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by One Eyed Gator
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Comfy cruising RPM on a SBC
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Comfy cruising RPM on a SBC

The Falcon I believe max out at 2450. With a 1.9 at 5,000 engine rpm your turning the blades 2632 rpm. 4,700 with a 1.9 ration put you at 2474. You said you still you still had pedal left at 5,000 so you're turn those blades over there max. I would see determine my WOT rpm. Then make your prop with ...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Comfy cruising RPM on a SBC
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Comfy cruising RPM on a SBC

Just to ask what is the gear ratio you're running what prop and length and what is your current WOT?
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Steering cable
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Steering cable

mako hose or midwest control products or any of the bigger airboat companies. Hamant or alumitec

mako has a pto cable that has 8' of travel like a teleflex cable.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Junkyard 6.0 longevity
Replies: 36
Views: 6118

Re: Junkyard 6.0 longevity

Any of the 70-74" 2 Blade prop Don't know that there to many out running. FYI you can gain compression by swapping to set of 706 heads. On my 6.0 (gearbox motor) I took the 2.00 intake valve out of the 317 head that came on the 6.0 and had them put in my 706. 317 has a 70cc chamber where the 706 is ...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ls carb air filter ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Ls carb air filter ideas

Yes sir swamp that's the one Chris builds.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ls carb air filter ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Ls carb air filter ideas

Airboatstuff.com Smuggler on here makes a nice complete kit. On a buddies boat we put a carb Plenum with 3" dia opening then a 90 down an put a 3" K&N cone style. Spectre Performance Carbureted Air Intake Plenums 9849 I use the 10" edlebrock air cleaner but the filter is only 2" tall. I found a wix ...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 296
Views: 60525

Re: Redfish Reports

Dewayne Hobkirk over near inverness
Will PM you his number
GTO had some as well
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 296
Views: 60525

Re: Redfish Reports

Barhopper redid my poly in march, Whata pain. And yes sir been catching a number of 12"-22" snook. Both north and south, what's interest up north more so in the sandy creeks and down south out around the bars. Was jigging with a green lantern. A few of the kicker boat guys caught their limit in trou...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 296
Views: 60525

Re: Redfish Reports

We did ok this weekend caught 5 reds over 30" and some nice snook. 1 22" trout.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Remembering Dusty
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Remembering Dusty

Met him a few times great guy and always had a good story to tell.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 296
Views: 60525

Re: Redfish Reports

What area do you fish?I I fish the waccasassa bay area It is a little more rocky (nasty sharp rocks I get about 3 years out of my 3/8") and the water is not as clear as north and south of that area. I fish out of a small fishing club just purchased by one of the SA members dad. He has spent a good d...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Tach drive adapter.
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Tach drive adapter.

Any of the bigger Florida builders should have one
Hamant
Alumitec
GTO
Jernigan's
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: How much power to use superwide blades?
Replies: 17
Views: 1641

Re: How much power to use superwide blades?

We sent up a buddies boat with a 81" 3 blade maximus he runs a stock carbed l33 5.3 with a 2.55 gearbox, runs fairly well. With another 100 hp it would run great. It is on a heavy 14' alumitec deckover round sided boat. On thing I will say it runs the water loaded for fishing at 3,800-4,000 and will...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hot Dog Island
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Hot Dog Island

If you go in from the river Iraq island there 1st spot/island you come to off the river. As you go NW or right at the island. The trail straight a head of you is where you come out when you return.

Also usually a few people out there riding.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 305 dd on 12ft Apache hull
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: 305 dd on 12ft Apache hull

I ran a 72" 3 blade H on my 472 DD caddy. Mine ran best turning 2850. Really didn't has much push till it got to 2400. You need it to be turning 2700-2900 with an H blade. That narrow blade has narrow power band like an old 2 stoke motorcycle. if it is a stock 305 68"/70" 2 blade or 68" 3 blade maybe
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Building a new 500 caddy for a 14 ft Viking Need help with top end valve train
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Building a new 500 caddy for a 14 ft Viking Need help with top end valve train

Sure enough loved my DD caddy. Got run very hard but was always reliable. Still like to hear one coming down the river, they have there own sound. And yep today I am an gearbox and LS guy. I like my 3 miles to the gallon. Don't think I would see that with a BBC or a Caddy built for a gearbox but the...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hot Dog Island
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Hot Dog Island

On the river there 3 main ramps 44 ramp and the 2 off cr470 the Dam Pub and Lake pan outfall.

Grass is tall be careful and traffic runs one main direction.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need some advice on poly install
Replies: 5
Views: 885

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: 2736

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: 1294

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: 1723

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: 1864

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: 3063

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: 5295

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: 5295

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...

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