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by strokin05ct
Fri May 20, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: north carolina
Replies: 16
Views: 3808

Re: north carolina

bump... for any info!!!
by strokin05ct
Thu May 19, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: north carolina
Replies: 16
Views: 3808

Re: north carolina

Hey guys, Recently moved to the Burlington area in NC from FL and until today I was pretty sure I was going to have to sell my boat due to not being able to use it. Now im not so sure that is the case. Are there still guys riding around here in NC? Any information or contacts would be appreciated. T...
by strokin05ct
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?
Replies: 42
Views: 5396

Re: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?

dont get me wrong anything can fail but i know for a fact the straight crate gm motors are excellent and will run longer than most will ever own an airboat without any trouble and they make a real 430 horse not somebodies hokey bench dyno or thrust tester and ill agree the eco is a cool little moto...
by strokin05ct
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?
Replies: 42
Views: 5396

Re: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?

If you set one of these up and wind up blowing it up a replacement would be cheap at that point right? Yes. Loudmouse will agree. Yea you can run the **** out of these and "blow" them up and it'll cost any range from 1200$ for a used or 3000$ for crate. Try replacing a water thunder. To say that a ...
by strokin05ct
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?
Replies: 42
Views: 5396

Re: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?

If you set one of these up and wind up blowing it up a replacement would be cheap at that point right? Yes. Loudmouse will agree. Yea you can run the shit out of these and "blow" them up and it'll cost any range from 1200$ for a used or 3000$ for crate. Try replacing a water thunder. To say that a ...
by strokin05ct
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?
Replies: 42
Views: 5396

Re: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?

Dave Simpson use to run them. Blew 3 up and now is building an LS boat.... I think this is what I was looking for as for an answer. I understand anything can die but from car racing experience I figured the small 'CHEVY' engine will not take the long run abuse. :violent1: If tony knew anything abou...
by strokin05ct
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?
Replies: 42
Views: 5396

Re: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?

Ok this is for both of you. 1) Cost of setting up the ecotec? 2) How much power does it put out? 3) Any issues with them yet? 4) How hot do they run under loads for long time periods? 5) How much fuel do they use while under heavy hard runs? Hi jeepinocala 1- cost is dependent on who you use for en...
by strokin05ct
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?
Replies: 42
Views: 5396

Re: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?

Loudmouse, I'm sure it was you due to the lack of ecos running out there! Nice to know though for future reference. I can't wait to plan to come out and ride with you! I also just finished an 2.0 lnf build. PM me if you can. I don't remember your name. Obviously would like to call you something othe...
by strokin05ct
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?
Replies: 42
Views: 5396

Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?

Was out for Father's Day weekend at the glen, and saw an Ecotec on a blue and silver fiberglass hull. Good looking boat, was wondering if anyone knows this person or if this person see's this could pm me. I have just completed my Ecotec build. Thought it was cool to see one out there.
by strokin05ct
Thu May 14, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: So, how many EcoTec builds are in progress right now?
Replies: 19
Views: 3303

Re: So, how many EcoTec builds are in progress right now?

I would give the Ecotech some more time to get the Bugs worked out of them. They are impressive packages but other than Russ's the other Iv seen are having issues. As to my understanding there are reasons that the other ecotec builds are having issues. One is due to poor tuning and too much boost w...
by strokin05ct
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)
Replies: 70
Views: 7307

Re: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)

:proud: chuck your the man and bless you and your hard work in this air boating community I am sorry, I though if you were going to compare HP and Torque, you would also compare weight. Add a 100 lbs in the back of a boat makes it take more HP to get it on plane and keep it there. I also though cost...
by strokin05ct
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)
Replies: 70
Views: 7307

Re: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)

I belie be there are reasons as to hey both terry and Dave Simpson have had issues... And it isn't "ecotecs can't hang or last". Both are using completely different platforms. Russ how many issues have you had? My good buddy just picked up a water thunder with 102 hrs on it and it blew a hole throug...
by strokin05ct
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)
Replies: 70
Views: 7307

Re: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)

Russ/John/Dave/Others, can't tell ya all how much I appreciate the discussion, it's opening my eyes to what I'm really taking on here with this build. In talking to those on this thread I've already realized I was way off base with some of my original assumptions. I spent about an hour on the phone...
by strokin05ct
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: So, how many EcoTec builds are in progress right now?
Replies: 19
Views: 3303

Re: So, how many EcoTec builds are in progress right now?

Don't see what the caddy can do that the eco cannot...? I ride with a good buddy whos got a badass cady but it cant do anything that my old worn out 520 couldn't, and this ecotec should out perform my 520 without a doubt. johnC im excited to hear which route you take and what you choose for hull and...
by strokin05ct
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)
Replies: 70
Views: 7307

Re: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)

there is no ecotec/gearbox combo that is gonna run away from an 0540 Disagree entirely here. Even a low hp 2.0 turbo ecotec will produce significantly more torque at the prop shafts with a 2.38 or 2.68 box. I have run both. Even 2.0:1 will produce more than an o540. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0...
by strokin05ct
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: So, how many EcoTec builds are in progress right now?
Replies: 19
Views: 3303

So, how many EcoTec builds are in progress right now?

seems like the ecotecs are becoming more and more popular over time. only explanation to me is that people are liking what they are seeing? :stirpot: big power, small package, incomparable fuel economy? interested to see how many eco builds are currently in progress besides my own. mine should be cr...
by strokin05ct
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)
Replies: 70
Views: 7307

Re: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)

don't worry, tony is only here to be a straight up hater! it happens sometimes. ive personally rode on 2 and driven 1 ecotec and am currently building an ecotec boat which should be fired up this weekend!! :cheers: as far as gear box, id go with ballistics due to direct fit and the performance is eq...
by strokin05ct
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 13'6 x7'6 Revo 400hp ecotec build.
Replies: 100
Views: 22829

Re: 13'6 x7'6 Revo 400hp ecotec build.

Alpha Fab wrote:Working on schedule to finish some fine tuning down there! Sounds good!
Afi I hope I'm done with mine when you come to finalize tuning
by strokin05ct
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ecotec's top end speed
Replies: 22
Views: 3774

Re: Ecotec's top end speed

Gotta love the haters! Apparently they cannot fathom the idea of something new becoming more and more popular. The initial cost is high but results are proven by these guys over and over again. Personally top speed is not a concern of mine but I know Terry's new build should be quick, and I've seen ...
by strokin05ct
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Need some help learning about my 160 Lycoming
Replies: 3
Views: 4479

Re: Need some help learning about my 160 Lycoming

Ty what's up its Cody. Boat seems to be treating you well! Badass or what? Have you gotten a hp estimate yet?
by strokin05ct
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 13'6 x7'6 Revo 400hp ecotec build.
Replies: 100
Views: 22829

Re: 13'6 x7'6 Revo 400hp ecotec build.

Only a 74"?
I was suggested a 79-80" 3 blade for my 2.0???
My build is going so slowly it's almost not going! I wanted to be finished but that's not happening.
Glad to see you have momentum on the 2.4
by strokin05ct
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: IRCAA Club Ride: 520 to Loughman this Saturday
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: IRCAA Club Ride: 520 to Loughman this Saturday

Def. Not no 74 miles? I can make it from 520 to catfish in 30 minutes. So I would say Pacman is about right 1 1/2 hours maybe a little less. if you make a couple stops your looking at a solid 2 hour ride. but broken up and a nice ride. If you have a Gps and were wanting to get back quick and didn't...
by strokin05ct
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 2015 LS AIRBOAT ENGINE SPECIALS (ADDED HP & TQ NUMBERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 17812

Re: 2015 LS AIRBOAT ENGINE SPECIALS (ADDED HP & TQ NUMBERS)

THEY ARE SHOWING MAX OUTPUT OF THE ENGINE. WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. IF IT DOESN'T INVOLVE YOU JUST CLICK A DIFFERENT POST NO NEED TO GIVE YOUR OPINION ABOUT EVERY POST YOU SEE. :cheers: thank you! Tony480 has got to be one of the most negative people on this forum...
by strokin05ct
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What guages to go with!?! Ecotec
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: What guages to go with!?! Ecotec

MILSAR wrote:If it's straight out of the car and not from a builder like AFI, then it won't be MEFI 5.

This one is from AFI. I was under the assumption it had an OBDII port. Guess I need more help with this subject than I thought. :violent1:
by strokin05ct
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What guages to go with!?! Ecotec
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: What guages to go with!?! Ecotec

MILSAR wrote:Cody - I've inly run Livorsi gauges and on my new EcoTecs they have MEFI 5 computers with CAN bus network so the vantage view gauges should works nice.
hi shane, thanks for the input. only problem is my motor is the LNF older set up. Idk what the MEFI 5 computer is??? :dontknow:

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