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by One Eyed Gator
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Cage wire
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Cage wire

Go to a drywall supply and get 9 or 11ga galv. hanger wire. It is cheap. Can make it any size you like.
Can use very small zip ties to hold it in place for layout and welding.
That is the way a built my 1st 2 cages before going stainless.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Throttle to carb set up's for car motor
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Throttle to carb set up's for car motor

James, I used the regular throttle cable plate the goes on the intake and carb then mounted teleflex/Morse Cable Clip Mor-36174 to it It worked perfect used it my caddy and switched it to my 5.3. PM Smuggler he had some plates that he had made out of stainless also you can get the clip in stainless ...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1727

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

Before I did anything I would check the bottom with a straight edge or string line. I notice the bolts on the side If you're running poly make sure it does not have any issue. Mine started hopping on the way back to the ramp, after looking I found a 1' long cut in mine at a slight angle. Many hull e...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Nat Geo and USGS Maps Available Free Online
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Nat Geo and USGS Maps Available Free Online

You can also use the interactive map from the Noaa.gov site you can download the coastal nautical maps.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 10.0:1 compression adding a blower optional?
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: 10.0:1 compression adding a blower optional?

A small amount of boost my not add so much HP but it sure does make a nice flat torque curve.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: MTS VT59 Shaft Rocker System with ARP Studs Clearance Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 1037

Re: MTS VT59 Shaft Rocker System with ARP Studs Clearance Issue

Deano sounds, more like the norm when it comes to performance caddy stuff. Always some kind of issue. Every part I bought seem to need some kind of modification to work correctly. That I why I moved on to the LS platform. Love a Caddy but will never go back. Can Almost buy a junkyard 6.0 for what th...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 10.0:1 compression adding a blower optional?
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: 10.0:1 compression adding a blower optional?

If you have sq port heads just use the GM blower set-up. If you don't have the sq port heads get a set of LS3 heads and then blower. Can be done fairly reasonable.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: fuel injection pump
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: fuel injection pump

I have used the Walbro GSL392BX 255lph external pump. Seems to work well so far. If you use a stock intake with stock regulator mounted on the intake or use corvette filter with internal regulator if your intake does not have the fuel pressure regulator. Then there is always aftermarket Fuel pressur...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS repower!! Need help
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: LS repower!! Need help

Yep that was me.

Pm Sent
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS repower!! Need help
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: LS repower!! Need help

No you do not need factory harness with MSD set-up.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS repower!! Need help
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: LS repower!! Need help

I have a 5.3 that is carbed with MSD on a 14' Alumitec. Motor is stock had 113K out of wreck Silverado. I have run it with a 2:1 and now a 2.68. Has over 400hrs between 2 different boat. Built a 14' Alumitec deckover (older Round Bottom hull) with a L33 5.3 That motor turns motor prop with a 2.55 bo...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat reduction
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: Airboat reduction

I would say you will need more prop, but I could be wrong. LSmatt runs a 5.3 with a 76" 3 blade R with 2:1 belt, not sure where it is set. . I have built 3 boats with 5.3's: 1 with 2:1 Precision and a 81.5 2 blade R set just over mark 1, 2nd one had an L33 5.3 with a 2.55 ballistic it turns a 8...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: WHERE TO GET ALUMINUM CLAMPING BLOCKS?
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: WHERE TO GET ALUMINUM CLAMPING BLOCKS?

Sent you a PM
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Polymer changed my boat. Help
Replies: 15
Views: 1403

Re: Polymer changed my boat. Help

I had a fiberglass hull that was older, it would only bow in the water on plane you could watch the bottom flex up as you got on top off the water. It sat flat on a concrete floor. When I put new poly on it force the nose down. As hull bowed up it forced poly lip at transom. I put a (3) hull jacks i...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Reputable tilt trailer manufacturers
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Reputable tilt trailer manufacturers

I got a trailer from Chris over year ago. Wanted a few thing different, he built me exactly what I asked for and there has no issue at all.

BTW Chris also only builds airboat trailer.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 3 blade 72" H
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: 3 blade 72" H

To me H blades are like an old school 2 stroke dirt bike. Fast and load but have a narrow power band at the top. I ran one on a 14' Aluminum hull with a caddy, Always felt prop was slipping unless you where into the throttle. Was set at almost 3, but the snap was great. Would make your ears bleed se...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: headers for a small block chevy
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: headers for a small block chevy

Alumitec or Norman Clay
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need more power, not sure which route to take
Replies: 34
Views: 1911

Re: Need more power, not sure which route to take

There is a facebook page LSX parts for sale. There a number of stock GM supercharger on there for sale and you would want a supercharger cam. If I didn't do the supercharger then it would be Cam, springs, pushrods, Injectors and a Tune. Maybe add the throttle body and Fast LSXRT intake. Not sure if ...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need more power, not sure which route to take
Replies: 34
Views: 1911

Re: Need more power, not sure which route to take

Do a little research on cams, to make decent power in an ls you do not need a high lift cam. GMPP offers to cams Hot Cam and ASA Cam that work with stock valve train and upgraded springs. ASA cam has a nice flat torque curve and Both cams are low lift around .525 but have a little more duration. Mak...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Round or square?
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Round or square?

That is the route I took. Stainless is the only way to go, IF you are going to powder coat it or paint it you can use 304 and save a little money.

I used 304 and Saltwater fish all the time. Rigging is 5 years old and no issues other than my crappy welding skills.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Having trouble starting in cold weather
Replies: 17
Views: 1349

Re: Having trouble starting in cold weather

If it is a demon it may have the EZ-idle circuit. There is a screw at the bottom of where the air cleaner stud is installed. Set curb idle, idle mixture screws then use EZ idle circuit to readjust idle. Get demon website and check out the tuning instructions. This help keep the transfer slot open wh...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top airboat manufacturers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: Top airboat manufacturers?

For the subject you asked about top Manufacturers. Boats in Florida are either aluminum or fiberglass. Listed above are just the larger Aluminum manufactures and produce mostly welded boats, with some riveted. While they all build great boats, there are a number of small guys that build great rivete...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Overheating problem. Any help would be appreciated!
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: Overheating problem. Any help would be appreciated!

I ran the set-up that deano described bit I used a gutted thermostat. Also ran a large dual pass radiator. Never got 170 and ran around 150 unless I was running it hard.

I never ran an expansion tank either. Worked great for the 10 years I ran it.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

Got a buddy on here Crazy Frog His dad runs a 12' lazer with a stock GPU with a wood stick prop. It is a fun little boat to drive.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Lock out timing
Replies: 31
Views: 1340

Re: Lock out timing

I ran a MSD box, MSD high vibration coil and, MSD dist on my dd caddy for 8 years. It had a little better throttle response, started a little easier, but certainly didn't help me add any pitch to my prop. I would not have spent the money if I had not picked it up in the bulk caddy deal. If I was loo...

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