I've read various bits and pieces of a few guys that are getting 130 (?) Horse Power out of the 912. It seems they are using the 80HP model, turbo charging it and other little tweaks to attain this HP.
Is there anyone on here that can shed more light on this?
Reason I am asking is two-fold. One is I am building another plane and it will be on amphibs eventually. Also, I have a set of amphibs for my current S7 short tail and having flown floats on a different plane for a few years I know that HP is KING when it comes to float flying. One can never have enough good old Horse Power.
Who does these engine modifications? Are they reasonably reliable and trouble free? Any particular vintage of engine that is not good for this conversion? I ask this because I do know of a low time 80HP 912 that is sitting in a plane that could possibly be purchased for a decent price.