This ECOTEC any good?

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by captain chad » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:27 am

I'm no hater. Sounds like a really cool setup. If i didnt have this 496 experiment going on i would be looking to build one of those ecotec rides.
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by loudmouse » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:54 am

I have a 582ci BBC with an F3 procharger sitting in the shop but didn't want to burn 30 gallons every time we rode so I built the 2.0 turbo ecotec. I'm very happy with my choice and chuck at Airboat Pros was a pleasure to work with.
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by Chaseh » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:13 pm

Not to hijack more than what's already done, but has anyone put one of these on say a 14x8 aluminum hull?

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by scottyroll » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:28 pm

Chase, not to call you out again but look at the signature above your post. :D
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by loudmouse » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:42 pm

There is one on a 16' hull and it will run ground. If i'm not mistaken that ecotec is not the turbo version.
15' Alumitech deckover LSX TT Oxbox 84" JX 4-blade
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14'X8' JW, Chevrolet 122CID LNF Turbo Engine, Ox box, 80" NGR 3 blade

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by Chaseh » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:36 pm

I'm on tapatalk, scottyboy, therefore no sigs.

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Post by Afflicted » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:16 pm

Chaseh wrote:Not to hijack more than what's already done, but has anyone put one of these on say a 14x8 aluminum hull?

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by captain chad » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:10 pm

http://ocala.craigslist.org/pts/4401408662.html
When you can buy one this cheap then it might be worth looking at.
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Post by captain chad » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:14 pm

"you cant fix stupid"

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by loudmouse » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:03 pm

Knowing what I know the turbo motors are what u want. 1.4 or 2.0
15' Alumitech deckover LSX TT Oxbox 84" JX 4-blade
Gas required Water optional :dontknow:
Built and Tuned by Me
14'X8' JW, Chevrolet 122CID LNF Turbo Engine, Ox box, 80" NGR 3 blade

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Post by captrndy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:20 pm

That is a sharp little boat loudmouse! Can you post more pictures when you get a chance? I would like to see some a little closer. Who did the rigging?

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Post by Flametrain » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:31 pm

loudmouse wrote:She sits pretty high.
Really nice lookin rig, lookin forward to meeting some of you Marion Co guys when I get the boat back together, hopefully tomorrow :thumbleft:

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Post by loudmouse » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:05 pm

Thanks for the compliments. Whole boat I built with the advice of a few and help from friends. My first airboat ever.
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15' Alumitech deckover LSX TT Oxbox 84" JX 4-blade
Gas required Water optional :dontknow:
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14'X8' JW, Chevrolet 122CID LNF Turbo Engine, Ox box, 80" NGR 3 blade

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Post by MacGyver » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:36 pm

Loud mouse you most certainly hit a Homerun !!! good Job
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Post by chuckitt@earthlink.net » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:31 am

Hey loudmouse, the 3 blade Maximus should be in Monday, i will call you so you can try it.
Anyone needing a gearbox adaptor plate, i have 5 instock.
All the EFI ECOTEC's can be run with aftermarket controllers but i prefer the GM ECM and working with the stock wiring harness.
The 1.4L Turbo, 1.8L, 2.2L and 2.4L engines work good with the Century Belt Drive and it is a direct fit and don't need an adaptor. These engines performed very well with the 2 to 1 ratio belt drive due to the availible aircraft props that can be used.
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by Huffduf41 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:21 pm

@Chuck is ballistic only making direct mount boxes for the 2.0 LTG?

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Post by chuckitt@earthlink.net » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:11 pm

They will be making them for the LNF and LHU Turbo also. These will also fit the 2.2 and 2.4L Ecotec's.
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by dak10 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:57 pm

glad to hear there are more guys running the ecotec I have run mine for a year now with no problems its a great little boat
new rivermaster by marty bray,12 x 7.6, stainless rig with pancake cage,2011 chevy cruze 1.4L turbo LUJ,gm ecm controlled, cat converter with evap system, 2:1 drive by century drives,water walker 3 blade cypress 68 in,1/4" gpx polymer

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Post by captrndy » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:24 pm

Dak10 how many hours do you have on it now? I am getting really interested in these ecotec motors.

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Post by dak10 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:14 pm

I run about 30-60 miles on sunday an about 5-7 hrs but I don't have an hour gauge I use about 7 gals of fuel in this time frame an I do ride it hard
3200-5400 the hole time
new rivermaster by marty bray,12 x 7.6, stainless rig with pancake cage,2011 chevy cruze 1.4L turbo LUJ,gm ecm controlled, cat converter with evap system, 2:1 drive by century drives,water walker 3 blade cypress 68 in,1/4" gpx polymer

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Post by chuckitt@earthlink.net » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:13 pm

dak10, i think the engine run time can be turned on in the Aeroforce Gauge programing. Check and see. It would help to know how many hours it runs.
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Post by chuckitt@earthlink.net » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:23 am

The 2.2 and 2.4L engines work good with the Century Belt Drive 2 to 1 ratio. No adaptor plate needed. With the 2 to 1 reduction, you can still use a left turn prop from your aircraft engine, 200 to 260 HP. A 2.68 ratio is not needed unless you just want to use a geared reduction and a adaptor plate. A Century Drive Unit is also available for the 1.4L Turbo and the 1.8L NA.
If you get a good deal on one of these engines, try to get these other parts from the same car;
Intake air piping with Mass Air Flow Sensor
ECM and Stock engine Harness, VIN #
Throttle Pedal with wiring connector and about 6 inches wire
Exhaust Header ( if cat is made on the header, have them cut it off) they can't sell you the cat.
Fuel Pump, Fuel Tank, Fuel Tank wiring harness, ( and Fuel Line Pressure Switch if 2010 or newer)
Fuel Pump Control Module with wiring connector and 6 inches wire if 2010 or newer,
LNF engines, you will need the 58 pin connector from the body harness with at least 24 inches wire, this connector hooks to the ECM.
These parts will help get your project going and save you some money.

Thanks, Chuck

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by jaxduramax » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:54 am

Since this thread has become all things ECOtec... What does an engine package with belt drive weigh. Trying to figure out how small of a ride sled I can put it on.

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by One Eyed Gator » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:18 am

Ecotec sure have my interest but I have been surprised by a bone stock 5.3 with a 2.68 and 78" 2 blade maximus. It is on a heavy 14" old round bottom alumitec deckover and 1/2" poly. We fished all day some hard running and some skinney water but windy ran 54 miles and burn 14 gal. 3.68 MPG. Has a out of the box demon 650, an edelbrock carb kit and Norman clay headers. I think it will due better with a little tuning. Idle is incredibly smooth and has great throttle response.
turns prop 5600 past main align mark. Runs the ground at 4,000.

Not the baddest thing around but will be a dependable fishing rig.

Motor is a 99, truck was wrecked and set for 6 years.You can by the all day long for 500-1,000.00

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Post by Scarecrow » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:27 am

Are you turning the prop 5600 rpm--- :shock: -- or the motor 5600 rpm? :scratch: :rebel:

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