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- Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:18 am
- Forum: Automotive Power Only
- Topic: Thermostat or no thermostat
- Replies: 9
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since 1990 i have not put themostats i my boats. instead, i plum the motor with 3/4 inch aluminum pipe(tubes). i make my own radiators now, so i use the same 3/4 for outlets an the radiators(used to just make adaptors to fit. every one(almost) says this won't work. i have over 60 boats out running w...
you won't need primer for these low grade enamels. for not much more you can use gelcoat. you can brush it or spray it. would need pressure pot/ with large gun. don't forget to use wax in the mix.
- Sun May 21, 2017 8:00 am
- Forum: Aircraft Power Only
- Topic: PE 225 Square Oil Sump
- Replies: 3
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don't know the object you are speaking of, but you will have to take it off anyway. so once its off, take it to a welder. have him weld the crack and plug hole shut, redrill the hole and tap it. no matter what it is, if you can clean it, you can weld it. think about it. harold
the problem with your 262 hp engine is that it makes that hp at 5000 rpm's. if you are going direct drive, cut your hp figure in half since you will be turning half or less rpm's. probably something like a 66X32 i would guess. good little cruising engine. won't burn much fuel. make a good frog boat....
i torqued mine the same BUT, two years later while removing the prop i striped the allen bolt. did all the who dean e tricks, but wound up drilling out the countersunk head. was a scary thing. for the final part used die grinder with a 1/2 inch stone. worked. head popped off and then i slipped the h...
- Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:14 am
- Forum: Airboat Tech
- Topic: Prop spacing from back board
- Replies: 15
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you have lots of options besides moving the engine stand and drilling yet more holes in an already weak spot in about all airboats. move gas tank, beer cooler, gas cans, fat riders up front, and so on. the closer to the back of the boat you get your weight, the more likely you will get to see if you...
- Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:45 am
- Forum: Prop Talk
- Topic: What prop for duel port 1600cc VW (50-60hp)??
- Replies: 13
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several years ago i saw one of the boys in 3-A running a vw reduction. he was running with the big boys. his reduction was fron the older VW bus/camper rear axle. its something you might want to explore if you are going to be running the bad rough. as for which side to hook your prop for direct driv...
one of the old timers (Truman K) who passed away about 10 years ago ran round pipe. he was left handed and built his rig with right hand steering. ran a small block ford with home made 2/1 gear box. had good luck with it. the problem is figgering out the angle of the cuts with round pipe. not that i...
- Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:06 am
- Forum: Automotive Power Only
- Topic: Old airboat, new driver, and problems
- Replies: 65
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pick up a used 454 older good running motor home engine and ride. did that on one 10 years ago and its still running. will not run dry loaded.
- Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:42 am
- Forum: Texas Airboaters
- Topic: newish boat , needs blasted...
- Replies: 16
- Views: 2983
sandblasting produces heat in the spot you are blasting. while it is the best way to get the metal clean HOWEVER, if you sand blast both sides to clean metal, chances are your hull will be wavy in the flat areas. the ones i have done were stripped first and only for clean up. there is a fine line be...