Do you guys have a preference on which motor? Whats the ups and downs of each one? Im looking to get an airboat hopefully before the season starts so its going to be a whole new thing to me. Any info is much appreciated. Thanks!
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THAT is a tough question. Some auto motors last for 1 year and others last for 15 years. It depends on how hard you push them and what they have inside. A standard crate motor with 400 hp is a common starting point. After that, we will need to get an expert opinion, or opinions.
Thanks. how often do people really rebuild their motor? I know there will always be repairs to be made
Aircraft guys are a special breed. It seems to me that you need to learn to be an aircraft motor speciaist in order to keep it running smoothly. On the upside, they are light, and the aircraft guys are very willing to help each other figure things out. Small block chevy's seem to be the go-to motor due to the ease of repairs, parts, etc. The problem always comes down to cost. Can you afford to build a small block that will hold up to the rigors of airboating or just figure on repairs and rebuilds of an auto motor.