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Old 06-26-2005, 11:07 PM
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i just inherited this engine, some time ago i saw it run, but as i remember it would get hot and stop running, and im not sure whats up.. also im hoping that this might work in a boat project i would like to work on.... what do yall think? whats the story?
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Old 06-26-2005, 11:56 PM
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It would be good for an airboat but not for a regular boat. It was probably running too lean and overheating. Some people like to try to run engines that way and it does more harm than good.
Old 06-28-2005, 10:38 AM
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that makes sence... you dont think that with a little ambition and some time at the lathe i can make this into a decent watercooled regular boat engine....time and tools i got, money is a different story...
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Yeah, I'm in that boat too.
Honestly, an airplane motor is made for just that. A more conservative timing, smaller carb and other things that make it so they don't have the RPM and HP that boat motors have.
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yea, your probably right, maby i can swap or sell this and get me another good weedwhacker motor
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project5k - Just for a bit of info on an airplane engine in a boat.
My father ran the Dumas Drag"n"fly .60 size Hydro back in the 70's with a MAX - H OS 60 Airplane engine converted to a marine. He utilized Kool Klamps for cooling and redid the front by putting a flywheel on it. Had the standard exhaust running out the side of the boat.
My brother said it ran great although I was to young to see it go. I still have this engine.
He then converted to the OPS .60 Which I have just rebuilt and put in my new Hydro



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