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by One Eyed Gator
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: ISO single lhr r blade , 3 blade hub
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: ISO single lhr r blade , 3 blade hub

Remember prop tip weights have to match or they need to be rebalanced
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 15x7 engine choice
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: 15x7 engine choice

With a 7' wide hull you don't have a lot of flat planning bottom and add to that the weight of BBC. Gaining 25-50 is great but losing weight would be better. BBC with iron heads is around 700lbs or more, aluminum ls 425lbs. Dropping 250lbs off the back of an airboat is huge specially with a narrow r...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Does the dark side really have cookies????
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Does the dark side really have cookies????

Yes If you do some research there a lot of budget option for building a reliable motor. A lot of stock bottom end (SBE) motors running on airboats. LS1 tech Pirate 4x4 (the tech garage second) Hotrod, richard holdener, Junk yard search engine www.car-parts.com just need to know what the motor you wa...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: ma5 carb lean out cable
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: ma5 carb lean out cable

I am sure any of the airboat shops would have one or try https://midwestcontrol.com/shop/
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: gear reduction
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: gear reduction

What he said. ^^^ Better be built correctly for more RPM then originally intended or it will not last long. If built right 1.77, 2.00, 2.09 or even 2.38. Cad Company and MTS (www.500cid.com) they have some basic information that can give you some insight. If you do have work do make sure the shop kn...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Another 500 DD
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Another 500 DD

Swamp, I believe when it comes to woody's (fixed pitch ) it is Diameter, bolt pattern and the pitch number which is how far the prop moves forward it 1 turn with no slippage if am not mistaken. Remember props do bad thing when get close to the speed of sound so be careful just stating max rpm. They ...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat run dry better with motor forward or back?
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Boat run dry better with motor forward or back?

There are a lot of variables when you go switching hulls and riggings to start making apples to apples comparison. My 2 cents would be motor as low as possible, prop back close transom (you used to see 3, 4, 5 and 6" prop adapters) to allow motor to be a little farther forward with prop still back b...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Another 500 DD
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Another 500 DD

Welcome to the addiction That is a big boat for a DD but a lot of mullet fisherman is the gulf ran big boats with caddys I had a 15' x7-6 rivermaster with a 472 caddy bored .020 over and a few other upgrades always ran good Well there are 3 main prop manufacturers Sensenich Whirlwind Waterwalker All...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: gotta rebuild
Replies: 42
Views: 961

Re: gotta rebuild

Radtech sent you a PM I run the gulf the majority of the time and have not had any issues. I do run a carb not EFI but that is going to change it the near future. I did put together an EFI boat for a buddy and it has been n the water for over 2 years. It runs the gulf as well. With an iron block ls ...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: gotta rebuild
Replies: 42
Views: 961

Re: gotta rebuild

I ran a DD caddy for many years did great. Even rebuilt it and ran it again for a few more years. Sold it to a guys in Louisiana and it is still running today. Now it certainly wasn't a branch motor, but it did run very well. Not that I wouldn't used buddy I just like do stuff myself. There is a guy...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 268
Views: 38937

Re: Redfish Reports

Went the last 2 sat. 2 weeks ago was very slow did hook a big tarpon back at the tree line, that lasted all on 5 seconds lol. Caught a few dinky reds. This past sat water is still dark as black coffee. We work the bars and points caught a few small snook, 1 29.5" and 1 20' red and a few nice sheephe...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Big Block Radiator.... Diamondbacks
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Re: Big Block Radiator.... Diamondbacks

I would be willing to bet Cary Eide can make you a custom radiator to fitand less expensive.
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by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Asking for opinions here
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Asking for opinions here

Rich, Check out LS1tech.com Pirate4x4 the tech garage section I hate to says this but facebook Richard Holdener has done a bunch of testing with different combo's site Hot Rod has has tested 20 intakes and for what we do RPM wise the TBSS inake while ugly works very well up to about 5500rpm If your ...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Asking for opinions here
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Asking for opinions here

I have put together 4 ls boat only 1 is EFI other 3 are carbed. All run great with somewhere around 400hp. They are all heavy gulf fishing rigs. 2 are 2.68 2 are 2.55 all have 80" 3 blade setup. both the 2.55 run Maximus blades not fast but push like a dozer. the 2.68 are both R blades great across ...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New and Searching for the right place
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: New and Searching for the right place

Look up Captain Dave Markett he has a facedbook page I believe he just put another customer on a big gator.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Need help figurung out what egine I have
Replies: 24
Views: 1844

Re: Need help figurung out what egine I have

Under the aircraft section of this forum there are 0470 manuals.

Be sure you understand how the mags work before you mess the the prop by hand.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LSX Based on 6.0
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: LSX Based on 6.0

Call Whirlwind and see what they say always heard they have great custom service.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LSX Based on 6.0
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: LSX Based on 6.0

I run a 6.0 with a similar cam (more duration slightly less lift) and a little more compression. I have a 2.68 box and turn a 79.5 3 bld R 5400 set on mark 3. I have never run a whirlwind blade so not sure how they compare. I did set up a stock 6.0 with a 2.55 ratio 80' 3 bld and it runs great as we...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Help Staying on plane. LS2 6.0, rotator 2.37, 80" Sensinich R
Replies: 13
Views: 1985

Re: Help Staying on plane. LS2 6.0, rotator 2.37, 80" Sensinich R

Sounds like the round sided airgator hull. Very narrow running bottom but a beast on the hill. I helped a buddy built a similar hull with 5.3 2.55 box and 80" maximus blades. It will run across anything but takes about 3800 or 4000 to be on plane if we are loaded down for fishing the gulf for a day....
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Water Walker Blades in a Sensenich hub
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Water Walker Blades in a Sensenich hub

I ran Sensenich R blades in a WW hub.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Coolant Burp
Replies: 26
Views: 2241

Re: Engine Coolant Burp

Send me a PM with your number and I will text you a few when I get home.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Coolant Burp
Replies: 26
Views: 2241

Re: Engine Coolant Burp

If your motor is using the 4 corner steam vent setup as early stock LS take the hose off the steam vent tube and fill it till you get water out of the tube. If it is blocked un-bolt the plug and do the same thing. I also added a piece SS tune inline with a fitting welded to it. It is the highest poi...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New prop help
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: New prop help

My old boss had a mild 454 (cam and work to stock heads) on a 15x8 alumitec, he turned a 80'" 3 blade K with a CH3 2:1 prop was set at 2. He had to run it 38-4000 to keep it on plane. Had 1/2 poly heavy rigging and cage live wells. Always seemed to struggle. Superwides are designed to turn slow usin...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Borg- Warner gear box
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Borg- Warner gear box

Looks similar to a Bill Roberts box to me.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Fuel pressure drop at 180
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Fuel pressure drop at 180

Maybe PCM runs a different thermostat. I thought stock LSA thermostat was 190 degrees. Codes are for adaptive learn and closed loop. Some systems will not run in closed loop without the motor being at the correct temp. Could be sensor or voltage or ground to sensor. Also if it is running learn it wi...

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