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Why is it that air boaters don't use the Continental OI360? I was surfing around last night and found plenty of them for sale. They are at least 210 hp and only 35 lbs heavier than a O360 that might only be 180hp. There has to be a reason and I'm curious to know why.
I believe they talked about this engine few years back, Wayne ‘Huntingbigun’ mentioned it not being a good candidate for airboat use due to the counter weight crankshaft and that engine needing to stay below 2700 RPM. I’m no a/c guy I’m sure you will get more input.
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They run just fine on an airboat, a friend of mine built one up, I decked the case .090", he put the biggest ratio pistons in it and had the cam ground, it is an impressive unit!
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