ATL, my tranny...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    THANKS, 78, MY BROTHER!!
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    THANKS, 78!!! That was some GREAT info!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    My BIGGEST fear, is that if I die, my wife will sell my engines, parts, and guns, for WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID!!!!!!!!
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    A quick question..... my block has no head dowels, does that mean it's been decked, or shaved?
    I was planning on 0 decking my block for a better "quench", but prepping the block, tonight, for the...
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    Re: My 78 Sonic 496 stroker build project!

    Ok, FINALLY found the machine/ speed shop for my project! !!
    http://www.atlantaspeedshop.com/home-page.html
    These guys do alot of hi-performance marine work, and engine building for professional...
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