Continental pe-90 info ?

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Continental pe-90 info ?

Post by SWAMPCRACKER » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:39 pm

Just wondering if any of yall have any info on the continental pe-90 motors? Like the cubic inches and approxamate horsepower and the torque ratings.I'm looking to buy a boat soon and I have seen a few in the classifieds. Are these motors popular and are parts readily available? I'm a pretty big guy approxamately 250lbs would the pe90 have the power to push myself on lets say a 12' 2 seater boat? or do you guys think an 0470 gpu singlemag would be a better choice for someone my size? also can you run both of these motors on pumpgas or do they strictly run on avgas? thanks in advance guys ! ~ Ron
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Re: Continental pe-90 info ?

Post by swamp runner » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:07 pm

it's a 4 cyl. gpu, around 90 + hp., 1 mag. i think it uses the 220 cyl. in my opinion they are just short of having enough hp. for a 2 man boat .
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Re: Continental pe-90 info ?

Post by landozuk » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:11 pm

pe-90 is rated at 135 to 150 hp. they will run on pump gas aor AV gas. i have one in the classifieds (less than 5k section) i weigh 270 and i have a pe-90 on a 11'7" f/g hull and will go any where within reason. good motors imo :D

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Re: Continental pe-90 info ?

Post by goldhunter_2 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:13 pm

like always it depends on your whole set up but the pe-90 are great four cylinders commonly called a 150 in airboat cause the HP they are also very easy to up grade a little or a lot just like the 6 cyl pe-150 and allot of parts are the same . you can build a bone stock or a 520 conversion that will swing anything any other four cylinder will with out a problem all depends on your wallet airboats are expensive toys :lol: parts are out there but cases and cranks are getting hard to find

I think swamp runner mistakenly confused a pe-60 with a pe-90
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Re: Continental pe-90 info ?

Post by twistedscott » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:59 pm

I'm running a PE-90 on a heavy glass hull made in the early 70's with me and a passager I'm pushin a good 450 LBS plus the weight of the boat. I can't run dry yet till I lighted the hull and get ploy on but it will do what I ask of it.
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Post by MYDIXIEWRECKED » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:03 pm

Do yourself a favor and just buy the 6 cylinder. You'll thank me later! :lol:
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Post by arcticman » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:14 pm

Hey I have one of those I like it has a standard crank and chrome cyl good on gas also known as a o-315 http://www.mykitplane.com/Planes/People ... ental2.pdf use the search on southern airboat and you will find lots of info http://www.southernairboat.com/phpBB3/s ... mit=Search

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Post by speed wheelie » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:08 pm

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Re: Continental pe-90 info ?

Post by SWAMPCRACKER » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:31 pm

Nicely done SPEED sharp looking motor for sure ! thanks for the info on these motors yall but I honestly think I'll just end up going after an 0470 gpu mainly due that I'm looking for like a 12-13' hull not really big on building a really small boat. I'm sure i'll be having my girl cooler and all the crap on board so would need something a lil bigger and stable not going to be running dry all the time but would like the confidence with a little more power like an 0470 gpu 6 cylinder would have if i had to cross hard ground. But thanks for the info it helped my decision.Also can you run regular pump gas in the 0470 gpu's? or do they run on avgas?
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Re: Continental pe-90 info ?

Post by boobidges » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:53 am

these are great engines.pretty much all ground powers are.theres only one big downfall,they arent making any new hard parts.the crankshafts are way expensive and hard to come by.if you think you wanna 0-470 get an 0-470 aircraft engine.you'll spend a little extra but in the long run you'll save a lot.

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