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hi all i have a zenoah g26 aircraft engine that i would like to use on my first boat.
currently the engine is running without the flywheel or mag ignition because i converted it to electronic ignition.
so i assume i will need to convert back to mag igniton and add the pull start i am preatty sure i still have the mag/flywheel but i will need a new pickup and coil. i also assume i will need to remove the aircraft hub, i have no idea how to do this though
so what else would i need to do to the motor to use it in my boat.
thanks for any help.
Engine NEEDS to have a flywheel for boat use.
Not seen the Aircraft case set to see if the coil mount area ( Red or Black primary coil ) area is still intact or cut off ?
Got pictures ??? ... post em if you do.
the case has been untouched i just removed the flywheel, black source coil,and gray secondary coil and installed a magnet and pickup for the EI unit. from my reaserch the crankshaft is the same for both the air and marine engine, also the mag/flyweel is the same. so from what i can tell all that would be required is to turn down the cooling fins for the water jacket, remove prop hub and shaft, reinstall magnito and coils, install pull start, and mount
Inexpensive as the 260 PUM ( Watercooled ) cylinders are @ $35 and a water jacket @ $15, o-rings and screws, would do that before paying a machine shop to remove fins and make a water cap along with a way in securing it
No place in particular ... seldom need an OEM one typically using after market types.
Price given fairly generic from prices I have seen them going for $$ wise.
well i got the engine off the plane and removed the prop shaft and prop hub. so after setting the motor in the hull i dont think i will be ablew to use a pull starter on this project. so i was doing a bit of research and i found a starter pulley/collet assy here www.rossisales.com/gasboats.html . how do you mount the collet on the engine?
Easier yet is using the ZIP-KITS collet with pulley and an electric starter.