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by Deano
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

When you get back to your notes and can confirm what pistons you have, please identify the head casting number(s) as well. While I most certainly hope it does not end up being the case . . . if by chance you have early 76cc heads and the pistons are KB353s (which are flat tops), there will be little...
by Deano
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

If you are already running good gas, almost certainly to much timing. Possibly running lean as well. Either can and will create/contribute to detonation that you don't want and often can not hear. At that compression, you have to run 93 minimum. If you aren't . . . that will do it to. Detonation is ...
by Deano
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hurricane Damaged Insurance sales
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Hurricane Damaged Insurance sales

You can bet that if I hear of such a critter, you will be first to know. :salute:

Gary S wrote:From the looks of things you might not have to go to Texas.

.......Unfortunately, there is more truth to that than any of us would care to admit.
by Deano
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Bear is Back ! ! !
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: The Bear is Back ! ! !

Good to see you back, you've been missed.

It is even better that you can now justifiably see that build looming in front of you. .. :D
by Deano
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

http://www.southernairboat.com/photopost/data/1538/medium/dont_loot_texas.jpg Here is a black man who gets it and reports what the liberal media will not: (note: the language gets foul in the end @ 4:37, nothing worth value after that) jVmWQrceH0w This is next one is where the screen grab above cam...
by Deano
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Tree stand thief in Brevard county
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

Re: Tree stand thief in Brevard county

Guy on Facebook yesterday tried to tell me they are St. Johns land managers. I asked why they wasn't in uniform & he said they don't have to wear them. Why doesn't he have bolt cutters? I mean, if I was the "land manager" and the job I was getting paid to do today is remove tree stand...
by Deano
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Greg, this thread is over six years old.

Chick just responded to a dead thread, which brought it to the top.

The original poster has not been here since October, 2011.
by Deano
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to airboating looking for opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: New to airboating looking for opinions

Everything is a matter of perspective . . . With two of them being bad, that would seem to imply that 14 of them are in better shape. :) On a brighter note, if you live ten minutes from Buddy's you are better off than most Caddy folks on this board. http://www.southernairboat.com/photopost/data/1538...
by Deano
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Los Brazos river
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Los Brazos river

To us non-locals who don't know what county is where, this may be hard to put in perspective
but nevertheless here is a Thursday 8/31 am update:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/brazos-river-continues-to-rise-with-major-flooding-expected-friday/ar-AAr2vLH?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U220DHP
by Deano
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Fuel pump, electrical or mechanical?
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Fuel pump, electrical or mechanical?

If I already was running a Facet, I would be done upgrading pumps. A primer bulb will work just fine and is the easiest and quickest because generally there is no additional plumbing required as they mount inline. Where is your pump currently mounted, ie., is it between the tank and the engine? If s...
by Deano
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Los Brazos river
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Los Brazos river

The Brazos originates like 800+ miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico, so there are many dams and levies along the way. Don't know specifics of how many of what are having problems, but at least a couple have breached. They are describing this as an 800 or 1000 year event depending on the source. T...
by Deano
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1844

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

The last couple of posts in particular are both very good ones and offer IROD very valuable insights that he currently lacks, but will attain up the trail. These are very valuable bits of info worth much more than he'll realize on the front side. Still, I will point out for IROD's benefit that it wa...
by Deano
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to airboating looking for opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: New to airboating looking for opinions

You are correct . . . what was once Power Shift is now Water Walker. The easiest and quickest way to identify which blades they are is to measure the width at its widest point. The Signature series which you want to run will be a real fat ten inches wide, maybe ten and a half. The Falcon series whic...
by Deano
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to airboating looking for opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: New to airboating looking for opinions

I like your can do attitude :thumbleft: but I don't think I would recommend doing that for a couple of reasons. That particular hull is of such a design and mass that I wouldn't expect the difference would get you where you want to be. Ultimately, up the road you would still be needing and looking f...
by Deano
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Header gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Header gaskets

Good to see you, glad you chimed in, I had a friend that used those a good while back and I had forgot about them. Pricey is right, but you generally get what you pay for. Yours is an assessment I would trust. If a man uses fleabay, they are about eight bucks cheaper there: http://www.ebay.com/itm/R...
by Deano
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to airboating looking for opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: New to airboating looking for opinions

There is a very justifiable reason why it feels like a very big boat. It is a very big boat. The only time I've seen that hull 'run the hill with 4' was a buddy of mine's who had a 502 w/ a 2.37 and BIG blades. You may get in and out of the water ok, but I wouldn't try to get to far from the water w...
by Deano
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

That is good news about there being help en route. It is frustrating to be willing, but unable to help.
It is somewhat disheartening that they need to open dams prior to getting everybody downstream.

If what we can do to help best, is to pray . . . then that is what we will continue to do.
by Deano
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Header gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Header gaskets

Of course the OEM style would burn thru, given the size of your exhaust ports. :D My blower bike used single, copper gaskets and over time, I came to hate them little bastards. In that case, they were seldom reusable and only complicated what would have otherwise been a no brainer. Contrary to your ...
by Deano
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Header gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Header gaskets

If you really need copper, they can be had here: http://www.cad500parts.com/catalog/page15.htm Won't guarantee the 'thick and solid' part though. That's not typically how a copper gasket is constructed. Have you identified why they are doing that? Must be a reason. I avoid any of the single cylinder...
by Deano
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1844

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

The Laws of Physics consistently remain somewhat disinterested with what a person wants to do.

I'll be surprised if the previous viewpoints don't end up being unanimous. :|
by Deano
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Gearbox problems
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Gearbox problems

The K-Way morphed into the Rotator long ago . . . (but not far away, if you're near Cocoa). Your best bet is to contact Panther. 800-247-2628 Or you could contact them here: http://airboats.com/reductions/ As Maxforce accurately pointed out, there aren't many parts in one of them. If it's already pu...
by Deano
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: A man's word
Replies: 34
Views: 2314

Re: A man's word

While it kind of bites to have had such a PIA midstream, I don't doubt for a
second your buddy will be happier, longer the way it ultimately panned out.

It's always nice to see more confirmation that ' keeping the faith ' has it's rewards. 8)
by Deano
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hoping for the best in Texas.
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Hoping for the best in Texas.

Looks like Corpus Christie and area(s) North have already got 10+ inches and some over 15. :shock: At least it kept moving instead of camping there. Looking at the forecast, it's not going to go to far or to fast for a good while. Y'all know you're in our thoughts and our Prayers, both. https://rada...
by Deano
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Do I go back to DD or get a Reduction ??
Replies: 40
Views: 1955

Re: Do I go back to DD or get a Reduction ??

This is outstanding news. :salute: Congratulations ! ! :cheers: Everyone involved with that decision, should justifiably be proud of themselves for seeking out, correctly weighing, and then using the information offered. Sometimes things don't progress as logically. I hope you were awarded the credi...
by Deano
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The end of Sandy dike
Replies: 40
Views: 2729

Re: The end of Sandy dike

Must have got this one right before the back hoe and the wiener warmer got there. :D

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