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by digginfool
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Built SV or Stock AV?
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Built SV or Stock AV?

1. Sell the Thurman 2. Sell the Barge 3. Enjoy the Don Davis :toothy7: one money pit is enough - 3 is insane - but you are diggin :stirpot: That is true. :lol: All but certain I'll be selling the Barge once I'm done building my camp. It's gotten to the point that it's just the wife and me 95% of th...
by digginfool
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Built SV or Stock AV?
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Built SV or Stock AV?

I've been so busy at work I haven't been able to get to work on my Thurman. I keep going back and forth between taking the SV off my sled and putting the 320 back on it but the Don Davis is such a killer boat with that SV and just a decent little frog boat with the H2AD. I haven't decided to sell or...
by digginfool
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Boat got motor ???
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: New Boat got motor ???

You could get away with an LS for the performance you say you're looking for but generally speaking, a boat that size needs big power. A good source of big block power is GTO/MAS. For less than you would pay for the Levitator you can get an all-forged, purpose-built BBC. And that leads me into my ne...
by digginfool
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 27
Views: 1137

Re: Riding in South Florida

As far as riding off of 41, most people put in at the microwave tower just past the village, at the bend. Beautiful riding in that part of 3A. You can also head to 2A for a change of pace. Just put in at Sawgrass Recreation off 27 or at the Stub Canal 3 miles further up the road. Good riding, mostly...
by digginfool
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gardner Marsh Water??
Replies: 43
Views: 6774

Re: Gardner Marsh Water??

I rode KCOL last Saturday. Went as far as Square Pond and that was dry virtually the whole way. Looked like there was water from Square Pond heading up toward Hole In The Wall. Saw a number of boats head that direction but pretty tough running just to get to Square Pond.
by digginfool
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OlfArt- Ken Johnson
Replies: 37
Views: 1717

Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Sorry to hear. My condolences.
by digginfool
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 10.0:1 compression adding a blower optional?
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: 10.0:1 compression adding a blower optional?

For what it's worth, the LSA uses 9.5:1 pistons and the blower makes about 9 lbs boost in stock form. Of course, it has all kinds of sensors to safeguard against detonation as well as an air-to-water intercooler. When I ordered the parts for my build, I stayed with 9.5:1 Diamond Racing forged piston...
by digginfool
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Goodbye My Beautiful Baby
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Goodbye My Beautiful Baby

My condolences. So sorry for your loss. I pray you and your family find comfort in the memories of the time you did have with her. God Bless all of you.
by digginfool
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Long Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Long Journey

What damage did the defective coil pack cause? Because the coil pack was not firing, unburned fuel washed the cylinder walls and allowed the piston to score the walls. I discovered the issue by pure happenstance. I had an issue with header bolts snapping and pulled the header to see if the flange w...
by digginfool
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Long Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Long Journey

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by digginfool
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Long Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Long Journey

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by digginfool
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Long Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 600

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by digginfool
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Long Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Long Journey

Wow. I've been without my DB for a year now. Long story short, the problem with my engine started because of a defective coil pack. The best they can tell it was bad pretty much from day one and that's what caused the damage. To compound matters, the engine arrived at the distributor in the Baton Ro...
by digginfool
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Looking for some reviews on the new alpha prop
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Looking for some reviews on the new alpha prop

I ran a 72" 6 blade Saber on my 11 foot sled with a SV540. Even with 10:1 pistons and a cam, it was a bit too much prop. I've got a 72" 5 blade prop now and very happy with it. I would imagine the Alpha is probably very much like an Excalibur, which I had and loved but was not compatible w...
by digginfool
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Freedom Ride
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: Freedom Ride

Unfortunately, the 'fool and his crew can't make it this year. I know, y'all's hearts are breaking. ;) Have fun and be safe everyone! See you next time!
by digginfool
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Sensenich or warp?
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Sensenich or warp?

If you want great push, you have to consider the Excalibur. It really is an awesome prop. In full disclosure, I've got one for sale. ;)
by digginfool
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Levitator 496 425-450hp
Replies: 50
Views: 1555

Re: Levitator 496 425-450hp

Thanks! I have a 2.3 on from my 496,Ima keep that on it I was thinking. Also I have a 4 blade 80'falcon,not sure at moment what to do with that. Give me some advice bc a lot of ppl told me 3 blade R was way to go. Thanks The research I've seen shows that diameter rather than pitch or brand makes a ...
by digginfool
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Levitator 496 425-450hp
Replies: 50
Views: 1555

Re: Levitator 496 425-450hp

Ruccus25 thats great sir u will be sooooo happyyyyy with that 540bbc and yes sir u r doing the wright thing for u and ur boat :thumbleft: .but stepping up to that 540bbc what size prop?and ratio box r u runing ?because with that 540bbc ur going to make more HP&TRQ so just keep that in mind.when...
by digginfool
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Levitator 496 425-450hp
Replies: 50
Views: 1555

Re: Levitator 496 425-450hp

Damn!! Not sure what to do now. Ok,what about going with a levitator 6.2 Ls3super charged? I'm lookin to run dry ground,mostly marsh with this rig. HELP ME OUT!!!! Thanks I put essentially the same engine (Marine Power rather than Pleasure Craft) on my boat after the 8.1 killed itself. It was not t...
by digginfool
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Levitator 496 425-450hp
Replies: 50
Views: 1555

Re: Levitator 496 425-450hp

If I had it to do over again, I would have seriously considered the all aluminum version of the GTO/MAS 540 BBC. I've never spoke to them about their motors but a friend of mine has their iron block 540 on his tour boat, 750 HP version and it's a beast, especially when you consider it's 19 feet long...
by digginfool
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Levitator 496 425-450hp
Replies: 50
Views: 1555

Re: Levitator 496 425-450hp

What ever you do with the motor, if you don't do anything else, get rid of the pistons. They're famous for breaking the ring lands and sheet goes down hill real fast. Speaking from experience. Good luck!
by digginfool
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Levitator 496 425-450hp
Replies: 50
Views: 1555

Re: Levitator 496 425-450hp

He's not talking about a stroked 454. He's talking about the 8.1 (496) metric motor. What you're suggesting doesn't exist for that motor. They're good motors if you leave them alone but if you want more power out of it, you're better off choosing another motor. If you absolutely must, here's the com...
by digginfool
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Levitator 496 425-450hp
Replies: 50
Views: 1555

Re: Levitator 496 425-450hp

Don't even bother with the 8.1. There's only one place for performance parts and that's Raylar. Kits are expensive and no matter what you do, you can't get around the fact it's a heavy pig of a motor. I was always wanting something more out of my 8.1 but it helped me out by self-destructing. I repla...
by digginfool
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: A Shout Out To Newoldglory!
Replies: 13
Views: 721

A Shout Out To Newoldglory!

Happy Birthday Gerald! Hope you're having an awesome day! :occasion4: :occasion4: :occasion6: :occasion6: :occasion5:
by digginfool
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Honeycomb Radiator Protector
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: Honeycomb Radiator Protector

Here's what's on my DB. I highly recommend having something fairly heavy duty. A friend of mine almost lost an engine because the air cleaner bolt snapped off and went through the prop. The prop then faithfully handed it off to the radiator with great force, promptly blowing a hole clear through. He...

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