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by rowdy1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Poorboys 'Performance'
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Poorboys 'Performance'

Is that 14 or 15 ft? I hope my hull is next in line at PB. I ordered a 14x8. Also are you in Williston or Levy County? Id like to look at your set up before William starts mine.
Thanks
by rowdy1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: LYC. 540 rods in a 520 Continental
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: LYC. 540 rods in a 520 Continental

Thank You!
I had to believe there was more to the story than just what I had read. Im already working on a multi port EFI conversion plus coil on plug ignition. Sounds like I don't need to undertake this project as well.
by rowdy1
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: LYC. 540 rods in a 520 Continental
Replies: 2
Views: 548

LYC. 540 rods in a 520 Continental

I was searching around on the site and found an old thread about putting O540 rods in a 520 Continental to raise the compression ratio. However the thread is 5-6 years old and I don't recognize any of the players. Is this a legitimate option to get a little higher CR, and is it as simple as pulling ...
by rowdy1
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Do I go back to DD or get a Reduction ??
Replies: 34
Views: 1456

Re: Rotator Aircraft Gear Box SALE!!

How much length does it add, do you end up with a 540/520 that's longer that GSO 480 w/ the factory gearbox? I had one of those, you couldn't haul it in a short bed pick up without the tailgate down! Also, I'll be the one to ask. will a 520 survive at 3300 rpm?
by rowdy1
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: HULL MOLD???
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: HULL MOLD???

Hartline airboats here in Williston, FL built the very boat you are talking about over 15 years ago. They used their 18' mold, and even went to the trouble of building a very nice center console and inner liner molds. They did not modify the flat bottom on the first one and built a tunnel into the s...
by rowdy1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Oil Filter for 520 Contential
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Oil Filter for 520 Contential

What is the best way to put an oil filter on a sandcast 520. I have seen several adapters but it Im not sure of the best on. Ebay has an adapter with 3 bolt holes, looks like it would bolt to the front of the oil pump housing, but mine has a tach adapter in that spot. Another has a piece that looks ...
by rowdy1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Gauges for aircraft engine
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Gauges for aircraft engine

Thanks for the help guys. I talked to them this morning, they are putting a package together.
by rowdy1
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Gauges for aircraft engine
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Gauges for aircraft engine

I am having a new boat built. I want a nice set of matching gauges, including a mechanical tach, fuel, oil pressure and temp and volts. I would like a CHT if possible. Where can if find a set? I will be monitoring a 520 Cont.
by rowdy1
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker ignition system
Replies: 37
Views: 6623

Re: Pacemaker ignition system

How would you install on a Cont. 520, that is not using an aircraft flywheel? I use the aircraft started mounted on the front of the case.
by rowdy1
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: M 4-5 carb filter
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: M 4-5 carb filter

I was told by an engine builder that these filters would choke a 540 or 520, that they would not flow enough air. Any truth to that? I really need one to keep the dirt daubers out of my carb.
by rowdy1
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Engine turning while towing
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Engine turning while towing

Anyone ever seen an aircraft engine turning over while towing? I was running south on I-75 between Gainesville and Ocala this morning in the hammer lane around 80mph and came up on an airboat with a straight valve 540, with a 6 blade warp drive. The prop was turning about a quarter turn at a time. I...
by rowdy1
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Sensenich or warp?
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: Sensenich or warp?

Put a 2 blade 72'' NGQ on it. ( 12'' wide, wing tip) I have a 285ph 520 on a 13' rivermaster w/ poly. It is set on 2.5 and at 2850 on the trailer. Its super responsive and will go anywhere. Stays on a plane at 1700 rpm with 3 people and a cooler in deep water.
by rowdy1
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential oil temp.
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: 520 Contential oil temp.

Lines come in and out the top. Also I filled to cooler / lines with oil when I installed it. I did not have a problem until I reduced the oil pressure. I was told that less oil pressure would slow the oil going thru the cooler and dissipate more heat. Also, I didn't like seeing 75psi oil pressure on...
by rowdy1
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential oil temp.
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: 520 Contential oil temp.

The oil cooler is directly below the engine. 1st line comes out of the engine with a 90 deg fitting and straight down into the cooler. The other has a 90 deg. fitting out of the cooler, runs along the top of it, then straight up and back into the engine with a 90 deg. fitting. I would think that 45p...
by rowdy1
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential oil temp.
Replies: 8
Views: 821

520 Contential oil temp.

Some one help me with the theory of oil temp Vs. oil pressure. I turn the oil pressure down on my 520, it was over 60 psi hot while running, turned it down to 35-40. Now the oil temp jumped up, it will get near 240 if I don't stop and let it cool off. Motor only has 15 hours on it and runs fine.
by rowdy1
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Cont. 520 mechanical fuel pump
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Cont. 520 mechanical fuel pump

Anybody found a way to put a mechanical fuel pump on a 520? Im tired on changing electric pumps. I had another one fail today in Cedar Key. It would quit every 4-5 minutes and the motor would die. I made it in by beating on it with a pair of wire cutters until it starting pumping. The first one that...
by rowdy1
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: NEW DynaMarine REVO Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 2939

Re: NEW DynaMarine REVO Hull

How would this hull perform with a 285hp 520 Continental ?
by rowdy1
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 28
Views: 3360

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

Its actually legal for out of state drivers, or out of state vehicles, just not for vehicles registered in Florida.
by rowdy1
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 28
Views: 3360

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

No ECO Tecs for me. I have an obnoxious 3 rotor, turbo charged Mazda I would rig up before I did that. The problem is it makes power at 13,000 rpms so I need a 5/1 gearbox. Maybe I'm to old, but the sound of the young idiots with 4 inch exhaust on 4 cylinder rice burners makes me sick to my stomach ...
by rowdy1
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 28
Views: 3360

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

Is there such a thing as a 250hp 4 cyl. or is that high compression race motor race motor only? Im thinking about building a lightweight deck-over ride boat that would go like stink. I already own a 13x7.5 rivermaster with a 520. I have it set up to go like a tractor for fishing the flats, now I wan...
by rowdy1
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 28
Views: 3360

Mean little 4 cyl.

If a man wanted to build a bad ass little 4 cylinder, what combination could you come up? Is it just a stock wide deck o360, or some Frankenstein Cont. with GITSO cylinders? Not a race motor, something that could be reliable.
by rowdy1
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 runs rough after back fire. Lets take bets on what broke
Replies: 13
Views: 1430

Re: 520 runs rough after back fire. Lets take bets on what b

Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a winner! Broken spring on the impulse mag. I took it to my engine builder this morning. He tried to start it, listen to what it was doing and made the call.
by rowdy1
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 runs rough after back fire. Lets take bets on what broke
Replies: 13
Views: 1430

Re: 520 runs rough after back fire. Lets take bets on what b

The bite started about 2:30pm, I sat in 1 spot and killed them. lots of 12 - 17 inchers, 5 or more in the 20 - 27 range. One monster, 30'' long and had shoulders about 6'' wide. Two of us caught a fish nearly ever cast for 2 hours. dead low tide was about 4:30. Best day in a long time until the moto...
by rowdy1
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 runs rough after back fire. Lets take bets on what broke
Replies: 13
Views: 1430

520 runs rough after back fire. Lets take bets on what broke

I took the airboat out today for a little fishing at Cedar Key. very little water, even at high tide. I did slay the redfish, found a hole and parked, caught over 50 reds. On the last move of the day, I tried to start the motor and it back fired, its never done that before. It did eventually start b...

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