Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by dodobird » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:54 am

Took me 7 month to get my parts I ordered from them all I got was lied to every week saying it's on the way ......I'm done dealng with folks out of state if they ain't local or few hrs drive away I'm not dealing with them I cant see why its so hard to just be straight its easier then playing games

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:43 pm

If you look on Ebay it has a lot of feedback buyers can learn from.

In addition there are more than one "White's" in Tennessee.

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by dodobird » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:03 pm

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:If you look on Ebay it has a lot of feedback buyers can learn from.

In addition there are more than one "White's" in Tennessee.
And they both have the same reputation hahahahah
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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by Prototype » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:06 pm

I still won't escort any family member running a whites let alone some fool attempting to put high rpms to it!

Better off with a dog that catches vs a false pedigree that turns out to be a shitzu

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by Slidin Gator » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:23 pm

Prototype wrote:Better off with a dog that catches vs a false pedigree that turns out to be a shitzu
That's for sure, give a man a fish vs. teach him to fish and all that. The shitzu will feed the family for a day but the catch dog keeps on feeding.

Editor's note, eating dogs is now illegal in Florida. WTF, why do we need that rule? They don't all turn out to hunt.
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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by ak375hh » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:28 pm

Well, I’ve heard some things in my research and reviews about some problems. The problems with the engines I’ve heard of have seemed fairly minor. None have Grenaded that I’ve heard of. Mine is in route, too late to back out now so, we will see.

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:31 am

We wish you the best with it and will be waiting for you to post a review and some updates as time goes by on the engine.

I would hope if these folks knew it was going to Alaska that they would have given it a little extra attention and time on the dyno to ensure you were getting off to a good start. Not sure about your experience with car motor boats but there are little tricks to keep hardware from falling off due to vibration. Keep after it making sure every few hours, learn what may have a tendency to loosen up. Obviously keep up on the fluids and be sure your using the right oil weight and formula for the engine and climate. Not knowing the clearances that builder uses, I would give the engine plenty of time to warm up before putting much power to the prop.
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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by ak375hh » Mon May 06, 2019 9:05 pm

So, the motor is in and I have made a couple runs with it. It seems to have great power especially when compared to the 454 I was running last year. It came with the jw wheel like was requested. It spins 3 - 81” S blades at 4800 with a 2.3 belt box on the 2 mark. The boats fuel economy got way better went from 15+ gph to 9 gph. The boat cruises nicely at 3000 at 25 mph. 31 mph at 3300 rpm. It gained substantial push on the ground which I’m not surprised since I was running 7 degrees of pitch with the 454 and am now running 15.5 degrees. I ran with only breathers first run and developed an oil leak which I assume is due to crank case pressure so I added a pcv and a catch can and it appears to have dried up. So far I am happy, the sniper Efi seems to be doing its job and running crisply. The boat wants to take off immediately when adding throttle. It’s refreshing. I am now hoping for longevity. I will post updates as things develop. I have 6 hours on it so far.
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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:53 am

That's good to hear that it is meeting your expectations. Will be following your periodic reports and updates.
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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by dodobird » Tue May 07, 2019 5:53 pm

Dang that's a beautiful place

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by ak375hh » Tue May 07, 2019 8:25 pm

dodobird wrote:Dang that's a beautiful place

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Definitely!

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by bkmail » Mon May 13, 2019 12:05 pm

Very happy. I am floored by the economy numbers.
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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by MissGuided » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:03 pm

I know this is an older post must felt I should reply.

MAJOR WARNING!!!!
I gave Whites Performance and Machine a $4K deposit July 8th 2019 to build a 550 hp 406, was told 12 weeks, I started calling the first week of Oct, no answer, no call back, no e-mail reply no text!
Finally got ahold of the owner Paul Reinhart, he told me he would not be able to give me the motor or refund my deposit. Sad story but he has run the business into the ground and cannot deliver what he has promised, luckily my deposit was on my CC and they covered the $4k, now I'm with Dave at Waterthunder.

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:24 pm

So much for the warranty !!!

Glad you got your money from the Credit Card grievance

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by ak375hh » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:41 pm

From what I’ve heard I have to assume there is no warranty. I have mine on the boat and running... I guess I should feel lucky? Image

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Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Post by Prototype » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:37 pm

Trick or Treat even from a once good builder as Whites! Probably will feed back to the transmission end also?

Legacy is a dying art of anything that does not involve gamer thumbs or china drywall. Anybody tested a whites internals from china?

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