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Tell me about this motor

Postby Keeth1123 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:37 pm

Came across this motor. Is this a converted 220gpu?

520 Getsu conversion on a dry-sump 220

Don’t have any other info
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Re: Tell me about this motor

Postby airboat78 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:29 pm

Need a pic

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Postby Keeth1123 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:49 pm

Don’t have one. Just wanting to know what that info would mean
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Re: Tell me about this motor

Postby Rich Andrews » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:52 pm

i'd buy it
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Re: Tell me about this motor

Postby smessler34 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:22 pm

i think its the same motor flip palot runs, sweet engine.seen him on the st johns with it. i think it has the split rocker covers on the jugs, google flip pallot airboat. the full deck has the motor your looking at . runs strong

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Re: Tell me about this motor

Postby fletchster76 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:22 pm

It's a PE-150 (220 gpu) case that got drilled to take 520 cylinders. Uses the GITSU cylinders which sets the intake on top. Makes 285-300hp depending on pistons (7 or 8.5 to 1's). Been told they run more efficient that a regular 520 or 520 conversion. Smessler is correct, instead of 1 valve cover it has 2 small rocker arm covers per cylinder.
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Re: Tell me about this motor

Postby Keeth1123 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:52 pm

Are these worth buying or a gamble? I see one that looks nice and is priced much less than a “run out 520”

Personally, I would think it would be better to buy the true motor.
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Re: Tell me about this motor

Postby fletchster76 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:34 am

For resale purposes the true 520 is better. For performance these motors are as good or better (I was told by the late Mr Stanley). He said this is due to the intake setup providing a more even flow of fuel. I run a 520 conversion (300hp) but it doesn’t have the gitsu jugs and it pushes like a tractor.
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Re: Tell me about this motor

Postby Keeth1123 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:24 am

What are some things to look for when buying a conversion motor? Anything different than a normal motor.
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Re: Tell me about this motor

Postby Whitebear » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:09 am

I dont remember there ever being any dry sump 220 GPUs.
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Re: Tell me about this motor

Postby fletchster76 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:38 am

I actually missed the part he had said about it being a dry sump. In that case it’s probably a E-185 or early 470 conversion to GITSU 520 jugs. Power would be the same though. Nothing different to check for that any other motor unless you pull a jug and check the rod bearing size. Always been told that 520 conversions will eat up cranks that have been turned.
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