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Kinda a newbie

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Ok getting a 12..5 ft cotton mouth was thinkin a 454 for tourque.but a 350 for the weight ..gonna be direct drive..3 seater driver on top..what's the way to go both motors are gonna be fuel injected I think

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Some say you can run a for motor in airboats ...thoughts??

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Get a caddy 500 for a direct drive much better then either motor you mentioned.
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Some also say you can run a aircraft motor.

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Some people say you can't run a ford motor any thoughts

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Certainly can't use a Ford engine on a direct drive! :lol:
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Say it's about the harmonics of a ford motor?

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Harmonics? If that were true then LS engines couldn't be used since the firing order is the same. Most don't want to bother with starter mounting since it doesn't bolt to the block like chevy.
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You can absolutely run a Ford. There is guy around Cedar Key that has an older 15' Freadom Craft with a 400M that goes great. I had 15' River Master 17 years ago with a slightly warm direct drive 460 that would go anywhere a caddy boat would go. It had a RV cam, small chamber heads and a 500 holly on an aluminum intake. (straight out of the junkyard)

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Some dang good advice on this thread for sure!! :toothy7: :cheers: :salute:
noisemaker wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:52 am
Some people say you can't run a ford motor
Gary S wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 6:21 am
Some also say you can run a aircraft motor.
hdsadey wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 11:40 am
Certainly can't use a Ford engine on a direct drive!
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I use Ford for towin and Lycoming for goin
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Goin ls 6.0 I guess .2 blade paddle prop
Figure I'm gonna carb it

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Gear drive NEVER LOOK BACK

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