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by One Eyed Gator
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need some advice on poly install
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Need some advice on poly install

I cover mine to the to the chine.
I use ratchet straps and a 2x4 on each side pull it to the hull.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 26
Views: 1509

Re: Need 500 piston

Most speed shops carry VP racing fuel. VP has several different products that will work. Including some that are unleaded for those running an oxygen sensor.

Rollins in Gainesville has VP fuel.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Different hulls
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Different hulls

If I were looking for a fiberglass hull this would be my list All other them build a hull that would handle a 6.0 but each hull drives a little different in my opinion. Havik - Woods & Water - Paul Jackson 863-287-2069 Marsh Master - Jimmy White Ricochet - Lorne Hooker 863-855-0425 Marty Bray also c...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carb ls
Replies: 16
Views: 961

Re: Carb ls

Not exactly an answer to you carb question My 2 cents would be 1st determine if it is a LQ4 or LQ9, both were in an Escalade. The LQ9 is same basic motor with flat top pistons give it more compression. If it is an lq4 I would find a sent of 706 5.3 heads that can be had cheap. The 706 heads has a sm...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue May 05, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Bendix / spark question
Replies: 20
Views: 1027

Re: Bendix / spark question

For cables check out Mako Hose or Midwest Control Products. Make sure you get the same throw - 6 or 8" in steering cable.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri May 01, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: bulldozer prop.
Replies: 36
Views: 1696

Re: bulldozer prop.

Each blade has a sweet spot for tip speed in mph. To me that comes from matching engine rpm, gear ratio and blade length with enough pitch to be efficient.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor
Replies: 52
Views: 3522

Re: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor

HDsadey What did you think of the molnar quality. I have heard and read good thing but not seen one in person. Thinking about Molnar for my LS 408 stroker. No offense taken. That's what I love about airboating so many different possibilities and combinations. We always pull them down to a short bloc...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor
Replies: 52
Views: 3522

Re: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor

I got less than 8200.00 in my junkyard LS 6.0 gearbox and prop. It has over 100hrs on it and had unknown milage when I bought it. The 5.3 I ran at 1st had 113k on it plus over 600 hrs between 2 different boats. Don't get me wrong I was a tried and true DD caddy guy for over 10 years. But after messi...
by One Eyed Gator
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 498
Views: 44056

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Yep they make the best airboat trailer on the market.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: replacement serpentine belt for a Levitator 6.2
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: replacement serpentine belt for a Levitator 6.2

Someone makes a green belt that is talked about a lot on the lsa forum. Might be worth checking into, as it is supposed to better/ heavy-duty Think it is a gates belt
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: navigation gps
Replies: 22
Views: 6753

Re: navigation gps

I have an old 76 CSX handheld waterproof floats and can take a beating. At least 10 yrs old and falling into the bottom of the boat and water countless times. Has a small screen but is tough as nails.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: A worthy project?
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

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: 5828

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: 16
Views: 1557

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: 2224

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: 1264

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: 1526

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: 585

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: 138
Views: 17288

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: 138
Views: 17288

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: 138
Views: 17288

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: 138
Views: 17288

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: 138
Views: 17288

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: 878

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: 1232

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

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