A/C - Automotive

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A/C or Automotive

A/C
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Post by Skeeter » Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:34 am

We have 700 members to date. I'm a little curious on how many members own what. Lets see what the percentage works out to.Converted 220/520,13' Alumitech,3 blade 72" Sensenich
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Post by darkwader » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:13 am

Skeeter I am running 0540 Angle Valve on 14' Alumitech

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Post by GatorChaser » Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:57 pm

520 A/C on a 12 foot aluminum McMurry hull.

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Post by calbrigsr » Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:30 pm

I am running a straight valve 0540.
Chuck S.J.R.A.A.
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Post by Des Moines Boater » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:50 pm

I voted as aircraft. My current boat has an O-320 narrow deck with a Florida Airprop. Lots of get up and go.

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Post by PredatorI0540 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:04 pm

Running an E-Series 0-470 Angle valve 260h.p on 11' Cut-Down Predator
Clayton Tyler
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Post by Dakota » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:17 pm

Well we run a chevy 350 on an Hamant 14x 7 1/2 hull with a warp drive I think

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Post by Airboatcapt2 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:50 pm

502/502 Chevorlet on my boat

Don't get me wrong, I love aircraft Engines but they can't touch the power and performance of the Chevrolet Engines.
Parts are inexpensive, and readily available. It is also easier to find a mechanic. Aircraft Engines are slowly fading out and Chevrolet Engines are leading the way.
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Post by PredatorI0540 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:17 pm

I dont know about all that now. its hard to beat an aircraft motor. Both are good, but I highly doubt they will ever fade away
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Post by GatorChaser » Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:59 pm

Right on Pred! I will say this, it doesn't matter if your in a canoe, atleast your on the water!

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Post by Ruagatr » Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:23 pm

I hope all these posters are seeing the "POLL" at the top of the thread and voting.......Charles

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Post by cowboy » Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:56 am

Those car motors are impressive, and do some amazing things. Even pushing a gigantic boat though some tough terrain.

But then again, my fuel cost to go airboating is amazing too.
If I had a big automotive engine, it would probably be unbelievable.

I finally got to hit the marsh on Sat, and probably rode about 65 miles out there. I'll know for sure when I refuel the boat, but it probably burned around 14 gallons.

I know, I know.
There are some auto boats out there that get amazing fuel economy, and awesome performance. But most of the ones I see are just huge, and have those chevy's working pretty good. They must have an appetite.

I'm not rich, and I'm not a master mechanic, but I get by fixing my A/C engines just fine by myself.

I'll be sticking with my A/C for some time.

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Post by Tide Runner » Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:23 am

520 GPU Conversion on a 13ft bandit 78" stump puller whirlwind with top gun nos.... no plans go to to automotive.

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Post by MarshGator » Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:47 am

13' Aluminum hull, 350 Chevy with belt drive wood prop. Went under in Hurricane Katrina. Looking for go up to a 16' or 18' Aluminum hull with Chevy Big Block.

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Post by Waterthunder » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:14 am

Car motors because their cheap, you don't use parts from the 50's and 60's, you can buy everything you need new at the 7/11, and they make much more power.
THE PROOF IS IN THE PROP!

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Post by cowboy » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:54 am

I forgot one important observation that Blackpowder Scout made some time ago:

Chick's just plain dig aircraft engines :D

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Post by Waterthunder » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:02 am

I get it the aircraft motor is like the Harley thing because chicks dig Harley's too.
THE PROOF IS IN THE PROP!

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Post by Airboatcapt2 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:45 am

I have gone 90 miles on 33 Gal of Fuel with a 502/ 502 with 3 blade prop
in a 16ft Boat.

Now some of the auto engines are designed to run on 87 octane!
Not av gas or premium and Marvel Mystery Oil.


You also gotta admit almost all Aircraft engine are leaking oil. You almost never see on on the water that isn't smoking and dripping.
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Post by Olf Art » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:03 pm

I love A/C engines, and I'd probably run one if :

1) I wasn't too old to care what the chicks think :lol:

2) NAPA sold replacement parts for them.

3) I had 100 octane available to me somewhere other than an airport. The puny little 350's I run are perfectly happy on 87 octane pump gas, and there's a Hess station on the corner.

4) They had a high performance ignition system and a modern carburetor that would allow me to tune them for better fuel mileage.

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Post by Duece » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:04 pm

14' Diamondback zz4 355 hp chevy 350 2:1 stinger gearbox, and hopefully fixin' to be sent to waterthunder to get a swift kick in the a$$ w/a new gearbox and some motor mods.

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Post by Waterthunder » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:14 pm

That's funny Faron! I use to carry a quart or 2 of oil in my boat but it seamed like every trip I had to give them to somebody with an A/C. So I quit and I ain't carried spare oil in five years.
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Post by Sniper » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:17 pm

14 Diamondback 520 hp LS 6 and a 2.68 gearbox and a ultrawide Qseries and runs on pump gas and its lighter than a 6 cyclinder Aircraft engine and cost's thousands less

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Post by Airboatcapt2 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:22 pm

Sounds Nice Sniper! Can't wait to se the pictures.

I am thinking hard about trying one on my next personal demo boat.
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Post by Sniper » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:28 pm

The motor is Awesome and Waterthunder builds one heck of an Engine he took me for a ride on his Boat and all I can remember is that I had this great sensation of speed and then everything went blury OMG that is one fast boat.

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Post by Olf Art » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:51 pm

Sniper, his boats go faster, easier than anything else on the water.
And don't forget that he's the King of Quiet to boot.

Reckon that's what he means by 'the combination' .... 8)

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