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by One Eyed Gator
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: A worthy project?
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: A worthy project?

Very Cool
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 7.3 diesel engine on airboat?
Replies: 34
Views: 5158

Re: 7.3 diesel engine on airboat?

GTO has built a few. I actually got a chance to drive this boat. Drove like a bus but had loads of power



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zis2gGgZy_o
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Laying wire questions
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Laying wire questions

Drywall Supply places usually have 10' sticks of 9 and 11ga galvanized hanger wire. I also use the smallest zip ties to hold the wires in place to get layout done then go back and weld/braze each intersection.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Converting from car engine to aircraft.
Replies: 18
Views: 1731

Re: Converting from car engine to aircraft.

If engine runs on check that carb butterfly's are properly adjusted (most are not) and if you have a power valve make sure it is not blown.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: re-power to a bigger motor
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: re-power to a bigger motor

If you do not have a motor, I would look at an ls motor before I used a sbc. A stock 5.3 and a cam change will get you 375-400hp. Headers and accessories are about the same cost. I have a 5.3 that had 113K on it in the truck and has over 600hrs between to different boats. Both are heavy gulf fishing...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 76" NGQ RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: 76" NGQ RPM

My 2 cents take a maker and mark current pitch then i would be to change the pitch and take it fro a ride. Take your tools with you and changed the pitch a few times and see what works best for your set-up. To me you have to find the sweet spot between snap and push/ cruise rpm. Also remember that w...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trip from Lake Washington to Astor
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Trip from Lake Washington to Astor

When I was a kid we use to run from lake monroe to silver glen. I would say it is not airboat friendly. Now lake washington to lake harney wouldn't be so bad. Pull out there then hit lake george and run the springs juniper (where the lake county airboat club hangs out) silver glenn and salt springs.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13800

Re: 350 DD boat

Very familiar with e-tickets lol
Grew up around the windermere disney area. Could ride the orange grove from the house to clermont and only cross to hard road. My dad have pasture and orange grove that back-up to disney.

Good times.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13800

Re: 350 DD boat

Very familiar with e-tickets lol
Grew up around the windermere disney area. Could ride the orange grove from the house to clermont and only cross to hard road. My dad have pasture and orange grove that back-up to disney.

Good times.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13800

Re: 350 DD boat

Yes mako makes a nice all stainless PTO style cable with 8" of throw. I ordered one from them I showed up when they said I would. Also good customer services I called and asked the same question many others do and they were very helpful.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13800

Re: 350 DD boat

Yes.For a throttle cable you shouldn't need more then 3-5 inches. Midwest Control products sells an All Stainless Quick disconnect ball joint.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13800

Re: 350 DD boat

If you use teleflex cable the make 2 types related to the bending radius of the cable. Make sure you get the correct one for your application.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carbed 6.0 LS fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: Carbed 6.0 LS fuel pump

One thing to check is the caps on the vacuum ports. The black rubber caps don't last very long. I use the silicon style and just had to replace one one those. If you are running a holley this is from Holley website A. FUEL PRESSURE: This carburetor has been designed to work best at fuel pressures be...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 350dd 2 or 3 blade
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: 350dd 2 or 3 blade

My H blades pushed best at 2950 but would make your ears bleed. I would mess with the pitch a little to find the sweet spot for you setup. I spent a day on the lake adjusting the pitch a little at a time to find where mine performed the best.

What pitch make are you on to spin it 2800
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hotdog Island (Flying Eagle) TNT
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Hotdog Island (Flying Eagle) TNT

Gonna try to myself but may have to work
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS water neck
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: LS water neck

Slidin I welded a bead around each end of the reducer to help prevent that from happeing
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS water neck
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: LS water neck

I got 2 scrap piece of stainless 3" of 1.75 and 3" of 1.5 and welded them together to make a reducer. Napa also has a 1.75 to 1.5 radiator hose.

Or have Cary Eide build you a radiator to your spec.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Budget car motor/gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 2418

Re: Budget car motor/gearbox

You do realize that this thread is from 2013 Most gearboxes come in several different ratio's 2:1, 2.09:1, 2.37:1, 2.55:1 and 2.68:1 there are some 2.88:1 as well. The gearbox, motor and prop need to all work together to achieve your goal. I personally run a shorter prop and was running a 2.68 recen...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 350dd 2 or 3 blade
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: 350dd 2 or 3 blade

In a 2 blade a 68",70 or 72" would work. I ran a 72lxl38 wide blade on my .020 over caddy 472. Wide 2 blade will give you push across the rpm range where a narrow 3 blade will have good snap and have a narrow rpm range more like an old 2 stroke motorcylce. I also ran a 72" 3 blade H on that caddy mo...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 14
Views: 3773

Re: Poly for a better price.

Barhopper thought is was you that mentioned the brass nylocks, just wasn't sure.

If you knew a guide from our area Captain Herb Wilkerson He passed away a few weeks ago. The Gulf Hammock Fishing Club is having a celebration of life for him Saturday starts at 11:00am all are welcome.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 14
Views: 3773

Re: Poly for a better price.

Someone on hear a while back mentioned they used brass nylock nuts to prevent galling. Haven't tried it myself but this is my 3rd year of fishing with my poly and it will have to be changed this summer.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Exhaust System Corrosion
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Exhaust System Corrosion

I used corrosion X, but it is slippery if you get it on anything.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 281
Views: 48683

Re: Redfish Reports

BTW if any of ya'll knew Captain Herb Wilkerson he passed away 2 weeks ago. He was a guide in the yankeetown to cedar key area for many years.

There is a Celebration of life at The Gulf Hammock Fish Club on Dec 14.. More information on the facebook gulf hammock fishing club site.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 281
Views: 48683

Re: Redfish Reports

Looking forward to next week. My brother is coming in from Virginia on wed next week we are fishing thurs and fri. We did great 2 weeks ago caught 5 trout over 20" and a number of mid slot reds 1 26.5" fish. 1st negative tide I fished was rough on the boat I swear the rocks move from year to year lol.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 281
Views: 48683

Re: Redfish Reports

Up pouring concrete early was nice and cool this morning can't wait til tomorrow hehe

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