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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Thu May 11, 2017 7:19 am

With coolant (anti-freeze) a 50/50 ethyl glycol is a good choice. Research has shown that nothing cools better than plain distilled water with a "Water Wetter" type additive, it is what extreme racers use but for us we need a solution that offers more corrosion protection. My aluminum head 542 has the new Dexos Orange in it now and it seems to be doing a good job. They claim Dexos Orange allows the engine to warm quicker, yet cools effectively and protects internal passages against rust, corrosion and scale.

Today I think all the major brands of coolant are high quality products just dispose and store safely. The sweet smell and vivid color attracts kids and pets to it with fatal consequences. Take the waste coolant to the parts store or county recycle center don't spill it out you may poison your own water supply. This stuff is bad shizt.

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Sat May 20, 2017 6:39 pm

Delano or Swamp. Can you guys post a close up pic of your caddy motor mount setup?

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Sat May 20, 2017 6:40 pm

Sorry "Deano". Stupid autocorrect

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby Deano » Sat May 20, 2017 8:13 pm

My good pics are on a puked computer, and you don't want yours like my current ones anyway.
These were made a LONG time ago; afaik, they're truck body mounts like in the recent A/C thread.
They work, but the typically used ones are readily available now so no need to use them on a new build.

The ones you want to replicate are like the ones BluByU2 made for his boat.
He may have made Swamphunter's as well, I don't know about that.

Either way, his are the ones you want. You might send him a PM or I'm sure
Swamphunter will be along before long, he may have some of them as well.
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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Sat May 20, 2017 8:31 pm

I run a gear drive you still want pics?

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby Deano » Sat May 20, 2017 8:41 pm

Sure he would, at least the front if not the rear as well. If I remember correctly,
the new rig he's building has the Caddy w/ a 2.09 OxBox on an Alumitec hull. :cheers:
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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby kwanjangnihm » Sun May 21, 2017 8:58 am

Posting engine mount photos for Swamp! :thumbleft:

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Sun May 21, 2017 9:29 am

The front mounts were made by Ned for the original DD build (Neds Fabrication, Inverness FL) a few years back and are a very good design for use in a saltwater or rough service environment.

Thanks Kwan for IT support :salute:

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Sun May 21, 2017 9:33 am

Thanx fellas. I'll post what I got when I get back from shop today. Having a time figuring the mounts I got from classic airboat

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Tue May 23, 2017 12:42 pm

Got it figured out. The last two parts are on the way (radiator/air cleaner). We're going to do the last prep work Friday evening and start the build early saturday morning.
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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby kwanjangnihm » Tue May 23, 2017 2:45 pm

you need to be flyin this and use the ford n dolphin rags for oil leaks :toothy7: :stirpot:

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Tue May 23, 2017 8:23 pm

Lol, "I like it"

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Sun May 28, 2017 8:28 pm

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Sun May 28, 2017 8:29 pm

Weekend progress

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Sun May 28, 2017 10:25 pm

Awesome Duck!

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Mon May 29, 2017 4:18 pm

Thanx Swamp, I'm happy with progress. Next weekend we start on rigging

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby Deano » Mon May 29, 2017 8:44 pm

Nice chunk of progress there !

Looking at your engine sitting solid that far off the ground, kind of makes ya a little itchy don't it ? :)

I especially like your temp dipstick plug. :D
Be aware and/or don't forget that tube needs to be bent to clear the
rotating assembly before the pan is buttoned up for the final time.
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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Tue May 30, 2017 11:17 am

Thanx Deano, I'll keep posting progress along the way.

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:07 am

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:08 am

Trial header fit.

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby Deano » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:29 am

Lookin' Good . . . 8)
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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:59 pm

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Don't look like a ton of progress this weekend but it really was, everything plumb, level and square.

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:19 pm

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More progress

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Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Postby DuckNutt » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:38 am

Anybody have recommendations on the best guages out there?


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