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Old 05-16-2011, 11:03 AM
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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

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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.
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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?
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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?
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Good point, Richard. That flat bottom would be stable, now that you pointed it out.
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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.
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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 .
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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John are you in fort myers fl?
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No I am in Lakeland, but from Miami
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