who built this boat and alleged 2000 hp engine? Do tell...

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who built this boat and alleged 2000 hp engine? Do tell...

Post by Ruagatr » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:28 pm

Who built this rig...lets hear about it. Charles
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Post by nomad41 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:35 pm

Ask Huntingbigum He knows the guy. He's from up Homossa way. I can't verify the hp. Thats what the owner stated, But it was impressive. When he ran dry ground he just patted the throttle. And you could hear the turbo spool up. He pulled a sunk boat after we all raised it. With no effert at all.
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Post by JUNIOR480 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:37 pm

2000 hp sweet...but will it run the hill...lmao!
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Post by Ruagatr » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:47 pm

Thanks Bob...obviously that is your picture i copied and posted. Looks like a Hamant hull and diamonback rigging...but thats just a wild guess. Very curious. Damn thing looks 13 feet long...

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Post by JT540 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:51 pm

i believe that is the old VORTEX boat! all diamond back! motor is a twin turbo big cubic in big block i believe!
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Post by spooledup50 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:55 pm

From my screen name you can tell I know a thing or two about turbos and I can tell ya from the pics he has the right artillery to get into the 1200hp range on pump gas with ease and with the right tune 116 octane and a cool night 1800 HP shouldn't be a problem . I have 421 SBC in my mustang with a single 98mm Turbo and she puts out an honest 1270hp on a light tune on e85 gas and I still have a little mire left in it I'm waiting on a new aerosol carb from c.&s. To step it up some more!
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Post by HuntingBigun » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:58 pm

Rutgar it is Diamondback boat Bobby built it with a 1000 hsp, then Nevin had it bumped up twin turbo, alcohol bad boy. He has had it I know since 2006. Runs great when he can keep blades on it and belt lol.
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Post by bondsman » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:23 pm

Felber built that motor.but 2000 HP that would be asscheek dyno. They used to think it was fast. :lol:
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Post by JAMES » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:28 pm

i doubt 2k hp the best of the best dont have near that on the strip
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Post by yobee » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:41 pm

I am pretty sure thats the guy that comes over to loughman a lot, says its 2k hp and hell when you see the thing, its believable! You can hear turbos whistling at idle from well over 400 yds away LOL! To say it is bad is an understatement. I heard over 100K in the engine, not positive though.
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Post by Ruagatr » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:55 pm

Thanks gents...C3

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Post by Packman » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:15 pm

:scratch: Why ?

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Post by Rich Andrews » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:28 pm

Makes my Felber engine look like a PE90
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Post by CarMotorBarge » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:28 pm

I also think that the 2000 HSP motor is a newer motor and was not built by Felber. I think the previous motor was built by Felber.
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Post by 21DiamondB » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:35 pm

Maybe this will clear up alot. This boat is insane. I've never seen anything like it. The guy called me up after a counter rotator gearbox I had for sale because he has broken seven belts on the century beltdrive. I informed him that there's no way that gearbox would hold up. I had hell with a 502. Notice he is turning ten Superwide blades.

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Post by JUNIOR480 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:42 pm

that b!$ch is bad!!!!
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Post by bondsman » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:46 pm

As the threads used to say.felber built it.it was ran in a way against his advise.it broke he fixed it.after that no more was heard about it.felber had pics of the build in his gallery but had his account removed.there was a video someone posted several years back of that boat racing 3 wide after it as finished and getting beat by 500hp ride boats. Still it is a cool looking ride.
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Post by Ruagatr » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:51 pm

If the pictures are accurate Vanaman Racing seems to have built this, not the ex engine "builder" Felber. I would love to see this boat in person. Thanks for all the information. Now if only three consonants and two vowels wouldn't post up running his mouth about what he is ignorant about...



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Post by ptr34 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:01 pm

He is running 5 r blades and 5 superwide blades. I know the boat was tuned by someone in California.
if u don't run dry .then should have gotten a bassboat
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Post by yobee » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:02 pm

Charles I am pretty sure its the same boat I mentioned earlier (he has a friend with a boat that is almost as ridiculous!) it should be in the calendar this year, I thought he came on this site sometimes. If I see him again I will try and get some more info, never talked with him much though.
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Post by bondsman » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:06 pm

One Airboat mag did a story on it.they may have dyno numbers in the article not sure if it was Airboat world or the other Airboat mag that went under.wasn't marshrider I know.maybe someone still has the article.
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Post by yobee » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:11 pm

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Post by pipedog » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:13 pm

There are many twin turbo drag cars that make more than 2000 hp, so it's possible
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Post by 21DiamondB » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:14 pm

When I look at the pics of the props it looks like you are correct about the 5 R's and 5 S's. He told me over the phone he was running 10 superwides and i never looked to confirm that. He does come on this site. That's how he got ahold of me.
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Post by ptr34 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:43 pm

He just had to replace almost all of them. Had part come off and go threw prop. He is building 30a psi on each turbo. For a total of 60psi
if u don't run dry .then should have gotten a bassboat
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