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Crazy MODS?

Postby ChesapeakeLover » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:08 pm

What's the craziest MOD you've done to your boat? Post a picture.....
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Re: Crazy MODS?

Postby 40GT » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:01 pm

Some may call me crazy - especially the ladies.

When I rebuilt my 322 I left out the hot water service & the generator from the engine bay on purpose.

Now I can get down along side the engines and also in behind them to work on them.
Another benefit is - now I can also keep an eye on the rudder gland.
Something that was virtually impossible before.

You can see me working on the engines hidden in the back ground.
That's where the generator was.
I'm not too sure how you were suppose to work on the generator either, tucked back in there.

regal engine bay.jpg
Regal 322 engine bay


We now run a portable generator on the transom & plan to get an instant hot water service if we decide we need one.
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Re: Crazy MODS?

Postby 40GT » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:06 pm

Another mod I did on the rebuild was have the engine builder put new heads on the engines that raised the HP from 310HP to 400HP each.
400 HP is not really " crazy" but a bit of an improvement for the old girl.
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Re: Crazy MODS?

Postby 40GT » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:07 pm

and nice shiny all stainless manifolds ..................
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Re: Crazy MODS?

Postby ChesapeakeLover » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:19 pm

Nice! How did a generator ever fit back in that hole anyway?
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Re: Crazy MODS?

Postby 40GT » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:46 am

Had to be installed before the engines went in I guess.
Not a lot of room anywhere in the 322 engine bay.
To be honest it is a major pain to work anywhere back there.
I just realigned both engines to the V-drives this week and it was a nightmare job even with the extra access.
I'm not sure how you would do the job without access behind the engines.
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Re: Crazy MODS?

Postby Mischief Managed » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:45 pm

I'm curious about the cylinder heads. Do the ports match the stock intake manifold? Do you have part numbers?
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