Someone started up an old one here boys! Its my thread originally, not sure why it got revisited, but yes, I have been running this engine for 2 or 3 years in the boat. It runs great! I blew my outdrive gears twice the first year with it, so more power isn't really an option. I finally bought a new aftermarket Alpha drive from SEI, which has held now for 2 years. Factory intake, stock Q-Jet with bigger jets and rods in the secondaries, and a high flow needle and seat. I have open exhaust now on the stock exhaust manifolds which doesn't really provide any more power but sounds badd *** with this motor! Anyway, motor runs great, and this old boat and alpha outdrive probably can't handle any more power anyway. I will say, its the fastest 1984 24 foot small block in this area!