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Old 17-12-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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Unbelievable prices for V8's

Just had an email from a guy who has just purchased a 35' Hunton and he says he is going to fit a pair of 750hp Shafiroff engines. Not having heard of them before I did a Goggle search and up came the following.

http://www.shafiroff.com/sportsman/540_810.asp

Now I am no expert on such engines but they look blinking good value to me at $10,000's a go. Obviously they wouldn't be suitable in their current mode for marine use but what value! Anyone heard of them before?
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Old 17-12-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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Just had an email from a guy who has just purchased a 35' Hunton and he says he is going to fit a pair of 750hp Shafiroff engines. Not having heard of them before I did a Goggle search and up came the following.

http://www.shafiroff.com/sportsman/540_810.asp

Now I am no expert on such engines but they look blinking good value to me at $10,000's a go. Obviously they wouldn't be suitable in their current mode for marine use but what value! Anyone heard of them before?
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There are quite a few engine manufacturers in the US putting out these type of engines and marinised versions too for really good value- however I had discounted as RB2 for twins would be a max of 518 CID each to make the 17 litre limit - a lot of the cheaper engines are build on the 540/544 block and setup.

However if you are going RB1 - check out sonny Leonard race engines - not cheap, but he does a marinised 714 CI normally aspirated 1100 HP engine!
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How many spare engines is he having built?

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Just had an email from a guy who has just purchased a 35' Hunton and he says he is going to fit a pair of 750hp Shafiroff engines. Not having heard of them before I did a Goggle search and up came the following.

http://www.shafiroff.com/sportsman/540_810.asp

Now I am no expert on such engines but they look blinking good value to me at $10,000's a go. Obviously they wouldn't be suitable in their current mode for marine use but what value! Anyone heard of them before?
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Old 17-12-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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How many spare engines is he having built?
Don't you think they will last till Plymouth then Matt?
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