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john1edwards 05-16-2011 11:03 AM

292 chevy
 
Hello, I am John new to this site. I have a different project. I am going to put a 292 inline six on my airboat. The issue with this application is the prop will only turn between 2500 and 3000 rpm. this is the most efficient range for the prop. this is the range were I need my horsepower/ torque etc. The 292 is suppose to be a torque monster and is less than a v8. Thanks looking forward to be on site

cobalt327 05-16-2011 11:09 AM

Sounds interesting. One thing that came to mind when I read this, was the CG being kinda high because of the tall engine. Not a problem?

I don't see a problem getting the torque peak where the prop wants to turn, if direct driven. Is this the plan? Might not be a HP king, but torque should be sufficient.

richard stewart 3rd 05-16-2011 11:23 AM

Hi Mark
Hope all's well there.
The center of gravity doesn't seem to be a problem with the air boats, when I lived in Fa I saw some that were quite high & the driver right up there with the engine. I suppose it has something to do with the flat bottom?
Rich

eloc431962 05-16-2011 03:44 PM

Welcome to the site.

Cole

cobalt327 05-16-2011 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richard stewart 3rd
Hi Mark
Hope all's well there.
The center of gravity doesn't seem to be a problem with the air boats, when I lived in Fa I saw some that were quite high & the driver right up there with the engine. I suppose it has something to do with the flat bottom?
Rich

Good point, Richard. That flat bottom would be stable, now that you pointed it out.

john1edwards 05-27-2011 09:38 AM

250 now
 
right now I am running a 250 with integrated head works pretty good, but have 292 on my garage floor. Looking forward to putting it in.

Capt.Kurt 10-09-2012 10:16 PM

Hello John
I have a 292 in my swampbuggy here in Fort Myers..I was wondering how your airboat was doing with the 292?
I seen an airboat on crags list the other day with a 292 in it He was selling it.
IM allways looking to get another 292 for parts ...So if ya here of any 292 motors for sale let me know .
Thanks Capt. Kurt

john1edwards 10-16-2012 06:27 AM

292
 
I got rid of my 292 engine. I had a problem finding heads for it, so I went to a 350 chevy. parts are not redily available. The engine worked fine for power and running the airboat.

Capt.Kurt 10-16-2012 12:47 PM

Wish i new you were looking... I have 3 extra heads for my 292..
Also we just finished turning a 4 bolt main 350 into a 383 stroker and stuck it on an airboat... Runs dryground real good and good on fuel.

john1edwards 10-18-2012 06:53 PM

Thanks, my 350 will run some dry look on you tube, "airboat with summit cam" I put one of those 1100 sum cams. I am turning a 68 38 @ 2900

john1edwards 10-18-2012 06:58 PM

Also nice swamp buggy. My dad built a buggy when I was a kid that had a 250 inline six and 2 4 speed transmissions with airplane tires

Capt.Kurt 10-18-2012 07:06 PM

lol my dad built a buggy also with a flat head 6 in it [ worm drive ] and also airplane tires on it..
Man did we grow up right or what... I learned how to drive on my dads buggy

john1edwards 10-19-2012 06:29 AM

My dad used to keep his buggy at Jimmy Pattens on 41, I think it was called trail town also, I have some pictures on southern airboat of buggys and airboats. look at john1edwards.

Capt.Kurt 10-19-2012 12:55 PM

John are you in fort myers fl?

john1edwards 10-22-2012 08:30 AM

No I am in Lakeland, but from Miami


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