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Can anyone share some leads? Looking for a motor never on an airboat. Anyone got some good sources?

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LoL...good luck...might find a continental but gonna bebhard to find a 540

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Try Gary Barber owner of Outlaw Aircraft. (863) 698-0483

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It can't hurt to ask. You don't know if you don't ask. I figure it is worth a shot.

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Tom Schmidt on here will have run outs as well.

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Wally Moore was getting some run out O320s for a while. That's where mine came from, 5 years ago.
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I checked out barnstormers nothing there. I have a few A&P mechanics that perform annuals checking for me. I don't think Tom sells run outs. I think he overhauls them and sells them I believe. The same with Wally Moore.

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You will find all kinds of 4 bangers and clankinentals but a 540 is usually tougher to find. Just wait a few months and you can get mine

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Is that when your Eco-tec will be ready Tony
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Tony480 wrote:You will find all kinds of 4 bangers and clankinentals but a 540 is usually tougher to find. Just wait a few months and you can get mine
Finally gonna put a ecotec on that ride? :shock: :shock:

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Damn dirt man ya beat me to it

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Why does it matter if it has been on a boat or not?


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Marsh Magic Marine wrote:Try Gary Barber owner of Outlaw Aircraft. (863) 698-0483
X2 on Outlaw. Tony is right about finding Continentals but that is not a bad thing. There are tons of them running around with out a problem. On a good note they cost a bit less than the Lycoming. I personally have had great luck with my IO-470-S that I bought from Gary about 4 1/2 years ago so that is what I base my opinion on.
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JB550 wrote:
Tony480 wrote:You will find all kinds of 4 bangers and clankinentals but a 540 is usually tougher to find. Just wait a few months and you can get mine
Finally gonna put a ecotec on that ride? :shock: :shock:
That will never happen.

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I can assure you Tony ain't getting no ecotec motor. I know what he's doing and when. You ain't getting it from me though. Comanche-pup it's not that important to get something that hasn't been on a boat. I was just inquiring if someone had a run out or low hour motor for sale. Just trying to get something someone hasn't Jerry rigged. A new builder rebuild ain't in my budget. I kind of figured the continentals would be easier to find. Shoot Gary is advertising 4 IO 470 run outs for $4,000 each. I was trying to hold out for a lycoming though.

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I've had good luck with the (2) runouts I've bought which were a "h2ad" Lycoming & a F.I. 470 Continental.

The last non-runout I had was an anglevalve 170. Didn't realize it when I bought it, but it had a welded flange on the crank. It ran for several years with no problem. Then it broke, sending my Sensenich "H" & hub through the cage.

Gotta agree about the 540 runouts though...ain't seen many of them.

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Last i checked lycoming had a 10k core charge on a 540 which would make sense as to why u dont see many runouts
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There out there but all the builders buy them up and won't sell them because they make more money selling the yellow tag parts and rebuilding it for airboats

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Tony480 wrote:There out there but all the builders buy them up and won't sell them because they make more money selling the yellow tag parts and rebuilding it for airboats

This is true and also the Sport aircraft/homebuilt also are looking for the same engines. They prefer the Lyc due to the mount design works for them easier and the last fact is simply how many aircraft are being scrapped and what engines are on them. That market is slowed down as not a lot folks buying the airframe parts so the scrap yards such as Dodson are making more money buying old Lear Jet and other turbine aircraft and parting them out. I seen old Lear Jet sold cheaper than a Piper Navajo, fuel prices and maintenance cost are killing the general aviation all you have to do is watch a airport and see no light aircraft taking off and landing but a few training students. SO the sport plane is attractive to the old lets fly 172 just for fun.
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Ole Tony would have to eat too much crow in order to step up to an ECOtech .
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Bigun, wouldn't know by looking in my shop, I got em lined up outside.
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gyrocopter582 wrote:Ole Tony would have to eat too much crow in order to step up to an ECOtech .
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Step up?? That would be slumming....

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you got a hopped up 540 or a runout Tony?

Last I heard you put on 4 razor blades and couldn't turn em past the one mark?
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