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by Gary S
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Need help figurung out what egine I have
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Need help figurung out what egine I have

Nice. Go easy with it and don't be in a hurry to take friends and family with you. Find someplace shallow and get the hang of it. Just remember, you can't turn without power, always have some in reserve for the unexpected. You also have to be aware where your prop blast is going. When you take off m...
by Gary S
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Need help figurung out what egine I have
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Need help figurung out what egine I have

Well now you've done it,your going to be hooked. Looks like a IO470. Good strong dependable engine. Does it run? Whats the rest of the boat look like? Hopefully you get with someone that can get you up to speed on the do and don'ts and take you somewhere shallow to start having some fun.
by Gary S
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Why the expanded metal? It really chokes the air down.
by Gary S
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: MA-4SPA 10-3678-32 Parts Diagram/List
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: MA-4SPA 10-3678-32 Parts Diagram/List

You won't be sorry.
by Gary S
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Chart Plotter
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: Chart Plotter

Any with satellite view?
by Gary S
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Thrust bearings? Aircraft vs. Automotive

Aircraft engine was designed for a prop and a car engine was designed for a transmission. Its not just thrust that hammers away at it its a side motion that also takes a toll on it. Look at the size of a aviation nose bearing and compare that to a rear main on a car engine.
by Gary S
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Continental IO360
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Continental IO360

It's better than the 0360. Lycoming is 180 and continental is 210. The lycoming is a lot cheaper to rebuild and a lot easier. But the continental is a sweet running engine.
by Gary S
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Continental IO360
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Continental IO360

I have a friend that runs one. He loves it and your right the weight to HP is great.
by Gary S
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mag timing for 87 octane
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Mag timing for 87 octane

Which can also lean out next cylinder, the fuel flow thru the manifold is slowed down because of the weak cylinder. Number 4 could have been running lean.
by Gary S
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: 16' Python + 50 Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: 16' Python + 50 Eggs

Why did they have to call big Ron? Why not just empty your gun ?
by Gary S
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mag timing for 87 octane
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Mag timing for 87 octane

Once a little rust starts and a pit forms cam wear goes pretty quick. Lycomings are more prone to do it too.
by Gary S
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Bilge pump mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Bilge pump mounting

I mount mine on a strip of aluminum wide enough to mount the pomp on and long enough to slide to the transom under the back deck. I fasten the strip of aluminum with the hose and wiring attached to the bulkhead bar. I run drain up onto the back deck where I can see it.
by Gary S
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mag timing for 87 octane
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Mag timing for 87 octane

While you had cylinders off for the rings, did you happen to look at your cam shaft and check it for wear?
by Gary S
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: ISO True 180 Sump
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: ISO True 180 Sump

Intake tube size
by Gary S
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Oil cooler hose
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Oil cooler hose

apg1387 I don't know what area you live in as you didn't fill out profile. There is a hydraulic shop in Fla. city where I get my hoses. NAPA can make cases for you. If your close to West Palm there is Mako hose.
by Gary S
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New prop help
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: New prop help

I have talked to someone there, dont recall there name. They feel like i may be down on power. I have checked everything i know to check on the motor. It doesn’t burn oil or use coolant runs good, sounds good, timing is at 36* WOT, a/f ratios are good also. Iam at a loss kinda. I know this seems si...
by Gary S
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: lycoming 0-320 prop recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: lycoming 0-320 prop recommendations

Only one way to see if it will turn the old wood prop and thats to try it. As far as the composite goes if you have the money then you should go for it. I ran a sensenich Q and a whirlwind Excaliber on my 0320 when I had it. Loved how quiet the Q was and the way it pushed on the bottom end, it would...
by Gary S
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: lycoming 0320 fuel pump
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: lycoming 0320 fuel pump

Does it have one on it now? I always liked having a working manual pump on my 0320. Still had electric but didn't have to use it. With a manual you don't have to worry about the battery to keep it pumping.
by Gary S
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: first airboat
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: first airboat

Should be a great way to get addicted. Nice little boat that you will have a blast with.
by Gary S
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 9hp single seater prototype update pics
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: 9hp single seater prototype update pics

I suggest remote control so you can run it from afar.
by Gary S
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat fuel question???
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Airboat fuel question???

Bendix is a good pump. I have heard carter ain't what they used to be. I personally use a Bendix, not sure model number on both my boats. One has aircraft carb, one has a 500 Holley. Don't have a regulator on either boat. I have never needed one.
by Gary S
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 0290 help
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Lycoming 0290 help

Everyone wants a little more HP. Best way to get it is a bigger motor. Different prop might be in order too.
by Gary S
Wed May 22, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 65
Views: 4036

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

I had to rebuild the cage on my latest boat after I stuck a frog gig in the prop. (I also had to get a new frog gig) The cage was DOM so I thats what I put back. It was the first time I used it and I was impressed. It welded easier and worked the same as conduit and was lighter in the end. I was at ...
by Gary S
Wed May 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Headlamp issues
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Headlamp issues

My lights all use a 2 wire extension cord maybe 14 but probably 16 gauge. Use a regular house hold 29 amp receptical. I have used all sorts of lights and always came back to 4509 for the same reason that it throws farther. Right now I am using a 4509 LED replacement and I like it. It throws light al...
by Gary S
Thu May 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Leak stop?
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Leak stop?

Rear seal isn't bad to change. Maybe 20 dollars for the seal
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