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by Gary S
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 220 gpu compression
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: 220 gpu compression

Level the crank studs to the engine at TDC, give it a short burst of air, if it moves, rotate prop till it sets with pressure added, do NOT be anywhere near prop while adding pressure to cylinder, had a close call to losing my hand once I tie the prop off when doing this.I leave a little slack so I...
by Gary S
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pitch and Tachometer Verify and Get It Right !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Pitch and Tachometer Verify and Get It Right !!!

Are you using a mechanical tach?
by Gary S
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Building a A/C Powered Boat
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Re: Building a A/C Powered Boat

Where in Alaska? Have a friend in Soldotna that has a lot of airboat experience. Great guy to get to know if you need any help.
by Gary S
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pitch and Tachometer Verify and Get It Right !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Pitch and Tachometer Verify and Get It Right !!!

Are we talking electronic tach or mechanical?
by Gary S
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 93 octane instead of av fuel
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: 93 octane instead of av fuel

A lot of people run pump gas in their boats. A lot of people have cylinder problems too. I see you have pacemaker ignition, did he also put bigger pistons in it? Personally my two boats one with a IO470 Continental and one with a angle valve O360 lycoming get Av gas. Back before ethanol a lot of peo...
by Gary S
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Greg McCloud
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Greg McCloud

Tried to order some carburetor parts from Greg yesterday and got a voicemail. Called a friend to make sure I had the right number. He had meant to call and thank Greg for some work he did for him.His wife answered the phone and told him he had died. GMAC will be missed. He was always helpful to ever...
by Gary S
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 gpu cylinder second spark plug
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: 220 gpu cylinder second spark plug

Area you live in would help.
by Gary S
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-540 HP and upgrade recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: O-540 HP and upgrade recommendations

My recommendation is to run avgas and have fun. If it runs good, starts good leave it alone. Do a mag drop to see if both mags are good, and go enjoy.
by Gary S
Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Night riding lights
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: Night riding lights

Headlight for me, light follows my eyes.
by Gary S
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fast hull
Replies: 29
Views: 2152

Re: Fast hull

Yes john builds, pm him here. He learned by working for Don Davis for many years.
by Gary S
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fast hull
Replies: 29
Views: 2152

Re: Fast hull

Give John Fenner a call.
by Gary S
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Continental 520
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Continental 520

Does the carburetor have a filter in the inlet? Try running it on a 5 gallon can. And how old are the fuel lines.
by Gary S
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Newbie needing help.
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Newbie needing help. deep hull vs sled

Only way to get experience is to do it. You could sink you alumitech just like the rest. You could always lighten the boat you have now buy putting the 540 on it. Down the road put the 540 on glades boat.
by Gary S
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rudders Foam Filled
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Rudders Foam Filled

JTFSU3 wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:00 pm
Gary it’s a gear box 0540. The hollow rudders echo noise at low rpm. The foam filled quiet things down.

I didn’t think about GTO I’ll check with them. Thanks

That makes sense.
by Gary S
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tail Rudder
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: Tail Rudder

I will take dogleg steering over cable anyway. Never had dogleg break,or had it slam over when I let go. If it slams over you have some other problems.
by Gary S
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rudders Foam Filled
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Rudders Foam Filled

why do you want them foam filled?
by Gary S
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: look for a 122 tooth flywheel continental 220 gpu
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: look for a 122 tooth flywheel continental 220 gpu

If you think 40 dollars is too much you might as well sell it now.
by Gary S
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tail Rudder
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: Tail Rudder

Finally, spend this summer with no riders,

This to me should be the n umber one rule to all new air boaters.
by Gary S
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tail Rudder
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: Tail Rudder

Rudders look big already. How far do they turn?
by Gary S
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fuel pump issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1640

Re: Fuel pump issues

Sounds like a pickup problem, like it is too close to the bottom or sucking air. I would try sticking a hose in the fill and duct taping it shut and taking a short ride,hopefully without a full tank.
by Gary S
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker Install
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Pacemaker Install

Pacemaker adds full map for an idle timing of 22 + 10 = 32 Deg BTDC.

I just put a new 2 blade whirlwind prop on a lycoming 180 and the instructions said not to exceed 26 degrees. I think that is what it said. I know it wasn't 32. Any idea why?
by Gary S
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker Install
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Pacemaker Install

You don't get Gunsmoke?
by Gary S
Tue May 18, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Come on Folks....
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Re: Come on Folks....

Whatever you changed Rick it worked. I stay logged in now.
by Gary S
Wed May 12, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Come on Folks....
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Re: Come on Folks....

I'm using Safari on a desk top. It's not a big deal but remember me doesn't do anything.
by Gary S
Tue May 11, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Come on Folks....
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Re: Come on Folks....

I'm just glad I"m not the only one with the log on thing.

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