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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: 1874

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...
by rowdy1
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential Carb Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: 520 Contential Carb Questions

Its a brand new tach from GTO, and yes it does have a reverser but Im not sure of the ratio. I was optimistic when I installed the prop the 1st time. Set it at 3. Its seemed to have good power and ran good. It would stay on plane @ 1400 rpms in deep water. I never opened it up because it was a new m...
by rowdy1
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential Carb Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: 520 Contential Carb Questions

The engine is a new overhaul, with 6 hours on it. What are the chances that it needs to loosen up a little bit. Like I said, it starts, idles and runs fantastic.
Thanks for the help.
by rowdy1
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential Carb Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: 520 Contential Carb Questions

I was hoping it was a 470 carb that needed to be modified.
by rowdy1
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential Carb Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

520 Contential Carb Questions

I have a 520 with a 10-4404 carb. Serial # r-44-10472. Its on a 13ft river master with a 72" NGQ. Or what ever the one is with the wide blade and the wingtip . The engine runs great, very responsive, idles great, it has good power and is fantastic on fuel. The problem is it will not turn over 2600 r...
by rowdy1
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Orange lake public ramp next to Georgia's bar gator hunting.
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: Orange lake public ramp next to Georgia's bar gator hunt

I have been putting in at the RV park on the south shore, off of 318. It costs $3, but I am usually the only one there. I have been breaking in a new 520 and don't want to burn it up trying to get beyond the island.
by rowdy1
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Oil cooler and lines
Replies: 14
Views: 2997

Re: Oil cooler and lines

Go on the Hayden website and get the part # for the size you want, then go to Amazon and buy it. That's the cheapest I found. I then bought the fittings from NAPA, installed the cooler and measured for hoses. NAPA built the hoses as well. About $200 total.
by rowdy1
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-520 oil pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: O-520 oil pressure

Mine is the opposite. When hot it idles at 20 and runs at 55 - 60
by rowdy1
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ford engines?
Replies: 14
Views: 2474

Re: Ford engines?

GTO airboats used Ford 514, 460 and 351w crate motors up until the early 2000s. Their big boats w/ 514 crate motors with a 2.3 gear box and 3 blade power shift props were bad ass. The big block Ford has a huge bottom end, (bearing sizes) and withstood the punishment better than the 502 Chevy crate m...
by rowdy1
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mini Mufflers
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Mini Mufflers

Who sells the stainless "mini" mufflers for airboats? I need a set of 2 1/2 inlets for my boat.
by rowdy1
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential, no oil pressure
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

Re: 520 Contential, no oil pressure

I'll re adjust as needed. I haven't gone full power yet, still breaking it in. I should do a full power runs this weekend. Waiting until I get about 3 hours on it.
by rowdy1
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential, no oil pressure
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

Re: 520 Contential, no oil pressure

Oil pressure update: Everything is good. took the boat to engine builder Friday. Primed the pump, turned it over, still very little pressure, adjusted the oil pump spring, got it to show pressure. Aircraft starter just not spinning over fast enough. Flipped the switches on, busted right off, PRESSUR...
by rowdy1
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential, no oil pressure
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

Re: 520 Contential, no oil pressure

jopete, if asking for help means I don't know what I'm doing to you, then that means you must know in all! I have no use for a know it all because you are incapable of communicating with normal people. You seem to be the only one who is quick to think I got screwed. I talked to the engine builder th...
by rowdy1
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential, no oil pressure
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

Re: 520 Contential, no oil pressure

I did not prime the pump. I assumed the pump would pick it up fairly quickly. As for calling out the engine builder, that's a bull$hit comment! The engine has been sitting under my workbench for nearly two years. things happen GROW UP!
by rowdy1
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential, no oil pressure
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

520 Contential, no oil pressure

How long should it take to get oil pressure? I have a fresh built 520, engine builder said to take the top plugs out and spin the motor over with the starter until I have pressure. I have spun the thing over, 30 - 45 seconds at a time. NO PRESSURE! I thought I might have a bad sensor, so I took it o...
by rowdy1
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential updraft vs down draft.
Replies: 12
Views: 2015

Re: 520 Contential updraft vs down draft.

I did a "cfm calculator" on 520 CID @ 3100 rpm, yesterday. The charts show a "stock" engine only needs 490cfm. Even a "performance" engine was less than 550cfm. What it did not account for was how much fuel was needed to cool an air cooled engine. I had the brilliant idea to mount 1 very small 2bbl ...
by rowdy1
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 542 Ultra - Branch Engine
Replies: 40
Views: 4168

Re: Cadillac 542 Ultra - Branch Engine

What exactly did you weld on the intake? The center divider? That's about the only thing that looks "touched". It should be nasty!
by rowdy1
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential updraft vs down draft.
Replies: 12
Views: 2015

Re: 520 Contential updraft vs down draft.

Better fuel economy on the up draft or the down? I have never known a Holley to get better fuel economy in any application!
by rowdy1
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential updraft vs down draft.
Replies: 12
Views: 2015

Re: 520 Contential updraft vs down draft.

I don't know about all that, I just want to know if there is an advantage or dis-advantage to running the Holley mounted in front of the engine as opposed to the up draft carb mounted in the front of the engine below the oil pan.
by rowdy1
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential updraft vs down draft.
Replies: 12
Views: 2015

520 Contential updraft vs down draft.

I have a true aircraft 520 w/ the double down intake and updraft carb. Has anyone ever really done the testing to see which carb setup works best? I realize the updraft is how they run on aircraft, but is there any advantage to a manifold with a Holley or other carb set up.
by rowdy1
Thu May 12, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who can build me a new engine stand
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Who can build me a new engine stand

I went by and checked on it yesterday, engine stand is finished and seat package is over 75%. It looks great and is much lighter that the aluminum rigging that came out of the boat. I'm very happy with it.
by rowdy1
Mon May 09, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who can build me a new engine stand
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Who can build me a new engine stand

I dropped the boat with Danny Phillips this past Saturday. Im 1st in line, could have it ready by this Saturday.
by rowdy1
Tue May 03, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who can build me a new engine stand
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Who can build me a new engine stand

Good tip, I updated the post.
by rowdy1
Tue May 03, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who can build me a new engine stand
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Who can build me a new engine stand

I need a new engine stand and seat package for my 13" Rivermaster w/ a 520 Contential. I would like it to be stainless. I have been trying to build one my self for several months but I have to many projects already. I know what I want. Call me if you have time to do it and lets talk about it. I live...
by rowdy1
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Gearbox for aircraft engine
Replies: 13
Views: 2793

Re: Gearbox for aircraft engine

1.55 - 1 is roughly 33% underdrive!

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