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by rdb
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Poll *** Direct Drive Caddy vs. Gear Reduction/Belt Drive
Replies: 43
Views: 3897

Re: Poll *** Direct Drive Caddy vs. Gear Reduction/Belt Drive

gear reduction, so you do not have to worry about thrust bearing
by rdb
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Goodbye My Beautiful Baby
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Re: Goodbye My Beautiful Baby

God Bless
by rdb
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 85
Views: 7389

Re: High School Airboat Build II

What kind of bender did you use for the hoops and js?
by rdb
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 85
Views: 7389

Re: High School Airboat Build II

keep the pictures coming. I watching how you build the different riggings, especially the cage.
Thanks
by rdb
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 85
Views: 7389

Re: High School Airboat Build II

I wish a could lay a weld down like that kid did. Nice looking welds.
by rdb
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: borrow a carb
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: borrow a carb

Deano thanks for the referral, I will give him a call. Jeep, Engine freshly rebuilt and brand new carb. Headers are glowing once I hit the 3000 RPM range. Everything has been checked more than a dozen times and have gotten the usual suggestions. Holley has tested carb and says it works great. People...
by rdb
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: borrow a carb
Replies: 6
Views: 816

borrow a carb

Anybody have a 600-750 Holley Double Pumper laying around that I can run on my engine? Need to try a different carb on engine to prove I have a carb issue or not. I will pay shipping and rent for the carb. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
by rdb
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: MATTHEW!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2124

Re: MATTHEW!!!!!

Good luck Floridians. Be safe.
by rdb
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: What carb to use on a Chevy 383 stroker
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: What carb to use on a Chevy 383 stroker

What size jets did you end up using?
by rdb
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Pressure
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Fuel Pressure

So I ended up buying a Holley fuel pump to get more gph to fix the fuel pressure problem and received it Tuesday night. I installed it yesterday with the hose fitting snug and of course they leaked. Long story short I tightened the fittings 3 or 4 times trying to get them to stop dripping and the ho...
by rdb
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Pressure
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Fuel Pressure

The lift pump is a 3/8 fitting precision pump. I bypassed the lift pump and went straight to the mechanical pump and had the same results.
by rdb
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Pressure
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Fuel Pressure

Sent email to Holley and this is what they said:

That is normal. When at WOT its using fuel so quickly, that it doesn’t build up a lot of pressure. If the car still runs well at WOT, then I’d say that you don’t have anything to worry about.
by rdb
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Pressure
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Fuel Pressure

I adjusted the float level using the Holley instructions. Running a stock fuel pump from O'Reilly for a 350.
by rdb
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Pressure
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Fuel Pressure

3/8" fuel line, got 350 HP forget what the torque was but it was up there. Once I get past 3200RPM the fuel pressure starts to fall from 6PSI to 4PSI and around 4000rpm wide open on the trailer it drops to 2PSI. Yesterday I bypassed the electric pump, put new filter on, checked pick up tube, ch...
by rdb
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Pressure
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Fuel Pressure

I have a sbc 383 with mechanical fuel pump. The fuel pressure at idle bounces between 6-8PSI, when wide open it goes down a little below 2PSI. Is this normal? Or do I need to look for a problem?
Forgot to mention Holley 650 Double Pumper.
by rdb
Fri May 06, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Airboat Builder in Port Lavaca
Replies: 5
Views: 3805

Re: Airboat Builder in Port Lavaca

Outlawaircraftengines wrote:I sell parts to them often.



You got a phone number? Want to price a SS Cage.
by rdb
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Beware of ------------------.
Replies: 47
Views: 4205

Re: Beware of ------------------.

Political Correctness?
by rdb
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Airboat Builder in Port Lavaca
Replies: 5
Views: 3805

Airboat Builder in Port Lavaca

Anybody know how to get in touch with the guys that are building airboats in Port Lavaca? It is located at the Port Lavaca Collision Center. I tried calling the Collision Center but nobody ever answers.
by rdb
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Odd Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1555

Re: Odd Problem

Is the header warped where the bolt is braking?
by rdb
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Please chime in airboat people
Replies: 17
Views: 1421

Re: Please chime in airboat people

Getting the upper pulley back in is not that bad, it is getting the upper pulley flush is the big deal. At least it was for me. Just had to have patience and once you get the lip to fit it falls right in. Don't know how much heavier the CR is but don't try shortcuts it will just add more time in the...
by rdb
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Broke 520 valve springs and odd seal
Replies: 19
Views: 1495

Re: Broke 520 valve springs and odd seal

valve stem seal
by rdb
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Can't even go hunting without getting screwed
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: Can't even go hunting without getting screwed

That sucks. Nothing worse than a stealing poaching dirt bag. Hope the law catches them and throws the book at them.
You could always use their stands to kill your deer. Hopefully they didn't kill a bunch of your deer.
by rdb
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Weeble Wobble
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: Weeble Wobble

Glad you got it worked out. Plus we learned something. That would have not crossed my mind not seeing it in person.
by rdb
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Weeble Wobble
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: Weeble Wobble

Maybe use emery cloth to make shaft fit. As long as you don't have to take to much off.
by rdb
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Painting my hull
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: Painting my hull

Might try paint places that sand blast and paint. Contact Phil Lacy at A&R 713-919-7129. He might be able to help or send you in the right direction. I painted my hull this summer. Turned out good but the paint scratches easy. Do not use Top Secret Coatings if you decide to paint your self. Wasn...

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