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by AirHog
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: First time safety
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: First time safety

Hello

Take a look at the forum tab, go to the “safety” forum there is a post called “must haves” that’s a good read. Also check out the “do and don’t handbook”

Good luck
AirHog
by AirHog
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Perplexed by Mag ID
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Perplexed by Mag ID

You can’t be using big words like perplexed..... most members probably thought you were talking about a gasket compound.....

Snicker

AirHog
by AirHog
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Alumatech Hull Choices
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Alumatech Hull Choices

I got an AGS and love it.... aircraft. Side poly is good for Airboat slides. I got a short rake and the deck extension.... LED nav lights in the take. The AGS planes fast.... and planes at a slow speed.... turns good also. Mine does not hop... and I don’t have a trim tab. I was able to work the moto...
by AirHog
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Can anyone identify this alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Can anyone identify this alternator

Why not take it to a starter / alternator shop?
by AirHog
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rivermaster Hull
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Rivermaster Hull

I will try to give a fair answer here.... first a Rivermaster is a good running hull. Only inspection will tell if this particular hull is in good shape. A healthy 305 will run OK in deeper water, the issue is dry running. Airboating is a disease.... that makes one want more and more power.... you m...
by AirHog
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Dick's Shifts
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Dick's Shifts

Well

They certainly live up to their name....

Never spend a dime in there again after they destroyed AR’s last time.... sadly I used them in the past never again.

We have to “vote” with our dollars
by AirHog
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Chuck. James Rackley
Replies: 39
Views: 2825

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Sorry to hear about this. Prayers have been sent. Chuck changed Airboating, and was an innovator.... he was always willing to share his wisdom.... he will be missed by many.

See you on the other side...

AirHog
by AirHog
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Wild Country Running
Replies: 15
Views: 894

Re: Wild Country Running

I have a buddy that hunts in Alaska with an Airboat... he has a 4 stroke kicker that pushes his boat in deep water and when he needs the push of an Airboat he fires up the 502 Chevy... the kicker motor is a 30 hp.... yes it is slow but the kicker hardly burns fuel.... he drops off 55 gal drums going...
by AirHog
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tube bending dies - center line radius?
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Tube bending dies - center line radius?

A lot of us simply use conduit benders.... 1/2”.....3/4”...... and 1”. This works for simple bends quite well Harbor Freight has a wheel bender that would work for hoops or make a plywood form. Simple & cheap just like me! If you search hoops there is a topic on hoops it has pictures Good luck A...
by AirHog
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What are your must have supplies.
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: What are your must have supplies.

Wayne:

Under “forums” there is an Airboat Safety folder. Look at the first file called Airboat do’s and dont’s.

Wealth of information in there. The top left icon is the gateway to other forums here

Good sliding

AirHog
by AirHog
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Aluminum vs fiberglass hull
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Aluminum vs fiberglass hull

Fiberglass is easier to fix. Aluminum is stronger and better for rocks.... but it will bend. T6061 alloy hills can be welded so they are “fixable” if that is a word? Had both.... Aluminum hull runs great ... better than my Old Laser glass hull.... which also ran great. New hull is an Alumatech.... m...
by AirHog
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Continental rebuild
Replies: 127
Views: 7357

Re: 520 Continental rebuild

Look and see if you have oil leaking around the head .... sounds like a separated head.

See if you can make it move on the cylinder.....

Better yet do a leak down test

Good luck

AirHog
by AirHog
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Ride
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

Re: Airboat Ride

Now

This reminds me of the old days of SA. We really got into the important stuff.

Dusty, Grant, Yobe, and a lot more... Painterchick... they had all the important stuff like this out for comment....

Good Job!

AirHog
by AirHog
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 470 conversion???????confused
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: 470 conversion???????confused

0470 angle valve cylinders with domed pistons will wake up a GPU. If you have an adjustable prop great if not you will likely need more prop. 0470 angle valve jugs will fit on your block. 0520 angle valve jugs require boring the block. Pistons change, push rod tubes change valve covers change rocker...
by AirHog
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: E series engine gaskets FOR SALE!
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: E series engine gaskets FOR SALE!

Hay....

My Continental does not leak....... It’s simply marking its territory !

Snicker....

AirHog
by AirHog
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 0470 PERFORMANCE HELP??
Replies: 19
Views: 2644

Re: 0470 PERFORMANCE HELP??

Could the block be opened up to accept 520 cylinders?

You can do it to a GPU don’t know what block you have?
by AirHog
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dusty aka Brewster
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Dusty aka Brewster

Yep

Those were the days when Dusty, Grant, Yobe and others would start up .... made me spit up more than one beer back in the day....
by AirHog
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 220 continental 0-470 how to remember and replace valve tappits specifically the snap ring
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: 220 continental 0-470 how to remember and replace valve tappits specifically the snap ring

The “guts” of the lifter can be replaced without splitting the case ( read that as complete disassembly ) as John said compress the lifter to pull the keeper... then a wet with oil push rod will grab the lifter assy for removal. Remember for the future the lifter will fall apart if you disassemble t...
by AirHog
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: North Korea

Trump has exposed the systematic propaganda that has been the norm for years. Trump has his foot on the head of the snake.... we can’t let them get free... even the left is starting to see that America can thrive when allowed to. Hopefully now we will start to see the deep state operatives prosecute...
by AirHog
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: slick bottom vs polly
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: slick bottom vs polly

My 2 cents worth is do the Polly. I have had both. Yes you can tilt it back ..... yes Polly adds weight. Reality is Polly lasts for years.... it helps to eliminate dents and spreads hard spots over a larger area. ... like when you hit rocks. Without poly you always hold back from running areas cause...
by AirHog
Mon May 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: filling holes
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: filling holes

You might try a product called Marine-tex

Good luck
AirHog
by AirHog
Tue May 15, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Need help identifying a gpu
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Need help identifying a gpu

It’s a PE150 packette.... the site has a folder called aircraft manuals.... GPU is a sub folder. You can view the manual here on this site. Pulling the cylinder is pretty easy. Remove the exhaust and intake.... pull the cylinder base nuts and slide it off. The wrist pin floats... so you just push it...
by AirHog
Mon May 14, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: hull tuning
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Re: hull tuning

Can you raise the back of the motor? Possibly a few fender washers? You might get it up some.
Reality is the poly is acting like a wedge on the bottom.... and that is hard to overcome.

Adding another jack over the low spot in the hull might be an easier fix... as stated.

Good luck
AirHog
by AirHog
Mon May 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Best hull size for a 520
Replies: 16
Views: 1368

Re: Best hull size for a 520

If you are only going to run 2 people do a 12 foot. If you are doing 3 or 4 people do a 13 footer. Look at getting a wide bottom, my Alumatech is a wide bottom and it planes at a real low speed compared to the Lazer I replaced. Many hulls are narrow and take more power to plane at low speed. It runs...
by AirHog
Sat May 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: V-6 Vortec vs 350 V8
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: V-6 Vortec vs 350 V8

Well Chevrolet (GMC) made one hell of an improvement on the 4.3 when it went to Generation 5. Camero puts out over 300 hp with the new 4.3. An older 4.3 put out 220 hp on a good day. If it’s an old 4.3..... the rigging will need modifications to go to a V8.... the prop will likely need changed... po...

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