Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague August 2019

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s August 2019 Issue.

Oil Pump Issues

Dear Bob:

I have a Schiada V-drive with a carbureted turbocharged 540 cubic inch big block Chevy coupled to a Turbo 400 transmission. Recently, I noticed erratic oil pres-sure and now it is very low, especially at idle. The motor has a solid roller cam, so I don’t hear any lifter noise, and seems to run OK, but I am afraid to run it. The oil pressure gauge is mechanical, so I think the low pressure readings are accurate. Can you give me any ideas of what the problem might be?

Jason Miller Parker, AZ

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Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague July 2019

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s July 2019 Issue.

Aftermarket Fuel Injection

Dear Bob:

I’m looking for some ideas on fuel injection. There seem to be a ton of products out there. What are the best high-performance products that are the easiest to install and most reasonably priced? Which ones will present the least amount of programming problems? Anything you could recommend for the below 500-hp build would be much appreciated. The engine is a 351 Windsor that is stroked to 408 cubic inches with 11:1 compression and full hydraulic roller. The original motor was a carbureted 302.

Matt Gleason Long Beach, CA

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Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague June 2019

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s June 2019 Issue.

Taking on Water

Dear Bob:

I have a 2002 21′ Ultra with a 496 Mag and Bravo One drive. I’ve been banging my head trying to figure out why it takes on water. At first I thought the rear vents were taking on water via the wake when I come off plane, but I confirmed that is not the case today by temporarily blocking them off.

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Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague March 2019

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s March 2019 Issue.

Can’t Test With 8 People

Dear Bob:

I just picked up an HTM SR24 with a 8-71 blown 489, a Max Machine Works Bravo One drive, and 30 pitch Bravo One four-blade propeller. I’ve had it out once, loaded with eight people, and it took forever to get on plane. Would an aerator help with getting the boat on plane with this application?Do you guys have plans to design one for Bravos/XRs? How about adding a tunnel tab? Any help would be appreciated.
Corey Gurley, Riverside, CA

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