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Lycoming IO580 ....

Post by Olf Art » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:52 am

Lycoming builds an engine designated an IO580. Has anybody ever heard of one being used on an airboat?
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Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

Post by Dirtman » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:25 am

Looks like the IO580 wasn't introduced until around 1997 so probably a little to pricey to put on an airboat and since it only produces about 15 more hp than a standard injected angle valve 540 probably wouldn't be cost effective. JMO :old_glory:
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Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

Post by Tony480 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:41 pm

There has been 1 or 2 used...but they are out of most people's price range

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Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

Post by Olf Art » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:50 pm

Tony480 wrote:There has been 1 or 2 used...but they are out of most people's price range
Yea, it would probably be way too early to expect to find a run-out. Cool lookin engines though. A couple of the commercial aircraft that come equipped with them have service ceilings up to 45,000 ft. so they must breathe pretty good. At sea level they aughta be real strong!
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Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

Post by glades cat » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:15 pm

Wow…
The IO-580 has a bore of 5.319 inches and a stroke of 4.375 inches and produces 315 horsepower at 2,700 RPM.
It should be a beast, and just a matter of time before they appear on some high $$ AC boat.
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Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

Post by boatair » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:47 pm

There is one around here with a bunch of goodies from the guys from pacemaker on it.Bad bitch.

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Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

Post by poornotlazy » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:51 pm

I heard of one with the crank cut and stroked to 600 cid
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Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

Post by Olf Art » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:07 pm

glades cat wrote:Wow…
The IO-580 has a bore of 5.319 inches and a stroke of 4.375 inches and produces 315 horsepower at 2,700 RPM.
It should be a beast, and just a matter of time before they appear on some high $$ AC boat.
That was my thinking, Glades. We all should know by now that it's torque (not horsepower) that turns a prop, and with those kinds of bore/stroke numbers, and an injection system that was correctly programmed for sea level operation, one of those IO-580's should be 'off the chain' strong for a ride boat. :glasses7:
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Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

Post by swampfox » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:30 am

That beetch is bad. Ride with him quite often.
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