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by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: How to build a bullet proof 350 with 400 hp
Replies: 24
Views: 951

Re: How to build a bullet proof 350 with 400 hp

I know you said 350, but after my experience with Caddy's and Gen 1 350's Get a LS2 or 6.0 truck motor and change the cam and springs and you're at your goal or over it. Have to do a lot more work to a gen 1 or 2 350 to get the same performance. If you keep the ZZ4 I have a JB Heavy duty flex plate ...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Airboat Engine Builds - Automotive
Replies: 74
Views: 2772

Re: Airboat Engine Builds - Automotive

Well I run a 5.3 out of a truck with 113K put it on my buddy heavy 14' Alumitech deck-over 2.55 with 3 blade maximus, loaded with 3 people for fishing in the gulf take 3,600 to be on plane we run some nasty stock pushing hard. Took the motor of after putting about 300hrs on it. Then we put it on my ...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Help with cam
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Help with cam

I ran a 2:1 on a 5.3 LS with a Carb maybe 275-285hp. Was a 14" x 7-6 Alumitech SS rigging and signle front drive and double rear. Used mostly for fishing the gulf It would not turn a 3 blade with enough pitch, even with a longer 2 blade pitch was fairly flat. I ran 3 different 2 blade combinati...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Florida road trip
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Florida road trip

You have Lake George - lower St John, Flying Eagle and Potts preserve in hernando, Lake Kissimmee, Loughman Lake Mid - St John's and a few more as you going south on the upper St John's but I have never had the opportunity to visit that far south. There also some great fishing and fun riding along t...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Help with Alumitech!!
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Help with Alumitech!!

I ran a 14' x7-6 Alumitech with a .020 over 472 DD (motor being further back then your boat with a box) an it had about 6" of freeboard. Not a boat you just let anyone drive. That boat should be a little better balanced then mine. Got a little scary from time to time but we run the gulf alot. L...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Leave the pcv valve on or take it out pros and cons
Replies: 42
Views: 1089

Re: Leave the pcv valve on or take it out pros and cons

FYI on the vacuum cap use the silicon caps. The black rubber caps will not last. I also put a small zip-tie around the cap.

BTW Loudmouse what is the name of your shop?
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel injection for 496
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Fuel injection for 496

The FI tech has TB system that work with your dist and would sit on top of you intake. I know you like to research check it out, fairly inexpensive as well. It has taken along time for me to move towards EFI still running a carb myself But i do have everything I need to go efi except ecm and TBSS in...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel injection for 496
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Fuel injection for 496

Swamp Look at the FItech they have some interesting stuff that might fit your needs.

I am sure in total the EFI system is expensive, Holley HP is around 1750.00 just to get started and if you need customer service your really in trouble.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Motor Advise for first build
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Motor Advise for first build

You can get a 5.3 iron block motor for 750-1200 and it will be around 480lbs. Average Gen 1 SBC 350 has less hp/torque than a 5.3 (325ci) and weight about 100lbs lighter. http://www.car-parts.com is a good search engine but you need to know the model and year of the vehicle you want the motor out of...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Floral city hull opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Floral city hull opinions

Everyone I have ridden in except one rode hard on the nose.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Strickly Redfish Boat
Replies: 27
Views: 2555

Re: Strickly Redfish Boat

No not fat but like when I was a kid they called me "husky" lol.
Which I took to mean well built, sturdy but with a little extra weight.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0470-13 help
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: 0470-13 help

Get with GMAC 76 he wont steer you wrong.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Strickly Redfish Boat
Replies: 27
Views: 2555

Re: Strickly Redfish Boat

Streamline is Doug Hamant, he is building hulls up our way. He does great work. I saw one of his hulls at buddies place Circle S manufacturing and was impress with the work, but who knows one got one eye and don't see well with it, lol. If your looking for a new hull it would be worth talking to him...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: JB Airboats Thread-In Transom Plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: JB Airboats Thread-In Transom Plugs

Not sure what they use but what about a One way flapper plug. we used to use them in our race boats.
Sometimes referred to as a duck-bill plug. Moeller 61550

Just a thought.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Strickly Redfish Boat
Replies: 27
Views: 2555

Re: Strickly Redfish Boat

I am with Barhopper I will never have a saltwater boat without poly and been down the fiberglass route. Got a buddy C1gator his like his fiberglass and he works it hard. To me if you build a glass boat to handle the rock and bars it is just to heavy. If I was going to use glass for saltwater it woul...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Strickly Redfish Boat
Replies: 27
Views: 2555

Re: Strickly Redfish Boat

We run and fish from Yankee town to north of cedar key. Most of the area is very rocky. I run a 14' x 7-6 alumitec with 18" sides 5.3 with a 2.68 stinger and 79" 3 bld R. Been fish with it for 9 years. Had a 15' rivermaster for 4 years but beat it to pieces. Started with a DD caddy on the ...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Reduction unit
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Reduction unit

Swamp I got rid of all my caddy parts but have restocked with LS parts Got a ton of stock parts that have come from upgraded ls motor ove the last few years for friend. Found 1 472 crank in my shed but the thrust face was gone. Had 4 complete motor for a while 2 472's and 2 500's and an extra crank ...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Reduction unit
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Reduction unit

Yep had a Direct drive .020 472 on a 14' alumitec and SS rigging, ran it hard for almost 10 years. Went almost everywhere I wanted to go. Parts in good shape got difficult to find and expensive. And it will feel heavy and sluggish in the rear of the boat unlike and aircaft motor which will have a sp...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: TURBINE AIRBOAT
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

Re: TURBINE AIRBOAT

Way back there was a few pics of a small red boat with a turbine on it. Go t the gallery and do a search "turbine" there are 3 pics of it. cool little boat.
Also a pic or two of a very nice looking lady of the boat.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: wrong prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: wrong prop

I may have missed it above But: DD = Left-handed rotation Belt drive = left-hand rotation Gear drive = right-hand So what rotation is your super snapper? Also someone above mention they ran a 72x38 wood prop on a 350 dd he did not say but it was probably a stick prop (narrow blade) I ran a 72 x38 on...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 200
Views: 19809

Re: Redfish Reports

We fished Sat and Sun up north. Went up close to cedar key and found very clear water. Did very well couple of small snook, one 21" flounder, a bunch of trout from very small to 20" and a good number of mid slot reds 20-25". Sun we went north and a buddy went south we caught fish hard...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 200
Views: 19809

Re: Redfish Reports

Nice looks like the fishing is just getting better.
Can't wait headed out tomorrow myself.
Did you fish out of the waccassasa or out of yankeetown?
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Rigging, how far forward can I go?
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Rigging, how far forward can I go?

It it were me I would not move it any farther forward. I would just add a platform for there feet flush with the deck, it will give you usable space. And if I need the weight farther forward I would look into moving my tank. As SH45 said adding a longer adapter may add a little push but it will also...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: BBC Headers from Alumitec
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: BBC Headers from Alumitec

Yep very good service. They have built 3 sets for me. Last set I asked for a few specific thing to be done. Brad did just what I asked and the additional charge was minimal.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Holley Dominator Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: Holley Dominator Questions

Diggin can you use something like HP tuners to modify MEFI setup you have that software with credits is around 600.00? CMB, we did not use the Fuel pump power supply (green wire) either. We tried it but it was making fuel pressure fluctuate, I believe ECU has to read fuel pressure for it to work pro...

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