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by TDezso
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Looking for options to replace my 220

2.0L Turbo Ecotec with Gearbox Ill have my 1.4L making 230HP with all hope by next year, but you don't want to spend the time and money I am doing the tunes and bolt on mods. I'd love to go with an ecotec. I've seen some nasty ones, but it's way out of the budget and time frame I want to have it do...
by TDezso
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Looking for options to replace my 220

or u could go a all alumn LS direct drive and never worry about it again lmao :stirpot: :stirpot: :stirpot: . Just kinding wish u luck. Call JD or Cecil over here in west melbourne. Talked to Cecil a bit. He doesn't have anything right now. This is just a little 12' laser. So it'll stay ac till I s...
by TDezso
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Looking for options to replace my 220

John Fenner wrote:An o470-13 would be closest to mounting as the 220 but prop adapter and such are different and are longer.
Think I'm going to try and pick up an E185 this weekend from Ben Stanley.


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by TDezso
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Looking for options to replace my 220

wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to go with another 220? I know there is mucho chance somebody will sell you their junk 220, but I am sure there are good motors out there somewhere if you look. maybe even try some popup pistons or something to liven it up if you need a bit more power. good luck with th...
by TDezso
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Looking for options to replace my 220

glades cat wrote:Ouch. Yea, it's hurt bad.
Yeah. Wasn't a pretty sound. Starting to tear it down now. Hoping I can salvage enough parts to sell and recoup a bit on a different motor.


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by TDezso
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Looking for options to replace my 220

Well. When I say blew it up, I wish it was a jug or two. Image
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by TDezso
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Looking for options to replace my 220

Blew up my 220 yesterday and I'm looking for options for replacement. I was thinking 0-470, but it's looking a bit expensive. What are my options?


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by TDezso
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

OK. Not to split hairs or nit-pick, but to fully understand what you've actually identified, a couple of clarifications please. . . . The back is around a 1/16 below the string and about halfway up the hull there is a pocket about a 1/16". When I went back and reread the thread to better understand...
by TDezso
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

What is "pretty straight"? :dontknow: That doesn't sound straight to me. If I was buying a car and somebody told me the frame was "pretty straight", I would walk away! Within an 1/8" till the curve of the hull. It has a lot of flex side to side. The back is around a 1/16 below the string and about ...
by TDezso
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

Well. I think I found my problem. Put a string under it and it is pretty straight. Finally got it on flat pavement and it rocks back and fourth from side to side like it's supposed to. The problem is that the center stringers stay flat on the ground and the outer ones rock. Sent from my iPhone using...
by TDezso
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Greg McCloud Bendix Mag rebuilder
Replies: 23
Views: 2717

Re: Greg McCloud Bendix Mag rebuilder

Didn't know he had a shop. I just posted about needing the brass tabs for new wires. He posted up and said he'd send me some no charge. Now that I know I'll be sending my mag in for rebuild soon.


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by TDezso
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

If you can't drop a boat on your property, remove a bunk off a trailer, then silently winch the boat back on the trailer, you need to move! I can drop it for a short time. But my luck it would be sitting in the driveway for a few days. Sent from my iPhone using Southern Airboat mobile app powered b...
by TDezso
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

I can't do it at my house, I have to take it to the landing and when I get there I want to ride. Why not? As long as the trailer is set to dry load, you can load and unload the boat without turning it on. Un-hooking the trailer makes it easy to start on, just make sure you crank slow and are clear ...
by TDezso
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

If you have that option and preference, there is certainly nothing wrong with that. I hope my effort to help save you some grief, I didn't make things seem like it isn't something you could do for yourself. I was only meaning to convey that there were more variables involved than what adding jacks ...
by TDezso
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

I got a buddy that was a builder for diamond back for 10 years. I'm gonna take it to him and have it sorted out. I'll post back with the results.


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by TDezso
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

Just to prove Deano right, and... I ran a string line on the bottom of mine just now (it has been about 4 years since I straight edged it). Right down the middle stringer checked out perfect, as did ALMOST everywhere, but I saw a spot in the polymer in between 2 stringers from about 5-15" from the ...
by TDezso
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

You can believe it now or believe it later, but with the number of variables involved, your chances of randomly changes things hoping to find the right combo to correct a porpoising problem are akin to winning the lottery. To start in the beginning, just answer the question "Why does it porpoise?"....
by TDezso
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

I had a boat years ago that would porpoise whenever you ran it just a little hard. I moved the engine stand two inches forward (too much weight to the rear), and it never porpoised again. I don't have that option. I'm at my limit with the rigging that I have. Sent from my iPhone using Southern Airb...
by TDezso
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

Have you tried wedging different size blocks of wood under that bar to imitate a center jack? Those were all I could get under it. It's pretty stiff bushing it down. It runs across ground a little better I think like this, but it'll bounce you out of the seat in 1/4" of water. It's bad. Sent from m...
by TDezso
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

Yea, the 'ole cyclic porpoising syndrome. One of the biggest reasons is too great a payload for the hull size, combined with an aft center of gravity and enough speed to climb out of the depression it displaces in the water. You mentioned it changed when you went to the GPU from a 4 cyl. It may be ...
by TDezso
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

I'd love to get 29 before it hops. Lol and I've messed with the motor, up down it doesn't matter. The hull ran smooth with the previous setup on it. But it was also a 4cyl and now I've got a 220 on it.


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by TDezso
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.
Replies: 26
Views: 2382

Re: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.

Well. Hopefully I'll get out tomorrow morning and get it to bog and pull my plugs.


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by TDezso
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4011

Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

I'm about to put a couple jacks in my boat this weekend. It porpoises like crazy with anything over 20mph. Just curious what kind of shape I should shoot for on the bottom. I'm thinking probably push down in the front and pull up in the rear would make sense. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017032...
by TDezso
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.
Replies: 26
Views: 2382

Re: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.

diamondback0320 wrote:facet 40007 is the 1 i bought for my lycoming
What does it run for pressure? Says max is 5.5psi


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by TDezso
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.
Replies: 26
Views: 2382

Re: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.

i used to swear by carter pumps until year b4 last...mine took a dump after who knows how many years it was on this boat..replaced with a new 1 & it didn't last 6mthns.. talked to a few mechanics & was told carters are being made overseas now just like everything else..ended up buying the gold seri...

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