Warp 8 blade turbo prop

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Warp 8 blade turbo prop

Post by rotator75 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:57 am

Hi can anyone tell me I had a 8 blade turbo prop on a built 454 and it pushed like crazy,building a new boat with a 496 would I be better to go to 10 or 12 blade over the 8 turbo.Thanks.

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Re: Warp 8 blade turbo prop

Post by EFI Jay » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:19 am

What ratio is your reduction unit?
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Re: Warp 8 blade turbo prop

Post by rotator75 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:36 am

2to1 rotator.

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Re: Warp 8 blade turbo prop

Post by Duece » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:31 pm

How would that prop work on 350 w/a 2.68:1 pushing around 350 ponies?

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Re: Warp 8 blade turbo prop

Post by rotator75 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:02 pm

Well im not sure I had it on my built 454 .I had front blades at 10 degrees and back at 12.I spun it 5500 with 2to1 Rotator on a 16ft freedom craft with poly.I will tell you it will spin up alot faster than the whirlwind stumppuller I had.

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Re: Warp 8 blade turbo prop

Post by dudda bug » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:36 pm

got a 8 blade turbo, got with warp drive and there data that was in airboat mag. fixin to try one more thing before I give up on it. will repost in a bit!!!!!!!!

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