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by One Eyed Gator
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fuel Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: Fuel Recommendations

My 1st caddy was a low compression motor I ran it with a mechanical pump. I bought a back-up mechanical pump but sold it with the last motor I built. The original pump I bought was still running 10 years later. Ran a little of everything through the low compression motor. Run fine on 87 til it got r...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New boat , 2.68 ox box with 76" 3 blade r
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: New boat , 2.68 ox box with 76" 3 blade r

If you're turning 6,000 now I would pitch it to 5,500 on the trailer then take it for a ride and take your tools. Then spend some time and find the sweet spot for the way you ride. Also being pitched at 3 and turning 6,000 with a 76" you could easily go to a 78". I run a 385- 400hp 6.0 wit...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Junkyard 350 or crate
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Junkyard 350 or crate

If you know what the motor you want came out of try this

www.car-parts.com

It is a search engine for all junkyards
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ugh! Box dilemma! HELP!
Replies: 31
Views: 1418

Re: Ugh! Box dilemma! HELP!

I definitely would not go with the 2.09. I can't comment on the 2.88 never had one. I run a 6.0 iron block stock bottom end with a much lower lift cam but a little more duration (GM ASA Cam), has 706 heads worked with 2.00" stock valves ( heads bump the lq4 stock compression to around 10.5 )wit...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 241
Views: 29366

Re: Redfish Reports

We fished a few days caught our limit in top slot reds each day and out limit in trout one day. Most of the trout were over 17" with 2 over 20".

Tide was low and different the I expected due to wind.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 241
Views: 29366

Re: Redfish Reports

We made it over friday to fish a few hours before dark, went south trout were biting everything that hit the water. We kept a few 17-18". Sat morning was cool on the ride out, lol. The tide was already low and never really came in up north. It was a very low water day and made it kind of nasty ...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Gearbox Choice
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Gearbox Choice

I ran 5.3 stock with a 2:1 and then a 2.68. I ran several prop combo on the 2:1 always ran ok but when I changed to the 2:68 with a 79" 3 bld R it felt like a different boat. Prototype is right you put it in a bind and you were hung-up. Motor I have now is close to 400hp with the 2.68 and same ...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 241
Views: 29366

Re: Redfish Reports

Nice Snook

My brother is coming in from Virginia for a few day.

We are hoping to fish friday afternoon and sat morning before he has to head back. Can't wait.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Worth the trouble
Replies: 53
Views: 2132

Re: Worth the trouble

AF Meter is a great tool.

Glad you figured it out.

Now on to find the next little bit of power.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Worth the trouble
Replies: 53
Views: 2132

Re: Worth the trouble

For tuning if you have bung holes in your headers an AFR meter is around 200-250.00. As far as tuning it will let you dial in the motor where you want it. If you're into getting ever little bit you can out of the motor it is a great tool, no more guess work or peoples opinion as to motor being rich ...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: airbrushed boats
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: airbrushed boats

Look in the gallery under the screen name tropical itch
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Worth the trouble
Replies: 53
Views: 2132

Re: Worth the trouble

Try any big truck store for the flex
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Building first engine stand
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Building first engine stand

If you end up using any conduit make sure the area in well ventilated.

Also if you are using mild steel check the price of Stainless 304 mill finish is not very much more will last a lot longer.

I use the same as John 1" Sq x.065"
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Engine suggestions

Big inch motor maybe the ticket but I would look at the hull design. If your not going the run a lot of nasty dry, I would make the hull a little wider. One the guides from gulf hammock has an 8'-6" wide deckover and I was surprised how much stable the 6" made the hull. It will also get on...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 241
Views: 29366

Re: Redfish Reports

We fished sat morning very windy but we found a few caught our 3 22, 23 and 24 had one nice 30" fish. We were up in the creeks when the water finally got low enough things got good. Tide was still going out at 2:00pm weird day. A big group fished friday some went north and some south, I heard t...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop slection
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Prop slection

Yep I run a 14' Alumitec had a stock carbed 5.3 for a few years. Ran it with a 2:1 gearbox and a 80" 2 bld R. LS mat ran a 2:1 beltbox with a 76" 3 bld R. I ran several blade combinations but 2 bld R worked best. Would have liked to try a short 3 bld R as matts boat ran very well. BTW that...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Back up fuel pump save
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: Back up fuel pump save

I carry about 12' of 3/8" hose and an outboard sqeeze-ball. It is enough that I can sit in my seat, pump the bulb and drive. I had carried it for so long the buld was hard. I thought I might take it out, instead just bought another one. A month later had a buddy out fishing lose his pump, set-u...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 241
Views: 29366

Re: Redfish Reports

Fished Sat evening a lot of bait action, beatiful evening but was hard to hook-up. Sunday morning was slow till the water was low. Caught 5 between 24" and 32" within an hour out of a few sandy holes.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Whats needed to run dry
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Whats needed to run dry

You may get better infomation if you list the size and weight of the hull.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Worth the trouble
Replies: 53
Views: 2132

Re: Worth the trouble

I just fisnshed a 6.0 with less HP than that and it will take me and 2 others and all our fishing/camping gear just about anywhere. My boat is 14x7-6 alumitec with poly. Main difference is I run a 2.68 and a 79" 3 bld R. It is pitch at about 2.5 based on the marks. I ran a 2:1 for several years...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS fuel injection, Fitech Ultimate LS system
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: LS fuel injection, Fitech Ultimate LS system

Well a guy that doesn't spend much time on here (2wheeler) bought that system for an 09 6.0. Install it and it ran but not the best (he was one of there many test subjects) It took them 6 month to work out the issues. He finally got it running they way he wanted. They offer that system with a short ...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 241
Views: 29366

Re: Redfish Reports

We fished the last weekend and in September did very well alot of overslot fish. Struggled to get a few in the slot. Most of what we caught was at the late turn of high tide. We ventured in the back of a creek that at low water has about a 10x20' hole. My buddy said there was no water there. I said ...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Reduction Gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Reduction Gearbox

Deano I just looked at some notes I had and you are correct it need an adapter plate to work with a caddy. But because of the length of the splined input shaft and the softdrive plate slides on the spline the is no spacer required for flexplate. I found 3 different companies th t made adapters plate...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Reduction Gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Reduction Gearbox

I ran one for about 3 years was used when I got it. Had been through 3 differnt friends after being purchased used form Airboat pro's. I had been running a DD Caddy for a few years and had a stock 5.3 sitting in the garage. I couldn't pass it up for what they guy wanted. One step deeper into the add...

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