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by br,lc,LA
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: What prop, reduction to go with
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: What prop, reduction to go with

By the video he topped out at 540hp @ 6000rpm redline. Just depends on what he wants... EX blades are designed for about 2200-2400 rpm. So a 2.5 would give him the full usable rpm range. JX blades are about the same setup. S series or whirlwind superwides he would be good going to a 2.68. Ive always...
by br,lc,LA
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Cage wire
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Cage wire

Took my 2x4 and made it 4x4. Much happier now!
by br,lc,LA
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: What prop, reduction to go with
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: What prop, reduction to go with

Call Patti and talk! Also Whirlwind had a "you dont like it send it back guarantee" so you can try props thru them but she will sent you right.
by br,lc,LA
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec motors
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Ecotec motors

A couple of sources to help you out: 1. Chuck Rackley is available for a phone call last I heard. 2. CBM Motorports I have heard are a great group of guys, may be able to get them to provide engine and wiring or even do a harness for you if you want to go junkyard motor. http://www.custombuiltmotors...
by br,lc,LA
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Looking for options to replace my 220

2.0L Turbo Ecotec with Gearbox

Ill have my 1.4L making 230HP with all hope by next year, but you don't want to spend the time and money I am doing the tunes and bolt on mods.
by br,lc,LA
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 69
Views: 7269

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

Join us over on Facebook if you have it... Southeast Texas Airboats. We arrange rides all over the state of TX and make trips to Florida, etc. Always welcome more into the group for big rides.
by br,lc,LA
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Electronic gas pedal for 5.3 ls
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Electronic gas pedal for 5.3 ls

Mine is flipped over. Used factory bolts holes to mount in it a box then the box is mounted to the under the foot deck. This way you can move it around and even mount it extended past the foot deck like mine. Plenty of walking room.

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by br,lc,LA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: It's Aliveeeeee! Swamp Life 2.0 Ecotec LTG
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: It's Aliveeeeee! Swamp Life 2.0 Ecotec LTG

Nice ride. I'm considering Simpson suspension in a future rebuild.
by br,lc,LA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came

Feb 17th next year. They announced it at the ride.

Some ride all week.
by br,lc,LA
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: new hull and who to use
Replies: 18
Views: 1791

Re: new hull and who to use

Yes the Utah Airboat Association would be a good group to talk with. Totally forget about those guys on the Salt. They have a Facebook page and here is their website http://www.utairboat.com/
by br,lc,LA
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: new hull and who to use
Replies: 18
Views: 1791

Re: new hull and who to use

You want to stay glass or go Aluminum?
by br,lc,LA
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who builds a nice galvanized trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Who builds a nice galvanized trailer

Where do you plan to use it 95% of the time? Fresh Water or Salt/Brackish Water? Trick is knowing nobility of metals and how water/salt corrosion affects them. Aluminum and Steel/Zinc are both anodic (metal disappears in a electrically conducive atmosphere (salty air) - Don't use a zinc primer on yo...
by br,lc,LA
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came

RickMc, You have every authority to give them a stearn go to hell look if you get prop washed horribly. Sometimes its gonna happen especially if they get stuck getting off the grass, but still not polite to get blasted. Yes its the kettle calling the pot black as I prop washed a few folks that weeke...
by br,lc,LA
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Powered Paraglider Airboat
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Powered Paraglider Airboat

Chuck Rackley 352-330-1015 - Tell him I sent you. Man has built minis, ecotecs, aircraft, and big power car motors. He is retired now and is a wealth of knowledge.

He will probably send you to Marty Bray to get a good glass hull for your toy.
by br,lc,LA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came

Wayne,

Heard there was a few boats from Pensylvania also... not just us from TX and LA. Good times for sure! See ya next year.
by br,lc,LA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: It's Aliveeeeee! Swamp Life 2.0 Ecotec LTG
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: It's Aliveeeeee! Swamp Life 2.0 Ecotec LTG

Welcome to the Family! Hope I can catch up to both Russ and yourself next time I am down. Loved riding Kissimmee this weekend in the Ecotec.
by br,lc,LA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: EcoTec Bad news/Goods news story
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: EcoTec Bad news/Goods news story

Yep 1.4L Turbo will only cost me about $700 if I blow it up! I have a Tri-infected locked tune but new ECU is sitting on my table ($40) and planning to start work with Jerry at Bad New Racing in the coming months since they offer so many bolt on mods for the 1.4L now. Was down at Kissimmee all weeke...
by br,lc,LA
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop spacing from back board
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: Prop spacing from back board

I appreciate the respectful disagreement. But he doesnt seem to have an issue with plowing or the boat would not porpose... now if he makes an engine angle adjustment prop down and he feels the bow plow in the water or the ass lift when he is running dry then yep i would agree move some weight backw...
by br,lc,LA
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop spacing from back board
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: Prop spacing from back board

Moving it wont change ground performance. Weight is weight and thrust is thrust. Moving dont change either but may make it worse if it changes distribution of all weight further back. Got a porpose then bend then back lip down at the transom. Want ground performance make more hp or drop some #!
by br,lc,LA
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: thru hull transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: thru hull transducer

Look forward to to it and if it works youve answered my questions too... I didnt want to spend the money on a high dollar gps/finder and transducer and it not work. Talk about being a mad individual, but it was on my list of additions for the boat to test out.
by br,lc,LA
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: thru hull transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: thru hull transducer

Uhmw has a very high impedence like an air pocket does. I dont think you shooting thru it. Signal strength even if it passed through would be weak. It shoots thru metal bc it is solid and conductive so signal passes easily. Water is conductive so signal passes easily. Bottom of lake dirt is resistiv...
by br,lc,LA
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: thru hull transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: thru hull transducer

I did a small amount of research. There are some out there like Alumaducer that have the potential to work. But I never tried and I think there will be issues shooting thru the aluminum plus poly on the bottom of the boat. Next option would be to rivet a sheet of poly on the transom and mount a tran...
by br,lc,LA
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Belt reduction - 8M or 14M?
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Belt reduction - 8M or 14M?

Century Drives: *Briggs belt is good up to about 75hp *Ecotec Belt is good up to about 250hp These two drives above are open belt and the lower pulley is cantilever design CH2 and up well the more hp you make just look at what you need... I kinda agree if you have the tools then buy the belt drive t...
by br,lc,LA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Freedom Ride
Replies: 12
Views: 2090

Re: Freedom Ride

February 18th. We are coming down from TX and Louisiana with a group of 5 or so boats. Should be there mid afternoon Wed the 15th at Camp Mack.

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