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by Swamp Thang
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.
Replies: 25
Views: 566

Re: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.

I had a very similar issue recently with my GPU, disconnected the fuel line between the electric pump and the mechanical pump to check the pressure coming out of the elec. pump and there was almost no pressure.... so off to the auto parts store I go with receipt in hand for a warranty exchange, get ...
by Swamp Thang
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Light bars
Replies: 20
Views: 1234

Re: Light bars

just started installing the light bars on the Diamondback I'm putting together, mainly for gigging and bow fishing but a few facing straight forward as driving lights. The engine builder is putting two 140 amp alternators on it so even at an idle with all of them on there should be no issues running...
by Swamp Thang
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: FREE Download Of Bob Stossel Documentary:Airboat Engineer
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: FREE Download Of Bob Stossel Documentary:Airboat Enginee

Awesome video, Thanks for posting it :D
by Swamp Thang
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

I am the previous owner and I had a blue print 383 with a blower and didn't work out to well. Then I had an all forged 383 from whites and did very well considering the weight. The bb was a better engine for the boat but ls would do good to I'm sure. That belt is a 2.3 gear not a 2.1. good luck :th...
by Swamp Thang
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

Steve it will be mostly a play toy in the Citrus swamp along with some backwater type flats fishing on the coast, most of the time there are two guys on the front deck/rake step along with a trolling motor so the weight of the BB would help balance the boat. too light in the stearn and they don't t...
by Swamp Thang
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

welcome to the cm club and DB family, should be a great boat for my 10 cents I run a LS 550hp and up on it, great fuel ecomnomy and plenty hsp, ether way have fun and make sure the build is for a "airboat" engine not car hot rod will not live if not cam right and long runs above 3000 rpm....
by Swamp Thang
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

http://www.southernairboat.com/photopost/data/508/medium/2_68.JPG This is my 14x8 DB iron head and block BBC 2.68 and 3 blade S. runs good,stable with 3 - 4 people,5 gets a lil harry. Nice ride Joe :thumbleft: Five is too many for sure on any 14 ft boat unless the side seating closer to the center ...
by Swamp Thang
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

[quote="HuntingBigun"]welcome to the cm club and DB family, should be a great boat for my 10 cents I run a LS 550hp and up on it, great fuel ecomnomy and plenty hsp, ether way have fun and make sure the build is for a "airboat" engine not car hot rod will not live if not cam righ...
by Swamp Thang
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

For the best setup advice for that boat I would talk to Tommy and, or Scooter at Diamondback because with a 2.1 belt drive you may overpower it with a big block. If it was me I would go with a 350 SBC or a 383 stroker. I have a 15x8 Diamondback with a 350 SBC rated at 330 HP and a Ch3 2.38 belt dri...
by Swamp Thang
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

jeepinocala1111 wrote:Small block with around 500hp will do great.

Small block/LS is still on my mind, too many choices.
by Swamp Thang
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

Price just went up to 6k but still hell of a deal 632cid Bore: 4.600" Stroke: 4.750" Block: Dart Big "M" Sportsman Main Caps: Ductile Iron 4-Bolt (all 5 positions) Main Cap Bolts: Dart Crankshaft: Midwest Racing Ind. Billet Steel Pistons: Howards Racing Components ProMax Forged ...
by Swamp Thang
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

The Kennedy. man that hull sets nice and high in the water............unless its on the bottom??? Yes Greg, it's floating in that pic. I hate to sell it but there's just not enough time for two, it will be missed :cry: If airboating was my only hobby there would definitely be more than one in the y...
by Swamp Thang
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

I would think a 14ft boat would be better served with a LS3 / LS7 platform due to weight. Five people in a 14 with a BBC don't sound to safe or forgiving. If your set on a BBC and big inch engine, I recently found a new 632 short block assembled by Dart for < $5000 PM if you want the lead. If you h...
by Swamp Thang
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

PAINKILLER wrote::thumbleft: looks good

Thanks PK. I can't wait to get it running.
by Swamp Thang
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

Re: New to me CMB

The Kennedy.
by Swamp Thang
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to me CMB
Replies: 24
Views: 1915

New to me CMB

Finally got my dream boat, No such thing as the perfect boat but this is about as close as it gets for me.... I think :D . It's a 14x8 Diamondback 5 seater - removable front triple, all stainless rigging, 30 inches deep at the rear corners, Century 2 to 1 belt drive, Sensenich 80 inch 3 blade R prop...
by Swamp Thang
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: SBC 350 ???????
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: SBC 350 ???????

I had a similar problem last week on my GPU 220. lost a little power and was running rough, hit the electric fuel pump switch and it was better but not 100% I'm no rocket scientist but figured it must be a fuel issue LOL We made it back to the ramp and it was kind of hard to re start when my buddy b...

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