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by crowhater
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 16x8 glass hull?
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

Re: 16x8 glass hull?

Thanks for all the help guys, does anyone have Marties number?
by crowhater
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 16x8 glass hull?
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

Re: 16x8 glass hull?

I like the Rivermaster hull but I do with it had a little taller transom. This boat is used on the River and it is used on the Bay for duck hunting. When running in chop that low transom tends to let water in.
by crowhater
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 16x8 glass hull?
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

16x8 glass hull?

A friend of mine is looking for a new hull to replace his old one and asked me to look around for him, the hull he has now is a 16x7 Rivermaster with a DD500. Who makes the best hull, who has the best price, etc? This is now a tire kicker post, he must get a new hull and he will be purchasing one so...
by crowhater
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac
Replies: 10
Views: 2357

Re: Cadillac

My old Stroker Caddy engine is still alive and kicking in my old Redriver boat in West Texas. The new owner said all he has done is change oil and plugs since he purchased the boat years ago.
by crowhater
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 caddy distributor and timing lock out help
Replies: 32
Views: 4267

Re: 500 caddy distributor and timing lock out help

I have worked on / owned a few Caddy powered airboats both DD and reduction. I always run with the Dist locked on both DD and reduction, springs and weights are a PIA. Lock it up and watch how quick your engine rpms snap up. 34* is perfect if everything else is set correctly any more will turn your ...
by crowhater
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Tuner for fuel injected LS motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Tuner for fuel injected LS motor?

RedfireSVT wrote:I have a fuel injected 6.0L LS motor on my boat and I want to install a custom cam but if I do I will need to get it tuned. Does anyone know of a tuner in Texas or someone that does mail order tunes?

Check your PM, I sent you the information you were looking for.
by crowhater
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: BBC to SBC swap
Replies: 10
Views: 3140

Re: BBC to SBC swap

All the go fast parts in the world will not substitute for CI, torque is what you want. There is nothing wrong with a small block, I personally love SBC. I would strongly recommend if you are going to use a SBC that you spend money on whats really important and purchase a stroker kit. You can get a ...
by crowhater
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: hp and torque
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: hp and torque

To be correct torque and HP cross at 5252rpm. The best way I have found to explain this in relationship to airboats is like this. If you prop is pitched correctly and you go full power, the rpm your engine goes to quickly is your peak torque for your engine. Now the RPM your engine muscles up to aft...
by crowhater
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy low compression in one Cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: DD Caddy low compression in one Cylinder

perform a leak down test to narrow down your compression loss. A compression test is not a leak down test.
by crowhater
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy parts
Replies: 14
Views: 1480

Re: Caddy parts

Look at purchasing small block chevy, big block chevy or Ford parts and having a local machine shop turn them to fit your crank. I don't remember off the top of my head what part is the best choice to have machined. I have done this is the past, I have even had Small block distributers cut down for ...
by crowhater
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 427 LS pushin a 3 blade s pitch limits
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: 427 LS pushin a 3 blade s pitch limits

Ive got a heavy 18 foot boat 3'4 deck 3/16 bottom im pushing a 82 inch s blade with a 2.3 century belt drive at what point does to much pitch become counter productive allmost to the 3 point now and can still turn 5500 rpm I know there is a point of deminishing return on pitch yes I can go 4 blade ...
by crowhater
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Serious Question For The Engine Builders
Replies: 6
Views: 1933

Re: Serious Question For The Engine Builders

dig I have already done this, I have posted dyno numbers and posted youtube video. We made over 700RWHP in a ZL1 Camaro with the factory short block. At this point I knew the factory internals were at their limit so we purchased an ERL assembled short block 416 CI with true 4" sleeves, forged intern...
by crowhater
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Alpha Fab - 2.4L & 2.5L Ecotec Direct Injection
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Re: Alpha Fab - 2.4L & 2.5L Ecotec Direct Injection

Good job guys, don't let them get you down. Its good for all of us to see new stuff hit the market, if we did not have people trying new things we would all still be using aircraft engines.
by crowhater
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.0 Mercury Crusader
Replies: 13
Views: 1618

Re: 6.0 Mercury Crusader

akblackdawg

what kind of stuff do you run up there? Is it just shallow or is it swamp, grass, dry ground etc?
by crowhater
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: What makes a purpose built Airboat motor?
Replies: 31
Views: 4386

Re: What makes a purpose built Airboat motor?

Very entertaining thread I had 2 people call this weekend with blown up motors one was a 6.2 out of a wrecked car he got a whopping 13hrs out of it. The other bought one was one of those circle track LS3 GM crate motors I warn people about till Im blue in the face. Both of them blew up with a combi...
by crowhater
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: What makes a purpose built Airboat motor?
Replies: 31
Views: 4386

Re: What makes a purpose built Airboat motor?

Bottom line you get what you pay for. My purpose built Felber 496BBC performed better than most aftermarket 540 big blocks. The devil is in the details, cam, cylinder heads, pistons, intake, combinations. Then throw in different reduction ratios, different prop combinations, different hull, differen...
by crowhater
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Considering buy a aluminum engine
Replies: 40
Views: 4693

Re: Considering buy a aluminum engine

Call me stupid here but if I lived in BFE or somewhat off the grid, I would want a freaking simplistic and bullet proof DIY system with easy to find universal components. This in my opinion is the exact application where a 472 / 500 Cadillac engine would more than excel. The Caddy platform likes to...
by crowhater
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Considering buy a aluminum engine
Replies: 40
Views: 4693

Re: Considering buy a aluminum engine

If I was building a stand alone EFI engine there is no way I would use the factory system. I would use Holley, or Fast because it is a much easier system. Dave I have seen some real nice HP numbers made but those engines were like two stroke dirt bikes, they had a very narrow power band. The LS7 hea...
by crowhater
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Considering buy a aluminum engine
Replies: 40
Views: 4693

Re: Considering buy a aluminum engine

If you get Dave's aftermarket (holley ? computer) ECM and harness he would put the correct software in it!! That's your best bet..... Otherwise you'll spend 5-600$ on hp tuners software and still have to pay people to MAYBE get the tune right. You'll be at 1500$ before you know it and be regretting...
by crowhater
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Considering buy a aluminum engine
Replies: 40
Views: 4693

Re: Considering buy a aluminum engine

And who are you gonna get to tune it? Because if your gonna try and make 500 horse it's gonna need to be reflashed or an aftermarket ecm...we know you can't do it Tony, you are absolutely right, I know nothing about these things and don't have a warm heated shop which is necessary to do much at all...
by crowhater
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Considering buy a aluminum engine
Replies: 40
Views: 4693

Re: Considering buy a aluminum engine

If you are wanting to do a budget build yourself and use stock pistons the 6.0 is a excellent choice. That is one of the strongest pistons in the LS line them and the 5.3 pistons will live in a airboat. Well there you go, I stand corrected. I did not think you could get into the 500hp range with th...
by crowhater
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Considering buy a aluminum engine
Replies: 40
Views: 4693

Re: Considering buy a aluminum engine

Here we go again, not happy and problems with the pro built BBC from 2 years ago, most of you guys have told me all along to go with ls motor, considering this option: $2300 firm 07 truck l76 6.0 aluminum motor. same block as a ls2 but has the l92 square port heads on it. has vvt and dod. was told ...
by crowhater
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: EFI
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: EFI

Contact Dave at Waterthunder, he will be able to steer you in the right direction.
by crowhater
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Hours
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Engine Hours

Perform a leak down test. Going by hour run time is really just an educated guess. Everyone's set up is different, maintenance, how the boat is operated, etc. A cylinder leak down test is quick, easy, and it tells you % of loss your cylinders are at.
by crowhater
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 556hp LSA vs. 600hp 418 Water Thunder
Replies: 343
Views: 27987

Re: 556hp LSA vs. 600hp 418 Water Thunder

Blown the best deal I have seen going is the ERL short blocks. The super deck II short block is warrantied for two years and after you get your core charge back it cost you $5500. All you have to do is install your cams, heads, skins and you are ready to go. I have thrown the world at mine, and trus...

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