Ok, I've posted this ALL over the place and I'm getting some good information ... but I've always been a fan of this forum and what you guys think ...
SO ... I just bought a 63 Trojan 3100. I know that it's last engine
was a Ford Interceptor 302 and its original equipment
was some sort of big block v8 but i have no idea what. Somewhere along the way, that engine
was pulled and now there's nothing there. In cleaning
I also removed the BW Direct Drive Tranny and I'm not sure what kind of shape it's in other than the fact that it DOES spin.
Anyway, here's the question: I have two options for my repower
and I'd like your guys' thoughts on them.
A) I have a running, functional Isuzu C240 that puts out 60hp on her best day with a 2:1 transmission
. This engine runs great and could easily be bolted in and I'm off and running. While I wouldn't be planing my estimations are that the boat would do around 10kts at WOT while using 1gph.
B) I have a line on a GM Chris Craft 350 for $1000 but I don't know how it runs (but it DOES run) or the hours or how long it will last, etc. etc. I think there's enough power it in to get the boat up on plane while burning around 10gph. I could also probably find a 454 Crusader engine for it.
The boat will be mainly used for living aboard
with some short crab and fishing
runs. Long range cruising will be a rarity.
If you were in my situation, what would you do?