Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby Mossy Cypress » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:00 am

Damn sliding you hunting with that load?

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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby John Fenner » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:16 am

I just found the cooling shroud kit I knew I had somewhere, all parts and hardware. If you are interested.
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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby Slidin Gator » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:32 pm

Mossy Cypress wrote:Damn sliding you hunting with that load?

We were this weekend, myself and 3 other guys plus 3 dogs. My son had the mud boat so I was not hauling the whole crew all day. We would park the mud boat and then I would haul the crew up a mile or so and they would walk the dogs through the high ground while I shadowed with the boat to cut off any hogs making a break for it into the marsh. Luckily the water was perfect, 1 inch deep with just some dry (brown) ground to run.

Got 3 nice fat milk sows, my favorite, it was a great hunt! 2 Big fat black ones that looked like twins:

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Here is my catch dog Roscoe and Bay dog Bo doing their thang on How Now Brown Sow:

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I have a plan underway to resolve any need for an overloaded boat in the future. I recently bought a new 14' high sided Stossel Hull, a sister ship to my present boat. I think this one is gonna be the "Grey Ghost." So over time we will have a set of boats to run with.

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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby Slidin Gator » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:34 pm

John Fenner wrote:I just found the cooling shroud kit I knew I had somewhere, all parts and hardware. If you are interested.


John,
I am interested, is it configured for straight valve Lycoming cylinders? I will have to modify it to clear the Pacemaker ignition, but it would make for a good start for me.
I grew up thinking I-10 was the Mason Dixon line.
1986 Airboat Engineering Inc., 14' Marsh Master. Refreshed narrow deck, SV O-540, 72” NGQ. A Bob Stossel original.

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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby John Fenner » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:45 am

Yes it is for a pv
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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby Mossy Cypress » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:08 am

Awesome sliding! I miss running them hogs, glad to see somebody still giving em hell, looks like a great time. Your boat runs great man that's quite the load, thanks for sharing the pics.

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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby rowdy1 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:30 pm

Slidin Gator, Once again you and I may be related. Check out the little jewel I got. It is a cut down airgator with a 0290. Soon to be upgraded to something a little meaner! It goes fine now but the former owner had a wide deck 180 on it and it was a handful.
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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby Slidin Gator » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:43 pm

rowdy1 wrote:Slidin Gator, Once again you and I may be related. Check out the little jewel I got. It is a cut down airgator with a 0290. Soon to be upgraded to something a little meaner! It goes fine now but the former owner had a wide deck 180 on it and it was a handful.

There is a good chance of a common ancestor or two, my family tree looks like a vine anyway. :lol:

I see an IO360 in that boats future!
I grew up thinking I-10 was the Mason Dixon line.
1986 Airboat Engineering Inc., 14' Marsh Master. Refreshed narrow deck, SV O-540, 72” NGQ. A Bob Stossel original.

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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby kwanjangnihm » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:36 pm

Slidin Gator - any updates on your temp, carb & timing issues?
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Re: Tuning a Lean Running O-540 & 6AA / M5-4 Carbs

Postby Slidin Gator » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:54 pm

kwanjangnihm wrote:Slidin Gator - any updates on your temp, carb & timing issues?

No change since last, work has had me all over last 2 weeks. I bought the used Heat Extractor shroud from John and I have started modifying it to fit around the Pacemaker Ignition, it's cut to fit and ready to weld now. The plan is to see what that does next week when I go down to ride with Radtech at Mack's. Once we get my Q fitted to Rad's boat tomorrow we are both headed to the airport for a several hundred gallons of awesome smelling fuel. :bounce:
I grew up thinking I-10 was the Mason Dixon line.
1986 Airboat Engineering Inc., 14' Marsh Master. Refreshed narrow deck, SV O-540, 72” NGQ. A Bob Stossel original.


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